Farm fun among Wisconsin Rapids' weekend events

Caitlin Shuda

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Enjoy local food, celebrate on a farm, go back in time or enjoy art this weekend in the Wisconsin Rapids area.

We sorted through the weekend happenings and came up with a list of ways to spend your weekend. Check out what’s happening in our area.


Enjoy a meal

Enjoy dinner and music at a Fall Farm Dinner from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Great Expectations, 3551 Plover Road in Grand Rapids. Dinner includes appetizers, a cheese board, salad, soup, main meal and dessert, all made from ingredients grown and provided by more than 20 local farms. A $60 ticket includes tax and gratuity. Harps & Heels will perform live dinner music, as well.

Party on a farm

Vespertine Gardens will host a harvest party and 40th birthday party for one of the owners, Jill Tormoen at 3 p.m. Saturday at the gardens, 5470 Spruce Road in Vesper. Take a tour of the farm hosted by farmer Craig Tormoen, have your family pictures taken in the flower fields, meet some alpacas, enjoy a costume parade and more. Overnight camping is available, as well. For more information, find Vespertine Gardens on Facebook.

Go back in time

Learn more about traditional harvest activities at the Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Point Basse, 300 Wakely Road in Nekoosa. Watch a blacksmith, carpenters and loggers work, learn how sauerkraut is made, make pressed apple cider and more at this seasonal and historic event. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, visit