7th Annual Taste of Fennimore
Saturday, March 7, 2020
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the seventh annual “Taste of Fennimore” event:
Saturday, March 7, 2020
from 1 to 5 p.m.
at The Cottonwood Sports Bar and Supper Club
- Regional Beer and Wine Tasting
- Local Meat and Cheese Samples
- Variety of Vendors
- Live Music
The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for vendors to showcase their products and increase awareness about the diverse products available in our area.
The 7th Annual Taste of Fennimore brought together 26 area businesses to showcase a wide variety of food and beverages. More than 400 ticket holders receive a ballot to choose which business was their favorites. This year’s votes came in very close in several of the categories.
Many people commented on how hard it was to only vote for three businesses as all of the sampling for the event were delicious. The Taste of Fennimore is the chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds are used by the chamber for a wide variety of promotional activities in print, radio, social media and website promotion.
This year members of the 2020 Taste committee pledged the first $500 profit toward the new digital community sign project. The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce has a matching grant challenge out to the community to match up to $7500 of community giving. Currently the sign challenge has received $5,766 from community giving. That leaves just $1,844 left to reach the challenge goal.
All funds for the digital sign challenge is being run through Fennimore Area Foundation and are tax deductible. For additional information check online www.fennimore.com or contact the Promotions Coordinator Linda Parrish 608-822-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 People’s Choice Winners:
People’s Choice for Best Eatery (tie vote) – The Lemon Door and The Cottonwood Supper Club and Sports Bar
This category was for chamber member businesses who offer sit-down dining. The Lemon Door served a ham roll-up with homemade pickle on a ciabatta roll sandwich. The Cottonwood Supper Club and Sports Bar served their popular ribs and onion rings.
Regional Favorite Regional Food – Bender’s Foods
Bender’s Foods served their signature smoked cheese curd mac and cheese and smoked BBQ pork bites .
Regional Favorite Beverage – Frank Distributors
Frank Distributors had a wide assortment of beverages which included samples of new beverages like Blue Moon Light Sky, Saint Archer Gold, Truly Lemonade Seltzer and Pabst Hard Coffee.
Thank you to these 2020 Vendors!
- Becky’s Pampered Chef
- Benders Foods
- Bloomington Meats
- Carr Valley Cheese
- Casey’s of Fennimore
- Castle Rock Ridge
- Cottonwood Supper Club and Sports Bar
- Frank Distributors – Blue Moon Light Sky
- Saint Archer Gold
- Truly Lemonade Seltzer & Pabst Hard Coffee
- Friederick’s Family Restaurant
- Hammerand Farms
- Hickory Grove Golf Course
- Hobby Farmer Canning Company
- Karla’s Kitchen
- Milkhaus Dairy
- New Glarus Brewery
- Old School Brewing
- Potosi Brewing
- Second Shot
- SWTC Dining Services
- Spurgeon’s Vineyards
- The Butcher Shop
- The Lemon Door
- Toppling Goliath
- Vesperman Farms Ice Cream
- Wisconsin Brewing
Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!
Community First Bank, Fennimore Times, Frank Distributors, Cottonwood Supper Club & Sports Bar, QueenB Radio, The Shopping News, and Wood Law Firm
Crossing Rivers Health, Divine Rehabilitation & Nursing, MidWest One Bank, Midwest Builders, Peoples State Bank, Southwest Tech, and WebWise Design and Marketing
Braudt Automotive, Carr Valley Cheese, Clare Bank, Fennimore Utilities, Fillback Family of Dealerships, Gundersen Boscobel Hospital & Clinics, Hall Automotive Repair, Hometown Florist, Speedy Mart, Sprague Brothers Tree Service, and Town & Country Sanitation.
Taste of Fennimore 2020 Committee members:
- Ryan Rands
- Ben Wood
- Rex Smith
- Sheila Ruchti
- Daniel Glass
- Randy Place
- Linda Parrish / Promotions Coordinator
The FACC Taste committee members would like to thank everyone who helped to make this Chamber fundraiser a huge great success, from the sponsors to all of the vendors who brought an array of different types of food and beverages. We could not have done this without such great teamwork. Proceeds from Taste are used to help support community activities like Fun Fest and promotion of the community and businesses in local and regional promotional materials.