We have some food and drink announcements to share with you all! Enhancing our Food and Drink program was a big priority for the festival this year and we have some news that we hope excites you as much as it excites us!

The festival would like to welcome several food & drink newcomers – Clear Water BBQ, an Eau Claire smokehouse serving locally sourced meats, Dumpling Darling, an Iowa City Korean-inspired restaurant, and The Marigold, an Eau Claire mobile café. Daryl’s Dog House, Retro Burger/KC Diner, and Shadrach’s Fiery Furnace Traveling Pizza Company among others will also be onsite. (A full list of vendors can be found below.)

Wisconsin favorites returning to the festival for the second year include Eau Claire-based Tutto Bene Wood Fired Pizza, 9 Degrees, which serves Olson’s homemade ice cream, and Pete’s Pops, which peddles ice pops in flavors like Strawberry Basil, Avocado, and Pineapple Jalapeño.

Six Madison-based food carts, including Curd Girl, and Banzo, and six Twin Cities food trucks which include Foxy Falafel and MN Nice Cream will join the festival this year. (A full list of food trucks and vendors can be found below.)

Minneapolis-based Dogwood Coffee will be at the festival with their vintage Zamboni, serving drinks like Zamboni Cold Brew in refillable ice hockey water bottles, Maple Syrup Infused Cold Brew, Almond Milk Iced Lattes, and Drip Coffee.

Eaux Claires is also enhancing its beverage program with local, national, and international brewers and winemakers. Locally loved Leinenkugel will return to the festival with their Summer Shandy, Original, and Light brews. Eau Claire brewery The Brewing Projekt will serve Gunpowder IPA. St. Paul’s Summit Brewing Company will serve Extra Pale Ale, Saga IPA, and Session IPA. California-based craft favorite Lagunitas will pour their Pilsner and IPA and Danish brewer Mikkeller, one of the highest rated and most sought after brewers in the world, will pour a specially craved pale ale called Eaux Henry! Eaux Sally! The festival will also welcome local winemaker Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard’s semi-sweet red Fionnrua and semi-sweet white Northern Lights varieties.

VIP offerings for Enhanced Chippewa ticket buyers will be announced in the weeks to come. We hope you are as excited about this as us!


9 Degrees (Eau Claire, WI)

Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Mocha Mud Pie Ice Cream

Clear Water BBQ (Eau Claire, WI)

Pulled Pork

Pulled Brisket


Conley’s Ice (St Louis, MO)

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade

Shaved Ice

Croix Valley BBQ (River Falls, WI)

Pig Wings

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Daryl’s Dog House (White Bear Lake, MN)

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Dogwood Coffee (Minneapolis, MN and Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN)

Zamboni Cold Brew

Maple Syrup Infused Cold Brew

Almond Milk Iced Lattes

Drip Coffee

Dumpling Darling (Iowa City, IA)

Pork, Beef, Veggie, and Tofu Steamed Dumplings and Bao Buns


Spicy Edamame 

Fat Rice Noodles with Red Pepper Sauce 

Jonny Pops (St. Louis Park, MN)

All-Natural Frozen Fruit and Cream Pops

KP Katering (Chippewa Falls, WI)



Cheese Curds


Pete’s Pops (Milwaukee, WI)

Strawberry Basil Pops

Avocado Pops

Pineapple Jalapeño Pops

Chocolate Sea Salt Pops

Retro Burger / KC Diner (Elk Mound, WI)

Fresh, Quality Beef Burgers

Hand-Cut Potato Twisters on a Stick

The Marigold (Eau Claire, WI)


Veggie, Southwest, and Italian Wraps

Shadrach’s Fiery Furnace Traveling Pizza Company (Orlando, FL)

Neopolitan Style Pizza 

Toppers Pizza Food Truck (Menomonie, WI)

French Fried Onions Pizza

Oven-Roasted Tomatoes Pizza

Mac ‘n Cheese Pizza

Tater Tots Pizza


Tutto Bene Wood Fired Pizza (Eau Claire, WI)

Pizza Margherita

Sausage Mushroom Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Vegetarian Pizza



Banzo (Madison, WI)

Falafel Pita Chicken and Beef Skewers

Falafel Balls

Hummus and Pita

Hand Cut Chips

Homemade Baklava

Curd Girl (Madison, WI)

Fried Cheese Curds with Gourmet Sauces

Layla’s (Madison, WI) 


Rice Bowls


Melted Craft Grilled Cheese (Madison, WI)

Chef-Designed Sandwiches and Sides

Slide Food Cart (Madison, WI)

Pulled Pork Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooked Sirloin Sliders

Fried Sweet Potato Slices 

Taqueria Sabor Querétaro (Madison, WI)





Rice and Beans



Foxy Falafel Food Truck (Twin Cities, MN)

Pulled Lamb Sandwich

Falafel Sandwich

Spicy Fries

Hummus and Pita

Gastrotruck (Minneapolis, MN)

Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork

Grassfed Beef Brisket with Horseradish Slaw

Black Bean Burger with Apple Jalapeno Relish

Kabomelette (Twin Cities, MN)



MN Nice Cream Food Truck (Twin Cities, MN)

Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream Cones with Toppings

O’Cheeze Food Truck (Twin Cities, MN)

BACHN Grilled Cheese:  bacon, apple, walnuts, honey, fontina cheese

COBR Grilled Cheese: Chipotle pulled chicken, bacon, ranch sauce, pepper jack

Not So Classic Grilled Cheese: Dubliner Irish Cheddar, Havarti, cheddar

Potter’s Pasties Food Truck (Twin Cities, MN)

The Traditional Meat Pie: minced beef, carrots, potato, onion, gravy

Thai Veggie Pie:  Potato, carrot, spinach, ginger in red Thai coconut cream sauce

The Pig Pie:  Braised pulled pork, apples, onion, coriander

Rhubarb Lemon, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Sweet Pies



Leinenkugel (Chippewa Falls, WI)

Summer Shandy

Wisconsin Red Pale Ale




Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Eaux Henry! Eaux Sally! Pale Ale

Summit Brewing Company (St. Paul, MN)

Extra Pale Ale

Saga IPA

Session IPA

Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)



The Brewing Projekt (Eau Claire, WI)

Gunpowder IPA

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard  (Chippewa Falls, WI)


Northern Lights 

Let’s Break it Down

Over the course of the campaign we will be sharing content on our social media platforms and the Eaux Claires website—these posts will include many different actions to encourage and support voting. Key to success and central to the message: Act now; don’t wait until the last minute.