Enjoy a Crisp Autumn in Delafield

Spend autumn in Delafield! The vibrant fall colors and refreshingly cool days make a perfect backdrop for many activities in Delafield, both indoors and outdoors.


Art, Theatre & Music

Experience the beauty of fall colors while enjoying rich music and art in Delafield this fall.

Ten Chimneys Tours, Days and weekends throughout the fall: Just minutes from Delafield,step back in time to visit the summer home of famous 1930s Broadway actors, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Lovingly preserved and filled with personal mementos and furnishings, Ten Chimneys is open to the public for tours and special events. Information at www.tenchimneys.org. Learn more »

Summerstage Outdoor Theatre: SummerStage, the only outdoor performance theatre in Waukesha County, is set in the beautiful Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. When the weather turns warm, you can experience theatrical, musical, dance, and even comedic performances held in the open air. Learn more »

Waukesha BluesFest – "An American Music and Art Festival": Over 14 acts of musicians and bands take the stage at this two-day festival celebration of Blues music! Also on the BluesFest grounds, the Waukesha BluesFest Art Show, a juried art show of photography, painting, pottery, glass, jewelry and more! Learn more »


Hiking and Biking

Enjoy the outdoors as you explore the many pristine trails that cling to lake shores, forests and prairies, winding through blazing autumn colors. Learn more and see an interactive map of the trails »


Championship Golf

The summer crowds are gone, the heat has abated... some say fall is the best time for golf and Delafield is perfect for your next golf weekend. There are over 7 golf courses within 30 minutes of Delafield. Naga-Waukee and Western Lakes Courses are popular courses that offer outstanding lake views. Take the short drive to Erin Hills, the acclaimed inks course that's hosting the 2011 U.S. Amateur Tournament and the 2017 U.S. Open. Learn more »


Historic Sites/Museums

Experience the rhythms of fall from simpler times and see how the past comes to life - Hawks Inn, Ten Chimneys, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, the Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Old World Wisconsin and Cushing Memorial Park. Learn more about historical attractions and tours in Delafield »


For Kids and Families

Halloween in Delafield: Grand Pumpkin Illumination and Trick-or-Treating - Mingle with little ghosts, princesses, and other costumed creatures at Delafield's annual trick or treating and pumpkin illumination night. Hundreds of carved pumpkins will be lit to greet you at this fun family event.


Trendy Shopping

Delafield - "The" place to shop in Lake Country. Gourmet chocolate, boutiques featuring exclusive home furnishings and designer clothing for women and children, and many well-known popular stores keep the most avid shopper busy in Delafield. Come for the wonderful shopping along the historic streets and stay for lunch or dinner, with many great restaurants nearby. Learn more »


Delicious Dining

In Delafield, you'll never go hungry. From spicy Italian and Mexican eateries to boisterous brew houses and formal, five-course meals served in upscale dining rooms, Delafield has a restaurant for every taste and budget. Learn more  and check out the dining directory »


Staying in Delafield

Rest your head in one of Delafield's many comfortable hotels.  Learn more »


Fall Calendar of Events Highlights

  • Farmers' Market - Downtown Delafield; Saturdays, May 3 - October 25, 8am to 1pm
  • Hawks Inn Museum historical tours - Saturdays May 3 - October 25, 1pm-4pm
  • Ten Chimneys Tours - May - November
  • SummerStage Outdoor Performance Theatre - June to September
  • Waukesha BluesFest - August
  • "End of Summer" Sale - Highway 83/I-94 Commercial District & Downtown Delafield, August
  • Delafield Fall Art Walk 
  • Ladies Night Out - October-December
  • An American Classic Car Show - September, Milwaukee Street/Dopkins: Downtown Delafield
  • Halloween in Delafield: Grand Pumpkin Illumination, October 

Come to Delafield, your launching point for fun this fall season. Browse the interactive calendar of events for details on Delafield happenings in autumn, or call 888-294-1082.


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