fest facts

  • Warrens is the "Cranberry Capital of Wisconsinand hosts the world's largest 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 120,000 visitors each year and over 1,300 booths.  

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

  • 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.

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

  • The Festival is a registered nonprofit organization and has given in excess of $2 million dollars in donations since 1973.  These donations have benefited the Village of Warrens, area schools, fire department, lions clubs and many other organizations.  Each year the Festival also awards several scholarships to local youth, to help with their college tuition.

  • In appreciation and recognition of the use of their property during the Festival, the Warrens Cranberry Festival donates $100.00 to any Village property owner.  The money is used toward the cost of minor repairs or beautification of their property.

  • The Festival benefits all of Monroe County and surrounding counties' area hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants and gas stations. The Warrens Cranberry Festival, Inc., brings in excess of $4 million dollars in revenue to Monroe County annually.

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