Applefest

Oktoberfest 2014

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Grandad Bluff

Wisconsin Great River Road

A fun-filled weekend!

Applefest is the La Crescent community event honoring the apple harvest in the Apple Capital of Minnesota. A fun-filled weekend, Applefest has something for everyone – entertainment, refreshments, a carnival, classic car show, Arts & Crafts Fair, Apple Orchard Tours and Apple Pie Sales + more.

September 25-28

Approximately 5,000 miles and over 150 years of history provide the only major differences between La Crosse, Wisconsin and Munich, Germany during late September and early October each year. This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with “merrymaking” and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.

Experience…Enjoy…Explore La Crosse

Each year, La Crosse attracts more than one million visitors, as people from across the globe are attracted to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by the upper Mississippi River area - not to mention the region's rich history, unique attractions and variety of great shopping, dining and cultural offerings. We hope you enjoy our beautiful city!

A Must See Attraction

With the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley, this beloved attraction is now more beautiful than ever before. Limestone benches weighing 3,000 lbs, a 75 foot flag pole and a 17.5 ton limestone monolith are just a few of the interesting sights you will see during your visit to the “new” park.

Voted the Prettiest Drive in America

Explore 250 miles of Wisconsin's only National Scenic Byway, featuring 33 river towns, with La Crosse being the largest city on the route! Once on the road, it will be easy to understand why this byway was voted the "Prettiest Drive" in America by the Huffington Post!

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Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Wed
all-day Exhibit: “Celebrate!” @ 119 King Street
Exhibit: “Celebrate!” @ 119 King Street
Sep 10 – Oct 18 all-day
Exhibit: "Celebrate!" @ 119 King Street
Celebrate! Artists: La Crosse County 4-H Students Balcony Gallery Exhibit: September 10 – October 18, 2014 Reception: September 12, 4-5:30 pm Featuring the work of La Crosse County 4-H students, this exhibit is an example[...]
all-day Exhibit: “Immaculate Perception” @ 119 King Street
Exhibit: “Immaculate Perception” @ 119 King Street
Sep 10 – Oct 4 all-day
Exhibit: "Immaculate Perception" @ 119 King Street
Immaculate Perception Artists: Ben Alberti & Liz Bowman In this collaborative series of paintings and woodblock prints, Pump House instructors Ben Alberti and Liz Bowman combine their loves for nature and science in order to[...]
Sep
18
Thu
all-day “Herons of La Crosse” @ La Crosse, WI
“Herons of La Crosse” @ La Crosse, WI
Sep 18 all-day
"Herons of La Crosse" @ La Crosse, WI
Back, by Popular Demand: “Herons of La Crosse” have returned to for the summer to celebrate the arts! In celebration of the new trompe l’eoil mural and of the successful inaugural Artspire La Crosse, 17[...]
all-day 2014 Steamboat Shore Stop @ Riverside Park
2014 Steamboat Shore Stop @ Riverside Park
Sep 18 all-day
2014 Steamboat Shore Stop  @ Riverside Park | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the[...]
all-day Applefest
Applefest
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
Applefest @ La Crescent | Minnesota | United States
Celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2013, Applefest is the La Crescent community event honoring the apple harvest in the Apple Capital of Minnesota. A fun-filled weekend, Applefest has something for everyone – entertainment, refreshments, a[...]

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