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.
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!
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
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!
Tomahawk Harley Fall Ride - September
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 :)
Classic Car & Hot Rod Show
Veterans Fall Ride
Free Beer and Music on Wed & Thursday
Best Biker Butt Contest
Ethnic Food Court
Take a ride in a helicopter
Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast
Christian Motorcycle Church Service on Sunday
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.
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.