Saturday, September 9, 2023
With an annual attendance of more than 25,000 people, the 15th annual Fondue Fest comes in as the largest event in downtown. Three stages with all genres of music playing all day, a huge Kids Zone, art and craft vendors, Farmers Market vendors, cheese and chocolate fondue provided by MPTC Culinary students, car show and finale shows by Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts and Fat Joe’s Burgers and Brew.
Fondue Fest gives the downtown the opportunity to show their endurance, the strength of their friendships, and a chance to celebrate community in the downtown. Fondue Fest continues to be Fond du Lac’s largest one-day festival.
Cheese and chocolate fondue is prepared by the Moraine Park Technical College Culinary Arts program will be available at 10:00. 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.