Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership presents
Fond du Lac Fondue Fest -- peace, love, fondue

September 12, 2015

Join us for our 9th annual Fond du Lac Fondue Fest in 2015!  You’ll want to be a part of the fun.  Mark your calendar and check the website often for all the latest news.

Vendor Applications

2015 Vendor Applications will be available in Spring of 2015

Fondue Fest Brochure

A full listing of Kids Zone activities, music stage performances, and more. 

2014 News

Downtown Fond du Lac’s last big hurrah of the summer is Saturday, Sept. 6.

Part of Main Street will be closed off for Fondue Fest, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual festival includes music stages, food stands, a children’s area, shopping, business booths and, of course, chocolate and cheese fondue.

Admission is free. Food and beverage prices vary.

There will also be a book signing with at least 15 Wisconsin authors at Book World. Other businesses will open their doors and have outdoor displays.

Outside Thelma Sadoff Center of the Arts, Copper Box will close out the festival at 5 p.m. The band specializes in Americana roots and Southern soul. THELMA, located at Sheboygan and Marr streets, will also offer a cash bar and food.

And it wouldn’t be called “Fondue Fest” without fondue. Every year between 70 and 90 pounds of cheese are donated for cheese fondue, according to the Fondue Fest website, Artisan bread has also been provided for dipping, along with cookies for the chocolate. Fondue is prepared and served by Moraine Park Technical College Culinary Arts students.

Bands will provide free live music throughout the day. Vinyl Groove, a rock band that plays 60s through 80s music, will play from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the North Music Stage. From 2 to 5 p.m., roots-reggae group Unity the Band will entertain from 2 to 5 p.m.

As always, the Kids’ Zone will be back for another year. Located on Sheboygan Street, this area provides children’s entertainment, games, activities and photo opportunities.


At least 15 authors from across Wisconsin will visit Book World during Fondue Fest in Fond du Lac on Saturday, September 6.

View the interview: Authors coming to Book World for Fondue Fest

Fondue Fest History

Making a downtown business celebration a Midwest media attraction.

A free family festival celebrating community.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


View more photos from Fondue Fest.

Photograph of 2007 Fondue Fest