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July 6, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Bristol Renaissance Faire

bristolrenfaire_logo01Along the Wisconsin-Illinois border you can go back to the 16th century at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. A plethora of entertainment, great food, performances, and a marketplace filled with crafts, art, musical instruments, clothes, jewelry, and more await. You’ll find plenty of colorful characters in period costumery, performers twirling fire, people mashing their mouths into giant turkey legs, wandering minstrels, swordfights, jousting… the list goes on and on. It’s a great summer weekend activity just west of Kenosha on the Illinois border!

Bristol Renaissance Faire runs Saturdays and Sundays from July 7th though Labor Day (yes, it runs that Monday and that’s the only Monday.) 2019 marks the Faire’s 31st season.

The Kid’s Kingdom is a newer addition, including the Castle Stage where children can get knighted, a face-painting area (don’t worry, it washes off eventually), hobbit houses, an entrance area with five huge thrones that provide great photo opportunities, and an air-conditioned rest area.

A giant turkey leg slathered in barbecue sauce is an essential part of the Bristol Renaissance Faire experience, but they also offer everything from Cornish pasties and bakery goods to vegan items and gelato. The number of entertainment stages now totals sixteen. Comedic sword-fighting, ropewalking, juggling, fire-whipping, acrobatics, chalk art, a variety of musicians, and more. The Marketplace offers the work of nearly 175 artisans and crafters; you can find Scottish kilts, leather masks, bamboo flutes, jester socks, stage-combat-approved swords, steampunkery, and much more. Glass blowing and blacksmithing activities frequently happen in the Marketplace as well as a variety of other crafting.

Tickets range from $25.95 for adults and $11.50 for children ages 5-12; kids 4 and under are free; advance purchase prices online are a buck or two less. Season passes can be purchased for $125 and you can get discount coupons here. U.S. 41, I-41/94, Highway 165, and the state line border the “Fairegrounds,” with U.S. 45 and Highway 50 also getting you close!

Bristol Renaissance Faire Location:

12550 120th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(877) 435-9849
Website




Start: July 6, 2019
End: September 2, 2019
Venue: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Phone: 877-435-9849
Address:
12550 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142, United States
Cost: 25.95

August 20, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Central Wisconsin State Fair


One of three “State Fairs” in Wisconsin, the Central Wisconsin State Fair takes place in Marshfield August 20-25, 2019 on the grounds that also feature the “World’s Largest Round Barn.” It moves to this new date this year after many years of falling on Labor Day weekend. The Central Wisconsin State Fair is also refreshing its equipment with new rides and games to enhance the experience!

Central Wisconsin State Fair midway carouselMain features this year include:

  • Vic Ferrari Tuesday night, August 20th
  • Jacob Bryant Wednesday night, August 21st
  • The Kentucky Headhunters Thursday night, August 22nd
  • Smashmouth Friday night, August 23rd
  • All Star Monster Truck Show sponsored by Shaw’s Wrecking Yard LLC, Saturday night, August 24th
  • 1Goose Promotions Demolition Derby, Sunday, August 25th
Central Wisconsin State Fair's Round Barn Express Train

Central Wisconsin State Fair’s Round Barn Express Train

This Fair also features 4-H and open class exhibits, free grandstand entertainment with gate admission, the Round Barn Express train, Junior Fair Market Animal Sale, 10th annual Kiss a Critter Contest, the Dress-A-Cow Contest, midway carnival rides, commercial exhibits and special programs, food and beer gardens, and more. This six-day extravaganza is definitely worth checking out if you want to hit the lovely city of Marshfield in the central part of the state (hence, the event’s name).

U.S. 10 and Highways 13, 80, and 97 all hit Marshfield, Wisconsin (“Hub City”) and the Central Wisconsin State Fair grounds are on the south side of town, a few blocks east of Central Avenue (Bus. Hwy 13) and the Wildwood Zoo. Also check out Central Avenue and the downtown district, the Blue Heron Brewpub, and a plenty of other things and to see and do around Hub City. Get more ideas from Visit Marshfield here!

Check their website for the complete entertainment lineup, ticket specials, and more!

Central Wisconsin State Fair Address:

Wood County Fairgrounds
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 387-1261
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Find out more about Marshfield in this episode of our State Trunk Tour Podcast!

Start: August 20, 2019
End: August 25, 2019
Venue: Wood County Fairgrounds
Phone: 715-387-1261
Address:
513 E. 17th Street, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States
Cost: 10

August 22, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Rutabaga Festival, Cumberland


Let’s face it: the Rutabaga doesn’t get enough recognition. Cumberland rectifies that with their annual Rutabaga Festival Thursday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 25th!

Happening since 1932, Cumberland’s Rutabaga Festival includes live entertainment, a pedal tractor pull, pepper-eating contest, basketball shootout, craft show, morning bike tour, a grand parade… and rutabagas. (Which we think are what makes a pasty so much better!)

Come enjoy the Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Run on Saturday morning! Choose from a half marathon, 5K run, or 2 mile fun run/walk. All races start at 8 am at the Cumberland High School. You can also just watch if you prefer and cheer everyone on.

You’ll find Cumberland – aka “The Island City” – along U.S. 63 and Highway 48 in northwestern Barron County. Check out the amazing selection at Louie’s Finer Meats in town while you’re there! It’s a State Trunk Tour favorite.

Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Address:

Downtown Cumberland
Cumberland, WI 54829
(715) 822-FEST
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Cumberland Rutabaga Festival Events for 2019

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Start: August 22, 2019
End: August 25, 2019
Venue: Downtown Cumberland
Phone: 715-822-3378
Address:
1345 2nd Avenue, Cumberland, WI, 54829, United States

August 22, 2019 – August 25, 2019

West Bend GERMANFest


West Bend GERMANfest

Welcome to the 33rd Annual West Bend GERMANfest! This celebration of German Heritage and Gemütlichkeit takes place Thursday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 25th, 2019.  GERMANfest is an outdoor festival featuring two stages of continuous ethnic and other music, authentic German food and dancing, Sheepshead tournaments, Kinderzone, fine selection of beer and wine, souvenirs, daily raffles, and more.

Take in all the food, fun, and Festlichkeit that awaits you and others as you enjoy the huge outdoor, tented danced floor, fabulous array of musical guests and of course excellent food and beverages. West Bend Germanfest is easy to find, located centrally on the corners of Walnut and Main Street in the heart of downtown West Bend, rich with history. Highways 33 and 144 meet in downtown West Bend, a few miles east of the U.S. 45 bypass of the city. The original U.S. 45, as Main Street, cuts right past the GERMANfest grounds. Check out Riverside Brewery while you’re there!

West Bend GERMANfest Address:

5th Avenue & Walnut Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-0690
Website




2019 West Bend GERMANfest Music Lineup

Thursday, August 22nd
Back in the Day Dan 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Bella Cain Country Band 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Friday, August 23rd
Cedar Singers 10:00-11:00am
Carol & The Keynotes 11:00-1:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm
Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen 1:00-2:00pm, 3:00-5:00pm
SQUEEZBOX featuring Ted Lang & Mollie B 5:00-6:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm, 9:00-10:00pm
Box On, featuring Hank Guzevich of Polka Family 6:00-7:00pm, 8:00-9:00pm, 10:00-11:00pm

Saturday, August 24th
Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt 10:00-11:00am
Jon Dietz and the Twin Lakes Trio 11:00-12:00pm
RiverCity Blaskapelle 12:00-2:00pm
Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen 2:00-3:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm, 6:00-7:00pm
Box On, featuring Hank Guzevich of Polka Family 3:00-4:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm
Nick Anderson 8:00-9:00pm
Zac Matthews Band 9:00-11:00pm

Sunday, August 25th
Polka Mass: Bishop James T. Schuerman presiding. Music by The Mike Schneider Band 10:00-11:00am
The Mike Schneider Band – Pint Size Polkas show (Bring Kids) 11:00-11:45am
Goodtime Dutchmen 12:00-1:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm
The Mike Schneider Band 1:00-2:00pm
Steve Meisner 3:00-5:00pm, 6:00-7:00pm

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Start: August 22, 2019 8:00 am
End: August 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: German Fest
Phone: (414) 464-9444
Address:
8229 W Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI, 53222, United States
Cost: 10

August 23, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival, La Crosse

The 44th annual Great River Folk Festival is a family-friendly weekend features outdoor contemporary and traditional folk music right in La Crosse’s beautiful Riverside Park. Along with the music, you can enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts and plenty of craft items for sale from artists across the spectrum, ethnic food and children’s activities. Check out the full music schedule below. Ticket prices vary from $10 for a Saturday Day Pass to $45 for an All Events Pass (prices go up after August 16th for some of these.) Get details here.

Riverside Park is a beautiful space along the Mississippi River on the west edge of downtown La Crosse. Along with the Great River Folk Festival you’ll find historic and contemporary statutes, beautiful views of the river and bluffs, access to riverboats, restaurants, hotels, the Turtle Stack Brewing Company, and plenty of hotels to spend the night – all within easy walking distance.

U.S. 14, 53, and 61, as well as Highways 16, 33, 35, and I-90 all bring you to La Crosse, which has plenty of other fun things to check out, too!

Great River Folk Festival Address:

Riverside Park
100 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-3033
Website




Great River Folk Festival Music Schedule:

Friday, August 23

Friday Opening Concert: 7:00 pm, Riverside Park (Rain or shine) with The Cactus Blossoms plus Andy Hughes and the Mighty Few

Saturday, August 24
Saturday Daytime Activities: 10:00 – 5:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

  • Traditional arts and craft fair
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Children’s activities
  • Food from a wide variety of vendors
  • Music Performances and Workshops at three stages

5:00 PM Saturday Evening Concert, Riverside Park (Rain or shine) with:
Old Salt Union
Charlie Parr
Emily Earle
Vogts Sisters
Eddie Allen

Sunday, August 25
Sunday Daytime Activities: 10:00 – 4:00, Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

  • Traditional arts and craft fair
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Children’s activities
  • Food from a wide variety of vendors
  • Music Performances and Workshops at three stages

Sunday Farewell Concert: 4:00: Johnsmith
Plus, the Winner of the 2019 Songwriting Contest

 

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Start: August 23, 2019
End: August 25, 2019
Venue: Riverside Park
Phone: 608-784-3033
Address:
100 State Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States

August 23, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Mexican Fiesta, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Weekend: Mexican Fiesta

Milwaukee’s annual Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of México to Milwaukee’s lakefront. Join the fun as they celebrate three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone from Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th! Mexican Fiesta encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history, art, music, and food, right where Summerfest and all the other ethnic festivals are celebrated in Wisconsin’s largest city.

The Cultural Pavilion will display an extraordinary show and exhibition of the Mexican arts & crafts from more than 150 artisans coming directly from different states of México. You can also enjoy traditional freshly baked bread “Pan de Feria,” by master bakers directly from México.

The Entertainment Lineup is extensive, and you can see it further down this page!

Mexican Fiesta Admission and Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 at all El Rey and Sendik’s grocerty stores in the Milwaukee area, or at the Mexican Fiesta office.
Tickets at the gate are $17.00, children 8 years old and under are admitted FREE with adult
Sunday ONLY, tickets are $11.00 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Mexican Fiesta Car Show

The Mexican Fiesta Car Show.

Mexican Fiesta Address:

Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 383-7066
Website




 

MEXICAN FIESTA ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP & SCHEDULE:

Mexican Fiesta Events for Friday, August 23rd

EL REY / ROSEN MOTORS STAGE
12:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
1:00 PM Ballet Folklórico DAOM – Marina Croft
2:00 PM Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas
3:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Centeotl de Oaxaca Featuring “La Guelagetza”
4:00 PM Tropikalisimo Sol de la Costa
5:15 PM Rosen Motors Raffle
5:30 PM Grupo Azido
6:45 PM Miguel Hernández y Roel Martínez
8:30 PM Browns Crew – Hip Hop & Latin Fusion
9:45 PM Alexis & Fido
10:45 PM La Nueva Dimensión de la Cumbia

HARLEY-DAVIDSON STAGE
12:00 PM Mariachi Reyes de Cocula
1:00 PM Macuixochitl Danza Prehispánica
2:00 PM Sonidos y Movimientos de México Ballet Folklórico from Jalisco
3:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México
4:00 PM Tamborazo La Yesca
5:00 PM Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio
6:00 PM Tropikalisimo Sol de la Costa
7:15 PM Leandro Ríos
9:00 PM Ricky Fuentes & Brown Express
10:30 PM Jay Pérez

MILLER LITE OASIS
TRI CITY NATIONAL BANK STAGE
12:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Yolotzin
1:00 PM Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio
2:00 PM Ballet Folklórico & Mariachi Tradicional
from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
3:00 PM Mariachi México Vive
4:00 PM Conjunto Mi Gusto
5:15 PM La Nueva Dimensión de la Cumbia
6:15 PM Tamborazo La Yesca
7:15 PM Mariachi Nuevo Juvenil México
8:15 PM Grupo Azido
9:15 PM Banda Nueva Emperadora
10:15 PM José Ángel Ledesma “El Coyote”

CHILDREN’S AREA
CO-SPONSORED BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE
12:15 PM Dance Academy of México – Marina Croft
1:00 PM Payaso Cascarita
2:00 PM Instituto Cultural de Danza Manuel Gaona “Un paseo por México”
3:00PM El Show de Linda Lu
4:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
5:00 PM Payaso Cascarita
6:00PM El Show de Linda Lu
7:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
8:00 PM Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio

Noon to 8:00PM Mother’s Nursing Area /Área para Madres lactantes Sponsored in part by Alverno College

FIESTA AREA
(SPORTS AREA)
1:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
2:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
3:00 PM Payaso Chispita
4:00 PM David Del Zas and Natalia Beans World Junior Salsa Champs
5:00 PM Salsa/Bachata Contest – Amateur presented by Salsabrosa Dance Studio
6:00 PM Payaso Chispita
7:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
8:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA
Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
9:00 PM Tamborazo La Yesca

CULTURAL PAVILION
12:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
1:00 PM ICD Dance Company of Manuel Gaona
“Bodas de México”
2:00 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
3:00 PM Orquesta de Cámara Tlalipac & Natalia Ramos – Soprano
5:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Colors by American GI Forum-Wisconsin
United States of American Anthem & Mexican
Anthem by Salvador Villanueva
Featuring: México Espectacular
Official Announcement of Ms. Mexican Fiesta Ambassador 2019- 2020
6:15 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
7:15 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
8:15 PM Mariachi Monarcas de Milwaukee
9:15 PM Macuixochitl Danza Prehispánica
10:15 PM Concierto México Sinfónico| Orquesta de Cámara Tlalipac con Mariachi México Vive | Natalia Ramos – Soprano | Danza Prehispánica Macuixochitl
11:15 PM Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas

LAKEFRONT STAGE
SPONSORED BY: GALERIAS STUDIOS
1:00 PM Salsabrositas
2:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
3:00 PM Payaso Cascarita
4:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
5:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
6:00 PM Mezclando Milwaukee
7:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
8:00 PM Banda Filarmonica de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán from Oaxaca
9:00 PM Antidoto | Pop-Rock Latino
10:00 PM Open Dance Floor with Dj Revolver

URBAN PARK
4:00PM Mexican Fiesta Soccer Tournament Supported by: Liga Juvenil García

NORTH AREA
Noon to 10:00PM Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary
Confessions 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

MAIN ENTRANCE AREA
Noon to Midnight Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Noon to 8:30PM Phone charging station powered by:

MILLER LITE AREA
Noon to Midnight Taste of México Marketplace
Noon to 8:00PM Veterans Display & Rest Area (Open to the public)
Noon to Midnight VIP upper level
Open to the public (No entry to minors/under age unless
accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AREA
Noon to Midnight Fiesta VIP Bar – upper level
Open to the public (No entry to minors/under age unless
accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity.
Noon to Midnight Mojitos & Sangrias Lounge |21yrs & Over
Margaritas Bar
Tequila Bar – Lower level
Noon to Midnight L.A.M.A. Motorcycle Display

SOUTH AREA
Noon to 8:00PM Social Services Pavilion
Noon to Midnight Alpine Amusement Park
Noon to Midnight South Marketplace
8:00 PM Día de los Muertos Tradición Viva Parade

Mexican Fiesta Events for Saturday, August 24th

EL REY / ROSEN MOTORS STAGE
12:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
1:00 PM Conjunto Mi Gusto
2:15 PM Macuixochitl Danza Prehispánica
3:15 PM El Grito Contest with Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de
Sebastián Lupercio
4:30 PM Ballet Folklórico & Mariachi Tradicional
from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
5:30 PM Concierto México Sinfónico| Orquesta de Cámara Tlalipac
con Mariachi México Vive | Natalia Ramos – Soprano
6:30 PM Rosen Motors Raffle
6:45 PM Los Terrícolas de Néstor Daniel
7:45 PM Banda Tierra Sagrada
9:15 PM Elida Reyna y Avante
10:30 PM Los Desperadoz

HARLEY-DAVIDSON STAGE
12:00 PM ICD Dance Company de Manuel Gaona “Bodas de México”
1:15 PM Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas
2:15 PM Sonidos y Movimientos de México
Ballet Folklórico from Jalisco with Mariachi México Vive
3:15 PM Miguel Hernández & Roel Martínez
4:30 PM Mariachi Monarcas de Milwaukee
Ft. Mariachi Juvenil de Latino Arts
5:30 PM La Tropa Vallenata
6:45 PM Ricky Fuentes & Brown Express
8:00 PM Stefani Montiel
9:15 PM Alicia Villarreal
10:30 PM La Mafia

MILLER LITE OASIS
TRI CITY NATIONAL BANK STAGE
12:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México
1:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Centeotl de Oaxaca Featuring “La Guelagetza”
2:00 PM Grupo Azido
3:15 PM Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas
4:45 PM Louie Marinez y Myzterio 6:00 PM Conjunto Boys
7:15 PM Alicia Villarreal
8:30 PM Los Terrícolas de Néstor Daniel
9:30 PM La Tropa Vallenata
10:30 PM Los Invasores de Nuevo León

CHILDREN’S AREA
CO-SPONSORED BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE
12:00 PM Instituto Cultural de Danza Manuel Gaona
“Un paseo por México”
1:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
2:00 PM Mariachis Reyes de Cocula
3:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Yolotzin
4:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
5:00PM Dance Academy of México – Marina Croft
6:00PM Payaso Cascarita
7:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
8:00 PM Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio

Noon – 6:00PM CLACS – Cultural Arts activities for families carried out by
UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Noon – 8:00PM Milwaukee Art Museum presents Kohl’s Color Wheels Family Art Activities
Noon to 8:00PM Mother’s Nursing Area /Área para Madres lactantes
Sponsored in part by Alverno College

FIESTA AREA
(SPORT’S AREA)
12:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Yolotzin
1:00 PM Rising Dragon Martial Arts
2:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
3:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
4:00 PM David Del Zas and Natalia Beans World Junior Salsa Champs
5:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
6:00 PM Ballet Folklórico DAOM – Marina Croft
7:00 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
8:00 PM ICD Dance Company de Manuel Gaona “Bodas de México”
9:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México

CULTURAL PAVILION 12:00 PM Dance Academy of México – Marina Croft
1:00 PM Mariachi Monarcas de Milwaukee
2:00 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
3:00 PM Ballet Folklórico DAOM – Marina Croft
4:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Centeotl de Oaxaca Featuring “La Guelagetza”
5:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
6:00 PM Macuixochitl Danza Prehispánica
7:00 PM Sonidos y Movimientos de México- Ballet Folklórico from Jalisco
8:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México & Mariachi Reyes de Cocula
9:00 PM Concierto México Sinfónico| Orquesta de Cámara
Tlalipac con Mariachi México Vive | Natalia Ramos -Soprano | Danza Prehispánica Macuixochitl
10:00 PM Ballet Folklórico & Mariachi Tradicional
from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
11:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus

LAKEFRONT STAGE
SPONSORED BY: GALERIAS STUDIOS
12:00 PM Payaso Cascarita
1:00 PM Activation Studios by Judith Medina
2:00 PM Payaso Chispita
3:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
4:00 PM Instituto Cultural de Danza Manuel Gaona
“Un Paseo por México”
5:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
6:00 PM Combining Cultures by David Davila- Dance Class and Show
7:00 PM Payaso Chispita
8:00 PM Banda Filarmonica de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán from Oaxaca
9:00PM Antidoto | Pop – Rock Latino
10:00PM Open Dance Floor with Dj Revolver

URBAN PARK
8:00AM Mexican Fiesta Soccer Tournament – Supported by: Liga Juvenil García

NORTH AREA
10:00AM Walk & Run for Wishes to Mexican Fiesta
Free admission from Noon to 3:00PM ONLY while wearing the official bib of the walk & run event.
3:00PM & 6:00PM Lucha Libre – Special appearance byHuracán Ramírez Jr. Presented by Brew City Wrestling – Professional Wrestling
Noon to 10:00PM Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary
Confessions 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

MAIN ENTRANCE AREA
Noon to Midnight Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Noon to 8:30PM Phone charging station powered by: Metro by T-Mobile

MILLER LITE AREA
Noon to Midnight Taste of México Marketplace
Noon to 8:00PM Veterans Display & Rest Area (Open to the public)
Noon to Midnight VIP upper level
Open to the public (No entry to minors/under age unless accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AREA
Noon to Midnight FiestaVIP Bar – upper level Open to the public (No entry to minors/under age unless accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity
Noon to Midnight Mojitos&SangriasLounge |21yrs & Over | Margaritas Bar
Tequila Tasting Bar – Lower level
Noon to Midnight L.A.M.A. Motorcycle Display
Special appearance byMario Nieves “The King of the Harlistas”
Autograph session from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

SOUTH AREA
Noon to 8:00PM Social Services Pavilion
Noon to Midnight Alpine Amusement Park
Noon to Midnight South Marketplace
Noon to 6:00PM Mexican Fiesta Car and Motorcycle Show

Mexican Fiesta Events for Sunday, August 25th

EL REY / ROSEN MOTORS STAGE
12:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
1:00 PM The Traditional Costume Contest
2:30 PM Louie Marinez y Myzterio
4:00 PM Ballet Folklórico & Mariachi Tradicional from the
Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
4:40 PM Rosen Motors Raffle
5:00 PM Banda Nueva Emperadora
6:00 PM Juan Valentín
7:00 PM Tropikalisimo Sol de la Costa
8:00 PM Los Terrícolas de Néstor Daniel
9:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México & Mariachi Reyes de Cocula
10:15 PM Cache MKE

HARLEY-DAVIDSON STAGE
12:00 PM
Mariachi infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio
1:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Centeotl de Oaxaca Featuring “La Guelagetza”
2:00 PM Tropikalisimo Sol de la Costa
3:00 PM Dance Academy of México of Marina Croft
4:00 PM Los Desperadoz
5:15 PM Mexican Fiesta Soccer Tournament Awards 2019
Presented by: Liga Juvenil García
6:00 PM Conjunto Mi Gusto
7:15 PM Los Cardenales de Nuevo León
9:00 PM Juan Valentín
10:00 PM Antidoto | Pop-Rock Latino
11:00 PM El Patrón de Guanajuato

MILLER LITE OASIS
TRI CITY NATIONAL BANK STAGE
12:00 PM Sonidos y Movimientos de México
Ballet Folklórico from Jalisco with Mariachi México Vive
1:00 PM Conjunto Mi Gusto
2:15 PM Jalapeño Eating Contest
3:45 PM Concierto México Sinfónico| Orquesta de Cámara Tlalipac con Mariachi México Vive | Natalia Ramos – Soprano | Danza Prehispánica Macuixochitl
5:00 PM Stefani Montiel
6:15 PM Los Terrícolas de Néstor Daniel
7:15 PM Mariachi Monarcas de Milwaukee
8:15 PM El Patrón de Guanajuato
9:30 PM Christian Nodal
11:15 PM Banda Nueva Emperadora

CHILDREN’S AREA
CO-SPONSORED BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE
12:00 PM Payaso Cascarita
1:00 PM ICD Dance Company de Manuel Gaona “Bodas de México”
2:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
3:00 PM Instituto Cultural de Danza de Manuel Gaona
“Un paseo por México”
4:00 PM Mariachi Infantil Los Nietos de Sebastián Lupercio
5:00 PM Pocket Circus “The World’s Smallest Circus” Argentina
6:00PM Payaso Cascarita
7:00 PM Dance Academy of México – Marina Croft
8:00 PM Mariachi Reyes de Cocula

Noon – 8:00PM Milwaukee Art Museum presents Kohl’s Color Wheels Family Art Activities
Noon to 8:00PM Mother’s Nursing Area /Área para Madres lactantes
Sponsored in part by Alverno College

FIESTA AREA
(SPORT’S AREA)
12:00 PM Instituto Cultural de Danza de Manuel Gaona
“Un paseo por México”
1:00 PM Activation Studios by Judith Medina
2:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
3:00 PM David Del Zas and Natalia Beans World Junior Salsa Champs
4:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
5:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
6:00 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
7:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Nuestro México
8:00 PM Ballet Folklórico DAOM – Marina Croft

CULTURAL PAVILION
12:00 PM DANZÓN , RUMBA, MAMBO, CHA, CHA, CHA Danzoneros por Siempre. A.C. y Academia de Baile Motus
1:00 PM Dance Academy of México – Marina Croft
2:00 PM México Indígena to Call for Peace by Jesús Ávila
3:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México & Mariachi Reyes de Cocula
4:00 PM Ballet Folklórico Centeotl de Oaxaca Featuring “La Guelagetza”
5:00 PM Mariachi Juvenil Latino Arts – Sponsored by UCC
7:00 PM Sonidos y Movimientos de México with Mariachi México Vive
8:00 PM Ballet Folklórico & Mariachi Tradicional from the
Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
9:00 PM Concierto México Sinfónico| Orquesta de Cámara Tlalipac con Mariachi México Vive | Natalia Ramos – Soprano | Danza Prehispánica Macuixochitl
10:00 PM Macuixochitl Danza Prehispánica
11:00 PM Banda Filarmonica de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán from Oaxaca

LAKEFRONT STAGE
SPONSORED BY: GALERIAS STUDIOS
12:00 PM Studio Infinity – Zumba
1:00 PM Payaso Chispita
2:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
3:00 PM Dj Kalibre
4:00 PM ICD Dance Company de Manuel Gaona “Bodas de México”
5:00 PM Wixarika Neiwama – Huichol Group
6:00 PM Payaso Chispita
7:00 PM Antidoto|Pop – Rock Latino
8:00 PM Banda Filarmonica de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán from Oaxaca
9:00 PM Open Dance Floor with Dj Revolver

URBAN PARK
8:00AM Mexican Fiesta Soccer Tournament – Supported by: Liga Juvenil García

NORTH AREA
Fiesta Run & Walk – 7:30AM Registration | 9:00AM Run & 9:45AM Walk
Free admission from Noon to 3:00PM ONLY while wearing event’s t-shirt.
3:00PM & 6:00PM Lucha Libre – Special appearance byHuracán Ramírez Jr.
Presented by Brew City Wrestling – Professional Wrestling
Noon to 10:00PM Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary
2:00PM “Flag of Our Nation, Flags of Our Fathers” Parade

MAIN ENTRANCE AREA
Noon to Midnight Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Noon to 8:30PM Phone charging station powered by: Metro by T-Mobile

MILLER LITE AREA
Noon to Midnight Taste of México Marketplace
Noon to 8:00PM Veterans Display & Rest Area (Open to the public)
Noon to Midnight VIP upper level Open to the public (No entry to
minors/under age unless accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AREA
Noon to Midnight Fiesta VIP Bar – upper level Open to the public (No entry to
minors/under age unless accompanied by an adult). Limited capacity
Noon to Midnight Mojitos & Sangrias Lounge | 21yrs & Over | Margaritas Bar
Tequila Bar – Lower level
Noon to Midnight L.A.M.A. Motorcycle Display

SOUTH AREA
Noon to 8:00PM Social Services Pavilion
Noon to Midnight Alpine Amusement Park
Noon to Midnight South Marketplace

Mass
10:00AM Lake Front Procession with Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mid gate will be open for procession from 7:30A M- 10:15A M)
11:00AM Mass – BMO Harris Pavilion
Celebrant: Padre Alejandro Rodríguez XS |Ft. Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo México & Mariachi Reyes de Cocula
South gate 10 will be open for mass from 10:00AM to 11:30AM

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Start: August 23, 2019
End: August 25, 2019
Venue: Henry Maier Festival Park
Address:
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States

August 23, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Artstreet

Artstreet logo - smallArtstreet showcases over 200 artists from throughout the country across blocks of downtown Green Bay. Take in music, dance, theatrical and literary performances on stage and in the streets. View artists demonstrating their work during the creative process. Savor an array of specialty foods, enjoy cultural displays, children’s art activities, and more.

Throughout the downtown area, you can also check out Titletown Brewery, the new Copper State Brewing Company, the Neville Public Museum, The Cannery, and everything up and down the Fox River as it heads north through the city. Since the team is in Winnipeg for a pre-season game Thursday, a tour of Lambeau Field nearby and exploring the new Titletown District can make the trip complete without a game day crowd around.

Artstreet in Green Bay

Artstreet Admission is free; donations, of course, are welcomed! You can get to downtown Green Bay via I-41 or I-43 via U.S. 141, or Highways 29, 32, 54, 57, or 172.

Artstreet Hours:

Friday, August 23 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (music until 10 pm)
Saturday, August 24 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (music until 9 pm)
Sunday, August 25 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artstreet Address:

Downtown Green Bay
301 N. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 435-5220
Website

 




Start: August 23, 2019 3:00 pm
End: August 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Green Bay
Phone: 920-435-5220
Address:
301 N. Adams Street, Green Bay, WI, 54301, United States
Cost: Free

August 24, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Festival in the Pines, Eau Claire


The 37th annual Festival in the Pines takes place in Eau Claire’s beautiful Carson Park August 24th and 25th. Festival in the Pines has traditionally been a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy fun, food and shopping! With over 200 vendors, there is something for everyone. Two stages feature live music, family entertainment, plus games and rides for the kids. New features include Home Improvement Area, and Antique Area.

Festival of Wines in the Pines, Eau Claire

“Festival of Wines in the Pines” is an additional event within Festival in the Pines, and it returns to Carson Park on Saturday, August 24th from 11am to 5pm. Your $15 entry fee includes four wine samples and free entry to Festival in the Pines on Sunday to stock your wine cellar. There will again be 4 Wine Lounges with music for you to choose from.

Eau Claire Festival in the Pines

Carson Park is a large, absolutely beautiful park along the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, just west and south of the city’s downtown and UW-Eau Claire campus. You can reach Eau Claire via I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 53, and Highways 37, 93, and 124.

Festival in the Pines Address:

Carson Park
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 828-2570
Website




Carson Park Map for Festival in the Pines:

Eau Claire Festival in the Pines park map

 

Eau Claire Festival in the Pines at Carson Park

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Start: August 24, 2019 9:00 am
End: August 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Carson Park
Phone: 715-828-2570
Address:
100 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, WI, 54703, United States

August 28, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Walworth County Fair

Walworth County Fair

It’s the oldest county fair in Wisconsin – this will be its 170th year! The Walworth County Fair features livestock judging, exhibits, carnival rides, bull riding, concessions, harness racing, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby, and free grandstand shows. Every long Labor Day weekend, the fair draws thousands of visitors to Elkhorn for this 6-day extravaganza, making it the single biggest event in Elkhorn and Walworth County.

“170 Reasons to Love the Fair” is the theme this year. Grandstand Events this year include:

  • All Star Monster Trucks Friday night,
  • Home Free Saturday night
  • Newsboys Sunday night
  • Antique & Stock Tractor Pull
  • Badger State Tractor & Truck Pulls
  • Arm Wrestling Tourament, Saturday

There’s also the Strut Your Stuff Recipe Challenge, Rooster Crowing Contests, Barnyard Races, Fairest of the Fair, Bull Riding, a series of Horse Events, the Farmers Market & Old World Artisan Village, a Sunday morning Classic Car & Tractor Parade, and Kiddieland featuring barnyard adventures and kids’ entertainment. Plenty to do, see, eat, and enjoy at this historic venue!

I-43, U.S.  12, and Highways 11 and 67 all bring you to Elkhorn for the fun. Their website has all the updates and details, including a very full schedule!

Walworth County Fair Address:

411 E. Court Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-3228
Website




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Start: August 28, 2019
End: September 2, 2019
Venue: Walworth County Fairgrounds
Phone: 262-723-3228
Address:
411 Court Street, Elkhorn, WI, 53121, United States

August 30, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Wisconsin Highland Games

Wisconsin Highland Games, women's longbow competitionThe skirl of the pipes… the mighty strength of the athletes… the leaping grace of the dancers… the Wisconsin Highland Games are back at the Waukesha Expo Center August 30 – September 1, 2019!

It’s a weekend of affordable Celtic fun for the entire family, with a convenient location right near the interstate, plenty of easy parking, and kids 12 and under get in free. Explore your family history, hurl a battle axe, check out the kilts, play with the dogs, or have a pint at the pub with some authentic Celtic music!

The event covers more than just Scotland — the Wisconsin Highland Games celebrate all the cultures of the British isles and the Celtic nations, including Britain, Wales, Ireland and more!

Friday night: Opening Ceremonies – free admission and parking! Ceremonies and party afterward.

Saturday and Sunday parking is $5 in the Waukesha County Expo Center parking lot.

You’ll find the Waukesha Expo Center just south of I-94 where Highway 16 ends; U.S. 18 is just to the south and Highways 59 and 164 are just to the east.

Wisconsin Highland Games

Wisconsin Highland Games Address:

1000 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 548-7200
Website




 

Wisconsin Highland Games pipers marchingWisconsin Highland Games, dancer

Start: August 30, 2019
End: September 1, 2019
Venue: Waukesha Expo Center
Phone: 262-548-7200
Address:
1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI, 53188, United States
Cost: 7

August 30, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival

Wisconsin Weekend: Cow Chip Throw and Festival, Prairie du Sac

It’s an annual Labor Day weekend tradition in Prairie du Sac to toss cow “chips” at this annual Cow Chip Throw & Festival, which happens Friday & Saturday, August 30th and 31st this year. Dried out and surprisingly unoffensive to the nose, these nuggets of nastiness get hurled into the air by kids and adults alike with the goal of the most distance as possible – with a crowd of onlookers often in the sights where they land. The current record is 248 feet, but records were made to be broken!

Of course, that’s the main event; there’s also music with plenty of bands, a “Tournament of Chips” parade, kids’ activities including a pedal pull, a Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, a run/walk, and much more. So whether you want to throw cow chips, dodge them, or just watch from a safe distance, there’s plenty of bovine-related fun to be had at the 44th annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival!

You’ll find the festival just off U.S. 12 and Highways 60 and 78 in Marion Park at 1st & Grand in Prairie du Sac. And YES, they’ll have a big screen TV so you can watch the Badgers take on the University of South Florida Friday night!

Here’s a video short from when we first visited the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Toss in Prairie du Sac back in 2009:

And here’s how it went in 2016, produced by the Festival itself with better equipment:

 




Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival Address:

Marion Park
145 1st Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
(608) 643-4317
Website

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Start: August 30, 2019
End: August 31, 2019
Venue: Marion Park
Phone: 608-643-2421
Address:
145 1st Street, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578, United States
Cost: Free

August 30, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Paramount Music Festival


Paramount Music FestivalAre you aware of the great music history of Blues, Jazz, R&B, gospel, country, classical and more in… Ozaukee County? The Paramount Music Festival is! Yes, Grafton and Port Washington were music hotspots back in the day, hosting musicians and their studio sessions at Paramount Records. Thousands of recordings were made and millions of records were pressed in Grafton, laying groundwork for the most popular music genres to ever come out of this country from 1917 until 1932.

For a decade and a half, 78 rpm records were pressed and distributed to the nation, allowing artists such as Lawrence Welk, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tom Dorsey and Louis Armstrong to inspire future music generations and lay the seeds for the R&B and Rock ‘N Roll Eras. Between 1929 and 1932 alone, over 1,600 songs were recorded in Grafton at a make-shift studio in the Wisconsin Chair Factory; the output accounted for about 1/4 of the so-called “race records” of the era. The musicians often came up from Milwaukee or Chicago by train, recorded in Grafton, and stayed overnights in Port Washington where Paramount and the Wisconsin Chair Company had their offices. So many major and influential musicians cut records here that it’s an official stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail!

Paramount Music Festival, Port WashingtonOn August 30 – September 1, 2019, the Paramount Music Festival celebrates the centennial of the opening of Paramount Records and all the music it produced. Three days of incredible live music, food and family fun with local, regional and national musicians take the stage to celebrate the history of Paramount Records. This year’s artists include Alex Wilson, The Jimmys, Revered Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Ethan Keller, Sue DaBaco, Milwaukee Mike & the Mob, the Tommy Bentz Band, and many more! A full schedule is below.

Paramount Music FestivalThe festivities take place along Lake Michigan in Port Washington’s Veterans Memorial Park. Additional activities take place just a few miles away in Grafton, where the festival originated and the Paramount Records facility once stood. There are shuttles available to get between venues and the two towns.

It kicks off with The Pour, a beer and wine tasting event Friday from 6-8pm. Tickets for this are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate but you get a lot of great samples to enjoy!

Be sure to check out the Beer and Wine Tasting within the Festival, and a Sunday Progressive Brunch, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Port Washington music parents group.

Paramount Music Festival event: The Pour

Highways 32 and 33 bring you within blocks of Veterans Park in Port Washington. I-43, Highway 57, and Highway 60 all bring you close, too.

The Paramount Music Festival is free to the general public, although donations are accepted. VIP tickets can be purchased here. Tickets range from $15 for the Sunday Progressive Brunch to $200 for VIP Weekend Pass covering all three days. Get the full music lineup below!

Paramount Music Festival Address:

Veterans Memorial Park
410 Lake Street
Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 208-6288
Website

 




Check their website for the full lineup of performers and activities!

Schedule of Performers

Friday, August 30th

Michael Ammons & the Waterstreet Hotshots – 5:30pm
Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo – 7:00pm
Alex Wilson Band – 8:30pm

Saturday August 31st

Sue DaBaco – 12:30pm
Steven Hull Experience – 1:30pm
Milwaukee Mike & the Mob – 3:00pm
Tommy Bentz Band – 4:00pm
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys with Westside Andy – 6:00pm
The Jimmys – 7:45pm

Sunday, September 1st

Luke Cerny – 12:30pm
Ethan Keller – 1:30pm
Will Pfrang – 2:30pm
Midlife Oasis – 4:00pm
Trapper Schoepp Band – 6:00pm

 

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Start: August 30, 2019 5:00 pm
End: September 1, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Veterans Park
Phone: 262-208-6288
Address:
410 Lake Street, Port Washington, WI, 53074, United States
Cost: Free

August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Taste of Madison

Taste of Madison logoIt happens over Labor Day weekend every year, and it’s a lot of tasty fun! Taste of Madison features over 80 local restaurants, 20 beverage stands and three entertainment stages. The participating restaurants sell a vast variety of both unique and traditional dishes to the estimated 225,000 attendees over the two-day period – you should be one of them. Most food items are in the $1 to $4 range! Best of all, admission – which includes hours and hours of live entertainment – is free and open to the public.

Taste of Madison sammie

Taste of Madison happens on the Capitol Square, one of the most dynamic and beautiful places in Wisconsin with the shops, restaurants, bars, museums, and more surrounding our gorgeous State Capitol. U.S. 151/Washington Avenue brings you closest, although U.S. 12, U.S. 14, U.S. 18, U.S. 51, and Highways 30 and 113 all bring you to Madison.

Taste of Madison music

Taste of Madison Hours:

Saturday, August 31st: 2pm – 8:30pm
Sunday, September 1st: 11am – 7pm

Get the full list of participating restaurants (with address and phone where available) below or from the Taste of Madison website!




All Star Catering
2685 Maple Dr., McFarland
608-338-8899

Auntie Jill’s LLC
608-770-5050

Babcock Ice Cream by UW Food Science Club
1605 Linden Dr., Madison
608-358-0296

Bandung Indonesian Restaurant
600 Williamson St., Madison
608-205-6910

Banzo
2105 Sherman Ave., Madison
608-441-2002

Ben’s Soft Pretzels
134 West Towne Mall, Madison
608-833-3119

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
601 Junction Rd., Madison
608-664-9288

Bob’s BBQ Emporium
8164 US Hwy 14, Arena
608-807-8287

Bonnie’s Balls

Boulder Brewpub
950 Kimball Lane, Verona
608-845-3323

Buck & Badger Northwoods Lodge
115 State Street, Madison
608-230-7999

Bulgogi Korean Taco
Library Mall Food Court, Madison

Buraka East African Cuisine
1210 Williamson St, Madison
608-286-1448

Cafe Costa Rica – Mango Man Cooks
1133 Williamson St., Madison
608-256-9830

Capriotti’s
902 Regent Street, Madison
608-255-2227

Caracas Arepas/Caracas Empenadas
Food Cart
608-279-0835

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company
468 State St., Madison
608-441-5248

Common Pasta
Food Truck, 1 E. Main, Madison

Curd Girl
Capitol Square, Madison
608-228-6658

Daddy Rocks
902 Eagle Crest Dr., Madison
608-770-6270

David’s Jamaican Cuisine
5734 Monona Dr., Monona
608-222-8109

El Sabor de Puebla
1113 Williamson St., Madison
608-422-5264

Ernie’s Kettle Korn
Capitol Square, Madison
608-957-9239

Flix Brewhouse
85 East Towne Mall, Madison
608-665-2070

Gigi’s Cupcakes
554 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison
608-661-7465

Gooseberry on the Square
1 S. Pinckney St. #104, Madison
608-467-6552

Grace Cheesecakes
N4664 Co Rd. V, Poynette
608-516-9888

Gyros Express
122 West Towne Mall, Madison
608-833-2330

Hibachi Hut
Library Mall, Madison
608-338-5660

HMI Southern Catering
3735 Monona Dr., Monona
608-230-6254

Hong Kong Cafe
2 S. Mills St., Madison
608-259-1668

Jakarta Cafe
700 Block of State St., Madison
920-747-0646

Jamerica Restaurant
1236 Williamson St., Madison
608-251-6234

JDs
608-444-1590

Just Bakery/Madison Area Urban Ministry
608-843-9975

Just Veggiez
Catering/Food Cart, Madison
608-209-5070

Kehr Fatou
Food Cart/Catering
608-217-2138

La Kitchenette
805 Williamson St., Madison
608-283-4266

La Taguara
3502 E. Washington Ave., Madison
608-721-9100

Lao Laan-Xang
12098 Atwood Ave., Madison
608-280-0104

Little Tibet
827 E. Johnson, Madison
608-630-8232

LT’s Aloha Wagon
Food Truck, Madison
608-807-4414

The Looking Glass Bakery
2817 East Washington Ave., Madison
920-297-3539

Macaholics Macarons
Catering, Madison

Melting Pot
6816 Odana Rd., Madison
608-833-5676

Milano Ice
6816 Odana Rd., Madison
608-572-5543

Mirch Masala
449 State St., Madison
608-665-3667

Monona Bakery & Eatery
4544 Monona Drive, Madison
608-720-1133

Native Food Network – Mobile Farmers Market
7 N. Pickney, Suite 235, Madison
608-280-1267

Natural Juice
7 N. Pinckney, Suite 235, Madison
608-628-9280

North & South Seafood & Smokehouse
6604 Mineral Point Rd., Madison
608-829-0093

The Old Fashioned
23 N. Pinckney, Madison
608-310-4545

Pagoda Smoothie Food Cart

People’s Bakery
2810 E. Washington Ave., Madison
608-245-0404

The Post
24 S. Carroll St., Madison
608-327-1101

Poke Poke
600 Williamson St., Madison
608-665-3306

RibMasters WI
Food Truck, Madison
608-669-0955

The Rigby Pub and Grill
119 E Main St, Madison
608-442-1112

The Rodeo Wagon
Food Cart

Roll Play

The Roman Candle
1054 Williamson St., Madison
608-258-2000

Sabor Queretano
4512 E. Washington Ave., Madison
608-209-0643

Savi Cafe & Catering
215 S. Hamilton, Madison
608-283-4903

Schultz’s Sugar River Kettle Corn
N9560 Hwy. 92, Belleville
608-217-9137

Smokin’ Cantina
Madison Food Cart
608-438-9643

Smokin’ Dragons

Soho Gourmet Cuisines
2990 Cahill Main #106, Madison
608-960-4011

Steak Escape
212 East Towne Mall, Madison
608-333-1103

Surco Peruvian
515 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison
608-957-1716

Tavernakaya
27 E. Main St., Madison
608-286-1548

Teriyaki Samurai
Food Cart, Madison
608-338-5660

The Globe
309 N. Henry St., Madison
608-640-4435

TnT’s Coffee & Cafe
729 N High Point Rd, Madison
608-831-2298

Toast
728 State Street, Madison
608-692-4549

Toppers
1368 Regent St., Madison

Ugly Apple
Food Cart
608-352-8459

 

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Start: August 31, 2019
End: September 1, 2019
Venue: Capitol Square
Phone: 608-276-9797
Address:
2 E. Main Street, Madison, WI, 53703, United States
Cost: Free

September 6, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Potosi Tour de Pints

The Potosi Tour de Pints is a three-day bicycle tour of the gorgeous (and hilly) Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin and portions of Iowa and far northwestern Illinois. This tour begins Friday, September 6th and finishes on Sunday, September 8th with camping and lodging options, music, food, and more provided at the basecamp each night: Potosi Brewing Company.

Day 1: Friday, September 6th, features a ride from Potosi south to Galena, Illinois. Galena is a beautiful community with rich history, and very popular with tourists. It’s just a few miles south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The ride heads down a variety of roadways from Potosi to Galena and then back, where music and entertainment await at the base a.k.a. the Brewery.

Day 2: Saturday, September 7th, you’ll ride southwest from Potosi to Dubuque, Iowa, crossing the Mississippi by bridge into the city. The ride returns to Potosi later that day, where more music, entertainment, and of course craft beer await.

Day 3: Sunday, September 8th includes a ferry ride across the Mississippi! You ride from Potosi to Cassville using Highway 133, cross the river on the Cassville Ferry to Turkey Creek, Iowa, ride to Guttenberg in Iowa, and then loop back to Potosi.

More details will be released as September gets closer.

Potosi Tour de Pints Basecamp Address:

Potosi Brewing Company
209 S. Main Street
Potosi, WI 53820
(608) 763-4002
Website




Start: September 6, 2019
End: September 8, 2019
Venue: Potosi Brewing Company
Phone: 608-763-4002
Address:
209 S. Main Street, Potosi, WI, 53820, United States

September 14, 2019

International Fall Festival, Eau Claire


The 31st annual International Fall Festival takes place in downtown Eau Claire Saturday, September 14th!

International Fall Festival, Eau ClaireThe International Fall Festival celebrates the diverse cultural makeup of Eau Claire through food, music, and fun. Enjoy a wide variety of food, vendors, and entertainment along South Barstow Street and throughout the South Barstow District in Downtown Eau Claire throughout the day. The Parade begins at 3 pm, and admission is free. This is a great event to bring the whole family so they can experience the culture and all Eau Claire has to do – which is quite a bit!

International Fall Festival Address:

Downtown Eau Claire
203 S. Farwell Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 839-4914
Website

Eau Claire is easily reached via I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 53, or Highways 37, 93, and 124. Downtown Eau Claire has a ton of great restaurants, shops, music venues, and more. The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is right downtown, so you can add that to the list with the kids. Nearby, Carson Park offers plenty to do from visiting Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox to canoeing and kayaking in Braun’s Bay in the Chippewa River. You can also ride the miniature train, explore the trails, or grab an ice cream soda at the Chippewa Valley Museum & Ice Cream Parlor. The city will definitely be buzzing with activity from students returning to UW-Eau Claire, too! Phoenix Park will be busy and it’s a great launching point for a nice tube float down the Chippewa River. You can also check out The Oxbow, a boutique hotel on Galloway Street on the north side of downtown and The Lakely, a great restaurant offering unique culinary combinations, inside the hotel. And right across the street you’ll find the Volume One Local Store, one of our favorite Eau Claire (and Wisconsin) shops!




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Start: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
End: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Eau Claire
Address:
203 S. Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI, 54701, United States
Cost: Free

September 20, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Chippewa Falls is plenty of fun any time of the year, but as summer turns to fall Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest hits the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and the party really starts! This year, Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest runs from Friday, September 20th – Sunday, September 22nd.

Chippewa Falls OktoberfestRaise a stein, don a dirndl or some lederhosen, and enjoy live music ranging from polka to folk. Plenty of German food, kids’ activities, dancing, and more can be enjoyed at Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. It’s located adjacent to the Leinenkugel Brewery and lovely Irvine Park, so there’s a great source of beer and another source of recreation just a stone’s throw away!

Admission to Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is $8 at the gate; kids 12 and under get in free.

Chippewa Falls is easy to get to! The Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds are right along Highway 124 (U.S. 53 back in the day), just north of Business Highway 29. Today’s U.S. 53 freeway, Highway 29 freeway, and Highway 178 all bring you to Chippewa Falls, too. It’s only about 15 minutes north of Eau Claire off I-94, too.

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Address:

Northern Wisconsin State Fair
331 Jefferson Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(866) 723-0340
Website




Wisconsin Weekend: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Here’s the Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
11:00 am – 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 8:45 pm Souvenir Haus Open
Noon Announcement of 2019 Festmeister and Festmeisterin Golden Keg Procession from the Leinenkugel Brewery
1:30 pm Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom and Games Open
3:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
Upon Entrance: Golden Keg Tap
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  The Bavarian Musikmeisters
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Brass Barn Polka Band
6:35pm – 7:00 pm TBD
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchman

Oktoberfest Biergarten
2:30 pm- 6:00 pm  Top Notchman
7:00 pm  Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Bad Habits Brass

Leine Lodge Biergarten
1:00 pm – 3:15 pm  Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty
3:45 pm – 7:00 pm  The Squeezettes
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  The Swing Crew

Famileintreff (Family Fun) Stage
1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free Kids’ Art Activities
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm  TBD
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm TBD
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm TBD
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm TBD
7:10 pm – 7:40 pm Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Competition

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
11:00 am- 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
12:00 pm  Keg Rolling Competition
1:00 pm Sheepshead & Euchre Card Tournament
3:00 pm On Grounds Parade
4:00 pm Glockenspiel
5:00 pm  Keg Rolling Competition
9:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Jim Busta Band with Karl
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Blaskapelle Milwaukee
6:35 pm – 7:00 pm  TBD
7:15 pm – 11:00 pm  Copper Box

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:30 am – 2:30 pm  Marshall Star Band
3:15 pm – 6:15 pm  Troppo
7:00 pm  Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Rural Route 5

Leinie Lodge Biergarten
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm  The Swing Crew
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Malek’s Fisherman
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Shirts & Skins

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 7:30 pm Free Kid’s Art Activities
11:45 am – 12:45 pm  Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm TBD
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm TBD
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  Kinder Kostume Fashion Show (Kids’ Ethnic Attire)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Whip Cracking Demonstration
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm TBD
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm TBD
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm TBD
7:30 pm Meet the Oktoberfest Royalty
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 3:00 pm Free Bird House Making
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
1:00 pm On Grounds Parade
2:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
10:30 am Polka Ecumenical Celebration
12:15 pm – 4:00 pm TBD

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:00 am – 3:30 pm  TBD

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 3:30 pm  Free Kid’s Art Activities
11:00 am – 11:30 am  TBD
11:30 am – 2:30 pm  Face Painter Open
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  TBD
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm  TBD
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm TBD

Start: September 20, 2019
End: September 22, 2019
Venue: Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Phone: 866-723-0340
Address:
331 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729, United States
Cost: 8

September 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Warrens Cranberry Festival

Warrens Cranberry Festival 2019 logoWarrens is “Wisconsin’s Cranberry Capital,” so it’s only fitting they host the World’s Largest Cranberry Festival! Held annually since 1973, the Warrens Cranberry Festival welcomes over 110,000 visitors each year from places all over the world. Seriously, when we went we met people from Australia and other countries throughout Europe and South America!

Taking place the last full weekend of every September, activities a’plenty abound. Enjoy a guided bus tours of cranberry marshes (brilliant red colors mean you should have your camera ready!) and bogs that show you the harvesting of these tasty, nutritious, UTI-fighting berries.

Warrens Cranberry Festival crowd

Warrens Cranberry Festival, Eric & MariahIn town – and the festival truly takes over the whole town – enjoy block after block of vendors, food stands, and beverage stops. Over 1,300 booths of arts & crafts, antique & flea markets, and farm market items can be explored and enjoyed. Plenty of fall produce is available with of course plenty of cranberry-based items including Cranberry Cream Puffs, barbecue sauces with cranberry, cranberry-inspired hot sauces, and more. On Sunday, September 24th at noon the largest band parade in Wisconsin will be featured.

Warrens Cranberry Festival includes contests such as “Crazy for Cranfest”, where guests can win special prizes for crazy or creative costumes. They also have prizes for the Biggest Berry Contest, a Button Design Contest, a Cranberry Chiffon Pie-Eating Contest, a Flower Contest, Marsh Medallion Hunt, a Photography Contest, Quilt & Needlework Contest, Scarecrow Contest, and more.

Getting to Warrens Cranberry Festival (aka Cranfest):

Warrens is a small, pleasant town north of Tomah in Monroe County. To access Warrens, follow I-94 to Exit 135 (County EW) by the Three Bears Resort. U.S. 12, which runs basically parallel to I-94 in this area, also comes close to Warrens. Highways 21 and 173 are just a few miles away, closer to Tomah but they still bring you close. Follow County O or EW into town – there will be plenty of signs!




Start: September 27, 2019 7:00 am
End: September 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Warrens Cranberry Festival
Phone: 608-378-4200
Address:
402 Pine Street, Warrens, WI, 54666, United States
Cost: Free

September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Beef-A-Rama

Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua

With Beef-A-Rama, the smell of beef fills the air and more than 12,000 people fill the streets of downtown Minocqua. For over 50 years, Beef-a-Rama™ has been a premiere event drawing visitors back year after year to join in on the one-of-a kind fun you can only find in the Northwoods.

Roasters begin cooking their signature beefs before dawn. Herds of creative festival goers dressed in cow-themed costumes start packing downtown early for the 10K and 5K Rump Roast Run and Walk along Lake Minocqua, live music, & Prime Choice Craft Show featuring more than 70 vendors.

Mooo-ve on down to Torpy Park to grab a roast beef sandwich and watch the Beef Eating Contest, Cow Pie Plop, and of course the famous Roaster Parade down main street!

Listen for the top roasters at the Awards Ceremony at 3pm following the Parade. Check for the latest itinerary online.

Minocqua is along “Wisconsin’s Backbone,” U.S. 51, just south of Highways 47 and 70.

Beef-A-Rama Address:

Torpy Park
806 U.S. Highway 51
Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-5266
Website

Check out the Schedule of Events below!




Beef-A-Rama Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 27th
10am-Noon Live Radio Broadcast with WRJO at the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
6:00-9:00pm Lakeland Rotary Rump Roast Run registration at American Legion Hall
6:30-9:30pm Live Music The Lincoln Boys Band and Beer Garden sponsored by The Minocqua Island Business Association at Torpy Park

Saturday, September 28th
7am Rump Roast Run Registration at the American Legion Hall
7:30am Street Closure Begins
7am-8pm Shuttles Run ($3 fee per car) from Lakeland Union High School, Hribar Corporation/Truck Country, Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena & Builders First Source
8:15am Lakeland Rotary’s Calf Mile Run for Kids
9am Lakeland Rotary’s Rump Roast Run
​9am-3pm Live Radio Broadcast by WRJO at Torpy Park
9am-11:00am Live Music Red Ben and the Missing Miles at Torpy Park
9am-5pm Bouncy Houses for Kids on the lower level of Torpy Park
9am-5pm Prime Choice Craft Show on the lower level of Torpy Park
9am-5pm Official Beef-A-Rama­™ apparel sales at Torpy Park
10am-5:00pm Henna, Face painting, Glitter Painting at Veterans Park
10am-9:00pm Lakeland Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
10am-9:00pm Minocqua Lions Club Beer Garden at Torpy Park
10am-5pm Official Beef-A-Rama™ Sandwich Sales at Torpy Park
10am-12pm Live Music by Corey Carlson at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
10am-3pm Kids’ Games, Bouncy Houses, and Face Painting in lower level of Torpy Park
10am-4pm Kraft’s Kuddly Kritters Petting Zoo at Veterans Park
10am-5pm Twisted Widdlin’ Fool chainsaw carving exhibition
10am Food Sales Begin Torpy Park & Chicago Street
11am-1pm Kids’ Activities at Redman Realty on Oneida Street
11am-1:45pm Judging of the Beef along Oneida Street
11am-3pm Cow Pie Plop & Mechanical Bull sponsored by Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena at Island City Ice Cream
11:00am Beef Eating Contest at Torpy Park sponsored by Associated Bank
Noon-4:00pm Live Music by The Lincoln Boys at Torpy Park
Noon-3:00 pm Live Music by Useful Jenkins at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
3:00 pm Parade of Beef down Oneida Street from Redman Realty to Torpy Park
3:15 pm Awards Ceremony and Beef Raffle Drawing at Torpy Park
3:00-5:00 pm Live Music by Corey Carlson at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
5pm Street Open to Traffic
4:00-8:30 pm Live Music Reality Bites sponsored by the Minocqua Lions Club at Torpy Park
5-9:00pm Live Music Whitehouse Players at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street

 

 

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Start: September 27, 2019 6:30 pm
End: September 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Torpy Park
Phone: 715-356-5266
Address:
816 U.S. 51, Minocqua, WI, 54548, United States

October 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Windigo Fest

Windigo Fest, ManitowocWindigo Fest is a celebration of all things Halloween. The spine-chilling festival takes place in historical downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin on Franklin Street, right outside the chamber door of the town’s “quaint” little tourist destination know as Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast. All Hallows Eve enthusiasts with a hunger for the strange and unusual can experience a weekend filled with various seasonal activities including outstanding music, costume contests, dark art exhibits and contests, bizarre performances, and the historical cemetery bus tour. Windigo Fest kicks off Friday evening. After a day full of Halloween havoc, a parade will again display the Midwest’s best competitive costumes.

You can see Bill Gibson’s famous (or infamous, if you prefer) Christine car from the movie. It’s the most expansive, immersive Christine experience traveling today, now with fourteen years of thrilling fans under her wheels. Christine Movie Car offers more than your average show car experience, as she comes to life before your eyes, headlights glowing, smoke rolling and doo wop tunes flowing.

And back this year, a celebrity appearance by Butch Patrick – yes, Eddie Munster from the 1960s hit TV show The Munsters!

That’s just part of the Entertainment Lineup, which includes sideshow performer Jezzibel, the horror/comedy show Deadgar Winter, Belly Dancers Carrie and Istra, original “Horror Punk” band Ratbatspider, fortune teller Skully Sati, and bands Da Gof Rockerz, KALLAS, and Sedated – A Tribute to the Ramones.

Join in on one of the many prize winning contests, enjoy the music, or just slither into the horrific hoopla that Windigo Fest has to offer! Come for the day or stay for the weekend….but don’t be caught dead without checking out the second annual All Hallows Eve Windigo Fest!

It runs Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th in downtown Manitowoc. The parade is Saturday evening at 7:06pm. That 7:06 is not a typo.

Windigo Fest

Windigo Fest Address:

Dead By Dawn “Dead & Breakfast”
901 S. 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 683-3268
Website




You’ll be able to get to downtown Manitowoc off I-43 via US 10, US 151, or Highway 42 – especially if you follow the “Business” routes!

Windigo Fest Cemetery Tours

A shot during the Cemetery Tours at Windigo Fest, Manitowoc.

Manitowoc & Two Rivers CVB

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Start: October 4, 2019
End: October 6, 2019
Venue: Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast
Phone: 920-683-3268
Address:
901 S. 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI, 54220, United States