As the days get colder and the trees barer, we begin to anticipate that dreaded season that comes after fall (I hear some people enjoy winter…I can’t relate). In an effort to make the most of what’s left of fall, we’ve created an autumn checklist, and with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ we’ve recommended Wisconsin businesses to check out. Enjoy!
As the weather gets colder, most of us inevitably wind up spending more time indoors, whether we’re cozied up by the fire, reading a good book, or watching our favorite Netflix show. Why not make your home, the place you’ll spend most of your time over the next 6 months, as comfortable as possible? Wisconsin-made candles, decorations, flower arrangements…the possibilities are endless.
We recommend: Kreative Kraftwerks, Piranga Candles, Wreaths by Chalann, Elegant Arrangements
We recommend: Bed & Breakfasts Association
We recommend: Vetro Winery, Trout Springs Winery, Northleaf Winery
Whether a haunted hayride through a dark, spooky forest or a daytime hayride out to the pumpkin patch, this is a great fall activity for families and people of all ages. Bundle up – it could get chilly!
We recommend: Meuer Farm
We recommend: Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Steep & Brew Coffee Roasters
Another way to cope with Wisconsin’s winters is, of course, with warm, Wisconsin-made products! Stock up on thick socks, cozy sweaters, warm mittens and soft blankets, all made right here by locals!
We recommend: Silver Creek Alpaca, Nana’s Knits
Fall is already such a wonderful time in Wisconsin, and when we can enjoy it all while supporting local operations, it’s that much better. How are you enjoying autumn’s last hurrah? Share with us on social media using #discoverwisconsin!
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
Kristen Finstad is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. Having grown up in River Falls, attending UW-Stevens Point and now living in Madison, she’s a Wisconsin girl through and through. Watch Discover Wisconsin TV Saturday mornings at 10 on Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI)
Super ideas, wish I was there. Fall is a beautiful season in the Badger State. Our leaves are just changing color. Filing the ideas away for future use. Thanks DW!
Glad you enjoyed, Virginia!