It’s the Haunting Season…..BOO!

It’s the Haunting Season…..BOO!

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  • 12 September,2017

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(Updated 9/12/17).

Let’s talk Haunted Houses, Trails, Hayrides, Parks and More!  The darkness and shadows, the noises and smells, things that go ‘bump’ in the night, lights flickering on and off and your screams are what you can find during Haunting Season.  Here are some Haunted Attractions to check out in Northeast WI.

You will have to follow the link to find out more on each one.  There are so many attractions in our area, that adding all the details would have made this 8 pages long.   If I did miss any Haunts, please let me know.  The following list is in alphabetical order.

#hauntedactivities #newactivities #scaryfun  #screamsforeveryone  #frightnights

****  These Haunted Attractions are NOT for the little ones!  Child friendly haunts will be on a different post.   ****



Address:  Appleton North High School,  5000 North Ballard Rd.,  Appleton

Dates: October 27 & 28     Times: 1pm-4pm and 6pm-11pm both days

Cost:  $7.00/adults     $5.00 for Children under 12yrs.



Address:  500 N. Lake St., Neenah, WI

Dates:  Sept. 23, 29 & 30 and October 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28 and Nov. 3 & 4 from 7pm-11:30pm and October 22, 26, 29 from 7pm -10pm

Times:  Ticket Lines open 6:45pm all nights.        Cost:  Visit Website for more info.



Address:  N10450 Camp 5 Rd., Crivitz, WI

Dates:  October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28     Times:  7pm-10pm

Cost:  $5.00/person



Address:  915 Tapawingo Rd., Mishicot, WI

Dates:  October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29        Cost: $14.00/ticket

Time: 7pm-11pm



Address:  Ledgeview Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd.,  Chilton, WI

Dates:  October 20th & 21st        Cost:  $8.00/person (18 & older)  $6.00/person (17 & younger)

Time:  Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm  and Saturday 4:30pm-8:30pm




Address:  149 North Wood Ave., Peshtigo, WI

Dates:  October 7th & 21st      Times:  7pm-10:30pm

Cost:  Free, with a donation of a canned food item which will be donated to the Peshtigo Food Pantry!



Address:  N11818 Cedar Rd.,  Birnamwood, WI

Dates:  TBA Soon!     Times:  7pm-11pm     Cost:  $5.00/person



Address:  2024 N. 15th St. in Sheboygan

Dates:  October 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, 26-31

Time:  7pm-10pm          Cost:  $15.00 (there are lots of specials, so be sure to check the website for more info)



Address: 417 Pine St., Green Bay

Dates/Time: October 5-8, 11-15, 18-22 and 25-30 at 7pm

Cost: starting at $20.00



Address:  Beja Shriners,  1950 Bond St.,  Green Bay

Dates:  September 29-30 and October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Time:  Thursdays 7pm-10pm, Friday/Saturday 7pm-11pm

Cost:  $20.00 General Admission




Address:  Memorial Park at 1131 Tullar Road in Neenah

Dates:  October 6th & 7th         Time:  7pm-10pm          Cost:  $5.00/person



Address:  Hatten Park,  Werner Allen Rd.,  New London

Dates:  October 27th      Time:  7pm-9pm        Cost:  $3.00/person



Address: Hickory Hills Country Club, W3095 Hickory Hills Road in Chilton.

Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Times: 6:30pm – 9:30pm     Cost: $12.00 Adults and $6.00 Students 16 and under



Address:  Cavanaugh’s Carriages,  3910 Fairview Rd.,  Neenah

Dates:  September 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Time:  6pm-10pm          Cost:  $10.00/person  and $5.00 for 11yrs. and under



Address:  N3762 Maple Grove Rd in Weyauwega

Dates:  October 13th thru October 31st              Cost:  At will Donation!

Times:  Monday- Thursday 7:00- 9:00pm,  Friday, Saturday 7:00- 10:00pm
Sunday 7:00- 9:00pm



Address: Pickett Steam Club Grounds, W9975 Olden Road in Pickett.

Dates:  TBA Soon!              Times:  7pm – 11pm

Cost:  $7.00 per person and Children 10 and under that are not afraid of haunted houses are free.




Address:  Quietwoods South Camping Resort,  9245 Lovers Lane,  Brussels

Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Times:  Fridays 7pm-10pm and Saturdays 5:30pm-10pm

Cost: $10.00/person General Admission.



Address:  The Millstone of Iola Mills,  300 N. Main St.,  Iola, WI

Dates:  TBA Soon!       Time:  7pm-11pm

Cost:  $7.00/adults



Address:  Wisconsin Maritime Museum,  75 Maritime Dr.,  Manitowoc

Dates:  October 27th & 28th        Times:  7pm-11pm          Cost:  $5.00/person



Address: Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis St. in Kewaunee, WI

Dates:  October 27 & 28       Times:  8pm-10pm       Cost: $5.00/person



Address:  N5589 County Rd E, DePere

Dates:  October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Time:  7pm-10:30pm          Cost:  $15.00/person



Address:  Neenah’s Old City Garage,  333 W. Cecil St.,  Neenah

Dates:  October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28

Times:  6:30pm-10pm          Cost:  $10.00/person


👻 PANIC CHAMBERS HOTEL at Annie’s Campground

Address:  W12505 Roosevelt Road,  Gresham

Dates:  September 29-30 and October 1, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28  from 7pm-11pm

Cost:  $13.00/person



Address: N4167 County D,  Pella, WI

Dates: TBA Soon!          Times: 6pm-9pm

Cost:  Free Will Donations Appreciated



Address:  8246 County Rd. S in Sobieski

Dates/Times:  September 30, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28    7pm-11pm

October 5, 12, 19, 26 and 31    7pm-10pm

Cost: $15.00/person



Address:  1206 25th St.,  Two Rivers

Dates: September 23, 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 from 8pm-12am

Cost (cash only):  $15.00/person          


👻 SPLATTER HAUS presents: Hell World Haunted House

Address: 1202 S. Wildwood Ave., Sheboygan

Dates:  September 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Time: 6:30pm-12am          Cost:  General Admission is $10.00



Address: National Railroad Museum,  2285 S Broadway,  Green Bay

Dates/Times:  September 22, 23, 29 & 30 and October 19 and 30: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and Halloween Night: 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

October 15, 22, 25, 26 & 29: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

November 3 & 4: BLACKOUT, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Cost:  Please check the website for all the details.



Address:  4295 County Hwy J,  Oconto, WI

Dates:  October  7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27

Times:  7pm-11pm          Cost: $12.00/person



Address:  The old grocery store, 100 W. Reed St., Wittenberg

Dates: TBA Soon     Time: 7pm-11pm     Cost: $6.00/person



Address:  Commando Paintball Sports,  2055 West Frontier Rd.,  Little Suamico

Dates:  October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Time:  7pm-11:30pm          Cost:  Find different package costs on their Website.


** Misery Haunted House moved from Little Chute, WI to Berlin, WI



Princess My Party

Princess My Party

  • Posted by: admin
  • 11 September,2017

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Imagine being a kid and you get to meet and hang out with your favorite superhero, princess or character! Now imagine the priceless joy that he or she will feel in that moment.  Princess My Party makes that happen for kids everyday!

Here are 5 things you should know about “Princess My Party”

👑1.)  It’s Not Just About Princesses! Don’t let the name fool you, they have over 100 lifelike characters to choose from! Princesses, Superheroes, Characters and Mascots, Oh my! Looking for Princess Jasmine or Cinderella? They have it.  Need Batman or Wonder Woman? They have it. Need a Ninja Turtle, Dora or Pup Patrol? They have it.  Check out all their options right here!

👑2.)  Princess My Party is a Non Profit Organization!  A portion of all proceeds from each event goes back to different children’s organizations like Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Make A Wish Foundation, St. Baldrick’s Organization and several more! In 2016, they had over 1,000 volunteer hours where they provided charitable performances for children. How Amazing is that?

👑3.)  They Can Do It All! Princess My Party is located in Fond du Lac and will travel up to 100 miles from their home office, so you can be confident your area is covered! These character entertainers will sing, perform, host games, face paint, tell stories, make balloon animals and more!  They will create a magical experience that is priceless and memories children will remember forever!

👑4.) Availability! They have over 40 cast members and are available for Birthday Parties, School Events, Church Picnics, Fundraisers/Benefits, Community Festivals, Small to Large Company Events and more! If you have an event, there is a character that would fit right in!

👑5.) Upcoming Events!  There are several upcoming events in Northeast WI that you should get tickets for.  Find all the details here.

So, when you need something fun & different for your next party or event, contact Princess My Party!  Find out even more on their Facebook Page or their Website!

Fall Into Autumn!

Fall Into Autumn!

  • Posted by: admin
  • 01 September,2017

  • 19

We are falling into the Autumn Season!  The days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to change and the mornings will grow chilly as the summer season fades away and the kids go back to school.  As fall approaches, there is a new variety of activities and events to enjoy.  Here’s a few fun ideas to add to your list of things to do this Fall.


  1. 🍂 Go Apple Pickin’
  2. 🍂 Corn Mazes are open and ready for you to get lost!
  3. 🍂 Paint, Craft & Make Art! It’s a great time to Get Creative!
  4. 🍂 Take a Drive and see the Fall Foliage! Fall is beautiful around our area!
  5. 🍂 Visit a Zoo one more time this year!
  6. 🍂 On the rainy days, take the kids to a Roller Rink and get your skate on!
  7. 🍂 Take a Walk or Bike Ride on the 83 miles of the Mountain Bay Trail or 20 miles of the Fox River Trail.  #getintonature
  8. 🍂 Experience one of the many Fall Festivals that are happening in our area.  Every weekend there is a new one, just check our calendar.
  9. 🍂 Lambeau Field Tours in Green Bay are a must do!
  10. 🍂 Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay is free and educational and don’t forget to bring a little money to buy corn and feed the ducks and geese.
  11. 🍂 Badger Sports Park in Appleton offers lots of fun all year.
  12. 🍂 Plan a trip around Marinette County to see the 12 different Waterfalls!
  13. 🍂 Check out your Local Parks.  You could visit a new park every weekend.  The kids would love it
  14. 🍂 It is Harvest season at the Wineries around our area, a great time to take a tour and try a few samples.
  15. 🍂 Take those kids to Try Hockey For Free!
  16. 🍂 Have a Laugh at Comedy City in DePere, Skyline Comedy Cafe in Appleton or Backlot Comedy House in Oshkosh.
  17. 🍂 There are Nature Centers all over Northeast WI just waiting for you to walk their trails and learn more about the environment and critters.
  18. 🍂 Find out about the stars in our skies at Barlow Planetarium in Menasha.
  19. 🍂 Museums are everywhere and are a great educational experience!
  20. 🍂 Pick the perfect pumpkin at a Pumpkin Patch in our area.  pumpkin patch.
  21. 🍂 Halloween is just around the corner, find your trick or treat time on our site! (List is being worked on and will be up soon).
  22. 🍂 It is Football Season,  watch a local high school, college or NFL team throw around the pig skin.
  23. 🍂 Tour a Local Brewery and sample the beers!
  24. 🍂 There is most likely an Oktoberfest near you.  Try the great food and beer and bring a friend!
  25. 🍂 Looking to buy something unique?  There are Craft Shows everywhere with great items for sale.
  26. 🍂 Gamblers Hockey starts, find their schedule here.
  27. 🍂 Now is a great time to take a family photo for the upcoming Holiday Cards!
  28. 🍂 The Performing Arts Season is opening at many local theaters and the upcoming shows are going to be Amazing! Check out the Weidner Center shows in Green Bay, the Fox Cities Performing Arts shows in Appleton, the Grand Opera House shows in Oshkosh or the Capitol Civic Centre shows in Manitowoc.
  29. 🍂 Spend a day Antiquing and find that perfect priceless treasure.
  30. 🍂 Collect Food for your local food pantries or food banks.
  31. 🍂 Get Scared at one of the several Haunted Houses or Trails in our area. (Blog will be updated and posted by September 15th)
  32. 🍂 Just Netflix and chill on the colder Autumn nights.
  33. 🍂 Take the kids and enjoy Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan.
  34. 🍂 Cheer on the runners for the Fox Cities Marathon.
  35. 🍂 Take part in a Turkey Trot in November.
  36. 🍂 Take some time and decorate for fall, pinterest will give you thousands of awesome ideas.

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Fun!

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Fun!

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  • 30 August,2017

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With Fall upon us, what better way to enjoy the season than to visit Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches? Most farms include extras like Hayrides and Kids Activity Areas and are inexpensive ways to create priceless memories with your families. Here is our list of area farms (in alphabetical order) in Northeast WI that offer great Fall Family Fun!

🎃 AUTUMN ACRES – SCHAIRER’S FARM,  194 Western Ave, Birnamwood, WI  715-573-8397

September 9th til October 31st

Hours:  Friday – Noon-7pm,    Saturday – 10-6pm,   Sunday – 11-6pm

We invite you to come on out and make memories with your family.  Pick some pumpkins, take a wagon ride, get lost in the corn maze and enjoy the outdoors.


🎃 BERGESON’S FARM   N3166 Jandt Rd, Peshtigo    715-789-2664

Opening October 7th thru October 29th.  9am-4pm on Weekends.

Enjoy a Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch and try the Corn Maze while you are there.


🎃 BERRYLAND,  (East Frontage Rd.) 5687 Steinkraus Ln, Abrams  920-826-7297

Opening September 23rd thru October 31st. 9am-5:30pm everyday. Kid friendly Haunted Hayrides and more 10am-4pm Weekends.

Enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, Child Friendly Haunted Hayrides, Munchkin Maze, Ducky Derby, Pony Hops, Face Painting, Giant Bale Fort, Corn Box, Game Tent  and Lots of Fall Fun.


🎃 BLASER’S ACRES, 2556 School Lane, Suamico  920-655-0483

Opening Date September 16th thru October 31st from 8am-6pm.

They feature a corn maze that the entire family can enjoy, kids activities and so much more.

Find Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, all the freshest Fall items for sale as well.


🎃 CAVANAUGH’S FALL FAMILY FUN3910 W. Fairview Rd. Neenah  920-836-2013

Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am-4pm

Hayride through woods, pet the animals, pick a pumpkin from the patch, $8 per person and children 2 and under free.


🎃 CORNY ACRES,  W7826 Nejedlo Rd, Wausaukee    715-856-5436

Opening Date is September 9th and open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm

They have a Corn Maze, a Pumpkin Patch and more.


🎃 CUFF FARMS,  N2299 Ledge Hill Rd, Hortonville    920-779-4788

Open September 23rd thru October 29th.  Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-5pm.

Offering a “Pumpkin Picking” ride to the field to pick a pumpkin of your choice, mini pumpkins, gourds, and colored corn. Or purchase our pumpkins and fall products from our shed. Enjoy our round-bale climbing area, a straw-bale maze, a sorghum grass maze, a straw catepillar, and a straw slide. Family fun for everyone!


🎃 DELZER’S PUMPKIN FARM, 9581 Delzer Circle, Oconto Falls, WI   920-848-8394

September 30th – October 29th  from 11pm-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Activities Include:  Haunted Hayrides, Halloween Corn Maze, Animal Zoo, Foods & Crafts, Haunted Granary, Face Painting and More.   $5 / Ticket – Includes 4 Activites.


🎃 GROCHE ORGANIC FARMS  5463 Lade Beach Rd., Little Suamico  920-412-1869

Opening September 16th thru Ocotober 29th Fridays: 3pm-6pm, Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-6pm

Along with the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, enjoy the Farm Funland of Duck races, Pumpkin bowling and checkers and so much more!


🎃 HIDDEN STREAM FARM FALL FESTIVAL1117 Planeview Dr., Oshkosh, WI           920-420-9973

Fridays through Sundays from 11:30 am until 6:00pm, September 16th thru October 29th.

There is no admission fee so you can visit Hidden Stream Farm as much as you like. There is plenty to do when you get here but some activities do require the purchase of tickets or a wristband. The activities are very reasonable, and a family can spend the whole day without breaking the bank.We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and have a nice old fashioned family outing.


🎃 THE LITTLE FARMER,  N9438 Hwy 151, Malone, WI   920-921-4784

Opening Date – September 9th through October 29th from 10am-6pm.

From September through October, catch a tractor pulled hay ride to the patches on Saturday and Sunday. This wagon runs from 12pm to 4pm (weather permitting and there is a fee).  There is a playground for small children and toddlers (50 cents charge per person). You can find a straw mountain, a straw maze, a trike path for little tykes on trikes, swings and teepees.

There is also a Corn Maze on a little over 2 acres. It is $2.75 per person. Make sure to check out the Barnyard full of fun little animals. Goats, chickens, cattle and more.


🎃 MEUER FARM, N2564 US Hwy 151, Chilton, WI   920-418-2676

The fun happens September 8th thru October 31st.

Monday thru Thursday            12:00 pm –   6:00 pm   ticket sales end at 5:30 pm.
Friday                                           10:00 am – 10:00 pm   ticket sales end at 10 pm.
Saturday                                      10:00 am – 10:00 pm   ticket sales end at 10 pm.
Sunday                                         10:00 am  –  6:00 pm   ticket sales end at 5:30 pm.

This farm has everything including a Corn Maze, a 45 minute Hayride, Kids Activity Area, 80′ Tube Slide, Duck Races, Corn Box, Straw Fort, Animal Area, Corn Cannons, a Pick your own Pumpkin Patch and Farm Store.

Find ticket prices, details of special weekends and more info on their website.


🎃 MULBERRY LANE FARMS,  W3190 County Rd. B, Hilbert, WI 920-989-3130

September 23rd thru October 31st. Open Everday – Mon thru Fri from 10am-3pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9:30am-4pm.

Guests are invited to the pumpkin patch to pick their own FREE pumpkin! Farmer Pat LOVES taking guests out on the hayride. The hay wagon pulled by the farm’s tractor takes you to the back of the farm. Keep your eyes open as you circle around the pasture where you may see cattle, ponies and horses grazing. You will also have a chance to Milk a Cow, Catch a Chicken, Kiss a Pig, Cuddle a Kitten, Hand feed Goats and Sheep and Ride a Pony.  Don’t forget to visit the Farm Concession Stand.


🎃 PETER’S PUMPKIN PATCH  N181 State Hwy 55, Kaukauna  920-243-8411

Opening September 16th through October 31st.  Monday – Friday from 12pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am-8pm.

Pick your own Pumpkins or Pre-picked available.


🎃 POLLY’S PUMPKIN PATCH, N4367 Hwy 57, Chilton, WI   920-849-4819

Opening daily on September 8th til October 30th.

Mon-Thurs 10 am-4 pm,  Friday, 10am -10 pm,  Saturday 8:30 am-10pm,
Sunday 8:30am- 4 pm.

Have a fun filled day with the Corn Maze, the Free Family Fun Center, Polly’s Pets, Hillbilly Downs, Wagon Rides, Food, Corn Cannons and More!  See all the info on times and admission rates on their website.


🎃 PORTER’S PATCH, W4314 State Hwy. 156, Bonduel, WI   715-758-8162

FARMTOBERFEST…..our Fall Family Farm Fun Adventure is every weekend, September 16th thru October 29th from 11am to 4pm, weather permitting.  You have plenty of options for the kids and family with a Corn Maze, pumpkin painting, Wagon Hay Rides, Corn Cob Chuck, Scarecrow Making, the Farm store and so much more.


🎃 SCHOPF’S DAIRYVIEW FARM, 5169 County Rd. I, Sturgeon Bay, WI  920-743-9779

Open daily in season – 10 am – 4 pm.  August 18th til October 31st. (Rain or Shine)

Enjoy the Dairy View Corn Maze each year usually from late summer through the end of October…   Within the maze there are three optional games… plus a special small tot’s section, all based on finding specific locations shown on the maze map. Uniquely shaped paper punches await the players at each of the destination points. Players are expected to find all of the stations and punch their cards as proof of completing the maze games. Some players even compete against the clock. You can also go on a Dairy Tour and eat Homemade Ice Cream.

Admission… Tickets are $7 per person, children 3 and under are free.


🎃 SUNNY ACRES FARM,    4759 Cty Hwy GG, Oshkosh, WI   920-582-7146

September 2nd – October 31st  everyday from 10am-6pm

Pumpkins, corn maze, farmstand and lots of kid activities.


🎃 TURNER’S FRESH MARKET  E208 State Rd. 54, Waupaca      715-258-3355

Open September 23rd thru October 28th  Saturdays 10am-5pm.

Fall Activities on the Farm include a Corn Maze, Kids Games, Barrel Train Rides, Hay Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Bale Maze, Pumpkin Decorating and more. Don’t forget to get some Apple Cider and Caramel Apples.


🎃 WILFERT FARMS 7528 Manitou Dr, Two Rivers   920-683-3264

Dates and Times to be announced yet!

You can pick your own or select from a large assortment of decorative, jack-0-lantern, pie, or white pumpkins that have already been picked.

In addition we offer colored corn, corn stalks, and gourds for all your fall    decorating needs.


Another just outside of the area I cover is:

**Zedland Farm in Lomira, WI


Apple Pickin’ Orchards

Apple Pickin’ Orchards

  • Posted by: admin
  • 21 August,2017

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The leaves will start turning and the air will become a little more brisk, signaling the change of seasons from Summer to Fall.  Whether you want to go apple picking, sip warm apple cider or even decorate some caramel apples, there’s an Apple Orchard for you and your family!  My list focuses on the Pick your own Orchards but make sure that you take a moment while picking those apples and enjoy the scenery around you and take in the Autumn adventures you are having.  These great events, like Apple Pickin’, lead to lasting memories!

Call ahead before you visit your Orchard to ensure that it is Open.  Many vary in hours due to staff, weather and product availability.


🍎 Oneida Nation Apple Orchard 

Address/Phone: 3976 W. Mason St., Green Bay, WI      920.869.2468


The Apple Orchard has 30 acres of original orchard and an additional 10 acres of new orchard, which now totals approximately 4,000 trees. The majority of the apples are McIntosh, Cortlands, and Honey Golds with twenty other varieties also available. There is also a wide variety of fresh produce products such as: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweetcorn, squash and pumpkins.  Pick your own apples starts the Tuesday, September 5th, 2017!


🍎 Christensen’s Orchard

Address/Phone: N4513 E. Ware Rd., Waupaca, WI 54981     715-258-0627


Open 10am – 6pm daily, mid September thru at least mid – November. Apple orchard and retail shop. Fresh picked apples, natural apple cider, caramel apples, jams and jellies, maple and fruit syrups, honey, pumpkins, squash, gourds, corn shocks. McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Honeygold, Empire, Macoun and Wolf River. Call for variety ripeness.


🍎 Choice Orchards

Address/Phone: 4594 County Rd. HH, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235       920-743-8980


Mid September through Mid October, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week.  Join us in our orchard and pick your own apples! In our market we have 20 varieties of already picked apples.  We also have cider, jams, jellies, caramel apples, and cookbooks for you to enjoy.


🍎 Star Orchard

Address/Phone: 253 County Rd. CE, Kaukauna, WI 54130           920-759-9294


Star Orchard offers a wide variety of “Pick Your Own” Apples and will Early September. You can pick to your heart’s desire. For those of you more interested in eating than picking, visit our retail store for pre-picked apples.  In addition to apples, our salesroom has honey, jams, jellies, salsa, salad dressings, mustards, maple syrup, and caramel apple toppings. This year we have added popcorn from End-of-the-Trail Candy Shoppe and dip mixes. Our bird population has inspired us to make bird seed available also.  We often have cider and caramel apples – first come, first served!


🍎 Heritage Orchard

Address/Phone: N2963 Lake Shore Dr., Chilton, WI      920-849-2158


The Orchard is open every day from 9am to 5pm beginning September 1st through October 30th.  Pets are welcome in the orchard on a leash and accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed in the Farm Market.  The orchard is a great place for families to enjoy the crisp, colorful days of fall. Growing apples has always been our main focus. Raised for quality – harvested for peak flavor and crispness – sold fresh at affordable prices. Pick your own or choose your favorite from 20 different varieties in our farm market. Free samples are always available.


🍎 Pleasant View Orchard

Address/Phone:  W6050 Chapman Rd., Niagara, WI    715-927-2450


Pleasant View Orchard is a family run orchard, dedicated to providing high quality apples to the local market.  Pick your own or head into the new retail shop and find pies, breads, cookies, cinnatwists and caramel apples. Opens early September.


🍎 Everflow Farm and Orchard

Address/Phone: W3945 Landstad Rd., Bonduel, WI   715-758-8366


They have a little bit of everything. Toward the end of summer, the apples will be ready for picking!  Before you know it, they will be selling asparagus, beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, honey, farm fresh eggs and more available!


🍎 Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard

Address/Phone:  W3694 Wege Rd., Appleton, WI    920-734-0780

A wide variety of apples are always available in store or pick your own.  The type of apples will vary, depending upon the time of season.
There are also jams, caramel apples, honey, maple syrup, cider and so much more available in the store. Opens early September.

🍎 Apple Valley Orchard


Address/Phone:  1670 Mar-El Rd., DePere, WI  54115   920-336-0667
Opens Early September for the season!

Rain or shine, picking your own apples is always the best way to go. Bring out the kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews. We have 18 varieties of apples to choose from at Apple Valley Orchard LLC. You and your family will have a blast and go home with a bushel of fresh, juicy apples to nosh on. Enjoy our orchard on both weekend and weekdays. On weekends, jump aboard one of our trams to bring you out to the orchard.



🍎 Hillside Apples

Address/Phone:  E2237 Hwy 54, Casco, WI    920-837-7440


We grow about 30 different varieties of apples, pears, pumpkins & squash. When you come to pick, you may walk or drive your car into the orchard with your family. Bring a picnic and enjoy the farmland and our beautiful orchard. Do something fun on your day at the orchard! On weekends in September and October, you may enjoy a free wagon ride to and from the orchard and pumpkin patch. This is what family memories are made of! This is what your children will remember when they grow up! Opens early September.



🍎 Bauer’s Apple Shed

Address/Phone:  W7763 Wisconsin Ave., Hortonville, WI    920-757-6187


There are  presently over 300 trees of all sizes and 15 varieties.  Head to the website to find out what varieties are presently ripe and ready for picking.  Feel free to bring your families and cameras out and enjoy an apple picking experience.  The sales room in the Apple Shed sells Apples, Jams, Honey,  Apple syrup, Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds are available. Open early September.



🍎 Lautenbach’s Orchard

Address/Phone:  9197 Hwy 42, Fish Creek, WI     920-868-3749


Spend a crisp autumn day in our orchards picking a variety of fresh apples. Bags are provided and varieties include: Macintosh, Cortland, Jonagold, Honeygold, Gala and Macoun. (Picking is while supplies last).  Opens in September.





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Whether you spell it ‘Oktoberfest’ or ‘Octoberfest’, you can find a celebration somewhere in Northeast Wisconsin.  More than 40% of Wisconsin residents report that they are partly or fully German, which means this is the most common heritage in our state and we know how to celebrate it the right way.   So, grab your beer stein and let yourself enjoy the German brews, the sights of lederhosen, the smell of bratwurst and the sounds of the German musik at one of the following events!

(If there are any other Oktoberfest celebrations, just email me at with the details and I will add it! Thanks.)


🍺 Appleton Octoberfest – September 29th-30th.  Octoberfest weekend kicks off with License to Cruise, a classic car show on Friday night at 6pm. Complete with about 400 classic cars, live music and great food, you won’t want to miss one of Appleton’s largest car shows.

On Saturday, come to Appleton’s largest block party. Music starts as early as 9am, the full band line up is available on the music page. Arts and Crafts and the Family Fun area are also available at 9am.  And, don’t forget about all the great food booths; local not-for-profits put in a lot of time and hard work to raise money for their organizations during this one day event.


🍺 Crivitz Oktoberfest – September 16th from 11am-11pm.   German Food, Bier, Games & Live Musik! The Tapping of the Keg at 11:00am.  Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Weisswurst & Wieners from Pelkin’s Smokey Meat Market in Crivitz.  Domestic & German Imported Beers to try and enjoy.  For the kids….  Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Bouncy Houses, Face Painting & Much More!  And back by popular demand for the Adults…  Fraulein’s Beer Stein Race, Starken Mann Stein Hoistin Contest, Yodeling Contest, Sauerkruat Eating Contest.


🍺 Crooked Lake Oktoberfest – October 7th from 11am-11pm. There will be an outdoor craft market, free pumpkin decorating for the kids, free hayrides, minnow races for young and old, the traditional Beer Garden, Live music by Whitey and more.


🍺 Hortonville Oktoberfest – September 16th from 10am-7pm.  There will be live polka bands, vendor booths, American Legion Auxiliary bake sale, German style food and beer, apple pie eating contest, anything apple bakeoff, a scarecrow decorating contest, face painting by Carl Mann, kid’s petting zoo, inflatables for the kids, wagon rides and more. Local restaurants and the Hortonville Lions Club will feature ethic foods and beers for sale in the food court.


🍺 Kohler Falls Oktoberfest – September 8th-9th.  Enjoy a Sheepshead Tournament (a centuries-old European card game), a Cornhole Tournament, Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk, the Oktoberfest Beer Olympics and fun inflatables for the kids. Live German music and food complete the experience, with traditional instruments like flugel horns, Austrian oval tenor horns accordion and more.


🍺 Neenah – Lion’s Tail Oktoberfest – September 22nd & 23rd.  The event will be hosted on the brewery grounds in the shadows of Downtown Neenah’s Historic Clocktower and will feature live music including original music from some of the area’s best bands along with a couple traditional polka bands. There will be traditional festival games for you to compete against your friends and neighbors and a food court featuring some fall festival favorites from several local restaurants. But the star of the show will be the Oktoberfest Marzen Lager along with a selection of German-style draught beers brewed by Lion’s Tail and other local breweries. Plan on entering the Stein Holding contest and wear your traditional Oktoberfest garb to compete for the Best Dressed Award. The gates will open Friday 3pm and Saturday at Noon.


🍺 Oshkosh Oktoberfest – October 7th from 11am-11pm.  Come and enjoy great German music, German dancers, German food, and German Culture. Sign up for the 2K Bier Run or watch the Running of the Weiner Dogs.  If you are feeling competitive, then make sure to compete in the Oktoberfest Olympics.


🍺 Shawano Octoberfest – September 30th from 9am-4pm.  Free live music, Food, Crafts, Vendors, Kids activities and fun.


🍺 Oktoberfest in Sheboygan at Al & Al’s Stein Haus – October 6th-7th.  Every year, the family-owned restaurant hosts an incredible Oktoberfest celebration offering authentic German entertainment and brews and eats like bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerbraten, goulash and more. Saturday morning features the popular Wiener Dog Races, a fun costume and race contest that benefits the Humane Society, and the rest of the day is filled up with even more food and drink and some of the best entertainment around!

🍺 Waupaca Oktoberfest – September 1st from 4:30pm-9pm.  Tickets $10 in advance $12.50 at the door (includes beer and or wine sampling) available at Waupaca Area Chamber or from a Rotarian. 16 Craft beers to try. German food available on site.


National Night Out 2017

National Night Out 2017

” National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. ”

Here is our list of area communities that will be holding events for National Night Out on August 1st, 2017.


🔷** St. Paul Lutheran Ministries in Appleton from 4:30pm-8pm.

🔷** Lions Park in Grand Chute from 4pm-8pm

🔷** Vosters Park in Appleton from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Riverview Lutheran Church & School in Appleton from 5:30pm-8:30pm

🔷** Hatten Park in New London from 4:30pm-6:30pm

🔷** King Park in Sheboygan from 5pm-7:30pm

🔷** Greenville Lions Park in Greenville from 4:30pm-7pm

🔷** Kiwanis Park in New Holstein from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Hortonville – Hortonia Fire/EMS in Hortonville from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Marion Public Library in Marion from 5pm-9pm

🔷** Lindsay Park in Manawa from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Shiocton-Bovina Fire Dept. in Shiocton from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Willow Creek Park in Bellevue from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Washington Park in Two Rivers from 6pm-8pm

🔷** Throughout Ashwaubenon from 6pm-9pm.  Click here to see all 13 hosts!

🔷** Stephenson Island in Marinette from 4pm-9pm

🔷** City Hall in Oconto from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Peters Park in Brillion from 5pm-7pm

🔷** St. Anne Parish Church Grounds in Lena from 5pm-8pm

🔷** Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Park from 4pm-7pm

🔷** Mather Heights Park in Green Bay from 5pm-7pm

🔷** Village of Howard Fire Department in Howard from 5pm-7pm


Northeast WI Wineries

Northeast WI Wineries

It is the perfect season to stop at a local Winery.  Go for the informative tours and demonstrations or just for a casual day of wine tasting, then meet some of the winemakers and hear first hand their enthusiasm for what they do.  You can also enjoy one of the many events that our wineries host throughout the year.

Here is our list of Northeast WI Wineries.  If you know of any others, please email me the information at


Brown County

🍷** Captain’s Walk Winery in Green Bay.

🍷** Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery in Denmark.

🍷** Ledgestone Vineyards in Greenleaf.

🍷** Mona Rose Winery in Green Bay.

🍷** Trout Springs Winery in Greenleaf.



Calumet County

🍷** Quinney Estate Winery in Chilton.



Door County

🍷** Door 44 Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Door Peninsula Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor.

🍷** Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek.

🍷** Red Oak Vineyard & Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Stone’s Throw Winery in Egg Harbor.



Fond du Lac County

🍷** Vines & Rushes Winery in Ripon.



Kewaunee County

🍷** Cold Country Vines & Wines in Kewaunee.

🍷** Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery in Kewaunee.

🍷** Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma.



Manitowoc County

** None Found.



Marinette County

🍷** Falling Waters Winery in Crivitz.

🍷** Forgotten Fire Winery in Marinette.



Oconto County

🍷** Woodland Trail Winery in Lakewood.



Outagamie County

🍷** Kerrigan Brothers Winery in Freedom.



Shawano County

** None Found.



Sheboygan County

🍷** SoLu Estate Winery & Meadery in Cascade.



Waupaca County

** None Found.


Winnebago County

** None Found.

Get Creative! Paint, Craft & Make Art in 2017!

Get Creative! Paint, Craft & Make Art in 2017!

Have you explored your creative side lately?  There are so many options throughout Northeast WI to get in touch with your inner artist.  You may not think of yourself as creative, but we can all show our artistic flair in different ways.

There are several places that not only offer classes for Canvas Paintings but Jewelry Making, Mixed Media Creations, Pottery, Ceramics, Wood Sign Painting and so much more.  Many places have kids classes as well so you can help them enjoy their creative side.  There is no experience necessary and most classes are designed for beginners, but still engaging for all skill levels.  Just bring a sense of humor and an open mind and see where your creative side will take you.


🎨AlgomaClay on Steele (221 Steele St.)  Clay on Steele is very “hands on”, with 8 potters wheels and all the equipment needed for hand building. The staff is ready, willing and able to teach and foster the creative talents of those in and around the community, who have a desire to create. All are invited… at any skill level!


🎨AppletonPinot’s Palette (226 E. College Ave.)  “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.”  At this studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative -no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. They want to help you celebrate a fun night out, a special date night, birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries or any other private parties!


🎨AppletonThe Fire (230 E. College Ave.)  This studio offers people of all ages the opportunity to explore their creative side by painting pottery, creating mosaics, fusing glass, or making jewelry with precious metal clay.


🎨AppletonThe Traveling Palette (105 & 109 N. Durkee St.)  They off a variety of new things to try! Learn a new skill and appreciate arts and crafts from other cultures.   Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting, knitting, embroidery, and various art techniques  from Artist’s Workshops.


🎨BrillionKreative Knotts (210 N. Main St.)  They offer private sign making workshops, to create your own custom wood signs with friends. All supplies provided  including pre-assembled reclaimed pine boards (approx. finished sign size 14″x24″).


🎨CrivitzPioneer Road Pottery (509 Henriette Ave.)  They offer hand made pottery, classes, and ceramic supply.  They are open Wed-Sat 10-4.


🎨DePerePaintin’ Pottery (520 George St.) A hands-on art studio offering a variety of creative experiences such as pottery painting, mosaic, glass fussing, and beading projects.


🎨Fish CreekPeninsula School of Art (3900 County Rd. F)  Workshops and Art classes for adults and children at all levels in all visual arts media – from novice to advanced and from watercolor to sculpture. Get creative!


🎨Fish CreekHands On Art Studio (3655 Peninsula Players Road)  This is a do-it-yourself Door County Destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed.  Each artist (person working ona project) pays a low art pass fee of $7.  This pass is good all day for all five studio spaces, which total 8,000 square feet of fun. You as the artist can choose from a large variety of art projects including fused glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, mosaics, spin art and a wide selection of wood, metal and ceramic pieces to paint.  The average range of project prices are $10-40$.


🎨Fond du LacPottery Plus (N7792 County Rd. WH)  They provide art projects for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy wooden sign making, canvas painting, pottery painting, glass fusing, clay/wheel, spin art, mosaic and more.


🎨Fox Valley AreaPaint U Something (Fox Cities)  There are canvas workshops for both children and adults or have a workshop right in your home for a party or event. She also paints and sells many different unique items, you can even hire her to paint you a beautiful wall mural in your home.


🎨Green BayPalette & Pub (844 Willard Dr. #4) Check out their Calendar and pick a class.  A talented artist will guide you through each step of the featured painting. They provide all the materials you will need, including a 16 X 20 canvas, paint, brushes, and an apron. You will leave the session with your own masterpiece!


🎨Green BayThe ARTgarage (1400 Cedar St.) The ARTgarage houses exhibits, classes, performances and many special events, all geared to celebrate the arts in the community and the artist in all of us.


🎨Green BayPinot’s Palette ( 1241 Lombardi Access Rd.) “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” At this studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative -no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. They want to help you celebrate a fun night out, a special date night, birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries or any other private parties!


🎨Green BayArtWorks for Kids (2310 Lineville Rd.) It’s a great place for kids to come and create, explore, and make beautiful art.


🎨Green BaySwanstone Gardens (4696 Swan Rd.) They offer a selection of Nature Art classes among many others.


🎨Green BayBoard & Brush (235 N. Broadway)  Their goal is to turn you into a ‘woodworking master’ by encouraging you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials……the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your wood sign unique.   Distressing, sanding with the grain and staining are a few of the important steps they will guide you through to make your décor piece one that will look as though it has been with you for years….like a vintage heirloom.


🎨KimberlyCreative Juices Artisan Shoppe (309 E. Kimberly Ave.)  Their motto is “Get your creative juices moving”, perfect for finding your creative side! They offer classes in Knitting, Crocheting, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Beading and more! Make sure to visit their website and calendar of events and try something new.


🎨ManawaThe Winemaker’s Daughter (327 S. Bridge St.)  This Winery and Tasting Bar has many painting opportunities/events that are held here. Check out their calendar of events and sign up.


🎨ManitowocHeart & Homestead (909 S. 8th St.) They offer great DIY classes to be your best creative self.


🎨ManitowocGlaze & Paint (902 S. 8th St.)  Offering paint-your-own pottery, canvas, wooden or glass pieces for artists of all ages!


🎨ManitowocPicasso & Pub (1001 S. 8th St.)  Their mission is to provide customers with an enjoyable experience that will help them create a one-of-a-kind painting they created themselves as well as a relaxing environment, good beverages, great company, and mouthwatering snacks.


🎨Menominee, MIPrickly Pear Studio & Ceramic Cafe (625 1st St.)  Prickly Pear offers walk-in pottery and glassware painting, classes using various mediums, local art and the best cupcakes in town.  Open Tuesday-Saturdays.


🎨NeenahRooster Dreams Visual Arts (124 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 235)  They offer art classes for kids, adults, seniors, home schooled population, birthday celebrations, social gatherings, therapy and for fun! 


🎨NeenahThe Wobbly Painter (112 E. Bell St.) A fun, paint-and-sip venue, perfect for creating unique and special memories with your friends and family! We offer public events and private parties to meet any of your needs.


🎨Northeast WIWine & Canvas (throughout Northeast WI) Wine and Canvas is not just a paint class it is Art Entertainment at its finest. Awesome local artists, great customer service and beautiful surroundings make for an amazing experience that you don’t find anywhere else. Sipping your favorite wine or cocktail, letting your inner artist out to create a masterpiece.


🎨OshkoshArt Spot (2 Jackson St. at City Center) Art Spot combines friends, fun and painting. It is not fine art … it’s fun art!  Check out the Calendar and Pick a class!


🎨OshkoshFire Escape (428 N. Main St.) Fire Escape is the perfect spot to create a handmade gift, decorate a piece of decor for your home, or create a one-of-a-kind dish! And don’t worry you don’t need to be an artist to create a masterpiece. This is a Paint your own Pottery Studio, great for kids and adults!


🎨ShawanoOff The Wall Art Studio & Gallery (122 S. Main St.) They offer painting classes and other classes also.


🎨SuamicoChristine Herman Art (1755 Riverside Dr.)  You can create all different types of Art in these classes.  Mixed Media, Canvas Paintings, Jewlery and Wooden Signs are all offered.


🎨SuamicoPosie Patch Retreat (2840 School Lane)  The Posie Patch offers Scrapbooking and Crafters Retreats, Classes, Workshops, and More!  Check out their website for all of their unique options!


🎨Two RiversArt Nights at Lighthouse Inn (1515 Memorial Dr.)  Art Night offers a variety of different classes. Learn how to do more than just paint with a fun experience in mixed-media and collage paintings, fused glass, paint-your-own pottery and jewelry making.

Green Bay Escape!

Green Bay Escape!

I recently had the chance to try one of the Escape Rooms at Green Bay Escape and it was Phenomenal!  My group and I loved everything about it! It was an expereince fro mthe moment you walk in the door to check in until you leave! Every step of the way was Incredible!


Here are 5 things to know about this crazy fun experience!!


🔒1.) The staff and room hosts, are AMAZING! They help calm the nerves right away, are hilarious, helpful and fun and will give you a story to go with your room to help get the game started.  They watch and listen and are there with clues if needed and give you an unforgettable experience!


🔒2.) There are 3 different escape rooms to choose from!

**Shipwrecked – Can you find the hidden treasure in time to escape?

**Infilitrate – Will you be able to succeed in this jailbreak?

**Asylum – Can you uncover the truth and escape?

Certain rooms are harder than others, so make sure to read each description and look at the level of difficulty for each on their website! Then, schedule a time to try and escape for yourself.

FYI: Rooms do change during the year, so be sure to watch for future announcements on upcoming new rooms on their website!


🔒3.) You don’t need any experience to try this!  You just need to grab some people, book a room and show up to give it your best shot.  If you don’t have a large group, don’t worry, you can be put with other people in the room and what better ice breaker than being locked in a room with strangers, having to solve puzzles, riddles and locks while trying to escape together?


🔒4.) A few other things I learned:

60 minutes is deceiving! You have one hour to escape, which seems like plenty of time but that time goes very quickly so you must keep moving and looking for what’s next.

Cell phones are not allowed in the rooms! This is all about doing this “old school” and interacting with each other.  You have to talk, think and work things out together! It’s a perfect activity for everyone, even teenagers, to try!


🔒5.) A memorable, fun and addicting experience! My group did the Shipwrecked Escape Room last week! It was a lot more fun and harder than we expected but we succeeded and escaped with a lot of laughs and maybe a couple of hints from our game room host!

We are still talking about how we escaped and probably will continue to bring it up in months to come. We are even looking forward to trying another escape room!

So……Can You Escape?

Find more details and book your next adventure on their Website! And make sure to follow them on Facebook too!


🔒🔒🔒BONUS:  Don’t miss their newest experience, the Legendary Adventure Tour on Saturdays in July and August!  Book Now for this very unique experience!

“Board the trolley and get ready for this is a 2 hour long adventure game though the city of Green Bay. Teams will be competing against each other in this Amazing Race inspired game. This is a family friendly, all ages, game and is unlike anything anywhere else. A trolley will pick you up at the Green Bay Escape store and guide you through different parts of the city where you will stop at key locations to complete different challenges. This game covers everything from downtown Green Bay to City Stadium.”