Spend a sweet, end-of-summer weekend in the country in Historic Cedarburg during the 41st Annual Wine & Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 21 from 10-6 & Sunday, September 22 from 10-5. Both the abundance of Wisconsin’s homegrown produce and artisan food products plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery are what initiated this free, family-oriented event.
The many and varied Festival Food Booths feature grilled corn, caramel apples, kettle corn, apple cider, homemade ice cream, turkey legs, brats, burgers, grilled foods and savory/sweet delights. Enjoy Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly’s original Harvest Apple Brat. The Farmer’s Market brims with seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, herbs and apples.
The Cedar Creek Settlement is welcoming the local charitable organization Mel's Pig Roast "Home of the Famous State Fair Port Chop Sandwich" as the featured food booth provider for the Settlement's Courtyard Grill. At Cedar Creek Winery booths you’ll find wine by the glass.
Locally produced foodstuffs such as honey, syrup, cheese, sausage and jellies are in the Marketplace at Turner Street and Mill Street. Festival fans can kick back and listen to Live Music all over town, including Top Forty, Bluegrass, Folk and Rock & Roll bands. The Scarecrow Contest is a seasonal favorite with dozens of winsome and whimsical hand-made straw-stuffed characters on display throughout the historic district. For a quick shuttle around town, hop aboard a tractor-drawn hayride wagon. Treasures are just waiting to be discovered at Arts on the Avenue, with more than 250 juried booths presented by the Cedarburg Garden Club, Cedarburg Cultural Center and Ozaukee Art Center along Washington Avenue. Drop in at both the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s annual juried Fall Show and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts special events and activities.
Join us for the annual Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta. Previous regattas are YouTube favorites featuring gigantic, decorated, hollowed-out, floatable pumpkins, piloted by intrepid paddlers’ attempting to race across Cedar Creek, sponsored by Port Washington State Bank. The festival’s Henry’s Kids Korner will encompass a variety of activities and entertainment geared for children, including Gypsy Geoff, Popcorn the Clown and Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire Steve Dahlke.
At The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, the Winery’s hilarious Grape Stomp is a daily crowd-pleaser with both a Kid’s Stomp and an Adult’s Stomp competition and families will delight in the enchanting Scarecrow Sculpture Garden. Come join us for fall fun in Historic Cedarburg, just 20 minutes north of Milwaukee off I-43.