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Saturday September 17, 2016: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday September 18, 2016: 10 am – 5 pm
Welcome to Wine & Harvest Festival
September 17-18, 2016
Spend a sweet, end-of-summer weekend in the country in Historic Cedarburg during the 44th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 17 from 10-6 pm & Sunday, September 18 from 10-5 pm sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
Both the abundance of Wisconsin’s homegrown produce and artisan food products plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery are what initiated this free, family-oriented arts and crafts event.
The Festival Food Court located at the Community Center features grilled corn, BBQ, gyros, noodles, fried cheese, brats, burgers, grilled foods and many more savory/sweet delights. Enjoy unique, tasty Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly’s Original Harvest Apple Brat and Cranberry Turkey Wraps available only at the Official Festival Food Booth.
Purchase some of fall’s bounty at the Farmer’s Market located on Columbia Avenue. Locally produced foodstuffs such as honey, syrup, cheese, sausage and jellies are available in each Marketplace located at Turner Street, Mill Street and Cleveland Street. Also, the three Marketplaces is your place to find unique handbags, hats, skin care products and so much more.
Festival fans can kick back and listen to Live Music all over town, including Top Forty, Folk and Rock & Roll bands. The Gruber Law Office Main Stage at the food court is featuring local seasoned musicians playing cover music both Saturday and Sunday. Check back for the final lineup.
For a quick shuttle around town, hop aboard a tractor-drawn hayride wagon provided by Country Aire Rides and sponsored by Habush, Habush and Rottier.
Treasures are just waiting to be discovered at “Art on the Avenue,” with more than 250 juried artist booths presented by the Cedarburg Garden Club, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg Art Museum, and Ozaukee Art Center along Washington Avenue. Drop in at both the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s annual juried Fall Show and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts for special exhibits and activities. Take a free haywagon shuttle to their location.
On Saturday from 11-4 p.m. join us for the third Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off presented by Port Washington State Bank in their parking lot at Mill St. and Washington Avenue. Pumpkins weighing in at well over 1,000 pounds are the highlight of this event but there are plenty of other “giants” to see such as watermelons, tomatoes, gourds and much more. Last year Glenn McMullen brought his North American record setter–the largest pumpkin weighing in at 2145.5 lbs. Don’t miss this!
The annual Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta will take place on Sunday. Previous regattas are YouTube favorites featuring gigantic, decorated, hollowed-out, floatable pumpkins, piloted by intrepid paddlers’ attempting to race across Cedar Creek to win cash for their favorite charity.
The festival’s Ashley’s Candyland for Kids will encompass a variety of activities and entertainment geared for children, including Popcorn the Clown, a bouncer, special treats, Mad Hatter paper hats, and Paint a Pumpkin sponsored by BMO Harris Bank plus a whole lot more!
Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire, Steve Dahlke, will be turning large pumpkins into grotesque faces at the City Hall Lawn on Saturday.
The Cedar Creek Settlement will feature a Courtyard Grill with speciality beers and grilled foods. Live music happening daily. At Cedar Creek Winery you’ll find wine available by the glass or purchase a bottle to take home. Also at the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, the Winery’s hilarious Grape Stomp is a daily crowd-pleaser with both a Kid’s Stomp and an Adult’s Stomp competition daily.
For specific times and a complete list of Wine & Harvest Festival events, a map/schedule will be available at the two information booths as well as at most retailers thoughtout town. The information booths are on Washington Avenue at Bridge Road and at Mill Street. The Official Festival T-Shirt will be available at the information booths as well. Don’t leave the festival without a souvenir!
Come join us for fall fun in Historic Cedarburg, just 20 minutes north of Milwaukee off I-43.