Join us for the Annual Cranberry Blossom Festival June 20th-23rd, 2024 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Wisconsin Rapids is in the heart of cranberry country and we are proud to celebrate where the berries begin. The festival is filled with “berry” fun events including, live music, a parade, arts and crafts, a carnival and of course culinary treats featuring Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop, the cranberry!
Did you know?
Early settlers thought the cranberry blossom resembled the head of a crane, and was given the name “crane berry,” which was later shortened to cranberry. Cranberry blossoms, pretty and delicate pink flowers, come out in late June and early July. Small, green fruit develops behind the flower, growing and changing from green, to white, to dark red throughout the months of August and September.
Our unique geography and agricultural heritage make blossom and harvest seasons special to our area. The Wisconsin Rapids area is the largest cranberry-producing region in the world. We produce nearly 30% of the world’s cranberries and are home to several processing, juice, health and beauty manufacturing facilities featuring the benefits of cranberries.