Celebrate fall with some great festivals and outdoor fun this weekend!

16 Friday

Fall Art Walk: Stroll Downtown Delafield with the entire family and visit with local artists as they work.

Downtown Delafield.

Free. visitdelafield.org

I Love Middle Grade Event: Meet children's authors Kelly Barnhill ("The girl who drank the moon") and Brian Farrey ("The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse"). The event is cosponsored by Miss Cupcake Boutique Bakery, and registration is recommended to make sure there are enough cupcakes for everybody!

Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 4 p.m.

Free. boswellbooks.com

17 Saturday

Elephant Appreciation Day: Learn all about the earth's largest mammal.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free with regular zoo admission, milwaukeezoo.org

Oktoberfest: This special event features games, family activities and a selection of German beer.

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, 4 to 7 p.m.


Cedarburg's Wine and Harvest Fest: This year's theme is "A Feast for the Senses", featuring Wisconsin's home-grown produce and artisan food products, award-winning locally produced wines and the artwork of hundreds of local artists.

Downtown Cedarburg, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., extended hours at the Gruber Law Office Main Stage and food court until 8:30 p.m.

Free, cedarburgfestivals.org

Friends of Retzer Nature Center Apple Harvest Festival: Enjoy a craft fair, scarecrow lane, live music, silent auction, planetarium shows, horse-drawn wagon rides, hikes, reading corner, apple pie baking contest, food vendors and much more!

Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$5/carload, waukeshacounty.gov

Doors Open MKE: Southeastern Wisconsin families will have the chance to take behind-the-scenes tours of over 150 buildings in the Milwaukee area.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Rock the Green: The annual festival showcases world-class music, zero waste efforts and locally grown foods, along with a kids stage with programs from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Urban Ecology Center and more.

Reed Street Yards, S 3rd St. and Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, 1 to 11 p.m.

$35/person, 10 and under/free, rockthegreen.com

18 Sunday

Cedarburg's Wine and Harvest Fest: See September 17 listing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doors Open MKE: See September 17 listing.

Bug Day: Explore the wonderful world of invertebrates through show, tell and touch displays. Dress like a bug, join a guided insect safari hike and sample tasty insect treats from the Critter Cafe.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, 1 to 4 p.m.

$3/person, $2/Friends of Wehr members, county.milwaukee.gov

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