Hailing from southeastern Wisconsin and lying off the banks of Cedar Creek, the Town of Cedarburg merges its strong heritage with vibrant entertainment and shopping to form its modern culture.
As the years passed, more settlers arrived and built dams and mills. One mill, in particular, called the Wittenberg Mill, was built in 1864 and became the only woolen mill located west of Philadelphia that produced worsted yarn. Today this mill forms the Cedar Creek Settlement, a compilation of shops, a restaurant, and a winery. This winery provides tours of their facility and tasting of a various selection of red and white wines.
Ice blocks line Washington Ave, ready for artists to create masterpieces at Winter Fest. Kicking off this year's Mardi Gras theme, the Grand Parade will feature costumed bed-racing teams that will shine in a race across ice at Mill Pond. Events range from a Chili eating contest, to a dog pulling competition, and then a Pancake Breakfast.
Strawberry Fest offers the sugary delight in a variety of forms including brats, crepes, ice cream, and more. The fest also highlights some of the best Midwestern artists that showcase their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and other mixed media down Washington Avenue. Kids have fun at Cedar Creek Park with a bouncy house and a petting zoo, and more food!
Oktoberfest has you travel back to Cedarburg's German roots. Enjoy traditional folk music, dancing, and a live Glockenspiel, a cuckoo clock, as well as Bratwurst, Schnitzel, and specialty beer! People also compete in a contest for the best lederhosen/dirndl, as well as in a German spelling bee, and a Sauerkraut eating contest.