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FAQ'S

What is the entry fee get into any of the festivals?

We are FREE  to all visitors! There may be nominal fee to participate in certain contests and events, but participation is at your discretion.

 

What should I know before I head out to any of the festivals?

For the safety of our patrons Festivals has instituted the following policies:

  • NO PETS - see more information below. 

  • In compliance with the State Health Department, no non-Festival food, alcohol, and other drinks are permitted within the Festival grounds.

  • Be respectful of the fine artists showcasing their original works, no photography of Fine Arts without permission.

  • Strollers are permitted but you should be aware that you may be presented with challenges when navigating through the huge crowds on Washington Ave. and side streets.

 

NOTE: Cedar Creek Park is our NEW venue adjacent to Washington Ave. It is a family friendly festival spot that away from the crowds. The park will have kids play area, food trucks, artisan vendors, live music, kids amusements, shady areas, and public restrooms.

  • The events are handicapped accessible and there is handicap parking, but we do not have wheelchair rental available.

  • Alcoholic beverages are served only to those 21 years of age or older.  No hard alcohol is allowed as carry out on the street from bars/restaurants. NO carry-ins are allowed.

  • Police presence will be throughout the festival for public safety. 

 

Can I bring my pet(s) to the festivals?

We DO NOT ALLOW PETS within the festival footprint at Strawberry Festival, Wine & Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest- this is for safety reasons. Per City of Cedarburg ordinance Sec. 7-14-1 of the Festivals Celebration Permit: Prohibition of Animals, pets are not allowed in the festival grounds or Cedar Creek park for special events. Non-service animals will be asked to leave the event. You can be ticketed by the police if you are in violation.  

I would like to vend at your event, how do I go about doing that?

We accept various vendors at all of our events. Please go to the drop down menu under 'Applications' and choose the festival(s) you are interested in for more information/applications.

 

How is the festival footprint structured at Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival?

The Festival footprint encompasses Washington Avenue from Bridge Road to Western Avenue and includes Mill Street, Turner Street, Columbia Avenue, and Cleveland Road. Cedar Creek Park is a family friendly satellite location for both Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival.

How can I join in?

Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc. is always looking for volunteers to help at our events.  Please click HERE to complete the form and we will contact you will upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

 

Where can I find more information when I am at the festivals?

Stop by an Information Booth to pick up the official Festival Schedule of Events. Information booths are usually located at the main entrance to the festivals at Bridge St. and Washington Avenue and at Mill St. and Washington Avenue. Schedules are also available at the stores throughout Cedarburg.

 

Where is parking and handicap parking?

At Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival, limited handicap parking is available on Hanover Avenue at Mill St. and on Bridge Road at St. John. Street. Parking around the festival is free and the two-hour parking limit is lifted during festival weekends. Additional parking locations are available with information soon!

 

At Winter Festival and Oktoberfest the streets are not closed, so street parking is available, as are any handicap spots that are there daily. The two-hour parking limit is lifted on festival weekends.

 

Who benefits from the money that the Festival organization makes at a festival?

Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and is responsible for the planning and infrastructure of each festival. We use revenue towards our organization and sustaining the Festivals of Cedarburg. Additional profits benefit partnerships with local non-profits & groups. 

 

If we're coming from out of town where can we find a place to stay?

The hotel and B&B's fill up quickly so make reservations early.  Go to our Accommodations page.

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