Is the Festival accessible to persons with disabilities?
The Cheese Curd Festival is held in a natural, outdoor setting. There are various types of terrain throughout the grounds including grass, hard packed dirt, gravel, and blacktop roadways. The festival grounds are at two levels, the upper level is mostly paved at street and sidewalk level. This is where the food trucks, Cheese Curd Central booths, one bar, and the tasting tent are located. The lower grounds in East End Park is a natural (mostly level) grassy area with a paved path, accessible via stairs on the east end of the park, or a road-level pathway near the western tip on Wall Street. In this area you will find the music stages, children’s playland, and 2 of 3 bars. The vendor market is located on Broadway Street.
The festival grounds are large and there are some distances to be covered if you plan to take in all the festivities. As with any natural terrain, rain can impact the conditions.
We have a limited number of designated disabled accessible parking spaces (watch for signs) on a first come first served basis. Disabled accessible portable toilets are also available. If you are capable of boarding a bus, we recommend parking at the Ellsworth Elementary/High School parking lot where the majority of disabled accessible parking and continuous shuttle bus service are available. Vehicles must have appropriate plates or permits to park in accessible spaces. All parking is on a first-come, first served basis.