40th Annual Cranberry Festival
October 6th, 2018 

Schedule of Events 
Thursday Evening
October 4th, 2018

Stone Lake Lions Hall

Cran Harvest Dinner
5:30 Social Hour - 6:30 Dinner
$15.00 per ticket - Only 150 Sold!

Royalty Coronation

Friday Evening
October 5th, 2018

Red Schoolhouse Wines

Free Wine Tasting & Live Music 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Official Festival Day...
Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Arts, Crafts and Flea Market

Over 300 Vendors - Inside & Out

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cranberries, Craisins &
Festival Apparel

Cranberry Corner

Located at the top of
Main Street Hill

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Marsh Tours

Located under Water Tower

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cranberry Pancake Breakfast

Stone Lake Fire Hall

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cranberry Baking Contest

Stone Lake Fire Hall

Registration 10:00 AM 
Judging 11:00 AM

Pie Social & Bake Sale

1st Lutheran Church

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beer, Wine, Brat &
Turkey Leg Tent

Stone Lake Lions Hall

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Main Street & Highway 70

2:00 PM

Krate Derby

Main Street Hill

Immediately Following Parade

Events and Activities...

Festival Day
Held Annually on the
First Saturday in October

The day begins long before dawn for volunteers, law enforcement and vendors as they arrive in the dark to prepare for the day’s events.  Parking lots are marked and staffed -  streets are closed and marked for vendors and the Fire Dept. and local restaurants begin serving breakfast early.  Thousands of pounds of cranberries and craisins are bagged and ready for the consumers.  Cranberries are also sold in parking lots for your convenience.  The Official Cranberry Booth is located at the top of Main Street Hill on "Cranberry Corner". Please stop by to get your souvenirs and festival clothing along with berries and craisins .  The sounds of music and the  smells of wonderful food grace the air on this crisp autumn morning.  Over 300 Arts and crafts along with food vendors and a great flea & farmers’ markets fill the streets.  

When guests are asked why they enjoy our festival over others they reply, “ …we love the small town -  home town atmosphere and the warm feeling it generates.  We don’t have to walk for miles and miles to see all the vendors.”

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 Cran Harvest Festival Dinner
           Thursday Evening

Cranberry Festival kicks off the weekend with a Dinner to be held on Thursday evening October 4th, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

This event is open to the public and Men and Women alike are encouraged to attend.

During the Evening the Man and Woman of the Year, The Cranberry Royalty, Senior King and Queen and parade Grand Marshalls will be honored so you won't want to miss it!


All Proceeds generated by the Dinner help to support the many not for profits organizations Cranberry Fest supports

Menu 2018
(Note: Subject to change) 

Maximilian Creamy Cheese Spread

                  Pine Ridge Cole Slaw 
                     Roasted Pork Loin 
hed Potatoes and Gravy 
            Vegetable & Cranberry Sauce                    
Pumpkin Pie with Real Whipped                            Croissant and Coffee 


    Door Prizes & Entertainment Provided
                 Social Hour 5:30 pm
           Dinner Served - 6:30 p.m.

             Wine and Beer available
             for an 
additional Charge.

Tickets only - $15.00 per person 
Only 150 Sold so get yours early! 
Purchase your tickets in advance at 
Shell Lake State Bank, Red Schoolhouse Wines or the Last Frointier. To reserve by phone please call Sharon @ 715-699-0893

Tickets may also be purchased at the door if still available. Advanced tickets are appreiciated so we may have a better understanding of the number of guests attending.

Festival Parade - 2:00pm

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We are very proud of our small town parade.  Each year we attract more entries of local High School Bands, local Royalties, floats, Shrine Musky Cycle Patrol and many other dignitaries.  The parade starts with a tribute to our US flag.  This truly is a sight to be seen.  The parade starts at 2:00 pm.  

This event is a perennial favorite and grows in length each year.  Last year over 65 entries of entertainment.  The parade will be going down Main Street / Sand Lake Rd then down Hwy 70 and finally up 1st Street N.  People love the parade and you will too.

For further information please e-mail
Parade Coordinator - Linda Hand

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Cranberry Marsh Tours...

Located under the water tower.

Come and witness this beautiful scene for yourself by boarding a bus from the festival and take a breathtaking tour of one of our local marshes.  This event takes approximately one hour.  Buses depart every 30 minutes.

Cranberry Marsh Tours run from
9:00 am to 3:00pm.  Buses will take you to one of our two local marshes - Zawistowski’s or Golden Pond.   Weather providing the marsh employees will be harvesting cranberries as you tour.  You are also provided with interesting facts about cranberries by your tour guide.

Everyone who takes the tour is amazed by the marsh operations and the beautiful picture the floating red berries portray in the autumn landscape.
It truly is a camera moment so make sure you bring your cameras with you.

Ticket Booth and Marsh Tour Bus Stop is located in a tent under the water tower on Main Street/Sand Lake Rd & Jackson Street.  

Tickets are $5.00 per person and sold at the booth throughout the day. Make sure to stop by early to secure a seat on one of the tours. No advance tickets sold prior to day of festival.

Krate Derby - Following Parade

The Krate Derby follows after the end of the parade.  This event is also a viewer favorite among repeat Cranberry Festival guests.

The Krate Derby is sponsored by the Stone Lake Lions Club and A.B.A.T.E of Wisconsin.  

For more information please contact Al Pahl via e-mail at slfd80@yahoo.com

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Baking Contest

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Each Year the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival's Baking Contest is a huge success. If you would like to enter your Cranberry Creation please follow directions below. 

Bread & Muffins
Cookies & Bars
Desserts & Cakes
(no sauces, relishes or candies) 

Senior - 18 & Older
Junior - 17 & Younger 


Cranberries or Cranberry Products must
be used in recipe 

Judges will use the following criteria
Appearance - Shape and Color



All entries are to be delivered to the Stone Lake Fire Department located at the junction of
Hwy 70 and County Rd AA in Stone Lake
between 10:00am - 11:00am
the day of the Festival.
Judging begins at 11:0am. 

All entries must be on disposable serving dishes 

Recipes complete with ingredients and baking instructions must accompany each entry.
On back of EACH printed recipe contestants must also include their
Name, Division, Category, Address and Phone.
Entries without recipe and all required information  will be disqualified.
Note: Entries dropped off prior to 10:00am that do not include all required information will not qualify. Please take time to read above to ensure your item will qualify to be judged. .

Contestants are allowed to submit as many entries in any category they wish.

All contestants must sign a release form giving the Cranberry Festival permission to photograph and publish recipes along with contestants name and photo if they so desire.

Contestants are encouraged to attend judging.


Grand Prize - Senior Division - $50.00
Grand Prize - Junior  Division - $50.00

1st Prize - Each Category & Division - $30.00
  2nd Prize - Each Category & Division - $25.00
  3rd Prize - Each Category & Division -  $20.00

All prizes to be awarded at the Fire Hall at the conclusion of contest.

If winner is not present at time of announcement Prize money will be mailed to the address listed on the recipe card.

Janet Rowney - 715-865-4681

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