Event Calendar

October 23, 2021

  1. Chicago International Film Festival

    Chicago, IL Oct 13 - Oct 24

    This year's program includes 65 films and nine programs of shorts that are screening at the ChiTown Movies Drive-In in Pilsen.

  2. Iowa City Book Festival

    Iowa City, IA Oct 18 - Oct 24

    The first North American town to be named a UNESCO City of Literature offers talks, readings, panels, exhibits and a walking tour of literary Iowa City.

  3. Wisconsin Book Festival

    Madison, WI Oct 21 - Oct 24

    This big fest features readings, lectures, book discussions, writing workshops, live interviews and children's events.

  4. Moose Madness Festival

    Grand Marais, MN Oct 22 - Oct 23

    This Lake Superior town offers a medallion hunt, scavenger hunt, sled-dog open house, games led by Murray the Moose and activities at North House Folk School.

  5. Halloween

    Anoka, MN Oct 23 - Oct 30

    This town, just north of Minneapolis, calls itself the Halloween Capital of the World. Festivities include a house-decorating contest and a Grande Day Parade.

  6. Earth Wood & Fire Artist Tour

    Lake Mills, WI Oct 23 - Oct 24

    Visit artists in their studios in and around Lake Mills, Cambridge and Fort Atkinson, between Madison and Milwaukee.

  7. Oktoberfest

    Alexandria, MN Oct 23

    Carlos Creek Winery's brewing partner, 22 Northmen, hosts this festival, which includes a stein-holding contest, pumpkin throwing, horse-drawn wagon rides and live bands.



  8. Pumpkin Chuckin Fest

    Union Grove, WI Oct 23

    The festival in this town, just west of Racine, features a pumpkin catapult contest, barbecue cook-off, pie auction, pumpkin-baking contest, children's games and music.

  9. Scarecrow Festival

    Dixon, IL Oct 23

    This town in northwest Illinois offers scarecrow and doughnut-eating contests, pumpkin racing, a petting zoo and a band concert.