Algoma’s annual celebration of the grape arrives this weekend.
Wet Whistle Wine Fest is 5-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 13-14). Admission is free to everyone Friday (although canned food donations to the Kewaunee County Food Pantry are welcome) and $10 on Saturday.
The festival is a collaboration event between the Community Improvement of Algoma and von Stiehl Winery. While wine – red, white, rose, semi-sweet, dry – is the focus, Wet Whistle has something for everyone, including ciders, beer, and soda. Food is also for sale with proceeds benefiting the Algoma Fire Department.
Music is provided by Bazooka Joe from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; Annie Rose Band performs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Big Mouth 2-6 p.m. Saturday.
A centerpiece is the annual grape stomp competition. A Celebrity Stomp Off is scheduled beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Heats for the main event are planned at 12:20 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the Grand Grape Stomp Off at 4:30 p.m.
For more information including a full schedule of events and frequently asked questions, visit vonStiehl.com/events/Wet-Whistle-Wine-Fest.