Fall is For Foodies in Northwestern Wisconsin: Part II

The 6th Annual “Taste of Siren” will be held at the Lakeview Event Center, just North of Siren on Hwy 35 on Thursday, September 24th from 5-8pm. Proceeds support the Domestic Animal Wellness Center and Wildlife Rescue. Tickets are just $20 per person or $35 per couple for “Tastes” from local dining establishments and select wine, brewery and beverage businesses! They’ll have raffles, games and auctions along with live music. It’s a fun night and a great way to participate in Siren’s Harvestfest!

If you’re looking for something more “homespun”, you have to check out the 13th Annual Jackson Firefighter’s Chili Cookoff! This year it will be held Saturday, October 10th from 6-9pm. This is always a fun and lively event, with great entries and is at the Jackson Fire Hall at the junction of County Hwy A and C. There is a $5 donation for tasting and no charge to enter. Call Dan at 715-475-8060 if you want to enter. Surely, you have a crazy, good chili concoction you want to unleash and share with the public, yes?

If you’re really in the spirit of food making this Fall, the Farmer’s Market in Siren will have what you’re looking for. It’s in the Tesora parking lot, Saturdays from 1-3pm. The vendors are so friendly and informative about their wares. You can find everything from the traditional varieties of tomatoes to jars of local honey. Sweet! Yes, life is sweeter when you’re Up North! – Wanda Boldon