Normally held the first Saturday of October, Wetherby Cranberry Company is holding their popular Cranberry Harvest Day on two days this year: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon both days.
Within easy walking distance of where visitors will park, you’ll get to see how Wisconsin’s No. 1 fruit crop is harvested.
Third- and fourth-generation owners of the cranberry marsh will be on hand to answer your questions about how cranberries are grown and harvested.
Guests are encouraged to bring alone their cameras to have their photo taken standing out in a bed of floating cranberries. And you’ll also want to bring a cooler to stock up on fresh cranberries, as well as dried cranberries and cranberry wine.
Cost of the harvest tour is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. An additional fee is charged for renting hip boots. The marsh is 4.5 miles east of Warrens on county Highway EW. More information can be found on the marsh’s website and Facebook page.
After your marsh tour, you’ll want to visit the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in downtown Warrens. Housed in a historic cranberry sorting warehouse, the Discovery Center’s interactive museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for you to learn even more about Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage.
The Discovery Center will be serving grilled cranberry brats both Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies run out. They will also have in-store specials on dried cranberries, cranberry wine and cranberry glass. For more information, visit their website and Facebook page.