RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Kids are back in school, Badger football games have started, and cooler temperatures have arrived; all signs that fall is almost here in Wisconsin. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to apple orchards, agritourism is booming in Wisconsin. Fall is a busy time for some farms in the state, especially those specializing in fall family fun.

Steve Louis is the president of Oakwood Fruit Farm. The 180 acres of orchards, apple trees and vineyards have been passed through the family for over five generations. Louis says every year their family and visitors look forward to the season coming around, “It’s the time of year when we get to cash in on all our hard work from the year and always really happy to see our loyal customers come back year after year. It’s our 118th year and 5th generation so we’ve got a lot of 3rd and 4th generation customers and we’re always excited to see them come back year after year.”

To recognize the growing impact of agritourism on the state’s economy and culture, Wisconsin Agriculture Tourism Week is held from September 21st to October 2nd.