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Why YOU Should Vacation in Minocqua This Autumn

Autumn is one of the best times to vacation in Minocqua. Not only is the Northwoods brimming with beautiful fall color, it's also loaded with festivities for the whole family.

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Below, you will find information on four of the most popular activities in Minocqua in autumn. Need a place to stay while you're here? Great! We have beautiful cabins just a stroll away from downtown Minocqua at VERY reasonable rates. Call 715-356-7795 to book.

For over 50 years this event has been pulling in thousands of event-goers from around the world. It's terribly fun, a bit quirky and definitely beefy!

Guests enjoy the live music, artisan-made craft show and all the food you can eat! Ice cold beer, hot apple cider and of course, barbecue beef sandwiches are available from sun-up to sun-down.

From the rump roast run to bouncy houses for the kids, there is literally something for everyone to do. Join us right here in our very own downtown Minocqua to celebrate and have a blast!

minocqua downtown area

Attractions Include:

  • Live Music All Day Long

  • Annual Rump Roast Run (where cow costumes are a plus)

  • Chainsaw Carving Exhibition

  • Cow Pie Plop (smelly, but very fun!)

  • Mechanical Bull Riding

  • Parade of Beef

  • Beef Eating Contest

  • Beer Garden

  • Many Food Tents

  • Kuddly Kritters Petting Zoo

  • Calf Mile Run for Kids

  • Bouncy Houses for Kids

  • Prime Choice Craft Show Featuring Artisan Crafts

  • Henna, Face Painting and Glitter Painting

  • All the beef dishes you can eat!


Fall Color Changes - mid September thru end of October

Fall is the most beautiful time to visit Minocqua. Because of the vast array of tree species in the Northwoods, the variety of color during autumn is phenomenal. From crimson red to golden yellow to lime green, you are sure to be blown away by the beauty of nature this time of year.

Guests who visit Minocqua for the "changing of the colors" as we like to call it, enjoy bike rides down the Bear Skin Trail, forest-lined car rides and relaxing boat rides on the Minocqua chain-of-lakes.

It has been said, because of the vast diversity of trees, that Northern Wisconsin is the most beautiful place to view leaves changing. It's also a great time to take family portraits!

tree color changes minocqua wi

Gas up the Harley and grab the family for one of the most entertaining festivals in the Northwoods. From Wednesday to Sunday, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Live music, shopping, games and plenty of "biker babes and hot rods" - taken directly from there website :)

resorts in wisconsin harley bike ride

Attractions Include:

  • Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

  • Thunder Parade

  • Veterans Fall Ride

  • Burnout Pit

  • Live Bands

  • Free Beer and Music on Wed & Thursday

  • Best Biker Butt Contest

  • Ethnic Food Court

  • Swap Meet

  • Tattoo Artists

  • Take a ride in a helicopter

  • Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast

  • Christian Motorcycle Church Service on Sunday

  • Camping

  • Human Bowling

  • Hopping Ponies

  • Zorb Ball

  • Demo Rides

  • Variety of Children's Activities

  • Shopping, Food, Beverages and so much more!

Cranberry Fest - Eagle River - The 1st Weekend in October

The Eagle River Cranberry Festival is world-renowned for it's cranberry goodies and huge artisan market. Some of the finest artists in the United States travel to offer their hand-crafted goods to the estimated 40,000 people who attend the event both days.

Start your day with some hot cranberry cider while checking out the world's largest cranberry cheesecake on display. Tour the cranberry marshes and learn about the ways of the cranberry farmer and history of the cranberry. Enjoy hot food, sweet treats and top-notch shopping.

guys raking cranberries on lake

As you can see, there is tons to do up north this autumn. When you're ready to book, give us a call 715-356-7795.

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