Cranberry Fest • Oct 3-4, 2015

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. At the Eagle River Derby Track (Hwy 45 N) you can enjoy the splendor of the Cranberry Fest Market Place – flea market and buy/sell items available.

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.

2015 Application Booklet – Click Here

2015 Application – Click Here
Applications accepted until full.

Cranberry Fest Crafter Booth Layout – Click Here

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

Auxiliary Food Vendors

2015 Application Booklet – Click Here
2015 Application – Click Here

Please call 800-359-6315 or email ashley@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
2015 Berry Bog
2015 Berry Bog 5K Jog (run/walk)
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Registration Information – Coming Soon

Fitness Event Registration Form – Coming Soon

Online Registration – Coming Soon

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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 2014 Cranberry Crier Festival Newspaper

Cranberry Fest Events

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cranberry Marsh & Winery Tours

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cranberry Marsh & Winery 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 Fitness Registration

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

Haunted House – Evil Falls – House of Tormented Souls

Open Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm  (Held at Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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 & Winery Tours

9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Leaving every thirty 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 (Hwy70W), Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (201 N. Railroad St.), Corner of Hwy 70W & Railroad St. and Downtown Eagle River.

Cranberry Festival Grounds Activities

(Vilas County Fairgrounds – Hwy 70W)  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
  • Arts & Crafts Fair 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Cranberry Fitness 5K Walk Run  8:30 am
  • Cranberry Bake Sale
  • Cranberry Food Products and Souvenirs
  • Cranberry Beer and Soda
  • 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
  • Lake Country Weaver and Fiber Artist Show and Sale, First
  • Congregational Church
  • First Congregational Church Luncheon, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Entertainment
  • Mini Cranberry Bog Display – Northwoods Childrens Museum

Evening Activities in Eagle River – Everyone Welcome

Nordmarka Spaghetti Dinner

(5:00 pm to 8:00 pm) – held at Trees For Tomorrow.  Everyone welcome. Adults: $8   Children under 10:  $5  Tickets available at the door -Birds of Prey program at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Haunted House – Evil Falls – House of Tormented Souls

Open Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm  (Held at Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cranberry Marsh & Winery 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 (Hwy70W), Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (201 N. Railroad St.) and Downtown Eagle River.

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

  • 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 and Soda
  • Family Entertainment
  • A variety of foods with or without Cranberries

Downtown Eagle River Activities

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