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Willy St. Co-op Workshops

Willy St. Co-op has a plethora of classes on cooking and nutrition, plus free films, lectures and food demos. Check out their calendar for both East and West locations.

Madison & Middleton


Carr Valley Cooking Classes

Carr Valley Cheese cooking classes are offered monthly and taught by renowned chefs and cooking instructors. Learn more.

Sauk City

Jul 30 - Aug 01

Pig in the Pines RibFest

A pork rib feast and family fun at this unique and low-cost community event in the northwoods. 11:30am-10pm rain or shine. Learn more.

St. Germain

Jul 31 - Aug 02

Soil Sisters

With farm-to-table feasts, day-long Tour of Farms and experiential workshops like milking goats or canning salsa, it's a celebration of family farms and rural life, led by women.

Monroe & Brodhead

Aug 01

Dinner on the Farm

Farm-to-table meal served "picnic-style" at Inn Serendipity Inn & Farm. Adults will be greeted with a locally brewed beer. Farm tour, live music, lawn games, sunset bonfire. More info.


Aug 01

Start a Food Biz from your Home Kitchen Workshop

Authors & "eco-preneurs" Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko offer this crash course on "cottage food" laws that affect home kitchen businesses & other tips. More info.


Aug 06 - Aug 16

Wisconsin State Fair

A week and a half of fair food, music, agriculture competitions & family fun. See fair info, deals & discounts, & schedule here.

West Allis

Aug 07

Urban Homestead Open House

See how a couple turned their lawn into an urban homestead producing hundreds of pounds of food each year. 4-6pm. Email Claire Strader for more info.


Aug 08 - Aug 09

Mother Earth News Fair

Family-friendly sustainable living event. 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts. Speakers include Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Claudia Lucero, John Ivanko. Learn more.

West Bend

Aug 08

100 Mile Meal

All featured ingredients for this one-of-a-kind local food dinner led by 3 local chefs are produced within 100 miles of Viroqua, WI. More info & purchase tickets here while they last!


Aug 09

Concert in the Vineyard

Enjoy bluegrass/folk music by String Ties while enjoying a bottle of wine and the ridgetop vineyard views. Branches Winery, 3-6pm. $10. Learn more.


Aug 13

WI Historical Society Taste Traditions Dinner

August's dinner and lecture theme will be "Seventh Generation Earth Ethics," with author Dr. Patty Loew. 6:30pm $25pp. Learn more & reserve your space.


Aug 14 - Aug 15

Wollersheim Distillery Grand Opening

Tour Wollersheim Winery's new distillery, taste some newly released spirits, & enjoy food & music on the beautiful winery grounds. 10-4pm. More info.

Sauk City

Aug 15

Coffee Break Festival

Did you know coffee is a big part of Norwegian culture? Celebrate the coffee break with a brew off, samples & vote for your favorite. Plus more family friendly food & entertainment. More info.


Aug 16

Farm to Feast

A meal featuring Chef Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern & Catering. 3pm at Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds. $150. More info & tickets.

Blue Mounds

Aug 17

Farm to Bar Happy Hour

Monthly happy hour benefiting FairShare CSA Coalition includes two special seasonal cocktails based on locally available produce.4-7pm at Gib's Bar.


Aug 19

3-Herb Medicine Kit

Learn 3 simple herbal preparations that cover a surprising number of herbal actions and health conditions. Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Register by Aug. 12. Learn more.


Aug 21

Farm to Table Dinner

5-course meal prepared with organic produce from the gardens at Michael Fields Ag. Institute, tours of the farm & silent auction. 6-8pm. More info.

East Troy

Aug 22

Potosi Brewfest

60 craft breweries, distilleries, wineries & specialty meat & cheeses.  Beer Stein Holding Contest, plus other games, music & food. More info & tickets.


Aug 23

Yum Yum Fest

Enjoy the best food from 20+ chefs, sample wine and beer, great music. Proceeds benefit food education programs for children. Central Park. More info.


Aug 24 - Aug 26

Edible Startup Summit

Ideal for anyone dreaming about starting a local food business or in the early stages of development. Learn more & register.


Aug 26

Tough Perennials

In this evening garden seminar, we'll learn about hardy perennials that will come back year after year in our cold climate. Rotary Botanical Gardens, 6:30-8pm. More info.


Aug 30

Music in the Vineyard

Enjoy a bottle of wine & a wood-fired pizza while listening to local acoustic favorites Dan Sebranek and Mary Cortese at the ridgetop Branches Winery. 2-5pm. $5. Learn more.


Sep 12

Thirsty Troll Brewfest

Sampling event of 25 craft brewers, new homebrew competition, music, & get your picture with Jorgen the Thirsty Troll! Grundahl Park, 1-5pm. More info & tickets here.

Mount Horeb

Sep 12

Good Food Garden Party

An elegant, outdoor, "bistro-style" dinner benefiting Community Groundworks' educational programs. 4:30pm, Troy Gardens. $125. Learn more & get tickets.


Sep 14

Backyard Foraging Lecture & Walk

Learn how to recognize, harvest, and prepare tasty treats from plants you already have around your home. Olbrich Botalnical Gardens. Register by Sept. 3. More info.


Sep 15

Italian Heirloom Vegetables

Walk through the Olbrich Herb Garden & learn techniques for growing Italian heirloom vegetables, the history of select varieties, and recipes. Register by Sept. 8. More info.


Sep 20

Bike the Barns

Ride to local farms around Madison with artisan food prepared by local chefs. Proceeds benefit FairShare CSA Coalition’s Partner Shares program. Learn more & register here

Fort Atkinson

Sep 24

Stinky Cheeses Class

We’ll taste four stinky cheeses whose bark is often much different than their bite. Get it past your nose, and stinky cheese may just become your new favorite. More info & tickets.


Sep 25 - Sep 27

Cranberry Fest

Celebrate one of WI's most interesting local crops at this 3-day festival. Marsh tours, parade, shopping, contests for all ages & plenty of cranberry foods. More info.


Sep 28

Farm to Bar Happy Hour

Monthly happy hour benefiting FairShare CSA Coalition includes two special seasonal cocktails based on locally available produce.4-7pm at Gib's Bar.


Sep 29 - Oct 03

World Dairy Expo

A forum for dairy producers, companies, organizations and other enthusiasts to exchange ideas & knowledge, & many product & animal competitions. More info.


Oct 02 - Oct 11

Fermentation Fest

10 days of tastings, demos, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more in beautiful Sauk County. View the full schedule of events at


Oct 03

Cranberry Public Harvest Day

Come see various stages of the cranberry harvest at the family-owned & operated Wetherby Cranberry Company, 9-11am. FREE. Learn more.


Oct 10

Quivy’s Grove Beer Fest

46 breweries & 100 beers for sampling, food from an outdoor smoke roaster, music. 6261 Nesbitt Road, Noon-5pm. Learn more & purchase tickets.


Oct 18

Pie Palooza

A delicious Sunday brunch of sweet or savory pies baked by area chefs using local products. Includes farm-fresh salad and beverages. More info and tickets.


Oct 19

Farm to Bar Happy Hour

Monthly happy hour benefiting FairShare CSA Coalition includes two special seasonal cocktails based on locally available produce.4-7pm at Gib's Bar.


Oct 22 - Oct 25

Kohler Food & Wine Experience

This interactive culinary event features celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, wine experts & epicureans from around the world. Culinary seminars, tastings & signature festivities. More info.


Oct 22

Virtual Road Trip: Cheeses of Switzerland

Jeanne will introduce you to four of her new favorite Swiss cheeses and tell the stories of Alpine cheesemaking. More info & tickets.


Oct 24

Global Tapas: Chef Jacqueline Singleton

In this Carr Valley Cheese Cooking Class, the chef creates generous, multi-course tastings from his/her menu. 2 glasses of wine + go home with the chef's recipes! See menu & register here

Sauk City

Nov 06 - Nov 07

Women, Food & Ag. Network Conference

"Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food" is the theme for this year's conference. An excellent experience for women farmers and food advocates. Learn more.

Davenport, Iowa

Nov 07

Madison Herb Society Herb Faire

Learn about the many uses for herbs, from cooking to medicine. Workshops, cooking demos & more. FREE. Olbrich Botanical Gardens. More info.


Nov 19

Ruby Nouveau Release & Tasting Party

Join Wollersheim Winery's tapping of the 2014 Ruby Nouveau barrel on 11am, or taste the wine with music, cheese and sausage on 11/21 from 10am-4pm.

Prairie du Sac

Nov 28

A Vintage Christmas

Experience old world charm as you taste Wollersheim wines paired with festive foods & find unique gifts while carolers set a holiday mood. Free. 10am-4pm. Learn more.

Prairie du Sac

Dec 02

Gladdening Herbs for Winter Blues

Learn what herb is considered the "gladdening herb" and other safe, effective herbal remedies for the winter blues. Olbrich Gardens. Register by Nov. 25. More info.


Jun 04

Cows on the Concourse

Meet & greet dairy cows, baby calves - and their farmers! - at the Dane County Farmers' Market to kick off June Dairy Month. Free! More info.


Jun 18

Mad City Vegan Fest

Where curious omnivores to longtime vegans can enjoy delicious vegan samples & find information on protecting animals, the environment, and health. More info.