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Southeast Wisconsin is a bounty of fun in fall. Check out all there is to do!

Saturday, September 17

Retzer Apple Harvest Festival: Take a stroll down Scarecrow lane, enjoy over 15 children’s games and crafts, shop the craft fair and silent auction, and of course, celebrate apples! Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5/vehicle. waukeshacounty.gov/

Friday, September 23

Harvest Fair: Fun activities for kids of all ages including pumpkin carving, Harvest Fair bingo, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow making, Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo, amusement park rides and more! State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, 5 to 11 p.m. Free admission. Wistatefair.com/harvestfair

Saturday, September 24

Harvest Fair: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. See September 23 listing for more details.

Sunday, September 25

Harvest Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See September 23 listing for more details.

Cheery Cherry Fall Fair: Featurs a wide array of crafts, food, music and a kids’ area. Village Park, Appleton Ave. and Garfield Drive, Menomonee Falls, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4/person, Free/kids 12 and under

Saturday, October 1

Central Library Harvest Fest: Visitors will celebrate the turning of the season with music, pumpkins, cookies, live animals and stories. Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. mpl.org

Bay View Library Harvest Fest: Featuring fun for families including crafts and live entertainment by Fox and Branch. Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

Sunday, October 2

Cider Sunday: Kick off the fall season with cider press demonstrations and free cider tasting, live music and delicious food. Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $3; free for Friends of Wehr members. Friendsofwehr.org

Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club Applefest: Family-friendly activities including hayrides, barrel rides, bounce houses, Kohl’s Wild Theater performances, an apple pie baking contest and face painting. Thiensville Village Park, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tmlions.org

Monday, October 3

Zablocki Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to come enjoy seasonal fun, including arts and crafts and live entertainment from the Pint Size Polkas Uncle Mike. Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 6:15 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

Wednesday, October 5

East Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy crafts and live entertainment featuring “Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals.” East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

Forest Home Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy crafts and live entertainment by Clare Norelle. Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

Saturday, October 8

Atkinson Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy crafts and live entertainment featuring music by the Rhythms of the African Diaspora and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, 2 to 3 p.m. mpl.org

Cedarburg Oktoberfest: Musical entertainment and dance floor, German foods, desserts and beers, German spelling bee, sauerkraut eating contest, sheepshead tournament and more! Cedarburg Community Center parking lot, W63 N641 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission.

Fall Festival at Piala’s: Enjoy a craft fair, food and family activities, including a bounce house, slide, games, pumpkin patch and maze. Piala’s Nursery & Garden Shop, S39 W27833 Genesee Rd., Waukesha, 9 a.m. to  p.m. Free. Pialasnursery.com

Kenosha Fall Festival: Free family entertainment and activities. Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha. 12-3 p.m. downtownkenosha.org

Tippecanoe Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy activities and live entertainment from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. mpl.org

Sunday, October 9

Cedarburg Oktoberfest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See October 8 listing for more details.

Festival at Piala’s: See October 8 listing.

Thursday, October 13

Halloween Haunts: Educational hikes start every seven minutes and include interesting facts about nature and pumpkins. Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10/person, $7/Milwaukee County residents and Friends of Wehr members. County.milwaukee.gov

MKE Oktoberfest: Live polka music, weiner dog racing, brat eating contest and more. Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.

Friday, October 14

Halloween Haunts: See October 13 listing.

MKE Oktoberfest: See October 13 listing.

Boo at the Zoo: This fun Halloween event features a pumpkin patch filled with glowing, hand-carved pumpkins and rides on the “Raven’s Rail” train, among other family-friendly activities. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, 6 to 9 p.m. Included with regular admission. Milwaukeezoo.org

Halloween Glen: Actors will present interactive skits along the luminaria-lighted trails. Families can then make craft projects, watch Halloween cartoons and enjoy refreshments. MPS Central Services (Guests will ride a bus from there to Hawthorn Glen.), 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, 5:45 to 8 p.m. $6/person. Milwaukeerecreation.net

Howl-o-Ween: A Halloween-themed evening, filled with scare-free entertainment and activities the whole family will enjoy! Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, 6 to 9 p.m. $15/carload. Waukeshacountyparks.com

Saturday, October 15

Halloween Haunts: See October 13 listing.

Boo at the Zoo: See October 14 listing.

Halloween Glen: See October 14 listing.

MKE Oktoberfest: See October 13 listing.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fest: Patrons are invited to celebrate fall by enjoying crafts for the season. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust Street, Milwaukee, 1 to 4 p.m. mpl.org

Sunday, October 16

MKE Oktoberfest: See October 13 listing.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Dia de los Muertos: Celebrate loved ones and this cultural tradition as you take part in art activities that use the symbols and colors of Day of the Dead! Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with admission. Mam.org

Trek ‘n Treat: An educational trek for children through the 7 Bridges. Costumes are optional, and there will be lots of treats and activities. Grant Park, 100 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, 1 to 4 p.m. $2/participant. Fogp.org

Tuesday, October 18

Halloween Spooktacular: This celebration will feature spectacular chemical reactions, fantastic forces and bubbling potions. Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, 5 to 5:45 p.m. mpl.org

Villard Square Library Harvest Fest: This family event will feature crafts and live entertainment by “Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals.” Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee, 5:30 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

Friday, October 21

Halloween Spooktacular: Children can trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and march in the Halloween parade, as well as enjoy other family-friendly activities. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, 6 to 9 p.m. Free with admission. Milwaukeezoo.org

Saturday, October 22

Halloween Spooktacular: See October 21 listing.

Gross-out Goosebumps Halloween: Participants are invited to wear a Halloween costume and enjoy a treat while listening to a scary “Goosebumps” story. Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. mpl.org

 Tuesday, October 25

Washington Square Library Harvest Fest: This family-friendly event will feature crafts and live entertainment by Fox and Branch. Washington Square Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

Wednesday, October 26

Halloween Spooktacular: See spectacular chemical reactions, fantastic forces and bubbling potions. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee, 5 to 5:45 p.m. mpl.org

 Friday, October 28

Ghosts Under Glass: A not-too-spooky night of family fun with treats and ghostly fun! The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, 6 to 9 p.m. Special admission rates apply. County.milwaukee.gov

Little Monster Bash: Dress up your little monsters for this museum fundraiser, which features a light dinner, trick or treating, dancing, workshops and goodies galore. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 6 to 9 p.m. bbcmkids.org

Meet the author – Nick Bruel: A cat-tastic Halloween party featuring the author of “Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat”. Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 6:30 p.m. boswellbooks.com

Not-So-Scary Halloween: Receive goodies at Treat Stops, and enjoy spooktacular activities and fun throughout the museum. Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with regular admission. bbcmkids.org

Saturday, October 29

Not-so-Scary Halloween: See October 28 listing.

Autumn at Audubon: Experience the wonders of fall with games and an educational presentation. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. $6/youth members, $8/ adult members; $11/ youth non-members, $13/ adult non-members. Schlitzaudubon.org

Goosebumps Campfire Stories: Children will be invited to share their favorite stories and do crafts. Washington Square Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Munchkin Masquerade: Little ghouls and goblins are invited for a day of Halloween fun, including a decorated tour route, face painting, balloon art, a magician and more. Jelly Belly Visitor Center, 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. jellybelly.com

Monday, October 31

Halloween Pajama Story Time:East Library, 2320 N. Cramer Street, Milwaukee, 6 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

Halloween Scavenger Hunt:Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. mpl.org

Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animal Fright Night: Ms. Kim will present live animals that can be pet and played with. Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. mpl.org

Trick-or-treat at the library:Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, 6 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

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