EAGLE RIVER - Cranberry Fest draws about 40,000 people to Eagle River each year. Organizers think this year will be no exception.
They started preparing the fairgrounds on Wednesday for this weekend's festival.
A majority of people who come to the festival are visiting from out of town.
"It has become a family pilgrimage for a lot of people. They come up to see the fall colors, take in all the great activities at Cranberry Fest, and then enjoy that last summer push before they kind of settle into a small break before the snow flies for snowmobiling," said Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Emerson.
This is the 35th year of the event.
More than 300 artists will display their work.
They'll also have the world's largest cranberry cheesecake and plenty of cranberry products.
That's just what's going on at the fairgrounds.
"We've got the antique market, farmer's market. There's a fiber artist and weaver's show at the First Congregational Church. There's a luncheon at the church, book sale going on at the library, and then, of course, the marsh and winery tours taking off from the Eagle River Chamber Visitors Center," Emerson added.
You can find the link to the Cranberry Fest website below.
Cranberry Fest Website
|Story By: Lauren Stephenson