Friends of Wehr present their 12th Annual

Groundhog Day Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Saturday, February 4 , 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm

Do you think your chili is THE BEST chili around? You are invited to match your skill and favorite (secret, of course) chili recipe with others of your ilk at Wehr Nature Center’s Groundhog Day Chili Cook-off. And the best part is, you get to take home a blue ribbon and have bragging rights to share with your family, friends, and the whole neighborhood if you win.

To be a chili cook, you must register. Call 414 425-8550 by Monday, January 30th and then bring six or seven quarts of your fabulous ready-to-serve chili to Wehr by 5:00 pm on February 4th. Registered cooks get their meal FREE.

Join the fun as a chili taster. Purchase a ticket online to partake of the MOST FABULOUS chili around. You will enjoy samples of all the chilis before voting on your favorite to determine Wehr’s supreme chili cook. Your meal will also include assorted side dishes, corn bread, chili fixings, delectable desserts, and one glass of wine or beer.

Help us raise funds. Bring your wallet and bid at the Silent Auction to discover some great finds. All funds raised by this event will support Wehr’s programs and facilities.

$40 per person, $30 for members of the Friends of Wehr One alcohol drink included, more available for $5 each. (It’s a fundraiser!) Reservations guarantee a space. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

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Cider Sunday

Wehr Nature Center’s Apple Festival!

Sunday October 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Celebrate fall at this family favorite event. This year's event celebrates our Wisconsin apple-growing heritage.

  • Live Music from The Sweet Shieks and The Bluegrass Allstars
  • Tasty apple treats, interactive hikes, pumpkin bowling, great raffle prizes, cake walk, and more!
  • New apple-themed Story Stroll to enjoy as you amble Wehr's trails among the autumn colors.

Cider Sunday is the Friends of Wehr Nature Center's largest fundraiser and supports the center's vision to be a regional leader in providing equitable access to nature. All proceeds benefit the educational programming and land management that help make Wehr Nature Center a natural gem in southeastern Wisconsin.



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