Wet Whistle Wine Fest offers award-winning wines, a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches, & live music! It isn’t the 2,000 visitors smiling all the time that’s weird. Nor is it the trombonist standing in a grape-filled barrel while playing an amazing riff, nor the people with sticky purple feet dancing onstage. This is normal at a wine fest and to be expected. What’s odd at Wet Whistle Wine Fest are all the costumes. We don’t ask anyone to show up dressed as wine bottles, or happy nuns who love Naughty Girl wine. These are just a couple examples of Wet Whistle Wine Fest goings-on that we just couldn’t make up. Don’t take our word for it… come to the wine fest and see it for yourself!
Free admission, but canned food donations for Kewaunee County Food Pantry are welcome! All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Live Music by Fire on High • 5–9pm
Specialty Foods • 5–9pm
$10 Admission. All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Live Music provided by Watch Out • 10am–1:30pm
Live Music provided by Conscious Pilot • 2–6pm
Wine Tasting • At Winery, 9am–6pm
Specialty Foods • 10am–6pm
Celebrity Stomp Off • 11am & 11:20am
Grape Stomp Heats: 12:20pm, 1:30pm & 3pm
Grand Grape Stomp Off • 4:30pm
Need a place to stay? Visit the Algoma Chamber of Commerce for lodging and a list of other great things to do while in town for the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
We currently do not sell advanced tickets for this event.
Can I bring my pup to this event?
This event brings in thousands of people, for your pups safety we are not allowing dogs inside the event grounds. The only exception is for service dogs.
How do I get to stomp?
Due to many individuals wanting to be a part of the grape stomp, we have a random drawing system in place to pick those lucky individuals. You will need to be present to get your chance. The grape stomp heats are 12:20pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. With our Grand Grape Stomp Off at 4:30pm.
This looks fun, can I be a vendor?
As of 2017, we no longer have vendors at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.
Are carry-ins allowed?
Food and drink carry-ins are not allowed, as this is a fundraiser for the Community Improvement of Algoma. Food proceeds are donated to the Algoma Fire & Rescue Department.
Who’s running this show?
It’s a collaboration among the Community Improvement of Algoma and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at email@example.com.