Carnival Deer Processing Celebrates Its Opening

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Algoma, WI November 22, 2021: Carnival Deer Processing Celebrates Its Opening

Carnival Deer Processing and the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of this new business on November 22, 2021.

Ken Weinaug, Executive Director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Carnival owners Jan and Kevin Guilette to the Algoma business community and welcomed the addition of another diverse business venture to the area.

Jan briefly discussed the previous uses of the location at N9153 Cherry Tree Drive, Algoma, as the Ahnapee Brewery and the Carnival Guernsey Dairy from which the current business’ name was derived.

Having opened last Saturday, Carnival Deer Processing is already busy during the current season with customers dropping off their hunting results before and after the ceremony and they expect to be busy throughout the rest of the gun and bow hunting seasons. Kevin discussed other potential business expansions in the future as well.

The event culminated in a formal ribbon cutting conducted by Kevin Guilette with team and family members of Carnival Deer Processing and members of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors observing.

About Carnival Deer Processing

Carnival Deer Processing was started in 2021 by Kevin Guilette and family. We have been skinning, cutting and packaging our own venison with family and friends for over 15 years. Over the years, more and more fellow hunters came to us for help. It was time to officially start our own business and fill a need in our community.

You might ask, why Carnival? Is it because folks who eat venison are CARNIVores? Clever, but no. Is it because carnivals have games that involve shooting fake guns at targets? Slightly plausible, but also no. Before us, our building was most recently home to Ahnapee Brewery. But it was originally built for the Carnival Guernsey Dairy, which operated there for about 40 years.

This building made for an ideal location for venison processing. It has a large walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. The building was created to be sanitary, whether it was producing ‘Grade A’ milk, or bottling specialty brews.

Learn more about Carnival Deer Processing at

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