Family Fall Fest - Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce
Madeline Island Fall Fest
Fall is what many locals believe is the best time to be on Madeline Island. The third weekend in October is always our Family Fall Fest on Madeline Island. This is a festive time for families to take advantage of the last good weather of the season and enjoy the vivid fall colors on a spectacular island setting.
Among the many family friendly events that take place during Family Fall Fest are pumpkin decorating, birdhouse making, face painting, clowns and much more.
For the adults, we have numerous street vendors with everything from Wapples, which are waffles filled with apple cheese cake and caramel sauce, to handcarved wooden spoons, to locally crafted wares from jewelry makers and many of the local artisans.
Last fall, to the great delight of all involved, we featured a number of interactive events. Easily the most involving and intriguing was the making of apple cider using a bicycle-powered cider press and apples gathered from all over the island. Kids stood in line right up to 7 p.m. for a chance to ride that bike! And enough cider was made to send a bottle home with all who participated. Bird House making, and pumpkin decorating were also enjoyed, along with free smores, and making your own tie dyed tee shirt. You could also watch the numerous craft demonstrations, including: Candle Making at Madeline Island Candles, Renee’ Michelletti, basket maker extraordinaire, sets up shop to demonstrate how to weave a basket in front of Dockside Gifts, and Keldi Merton demonstrated weaving. We hope to have these and more to add to the enjoyment of the day this fall on Madeline Island