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Event:
Eagle River Cranberry Fest
Start:
September 29, 2016
End:
October 2, 2016
Category:
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Updated:
September 29, 2016
Venue:
Vilas County Fairgrounds
Phone:
715-479-6400
Address:
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164 Forest Street, Eagle River, WI, 54521, United States
Eagle River Cranberry Fest Logo

Eagle River Cranberry Fest celebrates this lovely, healthy, and tasty fruit that is one of Wisconsin’s most significant crops. There’s something for everyone, with arts and crafts, cranberry food sales, a bakery, entertainment, fitness events and more. More than 40,000 attend this annually, making it one of the highlights of the fall season in Eagle River.

Eagle River Cranberry BogWhile you are at Eagle River Cranberry Fest, check out the food tent where you will find soups, cranberry brats, char-broiled chicken sandwiches and much more.  Then visit the Information Headquarters tent where you can purchase fresh cranberry bakery goods and event souvenirs.  Don’t forget to save room for our famous World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

How about taking home some fresh locally grown cranberries or craisins? Approximately 10,000 pounds of premium select cranberries will be sold during the festival event.  Cookbooks are also available to learn new and unique ways to use cranberries.

MORE THAN JUST CRANBERRIES

In addition to the marvelous cranberry dishes and cranberry events, there will be over 300 Arts-n-Crafts vendors from all over the country selling all types of handmade arts and crafts on Cranberry Fest’s festival grounds, where are centered on the Vilas County Fairgrounds along Highway 70 West, just west of downtown. Meanwhile, in Downtown Eagle River you’ll find an open air antique market, farmers market, Cranberry Fest luncheon, Lake Country Weaver & Fiber Artists show and sale, food and lots of entertainment.

You can reach Eagle River via U.S. 45 or Highway 17, 32, or 70. It’s the heart of the World’s Largest Chain of Freshwater Lakes, with 28 of these beauties connected by waterways. It’s home to the world-famous World Championship Snowmobile Derby every year and a popular focal point for vacations in the North Woods.

A Schedule of Events is below, and you can get more details from the Eagle River Cranberry Fest website!

EAGLE RIVER CRANBERRY FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

CRANBERRY MARSH & WINE TASTING TOURS

11:00 am, 11:30 am and Noon.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

CRANBERRY MARSH & WINE TASTING TOURS

10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Leaving every half hour.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

EARLY BIRD BERRY BOG 5K JOG FUN RUN at Riverview Park (located across from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center): 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Free Shuttle Bus to all the various festival locations: Festival Grounds (Vilas County Fairgrounds-Hwy 70W) and Downtown Eagle River.  Shuttle available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes depending on traffic).

CRANBERRY MARSH & WINE TASTING TOURS
9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Leaving every twenty minutes.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center – 201 N. Railroad St. Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.   Reservations are recommended.

CRANBERRY FESTIVAL GROUNDS ACTIVITIES
Vilas County Fairgrounds on Highway 70 West. Free Shuttle Bus available to all other activities available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Arts & Crafts Fair – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cranberry Fest Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Cranberry Bake Sale
Cranberry Food Products and Souvenirs
Cranberry Beer
Make A Wish Foundation’s World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake
Family Entertainment
A variety of foods with and without Cranberries

DOWNTOWN EAGLE RIVER ACTIVITIES
Free Shuttle Bus available to all other activities.  Available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Open Air Antique and Farmers Market 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Olson Memorial Library Cranberry Fest Book Sale
First Congregational Church Luncheon, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Lake Country Weaver and Fiber Artists Show and Sale

Entertainment
Mini Cranberry Bog Display – Northwoods Childrens Museum
Berry Bog 5K Jog – Fun Run/Walk  8:30 am – Riverview Park

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016
9:00 am to 3:00 pm  (No shuttle bus on Sunday)

CRANBERRY MARSH & WINE TASTING TOURS
10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Leaving every hour.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

CRANBERRY FESTIVAL GROUNDS ACTIVITIES
Arts & Crafts Fair – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cranberry Fest Crafter Items Auction, 11:30 am at the Make A Wish Foundation Tent
Cranberry Bake Sale
Cranberry Food Products and Souvenirs
Cranberry Beer
Family Entertainment
A variety of foods with or without Cranberries

DOWNTOWN EAGLE RIVER ACTIVITIES
Farmers Market , 9:00 am to 3:00 pm