Bayfield Apple Festival

Posted by on October 4, 2013

Address: 100 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814

Latitude/Longitude: 46.810960, -90.814689

Start Date: Oct 4, 2013

End Date: Oct 6, 2013

Web site: click here

Phone: (715) 779-3335

Pricing: Free


The weekend of October 4-5-6 will bring the 52nd annual Bayfield Apple Festival, organized by the Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau. This small community of just under 500 is putting on a party for an estimated 30,000 visitors. The Society of American Travel Writers has named this Festival one of the “top Ten Fall Festivals in North America”. Whatever the honors, the locals know what this event is all about: Apples!

This small lakeside community, sitting on Lake Superior and home of the Apostle Islands, is surrounded by orchards and fruit growers. Fall in Bayfield is a beautiful time. The Apple Festival simply provides locals and visitor alike the opportunity to celebrate the harvest. Apple goodies of all kinds can be found at this event ranging from apple wine, apple brats, apple beer, caramel apple sundaes (this writer’s favorite!), and more.

Bayfield’s Memorial Park and the streets of downtown Bayfield are closed to traffic and vendors can be found selling a wide range of clothing, art, jewelry and more. Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua’s house band, Blue Canvass Orchestra will be playing on the Main Stage throughout the weekend. Some other highlights include the Apple Peeling Contest, a Venetian Boat Parade, Apple Dumpling Contest, and of course our Sunday afternoon Parade complete with Mass Band (all high school units in parade gather at the end to don special shirts and come down Rittenhouse Avenue playing “On, Wisconsin”.

October is a great month to head to Bayfield. If you love apples, love celebrating fall and love good fun, we would love to see you join us. Always the first full weekend in October, this event is not to be missed.

From the Author: This small community is located on the shores of Lake Superior. Head up the hills outside of Bayfield and you will find over 15 orchards, many who grow a range of fruits throughout the summer and fall. Each orchard has it's own personality, it's own unique produce and products, many with gift shops and "you pick it" operations. This is a great half day trek by bike or car, with numerous stops along the way offering magnificent views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Not a crowd person? Come before or after Apple Festival - we'll save some of those yummy caramel apples for you!

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