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2016 WISCONSIN - JUNE 2016

(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2010)

June 1-30, 2016  Wisconsin Dairy Farm Breakfasts
Statewide, Wisconsin
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 3-5, 2016  Osceola Rhubarb Days - Osceola, Wisconsin
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 3-5, 2016  June Dairy Days
West Salem, Wisconsin
Celebrate June Dairy Month with music, a recipe contest, bicycle tour, carnival, fireworks & more!

June 3-5, 2016  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 3-5, 2016  35th 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 4, 2016  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 4, 2016  13th Annual Beer Barons' World of Beer Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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 4, 2016  13th 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 4-5, 2016  9th Annual Burgers & Brew: The Taste is Local
Middleton, Wisconsin
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 4-5, 2016  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 9-12, 2016
32nd 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 10, 2016  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 10-12, 2016  Wannigan Days - St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Taylor Falls, MN and St Croix Falls, WI. 'Wannigan' is an Indian word for a lumberman's floating cook shack. Events include the Interstate Wannigan Parade, street dance, touring 1855 Folsom House Museum, riverboat cruises, tug of war across the St. Croix River, food, music, craft fair and more. (also: )

June 10-12, 2016  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!

June 10-12, 2016  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 10-12, 2016  Polka Fest and Beer, Bacon & Cheese Festival
New Glarus, Wisconsin
New Glarus’ 3-day 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 5th 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 11, 2016  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 11, 2016  Eagle River Great Northern Beer Festival
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Held on the grounds of the Hi-Pines Campground.  Microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 breweries along with samples from the Northwood’s Lush Inc. Home Brewers Club will be featured.  Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and can learn about the brewing process from some of the Midwest’s most celebrated brewers.

June 11, 2016  Up North Beerfest - Eagle River, Wisconsin
The Up North Beerfest will be held on the grounds of the Hi-Pines Campground. Microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 breweries will be featured. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and can learn about the brewing process from some of the Midwest’s most celebrated brewers.  Advanced Tickets $35.00 - At the Gate $40.00 (if available)  ***Designated driver admitted free when accompanying a paid admission.

June 16-19, 2016  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 17-19, 2016  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 17-19, 2016  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 17-26, 2016  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 18, 2016  29th 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 18, 2016  13th 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 18, 2016  10th 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 18, 2016  Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival - Glendale, Wisconsin
Join us on Father's Day Weekend for the third annual all-Wisconsin craft beer and tasting festival. Enjoy more than 100 of Wisconsin’s finest craft beers and sample specially prepared cuisine designed to complement more than 30 unique beers from our state’s finest craft breweries.

June 18, 2016  BrewVino Roast - Algoma, Wisconsin
11am–6pm | $5 Cover Charge.  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 18-19, 2016  Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest - Mukuwonago, Wisconsin
The Elegant Farmer will host its annual festival, featuring more than 20 award-winning cheeses, tastings, and information. On Saturday come ride the rails aboard the Cheesemakers’ Train in the beautifully restored, vintage East Troy Electric Railroad’s Dinner Car for cheese sampling, beer & wine, and a cheesemaker's talk.

June 23-25, 2016  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 24-25, 2016  Audacious Beer & BBQ Celebration
Hartland, Wisconsin
2016 Brat, Sausage & Beer Fest.  Tasting event, premier beer & barbecue tasting, restaurant bbq cook off and judging, night of the barrels, classic car show, live music, and more.

June 24-25, 2016  Bay View Winefest - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Now under new management, the Bay View Wine Fest is an integral part of Milwaukee’s cultural and wine tasting scene. Local charity Community Projects for Seniors will benefit from the proceeds of the wine tasting. There will be plenty of food, beer and wine establishments at this year’s 2016 event. Additionally, David Breen Wines will manage and serve the “Premier Wine Tasting” part of the event. Participants will enjoy a superb wine tasting, delicious samples of food from local establishments, and great music. Lots Of Free Parking is available.

June 24-26, 2016  15th Annual Cheese Curd Festival
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Cheese carving and cheese curd eating contests, entertainment, truck pull, karaoke, parade, saddle club show, tractorcade, run/walk and much more.

June 25, 2016  Uncork Summer - Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Kick off summer with great food, wine, music and lots of fun at the 1st Annual 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 25-26, 2016  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.

June 25-26, 2016  Cedarburg Strawberry Festival - Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Historic Cedarburg’s 30th 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.


2015 WISCONSIN - JUNE 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 27, 2015  Taste of New Glarus - New Glarus, Wisconsin
Join us for our Taste of New Glarus! Great food, entertainment, music, and fun for the whole family. Downtown streets will be lined with food stands and colorful sidewalk displays.


2014 WISCONSIN - JUNE 2014

events still waiting for new dates

June 6-7, 2014  Poor Que - Montello, Wisconsin
The Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned, state championship competition is a non-commercialized event for pros and rookies alike. Held at Wilderness Campground.


2010 WISCONSIN - JUNE 2010

events still waiting for new dates

June 20, 2010  Taste of Eau Claire - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Great food and live music. Benefits the United Way.




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