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Event:
Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival
Start:
June 22, 2018 4:00 pm
End:
June 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Category:
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Updated:
June 21, 2018
Venue:
East End Park
Phone:
715-273-6442
Address:
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149 N. Crosscut Street, Ellsworth, WI, 54011, United States
Wisconsin Weekend: Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival logoEllsworth backs up its claim as the “Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin” with their annual Cheese Curd Festival this weekend, filled with flavor and fun! We’re talking over 2,500 pounds of curds here.

This free festival offers a wide variety of cheese curd dishes from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for sampling, super-fresh and available battered or not with a variety of pairings, dips, and more.

Also enjoy over 30 craft brews to choose from, along with hard ciders, wines, and other local and regional beverages to try with your curds.

Ellsworth Cheese Curd FestivalYou can also take in eclectic live music performances and other activities for the entire family, including a classic car show, antique tractor show, games, and more. U.S. 10, U.S. 63, and Highway 65 will bring you to town and ensure you don’t leave hungry – or short on calcium.

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival Address:

East End Park
U.S. Highways 10/63 at East Wall Street
Ellsworth, WI 54011
(715) 273-6442
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Cheese Curd Festival Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 – 4 – 10 pm

Craft & Curd: Paired
– NEW! 5 regional craft breweries compete for your votes by pairing their favorite craft brew with a custom cheese curd flavor! Which craft and curd pairing will be the winner? That’s up to you when you cast your vote for your favorite.

4-6pm Taste of Wisconsin
Tim Fast

4-5:30pm Park Stage
Marketplace Vendors
– Part arts and crafts, part farmers market. Browse regional specialties and locally grown, handmade and handcrafted goods.

4pm – dark Marketplace

Happy Hour Bingo
4-5pm Main Stage

Classic Car Cruise-In & Show
5pm Wall Street

Sherwin Linton

5-6:30pm Main Stage

Corks & Kegs Tasting Event
– Corks & Kegs feature local and regional craft beer, wine and hard cider. A happy hour like no other, enjoy unlimited sampling and light appetizers while visiting with the brewers, crafters and reps. Learn More.

6-7:30pm Taste of Ellsworth

Cheese Curd Spirit Awards, 6:30pm Main Stage

The Swamp Kings, 7-9pm Park Stage

Miss Myra & The Moonshiners, 8-10pm Main Stage

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 – 8am – 10 pm

5K/10K Run

8am
Pancake Breakfast
8-10am Main Tent
Run Awards
9:30am Park Stage
Antique Tractor Show
10am Wall Street
Marketplace Vendors
– Part arts and crafts, part farmers market. Browse regional specialties and locally grown, handmade and handcrafted goods.

10am – dark Marketplace
Milk & Cookie Pairing (while supplies last)
– The Milk & Cookie Pairing and Farmer Meet & Greet is not to be missed! A great opportunity shake hands with a real farmer and learn about today’s agriculture and what it takes to put food on the tables of families across America.

11am-1pm Taste of Wisconsin
Joyann Parker
– see full musical lineup.

11:30am-1:30pm Park Stage
Cheese Curd Eating Contest
– Learn More.

12:30pm Main Stage
Cooking Demo
Watch Chef James Kyndberg, executive chef at Union Minneapolis, create a simple three-course menu in the great outdoors, right before your eyes, turning cheese curds (and cheese curd crumbles) into delicious dishes!

12:30-1:30pm Taste of Ellsworth
Ice Cream Tasting
– Families won’t want to miss the Ice Cream Tasting, a one-hour real dairy flavor celebration featuring creative combinations crafted by the innovative folks from UW-River Falls Food Sciences Department. Learn More.

1-2pm Taste of Wisconsin
Lexi Parr

2-4pm Main Stage
Elliott’s Up North Cheese Curd Brat Party!
– Enjoy sample-size brats with our festival’s signature food as the main ingredient… that’s right, there are cheese curds IN the brats!! Top ‘em off any way you like from our mile-long smorgasbord of condiments, compliments of Silver Spring Foods.

2-3pm Taste of Ellsworth
Cole Allen Band

3-5pm Park Stage
Craft & Curd: Paired
– NEW! 5 regional craft breweries compete for your votes by pairing their favorite craft brew with a custom cheese curd flavor! Which craft and curd pairing will be the winner? That’s up to you when you cast your vote for your favorite.

3-5pm Taste of Wisconsin
Cooking Demo
Watch Matthew Beranek, Smokey Treats BBQ, show off this creative culinary skills that have earned him “best cheese curd festival dish” and the golden ticket to the World Food Championships from Bacon Bash!, 4-5pm Taste of Ellsworth

Cheese Curd Spirit Awards, 4:30pm Main Stage

Corks & Kegs Tasting Event
– Corks & Kegs feature local and regional craft beer, wine and hard cider. A happy hour like no other, enjoy unlimited sampling and light appetizers while visiting with the brewers, crafters and reps, 5-6:30pm Taste of Ellsworth

Boom Boom Steve V & The Knockouts, 5:30-7pm Main Stage

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys, 6:30-8:30pm Park Stage

Left Wing Bourbon, 8:30-10pm Main Stage