"This was my 17th year attending Cranfest. We plan and look forward to this weekend all year! I have made many new friends as our group has grown. One of my favorite things is when we all come back to the cabin and have show and tell with our purchases. Then we know what we missed and what we have to go back for the next day! Thank you for putting on such a great event!"
Joyce Urmie - Tipton, IA
Cranfest Marsh Tours
Cranberry Marsh Tours are offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of the Festival. On Friday, a tour bus leaves the Fest grounds every 15 minutes. On Saturday, a tour leaves every 10 minutes.
Tickets must be purchased for a specific tour time at the Marsh Tour Tent next to the Wetherby Stone Building near the corner of Main and Hayes Street.
Our Cranberry Marsh Tours are very popular, so be sure to get your tickets early during your visit to the Festival. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 a.m. both days. Sorry, but advance ticket sales are not available.
Your guided tour of a 100-year-old cranberry marsh will last about one hour. There you will get an up close look at a cranberry bed to see how cranberries grow and the equipment used to harvest cranberries. Fresh cranberries, locally made cranberry wine and other cranberry products are available for purchase at the marsh.
NOTE; There will be no actual harvesting occurring during the Festival, which is the kickoff for our local cranberry harvest season.
Ticket prices are:
$7 for adults
$4 for child (ages 4 - 17 )
Children 3 years of age and under are free, if they sit on a parent's lap.
Due to liability - dogs are not allowed on the tour buses (except for service animals).