September 8, 2023 at 11:25 a.m.

Lots to do in the fall here

Dear Editor,

I’m not too happy about being bombarded so very early (in emails, store displays, etc.) with Halloween.

But I would welcome a conversation about “What to do in the fall in Wisconsin?”

If you’re looking for an adventure, visit a farm. There’s so much to do, from corn mazes to pumpkin patches to apple picking. 

I was on a website the other day that described several apple orchards. One has been in operation since 1839. Another has over 100 antique apple varieties, for example, the Calville Blanc d'Hiver (1598).   I had no idea there were antique apples.

Besides offering an option to pick your own, you’ll find pre-picked fresh apples AND tempting apple products like:   cider, donuts, fritters, pie, and turnovers, just to name a few.

Apple picking season in Wisconsin tends to run from around Labor Day all the way through Thanksgiving. The season all depends on the weather as well as what apple varieties are being offered. 

Each farm will have its own best time to visit, so it’s best to check with them before visiting.

Eileen Z. Fitzsimons