Cedarburg, Wisconsin is a small town, northwest of Milwaukee, that is a favorite getaway for people in the area, Milwaukee and the Chicago area. The town retains historic charm, with the scenic beauty of the area.
People come to Cedarburg to spend a day in the specialty shops, restaurants, tavern, winery and more. There are frequent festivals and special events to keep everybody busy
Cedarburg looks much like it did 150 years ago, with limestone and cream city brick buildings from that ear, that remain unchanged. The community is committed to landmark preservation. The town was built around Cedar Creek and settle by German and Irish immigrants, who built the dams and mills. The first settles lived in log shanties and the main street was just a dirt road. The railroad came in 1870, and accelerated the growth and prosperity of the town.
Cedarburg’s downtown Washington Avenue area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are over 100 buildings that are historically significant. The Columbia Road Historic District, which is adjacent, is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The Columbia Road Historic District has nearly 130 significant structures.
Visitors to Cedarburg enjoy exploring the Cedar Creek Settlement, in a restored 1864 woolen mill. Shops offers antiques, fine art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, unique gifts and specialty items. There are more than 30 stores, artists studios, restaurants, a winery and a blacksmith. The Cedar Creek Winery gives tours and offers samples.
Cedarburg has frequent special events that appeal to many visitors. There are two main festivals that take place in the summer. The Strawberry Festival takes place in June. the Wine and Harvest Festival takes place in September.
June 23-24, 2007
The 22nd annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Cedarburg. Delightful festival features fun events such as a pancake breakfast, Cedar Creek Winery Tours, strawberry sundae and pie eating contests, clowns, magic shows, kids activities, new quilt museum, hayrides, pet fashion show, hayrides, free music and entertainment throughout the festival and strawberries.
Strawberries are served any way you like. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry wine and fresh strawberries will be popular dishes at the festival. Arts on the Avenue features 250 of the best local and Midwest artists, with thousands of works of arts. The artists will display paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography.
Wine and Harvest Festival
September 15-16, 2007
The 35th annual festival of this popular event celebrates the harvest. The town will be filled with a farmers market, two fine art shows, juried craft and art show, shearing and weaving demonstrations, scarecrow contest, sheep, llamas, hayrides, General Store Museum, apple bobbing, grape stomping and grape spitting contests. Cedar Creek will offer wine tasting and winery tours.
There will be free music and entertainment throughout the festival. The harvest theme will be carried out in the food offered, including steamed corn, caramel apples, caramel apple crepes, cherry crepes, kettle corn, apple cider, turkey legs, brats, burgers and more. The Farmer’s market is full of autumn fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants.
A visit to Cedarburg is a time for a pleasant step back in time. The historic town is relaxing to spend a day in.
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