Fall Bucket List in Fort Atkinson

Autumn is in the air! We have the perfect weekend bucket list to help you make the most out of the fall season in Fort Atkinson.

✓ Saturday morning: Shop local retailers

Pick up all your fall necessities at local retailers in Fort Atkinson:

  • Fort Farmers Market | 8am-12pm: fall harvest produce and local art
  • Hometown Pharmacy: fall-themed home decorations like wall hangings, table centerpieces, cozy blankets and pillows, + more
  • Blodgett Garden Center: mums, asters, pansies, kale, grasses, and designer containers to spruce up your front door or outside patio
  • Krueger Jeweler:  necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and watches to add some sparkle to your fall outfits
  • Poyer’s Farm Market: homemade pies, apple cider, jams & jellies, cheese, apple butter, honey, sweet breads, + more
  • Tuttle’s Hallmark Shop: beautiful greeting cards for a loved one plus locally made products like Hippychick Penny’s lotions or Mangiami marinara sauce
  • Five Star Antiques & Vintage: vintage goods, toys, antiques, collectibles, furniture, books, clothing, candy and more unique finds
  • Humphrey Floral & Gift: fresh fall bouquet filled with roses, sunflowers, mums, daisies, + more
  • Feather Your Nest: gorgeous furniture to add to your home
  • Jones Market: delicious Jones Dairy Farm ham, bacon or sausage to make a favorite soup or rainy day recipe
  • Piper Mae: a brand new women’s clothing boutique opening on Saturday, October 16 with online ordering available now

✓ Saturday afternoon: Fun at Busy Barns Adventure Farm

A fun experience for all ages, Busy Barns Adventure Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-5:00pm through October 31. Busy Barns Adventure Farm is a favorite local fall activity. The farm has a pumpkin patch, hayrides, fresh apple cider donuts, a corn maze, kids activities, and petting area with baby farm animals like calves, kittens, goats, bunnies, and more.

✓ Saturday evening: Sunset hike at Dorothy Carnes Park

Dorothy Carnes Park is the best place to enjoy the changing colors with beautiful hiking trails, along with the best picnic and birdwatching spots.

✓ Sunday morning: Morning coffee at a cozy cafe/breakfast at a local restaurant

✓ Sunday afternoon: Wander the Glacial River Bike Trail & downtown riverwalk

Passing over the Rock River, which also winds right through Fort Atkinson’s historic downtown, is the Glacial River Bike Trail and Riverwalk path. Fort Atkinson’s section of the trail follows a converted rail bed that also passes by farmsteads, bronze sculptures, woods, over streams, and through a rustic, red covered bridge right outside of town.

✓ Sunday evening: Fall color road trip

Set out on a sunset drive exploring each of the three designated Rustic Roads in Jefferson County. Soak up the vibrant crimson reds, burnt oranges, and sunshine yellows of area oak, maple, and birch trees with this peaceful end to your weekend. Watch the Travel Wisconsin fall color report to track peak colors in Fort Atkinson!

For more information, please feel free to call 920-563-3210 for all there is to see and do in Fort Atkinson during the autumn season. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram! Stop in the Fort Atkinson Chamber office (244 N Main Street) for assistance in planning your Fort Atkinson getaway, pick up local brochures and guidebooks, or to just say hi! We can’t wait to meet you!

View the Businesses Mentioned on This Page

  • Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

    From Broadway entertainment and historic lures to scenic recreation and inviting shops, Fort Atkinson offers the perfect mix of big city amenities and small-town charm.
  • Humphrey Floral & Gift

    Serving Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Whitewater and the surrounding areas since 1979 with exquisite fresh and silk floral bouquets, blooming and green plants, and gifts of distinction.

Katie Carey is a member of the Jefferson County Area Tourism Council and the Tourism Manager at the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. She's focused a lot of her efforts on building the JCATC's Instagram page and it shows! The page has grown immensely since she's taken it over.  You'll also find a lot of her touches on the group's new wedding initiative as we explore ways of expanding the tourism to Jefferson County.


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