Calendar » OCTOBER 2020

  • Saturdays through mid-October, Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8am-12pm, on Chapple Ave, in front of Black Cat and Ashland Baking Company, with modified rules and regulations in place to keep us all safe and healthy.  Check them out on Facebook or visit
  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Lots to do and see at the Center. Walking Trail, Exhibits and Scenic Tower. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books anymore. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family.
  • Washburn Cultural Center 715-373-5591.  Now open by appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday, between the hours of 1 – 5pm.  Selections from the Permanent Collection, will begin October 14 (Wed) and last until October 31 (Sat). If you would like to shop in our newly remodeled store, or tour the Washburn Historical Museum should call 715-373-5591 or e-mail us at to make an appointment.  Masks are required.  Here is a link to our web page with a virtual tour of the new art exhibit.
  • Casual Group Ride on Monday nights at 6pm. Meet at Bay City Cycles, 412 W Main St. Bike needed, or rentals are available at Bay City Cycles (please arrive early to do so). Helmets required. Sponsored by Bay City Cycles and North Coast Cycling Association. For more information, call 715-682-2091 or visit
  • 10/02-03/2020
    Cancelled – ABC Raceway 45th Annual Red Clay Classic – Fast Lane Motor Sports, Red’s Auto, & Tim’s Automotive Machine.  Race track located 3.5 miles south of Ashland on Butterworth Rd. For more information, call 715-682-4990 or visit
  • 10/02-04/2020
    Cancelled – Bayfield Apple Festival, Bayfield. For more information, call 715-779-3335, or visit
  • 10/02-04/2020
    Bayfield Apple Festival has been cancelled this year, but the apples still need to be harvested. At Hauser’s we’ll be celebrating five generations of the harvest every day from 10am-5pm. Look for our stand(s) on Rittenhouse Avenue in downtown Bayfield selling apples, cider, jams, & apple butter on Friday, Saturday and Sunday or stop up at the farm for the following:

    • APFELHAUS CIDERY! Taste our very own farm-produced hard cider–from blossom to bottle!
    • Pick-your-own apples or grab a bag of hand-picked varieties (every day)
    • Kristi’s famous BBQ Pork sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, caramel apples, coffee, cider,
    • Hauser’s Fresh-pressed Apple Cider – by the glass or the jug
    • Our famous warm apple pie sundaes with ice cream, whipped cream, and cinnamon sauce. YUM!
    • Caramel apples – sliced with toppings or on a stick
    • Homemade apple butter and jam– just like Grandma used to make
    • Apple Bus Photo Stand
    • Scenic Lake Superior View
    • Pony rides for the kids – Saturday and Sunday only
    • Hayrides through the orchards (YeeHaw!) – Saturday and Sunday only
    • Plus, of course, your favorite varieties of apples and gifts in our 1928 Sears Roebuck barn store!

    HAUSER’S cares about your safety and follows local, county, State, and CDC guidelines for sanitation and safety. COVID 19 prevention plan on file with Bayfield County.  HAUSER’S Superior View Farm – five generations – since 1908!  86565 County Highway J, Bayfield, WI 54814; 715-779-5404.

  • 10/03-04/2020
    Annual Musky Tournament in Glidden at Roxy’s Bar & Grill. For more information, call 715-264-6900.
  • 10/03-31/2020
    Washburn Cultural Center presents art exhibit, “The Gathering”  CBAC Member Fall Exhibit. 10am-4pm. 1 East Bayfield St.  715-373-5591.
  • 10/09/2020
    Cancelled -WhistleStop Pasta Feed, 4:30pm-8pm, in the WhistleStop Big Tent at the Bay Area Civic Center. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit
  • 10/09-10/2020
    Cancelled – 23rd Annual Memorial Medical Center WhistleStop Festival. Marathon & Half Marathon, Pasta Feed and the Blues and Brew’s Fest. Presented by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit
  • 10/10/2020
    Power of the Purse 2020 – Final.  11am-5pm at the Neighborly Bar.  All proceeds go to the Chequamegon Humane Association
  • 10/10/2020
    Cancelled – Cruisin’ the Corridor 5K & 10K race, 8am. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit
  • 10/10/2020
    Cancelled – 23rd Annual Memorial Medical Center WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon. Starting at 8:30am. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit
  • 10/10/2020
    Cancelled- WhistleStop Blues & Brews Fest, at 7:30pm inside the heated tent in the parking lot of the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave. Tickets are available at the Ashland Chamber office, 1716 W. Lake Shore Dr. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit
  • 10/10/2020
    Cancelled – Ordocker Hall of Fame Dinner at the Ponzio Center at Northland College at 5:30pm. Fee $35.  Honoring Donna Brown, Don W Larson, Dan Martinsen and the 1955 Oredocker Football Team.  Questions email
  • 10/12-21/2020
    Scarecrow contest – Downtown Ashland It’s time to build a scarecrow! Let’s have some fun!!  Attention, Chamber Business Owners:  2020 Scarecrow Contest.  Chamber Members! Have fun being creative as you design and build a scarecrow out of whatever materials you like. (Scarecrows must be displayed outdoors to be eligible win).  First place prize is $75 in Chamber Dollars, Second place prize $50 in Chamber Dollars, Third place prize $25 in Chamber Dollars.  Again completed scarecrows should be on display October 1 through October 10.  Be sure to call (715-682-2500) or email the chamber ( register your scarecrow with the Chamber!
  • 10/15/2020
    Essentia Health will be available to give flu shots at the  Ashland SuperOne from 9-3 for ages six and up.
  • 10/17/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 10/17-18/2020
    Oulu Corn Maze, 2595 Pudas Road, Oulu.  Adults $8, 11 & under $7.  Following Covid Guidelines.  715-372-4148 or 715-815-0248
  • 10/22/2020
    Witches’ DAY Out!! On historic Main Street of Ashland, from 10am-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
  • 10/22-25/2020
    Ashland High School Drama Prentice Park Halloween Production “Monster Meet and Greet” 6:30-9:30pm at Prentice Park.  Starting at the large pavilion at Prentice Park, three short skits with different monsters with a Q & A afterwards. Please call to reserve evening and time as we’re limiting attendance to 10-15 people per tour. One hour (maximum) tours for young and old.  Three tours nightly starting at 6:30pm,  $5 per tour-social distancing; masks required; children can come in costume. Leave a message with name; date and time desired & return phone number. or 715-682-3786
  • 10/23/2020
    Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Tiny Tent Show at 7pm,  TrueGrass Trio specializes in reviving music of the old-time masters, adapting modern material to the bluegrass idiom, and creating original songs and new tunes in the traditional string-band style. All veterans of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautuaqua, they take a traditional music recipe, add a pinch of influence from rock, blues, jazz, and gospel, spice it with experienced showmanship! Tom Draughon, Bruce Qualey, Jed Malischke, and guests: Molly O & Randy Sabien.
  • 10/23/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Bay Area Economic Development Summit, 9:30am-3:30pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. No cost to register and lunch will be provided. Join us for a lively discussion of economic development in the Chequamegon Bay region. Using the latest research and data specific to the Chequamegon Bay region, we will spend the day learning and discussing some of the pressing issues and opportunities faced by our communities. Topics: Implications of a Changing Workforce, Regional Economic Overview, Housing, Survey of Area Employers, Economic Evolution & Entrepreneurship in the Chequamegon Bay Area. Speakers: Tessa Conroy, Ph. D., Steven Deller, Ph. D., Matt Kures, M.S., Kristin Runge, Ph. D. To register, visit
  • 10/24/2020
    Cancelled – Copper Falls Candlelight Hike from 6-8:30pm. Self-guided candlelight walk through the forest on the Red Granite Falls Trail. State park sticker required. Flashlight optional. A great outdoor experience for all ages. For more information, call 715-274-2330.
  • 10/24-25/2020
    Oulu Corn Maze, 2595 Pudas Road, Oulu.  Adults $8, 11 & under $7.  Following Covid Guidelines.  715-372-4148 or 715-815-0248
  • 10/25/2020
    A drive thru Pig-in-the-blanket and meatball dinner at the Benoit Community Center 11am-2pm or until the food id gone.  $10 per meal.
  • 10/29-31/2020
    Home Expressions Christmas Open House, 116 Main Street West.  Thursday (10/29) 5-8pm, Friday (10/30) 10am-5:30pm and Saturday (10/31) 10am-3pm.  715-682-2455.
  • 10/30/2020
    Drive in Movie night at Mt Ashwabay.  Ghostbusters around 7pm (half hour after dusk) and followed by Night of the Living Dead.  Limit 50 vehicles $20 per vehicle per film.  First come first serve.715-373-5017.
  • 10/31/2020
    Benoit Cheese is having Trick or Treat at the Haus between 9am and 3pm.  Stop in with your Ghosts or Goblins, dress up for Trick or Treat!  Pick up a little treat for yourself such as Blood Sausage for the vampires.  We have Blood Sausage, for the vampires, for all the gutless mummies..we have liverwurst, For all the monsters…we have Muenster Cheese and for all the headless horsemen we have headcheese!  Treats are compliments of Benoit Cheese Haus, Chequamegon Dairy Association & Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.
  • 10/31/2020
    Trinity Lutheran Church Giveaway, 701 Vaughn Ave., will be setting out Fall Harvest Goodie Bag  on Halloween from 5-7pm for children ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome. There will be a set number of bags set out on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like a bag sent to your house, please visit our website at and click on the Harvest Festival link to sign up. Please sign up by Oct. 24. Have a safe and happy Halloween.  Any questions call 715-495-7338.

2019 Events

  • 10/05-06/2019
    White River Ag presents the Hay Pyramid and A-Mazing Corn Maze, 11am to Dark at 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. Along with the Corn Maze there is Hay Pyramid with 4 slides, Hay wagon Ride, corn box, bowling, slides, duck races, water races, corn pit, and indoor and outdoor seating! 3& Under: Free, Kids4-10 years: $6, 11& Up: $10. For more information call 715-765-4591.
  • 10/12/2019
    Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen 21st Annual Banquet. Held at the Bad River Lodge and Casino, 73370 USH 2, Odanah. Social hour at 5pm. Dinner at 7pm. Dinner tickets can be purchased through Wanda Hyde at 715-373-2088.
  • 10/12-13/2019
    White River Ag presents the Hay Pyramid and A-Mazing Corn Maze, 11am to Dark at 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. Along with the Corn Maze there is Hay Pyramid with 4 slides, Hay wagon Ride, corn box, bowling, slides, duck races, water races, corn pit, and indoor and outdoor seating! 3& Under: Free, Kids4-10 years: $6, 11& Up: $10. For more information call 715-765-4591.
  • 10/13/2019
    The Ashland Knights of Columbus will host an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8am-12pm at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive East, Ashland. Cost: $6 for adults; $4 for children 6-11; free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will benefit Our Lady of the Lake School. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
  • 10/14/2019
    Culver’s Dinnner Benefit for CHA from 4-8pm! Come join us at Culver’s on October 14th! A portion of the proceeds go to help support CHA’s mission of helping anumals who are homeless. Grab your family and friends and show your support for CHA!
  • 10/15/2019
    Dine Out to Help Out- Participating restaurants across Ashland and Bayfield Counties are donating 10% of their dine in or take out sales (liquor not included) to The BRICK Ministries. Visit their Facebook page for the most up to date list of participating restaurants.
  • 10/16/2019
    Vaughn Public Library- Tween Book Club at 4pm. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 10/16/2019
    Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Community Education Event! Hosted by Memorial Medical Center. Held at the Hotel Chequamegon from 5:30-7pm. Get information about breast cancer from experts in the field! Enjoy appetizers and beverages and enter to win door prizes. For more information, visit Memorial Medical Center Facebook page.
  • 10/18/2019
    Ashland Homecoming Parade, 4:15 on Main Street. For more information, contact Marie McFarlane at AHS.
  • 10/19/2019
    Northland College Fins and Feathers Baseball Fundraiser.  12:01am Hunting and fishing may begin. 5-6:15 p.m. Check-in of harvest, team pictures, and social.
    6:30-8 pm Chili contest, social, individual specialty awards. Bucket raffles and silent auction raffle tickets can purchase prior to or at event.  For more information email or go to
  • 10/19/2019
    Chequamegon Food Co-op and Ashland Parks and Recreation present “Cheeky Monkey Boo Bash” 9-11 AM – FREE! Come on down to the Ashland Bretting Center and play. Try gruelicious snacks, play spooktacular games, show off your stuff in the costume parade and pounce around in the bounce house! Everyone takes home special treats! For more information, call 715-682-8251.
  • 10/19/2019
    3rd Annual Travel Show- Travel, Tricks, & Treats! Hosted by JET Travel & Tours from 10am-3pm. Come meet some of our favorite travel vendors, participate in the travel talks, enjoy the food, and come hang out with your travel consultants. We’d love to see you there- bring your friends and share the fun!
  • 10/19/2019
    Pasty Dinner at Sanborn Methodist Church, 5-7pm, cost is $7 a person. You will receive 1 pastie, cole slaw, desert and a beverage. After dinner you can buy pasties as well for $4. For more information, call 715-278-3955.
  • 10/19/2019
    Northland College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be hosting the Annual Haunted Ravine. There will be two trails to accommodate all ages with the Friendly Trail running from 6-7pm and the Totally Terrifying Trails from 7-9pm. Bring called goods to get in. Strollers are not allowed. Free parking in the CSE parking lot. For more information, call 715-682-1699.
  • 10/19-20/2019
    White River Ag presents the Hay Pyramid and A-Mazing Corn Maze, 11am to Dark at 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. Along with the Corn Maze there is Hay Pyramid with 4 slides, Hay wagon Ride, corn box, bowling, slides, duck races, water races, corn pit, and indoor and outdoor seating! 3& Under: Free, Kids4-10 years: $6, 11& Up: $10. For more information call 715-765-4591.
  • 10/21/2019
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, Ma’iingan: Brother Wolf Documentary Screening from 7-9pm. With insight from Ojibwe elders, biologists and artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, this film captures enduring spiritual connections with Brother Wolf, the lasting bonds and responsibilities shared between native people and the wolf species, and the opportunities and challenges presented by the reintroduction and protection of the animals across reservation lands. This film screening is one of the first events for Wolf Awareness Week 2019. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
  • 10/22/2019
    Vaughn Public Library- Computing and Gaming Club from 4-5pm. No sign up necessary! For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 10/22/2019
    Care Packages for Seniors at Thrivent Financial 623 Main St E Ashland, 4-7 pm. Join us along with the Ashland Co Aging Unit, Faith In Action, and the Enrichment Center for light appetizers while we assemble 300 care packages for local senior citizens. For more information, call 715-685-0605.
  • 10/22/2019
    Chequamegon Food Co-op Presents “Vegan Sushi & Spring Rolls” 5:30-7:30 PM. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration Deadline: Friday, October 18. HANDS-ON – Who needs fish when you can have just as delicious vegan sushi and spring rolls? Learn how to stuff and roll, then enjoy! For more information, call 715-682-8251..
  • 10/22-23/2019
    Local Marine Economy Workshop on Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Optional Skills session on Wednesday at 8:30am-12pm. Free, but limited space. Registration coming soon! For more information, call 608-261-6349.
  • 10/23/2019
    Vaughn Public Library- School Early Release Youth Activities. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 10/24/2019
    Faith In Action “Mexican Fiesta Feast,” at the Enrichment Center, 400 Chapple Ave., from 4pm-7pm. Ages 3 and under are free, take-out is available. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Join us in Expanding the Circle of Support for Seniors in Our Community by Connecting Senior Citizens with Caring Volunteers who Can Lend a Helping Hand.For more information or tickets, call 715-682-4414, ext. 3.
  • 10/24/2019
    Vaughn Public Library- Teen Writing Club from 4:30-6:30pm. No sign up necessary! For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 10/24/2019
    Business On Stage presents Inside the Mind of a Serial Entrepreneur featuring Rob Riemer, co-owner of Trek & Trail and Distinctive Painting, at the Northern Great Lake Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G. 6pm: Pizza and Networking, 6:30pm: Presentation. For more information, visit
  • 10/25/2019
    Wear PINK day for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • 10/25/2019
    CHA Fundraiser at Associated Bank! Located at 221 4th Ave W, Ashland. From 10am-3pm. Pets on site to adopt from CHA!! Local chili cook off taste testing for only $5! Purchase a plate lunch for only $5! Chinese Raffle items from local businesses and baked goods for sale. All proceeds will go to CHA! Stop by and enjoy the day! For more information, contact Jenny Munsen at 715-682-9047.
  • 10/25/2019
    Going, Going, Gone? Exhibit opening at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6-8pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
  • 10/25-26/2019
     Zombie Days in Washburn. Halloween parade, blood drive, Undead Amazing Race, cyclo-corpse maze, masquerade ball, vendors, and much more. For more information or a detailed schedule of events, call 715-373-5017.
  • 10/26/2019
    Bargain Hut Gives Back Sale, 420 Chapple Ave., from 9am-1pm. For more information, call 715-682-8522.
  • 10/26/2019
    Northland College Programs presents, “Wolf Ecology Workshop” from 9am-3pm. For more information visit
  • 10/26/2019
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Wisconsin Honey Producers Assoc.” from 9:30am-12pm. The WHPA Fall Meeting. We get together as the Ashland Honey Bee Club and the Wisconsin Honey Producers Assoc. Potluck gathering. We will be having a meeting which is open to the public and we will have a Round Table Q/A concerning the Honeybees. For more information, contact Charles Beyersdorf, at 715-278-3652 or email
  • 10/26/2019
    Ignite Fitness Studio 6th Anniversary Party: Join us from 10am-1pm for free demo classes, sales, snacks and fun! 320 West Main St. For more information, call, 715-292-0679.
  • 10/26/2019
    Fall Extravaganza at the Alley! To benefit local community charities. Sponsored by GFWC Ashland Monday Club. 11am- Social Hour. 12noon- Luncheon. Cost is $20. Chinese raffle, 50/50, door prizes and entertainment. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Mary Fall at 715-209-4881.
  • 10/26/2019
    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Legendary Cribbage Tournament”. Registration starts at 3pm. Play begins at 5pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit
  • 10/26/2019
    Bad River Lodge & Casino Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Registration Starts at 7-10pm, Secret judging begins at 11pm, Winners announced at the Bewitching Hour 12am. Live music with Risque, doors open at 8pm. Music begins at 9pm. For more information, call 715-682-7121.
  • 10/26/2019
    Bad River Lodge & Casino presents “Risque”,  Music begins at 9pm, Free admission. For more information, visit
  • 10/26/2019
    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Scaryoke”. Register from 9-10pm. Best Costumed Themed Karaoke Performance! For the scaryoke contest: judged Performances begin at 10pm, performers drawn in random order, and must be in costume, amateur solo, duet and group acts accepted, high marks for best overall performance. Spectators welcome! For the costume contest: DJs will announce line-up time. Both Scaryoke Contest and Best Costume Contest prizes: 1st place: $500. 2nd place: $250. 3rd place: $125. Register for one or both! For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit
  • 10/26/2019
    Annual Halloween Party hosted by The Whitecaps and Stagecoach Bar & Grill. 315 Main St E, Ashland. Always a scary, rockin time at Stagecoach for Halloween! Drink specials, costume contest and more!
  • 10/26-27/2019
    White River Ag presents the Hay Pyramid and A-Mazing Corn Maze, 11am to Dark at 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. Along with the Corn Maze there is Hay Pyramid with 4 slides, Hay wagon Ride, corn box, bowling, slides, duck races, water races, corn pit, and indoor and outdoor seating! 3& Under: Free, Kids4-10 years: $6, 11& Up: $10. For more information call 715-765-4591.
  • 10/28/2019
    Fright Night at Northland College hosted by the Chemistry Faculty and the Friends of the VP, 4-5pm & 6-7pm sessions. Sign-up required! For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 10/28/2019
    Senior Dinner and Concert at the Ashland High School. 5:30pm- Sit-down dinner. 6:15pm- AHS Wire Choir Fall Concert. You are invited to this free event of food, music and fun in honor of our senior citizens! RSVP by calling 715-685-5183. Make your reservations by October 23. Seating is limited. Call early.
  • 10/31/2019
    Bad River Lodge & Casino- Hallowin Kiosk Game, 8am-11:45pm. Chance to win cash and rewards play! For more information, visit
  •  10/31/2019
    The Boy Scouts will be doing the formerly Kiwanis Halloween program held at the Dodd Gym (Ashland Middle School,  6 -8pm.  The Boy Scouts, with help from students and staff from the Ashland School District will be hosting the event.
    Ashland Haunted Tour! Visit by Trolley 6 Historic “Haunted” locations on Halloween night. Historians lived to tell a few tales at each location. Tours are at 7pm, 8:30pm, and 10pm. Cost is: $20 per person. Reserve your spot with MasterCard or Visa by calling 715-682-2313 #2 or 122 3rd St W, Ashland to drop off payment. A sample of South Shore Brew at each location. Tarts and Vicars costume party at 7pm at the Anchor Pub. Located 315 Turner Rd, Ashland. Also, chili cook-out at 7pm at the Anchor Pub. $100 prize! Stop by the Ashland Daily Press Office, 122 W 3rd St, for registration form and rules. Call Jim Moran at 920-442-0243. Sponsored by Anthony Jennings & Crew, Anchor Pub, Bretting Manufacturing, Ashland Daily Press, Northern State Bank, and South Shore Brewery.