Thanksgiving is upon us, and people around the country are preparing to celebrate with traditions going back generations. In Wisconsin, our traditions often pay homage to our Scandinavian and German influences, our grandparents’ recipes, and our favorite pastimes. Here are nine Thanksgiving traditions that can only be found in Wisconsin.
1. Deer hunting with the family
The alarm goes off hours before sunrise. You pull on layers of warm clothes and your orange hat and vest. You head into the woods with your uncles, grandfather, dad, and cousins. You each climb a tree stand and wait quietly. Everyone returns to the house in time for a late breakfast, ready to spend the day watching football and cooking Thanksgiving dinner.