Evie Mohrfeld: Crushing on cranberries

Published 11:54 am Saturday, September 21, 2019

Leaves are starting to show their color, and it’s a good sign that it will soon be time for the annual Warrens Cranberry Festival in Warrens, Wisconsin.

Billed as the Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin, the festival will be celebrating 47 years.

You can expect over 850 craft vendors numbering and antiques vendors adding another 350. The Farmers Market is also a must stop with many varieties of vegetables, meals, dried flowers and more.

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Over the three days a variety of interesting and fun events will be held. You may choose to take a one-hour bus tour with a local cranberry farmer on board to narrate.There will be food demos held in a local church, a pie eating contest at 1:30 p.m. and other entertainers on the grounds.  The Crantastic Singers will also entertain at the Fellowship Church.

You may also choose to take a tour of the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center and purchase from a selection of souvenirs including cranberry cookbooks and cranberry wine recipes.

You are welcome to bring along a folding chair if you are just wanting to be a crowd watcher.

We will be making an evening dinner stop shortly after our departure from the festival.

Our deluxe motorcoach will arrive at 6:45 a.m. to load with a 7 a.m. departure from the south side of Walmart. Return time will be about 7:30 p.m. Call our Travel number at 507-438-3946. Cost is $56 for members and $58 for non-members. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming trips

Oct. 31-Nov.1: Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The theatre will present their Christmas opening night dinner show with the family favorite of “A Christmas Story.” A gala reception will follow to meet the cast after the show. A schedule is available and this trip has a few openings. RSVP by Sept. 26.

Nov. 13: Day Trippers in Minneapolis presents “Bermuda Triangle.” The comedy involves two ladies (one is Irish and another Jewish) who are moved into a retirement condominium in Las Vegas. This trip includes a buffet dinner.

Dec. 4: “Hark, the Church Basement Ladies Sing.” Need I say more? These ladies are at it again as it’s December 1960 and they are remembering our boys overseas. It will touch your heart, and of course expect the Widow, Vivan Snustad, to get into some embarrassing moments as we know she does. So come along and “Fa ,La, La” as they deck their fellowship.