Have you ever thought it would be fun to wade into a pool of floating cranberries?
You have the chance to try it during Wetherby Cranberry Company’s Cranberry Harvest Days.
This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The popular hip boot experience ~ where you can rent a pair of boots to wade out into a flooded cranberry bed ~ is being offered both days.
Saturday’s program includes harvesting demonstrations with third- and fourth-generation owners of the marsh explaining how Wisconsin’s No. 1 fruit crop is grown.
On Sunday harvesting equipment will be on display, but no actual harvesting will be happening.
The marsh’s on-farm store will also be open both days. Fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, cranberry blossom honey and cranberry wine will be available.
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 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.
The event is held rain or shine, so dress accordingly.
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 features an interactive museum, old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and the Cranberry Country Cafe. For more information, visit their website.