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September
20

Oktoberfest Near Dane County

Dane County Oktoberfest

If you can't be in Berlin for Oktoberfest, then our real estate agents recommend Dane County and the surrounding areas (near delightful Madison homes for sale) as a festive place to partake. 

Originating in Bavaria, Oktoberfest is marked by celebrations centered around two mainstay comfort foods: delicious bratwurst and refreshing beer. Near Dane County, of course, you'll find a variety of local additions, like the use of authentic Wisconsin cheese.

Dane County is one of the epicenters of Oktoberfest in the United States, thanks to the high number of people here who trace their ancestry back to Germany. You'll find a wide range of fun and festive events throughout the area. Here's an insider guide on how and where to enjoy the celebrations:

  • Oktoberfest at Essen Haus – 514 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
    Oktoberfest at Essen Haus is a beloved annual Oktoberfest celebration that takes place at the Essen Haus German Restaurant. The parking lot is converted into a festival ground that welcomes the whole family. You can savor local brats and brews while listening to live music and even cut up on the dance floor. There'll be plenty of treats from the grill and a whole area set aside for kids to meet new friends.

  • New Glarus Oktoberfest – 418 Railroad Street, New Glarus, WI 53574
    New Glarus Oktoberfest is a yearly tradition backed by the many families of Swiss heritage in this lovely Wisconsin community. Taking place October 22 through 25, it is a free event for everyone to attend. There'll be food, wagon rides, chainsaw carving, and live music in the festival tent all weekend long. Join the fun and be a part of one of New Glarus' most anticipated events of the season!

  • Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie – 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583
    Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie is a classic brewpub that offers online ordering and indoor or patio dining. As a family-owned and operated business, it has become known as a wonderful event venue for weddings and family reunions. During the Oktoberfest season, it entices guests with new brews from around the world and updated seasonal menu items. Consider stopping by after viewing Sauk City homes for sale.

  • Capital Brewery – 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
    Craft brewing is a well-established trend today, but Capital Brewery was there at the very start. With more than 35 years of brewing experience, it is a purveyor of the finest small batch, international, and experimental brews using local producers whenever possible. Located near Middleton homes for sale, Oktoberfest will see several fun and exciting themed events and tastings.

Contact us to find out more about Dane County real estate today.

September
8

Wisconsin Farms for Fall Fun

Wisconsin Farms

Wisconsin's farms offer fall fun for the whole family. Our real estate agents invite you and your loved ones to form memories that will last a lifetime as you enjoy the outdoors and a variety of activities that define the season: Hayrides, bonfires, and even participating in the harvest.

Choose Madison homes for sale, and you'll never be far from the area's gorgeous farmland and local perks such as farmers' markets, festivals, and more. Plus, you can visit plenty of local farms whenever the weather permits.

In the fall, several farms throw open their doors so you can meet farmers and their animals, see the work that goes into planting, and enjoy surroundings rich with the energy and the unmistakable feeling of a Wisconsin fall.

Let's take a closer look at a few options for fall fun:

  • Enchanted Valley Acres – 5047 Enchanted Valley Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Enchanted Valley Acres is one of the top local farms near Cross Plains homes for sale for any family that wants to peek at authentic farming. It is known for one of the region's best corn mazes, plus the opportunity to pick flowers or choose and carve pumpkins. Activities are available through September and October, with giant slides and a jump pad set up for the kids.

  • Appleberry Farm – 8079 Maurer Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Appleberry Farm is one of Dane County's most beloved apple orchards. You have the chance to pick fresh apples straight from the tree in the finest "Pick Your Own" Wisconsin tradition. Appleberry has events throughout the year, you can also visit for the summer berry season. You might even get to see the beekeepers at work on Appleberry Farm's artisanal honey.

  • Schuster's Farm – 1326 US-12, Deerfield, WI 53531
    Schuster's Farm is another great selection for summer or fall near Deerfield homes for sale. Journey through eight acres of corn mazes, more than fourteen acres of pumpkins, and a slew of hand-picked barnyard attractions. There's a full "Haunted Forest" for the kids and classic Wisconsin apple cider donuts that people of all ages will enjoy.

  • Eplegaarden – 2227 Fitchburg Road, Fitchburg, WI 53575
    Eplegaarden is, as the name suggests, a premier place to find apples just minutes from Fitchburg homes for sale. In August, it throws open its gates for Pick Your Own apples and raspberries. Within sight of the big red barn, you'll also find the Eplegaarden pumpkin patch. There are acres of apples, hosting generations of families who've participated in this Wisconsin tradition!

  • Eugster's Farm Market – 3865 WI-138, Stoughton, WI 53589
    Eugster's Farm Market is one of the most convenient choices – just 15 minutes south of Madison and within moments of Stoughton homes for sale. Eugster's has made a trusted name for itself over 40 years, and fresh, seasonal produce is always available in the farmer's market. From fall's pumpkins to winter's Christmas trees, there's always something exciting going on at the Eugster family farm.

Contact us to find out more about real estate in the Dane County area.

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