Cadott, Wisconsin: Booya Days

Once a year festival where the large roiling vat of Booya is served by the bowl-full to ravenous Cadott residents and visitors. The concoction might contain chicken, hamburger, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, rutabagas and onions. Or not.
Address:
Main St., Cadott, WI
Directions:
Main Street, 12 miles east of Chippewa Wisconsin on Highway 29, north 1 mile on Highway 27, one block off Highway 27 in the exact center of town.
Hours:
Last weekend in Sept. 9 am - 4 pm (Call to verify)
Phone:
715 289-4253
Admission:
Free.
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Vat of Booya.

Booya Days

On the last weekend of September, the folks in Cadott get together to enjoy a steaming bowl of Booya. This community festival is a great place for friends and neighbors to get together for gossip and catching up. Come on down and enjoy a free bowl of Booya.

What is Booya, you ask? It is a soup cooked in a large pot outdoors over a wood fire stirred with a canoe paddle. Ingredients vary per year, but mostly the soup is made with chicken, hamburger, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, rutabagas and onions. Very tasty.

[Margaret Guyette, 10/14/2011]

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