The 42nd annual Warrens Cranberry Festival, the world’s largest cranberry festival, will be held September 26 – 28, 2014. Since its humble beginnings, attendance has grown from around 500 people to over 100,000!
There’s something for everyone at Cranfest, from shopping and food to crafts and entertainment, including the well-loved Cranfest parade (held Sunday).
Be sure to stop in and see us at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center while you’re “festing!”
Held annually on the first Saturday of October, the event is sponsored by the Wetherby Cranberry Company, the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center and the Warrens Area Business Association.
“Be sure to bring your camera as we’ll have several pairs of hip boots available so you can wade out into a pool of floating cranberries to have your picture taken,” said Nodji Van Wychen, co-owner of Wetherby Cranberry Company.
Free tours of the Wetherby marsh will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., allowing visitors to get an up-close look at cranberries being harvested by both old-time and modern-day methods.
After touring the marsh, visitors can learn more about Wisconsin’s No.1 fruit crop at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center. Housed in a historic cranberry warehouse in downtown Warrens, the nonprofit center is dedicated to educating the public about the state’s cranberry growing heritage.
As part of the festivities, the Cranberry Discovery Center will offer free cranberry wine tasting and gourmet cranberry food sampling, children’s activities and reduced admission to the center’s exhibit hall, which features video and audio recordings, storyboards and interactive displays. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6th between 9am and 5pm. We will feature cooking demonstrations by “berry” special guests, gourmet cranberry food and wine samples, reduced admission prices to our exhibit hall and great activities for the kids (and the young at heart!).