Weekend Guide, October 12-14

The Weekend Guide for Lake Country and the greater Waukesha County has arrived!!

This weekend guide is sponsored by Fleet Farm Oconomowoc.

Fleet Farm Toyland Oconomowoc

At Fleet Farm tradition – the biggest selection of the hottest toys at low Fleet prices. TOYLAND IS OPENING ON OCTOBER 13th at 6:00 am!  All Day Doorbusters on October 13, 14th and 15th! Come early on Saturday to get your FREE Melissa & Doug exclusive puzzle.

Don’t forget about ORANGE FRIDAY.  Another Fleet Farm tradition – Orange Friday is your one-stop-shop for your last minute hunting gear, supplies, gas, snacks and more!  Doors open at 6:00 am on ORANGE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th!!!


The last burst of summer has left and Fall has returned (with a tinge of winter). But how amazing were Monday and Tuesday?(You know me, I love a good summery day.) If you are headed to an outdoor Fall Festival, Pumpkin Farm, or Corn Maze this weekend, don’t forget the hats and gloves!

And how about the Brewers?! Eek!! Last weekend was so exciting, and we can’t wait for Friday!! Check this promotion if they win game #12 in a row!

Plus, we have some pretty fun promotions and announcements going on at Lake Country Family Fun!

  • Trainfest is coming on November 10 and 11, 2018. Enter to win tickets here!
  • Ladies, mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 24 for a Ladies Night Out event at Aurora Summit. The first 50 ladies get a swag bag! Details here; share on Facebook with your friends here.
  • Do you speak Spanish? Futura Language Professionals, a Community-Based Spanish School, is looking for a part-time teacher! Details here.
  • The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train officially announced their schedule!! Share with your friends and family on Facebook here.

ICYMI: The Ice Castles are coming to Lake Geneva and Lake Country Family Fun has the scoop! Stay tuned for more details and a giveaway 🙂 Join the conversation and share with your friends and family on Facebook here.


Check out all of Lake Country Family Fun’s Fall Guides HERE.

You’ll find our Trick or Treat Guide, Fall Bucket List, Fall Festival Guide, Apple Picking Guide, Pumpkin Farm Guide, Corn Maze Guide, and Haunted House Guide.

Plus, snag some sales going on in our Rummage Sale Guide.


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For a full listing of events for the day, check out our CALENDAR. To find out more details, click the link (the title will take you directly to the event).

Friday, October 12

Menomonee Falls Farmer's Market Local Farmers Markets Hartland Farmers Market Menomonee Falls Farmer’s Market Lake Country Family Fun West Allis Farmers Market New Berlin Farmers Market Oconomowoc Farmers Market Mukwonago Farmers Market Watertown Farmers Market Menomonee Falls Farmer's Market Dousman Farmers MarketFind ALL the Farmers Markets here!

OJWC Kids Closet Consignment Sale in Oconomowoc

This is the place to find “like new” items for kids of all ages! Great selection of infant and children’s spring clothing, sizes newborn to 14.

 

Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library Fall Booksale

Come check it out!

 

Downtown West Bend Fall Fest/ Trick or Treating

Dress in your Halloween best and trick or treat downtown.

 

Howl-O-Ween, Retzer Nature Center

This is a Halloween themed evening, filled with scare-free entertainment and activities the whole family will enjoy!

 

Night Run: Pumpkin Train Rides

Experience the railroad decorated for Halloween with many light up pumpkins. Family friendly… nothing scary! All rides are offered free.

 

Boo at the Zoo

*This is now a Zoo paid-ticketed event. Visitors will enjoy ghoulish fun this Halloween season. Travel through the haystack maze, take a ride on the “Raven’s Rail” train and enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins! NOTE: This is not a trick or treat event.

 

Fright Hike- Lapham Peak State Park

Earlybird tickets are available online at a discounted price of $10.00 per person here

 

Saturday, October 13

Hartland Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

They will be serving pancakes, sausages, applesauce, milk, coffee, and orange juice.

 

Western Lakes Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast

There will be two events this year – one in Oconomowoc and one in Dousman. Enjoy some hot flapjacks and sides served by your local fire department at this annual fundraiser.

 

OJWC Kids Closet Consignment Sale in Oconomowoc

Half-price day!

 

Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library Fall Booksale

Come check it out!

 

Wisconsin Science Festival: Hands-On Science!

The Pewaukee Public Library will have three separate science-themed programs taking place.

 

Autumn on the Farm at Old World Wisconsin

Join in as Old World Wisconsin shares stories of community, learn tips for the gardens and kitchens, and share the traditions of Autumn.

 

LEGO Club – Brookfield

Come build with the LEGO Club at the Brookfield Public Library!

 

Goosebumps 2 Party at Marcus Theatres

Join Marcus Theatres on October 13 & 14, 2018 from 10 am to noon for a FREE Goosebumps 2 Party to celebrate the opening of the new film!

 

Meet & Sing-Along with Disney Friends

Meet & Sing-Along with Disney Friends right here in Hartland! You invited to a special (FREE) pre-show community event at 11:30-12:30 prior to the Saturday 10/13 matinee performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

 

Wisconsin Tailgate Series at The Corners

Join Sendik’s for this three part can’t miss Wisconsin Tailgate Series at the Corners of Brookfield to watch the Badger Games on the 12 feet x 20 feet screen!

 

Book Signing at Old World Wisconsin

Kathleen Ernst will be doing a book signing at Old World Wisconsin for her latest book, The Lace Maker’s Secret, in the Museum Store from noon to 5:00 pm.

 

Chivaree on Park Grand Opening

Reinvented as a modern event space, Chivaree on Park is a new wedding and events venue restored from the famous Ixonia Fireman’s Hall built in 1949.

 

Breyer Horse Painting Event at Silly Willyz

Stop by Silly Willyz in downtown Pewaukee (right on the Lake) and customize your very own Breyer horse!

 

Waukesha Trunk or Treat

There is a date for the Waukesha Trunk or Treat event, and they hope to see you there! This is a FREE event for ALL children.

 

Boo at the Zoo

*This is now a Zoo paid-ticketed event. Visitors will enjoy ghoulish fun this Halloween season. Travel through the haystack maze, take a ride on the “Raven’s Rail” train and enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins! NOTE: This is not a trick or treat event.

 

Fright Hike- Lapham Peak State Park

Earlybird tickets are available online at a discounted price of $10.00 per person here

 

Wisconsin Science Festival: Stargazing

The local experts from the Pewaukee Astronomy Club will share their personal telescopes so we can get a good look at the night sky and learn about a few of its amazing features.

Sunday, October 14

Western Lakes Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast

Bring your family to the Western Lakes Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast. There will be two events this year – one in Oconomowoc and one in Dousman. Enjoy some hot flapjacks and sides served by your local fire department at this annual fundraiser.

 

Ashippun Fire Department Open House and Pancake Breakfast

Come see the fire trucks and meet your fire department members. Bring your appetite for pancakes and french toast.

 

Autumn on the Farm at Old World Wisconsin

As days grow shorter, everyone on the farms joins together to harvest, butcher, pickle and preserve the bounty of the summer.

 

Goosebumps 2 Party at Marcus Theatres

Activities will include: Cotton Ball Ghost Crafts Make-Your-Own Tissue Paper Candy Corn Coloring and Activity Sheets Prize Giveaways Enjoy Delicious Free Snacks And more!

 

Costume Contest at the Sussex Farmers Market

In addition to the regular farmers and vendors – join in on Sunday for a SPOOKTACULAR good time! Costume Contest at 10:30!!

 

Dayspring Fall Celebration

Join Dayspring as they celebrate the grand opening of their new facility at their Fall Celebration. They have 36 beautiful acres to enjoy. followed by a free bbq lunch, hay rides, pick your own pumpkins, games, prizes & bounce houses galore.

 

Wales Genesee Fire Department Open House

Come to the Wales Genesee Fire Department Open House to tour the station, meet the members, play games, and eat!

 

Joe Mama’s Cruise Nights

Last one of the season!!

 

Fall Festival, St. John’s Mukwonago

Come enjoy free food and free drinks. Children will enjoy fun games, a hayride, and so much more.

 

Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library Fall Booksale

$2 bag sale!!

 

Sound of Music: A Benefit for Watertown Concert Series

The Watertown Concert Series is sponsoring this one-time showing of the classic movie, Sound of Music, as a benefit event.

 

Lake Country Community Orchestra Fall Concert

Save the Date for the Lake Country Community Orchestra Fall Concert 2018! Please join in after for a complimentary dessert reception.

 

Happy fall weekend!!