The trees are changing, the air is crisp, and football is on TV...fall has officially arrived! Oshkosh has a lot of exciting events and fun activities to celebrate this season.

Pick apples at Rasmussen’s Apple Acres

Rasmussen’s Apple Acres is open for picking from late August until the middle of October every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You and your family can pick fresh Cortland, McIntosh and Honeycrisp apples. Eat them right off the branch or take them home and bake into a delicious pie. Rasmussen’s is located 2.5 miles west of Highway 41 on the south side of State Road 21. 

Pick a pumpkin at Sunny Acres Farm

Spend a day at Sunny Acres Farm picking the perfect pumpkin!  Venture out into the patch, play a round of mini-golf, jump in the bounce house, take a train ride, paint a pumpkin, ride the rocking horse carousel, and feed the llamas, alpacas, mini horses, goats, pigs, ducks and chickens. Sunny Acres Farm is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31.


Bring the family to Zooloween Boo at Menominee Park and Zoo on October 19 and 20. Come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treat stations, bounce houses, Halloween concessions, games, crafts prizes, mascots and more! Can’t make it to Zooloween? Downtown trick-or-treating is taking place on October 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Downtown Oshkosh. 

Celebrate Docktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Dockside Tavern’s festival hall on October 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is an authentic Oktoberfest with great food and beer, German music, and lively music. Family-friendly entertainment will take place throughout the day including a cornhole tournament, costume and frankfurter eating contest, 2k Bier Run, and masskrugstemmen (steinholding). To register for events, check out the link here!

Trick-or-Treat Yo Self  

Caramel Crisp Cafe has a variety of pumpkin-spiced everything including shakes, malts, cookies, cheesecake bites, bread pudding and even pumpkin butter! If pumpkin spice isn’t your thing, the cafe has other fall favorites including apple butter, caramel apples and more. Tamara’s the Cake Guru’s Sweets Boutique also has a plethora of fall treats including fresh, pumpkin cream cheese bread made daily. 

Catch a Game

School is in session which means so are sports! It’s not only football season, but also tennis, cross country, golf, swimming, soccer, and volleyball. Check out the schedule of our local high school teams as well as our UW-Oshkosh Titans and go show your support!

Learn About Oshkosh’s Paranormal History

The Oshkosh Public Museum has paranormal tours and exhibitions throughout the month of October. Learn about the Ghostly Reports that spooked the Oshkosh area or experience Night Whispers, a guided tour that allows guests to uncover the community’s past of scary occurrences, deadly deeds and ghostly goings-on. Learn how to do zombie makeup, hear stories from a paranormal investigator, and learn about all of the paranormal activity that’s happened at the museum. Make sure to check out the schedule and register for these spooky events!