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Fall into some fun events this weekend!

 

Beer & Bacon Festival, Wausau

Fern Island 500 River Road – Wausau, WI 54403

Wausau Events is excited for the Beer & Bacon Festival in Wausau! This event will feature LOTS of beer and bacon, what more could you want? You won’t want to miss this event! Sample over 150 different types of craft beer while also tasting bacon-inspired samples from meat shops & restaurants. A general admission ticket will allow you to taste/eat as much beer/bacon as you desire.

 

 

Apple Festival, Gay Mills 

September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Downtown, Gays Mills, WI 54631

Head over to Gay Mills for the 59th Annual Apple Festival! Celebrating the apple harvest with parades, carnivals, arts and crafts, flea markets, music, dancing, fun run/walk, food, and festivities.

 

 

Fromm PetFest, Milwaukee

September 23, 2017

Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr – Milwaukee, WI 53202

ver want to see if your dog would enjoy dock diving? Do you have a feeling your four-legged tricksters would rule an agility course? Are you trying to teach an old dog new tricks? All Fromm Petfest activities are open for every skill level- from novice to pro! Join us for Dock Diving, Lure Courses, and more!

 

 

Oktoberfest

September-October

Locations all across the state

Some of the largest and longest running Oktoberfest celebrations happen every year in Wisconsin. If you are looking for a German festival to attend in September or October 2017, you should have no trouble finding the right beer and food here.

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Labor day weekend means another day off to enjoy our great state with your family! Check out the fun activities here -

 

Paramount Blues Festival

September 1-September 3

Coal Dock Park, 190 S Wisconsin St, Port Washington, WI 53074

This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of the Paramount Blues Festival. Port Washington hosts three days of live music, food, and family fun.  Local, regional and national musicians take the stage to celebrate the history of Paramount Records in Grafton.

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Red Cliff Days 

September 1-September 3

Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 37600 Onigamiing Drive, Red Cliff, WI 54814

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is excited to welcome you to their second annual Red Cliff Days Labor Day Weekend. This fun filled festival includes a large carnival and lake activities.  The weekend includes cultural exhibits including the tribal drum group, Ojibwe story telling, native flute player, demonstrations of Ojibwe cultural activities and more.

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Town and Country Days  

September 1-September 3

Downtown, Shell Lake, WI 54871

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Shell Lake with a lake run, food booths, chocolate festival, truck pull, tractor pull, kiddie and grand parades, sailing regatta, games, contests, arts & crafts show, and a fly-in breakfast.

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Wilhelm Tell Festival 

September 1-September 3

Downtown, Shell Lake, WI 54871

Be a part of our 79th Wilhelm Tell celebration and enjoy a full weekend of historic Swiss charm including a children’s laternenzug (lantern parade), alphorns, yodel showcase, art show, book sale, live music, savory food and even a street dance. Inspired by the vision of Edwin Barlow, a world traveler of the early 1900′s with New Glarus roots, the Wilhelm Tell pageant has been proudly presented on Labor Day Weekend since 1938 by New Glarus residents.

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Los Dells Festival 

September 1-September 3

Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center, W4015 State Road 82 E – Mauston, WI 53948

¡Bienvenido!  Los Dells Festival is the first major Latin Music & Arts Festival in the Midwest and soon to be North America’s largest Latin Music Festival. This is a multi-cultural experience for fans of music just outside one of the largest family-friendly entertainment destinations in the Midwest: The Wisconsin Dells. With art installations, a vast culinary program, and a heavy hitting lineup, festival attendees will be in for an unforgettable experience.  Join us for the best weekend of the summer!

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Cheese-A-Palooza 

September 2-September 3

Kenosha Harbor, 6th Ave and 54th St – Kenosha, WI 53140

All things cheese will be celebrated during the two-day Cheese-A-Palooza festival along the harbor downtown on Labor Day weekend. Featuring great food including grilled cheese, cheese curds, mac n’ cheese, and more.  The fun-filled two days include a variety of eating contest and karaoke sing offs. Visit the event page for a complete guide to the festival.

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What’s on your agenda this weekend? If you are still looking for ideas check out the list below!

 

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 

July 24-July 30

For 51 weeks a year, EAA is an international community of more than 200,000 members that nurtures the spirit of flight through a worldwide network of chapters, outreach programs, and other events. But for one week each summer, EAA members and aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 550,000 from more than 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where they rekindle friendships and celebrate the past, present, and future in the world of flight.

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Germanfest, Milwaukee

July 28-July 30

Milwaukee hosts one of the nations largest German heritage festivals at Henry Maier Festival Park this weekend! Enjoy music on one of five stages, German food, the cultural village, Marktplatz and more. Other fun activities include the Sheepshead, Dachshund Derby, parade and more.

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Holland Festival, Cedar Grove

July 28-July 29

Holland Fest is fun for the entire family. An alcohol-free festival ensures that kids of all ages can safely enjoy the unique traditions of this unique festival. There is something for everyone from food, to shows, to delft and even wooden shoe racing and Klompen Dancers! If you’re Dutch, you’re family. If you’re not Dutch, you are when you visit Holland Fest!

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Door County Antique Show, Fish Creek

July 27-July 29

The Sister Bay Lions Club has hosted the annual Door County Show since 1974. The Show is Thursday through Saturday at the Gibralter High School in the quaint town of Fish Creek, Wisconsin on the peninsula by Lake Michigan, 60 miles North East of Green Bay. It is here you will find a treasure for your collection amid 35 professional exhibitors who are excited to be in Door County.

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Burning Cow Music Festival, Sturgeon Bay

July 27- July 29

Burning Cow Music Festival will rise from the ashes and ignite Sturgeon Bay with another colossal 3 day lineup of southern rock, blues, alt-country, and jam bands. Located just north of Sturgeon Bay, WI, rustic camping, hot showers, savory breakfasts, and award-winning BBQ will be available along with inspiring craft brews and refreshing domestic beers. The festival will climax Saturday night when the tremendous wooden cow will be set ablaze.

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After thousands of votes were cast for our 11 spectacular finalists in the 2018 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest, we are so excited to announce the winner…Brekke’s Fireside Resort, Rhinelander!

Thank  you to everyone who voted at www.wisconsinlodging.org!

We are excited to share this great photo  on 175,000 copies of the Wisconsin Lodging Directory next year!

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We need your help – we’re on trying to pick the cover for the 2018 Wisconsin Lodging Directory – and we want YOU to VOTE!

We’ve got 12 exceptional finalists in the 2018 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 17, and the contest winner will be announced on Friday, May 26.

Cast your vote here!

Finalist properties include:

Brekkie’s Fireside Resort

The Castle of the Cedars

The Cove of Lake Geneva

Deerfoot Lodge & Resort

The Delafield Hotel

Delton Oaks Resort

Grand Geneva Resort

The Inns of Geneva National

The Osthoff Resort

The Pfister Hotel

The Ridge Hotel

Tundra Lodge Resort

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After thousands of votes were cast for our 12 spectacular finalists in the 2017 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest, we are so excited to announce the winner… The Ashbrooke, Egg Harbor!

Thanks so everyone who visited WisconsinLodging.org to check out the covers and to all of our finalist properties!

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It’s that time of year again – we’re on the hunt for a new cover for the 2017 Wisconsin Lodging Directory – and we want YOU to pick it!

We’ve got 12 fantastic finalist covers from all across the state. Pick your favorite at the contest link below and cast a vote. Only votes with an email address will be counted. Please only vote one time for one photo. Duplicate votes will not be counted. Voting ends at 11:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 26. Check the Stay in Wisconsin Blog on April 29 when we announce the winner!

Cast your vote here!

Participating properties:

The Ashbrooke
Baker House 1885
Brekke’s Fireside Resort
The Edgewater
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Green Bay
Lake Lawn Resort
Maxwell Mansion & Suites
The Osthoff Resort
T.C. Smith Historic Inn B&B
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort

 

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Congratulations to Bay Breeze Resort, Ephraim, winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! See this great photo gracing the cover of the directory starting in January 2016!

Thanks to all 12 exceptional finalists and the thousands of people who cast a vote!

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The WH&LA bi-annual “Enjoy Wisconsin” online auction is open for bidding! Find a great deal for you, or get unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list this year!

Bid Now!

The auction is open through November 24, and features great overnight stays at properties all over the state. Participating locations include:

Hampton Inn, Brookfield/Milwaukee
Brookfield Suites Hotel, Brookfield
Kress Inn, De Pere/Green Bay
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River
The Edgewater Resort, Ephriam/Door County
The Abbey Resort, Fontana
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Lake Geneva
At the Lake House, Lake Geneva
Country Inn & Suites, Little Chute/Appleton North
HotelRED, Madison
BEST WESTERN PLUS Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
North Central Group Hotels, Statewide
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel, Oshkosh
AmericInn Lodge, Rhinelander
Best Western Northwoods Lodge, Siren
Cedaroma Lodge, St. Germain
Wave Pointe Marina & Resort, Sturgeon Bay/Door County
Bridgeport Resort, Sturgeon Bay/Door County
Northernaire Resort, Three Lakes
Warrens Lodging, Warrens
Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha
Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

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Congratulations to Red Crown Lodge, Arbor Vitae, winner of the 2015 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest! See this great photo gracing the cover of the directory starting in January 2015!

Thanks to all 12 exceptional finalists and the thousands of people who cast a vote!

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