Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau
Find an affordable, family vacation destination in Waukesha
& Pewaukee, located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin.
A family fun getaway is only a short drive away!
Celebrate the fall harvest and help the farmers bring in and
preserve this season's crops at Old World Wisconsin during Autumn
on the Farms, October 2nd-3rd &
9th & 10th. Enjoy two full weekends
of changing activities as the farms ready their homes for the
coming winter at this popular event. Join in and experience
how 19th-century farmers dried and canned fruits and
vegetables from their gardens. Also learn how they smoked and
preserved meat. Old World Wisconsin consists of a 1870s
crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads on 576 acres of wooded
hills within the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
After a trip back from 19th century farmsteads at Old
World Wisconsin, take the family on a daytrip to a present day
working farm at either Basse's Country Delight, Cozy nook Farm or
Homestead Animal Farm.
Seasonally starting the first weekend in October Basse's Country
Delight hosts Pumpkin Fest, a Halloween celebration that includes
hayrides through the Haunted Woods to the pumpkin field, picking
your own pumpkin, an intriguing corn maze, children's activities
and petting zoo! Also available are seasonal farm treats of
caramel apples, apples cider, bushels of apples, canned fruits
& preserves, specialty sauces and autumn decorations.
Experience Fall Fun on the Farm at Cozy Nook Farms with tours of
their working dairy farm, hayrides showcasing corn, soybean and
alfalfa fields plus the pumpkin patch that produces more than 40
different varieties! Pumpkins grow in all shades of orange
plus white, green, tan and bright red varieties. Bring your
family to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the autumn season
on the farm.
Homestead Animal Farm offers a time once remembered and an
experience you'll never forget through an amazing assortment of
animals, themed corn mazes, I Spy hayrides and even a
grass-roofed barn for the donkeys and goats to graze! Animals
found in the barnyard, chicken coop and on the roof include
miniature donkeys, alpacas, pygmy goats, dairy goats, sheep,
turkeys, peacocks, pheasants, potbellied pigs, rabbits, ducks,
geese, chickens, cats and a dog. Add to your adventure with
the I Spy hayride that consists of special objects
displayed along the trail matched to a list of items posted on the