The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.
Smaczne Jablka (Polish Apple Day)
October 4, 2015
Bring the whole family for a day of fun to this annual event that will be filled with vendors, musical acts, dancers and more that transform the museum and its grounds into a special place to celebrate Winona's unique Polish culture. This year's Apple Festival includes great food, exhibits, vendors, Polish beer, artisans, children's games, Polish Power Street, Polish sheep dogs, a silent auction, baking demos and much more. Join the community for an all-ages celebration of the Polish culture in all its glory. (507) 454-3431; polishmuseumwinona.org
Voices of the Past Cemetery Walk
October 10 - 11, 2015
The Winona County Historical Society presents visitors with a unique way to learn about Winona's past through the lives of Winonans themselves. Attendees are guided through beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery and are met by actors portraying locals that have very interesting stories to tell. This year's theme is "Street Names." (507) 454-2723; winonahistory.org