Visitors are pouring into Eagle River in time for Cranberry Fest. This weekend’s event is expected to draw 40,000 people to the area.
Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Emerson says planning the huge event takes all year.
“So when it’s over I start over on the next year. And you’re getting all of the things lined up – the cranberries, the craisins, the marsh winery tours. All of the different integral parts that help make the festival so special.”
My town of Eagle River has a population of 1398. If our town’s population were a year, we’d still be in the Middle Ages. So it’s that much more amazing that every year 40,000 people show up on the first weekend of October for Cranberry Fest. 40,000 people drive across the state and beyond to engage in a frenzy over a little red berry that hardly anyone eats raw.