10 Fun Things to Do This Fall Around Marshfield

Marshfield and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of opportunities to savor the fall season. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie craving fall flavors, or simply seeking a break from the daily hustle, fall events and offerings promise to delight and fascinate.

Special Events

Maple Fall Fest at Wildwood Park & Zoo, Sep. 16 & 17
Kickoff sweater weather season with family fun at Maple Fall Fest at Wildwood Park & Zoo in Marshfield, WI, on September 16 and 17, 2023. The event begins at 9 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday, with festivities running until 5 pm and 4 pm, respectively. Over 150 arts and crafts vendors will be present, along with a potato pancake breakfast, a dedicated children’s area, Amish specialties, a beer garden, and a diverse food court. Kids can enjoy inflatable rides, and various activities are planned throughout the weekend, including dance performances, grill demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and even a zoo tour. Don’t miss the Marshfield Monarchs Butterfly Release on the main stage at 2:30 pm on Sunday. It’s a weekend of community and entertainment not to be missed!

Kiwanis KEEP, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, Oct. 7
The Kiwanis Enormous Equipment Playground (KEEP) is an exciting experience for both kids and adults. With a variety of equipment for kids to explore and hands-on opportunities to interact with local construction companies’ heavy machinery, it’s an immersive adventure that fosters curiosity and wonder about the world of heavy machinery, making it a perfect autumn outing for families.

Pumpkin Glow, Auburndale School Forest, Oct. 14
Support the 2023 FFA Toys for Tots campaign this fall. Stroll through accessible trails adorned with 350 intricately carved pumpkins, a charming bale tractor, gravity box basketball, a vintage 1953 Ford F750 Big Boy fire truck, and an enchanting ambiance created by over 200 tiki torches. Explore the corn maze with an interactive map, knowing your participation benefits Toys for Tots and local school organizations. Enjoy a bonfire, face painting, delectable treats like Cindy’s Spuds, and more. Have fun while making a difference.

Fall Beer & Cider Walk, Downtown Marshfield, Oct. 28
Main Street Marshfield presents the Fall Beer & Cider Walk. Explore downtown Marshfield’s small businesses, sample brews, and have some delightful autumn-themed enjoyment! Start by grabbing your wristband, pint glass, and beer walk route map at registration (222 S. Central Ave). Show off your creative side with costume contests for individuals and groups. Get your tickets in advance, as they may not be available at the door. Cheers to a day of autumn merriment and community backing!

Halloween Trick or Treating in Marshfield, Oct. 31
Prepare to dress up your young trick-or-treaters and embark on an exciting candy quest. While the official Marshfield Halloween schedule is yet to be disclosed, one timeless tradition that remains certain is taking your children out for a night of candy hunting. Explore recommends venturing into the historic 5th Street neighborhood which promises a bewitching experience. Here, you’ll encounter a captivating blend of eerily adorned homes and the delightful charm of a well-preserved historic neighborhood, creating a truly enchanting Halloween atmosphere.

Festival Foods Turkey Trot, Marshfield High School, November 23rd
Embrace the fall spirit by choosing from a range of options: the leisurely untimed 2-mile Walk, the exciting 2-mile Fun Run, or the competitive 5-mile Run with a timer. And don’t forget to invite your furry companion for the 2-mile Dog Jog. It’s the perfect way to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying a festive autumn event suitable for all ages and abilities. Plus, you can feel even better knowing that proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA in each community where it takes place.

Places to Visit

Farmers Market at Festival Foods
Explore the vibrant world of local produce and handmade artisan goods at the Festival Foods Farmers Market. It’s a prime opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s agricultural bounty. You’ll find an enticing selection of produce, flowers, baked goods, and so much more. This delightful destination is open on Saturdays, and Sundays through October from 8 am to 1 pm. Located in the Festival Foods parking lot.

Rock Ridge Orchard
Experience the full essence of autumn at Rock Ridge Orchard, a short drive from Marshfield, located in Edgar, WI, just off Highway 153. Their inviting retail store is a true treasure trove of delights. Here, you can indulge your taste buds with delectable treats from their bakery. For the adults, there’s a cider bar where you can savor some expertly crafted libations, and the kids can frolic in the play area, ensuring fun for the whole family.

High School Football
There’s something magical about the crisp fall weather that ushers in the season of Friday night lights. High school football games under the clear autumn skies bring a sense of community, excitement, and a shared love for the sport. The cool breeze carries the cheer of the crowd and the energy of the players, making every touchdown and tackle a thrilling experience. It’s the perfect way to savor the beauty of fall while basking in the excitement of the game.

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library
Be sure to check out the exciting fall programming and seasonal activities the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library has to offer. Whether you’re looking for cozy reading corners, autumn-themed events, or resources to enhance your fall experience, the library is a great go-to destination for all ages.