2018 WISCONSIN - JUNE 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2010)
June 1-2, 2018
Osceola Rhubarb Days
The early summer festival takes advantage of Osceola's natural beauty as well as raising money and drawing attention to the Public Library. Activities include farmer's market, family yoga class, movie under the stars, book sale, pancake breakfast, baking contest and more.
June 1-3, 2018 36th Annual Dairyfest - Marshfield, Wisconsin
Featuring Cheese Chase 10K fundraiser for Strong Kids Campaign, ice cream social, and Country Hoot in the Zoo with bands, food, and fun for all.
June 1-3, 2018 June Dairy Days - West Salem, Wisconsin
Celebrate June Dairy Month with music, a recipe contest, bicycle tour, carnival, fireworks and more!
June 1-3, 2018 Annual Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Little Chute, Wisconsin
A cheese curd eating competition, cheese cake contest, cheese carving demo, free cheese tasting, the Big Cheese Parade, Big Cheese Breakfast, carnival rides, children”s games and entertainment are just some of the fun activities taking place.
June 1-30, 2018 Wisconsin Dairy Farm Breakfasts
Every June, farmers throughout the state open their farms to visitors and serve them a big, home-cooked breakfast in celebration of June Dairy Month. It’s an incredible opportunity to spend some time “down-on-the-farm” and get a firsthand look at what makes Wisconsin’s signature industry so special.
June 2, 2018 Side Pork Fest
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Events include the Side Pork Cookoff, arts & crafts fair, Hog Wild Motorcycle Ride, Hog Wild Run, kids zone, and live music.
June 2, 2018 15th Annual Beer Barons' World of Beer Festival
An opportunity to taste over 250 different beers, meads,and ciders hand picked by the Beer Barons of Milwaukee and the brewers exposing their inner beer geek! Presentations on beer, tasting, brewing, and history by professionals in the beer and brewing industry.
June 2, 2018 Annual Ride to Farm - Madison, Wisconsin
Ride to Farm is a 63-mile, fund-raiser bicycle ride through Dane and surrounding counties with rest stops at family farms. The event raises awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. We will have fabulous prizes for top fundraisers, both individuals and teams.
June 2, 2018 Cows on the Concourse - Madison, Wisconsin
Cows on the Concourse is a Madison tradition celebrating Wisconsin's dairy industry, taking place on Capitol Square. Meet and greet cows and baby calves from local dairy farms as you peruse the Dane County Farmers' Market. Enjoy live music, tasty food, and fun games.
June 2-3, 2018 - June Bloom Wine Event - Various, Wisconsin
Enjoy a long weekend of romance and adventure on the Great River Road Wine Trail! This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair. In addition to local foods, some wineries will also feature live music by local talent.
June 2-3, 2018 Annual Burgers & Brew: The Taste is Local
Dane County's most popular chefs pair up with Wisconsin's talented brewers and farmers to serve up unique, mouthwatering burgers and satisfying suds. Chefs are already revealing their farm inspired burger concepts.
June 7-10, 2018 34th Annual Sparta Butterfest - Sparta, Wisconsin
The annual event will bring you the greatest fest foods, lunberjack shows, a parade, milking and other contests, art/craft/flea market, great entertainment and so much more.
June 8, 2018 Breakfast in the Valley - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
This annual event celebrates the importance of agriculture in our local economy. Volunteers serve breakfast to more than 3,000 people. The menu includes scrambled eggs with ham, cheese, muffins, fruit, and the traditional Breakfast in the Valley dessert of custard, corn flakes and strawberries. Other highlights include agricultural displays, a petting zoo, milk drinking and cow milking contest with local celebrities, tractor displays, and door prizes.
June 8-9, 2018 Up North Beerfest - Eagle River, Wisconsin
On Saturday afternoon, from 2pm to 6pm is the renowned Up North Beerfest where 33 breweries showcase just under 150 different beers for all to sample and enjoy. Sampling glasses, a beer guide booklet and live entertainment will be available for all who attend. Food will be available for purchase from the Rotary Club of Eagle River. “NEW” Premier Beer Night: We will kick off Up North Beerfest with a NEW event called Premier Beer Night – a more eloquent tasting of hand crafted beers on Friday evening, from 6pm to 8pm. This is a special tasting of specialty beers presented by 10 of the 33 Up North Beerfest Breweries. (They will showcase beers that will not be served at the event on Saturday.) We will literally be rolling out the red carpet for this evening – there will be live entertainment, tasty hors d’oeuvres and special sampling glasses for the showcased samplings for all to enjoy.
June 8-9, 2018 Polka Fest and Beer, Bacon & Cheese Festival
New Glarus, Wisconsin
New Glarus’ celebration of polka. Free admission all weekend under the fest tent in historic downtown New Glarus and in New Glarus establishments, all within walking distance of each other. A highlight of New Glarus Polkafest weekend is the Annual Beer, Bacon & Cheese (BBC), where one wristband entitles fest-goers to unlimited sampling of some of the greatest regional flavors — craft beer, specialty meats and artisan cheeses. New Glarus restaurants will also serve beer, bacon and cheese-inspired specialties including bacon jam burgers, beer cheese soup, cheese pie with bacon, mac and cheese with bacon, fudge with bacon, and ice cream with bacon. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!
June 8-9, 2018 Action in Jackson - Jackson, Wisconsin
A community festival featuring a Friday Night Fish Fry, Saturday Morning Pancake Breakfast, and wonderful burgers, sausages, shrimp and other wonderful delights! There is a car show, 5k race, carnival, live music, and woodcarving demo with live auction on Sunday following the large community parade.
June 8-10, 2018 Walleye Weekend - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
The family atmosphere of Walleye Weekend has attributed to its success, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year and making it the second largest festival in Wisconsin. Held during the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament, it features sporting events, national musical acts, a family fishing tournament, attractions for all ages – and of course – walleye! (also: www.walleyeweekend.com/ ) Attendance: 100,000.
June 9, 2018 Cheesemakers’ & Wine Train - Mukuwonago, Wisconsin
The Elegant Farmer hosts its 8th annual Wisconsin Cheesemakers & Wine Tasting Train 1:00-3:00 p.m. Come ride the rails on the Cheesemakers Train in air-conditioned comfort on board the beautifully restored East Troy Electric Railroad’s Dinner Car featuring an Art Deco vintage interior and elegant white tablecloth tables.
June 9, 2018 BrewVino Roast - Algoma, Wisconsin
11am–5pm | Cover Charge TBD. The BrewVino Roast is a wine and beer festival of a different flavor. The one-day festival offers unique blends newly released by our wine and beer making teams. Skaliwags will be helping us to pit roast a butterflied steer, raised by the Bryersquart Family Farm in Door County on Ahnapee brewer’s grain.
June 9-10, 2018 Blue Ribbon Cheese Tasting & Sale
The Elegant Farmer. Hundreds of cheeselovers come to this annual two-day fest to taste the best the state has to offer including award-winning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses. Crafted and aged to perfection, many of these cheeses delighted the palate of the U.S. Championship’s judges and are sure to delight yours. 10% off all cheese during the tasting and sale. Come and Enjoy!
June 14-17, 2018 Cranberry Blossom Festival
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Join us for a series of more than twenty events including live music, parades, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry!
June 15-17, 2018 Strawberry Fest - Waupaca, Wisconsin
A family festival featuring a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more.
June 15-17, 2018 Crawford County Dairy Days
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin
Held each year on Father's Day weekend, the event includes a parade, horse show, tractor and truck pull, children's pedal pull, live music, softball and volleyball tournaments, and a children’s carnival.
June 16, 2018 31st Annual StrawberryFest - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Family friendly strawberry festival featuring craft fair, run/walk, breakfast/lunch, raffles, children's carnival, computer arcade, book sale, lots of delicious strawberries, and much more!
June 16, 2018 15th Annual Leinie Lodge Family Reunion
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Free and open to the public. Craft beer lovers who travel to the reunion will mingle with the Leinenkugel family, tour the brewery and sip on adventurous brews like Leinenkugel's best-selling seasonal, Summer Shandy and Classic Amber. Come and enjoy family, complimentary food, beer samples, food contests and entertainment.
June 16, 2018 12th Annual Taste of Wisconsin
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
A craft beer and cheese tasting event featuring only products made in Wisconsin, with over 100 beers, 60 cheeses and live entertainment. Noon to 4pm.
June 16, 2018 9th Annual Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival
More than 40 Wisconsin breweries alongside local restaurants and cheesemakers will provide samplings of over 100 Wisconsin beers, delectable restaurant favorites, and famous Wisconsin cheeses. The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival offers an intimate atmosphere that allows attendees to interact directly with the brew masters and chefs to learn more about their samples.
June 21-23, 2018 Chickenfest - Darboy, Wisconsin
Hourly chicken dance contests, wing eating contests, Chickenfest parade, midway, craft show, fireworks, children's events and a chicken mascot that kids adore.
June 21-July 1, 2018 Tour of America's Dairyland
Muliple locations, Wisconsin
Presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Boaard, the ToAD is now the largest competitive cycling event in the U.S. Traveling to 11 Wisconsin communities, it includes two road races and nine criteriums (lap races). Most venues will have at least seven races featuring 500+ racers per day. Complementing the cycling action will be free family fun activities.
June 22, 2018 Brew-Ha-Ha - Baraboo, Wisconsin
Downtown Baraboo Inc. hosts a Beer Walk each year on the last Friday in June. Taste fabulous Wisconsin Craft beers as you wander through Downtown Baraboo. Participating merchants offer two unique beers to sample. Local breweries will also be onsite pouring featured selections.
June 22-23, 2018 Annual Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth, Wisconsin
2,300 pounds of Cheese Curds - 40+ Craft Beers - 12+ Hard Ciders - 15+ Local Wines - 20+ Cheese Curd Food Dishes. Live Music - Tastings & Samples. Cheese carving and cheese curd eating contests, entertainment, truck pull, karaoke, parade, saddle club show, Antique Tractor Show, run/walk and much more.
June 23, 2018 Uncork Summer - Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Kick off summer with great food, wine, music and lots of fun at the Door County Season Opener at Olde Ellison Bay Days. Calling all foodies! Come get a bite of Door County's best eats. The Peninsula’s new summer kick-off event is 'a taste of Door County,' with offerings from local restaurants and markets. Cheers to a great summer! Sample some of the region’s best varietal wines and beer. Meet local master brewers, vintners and sommeliers. Sway with the music! Take in the sounds of Door County’s most prominent folk and acoustic musicians as you mingle and munch.
June 23-24, 2018 - Cedarburg Strawberry Festival
Historic Cedarburg’s 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival. Mouth-watering Strawberry Treats to try - 3 separate Arts & Crafts Shows - Live Music - Great Family Fun Event - See Website for tons more activities. Attendance: 100,000.
June 23-24, 2018 Professional Musky Tournament Trail
Eagle River, Wisconsin
The Professional Musky Tournament Trail events are the most high profile, exciting, educational and entertaining musky tournaments in the country.