Cider Sunday

Wehr Nature Center’s Apple Festival!!!

Sunday October 3th @ 11:30 am-4:30 pm*

Session A (11:30am - 2pm) - Bluegrass Allstars Band

Session B (2pm - 4:30pm) - Sweet Sheiks Band

*you will need to select either Session A or B when you signup for tickets

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Don’t miss this autumn festival full of fun for the whole family!  Cider Sunday is loaded with apples, activities, food and entertainment for all ages.  This year’s "fun"draising event helps support many improvements including, construction of disabled accessible boardwalks, trail upgrades and children adult nature education programs at Wehr Nature Center.

Cost $5 per person; under 2 and Friends of Wehr members are free

Parking $4; free for Friends of Wehr

Friends of Wehr (FOW) Members can reserve their free tickets for their member household. The General Public can also purchase their tickets and event parking by clicking the button below. 


Ready to Become a FOW Member?

Non-Members will purchase their tickets and pay the parking fee. To get free admission and parking join the Friends of Wehr BEFORE you purchase your tickets. Become a Member and your tickets are FREE!

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!


Friends of Wehr present their 10th Annual

Groundhog Day Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Saturday, February 26, 2022 (6-8 pm)


Do you think your chili is THE BEST chili around?  You are invited to match your skill and favorite (secret, of course) chili recipe with others of your ilk at Wehr Nature Center’s Groundhog Day Chili Cook-off. And the best part is, you get to take home a real gold (colored) trophy, a blue ribbon to keep, and bragging rights to share with your family, friends, and the whole neighborhood if you win.

To be a chili cook, you must register. Call 414 425-8550 by Monday, February 21st and then bring six or seven quarts of your fabulous ready-to-serve chili to Wehr by 5:30 pm on February 26th. Registered cooks get their meal FREE.

Join the fun as a chili taster. Purchase a ticket online to partake of the MOST FABULOUS chili around. You will enjoy samples of all the chilis before voting on your favorite to determine Wehr’s supreme chili cook. Your meal will also include assorted side dishes, corn bread, chili fixings, delectable desserts, and one glass of wine or beer.

Help us raise funds. Bring your wallet and bid at the Silent Auction to discover some great finds. All funds raised by this event will support Wehr’s programs and facilities.

$40 per person, $30 for members of the Friends of Wehr

One alcohol drink included, more available for $5 each. (It’s a fundraiser!)

Reservations guarantee a space. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

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