The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce supports the Ellsworth business community and areas beyond, through economic, industrial, professional, cultural, educational and civic initiatives. We embrace our agricultural roots, leveraging the strengths of our region's ag businesses and agritourism attractions for their economic and quality of life benefits. Home of the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, official Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, and the annual Cheese Curd Festival, which takes place each summer in June, and the Pierce County Fair, which is held each August. In addition, you'll find many farm to fork restaurants, orchards, community gardens, vineyards, event barns, and other agritourism destinations and attractions along the back roads, bluffs and valleys of our area.
Feltz's Dairy Store is a dairy retail store with viewing windows where visitors are able to watch the robots milk the cows. We have a children's educational area with a cow carousel and a life size fiberglass cow that the kids can actually milk.
Marieke Gouda is an award-winning cheese handcrafted on our farm in beautiful Thorp, Wisconsin. We are open year-round for tours, cheese samples and dining. Come visit us on the farm! Taste of Summer Event - Last Saturday in July
Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy is the largest single family owned dairy in Wisconsin. The farm was established back in 1946 when John Pagels father Carl Pagel borrowed the money from a neighbor to buy the farm. Since then the farm has stayed in the family and is thriving with many generations to come! Take a tour of the Ponderosa and learn all about the latest innovations in milk production (735 - 750 cows are milked per hour!) and alternative energies. Watch the milk from our cows go to our newly added cheese production plant to create a variety of cheeses. Group Friendly (Motorcoach) destination.
Valley Springs Farm Bed & Breakfast takes you out to the tranquility of the rural countryside. Don & Dorothy Harms welcome you to stay with them at their fourth generation dairy & beef farm. Guided farm tours and beef for sale are available.
The Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The fair offers a unique experience to all who attend. The state's largest agricultrural showcase also features 30 free stages of entertainment, exciting rides and games, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information visit www.WiStateFair.com or /WiStateFair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and /theWIFair on YouTube.