Dec. 31, 2021
Community Event, All Ages
Plymouth, Wisconsin –The annual Sartori Big Cheese Drop, is nationally lauded as one of the country’s quirkiest New Year’s Eve traditions. This year marks our 15th annual event as we celebrate Plymouth, WI, the official Cheese Capital of the World. Over the past years, the event has drawn thousands as the community comes together to welcome the new year. The highlight of the event is marked by a countdown and the lowering of a giant wedge of Sartori’s world award-winning BellaVitano® Gold Cheese at 10pm. The event is sponsored by the Sartori Company.
The festivities begin at 8:30pm in the PAC Greatroom with live music by Bella Musik followed by the Honeygoats. There will be a cheese tasting table and a cash bar. This is a family-friendly event! Bring your noisemakers, party hats, cheese hats, etc. and join in the fun! Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and warm up at the bonfire from 8:30 to 10pm. Gift bags of Sartori Cheese will be distributed to the first 250 families in attendance. After the Big Cheese Drop at 10pm, music will continue to 12:30am. A complimentary champagne toast at midnight will be provided to all guests as we ring in the New Year!
Executive Director Donna Hahn said, “the Plymouth Arts Center initiated this popular New Year’s event back in 2007 to pay tribute to Plymouth’s cheese heritage and its thriving industry that exists today. We greatly appreciate the Sartori Company’s generous sponsorship of this event and our organization. We also thank the Plymouth Fire Department for their continued gracious assistance. We wish you and your family very Healthy and Happy New Year!
About Sartori: Sartori, a fourth-generation family-owned company, has proudly produced award-winning, artisan cheese for customers worldwide since 1939. Rooted in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Sartori’s emphasis on a high-quality and handcrafted approach to cheesemaking is a timeless family tradition.
About the Cheese Capital: The national respect for Plymouth was planted in the fact that the price of cheese in the USA was designated at the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange in downtown Plymouth, beginning in 1918. The Cheese Exchange pricing and standards were the platform for cheese pricing until 1956. During these decades Plymouth became known as Cheeseville because of the cheese storage facilities, the processing of cheese and shipping of product throughout the country. Today Plymouth is simply the Cheese Capital of the World with over 15% of the cheese consumed in the US going through the city.
About the Plymouth Arts Center: Established in 1993, as a 501c3 non-profit arts organization, the Plymouth Arts Center is Western Sheboygan County’s leading arts destination. Its celebrated Gallery 110 North showcases Wisconsin fine artists in changing exhibits. The Gift Shop features original art created by PAC members. The PAC offers an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, art classes, chartered bus trips, and special events, i.e. Jazz & Blues Crawl, Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Big Cheese Drop!” The PAC also serves an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and special events. Tour/School groups welcome. Gallery admission is free.
The Plymouth Arts Center is located at 520 East Mill Street, downtown, (at the intersection of Eastern, Mill & North. For more information or to request more information about New Year’s Eve or for a schedule of events, please call (920) 892-8409 or visit the PAC website at: www.plymoutharts.org
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Art, All Ages
Click Here for a Printable Copy of the Spring Tour Guide 15 different venues and over 35 artists await you this spring for the 9th Annual Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour. You’ll have a chance to meet painters, potters, furniture makers; fiber, glass, metal and leather artists, photographers and more. There will be demos, door prizes, and the opportunity to purchase original, fine art directly from the artists who created it. Admission is free!
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Music, All Ages
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Monday, July 17, 2023
Music, All Ages
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