During the Warrens Harvest Day and Craft Fair, visitors can tour a cranberry marsh, visit the state’s only cranberry museum, take a wagon ride to a pumpkin patch, pick apples at a 140-year-old orchard, and view arts and crafts made by local artisans.
The Oct. 5 event is hosted by the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, Wetherby Cranberry Company, DnA Vintners, Moseley Roadside Market, Rex Moseley Fruit and Vegetable Farm, St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Warrens Area Business Association.
Wetherby Cranberry Company is offering marsh tours from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.
Third-generation cranberry grower Nodji Van Wychen and other members of her family will lead the tours.
“Guests board buses and we give them a tour of our marsh, explaining how cranberries are grown and harvested. Visitors can also rent a pair of our hip boots and wade out into the floating cranberries to have their photo taken. They just have to bring their camera,” Van Wychen said.
After the marsh tour, visit the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center’s interactive exhibit hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn even more about Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage.
The Cranberry Discovery Center is offering a cranberry brat lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies run out. They will also have samples of gourmet cranberry food products available in the gift shop.
Diana Hobson of DnA Vintners will be at the Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., pouring samples of her award-winning cranberry wines.
Moseley Roadside Market is offering free wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Anyone who wants to can take a ride out to our pumpkin patch to choose their own pumpkins and enjoy the fall colors on our farm,” said owner Grant Moseley.
At Rex Moseley’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm, owner Rex Moseley invites parents to bring their children to make memories picking apples on his family’s 140-year-old farm.
St. Matthew Church is holding their annual craft fair in conjunction with the Harvest Day Celebration. Area artisans will showcase jewelry, quilts, bird feeders and much more. Lunch will be available. Admission is free. Click here for a flyer with more information and map of the participants’ locations.