Going Out: Pumpkin train heads out
Hop aboard the Whiskey River Railway’s Pumpkin Train at Little Amerricka Amusement Park, 700 E. Main St., Marshall. Running 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday Oct. 1 to 23, the Pumpkin Train carries you on an adventure to choose your own pumpkin from their patch. Train fare is $6.95 per person and includes one pumpkin you can carry out of the patch yourself. Children age 2 and under ride free (pumpkin not included).
Food and drink available for purchase. Meteor wooden roller coaster and miniature golf available for additional cost, weather permitting.
More information www.littleamerricka.com/admission/pumpkin or phone 608-620-5224
Brass Fest III
Join the newly renamed Mead Witter School of Music as they host Stockholm Chamber Brass on the quintet’s first-ever tour of the U.S. for a concert 8 p.m. Friday in Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park St. Tickets for the concert are $20 adults and $5 students and children.
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet, UW-Madison school of music students, and band students from Madison’s East, Memorial, and West High Schools, Edgewood High School and Middleton High School, along with Stockholm Chamber Brass, present the Festival Brass Concert 8 p.m. Saturday in Mills Concert Hall. Tickets for this concert are $15 adults and $5 students and children.
Tickets for both performances can be purchased at the Memorial Union box office, 800 Langdon St., online (and more information) at www.music.wisc.edu/event/brass-fest-3, or at the door.
Bring harmony to your life at the Capitol Chordsmen Chorus’ annual show 7 p.m. Saturday at Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton. The Chordsmen entertain with four-part barbershop harmony and a good dose of clean, slapstick humor. This year’s show “Haunted Harmonies” is a comedy centered around a graveyard for barbershoppers and barbershop lovers and features 11 different quartets. General admission is $15.
More information: www.capitolchordsmen.org/wrd or phone 608-620-5583.
Fall into the spirit of the season with the Oregon Rotary Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at the Red Brick School, Gorman & Company, 200 N. Main St., Oregon. Free games and activities for kids including decorate a pumpkin to take home, balloon sculptor, face painting, and a photo booth! Sip on free hot cider, hot chocolate or coffee while enjoying the day. Oregon Police will be selling candy to raise funds for their Explorer Post, and pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available to buy.
More information www.facebook.com/OregonRotary.
— Robyn Norton