During the first ever 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 brat or cranberry slider for lunch.

The Oct. 1 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 starting at 11:30 a.m. Third-generation cranberry grower Nodji Van Wychen and other members of her family will lead the tours.

“Be sure to bring your camera and have your photo taken standing out among harvested cranberries. We’ll supply the hip boots for you to wear,” 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 Pumpkin PatchMoseley 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. From 1 to 4 p.m., visitors can taste and rate the new Honeycrisp hybrid apple varieties he is cultivating.

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, located at 204 Main Street in downtown Warrens, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and have maps available showing all the stops on the tour. From 11 a.m. to close, the Cranberry Discovery Center will serve a cranberry brat and cranberry slider lunch.

The Discovery Center will also have a special admission of $1 per person all day to center’s exhibit hall, which features interactive displays that showcase Wisconsin’s cranberry growing heritage.

Posted 9/5/2016

Harvest Day Celebration is Oct. 1