877-303-9200 or www.oshkoshcvb.org Second Edition The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau at For more information on Winnebago County contact: The Wave of the Future Winnebago County Food Explorer for the Counties Winnebago 920-388-0444 or www.kewauneeco.org Kewaunee County Promotions at Kewaunee and For more information on Kewaunee County Contact: Fond du Lac, to Calumet, A Connoisseur Guide 800-937-9123 or www.fdl.com The Fond du Lac Convention & Visitors Bureau at For more information on Fond du Lac County contact: Lakes Fun without boundaries 2401 West Waukau Avenue Fond du Lac... of the Oshkosh, WI 54904 Taste www,atasteofthelakes.com 920-849-1493 ext. 200 or www.travelcalumet.com A Calumet County Planning & Tourism at For more information on Calumet County contact: Come visit the quiet side of the lake... Events, Fairs and Festivals Jan - Chocolate Fantasy, Fond du Lac Mid-June - Chickenfest, Darboy Early-Aug - German Night, Stockbridge Chocolate lovers gather to sample a wide variety of chocolate Chicken, chicken, chicken! Enjoy hourly chicken dance Enjoy a German dinner, desserts, and live polka music. Spon- treats, desserts and ﬂavored coffees. Non-chocolate lovers will competitions, wing eating contest, music and ﬁreworks. sored by the Chilton German-American also enjoy booths of crafts and lifestyle items, rafﬂe and silent www.darboyfest.org Society. Held at the Stockbridge Fireman-Legion Park. auction. 800-937-9123 920-849-4580 Late-Jun - Men Who Cook, Oshkosh Feb - A Taste of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Enjoy the culinary talents of more than 50 men from Winnebago Early-Sep - Cheesehead Run, Hilbert Tantilizing appetizers, entrees and desserts from restaurants and Green Lake counties. Each of these talented men, most not Fun “half marathon” and 5k run, downtown Hilbert. Compete throughout Fond du Lac County and beyond. Live entertain- employed as chefs, donate their time and supplies to prepare a for etched cheese cutting boards and other cheese items. ment. 920-923-6555. www.fdlfest.com favorite dish or gourmet specialty to serve to the public during Every year there is a theme and contestants run in costume. this fund-raiser for Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services. Those that wear cheeseheads or other “cheesy” gear are Mar - Maple Syrup Camp, Brillion 920-729-5727. entered into a drawing for Packer tickets. www.pacesettersrun. Join the team in the Sugar Bush to help make maple syrup. com See demonstrations on the techniques for tapping, collecting Early-Jul - Sawdust Days’ the sap and the cooking process. Stop by for some fun, educa- Buckskinner’s Trading Camp, Oshkosh Early-Sep - Crafty Apple Fest, Chilton tion, and yummy syrup over ice cream. Camp is part of the Bril- Early Wisconsin Living History Village, circa 1750 to 1860, One-day celebration at State Highway 32/57 and Park Street. lion Nature Center. 920-756-3591. www.brillionnaturecenter.net with over 400 reenactors serving authentic food from different Everything apple to eat, from pies to sundaes. Pumpkin bowl- periods in history. Taste treats include everything from Indian ing and other games, live music, and more than 100 craft Late-Mar/Early Apr - Maple Syrup Sunday, Chilton Fry Bread to Home-made Sassafras. Also Sabor A Mexico and vendors. 920-418-1650 Celebrate the maple syrup season by tapping a maple tree, col- Louisiana Hot Sauce Fest. lecting sap, learning the history of how it becomes syrup, and 920-303-9200. www.sawdustdays.com Mid-Sep - Seafoodfest, Menasha enjoying the taste of pure maple syrup on pancakes. Pancake Indulge in fresh salmon and lobster ﬂown in from Maine and let breakfast, Sugar Bush demonstrations and tours. Ledge View Mid-Jul - Trout Fest, Kewaunee the live music entertain you in Jefferson Park. There is also Nature Center. 920-849-7094. www.co.calumet.wi.us/, then Trout boil and festival, with music, entertainment for all ages, a variety of other seafood dishes as well as traditional festival departments, parks, ledgeview food, arts & crafts, ﬁshing tournament, children’s activities, and fare. Jim Weiss, 920-204-0710 much, much more. www.kewaunee.org Late-May - Beer Fest, Chilton Late-Sep - Wet Whistle Wine Fest, Algoma Sponsored by Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Co. of Chilton. Fea- Mid-Jul - Brews n’ Blues, Oshkosh You’ll enjoy live music, heritage foods, ﬁne arts, award-win- turing beer from more than 20 Wisconsin brewers. Sample over Leach Amphitheater in Riverside Park. This festival features ning wines, and, you may participate in—or just cheer at—the 100 beers while enjoying good food and live music. Calumet up to 100 microbrews from across the Midwest and national “always-a-crowd-pleaser” grape stomp. Main Street Center, County Fair Grounds. 920-849-2534 and local blues acts. Beneﬁtting the Christine Anne Center for 920-487-5498 Domestic Abuse & the Oshkosh Jaycees. www.vonstiehl.com/events Jun - Sundae on the Farm, Calumet www.oshkoshjaycees.org Take the family and bring them to the farm! Let the kids experi- Mid-Oct - Octoberfest and the ence life on a farm and see ﬁrst hand how a farm operates. Late-Jul - Captain Potter Days, Potter Fox Trot Fun Run, Omro Enjoy ice cream sundaes, brats, hamburgers, and more. Every Annual Civil War re-enactment including open ﬁre cooking com- Live Authentic German Music via Polka Bands, downtown. year a different local farm hosts the event. www.travelcalumet. petition, military drills, cannon ﬁre and more. Fireman’s Park in Omro’s Own Omro Brau Beer and Root Beer served all day. com Potter. www.travelcalumet.com German Food at area establishments. Fall Open House at businesses. Flea and Farm Market. Arts and Crafts Fair. Cham- Jun - Walleye Weekend, Fond du Lac Aug - Czech Fest, Kewaunee ber of Commerce 920-685-6960. www.omro-wi.com The “World’s Largest Walleye Fry” is part of the second largest A celebration of the Czech Republic heritage that immigrated festival in Wisconsin, held in conjunction with Mercury Marine’s to this area in the 1800s, with great music, food, refreshments, Mid-Oct - October in the Park, Stockbridge Walleye Fishing Tournament. 920-923-6555. www.fdlfest.com artwork and more. Held at the Fireman-Legion Park. Area business folks make www.wisconsinruralheritage.org chili for a contest. All chili is judged and “dumped” and served Late-Jun - Cheese Derby, Hilbert to the public for free. An area micro-brew makes a harvest Kids and adults compete for wheels of cheese and other brew for the event. Live music. www.stockbridgebusiness.com “cheesy” awards. Enjoy cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers and other cheese products, held in the Hilbert Civic Park. www. travelcalumet.com “Hops” To It! The Eden Meat Market Bryanna’s Bakery Fratello’s Waterfront Brewery 115 East Main Street, Eden 248 South Park Avenue, Fond du Lac & Restaurant 800-538-4630 920-922-8056 1501 Arboretum Drive, Oshkosh Serving the area an extensive variety of meat products for French pastries, cookies, cakes, tarts, Mexican Bread and 920-232-BEER over 100 years. Now includes cafe and catering. more. www.supplerestaurantgroup.com Fiala’s Fish Market Chocolates by Sayklly Scenic waterfront dining on the Fox River, featuring steaks, 216 North Milwaukee Street, Kewaunee 636 South Commercial Street, Neenah seafood, pasta and handcrafted beers from the on-site micro 920-388-3701 920-727-9293 brewery. Outdoor patio with boat docking. Family owned ﬁsh market on the shores of Lake Michigan. Chocolates, candies and nuts since 1906. Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company Fresh ﬁsh, smoked chubs, whiteﬁsh, regular and ﬂavored Craig’s Blue Ribbon Honey 25 North Madison Street, Chilton salmon ﬁlets, frozen seafood, custom smoking and freezing. W1439 Lau Road, Chilton 920-849-2534 Fond du Lac Seafood Co. 920-853-7074 8 micro-brews on tap. Home made root beer and other 63 North Main Street, Fond du Lac All natural honey produced on a hobby honey farm. specialty sodas. Established in 1990. Rowland’s was the 920-517-TUNA Don’s Bakery ﬁrst brewery in the United States to pioneer the three barrel Fresh seafood, seasonings and oils. Gift Baskets. 118 Main Street, Luxemburg system of brewing. 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Frogg’s plant east of the Mississippi River, has been producing a Konop’s N370 Military Road (Hwy 55), Sherwood variety of award winning cheeses. This facility is home to two N2062 County Road AB, Stangelville 920-749-1672 of the state’s Master Cheese Makers. 920-388-3892 Super sized wafﬂe cones and unique ice cream treats, such Baker Cheese Factory Family business for four generations. Sausages, real hot as “Frog in a Blender.” N5279 County Road G, St. Cloud dogs, beef sticks, beef jerky, etc. An old fashioned meat Julie’s Country Confections 920-477-7871 market. N1527 County GGG, Campbellsport www.bakercheese.com Kountry Pride Farms 877-626-8287 Family owned since 1916. Award winning string cheese 8899 Hwy 21, 5 miles west of Omro www.parkview-store.com in the retail outlet as well as many other ﬁne Wisconsin 920-685-6800 Home made fudge from the hills of the Kettle Moraine State cheeses. Many speciality items including over 30 ﬂavors of brats and Forest. 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Hughes’ Homaid Chocolates 920-921-7372 Otto’s Meat Market 1823 Doty Street, Oshkosh Retail outlet for award winning Park Cheese. 99.9% of N5674 Adams Street, Luxemburg 920-231-7232 cheeses sold are from Wisconsin. 920-845-2612 Outstanding chocolates from the basement of the Hughes’ Cloverleaf Cheese Sausages, beef sticks, steaks. home. 2006 Irish Road, Neenah Roehrborn Meats Kettle Confections 920-722-9201 840 West Ryan Street, Brillion 87 South Main Street, Fond du Lac Established in 1884, Cloverleaf features some of the ﬁnest 920-756-2744 920-923-3933 cheeses in their retail outlet as well many other locally Fresh traditional bratwurst and other specialty sausages, Freshly made candies, caramel popcorn and novelties. manufactured products. fresh cut steaks and more. 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Bush chose this stop while in Oshkosh. 920-922-5200 920-232-3581 Manderﬁeld’s Bakery Retail outlet that features a full line of Wisconsin cheeses. riety A wide variety of meat products, better known for what isn’t 811 Plank Road, Menasha Krohn Dairy/Trega Foods there than what is. All high quality with no additives etc. 920-725-7794 N2915 County Road AB, Luxemburg Outstanding tortes, cakes, danish, cookies and full line of Garden of Eatin’ 920-845-2901 breads and buns. Don’t miss the holiday selection. Colleen’s Tough Times www.tregafoods.com Mother’s Organic Bakery 765 Oak Street, Neenah 1892. The last cheese plant in the county, family run since 1892 W1145 Foundry Road, New Holstein 920-722-3933 or 800-770-9468 Buy World Champion Mozzarella in their retail store. 920-848-1153 www.execpc.com/~ctt11v3m Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese Enjoy fresh organic baked and canned goods. Vinegars and mustards. 124 Main Street, Luxemburg Mud Creek Coffee Gourmet’s Delight Mushrooms 920-845-5330 106 South Military Road (Hwy 55) Stockbridge N4970 Mushroom Road, Eden 5-year old Cheddar, spreads and whips are just a few of the 920-439-1096 920-477-5664 favorites available. Fair trade certiﬁed coffee shop. Enjoy original experiences hop Shop for chemical-free mushrooms grown in a 20,000 sq. ft. Union Star Cheese Factory such as the Muddy Mocha! indoor facility. 7742 County Road II, Zittau Oak’s Chocolates Heritage Orchard 800-354-3373 1200 Oregon Street, Oshkosh N2963 Lakeshore Drive, Chilton www.unionstarcheese.com 920-231-3360 920-849-2158 For over 90 years, three generations have operated this old Hand-dipped Chocolates since 1890. www.heritageorchard.net fashioned cheese factory. Cheddar is still made by hand with The Oshkosh Shoppe Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, or buy them at the fresh milk supplied from local dairy farms. The Retail Outlet 319 North Sawyer Street, Oshkosh Farm Market as well as squash, jams, jellies, syrups, offers cheeses, spreads, fresh curds and gourmet items. 920-236-6789 mustards, caramel apples, spices, frozen cherries, popcorn, Vern’s Cheese Home of Oshkosh Butter Cream Fudge - Stop in for a cider, hickory nuts, honey and more. 312 West Main Street (Hwy 151), Chilton sample! Hillside Apples 920-849-7717 Ripon Foods Outlet Store E2237 Highway 54, Casco www.vernscheese.com 420 Oshkosh Road, Ripon 920-837-7440 Large variety of cheeses including seasonal cheeses, goat 920-748-5354 Retail store, wagon rides, 25+ varieties of apples, pumpkins. cheese, cheese spreads, Nueske hams, sausage, and more. Rippin’ Good Cookie Outlet. Kraynik’s Berry Farm “Meat” me in N3401 Church Road, Kewaunee Schreiner’s Restaurant Bakery 168 North Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac Pick your own or ready picked strawberries n season. (East Central) Little Farmer 920-922-0590 Handrolled pie crust so tender it can’t be put through a Wisconsin N9438 US Highway 151, Malone machine as well as many other bakery treats. Kitchen tours Bearcat’s Fish House 920-921-4784 Various produce, baked goods, popcorn, pumpkins, Craft upon request. 295 4th Street (Highway 42,) Algoma 920-487-2372 Barn, wagon rides, school and bus tours. Heard it Through the Fresh and smoked ﬁsh, seafood. Mom’s Market Grapevine Beck’s Meat Processing 492 North Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac Hearthstone Restaurant 519 Clairville Road, Oshkosh 920-921-6667 326 West Main Street, Hilbert 920-589-2104 Fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, raisin bread. Local homemade 920-853-3013 Retail store offering beef, pork, bison, elk, emu and ostrich. soaps, grass-fed beef and chicken and organic produce and The only establishment in Northeast Processing and sausage making. products. Wisconsin to serve race car famous Andretti wine. Come sit Blue Ribbon Meats Red Radish in the booth reserved for Mario Andretti and enjoy a glass of 435 South 8th Street, Hilbert 447 South Commercial Street, Neenah his wine. Other specialty Napa Valley wines available. 920-853-3234 920-720-3281 McKnight & Carlson Famous sausage, fresh cut organic steaks and other meats. Organic grocery with full line of lotions, soaps and other all 17 West 6th Avenue, Oshkosh There’s a reason why there’s a blue ribbon in the name! natural products, many from the local area. 920-231-3516 Brandon Meats & Sausage Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice Located in Brooklyn Firehouse, a National Register property. 117 South Commercial Street, Brandon Ardy & Ed’s A superior collection of wines to cover all price ranges. 920-346-2227 2413 South Main Street, Oshkosh von Stiehl Winery, Ltd Grand champion sausage, processing, retail outlet. 920-231-5455 115 Navarino Street, Algoma Cattleana Ranch www.foodspot.com/ardyandeds 800-955-5208 5200 O’Reilly Road, Omro As featured on the Food Channel, Ardy and www.vonstiehl.com 920-685-6964 Ed’s is a true blast from the past. Roller 19th century winery on National Register, limestone www.cattleanaranch.com skating car hops and real draft root beer ﬂoats just add to the caverns for aging. Retail outlet, tours, and tastings. On-farm market, buy grassfed meats by the piece or by the fun. package. Vegetables and fruits in season.