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About Us

Warrens Cranberry Festival

Many people know that Warrens Cranberry Festival is the world's largest festival!  What many don't know is that the Festival is a nonprofit organization that solely benefits the community of Warrens.

 

Our mission is to "Promote the common good and general welfare of the community of Warrens, including holding an annual festival and raising funds to be used exclusively for civic betterments and social improvements in the Warrens community."

Fest Facts

Warrens Cranberry Festival

Attendance at the first Festival in 1973, was 3,500 with 75 booths. Since then it has grown from a small community festival to an international event with more than 145,000 visitors each year and over 1,200 booths.  

Warrens Cranberry Festival

The Festival was started to raise funds to improve the quality of life in the Village of Warrens.

Warrens Cranberry Festival

The purpose of the Warrens Cranberry Festival shall be to promote the common good and general welfare of the community of Warrens, including holding an annual community festival and raising funds to be used exclusively for civic betterments and social improvements in the Warrens community.

Warrens Cranberry Festival

12 people serve on the Festival's Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

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The Cranfest Impact...

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Financial Support

​Warrens Cranberry Festival has given millions of $$ in donations which have benefited several community organizations, including area schools, the local fire department, and the Warrens Lions Club, just to name a few.

The Festival also has its own Scholarship Fund for college students.  To receive donations, each group must fill out a donation request form that is reviewed by our Board of Directors, as well as our Membership.

Economic Boost

In addition to benefiting the community of Warrens, the Festival also benefits the Monroe County area.  During the Festival each year, area hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and gas stations are filled with thousands of customers.

This economic boost of the Warrens Cranberry Festival is roughly $14,325,000 ($14.3M) in revenue each year.

WARRENS BEAUTIFICATION GRANT PROGRAM

In appreciation and recognition of the donated use of your Warrens property during the annual Festival we are donating up to $100 per property. This is available to property owners within the Festival Area of the Village, to be used to help offset the cost of exterior beautification of their property.

Scholarship Program

The Warrens Cranberry Festival, Inc. will award a total of Four scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Preference will be extended to Warrens residents.

Leadership

Warrens Cranberry Festival

The 50+ years of the Warrens Cranberry Festival would not have been possible without the strong leadership of our Board, past and present, along with our Staff, the countless invaluable Volunteers, and Supporters of our annual Festival!

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Board of Directors

  • President - Deanna Donaldson

  • Vice President - Randy Murdock

  • Secretary - Danita Murdock

  • Treasurer - Carolyn Habelman

  • Members - Brian Knoepker; Stephanie Knoepker; Amy Krultz; Tom Popp; Mickey Rezin; Vicki Myer

  • Advisory Board - June Potter; Nodji Van Wychen

  • General Manager - Kim Schroeder

  • Office Assistant - Debbie Popp

Back Row L-R

Vicki Myer - June Potter - Tom Popp - Brian Knoepker - Stephanie Knoepker - Amy Krultz - Mickey Rezin - Missing: Nodji Van Wychen 

Front Row L-R

Danita Murdock - Deanna Donaldson - Randy Murdock - Carolyn Habelman

Get Involved!

Warrens Cranberry Festival
Get Involved

Volunteer

  • Play an integral role at the Warrens Cranberry Festival.  You can apply as a Volunteer by downloading the Volunteer form or filling out our online form below.

  • Some of the Volunteer Work Needed:

    • Cleanup during and after the Festival

    • Night security of the grounds

    • Mark vendor booth spaces

    • Stuff envelopes and other office duties

    • Answering telephones during the Festival

    • Sell souvenir buttons

    • Assist with Special Guests

    • Se tup and take down before and after the Festival

    • Vendor and Information Booth

    • Set up Festival Sales Booth

    • Tin Shed sitters for Contests/Marsh Tours

Become a Member

  • Warrens Cranberry Festival Members are an important part of our success.  

  • Memberships run on a calendar year - January - December

  • Members are invited to take part in monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month, except December, January, and February.  

  • Receive monthly newsletters by email or in the mail.

  • To find out more about becoming a member, contact the Festival office or download the Membership Info below.

  • You can fill out a Membership form below.

Become a Volunteer

PLEASE CHECK THE PROJECTS YOU'D BE INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH:
TIN SHED SITTERS

Thanks for registering as a Volunteer. We will be contacting you soon with more information.

Membership

Festival Memberships from from January - December each year.  Annual Membership is $5.00 per person, annually.

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Thanks for becoming a Member of the Warrens Cranberry Festival!

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