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2017 WISCONSIN November & December 2017

(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2013  -  2012  -  2011  -  2008)


November 11-12, 2017  Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival
Various, Wisconsin
Start your celebration of the season by enjoying holiday foods and wines on the Great River Road Wine Trail!   Each ticket holder will receive a wine trail glass and a six-bottle wine tote at the first winery visited. Their ticket and wine glass will entitle the holder to free wine and food tasting at each winery. You can pay for your ticket at the winery or online, using PayPal. Online purchasers should bring their PayPal receipt to the first winery visited. Plan to enjoy the event for the entire weekend, and visit all nine wineries! Start as far away as you can, and work your way home!!  Please have a designated driver (sorry no wine tasting, but a lot of great local food). Designated driver tickets are $10 per person.  Enjoy the featured wines and ciders paired with holiday foods, at each of the wineries on the Trail!

November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2016 WISCONSIN November & December 2016

waiting for new dates

November 5, 2016 - Annual Fall Fest of Ale - Janesville, Wisconsin
A premiere beer tasting event bringing together some of the finest microbrews in Wisconsin and Illinois.

November 5-6, 2016 - Savor Milwaukee: Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Savor Milwaukee Is the evolution Of Wine & Dine Wisconsin. While the name has changed all your favorite Wine & Dine Wisconsin experiences will be here – Cheese Island, Chef Demos, Critics’ Choice, Leinie Lounge, Best Of Belgium, Unwine’d Stage, Craft Cocktails and More – creating one-of-a-kind opportunities to Savor.


November 18, 2016  Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk
Baraboo, Wisconsin
A taste of wine, some tasty treats and a leisurely stroll around town with friends. A fundraiser for the Baraboo Food Panty.

December 2, 2016  Taste of Chocolate: Bites & Lights
Janesville, Wisconsin
An evening of chocolate decadence, crowned by the lighting of the Holiday Light Show throughout Rotary Botanical Gardens.

December 3, 2016  Christmas at the Mill House - Richfield, Wisconsin
The Mill House is festively decorated in the old-fashioned style of long ago. The pickle is hidden on the Christmas tree (a German tradition) for a child to find. Cider is heating on the wood burning stove with the aroma of freshly baked bread swirling around the house. Carols are played on the upright piano waiting for you to sing-along.  Christmas in Richfield is held with Christmas at the Mill House being one of its venues. The other venue is a Holdiay Bazaar at the Friess Lake School with homemade chili being served.

December 26-31, 2016  Carp Fest - Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Week-long family orientated activities including lighted sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, ice fishing, Hoffman Hall Dollar Days, and more. Event cumulates with the annual Droppin’ of the Carp. For a list of activities contact the City Parks & Rec, 608-326-7207.

December 31, 2016  New Year's Eve Big Cheese Drop
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Plymouth celebrates New Year's Eve with the annual Big Cheese Drop, held at the Plymouth Arts Center. An 80-pound decorated model cheese wedge is lowered from a 100-foot ladder truck.

December 31, 2016  Annual Droppin' of the Carp
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
New Year's Eve festivities include a bonfire, entertainment and the countdown to midnight, when a 25-pound frozen carp named Lucky will be lowered onto a throne.


2015 WISCONSIN November & December 2015

waiting for new dates

November 14, 2015  1st Annual Dashing Lumberjack Beer Fest & 3K Bloody Mary Run/Walk
Eagle River, Wisconsin - EVENT CANCELED.

December 2, 2015 - 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off - Antigo, Wisconsin
Sample the season with chili, childrens' activities, raffles, a burger-eating contest, Christmas parade, and holiday music.


2013 WISCONSIN - November & December 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

November 1-2, 2013  Wisconsin Cheese Originals Annual Festival - Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival is Retired.  Thank you to everyone who has supported and attended the Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival for the past five years! We are retiring this two-day event in order to brainstorm new events in 2014 and beyond.

November 29-30, 2013  Westfield Area Country Holiday Taste & Tour
Westfield , Wisconsin
Taste candy, cookies, cheese, baked goods and more. Tour area merchants and home crafters' booths.

December 7, 2013  Medieval Feast & Wassailing of the Apple Trees
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
The annual event includes music, dancing, feasting, and Wassailling. Enjoy the old English tradition of Wassailling through the orchard and partake of the fruits of our harvest around a crackling bonfire.


2012 WISCONSIN November & December 2012

waiting for new dates

November 20, 2012  Food Research Seminar - Madison, Wisconsin
The Bitter, Twisted Truth of the Hop.


2011 WISCONSIN November & December 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

waiting for new dates

November 18, 2011  Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk
Baraboo, Wisconsin
A taste of wine, some tasty treats and a leisurely stroll around town with friends. A fundraiser for the Baraboo Food Panty.

November 19, 2011  Christmas at the Beach
Beaches Corner, Wisconsin
The community of Beaches Corner celebrates opening day of the Wisconsin deer hunting season with a traditional pre-dawn hunters' breakfast. There will be holiday shopping opportunities for the "hunters' widows" at a community-wide arts & crafts fair with refeshments and music.


2008 WISCONSIN - November & December 2008

waiting for new dates

November 14-15, 2008  Wine Flite Nite - West Allis, Wisconsin
Wine and food tastings, over 50 types of fine wines from around the world.  Sample wines and have the ability to purchase them.  Food, cheese, and other samples will be available from area restaurants and organizations; Music.  Tommy G. Thompson Room at State Fair Park, at 640 South 84th Street, in West Allis.




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