31 Things to do in October

Things to do in October

Cool days and even colder nights. Pumpkins glowing, chocolate lurking around every corner! The anticipation of Halloween with loads of community events to attend in the lead-up. It is so fun to have so many things to do in October!

We’ve rounded up some fun things to do this month in Northeast Wisconsin, from Oshkosh to Appleton to Green Bay (and beyond) for your family!

Things to Do in October for Kids & Families

  1. Head to Old Wisconsin for Autumn on the Farms for fun, harvest-themed activities for all ages or Legends of Lore for spooky family fun for all ages!
  2. October 5 – 7, 2018: Rades Pumpkin Display, Appleton
  3. October 26 – 27, 2018: Sweet Street, Shopko Hall Green Bay
  4. October 20-21, 2018: Zooloween Boo at Menominee Park, Oshkosh
  5. October 28, 2018: Trick or Treat at Scheels, Appleton
  6. Looking for fun trick or treating activities? Check out our Trunk or Treat Guide for Halloween activities for the family all month long!
  7. Get those costumes ready and plan Halloween with our Trick or Treat Guide.
  8. These spots are perfect for checking out the Autumn colors. Check out these Fall Drives.
  9. Grab your selfie sticks and head out to hunt for some of the amazing murals in the area! We’ve got you covered with our Northeast Wisconsin Mural Guide.
  10.  Celebrate the Green Bay Packers by making a visit to Titletown District!
  11.  Pick some apples and make a pie! Or cupcakes! Find an orchard in our Fall Guide!
  12.  Cooler weather means more activity from the animals at the zoos! Find one on our list   of Zoos in Northeast Wisconsin!
  13.  Hit your favorite parks and discover some new ones with our Parks Guide as the weather cools off!
  14. Update your family pictures at one of these photo worthy spots around the Fox Valley – 20+ Favorite Destinations for Fall Pictures.
  15. Get lost in a maize maze! Find your adventure in our Wisconsin Corn Mazes Guide!
  16. Head to a pumpkin farm!
  17. Head over to Funset for their awesome Weekday Specials!
  18. Skip making dinner and find a Kids Eat FREE option here.
  19. Grab your pumpkins and fall decor! Find a pumpkin patch in our Fall Guide!
  20. Go Geocaching! Here are tips to get started and also different types to look for.
  21. Explore at one of the 13 Children’s Museums in Wisconsin!
  22. Find a babysitter and schedule a date night!
  23. Walk or bike at one of these trails.
  24. Weekday specials return to Badger Sports Park! Monday and Tuesdays 4-9 pm: $5 pizza, laser tag and inflatables. Wednesdays 11 am – 9 pm: 1/2 price games. Thursdays 4 – 9 pm: $10 laser tag sessions.
  25. These parks have the nice rubber ground!
  26. Feed the ducks at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  27. Get out of town! Take off on a day trip!
  28. Run off some energy during the rainy days at one of these indoor playgrounds.
  29. Spend some quiet time out Engaging With Nature. Season changes are perfect for having great conversations about the cycles of the world around us.
  30. October is the perfect time to head to Door County! Beautiful weather and the riotous changing leaving. We have ideas for Things to Do with Kids in Door County for you!
  31. Head to one of these Observation Towers and welcome the gorgeous arrival of fall!

Old Wisconsin

Make sure to check out our calendar for fun events throughout the month of October! Find everything Fall in our roundup here.

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Liz Schultz
Liz was raised in Wisconsin and returned with her husband and children nine years ago. They've been exploring all of the old familiar places and lots of new ones too. She is an avid fan of coffee, tea, and tacos. When she manages to steal free time without a pile of laundry, she knits like a mad woman.


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