Bayfield Apple Festival ~ October 6, 7 & 8

Join us  for the 56th Annual Bayfield Apple Festival ~ October 6, 7 & 8, 2017!

Hailed as one of the “10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the Nation” in 2015 by USA TODAY, the annual Apple Festival is a celebration of the autumn harvest and Bayfield’s agricultural heritage. But what exactly makes it so great? Is it the charming small town atmosphere? The famous Grand Parade featuring a “Mass Band”? The countless booths of fresh apple pies, tarts, caramel apples, ciders and other fall treats? Well, YES! Make plans now to experience for yourself all that makes Applefest unquestionably one of the best festivals in October… well, anywhere!

Click here for the complete schedule of events.

 

Madeline Island Family Fall Festival ~ October 21

Fun times are still ahead on Madeline Island! Join us on Saturday, October 21  in downtown La Pointe for good ol’ family fun. Madeline Island Fall Festival is an annual event celebrating local art, fall colors and our community. The event features a farmer’s market, art vendors & food booths, artist demonstrations, vintage car show along with free activities for families including pumpkin decorating, clown fun and a costume parade. Stop by local shops and restaurants to enjoy special activities and sales.    

September Events & Happenings

Get Outdoors! Enjoy & experience Madeline Island’s natural beauty at Big Bay Town Park
and Big Bay State Park ~ Beach access, hiking trails, picnic areas and camping.

Explore History! Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline Island’s legendary shores for centuries at the Madeline Island Museum (Wisconsin State Historic Site). Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm.

Click here for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Fall Color Report.
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September 5: Storytime @ Madeline Island Public Library, 11am
September 6: Painting Demo w/Island abstract painter StevenJohn McHugh  @ Bell Street Gallery, 1 to 3pm
September 8: Madeline Island Farmer’s Market, 9:15am to 12:30pm
September 9: opening Reception for Kristin Lein (ceramics) +  Gilpin Matthews (printmaking) @ La Pointe Center Art Gallery, 4 to 6pm.
September 10: Gazebo Dedication @ Madeline Island Public Library, 2pm.
September 12: Storytime @ Madeline Island Public Library, 11am
September 13: Painting Demo w/Island abstract painter StevenJohn McHugh  @ Bell Street Gallery, 1 to 3pm
September 15: Madeline Island Farmer’s Market, 9:15am to 12:30pm
September 16: Guided Summer Hike of the North End Trails w/ Steve Muelle,  9 to 11am (Meet at the Burrough’s Trailhead,  2.5 miles north of Benjamin Blvd on the North Shore Road). Sponsored by the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve. Free and open to the public.     * Hike canceled due to wet trail conditions.
September 19: Storytime @ Madeline Island Public Library, 11am
September 20: Painting Demo w/Island abstract painter StevenJohn McHugh  @ Bell Street Gallery, 1 to 3pm
September 22: Madeline Island Farmer’s Market, 9:15am to 12:30pm
September 23: 11th Annual Codger Softball Game @ Rec Center, 2pm.  Watch the island women’s softball team take on the island men over 50 team. Come for the fun, food and peanuts, popcorn and more! Cheer on your favorite players. Proceeds benefit the Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association.
September 23 & 24: Anishinaabe Cultural Days: Commemorating the Treaty of 1854 @ Madeline Island Museum, 10am to 4:30pm.
September 26: Storytime @ Madeline Island Public Library, 11am
September 27: Painting Demo w/Island abstract painter StevenJohn McHugh  @ Bell Street Gallery, 1 to 3pm
September 26: Movie Night ~  “The Book Thief” @ Madeline Island Public Library, 7pm. All are invited popcorn served, FREE!
September 29: Madeline Island Farmer’s Market, 9:15am to 12:30pm
September 30: Guided Autumn Hike of the High Ridge Trail, 9 to 11am. (Meet at Big Bay Town Park Pavilion). Sponsored by the Madeline Island Wilderness PreserveFree and open to the public.

For more area event information:
Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce
Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau
Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Washburn Chamber of Commerce

 

 

September Ferry Schedule Updates

The Madeline Island Ferry Line will be running a special half hour schedule Friday thru Sundays in September.

Fridays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29
To Island: AM 7:308:4510, 11, 11:45, Every half hour 12:30 PM to7PM, 8:30, 10 & 11 PM
To Bayfield: AM 7, 8, 9:151010:4511:30Every half hour 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 9 & 10:30 PM

Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30  
To Island: AM 7:308:45Every half hour 10am to 4:30pm, 5:30, 7,  8:30, 10 & 11 PM
To Bayfield: AM 7, 8, 9:15Every half hour 10am to 4:30pm, 5, 6, 7:30, 9 & 10:30 PM

Sundays, September, 17, 24 & October 1 
To Island: AM 7:308:45,  Every half hour 10am to 4:30pm, 5:30, 7  &  8:30 PM,
To Bayfield: AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour, 10am to 4:30pm, 5, 6, 7:30 & 9 PM

Please Note: Above trips weather dependent. Schedule subject to change.