We’re “berry” excited to tell you that Cranberry Harvest Days is one week earlier this year! Wetherby Cranberry Company is holding their 2023 Cranberry Harvest Days on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1.
Saturday’s program ~ which runs from 9 a.m. to noon ~ includes harvesting demonstrations with third- and fourth-generation cranberry growers explaining how Wisconsin’s No. 1 fruit crop is grown.
Also available on Saturday is the popular “hip boot experience” where you can borrow a pair of hip boots or chest waders to wade out among floating cranberries.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, no harvesting will be happening, but you can still do the hip boot experience and view harvesting equipment on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The marsh’s on-farm store will be open both days. Fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, cranberry wine, cranberry cookbooks and more will be available.
The cost of the harvest tour is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 and younger. An additional fee is charged for renting boots.
Be sure to bring a camera or smartphone and someone will take photos of you and your group.
The event is held rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Reservations are not required.
After your marsh tour, you’ll want to visit Discover Cranberries and Cranberry Country Café in downtown Warrens.
Housed in a historic cranberry warehouse, the cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. They also have an old-fashioned ice cream parlor featuring several flavors of cranberry ice cream and a gift shop stocked with gourmet cranberry food products.
Earlier this year new exhibits were installed in the Discover Cranberries museum. So even if you’ve visited before, you’ll want to take the museum tour again.