Fall Cheese Festivals

You don’t need to live in Wisconsin anymore to be a true cheese head! Artisan cheese makers and their festivals are springing up all over the country so if cheese is what pleases you – find a nearby celebration and get in on the tasting. This is the year to go to a fall Cheese Festivals!

The actual art of cheese making dates back thousands of years and can be an interesting process to learn about for the unfamiliar. Often paired with a local winery tasting, cheese festivals can be a relaxing and delicious way to spend an afternoon as a couple or with friends. You’ll hear all about the nuances of aging and the different flavor subtleties between various goat cheeses. Smoked cheeses, fruit and herb flavored cheeses, as well as traditional selections like cheddar will certainly be available. If you’re lucky there might even be a cheesecake cook off to sample.

Whatever you do be sure to bring along a cooler to transport home those delicious wedges you’ll end up purchasing.

Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
The stuff dreams are made of, if you dream about cheese! A grilled cheese and mac and cheese competition at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, with local restaurants battling for the title of Grand Cheezmo! An oompah band will provide the entertainment, brewery staff will be pouring the brews, and your $30 ticket gets you 3 beers, food samples, and a commemorative stein.

Arthur Amish Country Cheese Festival - Arthur, IL - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
Three day celebration of cheese! Eat fair food, sample the free cheese, watch a tractor pull and a parade, enjoy live entertainment, stop by the Amish farm shop, and more!

Fall Fest - New London, WI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Held throughout downtown New London. It features a car and cycle cruise down North Water Street, a kids zone, clowns, fire truck displays, craft booths, live music and more.

Blair Cheese Fest - Blair, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
Features great music, food, games, parade, tractor pulls, cheese chase run, swap meet and more.

Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival - Watonga, OK - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Wine tasting, parade, Great Rat Race (10K, 5K and fun run), Race the Rail (bicyclists), cheese food contest and cheese demonstrations. 2 day pass for ages 13+ is $5.

Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition - Riverbank, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Annual street festival with carnival, arts/crafts, kids rides/games and live music in addition to the wine and cheese.

The Wedge - Portland, OR - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Taste and buy hundreds of cheeses (plus other specialty foods and beverages) from 75+ artisanal producers. Don’t forget your cooler! 21+ event

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