During the Warrens Harvest Day Celebration, visitors can tour a cranberry marsh, take a wagon ride to a pumpkin patch, pick apples at a 140-year-old orchard, sample award-winning cranberry wines, and have a cranberry slider or cranberry brat for lunch.
The Oct. 7 event is hosted by the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, Wetherby Cranberry Company, Moseley Roadside Market, Rex Moseley Fruit and Vegetable Farm, DnA Vintners and the Warrens Area Business Association.
Wetherby Cranberry Company is offering marsh tours for a nominal fee from 9 a.m. to noon with the last tour departing at 11:30 a.m. Third-generation cranberry grower Nodji Van Wychen and other members of her family will lead the tours.
“We will showcase Wisconsin ‘s stunning harvest in every stage rain or shine. Guests who bring their camera also have the opportunity to rent a pair of hip boots and wade out into the floating cranberries to have their photo taken,” Van Wychen said.
DnA Vintners will be pouring samples of their award-winning cranberry wines from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center. Wine maker Diana Hobson uses cranberries grown on Warrens area cranberry marshes for her wines.
Moseley Roadside Market is offering free wagon rides to their pumpkin patch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Guests 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.
The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, located at 204 Main Street in downtown Warrens, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and have maps available showing all the stops on the tour. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Cranberry Discovery will be serving lunch featuring cranberry brats and cranberry sliders, as well as their five flavors of cranberry ice cream.
The Discovery Center will also have a special admission of $2.50 per person all day to center’s exhibit hall, which features interactive displays that showcase Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage.
For a schedule of the day’s activities and a map showing the locations of all the participants, click here: Fall Harvest Day 2017. For more information about the Warrens Harvest Day Celebration, call the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center at (608) 378-4878.