Your Guide to Wisconsin’s best fall flavors

West Bend Farmers Market

Taste the best of fall

When there’s a pleasant nip in the air, those of us who love traveling through Wisconsin know that it’s only natural to reach for more food. (Why wait for Thanksgiving?) Luckily, wherever you go throughout the state, small towns and cities are serving up some delicious eats and drinks that go above and beyond the classic pumpkin-flavored latte. Read on for where to find a taste of fall.

Beer and pie

If fall weather makes you want to cozy up to bar with pint and a few friends, look no further than the award-winning Capital Brewery in Middleton, WI. If the weather permits, try their seasonal Oktoberfest from the patio of their German-style beer garden.

If beer isn’t your style but you’re in the area, Hubbard Avenue Diner is a must for a slice of their famous pie. It’s just down the street from Capital Brewery in downtown Middleton.

Fresh produce

Wisconsin sure knows how to do farmers’ markets! Stop by downtown West Bend on any Saturday morning until October 28 to purchase seasonal fruits and veggies from over 75 vendors. Named by Vogue magazine as a must-see market in 2014, it’s truly a hidden gem!

Cranberries and wine

What’s fall in Wisconsin without a cranberry festival? If you find yourself venturing into the Northwoods for fall color, you’ll want to make a stop in Vilas County at Eagle River’s Cranberry Fest, which occurs every year around the beginning of October. Go on tours of the marshes and sample different variations of cranberries from local vendors.

If you happen to miss the festival, never fear! Stop by the Three Lakes Winery in Oneida County, one of the few places in the state to concoct a cranberry wine (among other fruity finds).

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