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Butcher Block Party
August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like the sound of beef sizzling on the grill – and that is exactly what the Wisconsin Beef Council and Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center have teamed up to celebrate on August 8. From 10am – 2pm, the event will welcome adults and children to the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Educational sessions about purchasing local beef and cutting steaks will highlight the event. Local beef farmer James Downey and beef processor and retailer, Newton Meats, Inc., will together discuss the ins and outs of buying quarters or halves of beef from your farmer, working with the beef processor to place your order and together answer any questions attendees have along the way. Dave Tredinnick, retail meat cutter at Metcalfe’s Market in Madison, Wisconsin, will provide a hands-on beef cutting demonstration, breaking down primal beef cuts into popular cuts typically found in the supermarket.
While parents attend the live presentations, kids can stay busy with rides on the cow train, a coloring station, photo booth, ‘beef’ up their muscles with a farm workout and more.
Event attendance is included with the purchase of admission to the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center for the day. Admission prices are as follows: Adults – $16, Seniors (62+) – $12, Youth (4-18) – $8, and ages 3 and under are free. Attendees can enjoy the Butcher Block Party and explore the many activities and exhibits found within the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, including interactive exhibits, gift shop, tours of the Grotegut Dairy Farm and the popular Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn.