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Save The Date

May 18, 2019

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Do You Enjoy?

Discovering (and drinking!) the best local beers and wines?

Hiking in the woods and soaking up fresh air and sunshine?

Protecting the natural world and giving back to the community?

Doing all those things AT THE SAME TIME?

Then you're in luck! The Frothy Forage is a unique craft beer and wine fest fundraiser where the surroundings are just as refreshing as the drinks. Enjoy three hours of unlimited sampling from some of our favorite local breweries and wineries while surrounded by 379 acres of Riveredge Nature Center's wild Wisconsin. 

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Add in carnival and festival games to compete against your friends in, live music, and delicious food trucks to fuel your adventure. Oh, and did we mention the special beer trek through the woods to our new Sugarbush House?!

The Drinks

Each year, we invite our favorite breweries, cideries, and meaderies to bring the drinks they're most excited to show off to the world! Enjoy three hours of unlimited sampling and meet local producers who are as passionate about the supporting the great outdoors as you!

PLUS, a special bomber auction from our friends at the Wisconsin Beer Enthusiasts! See what rare and hidden gems you can take home at a steal!

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The Beer Trek

This we believe: sampling great drinks surrounded by forests and prairies is awesome. And sampling great drinks IN the forests and prairies is even awesome-er. That's why in addition to all the amazing breweries and wineries available for sampling in our yard, we also open a special Beer Trek through Riveredge's trails!

Waiting for you on the trails? Our incredible sponsors below (stay tuned as we release more!) will have special stations with more great craft drinks on hand for you to sample. Yes, that's right, enjoy a scenic hike and enjoy some delicious drinks while you're doing it. Did someone say "heaven"?  

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The Tunes

When you've got good drinks and good friends surrounded by swaying trees and rippling ponds, the only thing that can make that better is good music! We're excited this year to hear sounds from The Honeygoats and The Milbillies!

The Grub

With a party this big, you're going to need some delectable eats to keep you fueled up. Don't worry, we've got you covered there too with a host of delicious food trucks on site available to purchase lunch from. Whether it's a hot slice of za from Streeza Pizza (called one of the best food trucks in the United States by Bloomberg Business Week, GQ Magazine, and dozens of other national publications), slices from the Riverview Inn - whose pizza is a work of art, mouthwatering traditional and fusion South American food made from scratch by Pedro's South American Food, Yellowbellies made-from-scratch pulled rotisserie chicken sandwiches, or a classic sandwich with all the fixings from Cousin's Subs, there's something for every taste! Finish off your meal with a sweet treat from Cupcake-A-Rhee!

The Tickets

You're not going to miss a party this big, right? Skip the FOMO and buy your tickets now to save some money and claim your spot in all the fun (tickets may sell out). Regular admission tickets are $30 until April 20, $35 between April 21 and May 16, and $40 for last minute tickets after May 16 or at the door (if tickets are still available). 

Full Perks Regular Admission

$35 until May 16

  • Unlimited sampling from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. The event goes until 4:00pm.
  • Souvenir Frothy tasting glass to sample from and take home
  • Access to the special Frothy Beer Trek- - a one of a kind hike through the woods, prairies, and wetlands of Riveredge with special sampling stations along the way!
  • Three great food trucks available to purchase food from
  • All proceeds go straight to restoring and protecting Riveredge's 379 acre natural sanctuary

Designated Driver Admisson

$10

  • Free soda and water throughout event
  • Souvenir Frothy glass to drink soda from and take home
  • Access to the special Frothy Beer Trek- - although you won't be able to sample the drinks on the trail, you can certainly enjoy the natural beauty with friends!
  • Three great food trucks available to purchase food from
  • All proceeds go straight to restoring and protecting Riveredge's 379 acre natural sanctuary

Add On A Morning Tree Climb!

$20 in addition to ticket price (must already have Frothy ticket!)

  • Make a day of it! Enjoy a special adults only pre-Frothy tree climb from 10 AM to 12 PM
  • This definitely isn't your childhood tree climbing- you'll be harnessed in by our professional facilitators and will soon be swinging from the treetops.
  • Once you're done with all the fun, you'll be all signed in and ready to head straight to the Frothy!
  • Only 18 spots available so pre-registration is required!

Parking will take place at Fireman's Park in Newburg (508 Main St, Newburg, WI 53090) with a free shuttle bus service providing rides up the road to Riveredge. Shuttle service begins at 11:30 AM.

Photo ID is required. You can not get a sampling wristband without one!

Questions? Give Riveredge a call at (262)375-2715.

Cancellation Policy: Registrant will be refunded 75% of the registration fee if cancellation occurs up to 7 days (1 week) before the program. Any cancellations within 7 days of the program will not be refunded unless the program is canceled by Riveredge staff.

The Questions

A BEER FESTIVAL? AT A NATURE CENTER? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

Two things. First off, at Riveredge, we’re dedicated to redefining the relationship of a nature center to the community and the relationship of individuals to the natural world. That belief is why we continue to introduce innovative new ways to show people just how easy and enjoyable getting outside can be. Secondly, events like the Frothy allow us to raise money in order keep this one-of-a-kind land healthy and available for generations to come. All proceeds from this event benefit will go directly to the restoration and preservation of our 379 acres of wild Wisconsin.

I KNOW THERE'S DRINKING BUT CAN I BRING MY KIDS TO THIS?

While we're not specifically saying no kids allowed, please note this is definitely an event aimed solely at adults, so there won't be any kid activities or areas planned, and it's not really designed to handle them. Babies in tow shouldn't be a problem, but any older kids would be at the responsibility/discretion of the parent. 

I WANT TO PUT TOGETHER A BIG GROUP TO COME TO THIS. ANY DISCOUNTS?

Already thinking about all those friends you're going to invite? We're offering a 10% discount on all ticket orders of 8 or more. To receive the code for this discount, please contact emakowski@riveredge.us or give us a call at 262-375-2715.

THE OUTDOORS IS AWESOME BUT DOESN'T IT RAIN THERE SOMETIMES?

It sure does! The party goes on rain or shine though! This year, we'll have a big tent in the yard that will both help give shade and serve as rain cover, if needed. If heavy rain threatens, we've also got plenty of inside space we can combine with the tent to keep everyone dry and keep the drinks flowing!

I'VE GOT SOMETHING ELSE TO ASK THAT YOU WEREN'T ABLE TO PREDICT. I WIN!

Dangit! You're a tricky one! We'd love to answer any questions you have - please give us a call at 262-375-2715 or contact Ed Makowski, Riveredge's Communications Manager, at emakowski@riveredge.us

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Our Sponsors

At Riveredge Nature Center, we're so fortunate to have great community partners that underwrite our ability to host events like the Frothy Forage! These companies make it possible for us to work toward the Riveredge mission. Thank you for supporting Riveredge!

Presenting Sponsor

Sampling Sponsors

Frosty Mug Sponsor

Friends of the Frothy