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Top Weekend Events For Kids (Sept. 9-12, 2021)

Fall Festivals are happening! It’s the first unofficial weekend of Fall, and there is so much happening around town for families. Here are our top picks:


1. Apple & Sunflower Fest at Basse’s Taste of Country Farm

Pick your own apples from their orchard (several varieties including Honeycrisp), wander through the beautiful zinnias & three acre sunflower maze, take show-stopping photos at the photo opp stations, and visit the new beer garden with yard games! Happening September 9th-12th Only! Get all the info here.


2. Autumn Harvest Fest at Elegant Farmer (Opening Weekend)

It’s Opening Weekend Sept 11 & 12 for The Elegant Farmer’s old-fashioned Autumn Harvest Fest. This family-fun event features apple picking, corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, the Smilin’ Barn Cafe and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays only September 11 through Oct 24, 10 am-5 pm. Welcomed by the Smilin’ Barn, admission and parking are free! Find out more here.


3. Swan’s Watermelon Festival

Free admission and parking! There will be hayrides, barrel train rides, a corn maze, pony rides, pedal karts, the big green slide, live music, watermelon eating contest, an art & craft fair, Wholesale Watermelons, Pig Roast & locally grown corn roast, pork sandwiches, sweet corn, apple cider donuts, and more! Find out more here.


4. Frank Mots International Kite Festival

Head to Veterans Park 10:00 am through 5:00 pm, with the GRAND LAUNCH of 600+ kites at noon! This fun filled family event is free to all, with plenty of parking. You’ll see the Chicago Fire Kite Team from Chicago and Team O2, Connor and Amy Doran “America’s Got Talent,” Julie Mailhot, and the Canadian Dream team, the all new mega Octopus kite, and the Giant Manta Ray kite. Kites and food are available for purchase during the event at the Gift of Wings Kite Store. Find out more here.


5. Love Your Park Summer Floral Show (Closing Weekend!)

It’s costing weekend of the Milwaukee Domes Summer Floral Show “Love Your Parks”. Your kids will love stomping through the Show Dome, Tropical Dome, and Desert Dome. You can eat a snack in the middle area, and there are restrooms onsite. Find out more here.


There’s so much more happening this weekend! Check out our Events Calendar >>

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