Monday, October 21, 2013

Did you know Wisconsin is perennially the top cranberry producing state in the nation? I just learned that and so much more when I went on the Splash of Red Cranberry Tour less than 20 miles south of Marshfield in our neighbor Pittsville.

The day started at 9:00 AM with an interesting video presentation about the cranberry industry and how it started. Cranberries get their name because people thought the blossom of the fruit looked like the head of a Crain and "Crainberry", became "Cranberry" over time. This is not your ordinary tour as it is led by Future Farmers of America students who have taken a special class only offered in Pittsville on Cranberry Science. We loaded on to busses and went out to the fields where we witnessed how the berries are harvested and the special equipment and techniques used to pick them. Next was the factory where they are collected and rated on quality and weighed. Last but not least a great home cooked meal with cranberry as the star of the meal and one last round of questions. The students were so knowledgeable about this little berry even when we tried to stump them with tough questions such as what is the difference between a white and red cranberry?

 To find out this answer and more there are two  trips left scheduled  this year in October, so call them now or plan for your adventure next year. Please see the info below...

Splash of Red Cranberry Tours

Pittsville High School, 5407 1st Avenue
Pittsville, Wisconsin
Phone: (715) 884-6412
The Pittsville FFA along with students from the Cranberry Science Class will be giving this 2 ½ hour cranberry tour to help pay for student scholarships, trips and many more activities. The tour includes: several different area marshes, the opportunity to pick fresh fruit from the vine, harvest observation, lab tours along with cranberry cleaning and freezing. After the tour there will be a scrumptious lunch with special cranberry treats. Reservations are required, call (715) 884-6412. Tours offered 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2013 (harvest/weather permitting).

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Summer fun in Marshfield is on the way, Come visit us!

The Convention and Visitor Bureau and Marshfield Chamber of Commerce & Industry have been on full speed ahead this May in planning mode. With the nice weather comes all the fun outdoors and festivals Marshfield is known for.  I'd like to take a minute to highlight some of the good times to be had in town in the coming months.

We will kick off the June with our annual Dairyfest Celebration June 5th-8th:

  • New items this year Puttin' Downtown Mini Golf, Community Garage Sale, Vox Concerts in Columbia Park
For more details see the link below...

Make sure to make it to the Zoo the following weekend

Join us Father's Day Weekend!
Friday night,
June 14th, is Blues in the Zoo with the Lorenzo Menzerschmidt Band.  Free music from 5:30-9:30 pm.  Food, beer tent, silent auction and 50/50 raffle to support Wildwood Zoo.
Saturday, June 15th is Zoofest from 10 am - 2 pm.  Live entertainment with David Stokes, petting zoo, kids games, food, zoo store and more.  $5/family suggested donation.  Food and zoo store separate.
Saturday, June 15th- Sunday June 16th is Camping with the Critters The only night of the year you can pitch a tent and camp at the zoo!  Live entertainment, fish races, campfire, evening snack and breakfast provided. 
$12/person ($10 for zoo society members).  Call 715-384-4642, ext 0 to register.

Next up is the National Fur Takers of America National Rendezvous

Marshfield Fair Park

Demonstrations, contests, auctions, raffles, tailgaters and fur-related items for sale. Don't miss the skillet toss and barefoot bear trap contests!
For general information or dealer inquiries, contact Chris at 920-822-3427.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hello Marshfield Area & Visitors,

I can't believe it has already been over a month since becoming the Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful as I learn more about the community and all the great things Marshfield has to offer to it's residence and visitors.

With all the snow starting to melt and the temperatures starting to rise I can honestly say spring is in the air and I feel like I'm defrosting:) So you might run into me at some of my favorite outdoor attractions soon :

The Wildwood Zoo & Park -  Come Visit Blizzard the Arctic Fox

Shopping on Historic Main Street Marshfield -

 Disk Golf - Course Map North Wood County Park

This is just a start to all of the fun spring and summer activities I am looking forward to. Please comment with what you are looking forward to that's on your mind as the weather permits.

If you haven't already, please look at our Events Calendar page for a trip to Marshfield if you are traveling from outside the area for a weekend getaway.

 Last but not least, the  2013 Best of Marshfield survey is here. Vote Now!

Thank you,

Matt McLean
Director - Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau


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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Calling All Polka Lovers!

Marshfield will soon host the annual Dance & Romance Weekend, where couples come to celebrate with their sweethearts and enjoy the best polka music around.  This year's entertainment is top notch:  Squeezebox with Ted Lange and Mollie B from the Mollie B Polka Party, Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo, Polka Generations, Polka Pak, and The Buffalo Touch. 
Not only is this event jam-packed with great entertainment, the atmosphere, food, and value is what makes this event popular among polka lovers year after year.  As a bonus, the first 25 couples to arrive on Friday will receive a complimentary VIP bag! 
To see additional details about this event, click here

Join us in Marshfield, Wisconsin on February 8th & 9th.  Kick up your heels and enjoy the sweet sound of great polka music! 

Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Great Events & Chances to Win Big!

Even though colder weather is approaching, the fun doesn't stop in Marshfield!  We have events that continue through the season and appeal to every age group.  Be sure to attend the Treasures of Tomorrow Quilt Show on October 26th & 27th at East Gate Alliance Church.  We are also excited about the annual Rotary Winter Wonderland event which beings on November 23rd.  Each year, the Wildwood Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland, with over 1,000,000 L.E.D. lights and activities such as visits from Santa, a live Nativity scene, carriage rides, and live music.  Be sure to mark this one down as a must see!

1st Place Maple Dessert
Contest Winner
Shirley Derks
1st Place Maple
Syrup Contest Winner
Bauer Valley Maples
Not only can attending events be fun, but the CVB has offered contests where participants have been able to take home cold, hard cash!  At this year's Maple Fall Fest, we crowned three winners in the Maple Dessert Contest as well as the Maple Syrup Contest.  The winning recipes from the Maple Dessert Contest can be viewed by Clicking Here.
Maple Fall Fest will be held on September 14th & 15th in 2013.

If you have a creative talent, you'll be excited to hear about our 2013 Visitor Guide Cover Contest!  The Marshfield CVB is looking for a fresh idea for the Marshfield Visitor Guide, and therefore, we are asking anyone to submit their design for a chance to win $300!!  More information can be found by clicking on the link below, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Visitor Guide Cover Contest  

Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Maple Fall Fest’s 20th Anniversary – September 15th & 16th, 2012!

Throw that sticky bottle of Aunt Jemima out and make your way to Marshfield’s Maple Fall Fest, where you can find everything from maple cheesecake to award winning maple syrup.  Hey, maple syrup producers, bring in your freshest, richest, yummiest syrup to be a contender in our “Best of Fall Fest Maple Syrup Contest”, and grab your chance at winning a cash prize. Syrup isn’t the only thing drippin’ around the Wildwood Park & Zoo during this festival – we are bringing in the 2012 WMSPA Maple Queen - Megan Staats. She will be around Saturday for photos and autographs! We have got all kinds of entertainment sure to amuse all of your 5 senses!

See dance performances from Main Street Conservatory of Dance & Marshfield Youth Ballet.

Hear TriSis, three soul-singers and sisters singing both covers and their own R&B music.

Taste all-you-can- eat mouthwatering regular and potato pancakes topped with melted butter, Wenzel Farm Maple Sausage and Wisconsin’s best maple syrup, and you have an all-you-can-eat meal that will satisfy the whole family.

Feel handmade arts & crafts from national vendors. Be sure to visit the Amish booths with handmade baskets, rugs, fresh noodles and baked goods.

Smell scrumptious desserts in the “Best of Fall Fest Maple Dessert Contest”!

Two days full of fun, activities, handmade crafts and learning, all centered around the theme of Maple, Wisconsin’s signature product! Hope to see you there!
See our Event Brochure here for more info!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Labor Day Weekend in Marshfield, Wisconsin!

Hi All,

Welcome to the Blog of Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau! Whether you are a frequent flyer of Marshfield, or have never had the pleasure of visiting, we're excited you are here.  Marshfield, Wisconsin offers small city charm with Midwestern hospitality. It is a place where you can relax in the beautiful countryside and take a break from your daily routine. With our population increasing, we recognize the importance of keeping our residents and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in Marshfield!

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote awareness of events and happenings nearby to interest all ages.  Here you will find a variety of articles and topics regarding recent news, upcoming events, and Marshfield attractions along with updates from the Marshfield CVB and it’s staff.  We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to all the insights and happenings in Marshfield, Wisconsin! All in all, we invite you come visit, enjoy the many festivals and experience fun for the whole family.

On that note, the Central Wisconsin State Fair is only 42 days away!  The gate admission prices includes general seating to Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, The Guess Who, and The Jerry Schmitt Band – all here in Marshfield, Wisconsin! While at the fair grounds, take a glance at the impressive focal point of the World's Largest Round Barn. The round barn was built in 1916 to house purebred animals in 250 stanchions. The barn is 150 feet in diameter and 70 feet high, and a wonder to behold. During the fair, the round barn is utilized for it's original intent, to display purebred animals during the shows and sales.  

This Labor Day weekend, share a moment of history in the making at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield, Wisconsin!

- Marshfield CVB

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