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  1. A wall of jack-o-lanterns in Highwood.

    Every October, the town of Highwood, Ill., tries to best its own world record for the most carved and lighted pumpkins.

  2. Bayfield Apple Fest royalty wave from a giant float.

    The local homecoming king and queen ride a giant apple in Bayfield's big Apple Fest parade.

  3. Children's Halloween parade.

    Children march in a Halloween parade.

  4. Apple Festival in Bayfield.

    In Bayfield, Apple Festival draws crowds.

  5. A float from the La Crosse Oktoberfest parade.

    In La Crosse, Oktoberfest stretches across nine days.

  6. Laura look-alikes compete in Pepin.

    Laura look-alikes compete during Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in Pepin, Wis.

  7. Dachshund races at a festival.

    Dachshund races are held at many fall festivals.

  8. Cheese Days parade in Monroe.

    Bernese mountain dogs pull a flower cart during the Cheese Days parade in Monroe.

  9. Civil War re-enactors march at Norskedalen.

    Re-enactors march through Norskedalen during Civil War Weekend in southwest Wisconsin.

  10. A carriage race at Villa Louis.

    Drivers in vintage clothes race carriages during the Carriage Classic at Villa Louis.

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