Warrens Cranberry Festival celebrates 49 years of tradition and fun

WARRENS, Wis. (WKBT) — A tradition honoring one of Wisconsin’s most important products is celebrating 49 years this weekend.

The Warrens Cranberry Festival wrapped up its weekend of fun this afternoon with a parade through town.

This is the state’s largest cranberry festival. On average, more than 120,000 people come from all over the world each year to take in 1,300 booths on display.

Festival organizers say future first-timers should be ready for a great time.

“We’ve got places to sit and places to hang out with your family, have a bite to eat and see what’s going on. Next year’s going to be our 50th, so it’s going to be a big bash,” said Lisa Scheitler, the vice president of the festival.

The festival includes cranberry marsh tours, a farmer’s market, food booths, and plenty of options for shopping.

Cranfest launched with a goal to improve the quality of life in Warrens.

It brings in more than $4 million in revenue to Monroe County each year.

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