25 Under $25 | 25 Fun Fall Activities Under $25 In SE Wisconsin

25 Under $25 | 25 Fun Fall Activities Under $25 In SE Wisconsin

Ahhhhhhhh the crisp air of fall is finally here.

Transitioning to chilly days and cozy nights is a favorite time of year for many people. Leaves start changing vibrant colors, farmers finish harvesting crops, Starbucks starts serving the famous PSL (pumpkin spice latte, for those who didn’t know), and children & adults alike can dress up in costume with no questions asked. 

If you’re looking for some fall fun, you have come to the right place! Check out our list of 25 Fun Fall Activities Under $25, with many activities being FREE.

What we didn’t list below was our favorite fall hidden gem: where to find the best pumpkins, gourds, and fall decorations, already picked for you. It’s a bit off the main street, but the drive will be worth it! Not to mention, the gals on the farm spends weeks picking out seeds for the fun, odd, decorative pumpkins, like the Cinderella’s Carriage Pumpkins

Cinderella's Carriage Pumpkin

Robert Funk Farms [aka your pumpkin headquarters.]

15952 58th Road, Union Grove, WI


25 Fun Fall Activities Under $25 in South East Wisconsin



  1. Little ghosts and goblins will enjoy Boo at the Zoo including safe trick or treating, pumpkin painting, face paintings, Jungle Jay costume contest, and more! Saturday October 31st, 10 am-1 pm at the Racine County Zoo. FREE with Zoo admission ($6 Children, $8 Adults) 
  2. Look for stars and planets at the Modine-Benstead Observatory  for their last open house of 2015-October 2nd from 7 pm-10 pm. FREE Fall Activities: Observatory
  3. Leave the leash at home! Grab your pup and take a hike at the Johnson Dog Park, an off lease area with paths, woods, and creeks located at 4729 WI-38 in Racine. FREE
  4. Learn about Racine and the Great Lakes history at the restored Fog Horn Building and climb up 11 stories to the top of the Wind Point Light House. ‘First Sunday Tower Climb’ Sunday October 4th , 9 am-3 pm. $5-$10 to climb
  5. Test your aim at the 5th Annual Pumpkin Drop. Soar through the air down the zip line with a pumpkin and try to hit the bulleye. October 24th and 25th at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. $25 Per Person
  6. Take a step back in time at the Half Point Historical Re-Enactment. Many eras of history and settlement of America will be re-created, including fashions from the 1700’s through the Civil War, fur trapping, cannon fire demonstration, and the first infantry of the War of 1812. October 10th and 11th at the Racine County Fairgrounds. FREE 
  7. Grab some delicious, fresh picked produce at the Union Grove Farmers Market. Tuesdays from 2 pm-6 pm through October 13th. FREE
  8. Get lost in the Wild West Adventure’ Corn Maze at Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market. The 8 acre Wild West Corn Maze features over 10,000 feet of paths to navigate. Don’t worry, riddles and clues will help you find your way out! Friday, Saturday, and Sundays-hours vary. $6.50 Child, $8.50 Adult Fall Activities: Borzynski's Corn Maze
  9. Get your high school clique together and join Ironwood for High School Halloweekend October 30th & 31st. FREE admission to trolloween.
  10. All Apple, All Weekend-Stop by the Hill Country Market and Breezy Hill Nursey for Apple Fest on October 3rd and 4th. Enjoy apples, cider, and make your own caramel apple. Yumm! FREE 
  11. Join the Union Grove Congregational United Church of Christ for a delicious, free community meal on October 27th from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Bring your neighbors, friends, and family-all are welcome! FREE 
  12. Take a scenic hay ride through the Bear Den Woods as the beautiful leaves change colors. Be sure to stop at the pumpkin patch to pick your very own pumpkin and visit all of the animals in the petting zoo. $10+, with pumpkin. 
  13. Visit the downtown Burlington Businesses for Spooky City Trick or Treat on Saturday October 31st from 9:30 am-12:00 pm. Children are invited to stop by participating businesses in costume to receive a treat, make spooky crafts, and take a hay ride around town. Be sure to stop at the Plaza Theater, which is hosting a free family movie at noon. FREE 
  14. Did you know Burlington’s historical district rests uneasily on top of twenty-seven ancient burial mounds! Learn that and more frightening facts during Mary Sutherland’s ‘Haunted Burlingon’ on October 14th at 6:30 pm. FREE 
  15. Pick your own memories at Apple Holler. From apple picking, hay rides, the cool cow maze, the golden goat bridge, to the giant slide-you’re sure to have fun at the farm! Apple picking $10+, Farm Park Admission $4+ Fall Activities: Apple Holler Photo Courtesy of Apple Holler Facebook.
  16. Take a colorful bike ride or hike through the many miles of trails at Richard Bong State Recreational Area. $7 Vehicle Registration 
  17. Join Old World Wisconsin for an always spooky, sometimes scary Halloween Legends and Lore featuring folk and fairytales and ghost stories of the 19th and early 20th centuries, October 17th, 5:30 pm-9 pm. $7 Children, $10 Adults 
  18. Enjoy a stroll through downtown Racine on a crisp fall afternoon and evening as more than 50 shops, galleries, and restaurants welcome you to discover the best of Racine for First Fridays. Come early, stay late! First Friday of the month through December. FREE
  19. Warm up with a pumpkin latte and fresh baked goods at the Burlington Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine. Be sure to check out their live music calendar. Prices vary.
  20. Enjoy German food, beer, music, car show, craft fair, and more at Oktoberfest in Elkhorn. October 17th, 9 am-5 pm. FREE 
  21. The always-popular Kenosha History Center Chili Cook-Off is October 17. Enjoy and vote for the best chili! $10
  22. Celebrate all things pumpkin at The Great Pumpkin Festival in Union Grove. Pumpkin chuckin, ‘Best of the Midwest’ BBQ competition, live music by Lunch Money Bullies, children’s costume contest, chili cook-off, hay rides, and other children’s activities. October 24th and 25th, times vary, FREE admission.
  23. Snap your photo in front of Ohlaf’s viking ship at O & H Danish Bakery in Mt. Pleasant. Oh, and don’t forget to stop in and grab a famous kringle! $20+ per kringle-one+ serving…depending on if you can share! Fall Activities: O & H Bakery Photo Courtesy of Village of Mount Pleasant
  24. Run, walk, or scamper to the 6th Annual Skelton Skamper hosted by Real Racine. Costumes encouraged for the 5k run/walk on October 24th. $25 after October 1st, including long sleeve t-shirt. 
  25. Start your holiday shopping early at the Union Grove Elementary Craft Fair on October 17th. Free admission.