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Eagle River celebrates 35th annual cranberry fest

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EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) -- Snow didn't stop people from attending the 35th Annual Eagle River Cranberry Fest.

The Cranberry Fest was packed with people ready to celebrate the state fruit.

Some people celebrated by trying some unique cranberry foods. They had cranberry brats, hamburgers, pork and beer available for purchase.

This year, the Cranberry Fest featured the world's largest cranberry cheesecake. It was 100 feet long.

Organizers say the event isn't just about cranberries.

"There's something for everyone to participate in," says Kim Emerson, the executive director of the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.

The festival also has crafts, wine tours and a 5K run.

Cranberry Fest organizers suspect 40,000 people will visit this weekend.

The festival runs through Sunday.

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