September 21, 2006

Around Wisconsin

Cranberries Are Everywhere
The Warrens Cranberry Festival runs this weekend, closely followed by the Cranberry Colorama at Manitowish Waters the following weekend. All Around Wisconsin these and other Wisconsin communities are busy celebrating the harvest season, and you can find them all when you visit

Cranberries in Wisconsin

Warrens Cranberry Fest | HR Arts Fest | Civil War Weekend | Paramount Blues

Cable Area Fall Fest | Cranberry Colorama | Danish Festival | Oktoberfest

Warrens Cranberry Festival

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September 22-24 Warrens
Wisconsin Fall family fun with thousands of flea market, antiques, and farm market booths, arts & craft show, cranberry harvest tours (Sat only), a gigantic parade on Sunday at 1PM, a large midway, and a cranberry recipe contest. Draws 100,000 people over 3 days. Sunday's parade is Wisconsin's Biggest Marching Band Parade! Downtown Warrens. Event starts at 7:00AM and ends at 6:00PM.

For more information call (608) 378-4200

First Annual Hidden River Arts Festival

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September 22-24 Brookfield
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts proudly presents the 1st annual art festival featuring the work of Wisconsin artists. This professionally juried outdoor art festival will be held on the grounds of Brookfield's Mitchell Park. All Wisconsin artists are encouraged to participate. Performances, special events, children's crafts, and food and drink will be available all weekend. Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.

For more information call (262) 781-9470

Wade House Civil War Weekend

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September 22-24 Greenbush
Witness the biggest and best Civil War reenactment in Wisconsin. Join us at historic Wade House for Civil War battle reenactments both days at 2PM with cavalry, infantry and artillery units in action. In the camps, watch Confederate and Union troops conduct infantry and cavalry drills, as well as artillery and musket firing demonstrations. All day, both days, visitors can expect to meet and mingle with Civil War-era soldiers and noncombatants, such as civilian sutlers, or itinerant merchants, who shadowed military units to sell their various wares and items not available through military issue.

For more information call(920) 526-3271

Inaugural Paramount Blues Festival

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September 23 Grafton
The 1st Annual Paramount Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Lime Kiln Park. Local and National acts will come together for a day of music and celebration. Historians and lecturers will be on hand to discuss Paramount Records history in Grafton, WI. Alex van der Tuuk - Author of "Paramount's Rise and Fall" will be on hand signing his book (books will be on sale at the festival). Workshops will be presented in Guitar and Harmonica. You will hear many styles of pick your favorite! We are certain to have something for everyone!

For more information call (262) 208-6288

Cable Area Fall Festival

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September 29-30 Cable
Enjoy a variety of hand crafted arts & crafts, wine & cheese tasting, hot air balloon rides, kids activities, chili cook-off, pumpkin dessert bake-off, fish boil, pumpkin pecan pancake breakfast, food vendors, carriage rides, raffles, live music and street dance, area business sidewalk sales and much more!! Plus, Minnesota's most honored and recognized bluesman, Big Walter Smith & The Groove Merchants, will perform at a FREE outdoor concert Friday, September 29th at the Cable Area Fire Department Grounds from 8PM to Midnight.

For more information call (800) 533-7454

Manitowish Waters Cranberry Colorama

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September 30 Manitowish Waters
At the Manitowish Waters Community Center, 9AM - 3PM. Celebrating the start of the Northwoods' fall colors and the cranberry harvest season, the Cranberry Colorama features a Cranberry Cooking Contest, art & craft booths, free samples of cranberry products, free cranberry marsh shuttle bus tours, free fall color pontoon tours (weather permitting), nature activities and information, live music, Lioness bake sale, and the Taste of Harvest with food samples by area restaurants (11AM- 2PM). Maps and tour routes will be available for self guided fall color tours.

For more information call (715) 543-8488

14th Annual Danish Fall Festival

Nature Valley Grand Prix

October 01 Denmark
Festivities include an old fashioned parade, Danish and American food and beverages, music by Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns (R&B,Funk&Soul), and the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands. They are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the boom of the local dairy industry. Local dairies will provide free samples and we will be selling their award winning cheeses at special festival only prices. Also: arts & crafts show, 5th Annual Chili Contest, kid games, petting zoo, historical museum tours, blacksmithing demonstration, and free carriage rides. Exit 171 off Hwy 43, 10 miles south of Green Bay.

For more information call (920) 863-6400

46th Oktoberfest in La Crosse

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 29 thru October 07 La Crosse
One of the Midwest's largest German festivals. Nine days of fun! Maple Leaf Parade and Torchlight Parade, live music, carnival rides, crafts, sporting events and lots of great ethnic food. For forty-six years this offering of parades, pageantry, royalty, brew, bratwurst, and world famous entertainment has made La Crosse's very own Oktoberfest one of the finest in the nation.

For more information call (608) 784-3378

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The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. It's the only place where you can see all 15 species of cranes. For more information call (608) 356-9462.

International Crane Foundation

Just because summer is over, that doesn't mean the show is over at Circus World Museum, featuring exhibits and programs. For more infomation call (608) 356-8341.

Circus World Museum

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