2014 WISCONSIN - MAY 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & SHOWS
(see also: 2015 - 2012 - 2010)
May 2-4, 2014 Montello Fish-N-Fun
Held on the opening weekend of fishing season with three days of spectacular, down home fun. Dance on Friday, carnival all weekend, kids fish with the pros, crafts, food, music and more.
May 2-11, 2014 4th Annual Madison Craft Beer Week
Madison Craft Beer Week is an annual celebration promoting Madison’s thriving craft beer culture, enhancingbeer knowledge and appreciation by sponsoring a ten-day (two weekend) countywide festival that attracts beertourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for the Madison area’sbreweries, restaurants, pubs, caterers, retailers, entertainers, and other businesses with ties to the craft beercommunity. Craft beer lovers will have the opportunity to attend events ranging from beer dinners and foodpairing to beer walks, bar promotions, brewery parties and plenty more!
May 4, 2014 Flavors of Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
May 11, 2014 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)
May 17-18, 2014 32nd Annual Morel Mushroom Fesitval
Awesome show with Morel Mushroom Theme - tons of different food vendors with Morel Mushroom theme stuff to try - huge craft show - Firewords Saturday night - Parade on Sunday - Wonderful Family Fun Event - See Website for tons more activities. Annually the weekend after Mother's Day.
May 20, 2014 11th Annual Taste of Home Cooking School Show
West Bend, Wisconsin
Join us for some food and fun! Experience a 2-hour interactive cooking demonstration introducing you to products that make food preparation a snap. Come watch our professionally trained culinary expert demonstrate a variety of irresistible recipes, timesaving tips, and techniques. Ticket includes a Free Taste of Home magazine subscription, a valuable gift bag filled with Free products, coupons and magazines. Plus chances to win great door prizes from participating vendors, including a $100 gas card and even the dishes prepared on stage! Come early and enjoy shopping, pampering and food sampling!
May 23-25, 2014 Arcadia Broiler Days - Arcadia, Wisconsin
Everyone is invited to attend a variety of events including parades, motorcycle poker run, talent show, horseshoe tournament, tractor pull, entertainment, carnival, softball tournament, and more. While at the festival, enjoy some of the finest locally grown chicken, cooked to perfection on North America's largest chicken pit.
May 23-26, 2014 Burlington Chocolate Fest - Burlington, Wisconsin
Every year the Fest brings a crowd of 35,000+ visitors to the area to experience a weekend of fun, games, rides, cooking demonstrations and of course chocolate. For over 25 years, this volunteer-run festival has pleased children and appetites, as it raises money for over 65 charities.
May 23-26, 2014 Worlds Largest Brat Fest - Madison, Wisconsin
So what is Brat Fest all about? Obviously, Brat Fest is about eating brats, but, more importantly, it’s about giving back to the community. The World’s Largest Brat Fest is held every Memorial Day weekend – rain or shine – with proceeds benefiting the local charities that help to staff the event. Brat Fest is also about enjoying good food at great prices while celebrating Wisconsin’s heritage and the people who make Madison a great place to live.
May 29-June 1, 2014 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.
May 30-June 1, 2014 West Salem June Dairy Days
West Salem, Wisconsin
Celebrate June Dairy Month with music, a recipe contest, bicycle tour, carnival, fireworks and more!
May 31, 2014 Side Pork Fest 2014 - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Events include the Side Pork Cookoff, arts & crafts fair, Hog Wild Motorcycle Ride, Hog Wild Run, kids zone, and live music.
May 31, 2014 11th 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.
May 31, 2014 7th 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.
May 31-June 1, 2014 Annual GardenFest - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Seminars, vendors, and Ask a Master Gardener booth.