The Wisconsin Rapids area is known as cranberry country and proud of it! Our unique agricultural heritage makes the blossom and harvest seasons special to our area. Early settlers thought cranberry blossom resembled the head of a crane, hence the name “crane berry,” which was later shortened to cranberry. Cranberry blossoms are pretty, delicate, pink flowers that bloom in late June through early July. You can join in celebrating the blossom season at the Cranberry Blossom Festival. The harvest season is the most picturesque time for cranberries, and it occurs late-September through late-October. During harvest, you can experience all the fall colors over a sea of red berries by taking a self-guided drive down the Cranberry Highway or touring a cranberry marsh.
Cranberry Blossom Festival
June 20-23, 2019
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
The Cranberry Blossom Festival is a celebration of where the berries begin and our blossoming community! The annual four-day festival is filled with berry fun events including, live music, a parade, arts and crafts, a carnival and of course culinary treats featuring Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop, the cranberry!
Le Chateau-The Manor Bed & Breakfast
Cranberry Harvest Package
Late-September through late-October it's cranberry harvest season and Le Chateau-The Manor B&B celebrates by offering a delectable breakfast with cranberry inspired dishes. As well as a complimentary gift bag filled with information regarding the cranberry industry, cranberry treats and some special coupons. This package also includes an exclusive opportunity to take part in a cranberry harvest tour at Glacial Lake Cranberries!
Splash of Red Cranberry Harvest Tours
Tour several different area marshes, pick fresh fruit from the vine, and observe testing, cleaning, and freezing of the fruit harvest with students from the nation’s only Cranberry Science Class as your tour guides. A scrumptious lunch with special cranberry treats is included with the tour. All monies go toward scholarship and trip opportunities for Pittsville FFA members. Reservations are a must. Tours offered 9:30 am-12 pm.
September 26 and 28, October *2, 3, 5, *9, 10, 12,*16, 17, 19, *23, 24, 26, 2018 (*denotes dates for school age group only). They also have tours available for large groups only (20 or more) October 4, 11 and 18.
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
204 Main Street Warrens, WI 54666
(608) 378-4878 | Website | Facebook
At the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, you can see, touch and taste Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop! The museum features interactive information all about the cranberry industry and history of Wisconsin cranberries. Cranberries have been grown commercially in Wisconsin for more than 150 years. That’s a lot of history for one tiny berry and by visiting the center you can see the history come to life through videos, storyboards and historic exhibits. After a fun-filled day packed with cranberries, be sure to visit the Taste Test Kitchen and Ice Cream Parlor to satisfy your taste buds. Along with their berry unique gift shop which features a large selection of cranberry products.
Curling past fields and farms, creeks and clouds, waterfowl and other wonders, the Cranberry Highway reveals some of the best fall colors you’ll see: the red sea of cranberries coupled with the blazing yellows and oranges of fall leaves. This self-guided drive stretches for almost 50 miles along century-old cranberry beds from Wisconsin Rapids to Warrens, and between Pittsville and Nekoosa. Click here for a map of the Cranberry Highway.
Rubi Reds is located in the heart of cranberry country. Their sweetened dried cranberries are all-natural and packed with health benefits. They are moist and plump, Wisconsin grown, produced and packaged. Their product line features a variety of cranberry products, as well as additional items which complement Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop – CRANBERRIES!
The Stone Cottage at Glacial Lake Cranberries
Any reason, any season, enjoy the country quiet of a getaway at The Stone Cottage. During harvest season a stay at The Stone Cottage includes an exclusive opportunity to take part in a cranberry harvest tour at Glacial Lake Cranberries! This cozy cottage situated on Glacial Lake Cranberries property, overlooks the western horizon and has a living room with a wood burning fireplace and full size sofa bed, a bedroom with a queen size bed, a full bathroom (shower only), a kitchen, and a screen porch. Whether it is hiking, biking, birding, skiing, or harvest time, you will find The Stone Cottage a peaceful retreat.