As fall returns to the Stevens Point Area, with cooler temps and color-changing tree-scapes it means that fall festival fun is right around the corner! The weekend of September 17-19 is jam-packed with different events unique to the area. Not sure where to start? This guide hits the highlights about what each event features, to help plan the ultimate fall weekend in the Stevens Point Area!

Participants line up for the annual Blubber Run, complete with costumes!
 

Blubber Run 5k:

Get in the Pointoberfest spirit early with the 5k Blubber fun run! You must be 21 years or older to participate in this unique event. 

MUST-DO:

Wear a costume! You will have the chance to win trophies for best group costume and best individual costume. 

SURPRISE FIND:

Be sure to look for the Point Beer Stop halfway through the race!

 


Photo by @t8er_t0t_
 

Pointoberfest:

Celebrate, and raise a pint for a good cause, with the Point Brewery's version of Oktoberfest - Pointoberfest! Enjoy beer and cider on tap, food from a local vendor, and live music!

MUST-DO:

Celebrate Gemutlichkeit, meaning friendship, warmth and good cheer, by sipping on Point Brewery's Oktoberfest beer on tap while wearing a lederhosen or dirndl dress!

SURPRISE FIND:

Along with enjoying 20+ craft beers and Ciderboys, there will also be special tappings on the hour!

 


 

Wisconsin Woodcarvers Annual Show and Competition:

Get inspired with the largest wood-crafting show in Wisconsin! Bring the whole family out to enjoy two days of fun. 

MUST-DO:

Attend demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, and learn as much as you can about this year's featured carvers, Vic Hood and Gregg Thompson. 

SURPRISE FIND:

Your kids will love the two free sessions of kid's carving!

 


 

Art in the Park:

Gather your family alongside artists and craftspeople for Art in the Park alongside the banks of the Wisconsin River. Art of all kinds will be sold, displayed, and eaten. 

MUST-DO:

Take your kids to Cardboard City! Children of all ages will love adding their own layer of paint to the cardboard buildings. 

SURPRISE FIND:

Look for Millie the Trolley as she takes kids on rides throughout the park!

 

sculpture park, night, illuminated
 

LIT in the Sculpture Park

Come out with your flashlights and experience the Sculpture Park like never before with LIT - an event new to the area this year. 

MUST-DO:

Watch a live dance performance or listen to live music. 

SURPRISE FIND:

Multiple sculptures throughout the park will be illuminated with different lights! 

 

Photo by @ellen.klismith
 

District 1 Brewing Octoberfest

Join in for District 1 Brewing's first-ever Octoberfest. Celebrate with traditional beer, food, and music for a day filled with fun. 

MUST-DO:

Grab a bite of traditional German food from Dilly Dahl Deli. 

SURPRISE FIND:

Into polka music? You're in luck, the Ultimate Polka Band will be playing on-site. 

 

Want more?

Explore more events in the Stevens Point Area here. Or find more fall fun with our guide to 15+ Things to do this Fall. Then, join the fun, and be sure to use #StevensPointArea and tag us @StevensPointArea for a chance to get featured on our page!