Cherries at a cherry festivalWisconsin Cherry Festivals in 2021

Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:

It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.

Looking for a Cherry blossom festival or cherry fruit festival in Wisconsin in March 2021? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Cherry  All the Cherry festivals we can find in Wisconsin are listed on this page! If you love Cherries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Cherry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!

Cherry Festivals in 2021: Find a Festival Near You!


June and July are the big months for harvesting cherries. Cherries typically ripen from late May (in the South) through June and July in the upper Midwest and New England. There are two main types of cherries; sweet cherries and sour cherries (also called pie cherries). Sweet cherries obviously taste sweet and are good for eating fresh. Sour cherries are much more tart and are usually used in making cherry pies. Sweet cherries also require more cold weather to set fruit, so they are rarely groiwn successfully in warm climates like the Deep South.

There are two general types of cherry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Cherry festival held at and by a orchard. They are different in what they offer, and c community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making cherry jam, freezing cherries, cherry pies and much more.

Community Cherry Festivals

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Annual Cherry Fest - August 4, 2018
    Lakeside Park, Jacksonport, WI.  Email: [email protected]. Schedule:
    9AM - 4PM: Bakery Booth featuring fresh baked cherry kolaches, cherry pie and ice cream and cherry sundaes. A variety of cherry jams, cherry pie filling and other cherry products for sale to benefit the JHS at a booth nearby.
    9AM - 3PM: Cherry Fest Car Show - Tractors, trucks and cars on display at the Erskine Rest Area west of the Root Cellar. A "People's Choice" award voted by spectators and participants will be given at 3PM.
    Juried Arts & Crafts Fair featuring talented artists and craftsmen from the Midwest. Many of your favorite artists from past years returning for this show as well as many amazing first timers.
    Historical Review Booth - Sponsored by the JHS. Booth featured Jacksonport Family memorabilia on display and the Society's 10 books for sale - Jacksonport Through the
    Generations. The restored Root Cellar in the Erskine Rest Area will be open to the public.
    10:00AM: Lunch Booth opens: Hamburgers brats will be provided by Door County Custom Meats owned by Keith and Jaci Birnschein.
    10:00AM - 12:00PM: Music by Highland Road a local blue grass band.
    12:30PM: Registration for the Penny Hunt on the beach for the younger set.
    1:00PM: Penny Hunt on the beach for ages 3-5 and 6-8.
    12:00PM - 4:00PM: Modern Day Drifters local group featuring country music.
    All musical performances take place in the Big Tent. Picnic table seating around the tent is available.
  • Menomonee Falls 50th Annual Cheery Cherry Fall Fair - September 23, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm
    Village Park, Appleton Avenue and Garfield Drive), Menomonee Falls, WI. 2018 Prices $4 (tax included) contribution at the gate, Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds from Cheery Cherry Fall Fair will benefit Community Memorial Hospital. Cheery Cherry Fall Fair will once again feature a wide array of arts, crafts and food. Talented exhibitors with unique items for sale. A Cherry Booth, Menomonee Falls Beer Garden, Wine tasting and sale featuring von Stiehl fine wines, including red, white and rose wines. Selection varies from dry to sweet. Food Booths with Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, Nachos/Walking tacos, Homemade bakery, Beverages, Pop's Custard: Cheery Cherry custard, sundaes, root beer floats, Kettle Corn. Raffle. Children's Area with Face painting, bean bag toss and crafts.

Farm Cherry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own cherry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May).  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

  • We will be adding these as we find them;  Please write me, if you know of any to add!

Related Cherry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Cherry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated cherry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated directions about

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