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Rooted Spoon First Thursday Dinners

On the first Thursday of each month, Rooted Spoon hosts a multi-course dinner of local, seasonal ingredients, often with a special theme. ~$23pp



Willy St. Co-op Workshops

Willy St. Co-op has a plethora of classes on cooking and nutrition, plus free films, lectures and food demos. Check out their calendar for both East and West locations.

Madison & Middleton


Yahara Bay Tour & Sampling Night

FREE tours & samples every Thursday night, 5-10pm. Come meet the owners, see how their spirits are made, and taste their 20 handmade, Wisconsin-grown spirits. More info>>



Madison Food Explorers Lake to Lake Tour

Covers the basic history of Madison & historic architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright’s contributions to the city and state, & at least 7 food stops along the way. Saturdays thru 10/29. More info & tickets>>


Oct 01 - Oct 09

Fermentation Fest

10 days of tastings, demos, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more in beautiful Sauk County. View the full schedule of events at

Reedsburg Area

Oct 01

Edible Landscaping

Learn from permaculture designers about the Arboretum's edible richness & their favorite trees and shrubs. FREE, no registration required. Meet at Visitor Center. 1-3pm. More info.


Oct 06

Wollersheim’s Ice Wine Release Event

Taste Wollersheim's new Ice Wine release & take home a bottle or three. Guided tours, music, wine by the glass, light food, wagon rides. 10am-5pm. FREE

Prairie du Sac

Oct 08

13th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off

Madison chefs will serve savory vegan chili at the Masonic Center. Also, vegan hot dogs, cornbread, desserts & raffle. Fundraiser for Alliance for Animals & the Environment. 5-9:30pm. More info>>


Oct 09

Swiss Historical Village Harvest Fest

Cheese masters from around Wisconsin will make cheese using methods dating to the 1800s. Also old-time craft demos, sausage making, Swiss-inspired foods and more. Learn more.

New Glarus

Oct 14

Madison Food Explorers Happy Hour Tour

Fun tour includes Madison’s favorite way to start the weekend: drinks, conversation, & a sunset over Lake Mendota. One-hour-plus tour includes 3 beverage/food stops. More info & tickets>>


Oct 19

Farm to School Night Out

Dine-in or carry-out at Madison restaurants all day & 10% of proceeds will benefit the REAP MMSD Farm to School program! See online for list of participating restaurants. 

Oct 22

Picnic in the Park

An Edwardian-themed soiree, 5-course meal, music by WI Chamber Orchestra, all under an elegant, heated tent. Proceeds benefit Madison Parks Found. Tenney Park. More info & tickets>>


Oct 23

Monroe Street Sunday Brunch Tour

Tour this great restaurant street & history-filled neighborhood that includes Ho-Chunk history, effigy mounds, Italian immigrants, chocolate & beer making. More info & tickets>>


Oct 30

Pie Palooza

A delicious Sunday brunch of sweet or savory pies baked by area chefs using local products. Includes farm-fresh salad and beverages. More info and tickets.


Nov 04

Ex Libris Vol. VI: Beer for Brunch

Join Madison Public Library Foundation in celebrating fall with 34 culinary artisans & brewers at its delicious annual fundraiser. Central Library, 7-10pm. More info & tickets>>


Nov 12 - Nov 13

Great River Road Wine Trail Holiday Harvest Fest

Start your celebration of the season by enjoying holiday foods and wines along the Wine Trail! Learn more>>


Nov 26

Lunch with Santa

Back by popular demand, eat lunch and take a photo with Santa, craft extravaganza, movie, and kids go home with a goodie bag. 11:30-1:30. New Glarus Elementary. Learn more>>

New Glarus