2018 WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & SHOWS
(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)
August 31-September 2, 2018
26th Annual Old Time Farmfest
Fountain City, Wisconsin
August 31-September 2, 2018
81st Wilhelm Tell Festival
New Glarus, Wisconsin
August 31-September 3, 2018
Calumet County Fair
September 1-2, 2018 Taste of Madison - Madison, Wisconsin
Showcases more than 80 local restaurants. 27 beverage stands and three entertainment stages. Benefits local charities. There is no charge for admission or entertainment.
September 7-9, 2018 Darien Cornfest - Darien, Wisconsin
The festival includes corn eating & milk chugging contests, a pageant, carnival, bingo, bike ride, parade, crafts, fireworks, and softball, volleyball & horseshoe tournaments.
September 8, 2018 The Grillmaster's Chowdown in Cheesetown
Join us for a fun-filled evening at the 5th annual Chowdown in Cheesetown - benefiting the mission and programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County! The event features local amateur chefs serving up a variety of exciting dishes featuring locally produced meats and cheeses, a reverse auction, and a performance by Little Blues Machine.
September 8, 2018 51st Annual Pardeeville Watermelon Festival
The festival hosts the U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating and Seed-Spitting Championships. Other activities include an open air farmers market, flea market, arts/crafts, kid's games, music, baked goods auction, and of course, free sliced watermelon for all!
September 8, 2018 Crafty Apple Fest - Chilton, Wisconsin
The community kicks off the fall season with its one-day festival of fun and activities for everyone including live music, artists & crafters, kids' tractor pull, pumpkin bowling, apple and pumpkin beer, and special apple-related food dishes and desserts. Pie Baking Contest.
September 8-October 21, 2018 - Autumn Harvest Fest Weekends
Whether you’re continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family fun farm experience weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the orchard to pick from our 12 varieties of apples right from the tree or pumpkins from the patch. Enjoy beautiful fall colors aboard a tractor-pulled hayride, pony ride or train ride.
September 13-16, 2018
Blair Cheese Festival
The annual festival will offer fun for the whole family with great music, excellent food, games and entertainment for the kids, car & semi show, tractor poker run, motorcycle poker run, Cheese Chase 5K, quilt show and more.
September 14-16, 2018
Green County Cheese Days
Oldest food fest in the Midwest celebrating cheese and dairy heritage. Cheese tent, cheese carving, cheesemaking, cow milking contest,dairy farm and barn quilt tours, Swiss entertainment, activities for kids including Family Farm Adventure Tent. Also tractor show, 3 entertainment stages Children's Parade Friday and The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade on Sunday - Wisconsin's only parade led by a herd of Brown Swiss cows.
September 15-16, 2018 46th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival
Award-winning wines from Cedar Creek Winery. Tempting foods with a harvest flavor, featuring steamed corn, caramel apples, caramel apple and cherry crepes, kettle corn, apple cider, turkey legs, brats, burgers and savory seasonal delights in food courts all over town.
September 15-16, 2018 River Falls Bacon Bash - River Falls, Wisconsin
Pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, merchandise from local artists, bacon vendors and much, much more! Come out and sample bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants and food vendors. Then cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner! Partake in pig-themed activities including pig races, live music, local micro-brewed beer and much more. The Bacon Bash will feature restaurants and food vendors serving dishes ranging from bacon-wrapped delights to ice cream. Some 40 merchandise vendors will be showcasing their products including specialty sauces, ice cream, arts, crafts and novelty items that put a “twist” on marketplace shopping. The Bacon Bash—now the second largest bacon festival in the Midwest— has been named the Super Qualifier elite event for the World Food Championships.
September 15-16, 2018 20th Annual Thresheree & Harvest Festival
Steam Driven Threshing & Log Sawing; Plowing with Horses; Demos of Skills from Long Ago; Antique Tractors & Cars; Great Music, Delicious Food.
September 15-16, 2018 Annual Maple Fall Fest - Marshfield, Wisconsin
Bring the whole family to celebrate Maple Fall Fest in Marshfield. Come hungry to devour stacks of pancakes and sought after potato pancakes all topped with melted butter, exclusive Wenzel Farm Maple Sausage and some of Wisconsin's best local maple syrup sure to satisfy the whole family. After you eat your fill, check out how maple syrup is made and you can take home some syrup and even the tools and knowledge to tap your trees and cook up some homemade maple goodness of your own.
September 22, 2018 Wine & Food Experience - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Join us for the Journal Sentinel Wine & Food Experience featuring Richard Blais at Reed Street Yards Park! This culinary exploration showcases the best food, wine, and beer from local and national chefs. Plus guests can explore The Grateful House interactive demonstrations and entertainment.
September 28-29, 2018 54th Annual Beef-A-Rama
Storefront beef roast cook-offs, costumes & unique displays, complimentary snacks, shopping specials, 'Parade of Beef,' celebrity judges, awards & famous beef sandwich sale, arts & crafts, live music. (also: http://minocqua.org/ ) Attendance: 12,000.
September 28-30, 2018 60th Annual Apple Festival
Gays Mills, Wisconsin
Celebrating the apple harvest with parades, carnival, arts & crafts, flea market, music, dancing, food and festivities. Always the last full weekend in September.
September 28-30, 2018 46th Annual Warrens Cranberry Festival
The largest cranberry festival in the world, with about 100,000 people attending. The small community of approximately 300 people is home to the largest concentration of cranberry marshes in the state, which harvest an average of 285 million pounds of the ruby-red berries. Always the last full weekend in September. Attendance: 100,000