Cranberry Fest • Oct 7 - 8, 2017
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 275 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 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.
Read more about Cranberry Fest, including an interview from Kim Emerson, Executive Director of the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, in a featured blog on ResortsandLodges.com here.
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.
2017 Application Booklet –2017 Application Booklet
2017 Application – 2017 Art and Craft Application
Cranberry Fest Crafter Booth Layout – FAIR GROUNDS LAYOUT
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ARTS AND CRAFTS MUST BE HAND MADE BY THE SELLER – NO BUY/SELL ITEMS ALLOWED
Auxiliary Food Vendors
Please call 800-359-6315 or email email@example.com 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
2017 Berry Bog 5K Jog (Fun run/walk)
Saturday, October 7, 2017