2 Taste of Wisconsin - A beer & cheese tasting event held on the Saturday of Father's Day in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the Taste of Wisconsin!

Thank you to our sponsors

The 17th Annual Taste of Wisconsin will held the Saturday of Father's Day from noon-4 pm in downtown Beaver Dam. Two hundred feet of tent prevent exposure to weather extremes, live music, and four hours of sampling!


Due to the unpredictable weather lately, we will make every attempt to hold the 17th Annual Taste of Wisconsin in the usual location. In case of severe weather, we have arranged to have the event at the Beaver Dam Family Center at 609 Gould St. Unsure? Check out our social media pages and listen to local media on the day of the event.

2024 Program

Can't find your program during or after the event?
We have you covered! You can download or view the current program online to find your favorites, or help you to remember your favorite beer, wine or cheese. Making it easier the next time you go to the store.

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Tickets are available NOW online at Beerfests.com, at the Chamber of Commerce, Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, and Beaver Dam Food Pride. Follow us on Facebook for more details.

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It's All Inclusive

With each ticket, you receive a souvenir tasting glass, a souvenir program to let you evaluate each beer, wine, and cheese, unlimited sampling of only Wisconsin Beers and Wisconsin Cheeses. PLUS free live entertainment!

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Are you a brewer?

These events work better with the knowledge and the passion of the people who make the beer. Share your knowlege and passion with our attendees.

Need a Hotel?

We take your safety seriously. We have arranged a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Beaver Dam. CALL to make a reservation, and mention the Taste of Wisconsin to get a special room rate.

Hotel Info

We Have Wine!

We have been asked about having wine for the non-beer drinkers. We have added wine! Your ticket gives you the opportunity to sample wine AND beer!

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Souvenir T-Shirt

You can purchase a t-shirt celebrating the Taste of Wisconsin. Go online and order your shirts. Multiple sizes available. Remember women's sizes run a bit small

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Current Location

Due to the popularity, the event will remain across the street from the Chamber in the "Tower Parking Lot". You can enter from Spring Street, or from Center Street (across the bridge), but will need to purchase a ticket before enjoying our awesome event.

taste of wisconsin location map


Get your wristband at the check-in counter located across from the Chamber between the Dragon's Den Lounge and the portrait of Rev. Ordway. Be sure to have your ID and your tickets ready to speed up the process for everyone.

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Standard Ticket

Presale tickets are $45 each and $55 the week of the event. Get your friends together and get the six-pack special. With the six pack special: you get six tickets for the price of five!

Each Standard Ticket Includes:

  • A Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • A Souvenir Program listing with every beer, wine and cheese for you to rate*
  • Access to nearly 100 Wisconsin beers, a sampling of Wisconsin Wines, & dozens of Wisconsin cheeses.

Designated Driver Ticket

Tickets designed for Designated Drivers or just those who want to come and enjoy the cheese and the atmosphere. Tickets are $10 each. Everyone must have a ticket.

Each Designated Driver (DD) Ticket Includes:

  • A Souvenir Program listing with every beer, wine and cheese for you to rate*
  • Access to dozens of Wisconsin cheeses.
  • Free bottled water.
Souvenier Tasting Glass with each full-price ticket

* the program is accurate at the time of printing. Some beer and cheese selections may change due to availability issues.


Tickets are available at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Dam Food Pride, and Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly

They are available online now!


The Characters

Back by popular demand, The Characters is 3-man band from the Beaver Dam area that plays classic rock.

All included with your ticket.

The Characters, Live Music

Each Ticket Includes

  • A Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • A Souvenir Program listing with every beer and cheese for you to rate*
  • Access to nearly 100 Wisconsin beers, a sampling of wine & dozens of Wisconsin cheeses.

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Everyone, Age 3 and older, entering the Taste of Wisconsin area must have a ticket. Either a full-price ticket or a Designated Driver/Cheese Only Ticket. There are no exceptions!



Pets are allowed, as long as they follow these simple rules:
  • All pets must be healed and on a leash no more than six (6) feet long.
  • No retractable/flex leashes are allowed.
  • Pet owners are held responsible for cleaning up their animal waste immediately.
  • No excessive barking or aggressive behavior toward our human or other animal guests is allowed.

Please be considerate of everyone at the Taste of Wisconsin as well as our neighboring businesses. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the pet and their owner being asked to leave the Taste of Wisconsin with no refund of ticket price.


Under 21?

We would never discourage anyone from bringing their family to our event and enjoying a beautiful Wisconsin day, the day before Father's Day. Keep in mind that there will be over 800 people enjoying our fantastic event.

No one under 21 admitted without proper ID or accompanying parent/guardian.



We will provide picnic benches, but not enough for all 700+ people to sit. If you feel you need to sit, you are welcome to bring your own lawn chair. There is space in Rotary Park as well as along the edges of the event.


What About the Weather?

It's Wisconsin, so the weather can change any minute. We have over 200 feet of tenting to protect you from the sun or any inclement weather. The event goes on rain or shine.


Will there be food?

There will be food trucks and booths from food vendors for you to purchase food.

Is there a place to stay?

We have secured a special rate of $129 with the Comfort Inn & Suites in Beaver Dam, just mention the Taste of Wisconsin when reserving your room.