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Play Well, Play Nice, Play Safe Due to home remodeling projects, I’ve given fishing the short end of the rod, eh, stick, these past two spring and summer seasons. The “frozen toezn” 2013 fishing opener Dean S. Acheson didn’t help either. The heart just wasn’t in it. But others were bound and determined that they would not miss the Wisconsin opener no matter the weather or ice conditions. That weekend I photographed a group of guys with their tip-ups on Lake Minocqua - still iced over. They fished smart – lifejackets and an inflatable rubber raft accompanied their initial trips to place tip-ups and check flags until they were confident they had safe ice. I joked to one fisherman that I had the camera set on motor drive in case the ice gave way. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. On a serious note, please wear your lifejacket while boating. Especially the kids. Wisconsin requires one life jacket for each person on board plus at least one Type IV throwable for boats 16 feet or longer (except canoes and kayaks). The throwable must be immediately available, so keep it handy! Federal law also says anyone under the age of 13 must wear a lifejacket whenever an open vessel is underway in federally controlled waters. This is Wisconsin, so it may be naïve to say don’t drink while boating, but know your limits. A designated driver works well on boats, too! Or, save the alcohol until back at your cottage or home. Pick up a DNR boating pamphlet or visit and click to the boating regulations to ensure you’re in compliance while on the water. A few more summer reminders: Wear sunscreen, look out for poison ivy, bring water while hiking, leave baby animals alone (they’re not orphans, moms are nearby!), stay off golf courses and lakes when thunderstorms pass through, learn CPR, know your limits while swimming, and stay between the traffic cones (sigh, will construction season ever end) – and you’ll have a safe and fun summer. Now to the good part: the Northwoods excels in providing visitors numerous and varied pathways to recreation fun. Fishing and pleasure boating are high on the list of reasons that bring people north; others are canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, ATVing, museums, wildlife parks, birding, stock and off-road car races, camping, sight-seeing, relaxing, and unique shops and restaurants. We have them in abundance as well as thousands of lakes, rivers and streams and forests that go on forever. Enjoy your summer in the land they call Up North!

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Region Communities

Lincoln County................. Pg. 20 Marathon County............ Pg. 21 Menominee County......... Pg. 22 Oneida County................. Pg. 23 Polk County..................... Pg. 36 Price County.................... Pg. 37 Sawyer County................. Pg. 38

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Marketing Associates Deb Crass Don Gray Tammy Hollister Nicole Osborn Jody Peterson Greg Wolf Distribution Manager James Haase

Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce 888-475-3386 • 715-747-2801 Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 715-274-2330 •

Barron County

Barron Chamber of Commerce 715-537-5631 • Barron County Tourism 715-537-6200 •

Shawano Country............ Pg. 42 Vilas County..................... Pg. 48 Washburn County............ Pg. 53

Chetek Area Chamber of Commerce H 800-317-1720 • Cumberland Chamber of Commerce 715-822-3378 • Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce H 800-523-6318 • Turtle Lake 800-811-0338 •

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Ashland Chamber of Commerce 800-284-9484 • La Pointe Chamber of Commerce 715-747-2800

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Bayfield County

Cable Chamber of Commerce H 800-533-7454 • 715-798-3833

H Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce H 800-345-0716 • 715-372-8558

Washburn Chamber of Commerce 715-373-5017 • Bayfield Chamber of Commerce 800-447-4094 • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center 715-685-9983

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Burnett County Dept. of Tourism & Information • 800-788-3164 715-349-5999 •



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Danbury Area Chamber of Commerce 715-656-3292 • Grantsburg Chamber of Commerce 715-463-2405 • Siren Chamber of Commerce 715-349-8399 • Webster Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County

Superior-Douglas Chamber of Commerce • 715-394-7716 Superior-Douglas County Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-942-5313 •

Forest County

Forest County Chamber of Commerce • 800-334-3387 715-478-3450 •

H Iron County

Iron County Development Zone Council • 715-561-2922 Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce 866-340-4334 •

Marathon County H

Wausau/Central WI Convention & Visitors Bureau • 888-WI-VISIT 715-355-8788 •

Oneida County

Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce 888-408-4800 • 715-339-4100

Lake Tomahawk Information Booth 715-277-2602 • oniedacountywi. com/laketomahawk/index.shtml

Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce • 715-532-7328

Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce • 800-446-6784 715-356-5266 •

Rusk County Visitor Center 800-535-7875 • 715-532-2642

Hazelhurst Information Center H 715-356-7350 •

Oneida Country Visitors Bureau 800-236-3006 • Pelican Lake Chamber of Commerce H 715-487-5222 • Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce 800-236-4386 • 715-365-7464 Three Lakes Information Bureau 800-972-6103 • 715-546-3344

H Polk County

H Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce

Balsam Lake Village 715-485-3424 •

Langlade County

City of Amery 715-268-7486

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Community Development Corp. 715-627-6384 • Antigo/Langlade County Chamber H of Commerce • 888-526-4523 715-623-4134 •

Lincoln County

Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce 877-907-2757 • 715-536-9474 Tomahawk Regional Chamber H of Commerce • 800-569-2160 715-453-5334 •

Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce • 877-762-2703 715-762-2703 •

Osceola Chamber of Commerce 800-947-0581 • 715-755-3300

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800-222-7655 • 715-483-1410 Falls Chamber of Commerce 715-483-3580 •

Price County H Price County Tourism Department

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Rusk County

Sawyer County

Birchwood Area Chamber of Commerce • 800-236-2252 Hayward Area Chamber H of Commerce • 715-634-8662 Hayward Lakes Visitor & H Convention Bureau • 800-724-2992 715-634-4801 • Stone Lake Chamber of Commerce 715-865-3302 • Winter Area Chamber of Commerce 800-762-7179 • 715-266-2204

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Vilas County

Vilas County Advertising & Publicity 800-236-3649 • 715-479-3649 Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, Inc. • 800-466-8759 715-385-2400 •

H Conover Chamber of Commerce H 866-394-4386 • 715-479-4928

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H Sayner Star Lake Chamber of H Commerce • 888-722-3789 715-542-3789 •

Winchester Chamber of Commerce 715-686-2232 •

Washburn County

Birchwood Area Chamber of Commerce • 800-236-2252

Long Lake Chamber of Commerce 715-354-3533 Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce 715 468-4567 • Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce H 800-367-3306 • 715-635-2168 Washburn County Tourism H Association • 800-367-3306 715-635-9696 •

Upper Peninsula

Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce • 999-464-3242

H Iron County Chamber of Commerce H 906-265-3822 •


Ashland COUNTY Calendar (place your event for $10)

July 6 Ashland – Car Show: 9am to 3pm, Bayview Park. Sponsored by Bay Area Car Club. July 6 Madeline Island – Pedal, Paddle, Plod & Plunge: Bicycling, kayaking, running and swimming event. 888-4753386. July 19-21 Ashland – Bay Days Festival: Bayview Park. Arts & crafts, food booths, cardboard boat races, Battle of the Bands, 5K and 10K Fun run on July 20.

July 21 Ashland – Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon: 715-682-2500 or July 21 Mellen – Penokee Range Classic: 47-mile bike race & tour. 715-274-2330. July 26-28 Butternut – Pioneer Days: Community Park: Arts and crafts fair, carnival, music, horse pulls, Lake States mud racers, dance, fireworks (Sat night), parade (Sun noon). Aug. 3 Ashland – Kids Fishing Party: 715-685-9778.

Accessible Cabin at Copper Falls State Park (MELLEN) – Wisconsin’s state park system is the envy of many other states. Wisconsin parks are numerous, expansive, loaded with amenities and all are well maintained. But too few people know that many of our state parks are designed or have been modified to provide access to people with disabilities. Copper Falls State Park is one of several state parks that have one or more handicap accessible cabins. The 13’ x 13’ rustic cabin at Copper Falls State Park was designed for people with physical limitations that prohibit them from taking part in traditional camping. This cabin has a covered porch, a ramp and railing for easy access. The cabin has three rustic log beds, a small table and electricity. Although cooking is not allowed inside the cabin, there is a nearby wheelchair accessible picnic table and fire ring with a grill. A disabled access restroom and shower building is just a short distance away. The shelter and picnic areas are partially accessible. The cabin rents for $20 a night and there’s a $4 reservation fee. The trail (0.30 mile) around the Copper Falls area accommodates people with disabilities. The overlook above Brownstone Park has a ramp for people with wheelchairs or other disabilities to view the Bad River canyon where the two rivers meet. The accessible trail also follows the cascades of Tyler Forks of the Bad River. A bridge then takes visitors over the water. The sandy beach on Loon Lake has been updated to provide access all the way to the water. Ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of the state’s most scenic parks. For more information or to get a reservation application, call (715) 274-5123. Copper Falls State Park is located on Highway 169, just a few miles northeast of Mellen.

Ashland Breakwater Lighthouse It Once Guided Ore Carriers to Safe Passage

(ASHLAND) – Take a trip along Hwy. 2 through the city of Ashland and you’ll see a symbol of bygone shipping importance, the Ashland Breakwater Lighthouse, currently owned by the Coast Guard. At one time it guided captains of massive ore carriers past the breakwater and into the harbor where Gogebic ore waited to be shipped to the steel mills. The lighthouse is not accessible to landlubbers because the breakwater is not attached to land. Perhaps the best view of the lighthouse is from Bayview Park on Hwy. 2 just southwest of town. Although you can take a boat close to it, the lighthouse is not open to the public. The history of the Breakwater Lighthouse mirrors the days when ore and shipping ruled the economies of cities that hug the south coast of Lake Superior. Construction on the breakwater was begun in 1889 to protect the exposed docks that lined Ashland’s harbor front. It soon became evident that a lighthouse was needed for the booming Ashland harbor, especially after the breakwater was constructed. In 1913, Congress appropriated $25,000 for the lighthouse. Construction began on the structure in 1914 and the lighthouse was finished and put into operation in 1915. Its light was visible to ships 16 miles out to sea. The white, reinforced concrete tower’s lower part is hexagonal and the upper part is cylindrical in shape. It stands 58 feet in height from base to ventilator ball. It is located on the west end of breakwater, which stretches approximately 1.5 miles across Chequamegon Bay. While the structure remains true to the day it was built, the Coast Guard in 1980 removed the Fourth-Order Fresnel lens from the lantern. Installed, as its replacement, was a 12-volt DC solarpowered 250 mm acrylic optic. For a more detailed history of the lighthouse, go to and follow the links.

Barron Calendar (place your event for $10)

July 4-6 Chetek – Liberty Fest: Parade and fireworks on the Fourth, July 9-11 Dallas– WI Farm Technology Days: 9am to 5pm, Breezy Hills Dairy, 147 16th St, 600 exhibitors, food tents, arts & crafts, field demonstrations. July 13 Chetek – Brewfest and Ribfest: 1-6:15pm, Phillips Park.


July 13-14 Cameron – Heritage Days: 10am to 5pm, Pioneer Village Museum. July 17-21 Rice Lake – Barron County Fair: Carnival, food vendors, 4-H and adult exhibits, tractor pulls, etc. July 18-19 Rice Lake – Summer Sidewalk Sale: Cedar Mall. Aug. 2-3 Cameron – Voyageur Encampment: 10am to 5pm, Pioneer Village Museum. Aug. 2-3 Chetek – Crazy Days: All day.

Pioneer Village Museum to Host Special Events (CAMERON) – Stop by at the Pioneer Village Museum near Cameron for two special events this summer: Heritage Days the weekend of July 13 & 14, and the Voyageur Encampment on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 & 3. Sponsored by the Barron County Historical Society, the Pioneer Village Museum hosts a number of outreach programs throughout the year for the public. The many old buildings on the museum grounds lend an air of authenticity to Heritage Days. There will be demonstrations, crafters, butter making, working blacksmith shop, antique equipment, wagon rides and live music, all from 10am to5pm. The restaurant is open from 11am to 4pm. Then on Aug. 2 & 3, come see and learn about mountain men and their daily activities just as they lived them in the early 1800s. Voyageur Encampment will feature hawk throw, archery, rifle range, pie baking, fire starting with flint and steel, candy cannon and beadwork, all from 10am to 5pm. The restaurant will be open 11am to 4pm. Other events later this year include the Classic Car show on Saturday, Aug. 10 and the annual Bluegrass Festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6-8. Pioneer Village is located at 1866 1/2 –14th Avenue, just west of Cameron. Daily gate fees. For more details call the museum at 715-458-2080. 800-353-4511 • 5 Star Marketing & Distribution • •



Barron County Offers ATV Trails & Playground (ALMENA) – ATVers looking for a little playtime should look at Barron County trails, and, in particular, the intensive use area reserved just for them. The recreation area is located three miles east of Almena. The playground offers 30 acres of trails in the pines, 13 miles of tracks, jumps and bumps, 1.5 acres for ATVs of 90cc or less. Amenities include three acres of parking, a large shelter, picnic tables and permanent restrooms. Open to ATVs year round.

Got a hankering to go far? Take a ride on the Wild Rivers Trail, which extends 97 miles from Rice Lake to Superior. The Barron segment of the Wild Rivers Trail is about nine miles long. There’s also 8 miles of abandoned railroad grade between Almena and Turtle Lake known as the Cattail Trail. It continues west in Polk County to Amery. The Cattail Trail Extension, 16 miles long, originates in Almena and continues east to Cameron. The extension of the Cattail is generally closed mid October for hunting and is then reopened when the snowmobile trails are opened. It’s also closed during the spring thaw. For more information contact the trail coordinator at 715-418-1320. ATV maps are available from local visitor centers and chambers.

Thousands Expected for Annual Ag Event (DALLAS) – The sheer number of exhibitors alone and their supporting staff/family is more than some festivals get in attendance, so you may want to mosey over to Breezy Hills Farm near Dallas for the annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11. Upwards of 60,000 visitors are expected to gather to celebrate everything agriculture. Farm Technology Days is billed as the largest agriculture show in Wisconsin and showcases the latest advances in production agriculture. But you don’t have to have ag experience or a rural lifestyle to enjoy this event. More than 600 exhibitors, family living and youth tents, heritage tractor and machinery displays, exhibits for home, yard and garden (even a Safari Club exhibit with animals from six continents!) will be there. Field demonstrations, activities for youth, musical performers, artists,

historians, basket-making demonstrations, entertainers, and lots and lots of food are scheduled for this mid-week, outdoor event. Open daily at 9am, running to late afternoon. Breezy Hill Dairy is located at 147 16th Street, Dallas. While you’re there, make a stop in downtown Dallas and visit Valkyrie Brewery Co., a small, family-owned and operated microbewery of fine lagers and ales. Located in the historic Dallas Creamery building on the mill pond, Valkyrie will be open July 1-13, Monday through Saturday, for free tours and sample tasting. Otherwise, they are open for tours and tastings Saturday at 1pm or by appointment. They brew an even dozen styles of beer: some available year around, others seasonal. Call 715-8371824 for more information.


“Best little Cheese House in Wisconsin”

Homemade Fudge • Honey Maple Syrup Jams & Jellies • Wild Rice Many Varieties of Sausage Locally Handcrafted Quilts, Afghans, etc. Rice Lake & Wisconsin Souvenirs 1 Mile North of Rice Lake on Hwy 48 East 715-234-4144 • 1-800-677-4144

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Bike Cumberland (CUMBERLAND) – Bicyclists will find a mixture of favorable terrain in Barron County: long stretches of flat road that glide past thriving farms with Holsteins grazing in alfalfa fields, as well as long hills that take the rider past woodlots characterized by sugar maples and hearty oak trees and sparkling blue lakes. Villages and small cities along the way are oasis of food, refreshments and rest. Among the cities you’ll enjoy is Cumberland, the starting point of four rural bicycle routes varying in length from 12 miles to 31 miles. Known as the Island City, Cumberland is nestled in the gorgeous lake country of northwestern Wisconsin. All four bike routes will take you past lakes (there are 50 lakes within 10 miles of Cumberland).

Stop at the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce office and pick up the “Bike Cumberland” map that outlines the four routes: Beaver Dam Lake Loop, 12 miles; Sand Lake Loop, 20 miles; Vermillion-Barronett route, 30 miles; and the Staples-Loon Lakes route, 31 miles. All the routes follow well-paved roads with little traffic. The city of Cumberland has all the supplies you will need for your bicycle trip. Carry a repair kit, adequate water and food supplies, as there are long distances between communities. There are also five suggested bike routes within the city, all family friendly of short distances from 1.3 to 3.5 miles in length. Vehicle parking available at the Cumberland Tourist Park/Beach where all trips originate from. Additional parking is available at the municipal parking lot located behind the public library on Main Street.

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Bayfield Calendar

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July 5-7 Red Cliff Reservation – Traditional Pow Wow: Pow Wow Grounds. Singers, drum, dancers, artists and vendors, food. Grand entries 1 & 7pm Sat, 1pm Sunday. Redcliff-nsn. gov. July 20-21 Bayfield – Bayfield Festival of Arts: Starts 10am both days. More than 90 artists participating in juried arts and crafts show.

July 27-28 Iron River – Blueberry Festival: Blueberry pie-eating contests, arts & crafts show, live music both days; fireworks at dusk Saturday; parade Sunday at 12:15pm followed by cardboard races 4pm. July 27 Drummond – Fireman’s Picnic: Aug. 1-2 Cable – Cable Area Sidewalk Sales: Aug. 3-4 Grand View – Grand View Firehouse 50: 50-mile & 25-mile bike races Saturday; 15K run & 2-mile family run on Sunday; kids games, live music, food booth Sat and Sun.

Savor the Flavor at Blueberry Festival (IRON RIVER) – Blueberries are small but they pack a lot of flavor. Discover their sweetness in blueberry pies at the annual Lions Club Blueberry Festival the weekend of July 27-28 at Iron River. The community festival includes a raft of fun activities, including blueberry pie-eating contests. No surprise about the blueberry fixation as the community bills itself as the “Blueberry Capital of the World.” Wild blueberries grow in profusion in the nearby woods. Most festival events will be held at Moon Lake Park, south on County Road H. The arts and crafts vendor market will be on U.S. Hwy. 2, between Security State Bank and the C-Store. You

can also check out the community talent fest on July 25, 7pm at the Community Center. Events both days will include arts & crafts vendor market sponsored by the Iron River Chamber of Commerce, rides, micro car racing, games and concessions as well as the Lions’ delicious grilled chicken dinners and fresh blueberries. Additional events on Saturday include a children’s pedal tractor pull contest starting at 9:30am, pie eating contests at 1, 3 & 5pm, music by LA Peds/Reckless Reunion from 1-6pm, music by Shane Thomas from 7-11pm, coronation of the 2013 queen and princess at 8pm, and fireworks at 10pm. Sunday’s line-up of additional events include the parade at 12:15pm, pie eating contests at 3 & 5pm, cardboard boat race at 4pm and the drawing for the grand prize ($6,000 total cash prizes) at 6:30pm. Crescent Moon will play a variety of music from 7-9pm. For updates visit and follow the link on the Bayfield pages to the Iron River Chamber’s website.

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Make a Run to Namekagon Art & Music Festival

Regional musicians will perform throughout the day. Artists will have for sale original jewelry, pottery, carvings, painting, fiber (SEELEY) – Bring the kids and enjoy fine arts, live music, poetry art, etc. in their booths. Some artists will also hold workshops jam, art demonstrations, kids art activity tent, children’s fantasy and demonstrations. walk, literary arts stage and a 5K run/walk during the annual Namekagon Art and Music Festival from 10am to 5pm, Saturday, The trail course for the 5K Run and Nordic Walk features gradual July 6 at the Mooselips/Java Joint festival grounds in Seeley, 10 climbs and pleasant downhill runs on scenic Seeley Hills trails -miles north of Hayward. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is ideal for any novice or expert outdoor runner. The run/walk will go on rain or shine. On-site race day registration and bib pickfree and the event is held rain or shine. up at Sawmill Saloon, 6-8:45am. Race starts at 9am at Vortanz The Cable-Hayward Area Arts Council (CHARAC) along with Lumber at Hwy. OO, directly east of Hwy. 63. Awards in the 5K Mooselips/Java Joint and the Seeley Lions Club (the latter run to top man and top woman overall and to top three men provides the festival food and refreshments) are the festival and women in various age groups. The Central Cross-Country Ski sponsors. Association is sponsoring the run/walk.

Forest Trails to Take

(IRON RIVER, WI) – There are number of hiking trails in the midsection of Bayfield County where hikers can find scenic beauty and solitude. Stop at the Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce office in Iron River for maps and information. Here are suggestions for some trails to experience: Brule River State Forest Old Bayfield Road Hiking & Snowshoeing Trail – This 2.25 mile trail is located 3 miles north of Hwy. 2 on Clevedon Road. The trail goes eastward down a hill, past some old copper mine sites and then climbs a scenic ridge to pass near the Clevedon fire tower. The trail continues south and loops back to the parking lot. During the winter the trail is packed for snowshoers. Stoney Hill Nature Trail – This 1.7-mile, self-guided nature trail begins and ends at the Bois Brule Campground. Parts of the trail are steep, but a rest stop and overlook at the top of Stoney Hill provides an enjoyable break, with breathtaking views of the Brule River Valley. Afterhours Trail – Used for hiking during the warmer months and for cross-country skiing in the winter. North Country National Scenic Trail The Brule-St. Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association invites you to enjoy the forests, lakes and rivers of their trail country near Lake Superior. Segments totaling 16 miles within the Brule River State Forest offer a true outdoor experience. Hikers can access the trail from a new trailhead located 8 miles south of the Brule along Hwy. 27 or the trailhead 4 miles south of Hwy. 2 on County Road A in Iron River. At the trailhead you can hike the east or west segments to Delta/Drummond or to Brule. Rainbow Lake Wilderness Area – Located in Delta is this 6,000acre nature paradise, which has slightly more than 6 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The trail passes by Wishbone, Reynard, Bufo, Rainbow and Tower lakes. Much of the trail follows

old narrow gauge logging beds. Bufo Lake is particularly scenic. Anderson Grade is the only other maintained pathway, crossing from east to west for about 4 miles. Multiple access points along DeltaDrummond Road, Reynard Lake Road or other perimeter roads.

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July 6 Danbury – Danbury Days: July 6 Danbury – Yellow River Folk Music Festival: Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. July 7 Danbury – Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast: Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. July 19-21 Grantsburg – World Championship Snowmobile Watercross: Memory lake. Various classes of snowmobiles in drag and oval races over open water, concessions, live music, fireworks. July 26-28 Danbury – The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous: Over 150 reenactor camps; food, Traders Row, black powder, archery and tomahawk throwing demos, Indian village. July 27 Siren – Gandy Dancer Fly-in/Drive-In: Burnett County Airport. 7:30am 5K trail run/ walk; pancake breakfast 7:3011am, other food; 11am to noon, aerobatic show. July 28 Danbury – Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast: Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. Aug. 1-4 Siren – Summerfest Days & Reunion Weekend: Summerfest sales, classic car show, food fest, slow pitch softball and other tournaments, flea market, farmer’s market. Aug. 3 Siren – Arts Alive on 35: 10am to 3 pm, BAAG Art Center.

Make Plans to Attend Fur Trade Rendezvous (DANBURY) – Slip on a pair of time-travel moccasins and transport yourself to The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous Friday through Sunday, July 26-28. Upwards of 150 camps will fill Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park near Danbury to reenact life and times of the fascinating fur trade era, specifically those of the St. Croix River region’s voyageurs. The rendezvous is open to the public 10am to 4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 3pm Sunday. You’ll see the historic Northwest and XY Company fur trade posts (the originals were built in 1802 and abandoned just three years later), a recreated authentic Ojibwe village, the encampment that fills Sayer’s Field and Traders Row, as well as demonstrations of period skills involving archery, black powder and tomahawk competitions, and other games of that era. See and taste food prepared in the fur-trade era manner. Other food and refreshments will be available both days including, a wild rice pancake breakfast Sunday morning, 8am to 12:30pm. Listen and interact as goods such as period clothing, trade silver, animal skins and jewelry are “traded,” stories told and fun times enjoyed by rendezvous campers, traders and visitors. Items, tents and clothing of the voyageurs and Native people reflect what was used and worn pre-1850 and indigenous of the Lake Superior region. For more information about the weekend and the Historic Park, visit

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Siren Summerfest Sizzles with Fun

(SIREN) – Don’t miss one of Siren’s major festivals – Summerfest & Reunion Weekend, which this year will be Aug. 1-4. It’s a combination of a high school reunion and summer celebration all rolled up in one big weekend, but you don’t have to be among the Siren alumni to join in the fun. Most events will be on Saturday. Select retailers will roll out special sales and there will be Crazy Days sidewalk sales in the downtown area each day of Summerfest. Begin the celebration

on a high note with Music in the Park, 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, featuring the music of The Porch Dogs. There’s a used book sale and pie & ice cream social Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church. A men’s slow pitch softball tournament runs all weekend. On tap Saturday is the Classic Car Show (with a parts swap meet), flea market, co-ed volleyball tournament, mini-golf tournament, food fest, Lucky Ducky Rotary Retrieve, farmer’s market and pieeating contest, the latter at 2pm at The Shops at the Lodge.

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July 5-7 Gordon – Good Neighbor Days: Live music, crafts, parade, games, duck race, 5K run/walk, mud volleyball, fireworks and more. July 12-14 Superior – Cowboy Fast Draw Wisconsin State Championships: Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. Fast draw on targets using wax bullets.

July 27 Superior – Wooden Boat Festival: 10am-4pm, Barker’s Island Marina. Free admission. Various makes and models and types, including canoes, pulling boats, sailboats, kayaks. Aug. 3 Superior – Lakefest: Barker’s Island Festival Park. Live music, games, crafts, food. Free admission. Aug. 7-11 Superior – Head of the Lakes Fair:

On the Path to the Osaugie Waterfront Trail

(SUPERIOR) – The view from Osaugie Waterfront Trail in down- The local trail takes walkers, in-line skaters, runners and bikers past town Superior is downright captivating, including views of huge the Burlington Northern Ore Dock where the ill-fated Edmund ocean-going ships in one of the busiest harbors on the Great Lakes. Fitzgerald took on cargo before sailing into the treacherous November gales in 1975. It’s there you may want to cue up Gordon The trail meanders along the lakeshore for 5.2 miles over a smooth Lightfoot’s masterpiece, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” asphalt-covered trail. That’s enough blacktop for a casual outing, on your iPod. but if you want to challenge the leg muscles there are two other options. At the eastern end of the trail, a road route to Wisconsin The trailhead is situated at the Superior and Douglas County VisiPoint on Lake Superior adds another 4.4 miles. Wisconsin Point is tors Center. Be sure to allocate time for a visit to the Richard I. a thin strip of sandbar with miles of beaches and the Wisconsin Bong World War II Heritage Center and for a tour of the S.S. Point Light, which crowns its northern end. Or keep the front tire Meteor permanently moored at Barker’s Island. The last of the pointed eastward as you tackle the 60-mile crushed limestone Tri- “whalebacks” freighters, the S.S. Meteor now serves as a maritime County Corridor. museum. The Bong Heritage Center houses the actual Lockheed P38 Lightning that Bong flew, earning honors as America’s top flying ace in that war. For more information contact the SuperiorDouglas County Visitors Bureau at (715) 392-2773.

‘Dragin’ Tail’ has Adult, Youth Races (LAKE NEBAGAMON) – The sounds of leather (or leather composite) will be heard slapping the asphalt on Saturday, July 6 when runners take off for the fifth annual Dragin’ Tail Run/Walk. Join the fun, racing with age group divisions from youth to 70+ on the five-mile course. Last year’s event attracted more than 400 runners and walkers. The course is certified and the race is chip timed. Race day registration is from 7:30-8:45am. Race start is at 9am from the Lake Nebagamon auditorium. There are trophies for overall winners and medals for the top three in each age group. All runners receive a Tee and goodie bag. There are also free youth races from a quarter mile to one mile starting at 7:45am. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Nebagamon Fire Department. Got questions? Go to for more information or to register. Or call Swan Dawson at 715-374-3101.

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July 4-6 Crandon – “Let’s Get Dirty” Super Truck Challenge: Crandon Raceway. Stadiumstyle racing, obstacle course for rockers, etc. July 6 Trump Lake – Trump Lake Regatta: 5pm, Trump Lake Pavilion. July 12-14 Wabeno – Steam Up Days: Arts & craft sales, book sale, food, parade (July 14 noon), horseshoes.

July 12-13 Armstrong Creek – Polish Heritage Days: July 20 Crandon – Summerfest & Boat Sinking: Crandon City Beach. Contestants try to swamp opponents’ boats; food, refreshments. July 30 Mole Lake – Northwoods Jeep Jamboree: Mole Lake Casino, open to Jeep owners. July 27 Crandon – Kentuck Day Festival: arts and crafts, car show, food, music. Aug. 3 Crandon – Lake Lucerne Family Fun Day & Auction:

Kentuck Day Festival – It’s a family tradition (CRANDON) -- Come to downtown Crandon on Saturday, July 27, for the annual Kentuck Day Festival. This popular summer festival celebrates the rich and colorful heritage of many of the area’s early settlers from Kentucky. “With artist and crafter booths, great sidewalk sales, specialty food booths, kid’s venue, and live entertainment on the grounds, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, said Event Chairman Bruce Walentowski. “Not to mention the best car show in the Northwoods and you won’t want to be anywhere else but in downtown Crandon.” Returning to the Kentuck Day Festival line-up is the second annual 5K Moonshine Run. The Moonshine Run starts at 9am and will wind its way through downtown Crandon and end near the Kentuck Day festival grounds on the courthouse square. Registration fee (if paid by July 25) is $10 for youth under 18, $20 for adults and $50 for a family of four. Registration after that will be $12 for youth, $25 for adults, and $60 for a family of four. All proceeds will benefit the local youth sports groups. It’s a great way to kick-off a full day of family fun. The 10th annual Kentuck Klassic Car Show will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Weber-Hill Funeral Home from 9am till 3pm. An entry fee of $10 can be paid upon registration, taking place from 8-11am at the show grounds. Show Chair Winda Collins encourages everyone to register early as the first 100 participants receive a goody bag, including t-shirts and dash plaques. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in each class. Food and refreshments will be available on the grounds and DJ Rusty will be playing tunes throughout the day. Whether your vehicle is show ready or a work-in-progress, plan to attend and show pride in your ride at the Kentuck Klassic Car Show. The huge art and craft show on the courthouse lawn will offer a wide variety of items for purchase. Handcrafted items include wooden toys, furniture, carvings, wildlife art, oil acrylics, and water paintings, silk floral designs, scented candles, etched mugs, clocks, baskets, ethnic needlepoint, photography, quilting, honey products (from area owned bee hives), handmade jewelry, lawn

ornaments, and much more. Many of these talented artisans are from this area as well as from throughout Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Minnesota. At the other end of the courthouse square the flea market section along Polk Street has grown into a popular shopping spot at this event with over 25 vendors planning to set up a booth. Many local restaurants plan to have a “Kentuck” special on their menu. Some will be set up in the courthouse square, along with area groups, to serve their scrumptious specialty food items. The “Kentuck” traditional soup beans and cornbread are always one of the favorites available. With many more mouthwatering homemade treats you will have to eat all day long to sample everything! Live music on the grounds by “Hand-picked Bluegrass” will take place from 11am until 3pm. Kids will have a great time with “Jumping Bean Bouncers” on the south end of the square. Brandt’s Horse & Wagon Rides will be back for leisurely rides around the courthouse square. The Forest County Historical Society display will highlight the migration of area families from Kentucky who settled here in northern Wisconsin. Several information booths will also be on hand including two from area lake associations. As this popular festival is a celebration of the heritage of the area’s early settlers from Kentucky, dressing the part (Kentucky pioneer, prohibition or moonshine era, or even the humorous version) could win you a prize, including $50 in Chamber bucks for the bestdressed vendor or attendee to the festival, with judging on stage at noon. Area retailers will have sale items out on the sidewalks – from one end of Main Street to the other. While you are checking out the “best bargains of the year” at the sidewalk sales, don’t forget to stop in all the unique specialty shops. Check out all the details on or call the Forest County Chamber of Commerce at 715-478-3450.

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‘Big House’ has it All

Super Truck Races, Mud Drag Racing, Rock Crawling

Biker Rally at Pack Em Inn (CRANDON) – Share the love of the open road, good music and food at the second annual Pack Em Inn Biker Rally, July 11-13, in Crandon. This road trip destination has all the makings for a fun weekend in the great Northwoods. Everyone is invited regardless of bike brand or even if your ride has four wheels! A band plays each night of the rally beginning at 7pm outside of Pack Em Inn. Thursday’s band is 2 Mile South, Friday’s band is Red Light Saints, and Saturday’s band is Hyde. Food will be available, along with drink specials. Proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The parade ride for vets sets off at 11am Saturday.

(CRANDON) – The inaugural Mole Lake Casino Super Truck Challenge at the ”Big House” raceway at Crandon is set for ThursdaySaturday, July 4-6 - three days of 4x4 fun that’s open to spectators or those who want to personally get into the action! The weekend purse for the racers is nearly $31,000. Competition includes an obstacle course step up for rockers, mega trucks bounty hole, show-n-shine event, sand and rock pit, side-byside high horsepower blower and injected mud drag racing, burn out and mud pit. The Tuff Truck stadium-style races features a Lucky Dog draw elimination buy-back in and the Tug-O-War Throttle King Challenge qualifier. The real fun comes into play when the “Pay to Play” entrants try out the obstacle course, sand dunes, mud hole, rock wall, trail ride and a bounty hole! Camping available. Bring your ATV and trail ride. Fireworks at the Mole Lake Casino/Lodge Thursday night and at Crandon on Saturday night. For more information or to register, go to

The poker run, which started June 1, ends at 5pm, July 13 with the drawing for cash prizes at the tavern. Contact Pack Em Inn at 715478-3850 for more details on poker run maps or the biker rally.

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July 5-7 Crystal Falls – Bass Festival: 10K & 5K on Sunday, parade, community picnic, softball game. July 6 Mercer – Heart of the Community Gala: July 11 Caspian – Wine and Cheese Event: Iron Co. Museum. July 11-13 Iron River – Rum Rebellion Days: Rum Rebellion Revue, Market Days and Historic Parade. July 19-21 Iron River – UP Championship Rodeo: Market Daze on Friday, Windsor Rodeo Run at Windsor Center and Wild West parade on Saturday. July 20 Mercer – Lioness Car Wash: July 25-Aug. 11 Countywide – Iron Co. Heritage Fest: Historical walking tours, etc. July 27 Crystal Falls – Summer Fest:



July 27 Hurley – Heritage Parade: Starts at 2 p.m. July 27 Hurley – Heritage Walking Tour: Starts 6pm at Iron Nugget with walking tour of downtown Hurley. July 27 Mercer – Woods N Blooms Garden Tour: July 27 Mercer – Lioness Old Fashion BBQ: Aug. 1-4 Saxon – Iron County Fair: Carnival, midway, food. Aug. 3 Mercer – Turtle River Duck Race: Aug. 3 Crystal Falls – Motorcycle Show: Aug. 3 Crystal Falls – UP Strongman Contest: Runkle Lake Park. Aug. 6 Mercer – Twas the Night Before Loon Day Street Dance: Aug. 7 Mercer – Mercer Loon Day: Arts and craft booths, food, music, loon calling contest. Aug. 8-11 Crystal Falls – Humungus Fungus Fest:

Loon Day Always a Popular Draw (MERCER) – Always the first Wednesday in August, always in Mercer and always loads of shopping fun! That’s what you and thousands of fellow shoppers will discover or rediscover when you attend the 2013 Loon Day celebration, sponsored by the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, Aug. 7. During Loon Day downtown Mercer becomes a sea of tents with more than 250 arts & crafts exhibitors selling their wares. Saturday’s hours are 9am to 4pm, but you should also take in the street dance the night before in front of Heart of the North. This is the 33rd anniversary of Loon Day, which has become a destination getaway for many people as well as a major event attended by locals and summer folk. You can easily spend an entire day browsing the thousands of quality art works and crafts that include nearly everything imaginable for home or office décor. You’ll find paintings, photography, quilts, jewelry, sculptures, hand-woven fashions, woodcarvings, glassware, pottery, etc. There will be sidewalk and bake sales, food vendors, Loon Watch and DNR booths, raffles, live music including the award winning Lakeland Barbershop Chorus from 11am to noon, face painting for kids, dancing, demonstrations and a flea market. The Famous Loon Calling Contest for youngsters and adults begins at 12:30pm in front of Heart of the North. Contestants step up to emulate the cry of the loon. Close your eyes and you might imagine being on the lakefront in the evening listing to the loons vocalize! Trophies awarded for the best imitations in both youth and adult categories.

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July 7 - Erv Keller & Bobby Orr, Cranberry Inn, 5491N Hwy. 51, Mercer. July 14 - Mike Sabec, Gateway Lodge, 4695N Popko Circle W, Mercer. July 21 - Bobby Orr & Erv Keller, Sunken Horse Saloon, 4101N Popko Circle W, Mercer. July 28 - John Andrew, Johnny’s Bar, 5225N Hwy. 51, Mercer. Aug. 4 - Erv Keller & Bobby Orr, Rugger’s Landing, 5643N Hwy 51, Mercer. Aug. 11 - Jeff Robl, Donner’s Bay, 2974N Hiawatha Rd., Mercer/Butternut. Aug. 18 - Mike Sabec, The Hideaway, 4206N Turtle Rd., Mercer. Aug. 25 - Jeff Robl, Rugger’s Landing, 5643N Hwy 51, Mercer.

Free Fishing Seminars in Mercer (MERCER) – Here’s an opportunity to learn fishing secrets from the guys who wrote the book on fishing – or, if they didn’t, they kept careful notes! The Mercer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a series of free fishing seminars conducted by local fishing guides, 8 p.m. every Sunday night, through Aug. 25. These expert guides will share current fishing reports, tips on what bait and presentation is most successful, navigation of waterways and some free “stuff” too! Got a question on a particular lake or river, or how to read a fishing map, fire away because they most likely will have the answer. Here’s the weekly line-up of seminars as announced by the chamber:

Bait, tackle and fishing supplies can be found in these area shops: Turtle River Trading, Flambeau Flowage Sports, Gateway Lodge Bait & Tackle, and The Warehouse.


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July 3 Tomahawk – Art and Craft Show: 9am to 3pm, SARA Park. Crafts, clothes, garden décor, jewelry, and more. Food and refreshments. July 6 Irma – ATV Pulls: Registration 11am, races noon. Clover Club Bar & Grill, N88943 Cty. Road H. Various classes; food and refreshments. July 12 Merrill – Movie in the Park: 7pm gathering with showing of “E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial” movie at dusk, Normal Park. July 13 Gleason – Gleason Mud

Bogs: noon to 5pm, Gleason Lions Park. 8 different classes compete for cash and points. July 17-21 Merrill – Lincoln County Fair: Carnival, Midway, food vendors, demo derby and more. July 20 Tomahawk – Kids Fishing Contest: Veterans Memorial Park. 715-612-0926. Sponsored by Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited. Aug. 1-3 Tomahawk – StreetSidewalk Sales: Wisconsin Avenue and North 4th Street. Aug. 2-4 Tomahawk – Water Ski National Championships: Kwahamot Bay. Aug. 10 Tomahawk – Thrilla-onthe-Grilla: 10am-5pm, Wisconsin Avenue. Grilled food. Advance tickets.

Clover Club to Host ATV Pulls (IRMA) - Mark your calendars for Clover Club’s 10th annual ATV Pulls on Saturday, July 6. This will be Central Wisconsin Pullers’ third event of their 2013 season. The ATV pull is open admission in both stock and modified classes. Registration begins at 11am with racing at noon. Clover Club Bar & Grill is located at N8894 County Road H in Irma (located 7 miles southeast of Tomahawk). For more information about the Central Wisconsin Pullers, call Glenn Grassel at 715-652-3270 or visit

Enjoy Merrill’s Movie in the Park & Musical Performances (MERRILL) – See the stars on the big screen while simultaneously seeing the stars in the heavens above – possible only at the fourth annual Movie in the Park on Friday, July 12 at Merrill’s Normal Park. The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce says the event gets underway at about 7pm with the movie classic, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” showing at dusk. Bundle up the family and brings blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments and, no offense to E.T., but bring bug spray also. Rain location is at Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes. Admission is free.

Normal Park is also home to both the summer-long “Music in the Park” series showcasing the Merrill City Band and the “Gazebo Nights at Normal Park” series featuring area musicians and bands. Here too bring blankets, lawn chairs, refreshments and bug spray. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be available on-site on Gazebo Nights. Rain location is Les and Jim’s. Here’s a look at upcoming performances: July 3 – Merrill City Band – Yankee Doodle Dandy at 7:30pm July 10 – Merrill City Band – AeIOU and Sometimes Y at 7:30pm July 11 – Gazebo Night – Brian Bethke at 6pm July 17 – Merrill City Band – This Concert is no Cliché at 7:30pm July 24 – Merrill City Band – M & M’s at 7:30pm July 25 – Gazebo Night – Trigger Trailer at 6pm July 31 – Merrill City Band at 7:30pm August 1- Gazebo Night – The Bear Creek Band at 6pm. Aug. 7 – Merrill City Band at 7:30pm Aug. 8 – Gazebo Nights – Hand Picked at 7:30pm Aug. 14 – Merrill City Band if two or more dates are rained out. Aug. 15 – Gazebo Night – Granite Rose at 6pm Aug. 22 – Gazebo Night – Donnie Pick and the Road Band at 6pm Aug. 29 – Gazebo Night – Copper Box at 6pm

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July 11-13 Wausau – Big Bull Falls BBQ Ribfest: July 11-14 Wausau – Wausau Balloon Rally & Glow: Balloon launch, food, games. July 13-14 Wausau – Chalkfest: Open to all ages and skills to create sidewalk art. July 30-Aug. 4 Wausau – Wisconsin State Fair: Midway, carnival, food, grandstand acts.

FUNtastic Weekend in Store for Visitors (WAUSAU) – Let your imagination go wild with colorful characters and images created by professional and amateur artists during Chalkfest, let your imagination soar with the hot-air balloons at the Balloon Rally & Glow and let your taste buds imagine they are in heaven at the Big Bull Falls BBQ Rib Fest.

Each of these events is a destination trip of its own accord, but combine two or all three and you have the makings for a larger than life fun weekend. Avoid the hassle of driving to all three events on Saturday by riding the shuttle bus. For details, go to The sidewalk art festival on the 400 Block of downtown Wausau will be the weekend of July 13 & 14. In addition to advance art-

ists, the festival invites children to explore their artistic talents in a designated area. There is a registration fee for participants, but public viewing is free. Witness the magic of hot air balloons during the Balloon Rally & Glow July 11-14 and the excitement and fun of Big Bull Falls BBQ Rib Fest July 11-13, both at the Wausau Municipal Airport. In addition to the delicious food, there will be kids rides, pig racing, petting zoo, live music, biplane rides and scenic tours, and more. Weather permitting, balloon glow and launches will take place 6-9pm Thursday through Saturday, with 6-6:30am balloon launches planned for Saturday and Sunday.

Marathon County has Two ATV Trails (MOSINEE) – Nearly nine months of ATVing fun can be found on the Burma Forest ATV Trails, which is located three miles west of Mosinee. Except for the period of mid-March through April (spring thaw conditions) as well as the months of October and November (fall hunting), the trails are open for riding. There may be times certain loops may be closed due to excessive wetness, logging operations or construction. The 11 miles of logging roads double as ATV trails in the Burma Road County Forest. The trail loops are well marked. All trails are two-way; so be cautious of other riders and logging equipment. Dirt bikes, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) and go-karts are not allowed on these trails. The trails meander through a mostly hardwood forest, with bunches of pines here and there. The trails are mostly flat with the occasional gentle hills. In the summer, a couple of wide areas in the trails serve as wet play areas. The county forestry department contracts for clear cut of aspen and select cut of other species, so there are openings in the woods. There you might see wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bear, turkeys, grouse and rabbits.

As this is Marathon County’s only intensive ATV area, it gets heavy use in the summer. You’ll have to truck or trailer your ATV to Burma as there are no access routes to it. Camping is allowed at the trailhead parking areas – get a free permit from the Park, Recreation and Forestry Department (715) 261-1550. Restrooms located at north parking lot. The north trailhead can accommodate about 15 vehicles with trailers; the south lot about five similar setups. Both have loading/unloading ramps. Make sure your ATV is registered or you have a trail pass. The county does not charge an access fee. The other riding opportunity in Marathon County is the Fenwood ATV Trail, an abandoned railroad grade trails that is 5.5 miles long. It connects Edgar to Fenwood. It is closed to ATVs only during the hunting season; when posted closed; and after the first snow until the trail has been groomed. Directions from Mosinee to the Burma Road ATV Trail: South Lot – Travel west of Mosinee 4 miles on Hwy. 153 to parking lot. North Lot – Hwy. 153 to downtown Mosinee. At the stop lights follow Hwy. B 4.1 miles and turn left on Burma Road, go 2.4 miles west on Burma Road to parking lot.

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Logging Camp Museum is the Largest in the U.S. (KESHENA) – The Menominee Logging Camp Museum near Keshena houses the largest collection of logging artifacts in the United Sates. There are more than 20,000 artifacts spread out in each of the seven log buildings next to the Wolf River. Owned by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the museum is located on the wild Wolf River at Grignon Rapids, just below Keshena Falls. The Wolf was used to float logs to the mills in early Wisconsin logging times. The museum is a reproduction and restoration of a base logging camp typical of those found in the lake states between 1860 and 1910. A bunkhouse, cook shanty, camp office, wood butcher’s shop, saw filer’s shack, blacksmith’s shop, and scoop cedar roof shed are fully furnished with the tools and equipment used in the lumber camps of northern Wisconsin. There’s a Bateaux vessel once used for log drives and an authentic “1911” steam driven locomotive engine. The museum is open May 1 through Oct. 15; hours are 9 am with last tour at 3pm, Mon-Fri and Saturday by appointment. Rates: $10 for adults, $7 age 62 and over, $5 children 10-15. Group rates are also available. The guided tour takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Call (715) 799-3757 for more information. The camp is located about one mile north of Keshena, Hwy. VV, just off Hwy. 47.

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See the Golden Era of Wooden Boats (MINOCQUA) – The appeal of wooden boats that once cruised the resort lakes of the Northwoods is timeless, and arguably no more so than the weekend of July 26-28 when the 21st annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show docks on Lake Minocqua, downtown Minocqua. Headquarters will be The Boat House. There will be a parade of boats Friday night. Hours are Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 2pm. The boats have been meticulously restored with the larger ones valued well over $100,000. Mahogany hulls gleam with lovingly care, polished brass reflect the rays of the sun and blue water, and motors unmistakably powerful rumble with authority. Brett and Frisk wil play 11 am to 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Expected are more than 50 antique, classic and wooden boats that range from utilities to luxury cruisers such as Chris Craft, Gar Wood and Century, which will be berthed at the extensive and remodeled piers of The Boathouse. Some fiberglass boats from the era when they were first introduced will also be there. The captains will parade their boats at 6:45pm Friday before the crowd gathered for that evening’s Min-Aqua Bats water-ski show. The next two days the boats will tie up at The Boathouse docks (a few canoes, smaller craft and woody cars will be on the grassy area and street). The proud owners will be available to discuss the lines and heritage of their prized possessions. Throughout the day you can see them cruising the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. (Due to liability concerns, there are no rides for the public.) Concessions both days on the docks to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Admission to the boat show is free, but donations are certainly welcomed. 5 Star Marketing & Distribution, which publishes Action magazine, is one of the show sponsors.

July 5 Minocqua – Farmer’s Market: 8am to 1pm, Minocqua Park Complex, 10295 Hwy. 70W. July 6 Cassian – Chicken BBQ & Car Show: Cassian Volunteer Fire Dept. Hwy. 51 North to Harshaw. Food from 11am to 5pm; car show 7am to 3pm. (reg. 7-10am). Trophies at 3pm. Raffles, prizes, entertainment. 715-282-5581. July 6 Minocqua – Muggy Buggy 5K & X Mud Run: 9am for 5K, 10am for X Mud Run. Minocqua Winter Park. 715-3563309 July 6 Three Lakes – Historical Society Fish Boil: July 7 Hazelhurst – Pancake Breakfast: July 12 Minocqua – Farmer’s Market: 8am to 1pm, Minocqua Park Complex, 10295 Hwy. 70W. Fresh produce and agricultural products, baked goods, food vendors and crafters, farm-fresh tastings, cooking demos. July 11-14 Rhinelander – Hodag Festival: Rhinelander. 4 days of country music by local, regional and national singers and bands. July 12-13 Minocqua – Island Art Walk: 6:30-8:30pm Friday, 9am to 3pm Saturday. Campanile Ctr. for the Arts & Torpy Park. July 19 Minocqua – Farmer’s Market: 8am to 1pm, Minocqua Park Complex, 10295 Hwy. 70W. Fresh produce and agricultural products, baked goods, food vendors and crafters, farm-fresh tastings, cooking demos.


July 19-20 Minocqua – Gem & Mineral Show: 10am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday at Lakeland Union High School. Show and sale of minerals, gems, fossils, etc. 715-477-2519 July 20 Minocqua – Bear Cupboard Run: Start times -- 7:30am half marathon; 7:45am Cubby Run for kids, and 8am 5K run/walk. Various age classes. State Bearskin Trail. July 20 Minocqua – Garden Walk & Ice Cream Social: Tours of various gardens, landscaping. 10am to 4pm. 715-356-9490. July 21 Minocqua – Paddle for the Wild Side: Torpy Park. northwoodswildlifecenter. org or 715-356-7400. Benefits Northwoods Wildlife Center. July 26 Minocqua – Farmer’s Market: 8am to 1pm, Minocqua Park Complex, 10295 Hwy. 70W. July 26-28 Minocqua – Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show: The Boat House, numerous wooden boats and canoes, food & refreshments. July 27 Minocqua – Mike Ross Memorial Bearskin 5K Run: 8:15 a.m., Bearskin Trail July 27 Minocqua – LdF Lions Brewfest: 1-5pm, Torpy Park. July 27 Three Lakes – Vintage Thunder Grass Drags: 10am, Don Burnside Park. 715-546-3344. July 27 Three Lakes – A Northwoods Faerie Festival: 1pm. Aug. 1-4 Rhinelander – Oneida County Fair: Pioneer Park Aug. 2 Minocqua – Farmer’s Market: 8am to 1pm, Minocqua Park Complex, 10295 Hwy. 70W. Fresh produce and agricultural products, baked goods, food vendors and crafters, farm-fresh tastings, cooking demos.

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Gaelic Storm Returns to Campanile (MINOCQUA) – Make reservations early for the upcoming Gaelic Storm concert at the Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua, because their previous two appearances here were sellouts! The Wednesday, Aug. 7 concert will begin at 7pm. 5 Star Marketing & Distribution, publisher of Action magazine, is the show’s sponsor. Campanile Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the greater Minocqua area. The Celtic-rock group, who made a cameo appearance in the 1997 movie “Titanic,” masterfully blends Indie folk and world grooves with Celtic traditions. Their latest Chicken Boxer album features empowering anthems and traditional ballads. “The idea of home is all over Chicken Boxer,” says principal songwriter Steve Twigger. “Whether home is where you were born or where you make your living, that theme runs throughout the album.”

UPCOMING EVENTS ELVIS TRIBUTE with GARY WESLEY July 9, Tuesday, 7:00pm. The King returns after two near sellouts — don’t wait too long to get your tickets! General seating $20, Reserved $30, Students $10. CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATER WORKSHOP July 26 & 27, Friday and Saturday, 7pm, and July 28, Sunday, at 2pm. Our young and aspiring thespians will give three public performances of this year’s production of “Aladdin.” 14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL AURORA BOREALIS CHORUS CONCERT August 6, Tuesday, 7:00pm. Community members and visitors join forces to present the public with another stellar performance. Suggested minimum donation of $5. GAELIC STORM August 7, Wednesday, 7pm. The internationally famous band of “Titanic” brings its unique style of Celtic Rock to Campanile. All seats $25.

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With catalog sales of more than one million, the group has now had three albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart: What’s the Rumpus? in 2008, Cabbage in 2010 and Chicken Boxer in 2012. The latter was the fifth album released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records. The band incorporates a rock sensibility into their sounds with great crossover appeal. In recent years, they have performed on the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett. The show features fast singing-and-clapping songs, ballads and instrumentals. For ticket information, visit or call 715-3569700.



July 26-28, 2013 Benefiting Multiple Sclerosis Society

Friday • July 26 • 6:45 pm Wooden Boat Parade before Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Show at the Aqua Bowl between The Boathouse and the Thirsty Whale on Friday evening

Saturday • July 27 • 8 am - 5 pm Sunday • July 28 • 8 am - 2 pm Entertainment: Brett & Frisk Sat. & Sun., 11-2pm FREE PUBLIC VIEWING of over 50 antique & classic wooden boats – woodie cars too – all this fun at The Boathouse Brats & Beer on the deck Contact: Al Hanley 715-614-4511

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(MINOCQUA) – Wildwood Wildlife Park is proud to announce the arrival of two new animals to our zoo family. A 10-monthold male giraffe named “Teeke” and a seven-month-old female giraffe named “Twiga” arrived at Wildwood Wildlife Park on June 18, 2013 from Goddard, KS. Teeke and Twiga arrived from the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in a specially designed trailer that is built to hold giraffes. Since they are young it made transporting easier than a full-grown adult giraffe. Teeke and Twiga are settling into their new home in the zoo’s African Serengeti. The African Serengeti project has been in the works for the past two years. The giraffe barn and giraffe yard were completed in May. Thanks to all our proud sponsors of the Serengeti including: County Materials Corporation, King Quarry LLC, Quality Heating, Inc., Stratford Building Supply, Inc., Hartman Well Drilling, Inc., Ritchie Lakeland Oil & Propane, Northern Pines Greenery Inc, and Friends of the Zoo in helping to make our dreams come true. The whole project turned out awesome! Wildwood Wildlife Park is home to over 1,000 animals. There is so much to see and do! Check out the largest interactive animal encounter in Wisconsin, where guests can feed goats, sheep, pigs, cuddle a bunny, hug a tortoise, pet a porcupine, stroke a skunk and much more. Experience hand-feeding whitetail-deer, camel and aoudads or feed Buddy, Candy and Honey, our black bears, “bear juice,” which is their favorite treat. Everyone in the family will enjoy the “Budgie Encounter, which is a free flight aviary where the parakeets land on you to enjoy a seed stick that you can purchase. Families have been visiting our zoo for over 50 years of tradition. Wildwood Wildlife Park is located two miles west of U.S. 51 on U.S. 70 in Minocqua. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5:30pm daily.

over 50 Years

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Fun For All!

• Hundreds of mammals, birds, reptiles & primates • Baby animal encounters • Easily walked landscaped trails • Otter colony with pools & slides • Beaver pond • Picnic area • Budgie Buddies encounter • Wagon rentals available • Nature boardwalk • Exotic bird display


Giraffe • Trout pond • Musky pond Serengeti • Wildlife programs • “Explore & Learn” area • Feed Bears “Bear Juice” • Tamarin & Marmoset Hut • Wild Den Gift Shop • Hungry Bear Hut • Jambo Hut • Safari Train & Paddle Boats • Giraffe Serengeti

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Hospital Hosts Art Exhibitions (MINOCQUA) – Any number of people subscribe to the philosophy that art is central to healing, wellness and quality of life within our culture. Nowhere is that philosophy more on display than at Howard Young Medical Center’s Art Gallery, which showcases the talent of regional fine artists both established and emerging. The hospital’s commitment to the visual arts is due, in part, to honoring the legacy of Stephen Howard Young and his passion for art as a dealer and collector. Young summered in Minocqua and in his will bequest approximately $20 million to the hospital in 1972. He stipulated that $7 million was to be used to construct a new hospital.

through the gift shop. A portion of the proceeds goes toward the auxiliary’s philanthropic interests. Exhibitions are juried after artwork is hung. Ribbons and cash awards are presented, including ribbons to artists featured in the emerging artists section. Works, which are hung on the walls, may be viewed by entering through the main reception area. Upcoming exhibitions include the following: Spring- Summer Exhibition – now until July 22 Summer Exhibition – July 23-Sept. 4 Fall Exhibition – Sept. 5-Oct. 28 Winter Exhibition – Nov. 1- Jan. 3, 2014

Artists interested in exhibiting their works may contact Christine The Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of artists’ works, some themed, Alfery, fine art chair, at or by throughout the year. All artwork on display may be purchased calling 715-588-7115. All current information is posted at Howard Young is located at 240 Maple St., Woodruff.

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Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Show 2013 Woodruff Schedule • All shows are rain or shine with some covered seating • Show lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes • Seating is open — arrive early in peak season

Peak Season Show Schedule

World class athletes compete in 10 different lumberjack events.

Tuesday, June 18 – Saturday, August 17








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Kids cross-cut saw with the lumberjacks & get a free souvenir – a great tradition at Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows.

Woodruff, Wisconsin Visit our website or phone for more information: 715.634.6923

Children 3 and under – Free Ages 4 to 11 – $7.95 Ages 12 and older – $10.95 Seniors – $8.95 If your group has 20 or more people, receive a 10% discount by making advance reservations. Phone 715-634-6923. Tickets go on sale at the ticket booth 45 minutes prior to show time.

Located in Woodruff, Wisconsin 2 miles north of Minocqua at Hwys. 51 and 47, 1 block right 1126 1st Avenue, Woodruff, WI 54568

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Muggy Buggy 5K and “X” Races on Tap

(MINOCQUA) – Keep it clean but sweaty or get down-n-dirty at the Muggy Buggy 5K and the Muggy Buggy X races Saturday, July 6 at Minocqua Winter Park and Nordic Ski Center. The competition is as intense as you desire, or wait for the deer flies to pick off the leaders and cruise across the finish line.

Fred Scheer (center) congratulates Charlie Fenton and Brodie Orton for their placements in the 2012 Lumberjack World Championships. Both young men are lumberjacks in Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows.

Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows Train Future World Champions

(WOODRUFF) -- Ever wondered what makes a lumberjack a world champion? Some of it may be inherent talent but mostly it’s training, training, training. For the past 31 years, Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows has provided an excellent training venue for dozens of athletes to develop their lumberjack skills. For many, their goal is to compete in the Lumberjack World Championships held annually in Hayward, WI. Prior to being accepted as a performer in his show, Fred requires potential lumberjacks to meet certain athletic qualifications. Once hired the aspiring lumberjacks are trained in the various events then finally allowed to perform in front of live audiences. Training the aspiring lumberjacks has always been a key activity for Fred Scheer who says, “I really enjoy seeing these young people reach a skill level that allows them to compete.” Spectators, young and old, often remark to the lumberjacks that having a role in Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows must be a really cool summer job. According to Charlie Fenton who will start his sixth season with the show this summer, “It’s not just a summer job, you have to stay in shape during the off season or you won’t meet Fred’s expectations in June when the show opens. You REALLY don’t want to disappoint Fred.” Charlie, a paraprofessional in the Waupaca Learning Center (K-4,) is one of Fred’s star performers. He began his career with Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows in 2008 as a part time lumberjack and first competed in the Lumberjack World Championships in 2011. In July, 2012 Charlie earned first place in the Lumberjack World Championship Men’s Boom Run, completing the run in a mere 13 seconds. What is the Boom Run? A series of seven logs is chained together and stretched between two docks, across a span of water. At the sound of the timer, competitors race across the log bridge, reach the opposite dock circle a barrel and then run back across the same logs. The logs are loosely secured to each other and swing and roll as the racer attempts to run across without falling into the water. Speed and balance are keys to success in the Boom Run, and Charlie certainly has both. Asked if he plans to defend his championship status in July 2013 Charlie has a one-word response, “Yup,” but the big smile on his face says much more. Charlie Fenton takes first place in the 2012 Lumberjack World Championship Boom Run event. -- Photo courtesy of Darlene Prois

The 5K is a timed classic trail race where runners compete for buggy prizes in 10-year age groupings in this fun and challenging event that begins at 9am. At 10am the real challenge kicks off with the shorter but sweeter Muggy Buggy X – the “X” is short for eXtreme. The 2.5 km course may be the toughest 2.5 km you’ll ever run. It’s also packed with fun events: serious ups and downs, mud, water, more ups and downs, more mud, and narrow twisty stuff. The cheers of the spectators will wash over you as you plod through the “swamp” with the finish line just in sight. Afterwards, the tap is turned on and a cold hose shower will wash away the mud and whatever else attached to you along the way. Then pick up your commemorative bandana and line up to the grill where your entry fee includes a brat or a burger. Beer and Gatorade will be available for purchase. Many racers compete in both races. There is no age restriction for either race, but it’s recommended that “X” racers be at least 48 inches tall or good swimmers to tackle the swamp challenge. All proceeds benefit the Winter Park trail fund and youth and community fitness initiatives. To register or for more information visit or call 715-356-3309.




Hodag Festival is Tops in Entertainment (RHINELANDER) – Nothing compares to the Hodag Country Festival loved by thousands of fans, many of whom have been traveling to Rhinelander for more than three decades to bask in the country music atmosphere unique to this city. Circle July 11-14 on the 2013 calendar, as these are the dates for your 36th annual Hodag Fest.

In the pavilion preceding the major play dates: July 6: The Dave & Jim Show, Hodag Band (evening); July 7: Dave Drivas, Shotgun Kelli & State St. (evening), July 8: Carl Jackson with Jeni, Joel & Dakota’s Rough Road (evening), July 9: Lovin’ Country, Runaway Train (evening); and July 10: Kid Kactus & The Tumble Weeds, Bear Creek Band (evening).

The line-up of singers for the Festival is complete with a number of favorite stars returning along with some newcomers you haven’t seen there before. In addition to the main stage entertainment, there will be a number of groups performing in the pavilion leading up to, and throughout the play dates. Here’s a look at the line-up as announced by

The finalists in the regional country band contest (Wisconsin and the UP) will compete July 12 for cash prizes and the title of Wisconsin State Country Band Champion.

July 11: Headliners -- Don Williams, Dustin Lynch and Marty’s Party. Pavilion -- Next Myle. July 12: Headliners -- Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, The Charlie Daniels Band, Jason Michael Carroll. Pavilion -- The Jerry Schmitt Band. July 13: Headliners -- Eli Young Band, Colt Ford, Casey James, Kristen Kelly and Kierks Bentley. Pavilion -- Tuscan Road. July 14: Headliners -- Neal McCoy, Lee Brice, Gretchen Wilson, Lonestar, Leroy Van Dyke. Pavilion -- Bear Creek Band.

The Hodag Fest management hasn’t been resting on their laurels this past season after another successful season. They added 60 new electric-service sites in the “overflow” area. All electric sites in the overflow are now “reservation” only and all have already been reserved. All campsites are within easy walking distance to the stage. They do allow plastic and aluminum carry-ins (no glass), and coolers must fit under your lawn chair. For complete ticket and camping information, visit or call 800-762-3803.

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July 12-14 Centuria – Memory Days: July 12-14 Turtle Lake – InterCounty Fair: Midway, exhibits, grandstand shows, carnival. July 19-22 St. Croix Falls – Wannigan Days: Saturday – art and crafts show, car show, parade, foot races, tug of war. July 19-21 Luck – Lucky Days: Bed races, softball, foot races, classic car show, book sale, parade. July 20 Balsam Lake – Pro Bass Tournament: Balsam Lake. Pre-registration required. 800222-7655.

July 25-28 St. Croix Falls – Polk County Fair: County fairgrounds. Midway, games, 4-H exhibits, animal judging, demolition derby, food. July 27 Clayton – Lion’s Club Brewfest: July 27-28 Frederic – Gem & Mineral Show: Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm, Frederic High School. Agate pit for kids, displays and sales of rocks, gems, jewelry. Aug. 3 St. Croix Falls – Lamar Music Festival: Noon to midnight, Lamar Community Center. Music, arts for kids, food, solar tours, dance. Aug. 3 Luck – FFA Tractor/Truck Pull: noon

Polk County Fair Gives Great Value in Family Fun (ST. CROIX FALLS) – County fairs provide one of the best and most affordable entertainment venues for families. So be sure to put the Polk County Fair on your 2013 calendar of events to attend. The fair runs Thursday through Sunday, July 25-28, at

the fairgrounds in St. Croix Falls. Thursday night is “Family Fun Night,” with reduced gate admission from 4-9pm of just $5 each. See, we told you it was a bargain! There’s no way you can take in the fair without spending a few hours as there are more than 6,000 youth and adult exhibits, animal shows, various entertainment offerings, Mr. Ed’s Magical Midway (rides and carnival games), and main stage shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The grandstand will fill quickly for the horse pull on Thursday, 4x4 truck pull Friday, garden tractor and farm truck pulls on Saturday and demolition derby with burnouts on Sunday. For an updated schedule and more information, go to

Fire Up the Grill! (ST. CROIX FALLS) – Polar Pete’s Seafood and Meats in St. Croix Falls is now open and is bustling with people looking for quality meat products at fantastic price points. The store is stocked with mouthwatering steaks, shrimp, scallops, chicken, pork, and even wild game. Check out the 2,500 locally made products available, including Louie’s Meats, Ellsworth cheeses and more. People can’t seem to get enough of the fresh-made frozen custard, and now that there is a lunch menu, it’s hard to resist ending a meal with the custard flavor of the day. Located on Hwy. 8 just east of Menard’s, Polar Pete’s is sure to be a destination spot all summer. Watch for the outdoor expansion as they add a patio and walk-up window.

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July 4 Park Falls – Float the Flambeau: Hines Park. Floats, race, demos and lessons, boat parade (3pm), geocaches, fishing contest (10am to 3pm). July 6 Phillips – Countryside Artists Art & More on the Lakeshore: 9am to 4pm, Elk Lake Park. arts and crafts, live music by Elk River String Band, demos and concessions. 715332-5297. July 6 Phillips – Float-In & FlyIn, Lake Rattle & Roll: Harbor View Pub & Eatery and airport. Float planes fly-in and displays, food, live music. July 6 Fifield – Lawn Mower Races: Races start at 1pm, Fifield Ball Park. Racing in 6 classes; food and beverages. July 13 Phillips – Chain of Lakes Tri: 9am, Swim, bike, run.


July 13 Spirit – Kids Panfishing Day: 9am to 1pm, Little Spirit Lake boat landing. Small entry fee, food and refreshments, games for all ages, casting contest, fishpond, minnow races. 715-427-3778. July 13-14 Phillips – Antique & Tractor Expo: 9am-5pm, county fairgrounds. Lots of antique machinery, tractors, demos of machinery and old-fashion crafts, live music, food both days; tractor parade Saturday 3:30pm. July 20 Park Falls – Greenfield Museum’s Old Fashioned Social: July 21 Fifield OldFashioned Social & Exhibition: 10am-5pm, Old Town Hall Museum. Pie & ice cream social, baked goods, exhibits, demonstrations, live music, games. Aug. 1-4 Park Falls – Flambeau Rama: Live music, food court, carnival, activities, kiddie parade, arts & crafts fair, walk/run, car show, parade.

Summer Fun at Flambeau Rama (PARK FALLS) – One of the bigger, if not the biggest, summer events in Price County is the annual Flambeau Rama, which this year runs Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 4 in Park Falls. The festival grounds are located at 310 5th Street North. There are numerous events, attractions and competitive events during the four-day festival. The carnival runs all four days, opening at 5pm that Thursday. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and retail promotions the first three days. Kids games & contests, softball, baseball and basketball tournaments, food and drink vendors and lots more make the 61st annual Flambeau Rama a “must-attend” for families. Some of the other highlights include a frog jumping contest Friday, 5pm. Then Saturday welcomes the Northwoods Classics car show, arts & crafts fair, kids fun run, Evergreen 5K road run at 9am, BMX jumping competition and strong man competition. The fun continues on Sunday with a kiddie parade at 11:30am, followed by the main parade at noon and a performance by Marty’s Goldenaires immediately after the parade at Triangle Park. For registration information on the various events, contact the Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-877-2703. Or go to and follow the Price County link to the Park Falls Chamber’s website. The musical line-up features several bands, including the Vic Ferrari Band on Thursday night, The Whistle Jacks on Friday afternoon and Boogie & The Yo Yo’Z on Saturday night. Admission is free to all musical performances. 800-353-4511 • 5 Star Marketing & Distribution • •



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July 6 Seeley – Namekagon Art & Music Festival: 10am to 5pm, Mooselips Festival Grounds. Music, free kids’ art tent, art activities, demos, poetry jam, vendor booths. July 7 Hayward – Fly-In Pancake Feed: 715) 634-3246. July 19-21 Hayward – LCO Honor the Earth Pow-Wow: Lac Courte Oreilles School Pow Wow Grounds. Music, singing, dancing, drums, crafts, food. 715-634-8934. July 20 Hayward – Namekagon River Memory Day: 715-6358346. July 25-27 Hayward – Lumberjack World Championships: Lumberjack Bowl. Chopping, bucking, sawing, speed climbing and boom run. 715-634-2484. Aug. 3 Moose Lake – Moose Lake Festival: 715-462-9445.

COUNTY Namekagon River is a Journey of Scenic Views (TREGO) – The scenic Namekagon River corridor provides a wealth of scenic views and wildlife, including bear, deer, beaver, eagles and ospreys. A narrow, twisty river of about 100 miles it is best floated with canoe and kayak. The Ojibwe called it Namekaagong-zibi, meaning, “River at the place abundant with sturgeons.” A major tributary of the St. Croix River, the Namekagon begins at Lake Namekagon in southeastern Bayfield County as a cold-water trout stream, closed in by a predominantly coniferous forest, before it goes to a slow-moving body of water which flows through marsh and swamp land, past Hayward and northwestwardly into Burnett County, where it joins the St. Croix. Near its mouth it collects the Totagatic River. The St. Croix and Namekagon rivers together offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush, green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Both the Namekagon and St. Croix are part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and are protected from future residential or commercial development. In many areas of the riverway the federal government has purchased and removed buildings so it now looks as it did a century ago. Beware though that low water levels can make paddling difficult in the upper reaches during low rainfall periods. On the plus side, the cooler water in the upper reaches of the river sustains good populations of brook and brown trout. The river also has plenty of smallmouth bass to keep an angler busy. Remember too that glass containers are prohibited on the river. More than 60 group and individual campsites can be found along the route. For more information, call the National Park Service at 800-367-3306 or visit and follow the links. If you don’t have a craft to float, or you forgot paddles or supplies, stop in at Jack’s Canoe & Tube Rental located on the river in Trego. In addition to tube, canoe and kayak rentals, Jack’s offers shuttle service for tubers and guided river trips, both day and overnight, to the entire river. Camping (primitive) is available at Jack’s but only by water access. Be sure to visit their gift store, Namekagon River Gifts, and take home a memory of the river. For more information, call 715-635-3300 or visit Open 7 days/week May-September, N7504 Wagon Bridge Rd., Trego (2 blocks east of jct. of Hwys. 53 & 63).

Main Street Events

7:30 a.m. Fun Run & 10k Registration 8:30 a.m. Fun Run & 10k Race Start 10:30 a.m. Line-up for Main Parade 11:00 a.m. Line-up for Kiddie Parade 11:30 a.m. Kiddie Parade 12:00 p.m. Main Parade

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9 a.m. Volleyball Tournament 9 a.m. Softball Tournament 12:30 - 1:00 Registration for Truck & Tractor Pull 1:00 - 4 Truck & Tractor Pull 1:00 - 4 Pie & Ice Cream Social at the American Legion Hall 1:00 - 4 Kids’ Games 2:00 Bingo at the American Legion Hall 9:00 Queen Coronation 10:00 Lions Club Raffle Drawing 10:00 Queen 50/50 Raffle Drawing

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International Champions of th 39 Forest to Compete

International Champions of the Forest to Compete (HAWYARD) – Come see world class competition Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 when the Lumberjack World Championships (LWC) in Hayward showcases nearly two dozen unique competitions and world records in events ranging from men’s and women’s logrolling to chopping and the exciting pole climb. More than 100 competitors will vie for more than $50,000 in prize money, making this one of the largest purses for lumberjack competition in the world. Competitors will need agility, physical strength and endurance to win their event. One of the more popular events is the side-by-side competition in the 90-foot tree climbing competition. True to its roots, the LWC takes place in what was once a giant holding pond for logs of Weyerhaeuser’s North Wisconsin Lumber Company. The competition schedule was bumped up a day to better accommodate travel needs of both spectator and competitor, a LWC spokesperson said. Daily competition starts at 6pm each

day. Quarterfinals are on Thursday, semi-finals are Friday and the finals are Saturday. That also allows visitors an extra day to explore the greater Hayward area before heading home.

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Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Show 2013 Hayward Schedule • All shows are rain or shine with some covered seating • Shows last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes • Seating is open — arrive early in peak season

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No No 2:00pm 7:30pm 2:00pm 7:30pm 2:00pm Shows Shows *** No Shows July 25, 26 and 27 *** Cassidy Scheer and Dustin Beckwith, both performers in Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows, take first and third places in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games Superjack event.

Scheer’s Lumberjack Show Grows Champions (HAWYARD) -- If you don’t have the opportunity to attend the Lumberjack World Championships (LWC) in Hayward on July 25, 26 or 27 you can see the same display of lumberjack sports by attending a Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Show. In fact you may see some of the same lumberjacks who compete in the world championships. Since its onset, Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows has been a training ground for many athletes who became world champions. Founders of the show, Rob and Fred Scheer both claim world championship titles; Rob a three time world champion in the 90foot Pole Climb, Fred a four time world champion in the Men’s Log Roll and two time champion in the Men’s Boom Run. Fred’s son Cassidy was raised in the Lumberjack Bowl where both the LWC and Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows are held. Part of Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows for 14 years, Cassidy holds three Pole Climbing world championships and a Men’s Boom Run world championship. According to Cassidy, “When you perform an event two times a day, five days a week all summer long as part of a lumberjack show, you get a lot of practice in front of a crowd. You can get really good if you put in extra time working on your personal technique.”

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Children 3 and under – Free Ages 4 to 11 – $7.95 Ages 12 and older – $10.95 Seniors – $8.95 If your group has 20 or more people, receive a 10% discount by making advance reservations. Phone 715-634-6923 Tickets go on sale at the ticket booth 45 minutes prior to show time. Pre-buy tickets for any show at the Lumberjack Village Namekagon Cone or Mini-Golf.

Buy a Village Pass and save $2.00 per person on the Show and MiniGolf combined.

Dustin Beckwith, Sean Duffy (yes Congressman Sean Duffy), Roger Burger, Brian Linville and Charlie Fenton are just a few more Lumberjack World Champions who learned their skills as performers in Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows. The LWC in Hayward isn’t the only world-class lumberjack event in which Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Show performers have competed. As part of Fred Scheer’s Stihl Pro Team, Cassidy Scheer and Dustin Beckwith captured gold and bronze medals in the Superjack event at the 2005 ESPN Great Outdoor Games competition. Fred Scheer is quick to point out that the lumberjack athletes deserve all the credit for their achievements, “I just teach them the skill, they practice and develop their own techniques – it’s really fun to watch them take off.” 800-353-4511 • 5 Star Marketing & Distribution • •

World class athletes compete in 10 different lumberjack events. Kids’ Matinees Kids cross-cut saw with the lumberjacks & get a free souvenir – a great tradition at Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows! Buy a Village Pass and Save $2.00 per person on the Show and Mini-Golf combined.

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July 13 Tilleda – Soggy bottom 5K Run/Walk: 9am

Ski Sharks Perform Amazing Stunts (SHAWANO) – Every Wednesday evening through Aug. 14, you can catch an amazing water ski show in Shawano. Some 55 members strong, the Shawano Ski Sharks Club performs at the Wolf River beach, behind Shawano Medical Center, with preshow at 5:30pm and the show at 6pm. They will also perform two Sunday shows this year, July 7 & 14. Ranging in age from six to 51 years old, the Ski Sharks perform all the traditional water ski show stunts and have added a few of their own. Among the more popular are the multi-skier barefoot lines and barefoot pyramids. Speaking of pyramids, the Ski Sharks actually build a human pyramid up to five levels high, where the

top skier 25 feet above the water. In other routines, the younger women perform ballet and swivel routines choreographed to music. Helping to put on the show are many other volunteers, including boat drivers and observers, announcers and the music coordinator. Admission to the show is free but as with all non-profit water ski groups like the Ski Sharks, donations are gratefully accepted. Food including pizza and refreshments available. For more details, check out the club’s web Because the site is next to the medical facility, they ask you not to park in the emergency room parking lot.

‘Soggy Bottom’ 5K Run/Walk Debuts at Tilleda (TILLEDA) – For runners seeking to add to their bucket list of “inaugural” runs, the first-ever Soggy Bottom 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, July 13 in Tilleda. Connect with family, make new friends and get fit in the great outdoors with your participation in this event.

only) or a medal. Strollers are welcome, but no pets. On-site registration is 7:45-8:45am at Annie’s Campground, W12505 Rooseveldt Rd., Gresham. A shuttle will take participants to the start line in Tilleda. The last shuttle leaves at 8:45am and the run/walk begins at 9am.

First time and occasional runners will appreciate the relatively smooth flow of the course, while veteran asphalt warriors may find the occasional grades challenging their faster pace. The course goes through beautiful wooded areas on a mostly shaded route along town roads. This is not a chip run, but there will be a counter clock at the finish line.

There will be a random drawing after the events for prizes, including e-Reader, garden fountain, armband radio and everyone’s favorite, cash! Runners will be provided refreshments after the race. Proceeds will go to the local food pantry, Toys for Tots and community service.

Children eight years of age and under can walk free with a paid adult, but won’t receive athletic shorts (pre-registered adults

For more information, call 715-787-3751. Tilleda is 15 miles west of Shawano and 13 miles east of Wittenberg, just north of State Hwy. 29 on County Road D.

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The Walls of Wittenberg & More (WITTENBERG) – “Wow!” is the reaction of many people upon seeing the many brightly painted murals in Wittenberg’s downtown, which segues nicely into WOW – “Walls of Wittenberg,” the moniker for a non-profit group dedicated to making the murals and Wittenberg a vacation destination. The volunteer group began planning the murals in 2005 after local resident Lois Smith visited Lake Placid, FL and saw how a mural project had helped revitalize that community’s downtown. The current count is 23 murals, most of which are on the exterior

walls of retail shops, bars and restaurants. There is an interesting mix of historic and contemporary themes running through the artwork. A dozen artists as well as community members contributed to the effort. Several murals were completed in the past two years, and there are plans to add more. The largest so far is a mural named “Foundations of Faith” that depicts various early and current churches of the community. More than 100 area residents helped paint the “Community Quilt” mural on the Middle School on Webb Street. “Wittenberg Welcomes You” is a turn-of-the-century saloon scene found on the Village Inn, corner of Webb and Vinal streets. Others depict a tropical island, a Warhol-esque set of postage stamps, a pool game, and family pets and their owners, and more.


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A self-guided “Walking Tour” map shows the locations of all the murals as well as a brief description and names of muralists. It’s available at the local chamber of commerce or the Walls of Wittenberg’s office. Be sure to visit the nearby “Art Park,” which has half-dozen sculptures that complement WOWSPACE. You can learn more about the murals and the artists at Walls of Wittenberg operates out of a dramatic turn-of-thecentury mercantile building, renamed WOWSPACE. In addition to being the headquarters for the non-profit group, it hosts and sponsors art shows, concerts and other community events.

47 the old German Lutheran parochial schoolhouse, corner of Vinal Street and Summit Street. Open 1:30-4pm Sundays, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Call 715-881-0326 for more information. There is a motocross track, two recreational trails (Mountain Bay and Wiouwash) for hiking and biking, and numerous opportunities for boating, fishing and camping. Later in the fall and winter enjoy the groomed and marked trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Deer hunters, as well as waterfowl and upland birds enthusiasts, will find great success here too.

Upcoming in their 2013 “Third Thursday” concert series is the July 18 concert, featuring the Jump Ship Blues Band, 7-9pm in the Art Park. Come swing and sway to the beat of Chicago-style blues and West Coast swing! Bring a picnic lunch and lawn chair -- they will provide free ice cream. Cheese curds will be available for purchase. Admission is free but donations are accepted. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, downtown Wittenberg. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor attractions while staying in Wittenberg. Among the many amenities in the area is the Darwin A. Smith Aquatic Center, which includes an Olympic size swimming pool, indoor water slide, hot spa and fitness center. Other indoor action centers on the Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Resch Lanes bowling alley and various tavern leagues for darts and pool. Be sure to stop at the Wittenberg Museum located in

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July 7 Conover – Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & EMS Health Fair: 8am to 1pm, Conover Community Center. 715-477-2036. July 10 Presque Isle – Heritage Society Luncheon & Garden Walk: 10am, Community Center. July 11 Eagle River – Guides/ Kids Day: 10am to 3:30pm. Vilas Co. Fairgrounds. For children age 7-13; casting contest; names drawn for fishing with guide; (715) 4796400. July 11 St. Germain – Craft Fair: 9am-3pm, St. Germain Community Park, children’s attractions, pet parade, Santa visit, food. July 12-13 Boulder Junction – Antique Show & Sale: 9am4pm each day. Admission fee. July 12-14 Lac du Flambeau – Bear River Pow Wow: Grand entry 7pm Friday, 1pm & 7pm Saturday, 1pm Sunday. Bear River Pow Wow grounds. Open to the public. Dancing, singing, music, concessions. July 13 Boulder Junction – Boulder Blues Breakdown: Blues music festival, noon to 10pm, Boulder Jct. Baseball park. 715-385-2400. July 13 Eagle River – Festival of Flavors: Food festival. July 13 Manitowish Waters – Wine in the Woods: 4:307:30pm, North Lakeland Discovery Center. Wine and gourmet appetizers, live music, live and silent auctions. 715543-2085. July 13 Sayner – Pie & Ice Cream Social: 11am to 3pm, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church. Brats, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, etc., variety of pies and ice cream. July 17 Manitowish Waters – Fleazaar: 7am-3pm, giant flea market and bazaar, Manitowish Waters Community Church. July 17 Presque Isle – Luncheon and Garden Walk: 10am to 2pm. Starting at Community Center, visit area gardens, enjoy lunch. 715-686-2481.

July 18-21 Manito Art League Art Show: Starts at 9am each day, Community Center. Free admission, daily artist demos and silent auctions, all works for sale. July 20 Manitowish Waters – Spend the Day in MW: 9am5pm, Community Center. Taste of Manitowish Waters 11am2pm, live music, art show, water wars, sidewalk sales. July 20 Eagle River – Artarama’s Riverview Art Show & Sale: 9am-3pm, Riverside Park. Art sale, silent auction, live music, food. July 20 Presque Isle – Lions Logger Pancake Breakfast: 8-11am, Community Center. July 20 St. Germain – Car & Craft Show: 9am-3pm, St. Germain Community Park. Car show, brat fry, kids carnival. 715-479-6310. July 23 Boulder Junction – Strawberry Social: 8am to 2pm. Community Center. Oldfashioned strawberry social and bazaar. Sidewalk Sales Day: 9am to 5pm. July 27 Land O’ Lakes – Airport Day: 8am-4pm, airport. Free pancake breakfast, tours of airport, free plane rides for kids. Land O’ Lakes Library Book Sale, 9am to 4pm. Art Impressions: 9am-3pm, town hall. Arts & crafts, refreshments. landolakes-wi. org. July 28 Conover – Auto Show & Craft Market: 9am-3pm, Town Park, also swap meet and farmer’s market. Food and beverages. 715-477-2036. July 28 Manitowish Waters – Car Show & Gun Show: 9am to 2pm car show, 8am to 4pm gun show. Community Show. Gun show, parts swap, car show, food. July 30 Boulder Junction – Salad Luncheon: Community Center. Bake and jewelry sales starting at 10am; luncheon 11am to 1pm. Aug. 1-3 Presque Isle – Oktoberfest: Carlin Club Lodge, starting 5 p.m. Live music, food and beer. Aug. 1-3 St. Germain – Pig in the Pines Rib Fest: 11:30am9:30pm, Community Park, award winning rib vendors, live bands, rides for everyone.

‘Pig in the Pines’ Ribfest

Music to Your Ears, Delight to Your Tastebuds (ST. GERMAIN) – The ninth annual “Pig in the Pines Ribfest,” set for Aug. 1-3, features award winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time. Held rain or shine, 11:30am to 9:30pm each day, in the park corner of Hwys. 70 and 155 in St. Germain. Get there early and get free admission from 11:30am to 1:30pm; after that, it’s $5 but children 10 and under admitted free with adult. Speaking of the younger set, there are free kids rides all day. They will enjoy the bungee jump, giant slide and tiger bounce house. North Country Bull Rides will also be there all three days for kids and adults. The mouth-watering food is what brings people back to this festival year after year. Featured rib vendors this year are Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ, Pigfoot Barbeque Co., Pigtails BBQ Co., Smokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild Barbeque, and the 2012 Judge’s Choice winner, Texas Outlaws BBQ. Family entertainment includes Laura Ernst, the “Kinetic Entertainment” artist: juggler, acrobat and aerialist who packages her show with lots of audience participation, laughter and acrobatic stunts. She won first place at the World Juggling Federation and was a contestant on America’s Got Talent! She’ll perform two shows each afternoon. Evening concerts are as follows: Thursday – The Dweebs; Friday – Da Yoopers and Saturday – The 5th Dimension, featuring original member Florence LaRue. It’s recommended that you be in the park by 5:30pm for the concerts and be sure to bring your lawn chairs.

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Families will Enjoy St. Germain Bike & Hike Trail (ST. GERMAIN) – The number of miles of paved hike & bike trails in the Northwoods continues to grow at good clip each year. One of the very best – indeed even notable of all trails in the Midwest – is the St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. The gentle terrain makes for leisurely walking and pedaling along its 12mile route. The St. Germain trail connects with 27 miles of paved Vilas County trails, a boom to hikers, bikers and birdwatchers.

Canoeing • Kayaking • Rafting • Tubing • Fishing • Outfitting • Camping

The trail planners’ initial intent was to link St. Germain via the trail to the nearby town of Sayner. Now, the St. Germain trail dovetails into the county’s master plan to make a continuous network of trails throughout the entire county. Food and refreshments can be found in St. Germain as well as Sayner to the trail’s other terminus. The trail can be accessed at the Bike & Hike Park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce (Highways 70 & 155). From that point the trail leads west eight miles along Highway 70 to County Highway C, and then north along County Highway C to Plum Creek Avenue. A new four-mile section of trail extends east from the Bike & Hike Park through the downtown area and then traverses a scenic section of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest land to a parking lot across from South Bay Road and further west to a parking area on Old Highway 70. 3 locations!

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Fill Up with Memories at Petroleum Museum (THREE LAKES) – Maybe it’s because we remember (some of us anyway) when prices at gasoline pumps were $0.35 for regular or because we got those nifty gifts when we filled up the gas tank…but seeing old gas pumps and neon gasoline signs triggers fond memories worth reliving. You can fill up on those memories at the Northwoods Petroleum Museum, just two miles north of Three Lakes on Hwy. 45. In addition to old gas pumps, neon signs and promotional gas givea-ways, the museum houses many other reminders – 3,000 in all -- from the century-old petroleum industry in America. Admission is free. Summer hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm and by appointment. The museum is owned and operated by Ed Jacobsen, who can be contacted at (715) 617-0566.

Enjoy ‘Music on Main Street’ (BOULDER JUNCTION) -- The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce announces their sixth season of their summer music series, “Music on Main Street,” will begin Wednesday, July 3. Area musicians will perform outdoors next to Peeplelures on Main Street from 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday, through July 31. The music performances are as follows: July 3 – Nikki & The Nimrods. Playing a variety of rock and country tunes, with the steady rhythm of guitar and funky bass. July 10 – Denise Sauter & Jazzworks. Denise, along with members of Hip Pocket, performing favorite jazz standards. July 17 – Big Road. 5-piece group featuring R&B, jazz, funk and country. Jul 24 – Thee Weasels. 2-piece band playing a variety instruments and music that all will enjoy. July 31 – Bret & Frisk. Local duo performing hits of the 1960s all the way up to present day. Come early to visit Boulder Junction’s shopping district and have a bite to eat before the music begins. Performance location has a grassy area for sitting or dancing. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of Music on Main Street.

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July 6 Shell Lake – Fine Arts Festival: Downtown Park. July 11-13 Spooner – Heart of the North Rodeo: Fairgrounds. Bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, and more. July 19-21 Birchwood – Bluegill Festival: Fishing contest, softball tournament, children’s games, horse pull, and parade (Sunday).

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July 25-28 Spooner – Washburn County Fair: Fairgrounds. Carnival, midway, food, entertainment, horse pull, livestock show, etc. Aug. 2-4 Spooner – Jack Pine Savage Days: Live music, carnival, arts & crafts fair, Savage 5K Mud Run on Aug. 2, outdoor show. Aug. 9-11 Minong – Minong Summer Days: Sporting tournaments, food, live music, street dance, pig roast Aug. 10 Stone Lake – Just for the Fun of It Day: Craft vendors, food booths, garage sales, fireman’s water fight, music

Reel in the Fun at Birchwood Bluegill Festival (BIRCHWOOD) – The small community of Birchwood welcomes festival-goers to savor the food, fun and excitement of small town America during their annual Birchwood Bluegill Festival. The event begins Wednesday, July 17 with a medallion hunt and a bluegill fishing contest. A 3-day men’s softball tournament that features teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota starts Thursday. The finder of the Medallion wins $75 while winner of the bluegill fishing contest also gets $75 (if a bluegill button is purchased prior). A youth category is for kids up to 14 years in age. Come Friday there’s a food tent and beer garden, Big Ticket Blues Band performing from 4:30-8:30pm and a street dance featuring music by the band “Phoenix” from 9pm to 1am. Bring your running shoes and best pitching arm on Saturday: kids fun run at 8:15am, 5K run/walk at 8:30am and singles horseshoe tournament at 11am. Other events Saturday include family day (inflatables, petting zoo, etc), crafters, afternoon street dance,

classic car parade at 4pm, Minute to Win It game, mechanical bull ride and evening street dance. Sunday closes out Bluegill Days in a big way with a car show, doubles horseshoe tournament at 11am, creation of a 50-foot banana split at noon, grand parade at 1pm (kiddie parade immediately prior), followed by firemen’s water fights and another performance by the Big Tickets Blues Band.

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Make a Dash to Spooner for Jack Pine Savage Days

(SPOONER) – Mark your calendar for the second annual Savage Dash, a 5K mud run/obstacle race that’s one of the highlights of Jack Pine Savage Days Aug. 2-4 in Spooner. The Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the popular festival, now in its 21st year. The Savage Dash muddy adventure, which will kick off at 6pm Friday, Aug. 2, is just one of many JP Savage Day events families will enjoy. On Friday and Saturday there is live music, arts & crafts fair, entertainment tent, carnival and mechanical bull rides. Saturday’s lineup of additional events includes a farmer’s market, health fair, car show and volleyball, horseshoes and beanbag

tournaments. Sunday’s attractions include a pancake breakfast and morning fun run/walk. Go to for the complete schedule and event registration details. Savage Dash organizers this year have partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to give racers plenty of challenges – anywhere from 10 to 15 obstacles depending on the creative minds of the race committee. They include mud crawls, tire runs, plastic slides, hay bales, and more. Awards to the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as for best costume. Register on-line until July 29 at; onsite registration available also.

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