October 12, 2011 – Experience a “Taste of Wisconsin” at Autumn Harvest Fest by Confections for Any Occasion

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Autumn Harvest Fest

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Experience a “Taste of Wisconsin” at Autumn Harvest Fest by Confections for Any Occasion

Free Tasting and Sampling of Wisconsin Foods, Fare and Flavor for the Family

Theresa, Wis., October 12, 2011— Reap the bounty of fall harvest with a free tasting of local foods and flavors celebrating all things Wisconsin with Autumn Harvest Fest at Confections for Any Occasion in Theresa, Wis.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd, this specialty chocolate shop and restaurant welcomes the entire family to sample local, award-winning artisanal cheeses, sausages to chocolates and wines.

Wisconsinites of all ages can indulge in homegrown fall favorites from soups and sodas to beer bread and beer chips to wines produced locally.

“Enjoy the ultimate gourmet tasting experience featuring more than 20 local foods to sample,” says Joel Bernhard, owner and candy maker of Confections for Any Occasion. “It’s a family event that has something for everyone including the finest wines, artisanal cheeses, specialty chocolates, cranberries, caramel apples, award-winning sausages, soups, dips, jam, jellies, microbrews and many other food samples from across Wisconsin.”

While tasting local foods also experience firsthand the art of chocolate making, learn new recipes and shop for great Wisconsin foods to entertain family and friends this fall. In addition, receive a free gift with purchase of a Sprecher Brewery 4-pack beer or soda.

The free tasting and sampling of Wisconsin foods will feature more than 20 favorites, including:

• Award-winning Wisconsin cheeses from Widmer’s Cheese and Sartori Cheese.

• Delectable Wisconsin Wines from Door County, Three Lakes Winery, von Stiehl and more.

• Sausage crafted by Nueske’s and sample popular favorite “Roadkill” a perfectly seasoned, fully-cooked blend of Wild Boar, Venison, Elk, Antelope, Rabbit and Beef.

• Urban Best Sweetened Dried Cranberries — straight from the bog in Central Wisconsin.

• Locally brewed beers and sodas from Specher Brewery.

• Confections for Any Occasion Berry Bogs™ — unique blend of Wisconsin cherries, cranberries, almonds, and luscious caramel, covered in velvety chocolate.

In addition to savoring the flavoring of foods, Alice in Dairyland, Katie Wirkus will be on hand to visit with attendees, sample Wisconsin products and share the importance of why buying and supporting local producers benefits all residents of our state.

For more information on the Autumn Harvest Fest call 920.488.9269 or e-mail chefjoel@confectionsbyjoel.com.

Visit the Confections For Any Occasion by Joel website at www.confectionsbyjoel.com to find unique, one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gourmet chocolates, truffles, toffee, caramels and confections, sure to be the perfect gift for a special someone, event or holiday celebration.


Confections For Any Occasion founded in 2000 by Joel Bernhard, a young blind entrepreneur, is a gourmet showcase of the finest chocolates, truffles and specialty confections. Specializing in uniquely hand-crafted chocolate creations customized personally for holidays, wedding to baby celebrations and everything in between, to one-of-a-kind designed chocolates for a special someone to corporate gifts. Using the finest Swiss-style chocolate and freshest dairy and nuts sourced locally, Joel’s interest in baking and candy making inspired him to become an entrepreneur in the confectionary industry.