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Why Wisconsin festivals, of course!

You see, we don’t just hold music fests or art fairs, we’ll put together whole celebrations centered around food, too! Check out the list below for some upcoming (delicious) fun:

JULY 24th-
Summer Harvest Cherry Fest, Fish Creek:
Free wine & beer tasting (yeah!), cherry pit spitting contest, free winery tours, face painting and more.

Blueberry Blitz, Merrill:
Includes hay rides, goat cart racing (really!), live music & more. Benefits Randlin Home’s Homeless Veterans.

Pig in the Park, Elkhart Lake:
Pig & corn roast, live music and more in Marsh Park.

Platteville’s Hometown Hog Roast:
Featuring “fun, music, games, raffles, pig races, and- of course- food!

Grandad’s Pancake Festival & Grass Volleyball Tournament, La Crosse:
The name says it all – start the day with a Pancake Breakfast and then participate in one of 3 categories of volleyball (advance registration of your team required).

JULY 24th & 25th-
Iron River Lions Blueberry Festival, Iron River:
Includes Queen & Princess coronations on Saturday evening and pie eating contest Sunday, yum!

JULY 25th-
Stanley Lions Watermelon Festival, Stanley:
Kids games, car show, flea market and FREE watermelon (while supplies last)!

COMING UP-
August 5th-7th: Brat Days, Sheboygan:
Entertainment for all ages including live music and -of course- a brat eating contest.

August 7th: Cookie Daze, Ripon:
Where else can your kids build their own rocket and play cookie BINGO? Lots of family fun including a cookie DROP.

BONUS: Not sure how I feel about this one, but… there’s also Hog WRESTLING in Twin Bridge on July 24th.

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Wisconsin has an amazing array of great places to see and stay, either with family, on business, or with your significant other.  Check out just a few of these places featured below:

Final Family Festival Weekend at Granite Peak
If your family’s idea of a great weekend getaway involves downhill skiing, horse drawn sleigh rides and fireworks, be sure to check out the last Family Festival Weekend at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau this Friday through Sunday, March 13-15.  Packages are currently available at the Best Western Midway Hotel and Jefferson Street Inn & include lodging, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, brat cookout and more.

Motorcycle Enthusiasts can now Ship their Bikes
Guests of the Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee’s “first urban boutique hotel geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts” can now take advantage of special rates with HaulBikes.com to ship their bikes from anywhere in the U.S. to the Iron Horse Hotel for their next trip to Milwaukee.  If you don’t want to ship your own bike, but would still like to explore Wisconsin on two wheels, the Hotel also offers guests motorcycle rentals.

Weekend Getaways to Green Lake area
With spring just around the corner (really!), now’s a perfect time to get out and explore new destinations such as Ripon & Green Lake.  Yes, Ripon is the home to the Rippin’ Good Cookie Outlet.  Read more about what to do, where to find great pizza, and special packages available at the Heidel House Resort in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature.

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