Sat. Dec. 31, 2022
Community Event, All Ages
Plymouth, WI - 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 16th annual event as we celebrate Plymouth, WI, the official Cheese Capital of the World. Over the past 15 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. Gift bags of Sartori Cheese will be distributed to the first 250 families in attendance. The event is sponsored by the Sartori Company.
The festivities begin at 8:30pm in the PAC Greatroom with live music by the ever popular 50’s-60’s Tribute Band, II Cool!. There will be a cheese tasting table and a cash bar. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and warm up at the bonfire from 8:30 to 10pm. As this is a family-friendly event, the Big Cheese Drop will be held at 10 PM. Bring your party noisemakers and cheese hats! After the Big Cheese Drop, music and dancing will continue through Midnight. A complimentary champagne toast will be served at midnight!
Executive Director Donna Hahn said, “the Plymouth Arts Center initiated this popular New Year’s Eve event back in 2007 to pay tribute to Plymouth’s cheese heritage and its thriving industry that still 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. Special thanks to Greg and Deborah Heberlein for their assistance. The Plymouth Arts Center sends its best wishes to all for 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 for all ages, chartered bus trips, and special annual events, such as, the Jazz & Blues Crawl Fundraiser, Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns in Fall Color competition and gala, and the nationally acclaimed, “Sartori Big Cheese Drop!” The PAC also serves an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and special events. Tour/School groups welcome. Gallery admission is always free. In celebration of the PAC’s 30th Anniversary, look for an exciting line up of events in 2023!
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
Friday, October 14
Community Event, All Ages
The public is invited to a festive reception and silent auction on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 6pm to 9pm to view the paintings created at Paint the Towns in Fall Color. This free admission reception features live music by Beth Munns, piano, Kate Pearce, bass, Brian Doherty, piano, and complimentary appetizers and desserts. It is a great opportunity to meet the awesome participating Paint the Towns Artists and to bid on your favorite piece of local art at the Silent Auction until 9:00pm. After the reception and silent auction, the unsold works will remain in Gallery 110 North through November 18 and be for sale at a “Buy it Now” retail price.
Nov. 17-27, 2022
Music, All Ages
The Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents “Celtic Christmas” a live musical concert with traditional, contemporary, and religious Christmas music featuring the group Celtic Folk. Six Shows will be presented over two weekends, Nov. 17-27, 2022. Something new this year: two optional catered dinner shows will be offered during the Saturday evening performances. Guests will also enjoy viewing a beautiful Christmas Quilt display by the Kettle Country Quilt Guild of Plymouth during the show.