Celebrate the most luscious fruit of summer, fresh home-grown strawberries, during Historic Cedarburg’s 28th Annual Strawberry Festival, Saturday, June 22, 10-6 and Sunday, June 23, 10-5. Over 100,000 people visited Strawberry Festival last year for this delightful and delicious free, family-oriented weekend festival.
Local grower, Schmit’s Berry Farm provides ripe, juicy berries by the quart. The signature food item sold at our festival food booth is Olsen's Piggly Wiggly's “Original” Strawberry Brat, made just for Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival and available in the Cedarburg Booster Club Food booth located at the Community Center. Other delicacies include Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Crepes, Strawberry Slush, Strawberry Schaum Torte, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries and Strawberry Cheesecake. Enjoy Cedar Creek Winery’s Strawberry Blush Wine and purchase one of their award winning wines by the glass. When you’ve over-indulged in succulent strawberries, there are lots of savory food courts all over town. Cedar Creek Settlement merchants serve more than 1000 happy people at the Sunday Morning Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, from 8:00-11:00 a.m., with live music outdoors along Cedar Creek.
Festival-goers will enjoy strolling Washington Avenue for Arts on the Avenue, including the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s Fine Art Fair, Cedar Creek Settlement’s Arts Fair and the Ozaukee Art Center’s Fine Art Fair. A highlight is the 13th Annual Plein Air Painting Competition, which attracts hundreds of regional artists with Adult & Youth Divisions. Saturday morning, registered artists can participate in a two hour Paint the Festival Competition in the Historic District. All paintings are juried and can be purchased during the festival. Cedarburg’s entire block Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places with many unique restaurants, pubs and charming shops that are Cedarburg’s tourism appeal.
Lively music all over the Festival’s Historic District includes Top Forty, Bluegrass and Rock & Roll. Cedar Creek Settlement events include live bands, food booths and a Merchants Marketplace as well as Strawberry Contests, including Strawberry Shortcake Eating and Strawberry Bubblegum Blowing.
Henry's Kids Korner in Cedar Creek Park offers daily pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncers, food vendors, a paintable mural and lots of entertainment. The CedarQuacker 500 launches duck races on the creek, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. “Race to the finish” with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ozaukee County’s “Berry Big” 5K Run/Walk, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Tour Historic Cedarburg aboard Country Aire Tractor Hayride Shuttles and enjoy Quilt Day on the Farm, previewing exhibits at the new Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
Come visit us…just 20 minutes north of Milwaukee off I-43!