Future Minded - Historically Proud
Fairgrounds in Galesville
(Always the First Saturday in October)
Galesville's Apple Affair is a major event in Trempealeau County.
Beginning in 1983 as part of Wisconsin's effort to promote the state's apple orchards, Apple Affair continues to draw people from throughout the region. Our family event is held at the Trempealeau County Fairgrounds located at 19780 Park Drive in Galesville.
Our famous 10-foot apple pie will be baked in its custom-made oven depicting the four seasons. Pie slices will be available from Noon until gone. Throughout the day, music will fill the air to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Back this year is the Quilt Show and the Chili Cook-Off.
If it's apple, you will find it here. Local growers and owners will offer apple pie, apple cake, caramel apples, apple cider, apple juice and of course bags of apples. Other Fair food will be available all day long too.
Newly added is a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 am and a Beer and Wine Garden.
Walk about the fairgrounds to experience the large variety offered by our 130 artisans and crafters who attract shoppers with everything from hand-made jewelry, soaps and lotions; seasonal decor; hand-painted and woodworking crafts/furnishings to fiber art (crocheted, knitted, woven); cottage-made industry specialties...and so much more.
The Apple Affair Bike Tour has been a popular activity for the day. Hundreds of bicyclists spend most of the day touring the Galesville apple orchards and surrounding area. The scenery of this "Garden of Eden" is spectacular and the event is a perfect family affair. The first Apple Affair attracted 42 bicyclists who rode the 28.7 mile loop from downtown Galesville through the orchards. The bike tour has grown in popularity and some years, depending on the weather, more than 200 bicyclists have participated. This year we will be offering a self-guided bike tour.
Admission to the Fairgrounds is free and there will be plenty of free on-site parking. We appreciate our sponsors and any freewill donations.
Other activities that day include touring our local apple orchards, vineyards and shopping at our historic downtown district.