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OCTOBER 2024

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2024 Events

  • 10/19/2024
    Copper Falls State Park annual Candlelight Walk at Copper Falls 6-8 p.m. Visitors are invited to seek out the mysteries of the night as they hike along a one-mile stretch of candlelit trail where over 300 candle luminaries light the path. The full festivities will include a few warm-up activities including traditional campfire fun, goodies for sale, and some special guests. State Park Admission sticker is required. For more information call 715-274-5123.

2023 Events 

  • 10/4/2023
    Big Top Chautauqua presents: Year End Jam. Show Time 7pm. Mystery Performers To Be Announced. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. For tickets and more information visit www.bigtop.org
  • 10/5/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Geology of the Northwoods: Penokee Mountains (Master Naturalist Advanced Training). Join geologist Fred Haueter on a 43-mile driving tour that highlights the geology of the Penokee Mountains. Meet at 10am at the Penokee Mountain Trail/Overlook 3 miles west of Mellen on Co. GG, and end at the Iron County Visitor Exhibit north of Hurley at 3pm. Participants will explore the roots of the ancient Penokee Mountains, which includes some of the oldest bedrock in Wisconsin and the famous Ironwood Iron Formation. Bring your own picnic lunch. You don’t have to be a Master Naturalist to participate! Any adult learners are welcome. Register by September 29. Go to cablemuseum.org or call the Cable Natural History Museum 715-798-3890 to register. $35 member/$40 non-member.
  • 10/06/2023
    Ashland High School Homecoming.  Parade on Main Street at 4pm.  Game at 7pm
  • 10/06-08/2023
    Bayfield AppleFest!  Click here for more informationClick here for a schedule of events  For more information, call 715-779-3335.
  • 10/07-08/2023
    Glidden’s 37th Annual Musky Tournament at Lena’s Bar & Grill, Glidden.  Please register by Sept 26th. For more details contact Lena 715-264-6900.
  • 10/7-8/2023
    White River Ag Products Corn Maze/Kid Fun 12noon-5ish.  58330 Nelson Rd, Mason.  715-765-4591.
  • 10/7-8/2023
    Oulu Corn Maze! 12-5pm. 2595 Pudas Rd, Oulu WI. Call 715-372-4148 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oulucornmaze/
  • 10/12/2023
    Witches’ NIGHT Out!! On historic Main Street of Ashland, from 4-7pm. Stop and shop at participating stores for specials and a chance to register for the grand prize. Downtown Retail Businesses will be open until 7pm!! For more information, call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • 10/12/2023
    The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council presents: The Annual Members Art Show Opening reception. 5-7pm at the Washburn Cultural Center. 1 E. Bayfield St. Washburn. For more information visit cbayarts.org
  • 10/12/2023
    The City of Ashland will host a public listening session regarding a possible property tax increase to fund the Vaughn Public Library renovation project. 6pm at Ashland City Hall Council Chambers, 601 Main St West, Ashland. For more information contact City Hall at 715-682-7071.
  • 10/13/2023
    Ashland Fire Department Safety Open House. 3-6pm. Stop by the Fire Department to learn about fire safety.
  • 10/13/2023
    WhistleStop Packet Pick-Up and Knights of Columbus Pasta Feed. Packet Pick-up 12noon to 9pm.  Pasta Feed 4:30-8pm.  Music by Russ Darwin 4:30-7pm.  All in the heated festival tent in the Bay Area Civic Center Parking Lot.  For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.whistlestopmarathon.com.
  • 10/13/2023
    All Aboard the “Loose Caboose” Kids’ Fun Run! Calling all young adventurers aged 11 and younger for a FREE community-supported event! It’s time to lace up those sneakers, warm up those little legs, and get ready to race in our 1/2 or 1k foot race! Join us at Central Railyard Park from 5:30-7:30pm for a blast! Our course will take you on a journey around the Central Railyard Park Ballfields, behind the Bretting Center, and will be filled with fun surprises along the way. Enjoy tasty treats to refuel after your run. Kids will win a t-shirt! Pre-race registration starting at 5pm.  715-682-7059.
  • 10/13/2023
    Stagecoach Bar & Grill Halloween Dance Party, Music from the grave! 9pm-1am. Come dressed in Halloween costume, or just come as you are. Prizes for dancers. Pre-Party 9pm, if you’re dressed for the theme you’ll want to check in and warm up those dance moves to DJ JD BASS’s dance tunes. Themed Music from 9pm-12am after-which awards will be given & followed up by the random mix of dance music “after party” until 1am. One last GRAND PRIZE will be awarded at the end of the night! Mixed by the hottest DJ in the area DJ JD BASS. 315 Main St E, Ashland.
  • 10/14/2023
    25th Annual Memorial Medical Center WhistleStop Marathon/Half-Marathon/5K/10K. Races starting at 8am. Celebration and Music starting at 9am in the heated festival tent in the Bay Area Civic Center Parking Lot. Music by the Ashland High School Jazz Band, Acoustic Relapse and Russ Darwin.   For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.whistlestopmarathon.com.
  • 10/14/2023
    The Cable Natural History Museum presents: Talon Talk Live Raptor Program. Meet the Cable Natural History Museum’s live education raptors in person! Learn all about the amazing world of birds of prey from Naturalist Haley Selen. 10:30-11:30am at the Museum. Donations welcome. For more information call 715-798-3890 or visit cablemuseum.org
  • 10/14-15/2023
    White River Ag Products Corn Maze/Kid Fun 12noon-5ish.  58330 Nelson Rd, Mason.  715-765-4591.
  • 10/14-15/2023
    Oulu Corn Maze! 12-5pm. 2595 Pudas Rd, Oulu WI. Call 715-372-4148 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oulucornmaze/
  • 10/14/2023
    The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents: Intro to Nature Journaling with Master Naturalist Jennifer Beck. 1-2:30pm at the Visitors Center. Adults 18+ register on eventbrite.com. For more information call 715-682-2662
  • 10/14/2023
    WhistleStop Blues & Brews Fest and Celebration!  All in the heated festival tent in the Bay Area Civic Center parking lot. Time to be determined. Listen to the blues music of “MilkBone” while sampling scores of microbrews (You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event). Then following MilkBone, the final celebrations when the WhiteCaps take center stage.  Pre-purchased tickets for the Blues and Brews Fest are $10 with the brew sampling and $15 at the door. $5 without the pre-purchased brew sampling and $10 at the door.  Not up for Brew tasting.  You are welcome to come to the tent and enjoy the sounds of MilkBone and the WhiteCaps.  Concessions will be available for purchase!
  • 10/15/2023
    White Winter Mead, Cider & Spirits presents: Make your own Mini Halloween Shiplap Signs. Join us at 1pm to paint your own! 3 different sets, Ghost/Boo, Trick or Treat/pumpkin or Bat/Spider web. $14 per set of 2 or $25 for all 6. Each comes with its own easel for display! Class fee includes all supplies. Drinks available to order at your cost. 68323 Lea St., Iron River. For tickets visit https://app.eventsframe.com/app/event/6379284357709824/
  • 10/17/2023
    Join Northwood Tech for a Community Open House to celebrate Manufacturing Month! Learn about the innovative field of manufacturing and discover the variety of manufacturing careers you can launch in just one year. Explore the Machine Tool Operation and Welding labs, and check out the latest student projects. Enjoy giveaways and prizes. For more info and to register for the event visit: https://www.northwoodtech.edu/admissions/visit-a-campus/campus-events-calendar/manufacture-your-future-ashland
  • 10/18/2023
    Associated Bank  & Chequamegon Humane Association Cookout from 11am-3pm, 221 4th Ave W. All proceeds going to the Chequamegon Humane Association.
  • 10/18/2023
    Chequamegon Food Coop presents: Homeopathy At Home. 6-8pm. This class is for anyone interested in using homeopathy to address their minor health complaints. Whether you are brand new to homeopathy or have been using it for years, this class will help you learn how to find the right remedy and how to dose appropriatley for a wide range of common health complaints. Limited Spots available. Free class, but please register. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to reserve your spot.
  • 10/19-21/2023
    Home Expressions Christmas Open House.  Thursday 4-7pm; Friday 10am-5:30pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.
  • 10/19-21/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Natural Connections Writing Workshop (Master Naturalist Advanced Training). Join award-winning author and naturalist Emily Stone for this writing workshop at the beautiful Forest Lodge Estate on Lake Namakagon. Writers of all experience levels will practice using writing to deepen their own and others’ connection to nature. Begins at 1pm on Thursday and finish by 3pm on Saturday. Meals and housing not provided. You don’t have to be a certified Master Naturalist to participate! Any adult learners are welcome. Register by October 15 to receive pre-course assignments. Go to cablemuseum.org or call the Cable Natural History Museum 715-798-3890 to register. $125 member/$150 non-member. For more information, email emily@cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890.
  • 10/20/2023
    Ashland Chamber Music Society presents: Kodak Quartet. The Dynamic award-winning string quartet. 7:30pm at United Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave, Ashland. Tickets available at the door or visit ashlandchambermusic.org
  • 10/20-21/2023
    Ashland High School Fall Prentice Park Production, Poe in the Park. 7pm tour starting at the large Prentice Park pavilion,  Refreshments available. Sunday matinee performance at the Ashland High School Auditorium at 2pm. Questions contact JoAnne Dormady at joannedormady@hotmail.com or call 715-682-3786 and leave a message.
  • 10/20-21/2023
    Northland College presents: Wolf Awareness Week. Keynote Speaker at the Sigurd Olsen Environmental Institute Sentry Room, Ashland. Dr. John A. Vucetich will discussing the importance of the endangered species act of wolf recovery and looks toward the future of wolf management in the great lakes region. 7-8:15pm. Registration Required: Wolf Ecology Workshop Saturday 10/21 9am- 4pm Northland College, Ashland, WI: https://www.northland.edu/event/wolf-ecology-workshop/ Learn the basics of wolf ecology and management—including natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predator-prey ecology, and wolf management. Cost $50.
  • 10/21/2023
    Fall Clean Up – City of Ashland Residents Only.  Republic Services will provide dumpsters at the following locations:  11th Ave W between 3rd & 5th St 8am-1pm; Civic Center Parking lot-320 4th Ave W 8am-Noon; Stuntz Ave behind the old Ellis Fire Station 8am-Noon and Public Works Facility – 2020 6th St E 8am-1pm.  Examples of accepted items at the drop off sites: appliances with out Freon, non-food household garbage, mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs and carpeting.  These items can be dropped off for a fee at the Republic Services Transfer Station, 405 Industrial Park Rd: Appliances with Freon $35, Tires $15/auto & pick up size; $25/large truck tires; electronics, fluorescent bulbs price vary on item.  Construction/demolition material$10/pickup $30 single or double axel trailer.  Please be advised that FREE items are only accepted at the listed locations and Free items are only accepted at the republic Services Transfer Station.  Questions call Ashland Public Works at 715-682-7061 or go to www.coawi.org
  • 10/21/2023
    The Neighborly Bar presents: Early Trick or Treat with your fightfully fun vendors. Spooktacular Sales, Boos specials, win a cauldron of prizes. Festivities are from 1-4pm. 1301 Main St W, Ashland.
  • 10/21/2023
    Ashland Parks & Rec and the Vaughn Public Library presents Boo Bash! at Prentice Park.  Time 3-5pm.  Free Community Event!  We’ll have pumpkin decorating, sweet treats and halloween games.
  • 10/21/2023
    The Town of Bell Community Center will be hosting a talk on the history of Subcarpathian Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia. 3pm, 27615 Co Highway C.
  • 10/21/2023
    Madeline Island Fall Festival, La Pointe. Among the many family friendly events that take place during Fall Fest are pumpkin decorating, bird house kits, pumpkin pie eating contest, vendors, face painting, clowns, bicycle powered cider press, and much more. 9am-4pm Many island businesses will have specials.  For more information, call 715-747-2801, visit www.madelineisland.com.
  • 10/21/2023
    The Cable Natural History Museum presents: Junior Naturalist Activity Day: Preparing for Winter! Families can stop by the Cable Natural History Museum’s classroom and backyard anytime between 10am-12Noon to participate in naturalist-led activity and craft stations. Activities are designed for kids in K-6 to do with their families. Adults should stay with their children and are encouraged to play with us! Donations welcome. For more information call 715-798-3890 or visit www.cablemuseum.org.
  • 10/21-22/2023
    White River Ag Products Corn Maze/Kid Fun 12noon-5ish.  58330 Nelson Rd, Mason.  715-765-4591.
  • 10/21-22/2023
    Oulu Corn Maze! 12-5pm. 2595 Pudas Rd, Oulu WI. Call 715-372-4148 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oulucornmaze/
  • 10/21/2023
    New Day Advocacy Center presents: Harvest Hunt, Adult prize hunt. 1pm, Valhalla View Pub & Grub, 26490 Freedom Valley Dr. Washburn. $25 per person to register. Everyone will walk away with guaranteed prizes. All proceeds go directly to New Day Advocacy Center to support survivors. To register call 715-682-9566 or visit ndshelter.org
  • 10/21/2023
    The Cable Natural History Museum presents: Butterfly Pinning. Get hands-on with the Cable Natural History Museum Curator as we learn how to prepare a butterfly specimen like a pro. Class is from 2-3pm at the Museum. Participants must be age 10 and up and accompanied by an adult if under age 13. Space is limited. Register by October 19. Go to cablemuseum.org or call the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890 to register. $20 member/$25 non-member.
  • 10/21/2023
    Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen 24th Annual Banquet. Held at the AmericInn. Social hour at 5pm. Dinner at 7pm. Dinner tickets can be purchased through Wanda Hyde at 715-373-2088.
  • 10/21/2023
    True North Goodwill is having a Ghoulwill Ball from 6-10pm in Harborside Ballroom at the DECC (350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN) – $55  – Looking for a fun spooky Halloween event that supports a great cause? Join True North Goodwill for their first-ever Ghoulwill Ball fundraiser.  The event will include a costume contest, silent auction, dinner and drinks, and live music by local band Sorta Country. This is a chance to hear about the impact True North Goodwill is having on our community transforming lives through the power of work and to make connections with friends new and old. Proceeds will go towards providing training, jobs, and support services for people with barriers to employment who seek greater independence. Learn more about True North Goodwill and the event at https://truenorthgoodwill.org
  • 10/23/2023
    Northland College Jazz ensemble presents: Jazz in the Woods, Concert at Sigurd Olson, Northland College 7pm. Free admission. Club seating and refreshments available. Northland College Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert that includes Swing, Latin, Rock, Bossa and More!
  • 10/24/2023
    Embridge Pop-Up Information Center at the Bay City Bohemian Hall 319 11th Ave E. 11am-7pm with lunch served at noon and dinner at 5pm. Food giveaways and conversation. Enbridge representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on our pipeline operations, maintenance efforts, renewable projects and the Line 5 Segment Relocation project. Stop by Tuesdays in October and November. Learn more at enbridge.com/L5Wis
  • 10/24/2023 
    Chequamegon Food Coop presents: Tallow & Lard Cold Process Soaps. 5-7pm. LeeAra Anglin makes all of her family’s soap with this winning recipe. Make a bath during the class and go home with the recipe and wisdom to make your own! Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up.
  • 10/24-11/04/2023
    Cozy Corner Guitar Shop, 131 W Bayfield St, Washburn, is celebrating Rocktober with a Fall sale to help get your guitars setup and playing great for the new season! $49.99 Full-Service Setups for Acoustic and electric guitars and basses, plus the cost of strings. We’re also offering 10% off of all other types of repair/service work. We carry a full line of new and used guitars, amplifiers, strings, and accessories.  10% off SALE on all in-stock percussion and Aria Pro Guitars!!  
  • 10/25/2023
    Join Landmark Conservancy for monthly Tyler Forks trail work day. 10am-3pm. This event is scheduled monthly the last Wed. of the month from April-October  Help us maintain and improve our network of hiking trails on this 590 acre forested preserve.  Meet at Tyler Forks Community Forest, 37475 WI-169, Mellen. Please contact Charly Kearns for more information about planned activities and/or if you are able to bring tools of your own. Free registration is required. Visit Tyler Forks Monthly Workday – Landmark Conservancy (landmarkwi.org)
  • 10/25/2023
    Walk To End Alzheimer’ s Team MMC Pizza Buffet! 5-8pm at The Alley, 808 Main St W. Buffet includes all you can eat pizza, wings, caesar salad and a drink. Adults $20; Children $10. Proceeds from this event go to Alzheimers Association to help support vital research and essential programs and services. For more information contact Rachel at 715-685-5400
  • 10/26/2023
    Join us for our annual Halloween Drive-Through event! 3:30-5pm. Grab a free bag of candy and show off your creative costumes! Enter through ‘Entrance B’ on Beaser Avenue. Stay to the left and exit out the main hospital entrance. We hope to see you there! Learn more at https://ashlandmmc.com/events/halloween-drive-through
  • 10/26/2023
    Chequamegon Food Coop presents: Hunan Chicken Cooking Class. 5-7pm. 800 Main St W, Ashland.  Join Lars Dukowitz as he walks you through how to make thinly sliced chicken breast with mixed vegetables in a savory and spicy sauce. Call the store to sign up 715-682-8251.
  • 10/26-28/2023
    Join us for Mt Ashwabay’s 3rd Annual Haunted Trail. Join us for a half-mile of terror! Candy 5:30-6:30pm. Not Very Scary 5:30-6:30pm; Full on Horrifying 6:30-9pm. . Ages 13+ $10; 12 & Under $5. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield. www.mtashwabay.org
  • 10/27-29/2023
    The Chequamegon Theatre Association presents: The Wizard of Oz. Evening shows 7pm (October 27, 28).Sunday matinee shows 2pm (October 29). For tickets and more information visit www.ctatheatre.org/wizard
  • 10/28-29/2023
    White River Ag Products Corn Maze/Kid Fun 12noon-5ish.  58330 Nelson Rd, Mason.  715-765-4591.
  • 10/28-29/2023
    Oulu Corn Maze! 12-5pm. 2595 Pudas Rd, Oulu WI. Call 715-372-4148 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oulucornmaze/
  • 10/28/2023
    Calling all spooktacular souls! The Washburn Chamber  Halloween Town Parade. Join us as we march down Washington Ave. at 2pm. The registration form those who would like to be in the parade can be found HERE. You must turn in the completed form with the $5 entry fee by Thursday, Oct. 26th. We can not guarantee same day registration will be available.
  • 10/28/2023
    Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra presents: Romantics of Fall. 7:30pm at Alvord Theatre, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland.
  • 10/28/2023
    Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents:  Stranded – Costume contest. $1500 in CASH PRIZES for the best costumes! Free Live music by Stranded. Plan now and win that money!
  • 10/28/2023
    Oulu Corn Maze Night Maze! 6-9pm. 2595 Pudas Rd, Oulu WI. Call 715-372-4148 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oulucornmaze/
  • 10/28/2023
    Bad River Lodge & Casino annual Halloween Costume Contest! Registration from 7-9pm.  Must be in costume to register. Best overall costume wins top prize. 1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $750. Start planning your costume today!
  • 10/29/2023
    Our Lady of the Lake Trunk or Treat. Join us from 4-5pm in the OLL parking lot. Cost is free. Come in costume! Please have your child visit each trunk ‘one time’ so there is enough for all children.
  • 10/29/2023
    Glidden’s Pumpkin Rolling Contest at Lena’s Bar & Grill, Glidden.  715-264-6900
  • 10/29-31/2023
    Join Ashland and Bayfield County Emergency Management for fun and 9-1-1 education for families! We will be hosting three events: October 29th: Grand View, WI, on Raymond Ave near the Great Divide Christian Center from 4-6:30pm. October 30th: 400 block of 4th Street East, Washburn, WI, near 5th Ave E from 5-7pm. October 31st: Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI, near Halloween Lane from 5-7p.m. We encourage children of all ages, including teens and adults, to participate in our 9-1-1 Escape Room and event! For younger trick-or-treaters, we will have age-appropriate activities relating to 9-1-1. All participants get to pick a prize and will receive a goodie bag while supplies last! For more information visit https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/1369/2023-Halloween-Event
  • 10/30/2023
    Trick or Treating in Washburn.  Suggested trick-or-treat times 5-7pm.
  • 10/31/2023
    Benoit Cheese is having Trick or Treat at the Haus between 9am-5pm.  Stop in with your Ghosts or Goblins for a real cheese treat!  While you are here you can grab your spooky cravings such as; Muenster Cheese for the monster’s, liverwurst for the gutless mummies, Blood sausage for the Vampires and headcheese for you headless horsemen 23920 County Hwy F, Downtown Benoit (Next to the Avalon) www.benoitcheese.com 715-746-2561
  • 10/31/2023
    Embridge Pop-Up Information Center at the Bay City Bohemian Hall 319 11th Ave E. 11am-7pm with lunch served at noon and dinner at 5pm. Food giveaways and conversation. Enbridge representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on our pipeline operations, maintenance efforts, renewable projects and the Line 5 Segment Relocation project. Stop by Tuesdays in October and November. Learn more at enbridge.com/L5Wis
  • 10/31/2023
    Halloween Fun Night at the Ashland Middle School Dodd Gym, 5-7:30pm.  Games, prizes and fun presented by Boy Scout Troop 342.  grand march costume contest at 7pm.
  • 10/31/2023
    New Day Advocacy Center and Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board Trunk or Treat!! 5-7pm, 301 Ellis Avenue. Come Trick or Treat with us, Everyone is welcome!
  • 10/31/2023
    Trick or Treating in Ashland.  Suggested trick-or-treat times 5-7pm.
  • 10/31/2023
    Birch Haven Senior Living Homes Trick or Treating this Halloween Oct. 31. 5pm-7pm.  Locations:  Eagles Ridge:  224 22nd Ave. West and Falcons Crest: 218 22nd Ave West; Bears Hollow: 1019 15th Ave West and Timbers Edge: 1500 10th St. West.  Candy will be handed out in the dinning room or at the entrance door.
  • 10/31/2023
    Ashland Area Veterinary Clinic Trick or treating. 5-6pm. Come join us with your furry friends on Halloween! 824 Sanborn Ave, Ashland