An estimated 40,000 people will be in Eagle River this weekend for the annual Cranberry Fest.
Organizers say due to construction on Highway 70, motorists traveling to the event may encounter delays.
To avoid construction, approach Eagle River from the West on Hwy 70. Take Sunset Road to the left and follow to Hwy G. Turn right onto Hwy G and follow to Hwy 45. Turn right onto Hwy 45 and follow into Eagle River. Parking is available at the Eagle River Derby Track (Hwy 45 N) or in the Downtown area.
If you park at the Derby Track, visit the Cranberry Fest Market Place and then take the free shuttle bus to Cranberry Fest's festival grounds and downtown Eagle River. Buses will be running approximately every half hour and will stop at the following locations: Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Olson Memorial Library, at the corner of First and Wall Street (M&I Bank), the First Congregational Church, The Eagle River Derby Track and at the East gate of the Vilas County Fairgrounds.
Cranberry Fest features fresh locally grown cranberries, cranberry marsh & winery tours, large arts & crafts show, cranberry cook-off, world's largest cranberry cheesecake, cranberry food of every kind, antique market, flea market, cranberry fiber arts and weavers show & sale, bike, walk, & run fitness events, family entertainment, farmers market, cranberry fest market place - flea market/buy sell items, and much, much more. Organizers estimate 10,000 lbs. of cranberries will be sold during the event.
Shuttle Bus Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 (9am - 5pm) and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 (10am - 2pm)
For a complete schedule of activities and for more information about Cranberry Fest, contact the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400 and ask for the Cranberry Country Crier or the Ministry Health Care Fitness Events brochure.
Limited events begin Thursday. Click here for a full list of events.
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