Festival Time at Cedar Creek Settlement!
Creek Settlement is a major focal point for the
four exciting city-wide festivals held annually in Cedarburg’s
Historic District; Winter Festival, Strawberry Festival,
German Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival.
Additionally, the Settlement sponsors two more celebratory
events, Cedar Creek Winery’s Open House,
the 3rd weekend in March and Festive
Friday Eves, the 5 Friday evenings before Christmas from
Winter Festival kicks off the festival
year on the first Weekend in February.
Events include the infamous Bed Races and Barrel Races on
Ice, Ice Sculpting and Chili Contests, the Winter Festival
Parade, a Pancake Breakfast, the Stone Cold Art Show and
the Cool Brews & Blues event. This two day event is
free and family friendly and the perfect antidote to Cabin
Cedar Creek Winery/Settlement Open House, the 3rd
Weekend of March is your opportunity to learn about
and barrel-taste the latest vintages with winemaker Philippe
Coquard. There are daily Cooking Demo’s and Samplings
with local chefs, Grapevine Pruning demonstrations, Live
Jazz and Winery Tours/Tastings. Our interesting and unique
specialty shops will showcase Artist Demonstrations, new
Spring Merchandise, an Art Show and a display of antique
quilts from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
Next up on the festival agenda is Cedarburg’s
Strawberry Festival held on the 4th Weekend
of June. Of course, the strawberry is king during
this summer event featuring locally grown strawberries as
well as strawberry shortcake, strawberry slush, strawberry
wine, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberry delicacies
of all kinds. At the Settlement you can enjoy the Sunday
Morning All-You-Can-Eat Strawberry Pancake Breakfast in
a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Cedar Creek, with
live music from 8:00-11:00 am. There are lots of fun strawberry
contests, Arts on the Avenue, the Cedar Quacker 500 Duck
Race, a Plein Air Painting Competition and live music all
over town. More than 100,000 attend this delightful summer
German Festival is our newest annual event,
the 2nd Weekend in October in Cedar Creek Park.
Live German music with many authentic German bands, a dance
floor for Polka Dancing, daily Glockenspiel Shows, delicious
German foods and beers, competitions like Outhouse Racing,
Beer Bucket Races, Wife Carrying, Sauerkraut Eating and
Best Lederhosen/Dirndl contests and a Sheepshead Tournament.
& Harvest Festival the 3rd Weekend of September
is the one that started it all. Celebrating the award-winning
wines of the Settlement-based Cedar Creek Winery, Cedarburg
is the perfect setting for this colorful autumn celebration.
Events include Arts on the Avenue, a Scarecrow Contest,
live bands, delicious grilled foods and a Farmer’s
Market. Cedar Creek Winery’s Grape Stomping competition
is our claim to fame, followed by Grape Spitting and Apple
the year’s grand finale, the Settlement celebrates
Festive Friday Eves. On each of
the Five Friday nights before Christmas you will
find a specially-themed holiday event that will delight
your family and friends. The shops are open until 9 pm and
there is always live music, wine tasting, an outdoor cookout
and cookies and cider. The first Friday always spotlights
ethnic traditions from a different country. Other Fridays
include Home for the Holidays, Christmas in the Country
(boutique/sale), Santa’s Workshop and a Taste of Christmas.
These indoor events are free and geared for families with
various special events each week and amazing holiday shopping
and dining in our beautifully decorated shops and restaurants.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CEDARBURG'S THREE GREAT
FESTIVALS click here.
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