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Fondue Fest Schedule

Enjoy a celebration that includes music & activities for all ages.

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Cheese and chocolate fondue is prepared by the Moraine Park Technical College Culinary Arts program. The Culinary Arts program offers students many opportunities to enter and advance in the hospitality industry. Students receive hands-on, practical experience in all aspects of food preparation and production.

Every year, between 70-90 pounds of cheese is melted into a delicious fondue recipe which also features several other ingredients like apple cider. Over 200 loaves of Artisan bread are baked by Tom Endejan and 3,000 portions of cheese and chocolate fondue are sold in one day!

Be sure to make at least one, if not many, stops at the fondue tent on Forest Avenue!

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Three Stages of Live Music


North Stage - Media Sponsor 

9:00   Armchair Boogie
11:30 Kip Jones Trio
2:30   Kal Bergendahl Project


South Stage - Media Sponsor 

9:00  Geoff Landon
11:00  Twang
2:30   Driftwood


Fondue Fest Finale

5 p.m.  The Jimmys


Kids Zone (open 9-2)

The Kids Zone serves up family fun, where kids and families enjoyed food, games and more. Located down Sheboygan Street and in the US Bank Parking Lot, it will be packed with fun!

Activities Include:

  • FDL Urban Adventure Obstacle Course from TNT Adventure and the FDL Area United Way.
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Cardboard Fort Building
  • YMCA Bouncy Obstacle Course
  • Petting Zoo
  • Carnival Games from Grace Christian Church
  • Balloon Animals from Sunshine the Clown
  • Slime Making
  • StoryTime Corner


Fashion Show

Edith's Bridal is celebrating 80 years in business and is celebrating by giving away a trip for two to Las Vegas. Entries and and contest details can be found on their Facebook page. The lucky winner will be announced at Fondue Fest!

Fashion Shows will be in front of Edith's at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m.


BIG Splash & Dash - 5K

Preseted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County

8:00 a.m. Registration in Veteran's Park;
9:00 a.m. Fun Run;
9:15 a.m. Fun Walk

Participants in the Big Splash and Dash 5K will be splashed with water balloons, by some of the “Big and Little” matches in the program, that will be scattered throughout the race! (Participants may opt-out of being splashed.) The race begins and ends at Veterans Park. Come splash, dash, and have a blast!

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Classic Car Show

Sheboygan Street will be feature more than 20 classic cars courtesy of Classics Plus Ltd.


Volunteer Info

Volunteers are needed to help out at the festival. We are looking for help in areas such as:

“Floater” – (Shifts available all day) walk around the festival and note areas that need to be addressed. i.e. Vendor is aggressive, trash is too full, litter in street, etc. Floaters will also probably receive random questions from attendees, so good to be an extrovert!

“Barricade mover” – (Shift from 4:30-6:30) move barricades aside for vendors as they exit and then return them to their position to avoid any public vehicles accessing the festival area before the vendors are torn down.

“Information Booth” – (Afternoon shift available) Provide information at the Information Booth, check IDs and give wristbands, give relief to the one staff person that sits there ALL day :)

“Candid Photographer” – (lowest priority and can be done with any other jobs) take pictures and post them to social media using event hastags #fonduefest2016 and #downtownfdl

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Fondue Fest, please contact the DFP at 920-322-2006 or

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