Think America’s Dairyland and images of cows and cheese inevitably come to mind. So do soft buns wrapped around fat, juicy bratwursts. Wisconsin has a reputation for satisfying travelers’ appetites with foods fresh from the farm, the orchard, the bog and the woods.

Group itineraries that incorporate a food festival add an extra helping of appreciation for the state’s cornucopia of good things to eat. Special events spotlight cheese, bratwurst, cranberries and more. Consider the Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg, Bayfield Apple Festival, Sweet Corn Festival in Sun Prairie or Hamburger Fest and Balloon Rally in Seymour.