Cranberry Fest • Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Eagle River Cranberry Fest Bog

Something for everyone

Arts and crafts, cranberry food sales, a bakery, entertainment, Cranberry Fest Souvenirs, fitness events and more. With more than 40,000 people attending the festival annually, this event is one of the highlights of the fall season in Eagle River.

While you are at Cranberry Fest, check out the food tent where you will find soups, cranberry brats, char-broiled chicken sandwiches and much more.  Then visit the Information Headquarters tent where you can purchase fresh cranberry bakery goods and event souvenirs.  Don’t forget to save room for our famous World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

How about taking home some fresh locally grown cranberries or craisins? Approximately 10,000 pounds of premium select cranberries will be sold during the festival event.  Cookbooks are also available to learn new and unique ways to use cranberries.

More Than Just Cranberries

In addition to the marvelous cranberry dishes and cranberry events, there will be over 300 Arts-n-Crafts vendors from all over the country selling all types of handmade arts and crafts on Cranberry Fest’s festival grounds (Vilas County Fairgrounds – Hwy 70 W). In Downtown Eagle River you will find activities which include an open air antique market, farmers market, Cranberry Fest luncheon, Lake Country Weaver & Fiber Artists show and sale, food and lots of entertainment.

A Tradition of Cranberries

Cranberries are unlike any other fruit in the world. All around the globe, the cranberry plays an important role in our holiday traditions and a healthy way of life.
The history of the cranberry dates back hundreds of years. Native Americans, long before the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, mixed deer meat and mashed cranberries to make pemmican—a survival cake that kept for long periods of time. They also believed in the medicinal qualities of cranberries. Medicine men valued the cranberry as an ingredient in poultices to draw poison from arrow wounds. The rich red juice of the cranberry served as a natural dye for rugs, blankets and clothing. The Delaware Indians in New Jersey revered the cranberry as a symbol of peace.


Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at Cranberry Fest in Eagle River, WI. Must be all handmade by the seller.

2016 Application Booklet –2016 Application Booklet

2016 Application –  2016 Art andCraft Application

Cranberry Fest Crafter Booth Layout – FAIR GROUNDS LAYOUT 2016

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ARTS AND CRAFTS MUST BE HAND MADE BY THE SELLER – NO BUY/SELL ITEMS ALLOWED

Auxiliary Food Vendors

2016 Application Booklet – Will be available by Mid February 2016
2016 Application – Will be available by Mid February 2016

Please call 800-359-6315 or email patti@eagleriver.org for more information.

If you are a food vendor, you will want to sell your fine foods at Cranberry Fest in Eagle River, WI.  (Food items sold will not be duplicated by any other food vendor and will not compete with our local service clubs in the Cranberry Fest Food Tent.)


Cranberry Fitness Event

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2016 Berry Bog 5K Jog (Fun run/walk)
Saturday, October 1, 2016

BerryBog ITINERARY

Printable Berry Bog Registration Form Coming Soon

Register Online

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Cranberry Fest Maps 

Click here for Map of Activities throughout the City

Click here for Map of Cranberry Fest Festival Grounds

Click Here for 2015 Cranberry Crier Festival Newspaper

Cranberry Fest Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cranberry Marsh & Wine Tasting Tours

11:00 am, 11:30 am and Noon.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cranberry Marsh & Wine Tasting Tours

10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Leaving every half hour.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

Early Bird Berry Bog 5K Jog Fun Run/Walk Registration

Riverview Park (located across from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center): 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Shuttle Bus to all the various festival locations: Festival Grounds (Vilas County Fairgrounds-Hwy 70W) and Downtown Eagle River.  Shuttle available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes depending on traffic).

Cranberry Marsh & Wine Tasting Tours

9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Leaving every twenty minutes.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center – 201 N. Railroad St.
Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.   Reservations are recommended.

Fresh Cranberry and Craisin Sales

Cranberry Fest Festival Grounds (Hwy 70 W), Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (201 N. Railroad St.), Corner of Hwy 70 W & Railroad St. and Downtown Eagle River.

Cranberry Festival Grounds Activities

(Vilas County Fairgrounds – Hwy 70 W)  Free Shuttle Bus available to all other activities.  Available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Cranberry Fest Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Cranberry Bake Sale
  • Cranberry Food Products and Souvenirs
  • Cranberry Beer
  • Make A Wish Foundation’s World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake
  • Family Entertainment
  • A variety of foods with and without Cranberries

Downtown Eagle River Activities

Free Shuttle Bus available to all other activities.  Available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Open Air Antique and Farmers Market 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Olson Memorial Library Cranberry Fest Book Sale
  • First Congregational Church Luncheon,          11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Lake Country Weaver and Fiber  Artists Show and Sale
  • Entertainment
  • Mini Cranberry Bog Display – Northwoods Childrens Museum
  • Berry Bog 5K Jog – Fun Run/Walk  8:30 am – Riverview Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016

9:00 am to 3:00 pm  (No shuttle bus on Sunday)

Cranberry Marsh & Wine Tasting Tours

10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Leaving every hour.  Tours leave from the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
Call 800-359-6315 for reservations.

Fresh Cranberry and Craisin Sales

Cranberry Fest Festival Grounds (Hwy 70 W), Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (201 N. Railroad St.) and Downtown Eagle River.

Cranberry Festival Grounds Activities  (Vilas County fairgrounds – Hwy 70 W)

  • Arts & Crafts Fair – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cranberry Fest Crafter Items Auction –               11:30 am Make A Wish Foundation Tent
  • Cranberry Bake Sale
  • Cranberry Food Products and Souvenirs
  • Cranberry Beer
  • Family Entertainment
  • A variety of foods with or without Cranberries

Downtown Eagle River Activities

  • Farmers Market , 9:00 am to 3:00 pm