NBC26 Unscripted: Fall favorites in Northeast Wisconsin

Posted: 1:21 PM, Sep 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-06 14:25:41-04

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Northeast Wisconsin as the leaves change and football returns to Lambeau Field.

What's your favorite part about fall in our area? We asked the NBC26 staff, and here's what they had to say!

We also have a list of upcoming fall activities at the end of this article!

Cassandra Duvall, NBC26 Live at 10 Anchor: "My favorite part about Northeast Wisconsin falls is definitely being outside. Going to the apple orchard, pumpkin patches and looking at all the fall colors with the kids."

Jon Erickson, NBC26 Live at 10 Anchor:  "Caramel apples, maybe taking a drive up through Door County for a color tour."

Brooke Hafs, NBC26 Today Anchor: "Nature walks, caramel apples, scarves and raking big piles of leaves for my kids to jump into!"

Michael Fish, NBC26 Today Meteorologist: "I like fall weather because of pumpkin spice. I'm totally kidding! It's the weather. It's the change of seasons where you start to see the leaves changing and the wind starts to pick up and you get that fresh breeze."

Stacy Engebretson, NBC26 Live at 6 Anchor: "My husband and I took our three daughters to the apple orchard for the very first time this fall and it has to be a new tradition for us."

Megan Lowry, NBC26 Live at 5 Anchor: "Going up to Door County coffee, grabbing a coffee and then going to Peninsula State Park and hiking and just seeing all the colors."

Cameron Moreland, Chief Meteorologist: "Even though we're leaving summer behind, it's the fact that the Packers are back! Then there's the pumpkins, we've got the corn stalks, we've got the hay bales, the leaves are coming down. Then of course you've got that first really cool morning when it actually feels good to put on a jacket."

Emily Beier, Multimedia Journalist: "Harvest Fest at the different wineries. Different activities like apple picking. There are so many fun things to do specifically in Northeast Wisconsin. So it's great to get out more and do some of those things and spend time with family, too."

Shara Taylor, Multimedia Journalist: "Pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin lattes. I don't drink too many of those, but there are a lot of pumpkin foods!" 

Jon Gneiser, Assignment Editor: "Camping, because the weather is really nice for sleeping in a tent."

Marisa DeCandido, Digital Content Producer: "Football. Tailgating, going to Packers games and college football games, too. That's my absolute favorite part of fall. I also love going apple picking!"

Taylor Greik, News Producer: "You're kind of getting out of the summer heat but it's also football season. When football is back, I'm a happy camper."


Looking to get out and enjoy fall in our area? Here's a list of upcoming events in Northeast Wisconsin: 

BAY BEACH CRAFT SHOW: Oct 7, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bay Beach Pavilion, Green Bay

Handmade only crafts, indoor and outdoor booths available. Free admission. Craft show featuring arts and crafts for everyone on your shopping list, including jewelry, home decor, woodworking and much more.

GREEN BAY PACKERS SPOOKTACULAR: October 7, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lambeau Field

Spooktacular is a FREE event, open to the public and featuring interactive entertainment, music, balloon animals and more. Children also will have the opportunity to have their faces painted, and put their artistic skills to work at Halloween-themed craft stations.


Shopko Hall, Green Bay

Raise your stein, it's drinking time! With more than 200 beers, 50 breweries and unlimited sampling, you're bound to have fun. Beer lovers will receive a commemorative sampling glass and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of beer and light fare hors d'oeurves. Also features live music from Noah John & Ringing Iron, DIY Homebrew.

TOWNLINE ART FAIR: October 7, 2017

Fine Line Designs Gallery, Ephraim

Display and sale of visual art and fine crafts by more than 80 professional artists from the Midwest.


Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor

Fall colors and family fun. Entertainment, arts and crafts, rides, live music and lots of treats to eat. Restaurants are open and street vendors offer brats, roasted corn, caramel apple sundaes, chili, pulled pork, beer and more

SISTER BAY FALL FEST: October 13-15, 2017

Sister Bay

This 70th annual event is considered the “Grandaddy” of Door County festivals. Ping pong ball shoot, classic car show, scavenger hunt, parade, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment.

NEW ZOO BOO: October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 2017, 3-8 p.m.

NEW Zoo, Suamico

Spooky Halloween fun at the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park. Trick or Treating is available each night. Haunted hay rides available first 2 weekends. Giant inflatables!

HAUNTED CHASE RACE: October 14, 2017, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Bay Beach

The Haunted Chase Race will be the City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department’s second annual scary 5K run. This fun run is intended for anyone who desires to participate in a unique and unconventional 5K experience with unexpected thrills and frights along the route. All ages are welcome! Children 3 years or younger in strollers are free.

Come dressed in costume if you please!

GREAT PUMPKIN TRAIN: October 13-14, 20-21, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

Great Halloween fun at the National Railroad Museum. Patrons will ride the Museum's train to the pumpkin patch, where everyone is welcome to select a pumpkin of their own. The weekend also features an exciting slate of entertainers for all to enjoy.

JACK O'LANTERN DAYS: October 27-29, 2017

This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids; a “haunting” Halloween costume parade and party, trick-or-treating and more!