When curds from the world-famous Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery are your main ingredient, you can’t go wrong.

Get your Deep Fried Cheese Curds at Cheese Curd Central

Located on Wall Street’s Food Truck Alley, festival attendees can get their fill of both fresh and hand-battered deep-fried curds and gourmet dipping sauces at the festival’s Cheese Curd Central booths! Both Cheese Curd Central booths will be serving up fresh and squeaky cheese curds three ways this year:

  • Classic Deep Fried: Hand-dipped in beer batter and fried just like the ones you love at the state fair. Dip them in your favorite sauces from the Dipping Sauce Stations.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Curds: If a cheese curd and a mini donut had a love-child, this would be it. They were invented here and the Cheese Curd Festival is the only place you can get ’em. Don’t miss out–they’re so good, they’re addicting!
  • This year’s exclusive flavor – Introducing this year’s Cheese Curd Festival signature cheese curd flavor – Garlic Dill! Bursting with the savory flavor of garlic, the refreshing tang of dill, and the creamy goodness of cheese, these curds are going to knock your socks off (in a good way)! Coated in a famous crispy batter, they’re fried to golden perfection and accompanied by a ranch dipping sauce. Available exclusively at the 2024 Cheese Curd Festival, these are not to be missed!

Food Trucks

We’ve got a great line-up of food trucks again this year! Each vendor will have at least two signature cheese curd items on their menus.

  • Richie’s Cheese Curd Tacos
  • Holy Donuts
  • Smokey Treats BBQ
  • Regal Quesadillas & Philly Cheese
  • Kannel’s In-Hog-Nito!
  • The Hungry Badger
  • Lil Ferrucci’s Kitchen
  • Smack Daddy Gourmet Grub
  • Wok this Way Crisp
  • Jakarta Café – Rolled Ice Cream
  • Rolling Roaster Gourmet Corn on the Cob
  • What’s your Scoop?
  • Al & Mrs. Al’s Kettle Corn
  • Olson’s Corn Dogs & Fritters
  • Grandma’s Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (Regular & Gluten-Free)



When you’re gettin’ your curds on, you’ve got to have an ice cold something in the other hand! Festival guests will find a variety of perfectly chilled beverage options at the Festival bars. From wine and beer to soda and hard ciders, you’ll find the perfect beverage to compliment all the amazing cheese curd dishes and Sconnie BBQ along Food Truck Alley.

You’ll find a festival bar among the professional food vendors on Wall Street’s Food Truck Alley. Another festival bar is located within the park grounds under the pavilions, conveniently located near our point musical stage.

In addition to a selection of domestic beer, sodas, and bottled water, wine, hard cider, and craft beer are among the beverage options available at the festival this year!

Featured Craft Brews: A variety of regional craft beers will be available!

  • New Glarus Spotted Cow
  • New Glarus Totally Naked
  • Hop N Barrel Lemon Breaker Shandy
  • Lift Bridge Mango Blonde
  • Earth Rider Tap Shack
  • Central Water False Springs
  • Brewing Projekt Gunpowder

Featured Wine: Wisconsin’s own Wollersheim from Prairie du Sac, is the oldest winery in the state. Choose from two of their award winners in mini bottles:

  • White: Prairie Fumé – American Seyval Semi-Dry Wine, so refreshing for an afternoon of music in the park.
  • Red: Prairie Sunburst Red – Wisconsin Marechal Foch Dry Red Wine, pairs deliciously with woodfired pizza and other popular festival foods.

Featured Hard Cider: Maiden Rock Honeycrisp Hard Cider made right in our own backyard in Maiden Rock, WI. It’s a natural semi-dry hard apple cider. Like the apple that is its namesake, Honeycrisp Hard is distinctive, snappy, and sassy.

Don’t forget about the Corks & Kegs Tasting Experience! This popular event is a happy hour like no other. Your ticket grants you entrance to unlimited sampling and light appetizers during the events. Tickets can be purchased online.