Celebrate summer at
Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival
Craving a fun-filled weekend brimming with luscious summer fruit? Visit Cedarburg’s Annual Strawberry Festival, June 22-23. Hours are 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday.
This free, family-oriented festival draws up to 100,000 people annually and includes vendors, live music, kids’ activities, Arts on the Avenue and a food court.
The food court offers summer favorites like hamburgers, chicken, BBQ and roasted corn, to sweet treats and specialty foods. Don’t miss the “Original” Strawberry Brat, strawberry chicken wrap, and strawberry shortcake. Wander through the festival for other locally made delicacies such as strawberry pie, strawberry crepes, strawberry slushies and chocolate-covered strawberries. Local grower Schmit’s Berry Farm provides strawberries for purchase by the quart.
For attendees with a taste for wine, Cedar Creek Winery’s Strawberry Blush Wine is a must. This, and the winery’s other award-winning wines, can be purchased by the glass throughout the festival.
Wander down Washington Avenue and you’ll see why “Art is a Tradition” in Cedarburg. Arts on the Avenue highlights more than 250 local and Midwest artists who bring paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography. Arts on the Avenue is a combined effort of four local organizations, the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedar Creek Settlement Merchant's Association, the Ozaukee Art Center and the Cedarburg Art Museum.
Cedar Creek Settlement events at the north end of town include live bands, food and a new Cedar Creek Marketplace as well as a merchant's marketplace and indoor shopping. The Sunday Morning Strawberry Pancake Breakfast takes place on the north end of the festival grounds from 8-11am.
Live music satisfies every taste on both days. The lineup at the Gruber Law Office Main Stage - Festival Food Court includes cover bands. Enjoy live music into the evening with extended hours until 8:30pm on Saturday.
New this year is the Paramount Blues Bash at the bandshell, with extended hours until 9pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday.
Henry’s Kids Korner at Cedar Creek Park offers Jo-Don Farms pony rides and petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, food and tons of other activities and vendors. For the CedarQuacker 500 sponsored by Port Washington State Bank, hundreds of rubber ducks are launched into the creek in a race to the finish Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 3pm.
The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ozaukee County’s “Berry Big” 5K Run/Walk kicks off in Cedar Creek Park on Saturday at 8am. The route circles through the neighborhoods that surround the downtown area.
The Tractor Hayride Shuttle sponsored by Habush, Habush & Rottier travels around the festival route. Off the festival footprint, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts hosts exhibits and family activities.
The beautifully preserved 19th century architecture of Cedarburg makes it a popular destination year-round. Downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places in the mid 1980s with stone buildings, picturesque churches and Victorian homes that create a delightful spot for strolling, shopping and dining.
For more information, phone (262) 377-9620 or visit cedarburgfestivals.org.