On January 21st the Isthmus will be hosting a Beer & Cheese Fest at the Alliant Energy Center. Just a quick 2 mile bus ride from the hostel will get you to the best beer and cheese Wisconsin has to offer! Henry Vilas Zoo is turned into a winter wonderland every December! For just $7 you can enjoy this festive Madison tradition Thursday - Sunday until January 1st. Madison’s annual Winter Festival is February 18th & 19th.
Fall is a great time to visit Madison. Our farmers markets are exploding with late season produce, the cool, crisp air makes biking around town truly invigorating, and our favorite team, the University of Wisconsin Badgers, take the field. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do during fall in Madison. Dane County Farmers’ Market: just one block from the hostel, enjoy the country’s largest producer-only farmers market!