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Marathon County to Skip Ginseng Festival in 2019
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/08/2019

Organizers of the annual International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival in Wausau say they are not planning to hold their event in 2019, but will instead hold the celebration every other year going forward.

Carly Hanney of the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau, which spearheaded the festival in 2017, says the industry is facing difficult times because of the trade war with China. She added that it takes a lot of effort and money to put the show on, so the decision has been made to host it biennially started in September 2020.

The festival is held in downtown Wausau, featuring ginseng food and drink samples and many other products.

Marathon County is among the nation's top produces of ginseng and is known around the world for its quality ginseng products.

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