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Most people may think of cranberries only at Thanksgiving, but not the people of Warrens, Wisconsin. The town’s 40th annual Cranberry Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, a celebration expected to draw 110,000 people. While the focus is on cranberries, the festival has more than three miles of booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, and food. Among the activities offered are educational tours of the nearby cranberry bogs. Each year in the U.S., there are 340,000 tons of cranberries harvested, worth more than $321 million. Massachusetts is the leading producer, followed by Wisconsin. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <>.