The weather was cloudy and chilly, so we all bundled up in winter coats, hats and gloves. This was my first trip to Bayfield, and I definitely want to go back again in the summer. A ferry takes people across to Madeline Island, and it would be fun to take the family there, too.
The ferry to Madeline Island
The festival itself was pretty typical, with booths selling their goods to festival goers. Forgoing the usual fare of cotton candy, turkey legs and funnel cakes, we opted to try some of the apple specialties--apple brats, caramel apples, apple crisp, and apple dumplings with rum caramel sauce. On our way out, we bought apple cider and five pounds of apples to take home with us. The kids also rode a few rides at the carnival.
Blackened Whitefish with "Derty" Rice
Do you think he's having fun?
Big sister making little brother feel more comfortable
Jackson and Raina rode the Ferris Wheel together
Barry rode with Remy
Ollie in the Fun House
Raina on the carousel
Batman guards the cotton candy/caramel apple booth
We then drove a couple miles of out town to Hauser's Superior View Farm. The old "Red Barn" houses all manner of apple goodies, as well as the Bayfield Winery. We were able to sample some of their fruit wines, and bought a few bottles to enjoy at home.
On the drive home, we enjoyed the scenery once again, stopping at one point to see the Wisconsin side of Lake Superior up close. The wind was brisk, but invigorating.
We finished off our day with pizza in Superior, and made it home in time for the kids to go to bed with smiles on their faces.