A listing of home and garden events for the Milwaukee area (Fall 2020 edition)

Find home improvement and gardening classes for Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Here is a roundup of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where to find more information:



a group of people standing in a garden: They're decking out the Mitchell Park Domes for the popular Milwaukee landmark's annual holiday show, which opens Saturday.


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They’re decking out the Mitchell Park Domes for the popular Milwaukee landmark’s annual holiday show, which opens Saturday.

All Saints Lutheran Church: Fall Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Crafters, raffle, bake sale and luncheon. 9131 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. (414) 762-5111.

American Legion Park: Pioneer Farm Days, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10-11. Old-time farm show with antique tractors, engines and machinery. Flea market, farmers market and food. Free admission. 9327 S. Shepard Ave., Oak Creek. (414) 768-8580; pioneerfarmdays.com

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Apple Holler: Apple Picking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Last bag sold one hour before closing. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100; appleholler.com

Boerner Botanical Gardens: Outdoor grounds are open daily without reservation, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Oct. 30). Visitor Center is closed. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5600; boernerbotanicalgardens.org

  • Wednesday Night Walks. Oct. 7 and 14.

Cedar Creek Settlement: Festive Friday Eves are held from 5 to 9 p.m. and feature holiday entertainment and activities, gift and specialty shops, antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and the Cedar Creek Winery decorated for the holidays. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, (262) 377-8020. cedarcreeksettlement.com

  • Settlement Christmas Showcase. Nov. 20.
  • Home for the Holidays. Nov. 27.
  • Santa’s Workshop. Dec. 4.
  • The Christmas Spirit. Dec. 11.
  • Countdown to Christmas. Dec. 18.

Cedarburg Artists Guild: Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10-11. Free. Artists open their studio spaces to the public. Tour begins at any of the locations in Port Washington, Grafton, Cedarburg and Mequon. Most of the artists will be creating art during the event and will explain their artistic processes and inspirations. cedarburgartistsguild.com

Cedarburg Cultural Center: “The Sick to Death of It” Gothic History Tour, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23-34 and Oct. 30-31. One mile walk is 90 minutes with steps, no seating or bathrooms, and sidewalks and ground may be dark or uneven in the cemetery. Advance ticket purchase required. W62-N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg..(262) 375-3676; cedarburgculturalcenter.org

Christkindl LIVE Market: Virtual Christmas market with live stream experience, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 15-Dec. 31. Christkindl.live

Crush Wine Bar: Wine Tasting, Oct. 15, 22, 28. Duckthorn Portfolio Tasting, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Zinfandel Day, 4 p.m. Nov. 18. W168-S7392 Parkland Drive Muskego. (262) 409-8417.

Delafield Hotel: Boutique Wedding Showcase, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29. Visit with vendors offering a variety of wedding services. Complimentary admission and valet parking. 415 Genesee St., Delafield. premierbridewisconsin.com

Earth, Wood and Fire Artist Tour: Self-guided driving tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25. View  pottery, wood, textiles, painting, and more at artist studios in Cambridge and Jefferson counties. earthwoodandfiretour.com

East Troy Railroad Museum: Fall Harvest Fest Trains, Saturday-Sunday, (through Oct. 25). Christmas Trains, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20. Advance electronic ticket purchase required. Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. (262) 642-3263; easttroyrr.org

Elegant Farmer Harvest Fest: Weekend of activities include a corn maze for all ages, hayrides, pony rides and train rides, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (through Oct. 25). Check out what’s picking in the orchard, or shop the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; elegantfarmer.com

Elkhorn Oktoberfest: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17. Crafters and vendors with handcrafted items, antiques, produce and plants. Veterans Park, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn.

Elmbrook Historical Society: “George and Martha Washington” dinner, Nov. 9 at Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove. Reservation required by Nov. 6. Enjoy cocktails and dinner, followed by historian David Wiedenkeller and his wife Mary portraying the first couple. (262) 782-4057; elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org

Elmbrook Historical Society: Christmas at the Inn Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5; 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6. Cash only event, $6 adult; $3 child, ages 3 to 12. Shop the arts & crafts fair and bake sale, enjoy soup and muffin sampling, and holiday music. Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Pkwy, Brookfield. elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org

Friends of the Domes: In-person and virtual adult education workshops. Visit website for information and registration. milwaukeedomes.org

  • Kombucha 101. Oct. 8.
  • Bee Bundles & Pollinator Hotels. Oct. 18.

Hawthorne Hill Farm: “Decorate!” Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6-7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8. Shop home and garden décor, antique and vintage items, quilts, furniture and accessories. 16370 W. Small Road, New Berlin. hawthornehillfarm.com

Hearthstone Historic House Museum: “Sequential Killers of the Victorian Age,” 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31. Walk-through tour with characters depicting criminals, victims and detectives. 625 Prospect Street, Appleton. (920) 730-8204; hearthstonemuseum.org

Historic Milwaukee: Virtual Doors Open, (through Oct. 11). Online building tours of Milwaukee will showcase sites using photos, videos and 360 virtual reality tours. Doors Open booklet recommends family activities and structures in a variety of Milwaukee neighborhoods to explore. historicmilwaukee.org

Hoard Historical Museum: Drive-thru Harvest Fest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31. Event features fall-themed crafts, activities and Halloween candy. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769.

Holy Hill Art Farm: Art & Farm Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10-11. Browse fine art and crafts, vintage and antiques, with farm products, jams and sweets. 4958 Highway 167, Hubertus. (262) 224-6153. holyhillartfarm.com

Johnson’s Gardens: Garden related classes/demos/workshops are offered throughout the year. Classes are free, except for the hands-on workshops. Registration is required for all classes. 8504 Highway 60, Cedarburg. (262) 377-2500; www.jgplants.com

  • Christmas Open House. Nov. 14-15.

Lake Geneva Walking Tour: Sordid and Scandalous, 11 a.m. Oct. 10. $10. Learn about the history of Lake Geneva with a 90-minute walking tour of downtown and the historic Maple Park neighborhoods. Advance registration required. Riviera Building, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. (262) 248-1888.

Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Wednesday, (closed Thursdays). Experience art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org 

  • Virtual Tables Across Borders Community Cooking Series: The Great Rice Community Cooking Show. Oct. 25.

Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Seminars: Each class is designed to deepen your horticulture knowledge, enhance your gardening skills, and help you transform your landscape. The seminars are free, but registration is required. melindamyers.com

  • Fall Care for Your Landscape and The Pollinators. Oct. 7.
  • The First Steps to Creating a Low Maintenance, Ecofriendly Landscape. Oct. 14.

Milwaukee Food & City Tours: A local guide leads the tour of historic neighborhoods, unique food stops and breweries. (414) 255-0534; milwaukeefoodtours.com

Milwaukee Public Library: Full list of virtual workshops available at mpl.org

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: “Haunting of Sleepy Hollow” Fall Garden Floral Show, open through Nov 8. Visit all three living museums of The Domes from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Advance reservations are required. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5611; milwaukeedomes.org

  • Day of the Dead Virtual Celebration. Oct. 30.
  • Poinsettia Promenade Holiday Show. Nov. 21-Jan. 8.

Monches Artisans: Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4-6. Free. Driving tour of artist studios in the Monches area. monchesartisans.com

NARI Milwaukee: Home & Remodeling Show, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 16; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18. $5. Talk with home improvement specialists. Wisconsin Exposition Center, State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. (414) 771-4071; narimilwaukee.org

New Berlin Historical Society: Free walking tours of the Prospect Hill Historic District, 1 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration required. See the homes, church and school of New Berlin’s founding families. Information: Sue, (262) 679-3461.

North Point Lighthouse Museum: Take a self-guided tour of maritime museum, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10. 2650 N. Wahl Ave. northpointlighthouse.org

Okauchee Lion’s Park: “Christmas in Okauchee,” 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 27-28; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29. Outdoor German Christmas market and holiday festival features vendors in authentic European market chalets. N49-W34400 E. Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee.

Old World Wisconsin: Fall Family Fun Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18. $20 per vehicle. Scenic tour highlights landscape with historical vignettes. Advance registration and payment required. W372-S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. (262) 594-6301.

Our Lady of Lourdes: Oktoberfest Virtual Artisan Fair, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10; curbside food pickup begins at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11. Online shopping, live streaming performances, and curbside food pickup. 3722 S. 58th St., (414) 545-4316.

Racine Art Museum: SAVOUR 2020 virtual benefit, 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Livestream event with artist and chef interviews, signature cocktail creation, and live art-making. 441 Main St., Racine. ramart.org

Red Elephant Chocolate: Chocolate Classes and Tastings, 1 p.m. Oct. 25 or Dec. 6. Learn about the history of chocolate and the chocolate bean, with tasting of chocolates from around the world. 333 N. Broadway St. redelephantchocolate.com

Roots and Branches: Virtual “Garden Party” online auction benefit, Oct. 4-11. 1115 S. Main St., West Bend. Visit website for event information: rootsbranches.org

SoLu Estate Winery: Hallowine Bash, 6-10 p.m. $60 ticket, includes Spooktacular Buffet and 4 drink tickets. Costumes are a requirement. W8269 County Road F, Cascade. (920) 528-1550.

Stone Bank Farm Market: Shop seasonal foods, family style meals and small batch baked goods, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. N68-W33208 County Road K, Stone Bank. (262) 563-8010; stonebankmarket.com

  • Fall Farm Tour and Stone Bank Kitchen Cafe. Oct. 10.
  • Farm Dinner in the Barn. Oct. 22.

Taliesin Preservation: House and estate tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, studio and school are designed for every level of interest. Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 County Road C, Spring Green. taliesinpreservation.org/tours

  • Driftless Landscape Tours: Oct. 10, 17, 24.

Tower Heritage Center: Campus includes two museums and one historic site that trace the history of Washington County. 320 S. 5th Ave., West Bend. (262) 335-4678; historyisfun.com

The Village Cheese Shop: Fondue Night at Home, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5, 19. $40. Pick up the ingredients, house dippers, instructional video, and make authentic fondue at home. 1430 Underwood Ave., Wauwatosa. (414) 488-2099.

Wade House Historic Site: Hearthside Dinner, Oct. 17. $55. Help prepare a stagecoach era menu and enjoy the meal in the dining room. W7965 Highway 23, Greenbush. (920) 526-3271; wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org/

  • Breakfast at the Inn. Oct. 24.

Washington County Fair Park: Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12. $3. 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend.

Wendland Nursery: Holiday Patio Planter Workshops, noon or 1 p.m. Nov. 20; 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21 or Nov. 28; 2 or 3 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 or 11 a.m. Dec. 5. $35. Create a 14 inch patio planter; class is held in nursery. W172-N10415 Division Road, Germantown. (262) 251-9678; wendlandnursery.com

  • Live Reindeer Visit. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 29.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Exhibition of works by fiber artists demonstrating traditional to contemporary techniques, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. N50-W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. (262) 546-0300; wiquiltmuseum.com

  • Block Printing with Ammu Cherian. Nov. 14.

CHRISTMAS TREES

Buffalo Bill’s Christmas Trees: Nov. 27-Dec. 20. Pre-cut, and cut-your-own Christmas trees. 9612 W. Oakwood Road, Franklin. (414)-427-5155.

CW Christmas Trees: Nov. 20-Dec. 23. Open 9 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving Day. Pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, boughs and tree stands. Cut-your own on weekends only, W5760 CTH-CW, Watertown. cwchristmastrees.com

Cozy Nook Farm: Pre-cut trees, boughs and wreaths, grown in Wisconsin. S11-W30780 Summit Ave., Waukesha. (262) 968-2573; cozynookfarms.com

Frenz Garden Center: Pre-cut Christmas trees and wreaths. 505 N Main St., Thiensville. (262) 242-1060.

Indian Lore: Cut down your own or pick a pre-cut tree. 7790 Indian Lore Road, West Bend. (262) 689-2234.

Meadowbrook Farm: Pre-cut trees and wreaths. 2970 Mile View Road, West Bend. (262) 338-3649; meadowbrookfun.com

SnowKist Trees: Cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, wreaths, and tree stands. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27 and Friday-Saturdays until Christmas. S31-W38551 School Section Lake Road, Dousman. (262) 965-2110.

Stumpf’s Tree Farm: Cut-your-own Christmas tree, and evergreens for home and landscaping needs. 340 Horns Corners Road, Cedarburg. ucuttrees.com

Trees for Less Nursery: Cut-your-own Christmas tree. 11550 N. Wasaukee Road, Mequon. (262) 242-7522.

Wellens Tree Farm: Tree lot with pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths and boughs. On Broad St. and Schoolway, Greendale. (414) 238-4194.

Please submit your event three weeks before the event or registration deadline to [email protected], with “Attention Home and Garden calendar” in the subject line.

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