Cider Sunday

Wehr Nature Center’s Apple Festival!

Sunday October 1, 2023
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Celebrate fall at this family favorite event. This year's event celebrates our Wisconsin apple-growing heritage.

  • Live music from The Sweet Sheiks and The Bluegrass Allstars
  • Tasty apple treats, interactive hikes, pumpkin bowling, great raffle prizes, cake walk, and more!
  • Apple-themed Story Stroll along Wehr's trails to enjoy the autumn colors

Cider Sunday is the Friends of Wehr Nature Center's largest fundraiser and supports the center's vision to be a regional leader in providing equitable access to nature. All proceeds benefit the educational programming and land management that help make Wehr Nature Center a natural gem in southeastern Wisconsin.


Admission is $7 per person (includes parking); under 2 are free; may purchase admission ahead of time or at the door

For All: Skip the line and pre-purchase your $1 tickets to be used for all event food, drink, and activities!

When you check in at the event you will receive the tickets you have pre-purchased. Tickets will also be for sale the day of the event.

Highlights include:

Enjoy fresh cider as you watch our old-fashioned hand crank apple press!

Sample apple butter made fresh over an open fire while you watch!

Taste over 8 different varieties of apples.  Which is your favorite?

Create awesome fall children’s crafts and let the kids play in the nature-oriented play space! (not the blue plastic kind)

Pose with the photo op for a souvenir to remember the day by!

Grab some lunch and don’t forget the scrumptious apple desserts which have made Cider Sunday famous!

Purchase locally grown apples from Patterson’s Orchard in Greenfield!

Tap your toes to the lively music of the Bluegrass All Stars and the Sweet Sheiks!

Check out the fantastic raffle baskets.

Learn the Johnny Appleseed story from our children’s storyteller!

Join your child on the Seed Hunt and Storybook trail!

Knock those pins down on our Pumpkin Bowling alley!


You are going to love this fun, fall festival!  Join us!

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