October Plan Ahead: Your Madison events calendar

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Madison WI October Events Calendar

October starts today + you really autumn know all the happenings in Madison this month. From a fall color run to costume contests for furry friends, our city knows how to celebrate the season in style. 🎃

 We’re rounding up all the top events happening this month so you’ll have an a-maize-ing time here in Mad City. 

October 1-October 3

Fri., Oct. 1

  • Happy Hour Jazz with Bad Mustard | Fri., Oct. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, 1301 Regent St. | Free entry | Stop by Leopold’s for a drink + live music on the patio with an up-and-coming Madison jazz group. 🎶 
  • The Shrimp and the Hare | Fri., Oct. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Delectable Madison, 3248 University Ave. | $64+ | A menu featuring Wisconson’s seasonal harvest from Chef Jake Lawler. 🥕
  • Betty Lou Cruises | Fri., Oct. 1 | 7 p.m. | Mariner’s Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr. | $59 | Take a cruise around Lake Mendota while eating a classic Friday fish fry. 🛥️
  • First Friday | Fri., Oct. 1 | 4-7 p.m. | Monroe St. | Experience the shops + eateries on Monroe street that stay open later for extra shopping and dining. 🌆
  • Capitol Hockey Game | Fri., Oct. 1 | 7:05 p.m. | Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice, 2616 N. Pleasant View Rd., Middleton | $11+ | The hockey season begins with $1 beer night as the Capitols take on the Chicago Steel. 🏒
  • Music on the Rooftop | Fri., Oct. 1 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Madison Children’s Museum | Free | Toddlers can sing, dance, and explore instruments with Junebug led by Junko Yamauchi on the Rooftop Ramble patio. 🥁
  • Verona Fall Fest | Fri., Oct. 1 | 4-10 p.m. | Festival Park, 111 Lincoln St., Verona | Free entry | Celebrate all things autumn with apple bobbing, food trucks, pumpkin chucking + more. 🍂
  • Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun | Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd., Cross Plains | $12+ | Celebrate fall with corn mazes, giant slides, a pumpkin patch + wagon rides. 🍁
  • Yoga Core | Fri., Oct. 1 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Movies with Madison Parks – Hocus Pocus | Fri., Oct. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Meadowood Park, 5810 Thrush Ln. | Free | Bring a blanket + friends for a showing of Hocus Pocus. 🎥
  • Terror at Tyrol | Fri., Oct 1-Sat., Oct. 2 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $20 | Prepare to be scared with 4 different haunted attractions. 
  • Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses | Fri., Oct. 1-Sat., Oct. 2 | 7-11 p.m. | 3865 WI-138, Stoughton | $18+ | Choose your horror experience for spooky season. 👻

Sat., Oct. 2

  • Driftless Landscape Tour | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green | $20+ | Explore the land of the Taliesin estate + learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s connection to the area. 🚶
  • Hmong Diaspora Banquet | Sat., Oct. 2 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center | Prices vary | Celebrate 45 years since the Hmong Diaspora with a cultural meal + Hmong cultural performances. 🥂
  • Beer + Donuts for the DCHS | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8-11 a.m. | Greenbush Bakery, 5225 High Crossing Blvd. | Free entry | Enjoy donuts + K4 beer with 10% of sales donated to the Dane County Humane Society. 🍩
  • Fall Wood Door Sign | Sat., Oct. 2 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $45 | Choose a Hocus Pocus or Pumpkin door sign to decorate for the afternoon. 🍁
  • Latino Art Fair | Sat., Oct. 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Overture Center, Promenade Terrace | Free | Wisconsin Latino artists exhibit their work that celebrates the power of love through art. 🎨
  • Badger Bash | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8:30 a.m. | Union South, next to Camp Randall | Free entry | Tailgate with the UW-Madison marching band, spirit squad, live music + 100’s of food options. 🔴
  • UW Madison versus Michigan Football | Sat., Oct 2 | 11 a.m. | Camp Randall | $87+ | Watch the Badgers as they take on UofM in their third home game of the season. 🏈
  • Día de Fútbol | Sat., Oct. 2 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Breese Stevens Field | Free entry | Lace up your cleats for a day of kid’s clinics, meet and greets with Forward Madison players, food + music. ⚽
  • Fall Village Market | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Grundahl Park, 600 S. Blue Mounds St., Mt. Horeb | Free entry | Enjoy vintage + handmade goods, live music, and food trucks. 🍂
  • Wonderpalooza | Sat., Oct. 2-Sun., Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Madison Children’s Museum | $1+ | Celebrate the grand opening of the 10,000-sqft outdoor addition to the Children’s Museum with events throughout the day. ☀️
  • Madison Fairytale Ball | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Monona Terrace | $20+ | Bring the little ones for stories, dancing + songs with the princesses. 👑
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free entry | The largest produce-only farmers’ market in the country with over 150+ vendors each week. 🌶️
  • Halloween Spooktacular | Sat., Oct. 2 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. + 7-9 p.m. | Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd, Cambridge | $5+ | Pick out a mini pumpkin to decorate, play games, enjoy a hayride, take a haunted walk, get your face painted + more.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures | Sat., Oct. 2 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Tenney Beach, 1330 Sherman Ave. | Free | Enjoy nature along Lake Mendota in a guided, easy-paced walk. 🕊

Sun., Oct. 3

  • Nature Hike | Sun., Oct. 3 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Free | Get in touch with nature on a walk through the arboretum while learning about the different plants + animals that call it home. 🍃
  • Pizza Night on the Farm | Sun., Oct. 3 | 2:30-8 p.m. | 1746 Hwy. 73, Cambridge | Free entry | Enjoy wood-fired pizza made from fresh, local ingredients picnic-style. 🍕
  • UW Women’s Soccer versus Purdue | Sun., Oct. 3 | 2:30 p.m. | Mcclimon Track/Soccer Complex, 750 Walnut St. | Free | Watch the women’s soccer team take on Purdue in this Big 10 matchup. ⚽
  • Garver Fall 2021 | Sun., Oct. 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green | Free entry | Shop local ceramics, jewelers, glass-blowers, painters + artisans at the indoor art exhibit. 🧵
  • Lake Mills Fall Festival Of Color | Sun., Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Commons Park, 100 N. Main St., Lake Mills | Free | Check out over 150 vendors selling arts, crafts, local produce, flowers and more. 💐
  • Walk to End Alzheimers | Sun., Oct. 3 | 8:30 a.m. | James Madison Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd. | Free | Register + walk to support the Alzheimer’s Association.🚶
  • Madison Fitness Week | Sun., Oct. 3-Sun., Oct. 10 | Times vary | Various locations | $25 | Try out new-to-you gyms + fitness studios during this weeklong sweat-fest. 🏋️
  • Yoga in the Park | Sun., Oct. 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd. | $10+ | Bring your own mat for an all-levels practice surrounded by the sounds of nature. 🧘
  • Monona Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 3 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona | Visit 30+ vendors for fresh + local produce, cheese, eggs, honey, and baked goods. 🍏
  • Monroe Street Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St. | Free entry | Stock up on homegrown vegetables + enjoy local handmade products. 🍅
  • Northside Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 3 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr. | Free entry | Art, baked goods, meats + produce await at the Sunday market. 🥬
  • Dane County Fire Truck Parade | Sun., Oct. 3 | State St. | 1 p.m. | Watch fire trucks from all around Dane County + learn about how to protect yourself from home fires. 

October 4-10

Mon., Oct. 4

  • Nation of Language | Mon., Oct. 4 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. | $13+ | Enjoy music from the Brooklyn-based indie pop band. 🎼
  • Buds + Blooms Storytime | Mon., Oct. 4 | 10-11 a.m. | Monroe Public Library | Free | Read, write, sing, talk + play on the front lawn of the library. 🎶
  • South Madison Farmers’ Market | Mon., Oct. 4 | 2-6 p.m. | Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd. | Free entry | Pick up local produce for this week’s dinner menu from a variety of vendors. 🌽
  • Wine Tasting – France + Italy Tour | Mon., Oct. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | The Wine Reserve, 113 North Main St., Oregon | $30 | Experience 8 different wines from France + Italy🍷
  • Public Information Meeting: John Nolen Drive | Mon., Oct. 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Make your voice heard at the City of Madison’s meeting on the upcoming reconstruction project.

Tues., Oct. 5

  • Terrace Chair Paint Class | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $38 | Sip + paint the iconic Union Terrace chair in this guided class. 🎨
  • Sustainable Tote Bag | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6 p.m. | Memorial Union | $110 | Make your own unique tote bag out of fabric scraps. 🧵 
  • Nikon Camera Basics | Tues., Oct. 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Camera Company, 6742 Odana Rd. | $50 | Perfect for those new-ish to photography, this class will cover different controls + settings on the Nikon camera. 📷
  • Trivia at the Wisconsin Brewing Company | Tues., Oct. 5  | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | $1 | Put on your thinking caps for trivia on the patio, with the winner taking home a $30 WBC gift card. 🍻
  • Eastside Farmers’ Market | Tues., Oct. 5  | 4-7 p.m. | McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St. | Free entry | Buy local and ride bikes to pick up fruits, veggies, cheeses + more after work. 🥬
  • Trivia Night | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Garth’s Brew Bar, 1726 Monroe St. | Free entry | Test your trivia knowledge + enjoy craft beer.

Wed., Oct. 6

  • Blooms + Bouquets Fall Walk | Wed., Oct. 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens | $28+ | Enjoy an educational stroll through the gardens followed by a bouquet making tutorial to take home. 💐
  • Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 6 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | MLK Jr. Block | Free entry | A more intimate version of the Saturday market perfect for a mid-week restock on produce + treats. 🌶️
  • Hilldale Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 6 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hilldale Shopping Center (behind L.L. Bean) | Free entry | Homegrown fresh goodness awaits you at the weekly market. 🥕
  • Trivia at The Brass Ring | Wed., Oct. 6 + Thurs., Oct. 7 | 7 p.m. | The Brass Ring | Free entry | Have a beer with friends on the patio or play from the comfort of your own home, but bring your A game, because the competition is fierce. 🍺 
  • The Mic on State | Wed., Oct. 6 | 9 p.m. | Comedy on State, 202 State St. | $3 | Enjoy an evening of stand up comedy from local comedians + $3 drink deals. 🎭
  • Movies with Madison Parks – Jumanji: The Next Level | Wed., Oct. 6 | 7-9:15 p.m. | Free | Bring a blanket + friends for a showing of Jumanji.
  • Spotlight Cinema: Ema | Wed., Oct. 6 | 7 p.m. | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Free+ | Enjoy a critically acclaimed Latin-American film at the museum. 🎥
  • Trivia at the Lab | Wed., Oct. 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Bring your friends + flex your trivia skills at the taproom.
  • SITEseeing: “John H. Howe, Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Master of Perspective | Wed., Oct. 6 | 4-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch a screening of the Telly award-winning documentary + a discussion about Howe’s life.

Thurs., Oct. 7

  • Baking with Chef Paul | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Willy East Community Room, 1221 Williamson St. | $10+ | Learn how to use your quarantine sourdough starter to make focaccia, crackers + more. 🧑‍🍳
  • Witches’ Night Out | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Main St., Mt. Horeb | Free+ | Pull out the broom + cauldron for a night of shopping and a costume contest. 🧹
  • Sugar Skull Glass Plates | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Wheelhouse Studios, 800 Langdon St. | $50 | Create your own glass skull design in this instructor-led class. 💀
  • Porter Robinson | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $42.50+ | Dance the night away with features from Jai Wolf + Jame Ivy. 🎶
  • Fitchburg Farmers’ Market | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 3-6 p.m. | Agora Pavilion, 5511 E.Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg | Free entry | Experience an abundance of fresh produce from fall harvests. 🍎
  • Greenway Station Farmers’ Market | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Greenway Station, 1650 Deming Way, Middleton | Free entry | Enjoy farm-to-fresh goodness from a variety of local farms + vendors at the last market of the season. 🥦
  • Happy Hour w/ Kat and The Hurricane | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Leopold’s Books Bar Cafe | Free entry | Cozy fire pits + warm drinks while you listen to live music.

Fri., Oct. 8

  • Poetry Speaks: A response to “Caja de visiones” | Fri., Oct. 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Free | Spend the evening visiting the modern + contemporary Mexican exhibition while listening to poetry responses. 🎭
  • Capitols versus Youngstown Phantoms | Fri., Oct. 8 | 7:05 p.m. | Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice, 2616 N. Pleasant View Rd., Middleton | $11+ | Watch the Capitols hockey team as they take on Youngstown. 🏒
  • Mad Lit | Fri., Oct. 8 | 8-11 p.m. | 100 block of State St. | Free | Listen to live music, talk to local artists + support businesses of color. 🛍️
  • Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun | Fri., Oct. 8-Sun., Oct. 10 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd., Cross Plains | $12+ | Celebrate fall with corn mazes, giant slides, a pumpkin patch + wagon rides. 🍁
  • Music on the Rooftop | Fri., Oct. 8 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Madison Children’s Museum | Free+ | Movement + music for toddlers and preschoolers to promote brain development. 🎶
  • New Glarus Wine Walk | Fri., Oct. 8 | 4-8 p.m. | Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum, 618 2nd St., New Glarus | $25+ | Taste local wines, browse shops + raise funds for the museum. 🍷
  • Yoga Core | Fri., Oct. 8 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Terror at Tyrol | Fri., Oct 8-Sat., Oct. 9 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $20 | Prepare to be scared with 4 different haunted attractions.
  • Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses | Fri., Oct. 8-Sat., Oct. 9 | 7-11 p.m. | 3865 WI-138, Stoughton | $18+ | Choose your horror experience for spooky season. 👻
  • Wisconsin Brewing Company Throwback Night! | Fri., Oct. 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | A night of hit songs from the 90s, 00s + more with Start 67.
  • 2021 MadTown Yarn Shop Hop | Fri., Oct 8-Sun., Oct. 10 | Times vary | Locations vary | Free entry | Support the local fiber community at 14 locations throughout the weekend. 🧵
  • Garver Feed Mill Project Opening Night | Fri., Oct. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Garver Feed Mill | Free | View the entire collection of historic photos of the Garver Feed Mill before it was renovated.

Sat., Oct. 9

  • Great Pumpkin Giveaway | Sat., Oct. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oak Bank-Fitchburg, 5951 McKee Rd #100, Fitchburg | Free | Kids can enjoy refreshments, bounce houses +  carriage rides and get a pumpkin while donating to the Madison Reading Project. 🎃
  • Movies in the Park | Sat., Oct. 9 | 6 p.m. | Bordner Park, 5610 Elder Pl. | Bring lawn chairs + blankets for a showing of The Incredibles. 🎥
  • Driftless Landscape Tour | Sat., Oct. 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green | $20+ | Explore the land of the Taliesin estate + learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s connection to the area.🚶
  • Fall Colors Run | Sat., Oct. 9 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Ice Age Trail, Wayside Park | $20+ | Enjoy stunning views of Lake Wisconsin and Devil’s Lake from the top of the bluffs on courses of various lengths. 🍂
  • Pints for Pups | Sat., Oct. 9 | 3-6 p.m. | State Line Distillery, 1413 Northern Ct. | Free+ | Support Underdog Pet Rescue with a drink or 2 + plenty of adoptable dogs. 🐶
  • Ohmme | Sat., Oct. 9 | 8 p.m. | UW-Madison, 800 Langdon St. | Free | Enjoy the music of this Chicago-born indie-folk duo. 🎵
  • Kitchen Dwellers | Sat., Oct. 9 | 9:30 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $15+ | Spend the evening listening to the Montana-bred bluegrass band. 🪕
  • Holistic Healing + Wellness Fair | Sat., Oct. 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Alliant Energy Center | $5 | Spend the day exploring holistic + wellness vendors ranging from tarot readings to crystals. ⚗️
  • NAMIWalks Your Way Dane County | Sat., Oct. 9 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Olin-Turville Park | Free+ | Walk together or virtually + support NAMI’s programs for mental health. 🚶
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market | Sat., Oct. 9 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free entry | The largest produce-only farmers’ market in the country with over 150+ vendors each week. 🌶️
  • Natty Nation | Sat., Oct. 9 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Doundrins Distilling | $5 | Madison’s own Natty Nation performs reggae music + proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Community Arts Network. 🎶
  • Octoberfresh Vintage Market | Sat., Oct. 9 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Robina Courtyard, 829 E. Washington Ave. | Free entry | Check out vintage clothing, goods + art, as well as food and drink options.
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides | Sat., Oct. 9 | 3-7 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $15 | Take in some of the best views of the driftless area as the leaves change color. 🍁
  • Fall Festival at Eugster’s Farm Market | Sat., Oct. 9-Sun., Oct. 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3865 State Rd. 138, Stoughton | $11.50 | A family daily full of wagon rides, apple picking + pumpkin patches.
  • Pumpkin Chuck 2021 | Sat. Oct. 9 | 3 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | Free entry | Pumpkin good time with chucking, carving, beers + caricatures. 🎃
  • Camp Mingo | Sat. Oct. 9 | 1-9 p.m. | Burrows Park, 25 Borrows Rd. | Free+ | Join The Flock for an afternoon of summer camp activities followed by a bonfire + grill out.

Sun., Oct. 10

  • Paint Night at Kendra Scott | Sun., Oct. 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Kendra Scott, Hilldale Shopping Center | TBD | Shop, paint, sip + munch to celebrate World Mental Health Day. 🖌️
  • Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour | Sun., Oct. 10 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd. | $10 | Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum for their annual evening candlelit tours + walk through the lives of 4 Wisconsin women. 👻
  • Family Nature Walk | Sun., Oct. 10 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Free | Bring the kiddos for a walk on the wild side to learn about the plants + animals that call this place home. 🍃
  • Yoga in the Park | Sun., Oct. 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd. | $10+ | Bring your own mat for an all-levels practice surrounded by the sounds of nature. 🧘
  • Harvest Fest | Sun., Oct. 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Swiss Historical Village, 612 7th Ave., New Glarus | $3+ | Spend the day learning about crafts, trades, and chores throughout history through demonstrations + hands-on activities. 🎟️
  • Chili Cook-Off for a Cause | Sun., Oct. 10 | 12 p.m. | Karben4 Brewing, 3698 Kinsman Blvd. | $15+ | Watch the Packers, enjoy homemade chili + listen to Madison artists while supporting Createability Wisconsin. 🥣
  • Monona Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona | Visit 30+ vendors for fresh + local produce, cheese, eggs, honey, and baked goods. 🍏
  • Monroe Street Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 10 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St. | Free entry | Stock up on homegrown vegetables + enjoy local handmade products. 🍅
  • Northside Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr. | Free entry | Art, baked goods, meats + produce await at the Sunday market. 🥬
  • Trick or Trot 5k Walk/Run | Sun., Oct. 10 | 1 p.m. | Franklin Elementary, 305 W. Lakeside St. | $15+ | Bring the kids for a zodiac-themed, trick or treat 5k + kid’s dash race.

October 11-17

Mon., Oct. 11

  • Stone Setting in Jewelry | Mon., Oct. 11 | 6 p.m. | Memorial Union, Studio O | $80 | Create your own silver pendant while learning the art of setting stones. 💎 
  • Projeto Acromusical | Mon., Oct. 11 | 3-4 p.m. | Stoughton Opera House | Free | Hear the music + history of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau. 🌍
  • South Madison Farmers’ Market | Mon., Oct. 11 | 2-6 p.m. | Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd. | Free entry | Pick up local produce for this week’s dinner menu from a variety of vendors. 🌽
  • Scott Dikkers: The Funny Story Behind Funny Stories | Mon., Oct. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Memorial Union, Shannon Hall | Free | Join the cofounder of The Onion for a lecture and Q+A.

Tues., Oct. 12

  • Twist-Forged Cuff | Tues., Oct. 12 | 6 p.m. | Memorial Union, Studio O | $50 | Create your own minimalist-style twisted cuff bracelet. 🧵
  • Rain Gardens | Tues., Oct. 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens | $12+ | Discover how rain gardens are engineered to catch + purify water while also maintaining natural beauty. 🌦️
  • Yoga Core | Tues., Oct. 12 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Trivia at the Wisconsin Brewing Company | Tues., Oct. 12  | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | $1 | Put on your thinking caps for trivia on the patio, with the winner taking home a $30 WBC gift card. 🍻
  • Eastside Farmers’ Market | Tues., Oct. 12 | 4-7 p.m. | McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St. | Free entry | Buy local and ride bikes to pick up fruits, veggies, cheeses + more after work. 🥬
  • Trivia Night | Tues., Oct. 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Garth’s Brew Bar, 1726 Monroe St. | Free entry | Test your trivia knowledge + enjoy craft beer.
  • Knitting Social Craft Night! | Tues., Oct. 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Fiddlesticks Knits, 1976 Atwood Ave. | Free | A social crafting group for all people. 🧶

Wed., Oct. 13

  • Fall Color Trail Walk | Wed., Oct. 13 | 9-10 a.m. | Badger Prairie County Park, 4654 Maple Grove Dr., Verona | Free | Walk along the Ice Age Trail during this guided, at-your-own-pace stroll through the fall foliage. 🍁
  • Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 13 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | MLK Jr. Block | Free entry | A more intimate version of the Saturday market perfect for a mid-week restock on produce + treats. 🌶️
  • Hilldale Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 13 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hilldale Shopping Center (behind L.L. Bean) | Free entry | Homegrown fresh goodness awaits you at the weekly market. 🥕
  • Trivia at The Brass Ring | Wed., Oct. 13 + Thurs., Oct. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Brass Ring | Free entry | Have a beer with friends on the patio or play from the comfort of your own home, but bring your A game, because the competition is fierce. 🍺 
  • The Mic on State | Wed., Oct. 13 | 9 p.m. | Comedy on State, 202 State St. | $3 | Enjoy an evening of stand up comedy from local comedians + $3 drink deals. 🎭
  • Meet + Greet Craig Culver | Wed., Oct. 13 | 9-11 a.m. | Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 Main St., Oregon | Free | Meet the man behind the legendary Culver’s restaurants. + hear about plans for a new Culver’s in Oregon.
  • Spotlight Cinema: The Macaluso Sisters | Wed., Oct. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Free+ | Spend the evening watching a critically-acclaimed Italian film. 🎬
  • Trivia at the Lab | Wed., Oct. 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Bring your friends + flex your trivia skills at the taproom.
  • Book Tour: Giant Jones | Wed., Oct. 13 | 5 p.m. | Giant Jones Brewing Company, 931 E. Main St., STE 9, Madison | Free entry | A conversation with the co-owners on their focus on strong beers. 🍺
  • Board & ABOF Night | Wed., Oct. 13 | 3-8 p.m. | The Cider Farm, 8216 Watts Rd. | Free entry | Order an Apple Brand Old Fashioned + signature board for $5 off your order.

Thurs., Oct. 14

  • Cheese Camp | Thurs., Oct. 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Camp Trippalindee, 601 Langdon St. | $90 | Indulge in cheese tasting + learn from the experts on production, pairings + charcuterie board construction. 🧀
  • UW Women’s Soccer | Thurs., Oct. 14 | 6 p.m. | McClimon Track/Soccer Complex, 750 Walnut St. | Free | Watch the women’s soccer team take on Northwestern in this Big 10 matchup. ⚽
  • Fitchburg Farmers’ Market | Thurs., Oct. 14 | 3-6 p.m. | Agora Pavilion, 5511 E.Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg | Free entry | Experience an abundance of fresh produce from fall harvests. 🍎
  • Our Kind of Happy Hour: Noah Mapes | Thurs., Oct. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Chazen Museum of Art for a conversation around Marie Watt’s Companion Species.

Fri., Oct. 15

  • Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun | Fri., Oct. 15-Sun., Oct. 17 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd., Cross Plains | $12+ | Celebrate fall with corn mazes, giant slides, a pumpkin patch + wagon rides. 🍁
  • Food Truck Fridays | Fri., Oct. 15 | 5-8 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Nosh on brews + bites with featured food, Panchos Tacos. 🌮
  • Ravishing Rhapsody | Fri., Oct. 15 | 7:30 p.m | Overture Center for the Arts | $20+ | Enjoy the sounds of Rachmaninoff + Beethoven by Russian-American pianist Olga Kern. 🎹
  • Nurse Blake | Fri., Oct. 15 | 8 p.m. | Barrymore Theater, 2090 Atwood Ave. | $34.50+ | Spend the night laughing your socks off to comedy that celebrates the work of healthcare workers. 🎭
  • Yoga Core | Fri., Oct. 15 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Terror at Tyrol | Fri., Oct 15-Sat., Oct. 16 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $20 | Prepare to be scared with 4 different haunted attractions.
  • Seeds of Olbrich | Fri., Oct. 15 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens | $22 nonmember, $17 members | This workshop offers hands-on practice on how to identify, harvest + store seeds. 🌱
  • Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses | Fri., Oct. 15-Sat., Oct. 16 | 7-11 p.m. | 3865 WI-138, Stoughton | $18+ | Choose your horror experience for spooky season.

Sat., Oct. 16

  • Noah Kahan | Sat., Oct. 16 | 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. | $22+ | Enjoy the sweet sounds of upbeat + unfiltered lyrics. 🎼
  • UW versus Army Football | Sat., Oct. 16 | TBD | Camp Randall | $31+ | Join Bucky the Badger in cheering on the UW-Madison Football team. 🏈
  • Badger Bash | Sat., Oct. 16 | TBD | Union South, next to Camp Randall | Free entry | Tailgate with the UW-Madison marching band, spirit squad, live music + 100s of food options. 🔴
  • Full Moon Night Walk | Sat., Oct. 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Walk under the waxing moon while listening + looking for animals and insects. 🌕
  • Driftless Landscape Tour | Sat., Oct. 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green | $20+ | Explore the land of the Taliesin estate + learn about Frank Lloyd Wright’s connection to the area. 🚶
  • Klein’s Holiday Art & Gift Show | Sat., Oct. 16-Sun., Oct. 17 | 4 p.m. | Klein’s Floral + Greenhouse, 3758 E. Washington Ave. | Free entry | Spend the afternoon browning one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season. 🎁
  • Community Cartonera Workshop | Sat., Oct. 16 | 2-4 p.m. | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Free | Make small, colorful publications with recycled paper on the Rooftop Sculpture Garden. 🎨
  • Bark & Wine | Sat., Oct. 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Rd. | $100+ | Sip wine + cuddle puppies while supporting the Dane County Humane Society. 🐶
  • Broom Making Workshop | Sat., Oct. 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Schumacher Farm, 5682 Hwy. 19, Wanuakee | $50+ | Make your own traditional broom just in time for spooky season. 🧹
  • Hop Haus Beer Run | Sat., Oct. 16 | 10 a.m. | Hop Haus Brewing Company | 2975 Sub-Zero Pkwy., Fitchburg | $40+ | Sign up for a 5k walk or run a Beer Mile. 🍻
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market | Sat., Oct. 16 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free entry | The largest produce-only farmers’ market in the country with over 150+ vendors each week. 🌶️
  • Harvest Market Craft Fair | Sat., Oct. 16 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Janesville Elk Lodge #254 | Free | Shop for gifts, home decor, handmade crafts + more. 🧵
  • Inspired by Wright | Sat., Oct. 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Monona Terrace | $30 | Take a tour of Monona Terrace + see Wright’s perspective on geometric shapes and nature. 
  • Gather X Adventure: Camping | Sat., Oct. 16-Sun. Oct. 17 | Sat. 3 p.m.-Sun. 12 p.m. | Lake Kegonsa State Park | $10 | Break out the tent for a fall camping trip with dinner, breakfast + of course — s’mores. ⛺️
  • Fall Festival at Eugster’s Farm Market | Sat., Oct. 16-Sun., Oct. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3865 State Rd. 138, Stoughton | $11.50 | A family daily full of wagon rides, apple picking + pumpkin patches. 
  • Fall Fun in Downtown Sun Prairie! | Sat., Oct. 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Downtown Sun Prairie, 300 E. Main St. | Free entry | Enjoy live music, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin fun + farmers’ market vendors. 🎃
  • Monona 38th Annual Chili Fest! | Sat., Oct. 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Winnequah Park, 1012 Nichols Rd., Monona | $10 | Feast on chili from local businesses + restaurants. 🌶

Sun., Oct. 17

  • Pizza Night on the Farm | Sun., Oct. 17 | 2:30-8 p.m. | 1746 Hwy. 73, Cambridge | Free entry | Enjoy wood-fired pizza made from fresh, local ingredients picnic-style. 🍕
  • Nature Hike | Sun., Oct. 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Free | Get in touch with nature on a walk through the arboretum while learning about the different plants + animals that call it home. 🍃
  • Monona Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona | Visit 30+ vendors for fresh + local produce, cheese, eggs, honey, and baked goods. 🍏
  • Monroe Street Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St. | Free entry | Stock up on homegrown vegetables + enjoy local handmade products. 🍅
  • Northside Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr. | Free entry | Art, baked goods, meats + produce await at the Sunday market. 🥬
  • UW Cinematheque — Barking Dogs Never Bite | Sun., Oct. 17 | 2-3 p.m. | Chazen Museum of Art | An afternoon watching a South Korean film. 🎥
  • Family Day – Oktoberfest | Sun., Oct. 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center, 5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green | Free | Walk the Taliesin grounds + play lawn games with the family.
  • Burn, Barre Code & bartaco with Everyday M&K | Sun., Oct. 17 | 9-11 a.m. | Hilldale Shopping Center, in front of the Apple store | $35+ | A bootcamp + barre workout followed by lunch at bartaco. 🌮

October 18-24

Mon., Oct. 18

  • Dia De Lost Muertos | Mon., Oct. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $38 | Sip + paint to celebrate the Day of the Dead in this guided class. 🎨
  • South Madison Farmers’ Market | Mon., Oct. 18 | 2-6 p.m. | Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd. | Free entry | Pick up local produce for this week’s dinner menu from a variety of vendors. 🌽
  • Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #MeToo Movement | Mon., Oct. 18 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join A Room of One’s Own for a conversation with Gambian anti-rape activist Toufah Jallow.
  • Pakistani Cooking Class | Mon., Oct. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Verona Public Library + founder of White Jasmine, Huma Siddiqui, for a demonstration.🍴

Tues., Oct. 19

  • Greg Zelek | Tues., Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Overture Center for the Arts | $20 | Listen to the smooth sounds of organ symphony. 🎵
  • Boy Named Banjo | Tues., Oct. 19 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $12+ | Enjoy a night of music with the country-folk-rock quintet.
  • Yoga Core | Tues., Oct. 19 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Trivia at the Wisconsin Brewing Company | Tues., Oct. 19  | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | $1 | Put on your thinking caps for trivia on the patio, with the winner taking home a $30 WBC gift card. 🍻
  • Eastside Farmers’ Market | Tues., Oct. 19 | 4-7 p.m. | McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St. | Free entry | Buy local and ride bikes to pick up fruits, veggies, cheeses + more after work. 🥬 
  • Paint Night | Tues., Oct 19 | 6:30 p.m. | State Line Distillery | $38 | Sip and snack while you paint your own masterpiece. 🎨
  • Trivia Night | Tues., Oct. 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Garth’s Brew Bar, 1726 Monroe St. | Free entry | Test your trivia knowledge + enjoy craft beer.
  • Knitting Social Craft Night! | Tues., Oct. 19 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Fiddlesticks Knits, 1976 Atwood Ave. | Free | A social crafting group for all people. 🧶

Wed., Oct. 20

  • Frank Turner | Wed., Oct. 20 | 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre | $27.50+ | An evening of punk and folk music by the singer-songwriter. 🎵
  • Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 20 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | MLK Jr. Block | Free entry | A more intimate version of the Saturday market perfect for a mid-week restock on produce + treats. 🌶️
  • Hilldale Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 20 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hilldale Shopping Center (behind L.L. Bean) | Free entry | Homegrown fresh goodness awaits you at the weekly market. 🥕
  • Trivia at The Brass Ring | Wed., Oct. 20 + Thurs., Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. | The Brass Ring | Free entry | Have a beer with friends on the patio or play from the comfort of your own home, but bring your A game, because the competition is fierce. 🍺 
  • The Mic on State | Wed., Oct. 20 | 9 p.m. | Comedy on State, 202 State St. | $3 | Enjoy an evening of stand up comedy from local comedians + $3 drink deals. 🎭
  • Spotlight Cinema: Velvet Underground | Wed., Oct. 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Free+ | A film about the most timeless + influential band in American rock. 🎬
  • Clean Lakes 101: Yahara CLEAN Strategic Plan 3.0 | Wed., Oct. 20 | 8-9 a.m. | Virtual | Free+ | Learn about the ongoing efforts to improve the lakes + beaches in Madison.
  • Trivia at the Lab | Wed., Oct. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Bring your friends + flex your trivia skills at the taproom.
  • Board & ABOF Night | Wed., Oct. 20 | 3-8 p.m. | The Cider Farm, 8216 Watts Rd. | Free entry | Order an Apple Brand Old Fashioned + signature board for $5 off your order.

Thurs., Oct. 21

  • Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun | Thurs., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd., Cross Plains | $12+ | Celebrate fall with corn mazes, giant slides, a pumpkin patch + wagon rides. 🎃
  • Fall Trees Painting | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $38 | Unleash your inner Picasso while painting a fall scene in this instructor led class. 🌲
  • Stars of the Sixties | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Overture Center | $39+ | A one-night reunion of 4 of the biggest hit-makers of the 60s. 🕺
  • Acoustic Collective | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 5-8 p.m. | Paoli Mill Park + Farm Market, 6890 Paoli Rd., Belleville | Free entry | Listen to organized music + enjoy Hop Garden brews. 🎶
  • Wisconsin Book Festival | Thurs., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 24 | Various locations | Times vary | Free+ | Celebrate books + join conversations with accomplished and new writers through a long weekend of events. 📚
  • Gamehole Con | Thurs., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 24 | Alliant Energy Center | Times vary | $20+ | The largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest. 
  • Fitchburg Farmers’ Market | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 3-6 p.m. | Agora Pavilion, 5511 E.Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg | Free entry | Experience an abundance of fresh produce from fall harvests. 🍎
  • Beakers & Broomsticks Week | Thurs., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 24 | Madison Children’s Museum | Times vary | $12+ | Bring the kids for a mashup of science + Halloween fun.

Fri., Oct. 22

  • Hocus Pocus | Fri., Oct. 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Watch a Halloween classic while enjoying beers from the taproom. 🎥
  • Madison Night Market | Fri., Oct. 22 | 4-9 p.m. | State St. + Gilman St. | Free entry | Celebrate Madison’s unique creative culture with live music, artists + visiting food carts. 🌙
  • Science on the Square | Fri., Oct. 22 | 5-9 p.m. | Madison Children’s Museum| Free | In partnership with Night Market, visit the Wonderground for drop-in science activities for kids + adults. 🔬
  • Capitol Hockey Game | Fri., Oct. 22 | 7:05 p.m. | Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice, 2616 N. Pleasant View Rd., Middleton | $11+ | Watch the Capitol’s as they take on Muskegon in this weekend’s double header. 🏒
  • Pop-Up Beer Garden | Fri., Oct. 22 | 3-8 p.m. | Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co., 2322 Atwood Ave. | Free entry | A family-friendly afternoon with ice cream + Karben4 craft beer. 🍻
  • Dine-Out at Panera for Project Underdog | Fri., Oct. 22 | 4-8 p.m. | Panera, East Town Mall | Free+ | Eat dinner + support Underdog Pet Rescue as they look to move to a bigger home. 🐶
  • Yoga Core | Fri., Oct. 22 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Haunted Hike | Fri., Oct. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Haumerson’s Pond Warming House | $2 donation suggested | Hike along a haunted trail or a kid friendly trail option + treat-yo-self to food and crafts. 🎃
  • Terror at Tyrol | Fri., Oct 22-Sat., Oct. 23 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $20 | Prepare to be scared with 4 different haunted attractions. 👻
  • Director’s Conversation | Fri., Oct. 22 | 12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chazen building +  learn about how the project came to be. 
  • Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses | Fri., Oct. 22-Sat., Oct. 23 | 7-11 p.m. | 3865 WI-138, Stoughton | $18+ | Choose your horror experience for spooky season. 🎃
  • Wicked Brew Bash | Fri., Oct. 22 | 4-9:30 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab | Free entry | A halloween party with pumpkin carving, tarot readings, groovy ghoul dance floor + more.

Sat., Oct. 23

  • Madison’s Tales of Infamy, Scandals, and Mystery | Sat., Oct. 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St. | $20 | Learn about the murders, scandals + bootlegging of Madison in this 1.4-mile tour through the heart of Madison. 📜 
  • A Walk on Madison’s Weird Side | Sat., Oct. 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St. | $20 | Dive into the strange + mischievous tales of Madison’s neighborhoods during this downtown walking tour. 🏙️
  • Cultivating Fermentation Skills | Sat., Oct. 23 | 1-4 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens, virtual | $26+ | Learn how to make your own kombucha + sauerkraut at home in a Zoom-style class. 🍽️
  • Madison Forward versus FC Tucson | Sat., Oct. 23 | 7 p.m. | Breese Stevens | $18+ | Cheer on the flamingos + celebrate autumn with a Fall Festival filled with snacks, face painting + more festivities. ⚽⚽
  • Capitol Hockey Game | Sat., Oct. 23 | 7:05 p.m. | Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice, 2616 N. Pleasant View Rd., Middleton | $11+ | Watch the Capitol’s as they take on Muskegon for the second time this weekend. 🏒
  • Haunted Hustle | Sat., Oct. 23-Sun., Oct. 24 | Times vary | Keva Sports Center, 8312 Forsythia St., Middleton | Run a 5k, 10k, or half marathon + celebrate with s’mores, beer and hot chocolate. 🦇
  • Madison Makers Halloween Market | Sat., Oct. 23 | 3-8 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Shop local artisans + drink beers at the fall market. 🎃
  • Caamp | Sat., Oct. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $30+ | An Ohio-based folk band. 🎶
  • Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour | Sat., Oct. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Orpheum Theater | $39+ | Musical satire of the hottest topics by Emmy-nominated singer, writer + comedian. 🎭
  • Halloween at the Farm | Sat., Oct. 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Schumacher Farm, 5682 Hwy. 19, Wanuakee | $10+ | Hayrides, live music, s’mores, + story telling await at the farm. 👻
  • Walk to Defeat ALS | Sat., Oct. 23 | 9 a.m. | Vilas Park, 702 S. Randall Ave. | Free+ | Register + walk to support the ALS Association.🚶
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market | Sat., Oct. 23 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free entry | The largest produce-only farmers’ market in the country with over 150+ vendors each week. 🌶️
  • Fall Festival at Eugster’s Farm Market | Sat., Oct. 23-Sun., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3865 State Rd. 138, Stoughton | $11.50 | A family daily full of wagon rides, apple picking + pumpkin patches.

Sun., Oct. 24

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Sun., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Vilas Park, 702 S. Randall Ave. | Free | Help the fight against breast cancer by raising money + walking with the community. 🎀
  • Gel Print Making | Sun., Oct. 24 | 10 am.-1 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens | $68 | Learn how to make your own art prints + turn them into cards and journal covers. 🎨
  • Garden Stroll | Sun., Oct. 24 | 1-2 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Free | Bring the whole family for a stroll through the gardens + learn about plants, animals, and fungi. 🍃
  • Pints for Pups | Sun., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green | Free entry | Support Underdog Pet Rescue with a drink or 2 + plenty of adoptable dogs. 🐶
  • Monona Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 24 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona | Visit 30+ vendors for fresh + local produce, cheese, eggs, honey, and baked goods. 🍏
  • Monroe Street Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 24 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St. | Free entry | Stock up on homegrown vegetables + enjoy local handmade products. 🍅
  • Northside Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 24 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr. | Free entry | Art, baked goods, meats + produce await at the Sunday market. 🥬
  • Ski & Snowboard Resale | Sun., Oct. 24 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | Free entry | Get ready for winter with new + used ski items, as well as season passes, for sale. 🎿

October 25-31

Mon., Oct. 25

  • Matt Costa and David Ramirez | Mon., Oct. 25 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $20+ | Enjoy the sounds of this folk-pop co-headliner performance. 
  • Haunted House | Mon., Oct. 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $38 | Sip + paint a spooky haunted house in this guided class. 🎨
  • South Madison Farmers’ Market | Mon., Oct. 25 | 2-6 p.m. | Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd. | Free entry | Pick up local produce for this week’s dinner menu from a variety of vendors. 🌽

Tues., Oct. 26

  • Kids in the Kitchen: Tricky Treats | Tues., Oct. 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Willy St. Co-op, virtual | $10+ | Join Chef Lily for zucchini zombie cookies, alien avocado pudding + more spooky treats. 🕷️
  • The Basics of Drawing | Tues., Oct. 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Memorial Union, Studio G | $120 | Start with the basics of observation drawing + broaden your knowledge of drawing techniques. 🖌️
  • Yoga Core | Tues., Oct. 26 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free | All yogis are welcome at this practice designed to build strength + body awareness. 🧘
  • Trivia at the Wisconsin Brewing Company | Tues., Oct. 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona | $1 | Put on your thinking caps for trivia on the patio, with the winner taking home a $30 WBC gift card. 🍻
  • Eastside Farmers’ Market | Tues., Oct. 26 | 4-7 p.m. | McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St. | Free entry | Buy local and ride bikes to pick up fruits, veggies, cheeses + more after work. 🥬
  • Trivia Night | Tues., Oct. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Garth’s Brew Bar, 1726 Monroe St. | Free entry | Test your trivia knowledge + enjoy craft beer.
  • Knitting Social Craft Night! | Tues., Oct. 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Fiddlesticks Knits, 1976 Atwood Ave. | Free | A social crafting group for all people.

Wed., Oct. 27

  • Become a Pie Expert | Wed., Oct. 27 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Willy West Community Room, 6825 University Ave. | $20+ | Perfect your pumpkin + pecan pies with Chef Patissier Pierre Ferland. 🥧
  • Bleachers | Wed., Oct. 27 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $36+ | Enjoy a night of music from this indie pop group. 🎶
  • Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 27 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | MLK Jr. Block | Free entry | A more intimate version of the Saturday market perfect for a mid-week restock on produce + treats. 🌶️
  • Hilldale Farmers’ Market | Wed., Oct. 27 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hilldale Shopping Center (behind L.L. Bean) | Free entry | Homegrown fresh goodness awaits you at the weekly market. 🥕
  • Trivia at The Brass Ring | Wed., Oct. 27 + Thurs., Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Brass Ring | Free entry | Have a beer with friends on the patio or play from the comfort of your own home, but bring your A game, because the competition is fierce. 🍺 
  • The Mic on State | Wed., Oct. 27 | 9 p.m. | Comedy on State, 202 State St. | $3 | Enjoy an evening of stand up comedy from local comedians + $3 drink deals. 🎭
  • Trivia at the Lab | Wed., Oct. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab, 167 E. Badger Rd. | Free entry | Bring your friends + flex your trivia skills at the taproom.
  • Board & ABOF Night | Wed., Oct. 27 | 3-8 p.m. | The Cider Farm, 8216 Watts Rd. | Free entry | Order an Apple Brand Old Fashioned + signature board for $5 off your order. 🍎

Thurs., Oct. 28

  • Preserve Fall Colors Walk | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Olbrich Botanical Gardens | $22+ | Take a brisk walk through the gardens + admire the vibrant fall colors. 🍁
  • Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun | Thurs, Oct. 28-Sun., Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 5047 Enchanted Valley Rd., Cross Plains | $12+ | Celebrate fall with corn mazes, giant slides, a pumpkin patch + wagon rides. 🍂
  • Shibori Dyeing | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 6 p.m | Memorial Union, Studio G | $50 | Learn about textile dyeing + make indigo patterns on cloth. 🧶
  • Fitchburg Farmers’ Market | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 3-6 p.m. | Agora Pavilion, 5511 E.Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg | Free entry | Experience an abundance of fresh produce from fall harvests. 🍎
  • Happy Halloween Week | Thurs., Oct. 28 | Times vary | Madison Children’s Museum | $12+ | Halloween crafts, magic potions + monster spray all await at the museum.
  • Creepy Crawl is BAAAAACK! | Thurs., Oct. 28 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Military Ridge State Trail, Mt. Horeb | $2 | A haunted hike lit by carved pumpkins + lined with spooks. 👻

Fri., Oct. 29

  • Spooky Halloween PYP Trivia Night | Fri., Oct. 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Board + Brush Middleton, 7605 Elmwood Ave., Middleton | $68 | Pick your own project for a night of Halloween painting + trivia. ☠️
  • Capitol Hockey Game | Fri., Oct. 29 | 7:05 p.m. | Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice, 2616 N. Pleasant View Rd., Middleton | $11+ | Watch the Capitol’s as they take on Green Bay. 🏒
  • Sylvan Esso | Fri., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $35+ | Dance the night away to the Durham-based indie pop duo. 🎶
  • Terror at Tyrol | Fri., Oct 29-Sun., Oct. 31 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Tyrol Basin | $20 | Prepare to be scared with 4 different haunted attractions. 👻
  • Boograss Ball | Fri., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m. | Majestic Madison | $12+ | Music by Wisconsin-natives, Armchair Boogie + STEEZ.
  • Emo Halloween | Fri., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10+ | A night of live emo tributes to celebrate spooky season. 🎃
  • Screamin’ Acres Haunted Houses | Fri., Oct. 29-Sat., Oct. 30 | 7-11 p.m. | 3865 WI-138, Stoughton | $18+ | Choose your horror experience for spooky season.
  • Adult Trivia Night | Fri., Oct. 29 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Henry Vilas Zoo | $25 | Show up in costume + show off your animal knowledge at trivia night. 🦁

Sat., Oct. 30

  • Badger Bash | Sat., Oct. 30 | 8:30 a.m. | Union South, next to Camp Randall | Free entry | Tailgate with the UW-Madison marching band, spirit squad, live music + 100’s of food options. 🔴
  • UW Football versus Iowa | Sat., Oct. 30 | 11 a.m. | Camp Randall | $67+ | Watch the badgers take on Iowa in this mid-season matchup. 🏈
  • Madison Forward versus Chattanooga | Sat., Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Breese Stevens | $18+ | Cheer on the flamingos in their last game of the season. ⚽
  • Sylvan Esso | Sat., Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $35+ | Dance the night away to the Durham-based indie pop duo. 🎶
  • Mounds of the Arboretum | Sat., Oct. 30 | 1-3 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | $20 | Learn about the effigy mounds, who created them + their environment during the indoor and outdoor lecture. 🌿
  • Hogwarts Galaxy + Trivia Night! | Sat. Oct. 30 | 7-9 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $42 | Sip, paint + bring your Harry Potter knowledge for a night of art and trivia. 👻
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market | Sat., Oct. 30 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free entry | The largest produce-only farmers’ market in the country with over 150+ vendors each week. 🌶️
  • Halloween at Wild Hills Winery | Sat., Oct. 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Wild Hills Winery, 30940 Oakridge Dr., Muscoda | Free | Take a twilight tour of the vineyard + hear haunted stories of Madison. 🍷
  • Freakin’ Halloweekend | Sat., Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10+ | A night of tributes to Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Strokes + more.
  • Trick-or-Treat in the Museum | Sat., Oct. 30-Sun., Oct. 31 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Madison Children’s Museum | $12+ | Just treats for a walk through the museum. 🎃
  • Drive-Thru Spook | Sat., Oct. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Village of Mt. Horeb, 138 E. Main St. | Free | Walk or ride through town + vote for the best decorated house.
  • Halloween Carnival | Sat., Oct. 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 2824 Prairie Lakes Dr., Sun Prairie | Free entry | A morning of spooky fun with pumpkins + a petting zoo. 
  • Halloween Party at Creando | Sat., Oct. 30 | 12-5 p.m. | Creando Explorertorium, Hilldale Shopping Center | $35 | Bring your little one + their friends for pumpkin decorating, candy + a costume contest — reservations required. 🍬
  • Kismet Books Halloween Party! | Sat., Oct. 30 | 7-9 p.m. | Kismet Books, 101 N. Main St., Verona | Free entry | A book talk with local author + tarot readings.

Sun., Oct. 31

  • Touring the Lost City | Sun., Oct. 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Dr. | Free | Explore the unfinished development that was dubbed “the Venice of the North.” 👻
  • Monona Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona | Visit 30+ vendors for fresh + local produce, cheese, eggs, honey, and baked goods. 🍏
  • Monroe Street Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St. | Free entry | Stock up on homegrown vegetables + enjoy local handmade products. 🍅
  • Northside Farmers’ Market | Sun., Oct. 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr. | Free entry | Art, baked goods, meats + produce await at the Sunday market. 🥬
  • Night of the Dead (Grateful Dead Tribute) | Sun., Oct. 31 | 7 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10 | Celebrate spooky season with a night of music.
  • Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest | Sun., Oct. 31 | 1-3 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company | Free | Enter your furry friend for a friendly costume competition, walk the red carpet, get professional photos of your pet + enjoy some drinks (pre-registration required). 🐶