7 festivals and fairs around Madison to visit this fall

Feeling those fall vibes? Mark your calendars for these upcoming seasonal festivals and fairs in and around Madison.

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Get festive this fall. | Photo by Monona Festival

Grab a pumpkin spice latte and your favorite plaid scarf, we’re taking in every ounce of fall vibes this season at these upcoming festivals and fairs.

Urban Harvest Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16 | 2-8 p.m. | Farley Center, 2299 Spring Rose Rd., Verona | Free

Enjoy caramel apples, hay rides, and free wine and beer at this celebration of sustainability. Register to volunteer today.

Deerfield Apple Festival
Sunday, Sept. 17 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bittersweet Blessings Farm, 4509 State Hwy. 73, Deerfield | $5

It’s all about the apples at this fall excursion. Think: Pie, cider doughnuts, jams, and butter. Think you have the best apple pie recipe? Enter it in festival’s the Wisconsin Apple Pie Championship.

Willy Street Fair
Saturday, Sept. 16-Sunday Sept. 17 | All day | Willy Street, Madison | Free

Catch live music at the five stages, including a kid’s and folk stages. Don’t miss the parade at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.

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The best part of the Willy parade? The Bubblemobile. | Photo via Willy Street Blog

Fall Beer Taste
Saturday, Sept. 23 | 12-4 p.m. | 300 E. Main St., Sun Prairie | $20-$35

Sample 3-oz pours of Oktoberfests, fall beer, ale, and cider. Designated drivers get a ticket discount and souvenir cup for non-alcoholic beverages.

Harvest Festival
Saturday, Sept. 30 | 12-5 p.m. | Allen Centennial Garden, 620 Babcock Dr., Madison | Free

Learn about Dejope harvest traditions, the Kitchen Garden Project, and the importance of seeds. Live music, storytelling, and cooking demonstrations will be taking place throughout the garden grounds.

The Great Midwest Hempfest
Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Library Mall/Capitol Grounds, Madison | Free

Activities include pumpkin bowling, tarot readings, and live music. While you’re there, shop CBD and hemp products from local vendors.

Octoberfresh Vintage Market
Oct. 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Robina Courtyard, 829 E. Washington Ave., Madison | Free

Find your fall style along with vintage cameras, decor, and handmade home goods from local crafters. Celebrate your finds with craft beer and cocktails in the courtyard.