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Fond du Lac, WI – The 10th annual Fondue Fest returns to downtown Fond du Lac Sept. 10, presented by Fox Valley Savings Bank. The celebration includes music and activities for all ages. Moraine Park Technical College’s culinary arts program will prepare cheese and chocolate fondue from more than 70 pounds of cheese and 200 loaves of Artisan bread.
Live music, from country to hip-hop to Broadway, will be featured on two stages at the north and south ends of Main Street, with smaller music spaces scattered throughout the festival.
“With an annual attendance of roughly 20,000 people, Fondue Fest is the largest one-day festival in Fond du Lac. We are excited to welcome everyone to downtown Fond du Lac and hope once they take notice of all the great businesses here, they will return to visit them again,” said Dusty Krikau, Director of Special Events and Communication, Downtown Fond du lac Partnership.
More than 200 art, craft, produce, business and food vendors will be on site to showcase their wares.
New to the festival this year is a community art project in the brand-new Teen Zone on the corner of 1st and Main streets. The Classics Plus Limited carshow will return with more than 20 classic cars on Sheboygan Street. Family fun abounds in the Kids Zone, located on the corner of Sheboygan and Portland streets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fondue Fest also welcomes back the Big Splash and Dash 5K, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County. The race begins and ends at Veterans Park, which will become a prime destination for Pokémon GO at 11 a.m. The park's three Pokéstops will benefit from a constant stream of lures until 5 p.m.
While the festival officially ends at 5 p.m., attendees can find more fun during the Fondue Fest Finale at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, which kicks off with live music by Sonic Circus at 5 p.m.
The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is the administrative arm of the Business Improvement District, which is comprised of 284 businesses, 76% of which are locally owned. The mission of the partnership is to establish a diverse, prosperous and healthy district that is the social, commercial and cultural heart of our community. For information call (920) 322-2006 or visit www.downtownfdl.com.