Saturday, October 9, 2021

Where the surroundings are just as refreshing as the drinks!

The Details

Riveredge’s Frothy Forage has become the premier outdoor craft beer, wine, cider, and other delectable 21+ drink festival in the area. This unique experience invites partipants to explore the great outdoors by hiking through the forests, prairies and wetlands of Riveredge while enjoying beverages from some of our favorite local purveyors.

All proceeds from the event go toward the restoration and conservation of Riveredge’s 379-acre natural sanctuary.

EVENT LOCATION: Riveredge Nature Center | 4458 County Rd Y | Saukville, WI 53080

PARKING (with shuttle to event): Fireman’s Park | 508 Main Street | Newburg, WI 53090

11:30am shuttle service from Fireman's Park begins

12:00pm sampling begins, food trucks open, music starts

3:00pm sampling ends

4:00pm food trucks close

The Tickets

Full Perks Regular Admission $45/person

  • Unlimited sampling with Frothy souvenir tasting glass to sample from and take home. Must be 21+ with ID.
  • We are currently sold out of regular admission tickets. More tickets may be available as we get closer to the event. Add your name on the wait list to be alerted.

Designated Driver Admisson $10/person

  • Participate in the Frothy Trek & enjoy the event minus the booze. Includes soda, water, N/A beverages and souvenir Frothy glass to take home.

The more the merrier! Share and invite friends through our Frothy Forage Facebook Event.

The Drinks

With all these purveyors lined up, there will be a great variety and something for everyone. Cheers!

If you work with (or know of) a brewery or winery that would still like to get in on the action, please contact

Here is what one of our purveyors from last year said about their experience:


“The Frothy Forage is a truly unique beer sampling event. Few other festivals can rival the scenery and hospitality that Riveredge can offer. With all of the festivals to choose from these days, Frothy Forage is one to circle on the calendar.” - Kristopher Volkman, Founder, The Fermentorium

The Tunes

Entertainment will be provided in partnership with The HomeTown Foundation.

Hometown Foundation

The Eats

With a party this big, you're going to need some delectable eats to stay fueled up. Don't worry, we've got you covered there too. Food trucks will be onsite with scrumptious food available for purchase. Here is a list of who we've secured thus far.


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.

This is an event at which adults can enjoy the revelry of other adults. Nearly every other day of the year, Riveredge is filled with families out exploring the grounds. In this instance, the Frothy Forage is definitely an event intended solely at adults and we want to welcome adults to be comfortable in not having to behave as though children are present. The Frothy Forage doesn't have any kid activities or areas planned, and it's not really designed to handle them. Hundreds of adults will be enjoying alcoholic beverages and behaving as such. It's really not a kid-friendly event. Only attendees ages 21+ are able to sample alcoholic beverages, no exceptions.

It sure does! This party goes on rain or shine though! We'll have multiple structures to 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! As with any hike, we recommend checking the forecast and wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.

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

2019 Frothy Forage Riveredge
Frothy Forage Lowlands


At Riveredge Nature Center, we're so fortunate to have great community partners that underwrite our ability to host events like the Frothy Forage!

We're currently seeking sponsors for the 2021 Frothy Forage. Please contact Katie Burton at for details.