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It’s the best time of year for those seeking autumn beauty and fall festivals, it’s Bayfield Apple Festival time! The Bayfield Chamber & Visitors Bureau and its stakeholders are excited to invite you to one of “Wisconsin’s Best Festivals,” coined by Wisconsin Trails Magazine. Enjoy food and craft vendors all weekend long, live music from Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and other area musicians at Memorial Park Gazebo for Concerts by the Lake. Don't miss the crowning of the Apple Festival Queen and/or King, the Spectrum Carnival and the Grand Parade down historic Rittenhouse Avenue on Sunday to wrap up the weekend's events! 

61st Annual Bayfield Apple Festival

Celebrate the fall harvest with us in Bayfield, Wisconsin!  Enjoy various apple orchard events and tours, and come downtown for live music, food and craft vendors, and the Spectrum Carnival.  

We hope to see you on October 6, 7, and 8, 2023!  

Can't make it this year? The 62nd Apple Festival will be October 4, 5, and 6 2024! 

Getting Here

Legendary Waters Shuttle:

Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Park at Legendary Waters Resort and Casino and take the shuttle down to Apple Festival!


Hauser's Shuttle:

Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Park at Hauser's Superior View Farm and take the shuttle to Apple Festival!



Saturday, October 7 ONLY

Pick-up locations in Ashland, Washburn and Bayfield.  

Bus runs 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Price: $2.00 - $2.50 depending on pick-up locations. 

Please click here to view pick-up times and locations. 

BART Bus Pick-up/Drop-off Locations




AmericInn Washburn Inn Wilson Ave and 2nd Street (By Bodin's)
Best Western (Hotel Chequamegon) Washburn Book Store Big Top Chautauqua (Box Office, 84810 State Hwy 13, Bayfield)
Civic Center Parking Lot    
Cobblestone Inn and Suites    
Super 8 Motel    
Quality Inn    

Festival Parking 

Parking Lots Managed by the Bayfield School District Students 

$10/ Vehicle to Park 

All the money made goes to the Middle and High School Students at the Bayfield School District. 

- Bremer Bank Parking Lot 

- Bayfield Lumber Yard Lot 

- City Boat Launch Lot./Black Hawk Marina (125 South First Street)

- Reiten Beach Parking Lot

- Bayfield High School Parking Lot (300 N 4th Street)


Bodin Fisheries Parking Lot 

“Follow the Fish” signs along the Highway and detours and park one block away from the vendors and carnival rides at Bodin Fisheries. The parking lot is located along Wilson Avenue across from Bodin Fish House (208 Wilson Avenue.) 


Handicap Parking Lot 

Along South Second Street between Manypenny and Wilson Avenue 

Check out all the events happening over the weekend including the Apple Peeling Contest, King/Queen Coronation, and the Grand Parade!

Head up to Erickson Orchard and Country Store for fun for everyone! Take a hayride, and check out the orchard maze for the kids! Enjoy a famous apple stick from the country store, pick up a bushel of apples or pick your own from the orchard. Pick up a gallon of fresh-pressed apple cider too.

Check out the Farm Store filled with locally made goodies including, but not limited to, fresh and sustainably made apple cider, hard cider, granola, jams, jellies, butters, and fruit mustards and apple brats! Self-guided orchard tours with five butterfly houses.

Rabideaux Orchard will be selling fresh apples, apple cider, baked goods, apple brats both at the orchard and downtown and fresh apples! Apple Varieties include Cortland, McIntosh, Honeycrisp and Honeygolds, pears. Honey and maple syrup also available.