Mid-June thru 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 www.ashlandareafarmersmarket.com.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center – Lots to do and see at the Center. Walking trail, exhibits and scenic observation tower. Visit their website for a complete schedule of events and activities for the whole family.
Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just about books anymore. Go to their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the entire family.
TBD- Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Northern Bounty Farm – Opens Sept. 28th – October 27! Open Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays 10-6pm. Take a hay ride out to our u-pick patch or shop our pre-picked carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, gourds and more! Hay pyramid, corn bin play area, petting farm, games, and photo ops! There’s fun for all ages! Ages 2 and under are free. 3-6 are $5 and 7+ are $7 – that price includes all activities, maze, and a pumpkin of your choice! We accept cash, card or WIC! Porta-potties and picnic area available. We are a small family farm and would love the support of our wonderful community! 38239 Bass Lake Rd, Highbridge. For more information, call 715-681-0022.
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 www.baycitycycles.com.
BINGO every Tuesday night, 7pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 106 n 2nd Ave East. Bingo is played in the basement and is open to the public. Excluding Holidays or during the Holy Week. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
Bayfield Rec Center Free Senior Friday, free use of our fitness machines, swim laps, or just use the sauna and hot tub, Aqua Fit class at 9am, and a Silver Sneakers fitness class (using chairs) at 11am! No need to schedule, walk ins are welcome! Please call 715-779-5408 with any questions you might have.
Bretting Community Center Indoor Playground. Monday and Thursday: 10am-1pm. Wednesday and Friday: 3:30-6:30pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Bretting Community Center Daily fee: $1 per child/day. BCC yearly family membership also available for $60. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
Bad River Lodge and Casino: “3x the Points” every Tuesday in September from 8am-2am, “Crack the Safe” every Thursday in September from 1-7pm, and 28th Anniversary Drawings every Saturday in September. Every Friday night, 5pm, Lake Superior Fish Fry Buffet. 715-682-7121. www.badriver.com.
09/04-05/2020 Butternut 9th Annual Gun Show & Rummage-A-Rama, at the Butternut Community Park. For more information, call 715-769-3620.
09/04-07/2020 Labor Day Fair with ball games, mud bog, arts & crafts, musical theater, carousal rides, and more! Held at the historic Marion Park in Glidden. For more information call 715-264-5444.
Neighborly Shortstop, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Please contact the Neighborly Bar in order to get signed up, at 715-682-9908.
Bayfield/Apostle Islands Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration. For more information, call 715-779-5619 or visit www.lighthousecelebration.com.
09/12/2020 Ashland Mural Fest & Classic Car Show, downtown Ashland, 9am-3pm. Mural trolley tours, Car Show, Craft & Food Vendors and Music. For more information, call 715-682-2500. Mural Fest Craft Vendors Mural Fest Car Show
09/12/2020 Cornucopia Annual Art Crawl will be held in Cornucopia from 10am-4pm. Event features fine arts, crafts. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cornucopiawisconsin.net.
09/12/2020 The Safari Big Cup, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Starting at 10am. For more information, call 715-682-8004.
09/12/2020 Please join us for our Annual Books n Brunch sponsored by PEO Chapter EL at the Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave in Ashland, from 10am-12noon. Nicole Dreiske, author of “The Upside of Digital Devices” will present and lead a discussion to follow. Proceeds from this event go to provide educational opportunities for women in need through grants, scholarships, and loans. Cost is $20 and includes author presentation, delicious brunch, beverages, Love Basket drawing, raffles, local artist items and book sale. For more information call Jody Forsythe at 715-292-9237 or email at email@example.com.
09/12-20/2020 Lost Creek Adventures, 22475 Hwy. 13, Cornucopia, presents Georgian Bay Sea Kayak Skills Expedition. For more information, call 715-953-2223 or visit www.lostcreekadventures.org.
09/17/2020 3rd Thursday! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 7pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! Fun!! An evening of shopping! For more information, call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
09/18-19/2020 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, 13460 Spruce St., Cable. 715-798-3594. For more information, visit www.cheqfattire.com.
Butternut Oktoberfest at the American Legion Hall, at 4pm. For more information, call 715-769-3113.
09/19-20/2020 Northern Aged Iron Tractor & Threshing Show, 38565 State Hwy 13., Highbridge. Festivities begin at 8am each day. Display of Tractors, Implements, Hit-and-Miss Motors, Vintage Cars, Trucks and Snowmobiles. Raffles for a 1960 Oliver Model 550 and Oliver 1550 pedal tractor 1 ticket- $5 or 5 for $20. For more information on admission or a detailed list of events, call 715-274-7807 or 715-682-5744, or visit www.northernagediron.com.
Copper Peak presents the Red Bull 400. For the second time since 1994, Copper Peak, the iconic ski flying hill at N13870 Copper Peak Rd., Ironwood, Mi, will host an international competition at 8am. The worlds steepest 400-meter race. For more information go to www.redbull.com/rb400 or call 906-932-3500.
09/26/2020 Art in the Park at Copper Falls State Park, Mellen. Free admission. 10am-3pm. Free admission. Come for all the fun! No pets at the fall fest event venue. For more information, call 715-274-5123.
09/26/2020 National Public Lands Day, free waiver day for National Parks. For more information, call 715-362-1351.
Madeline Island Museum, Commemoration of the Treaty of 1854 — Annual Special Event, 10am-4pm Daily. Learn about the history of the Treaty of 1854, which established the first Ojibwe reservations in Wisconsin and stipulated the rights of the Ojibwe to hunt, gather, and fish in the ceded territories. This special event commemorates the Treaty of 1854, which was signed at LaPointe, on Madeline Island. Special activities will be featured during the weekend event. Museum entry fees apply. https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/programs/16/madeline-island-museum
Cancelled – Northland College Annual Fall Festival, 1411 Ellis Ave. For a more detailed list of the weekend’s activities, call 715-682-1699, 715-682-1811, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.northland.edu.
08/31-09/01/2019 Neighborly Shortstop, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Please contact the Neighborly Bar in order to get signed up, at 715-682-9908.
White Winter Winery 12th Annual Emergency Pig-Out, Hwy 2 & Lea St., Iron River. 11am-5pm. Good old fashioned BBQ with all the fixins. Live music starting at 12pm with family friendly activities going throughout the day. Be one of the first 100 to RSVP to get 2 for 1 by the glass mead & hard cider. Fundraiser for the Iron River Emergency Services. For more information, call 715-372-5656, visit www.whitewinter.com.
09/03/2019 Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School- First Day of School
Bayfield Rec Center- Fall Hours Begin! Lap swims: M/W/F 6-9am, Tu/Th 6-8:30am, weekdays 12-1:30pm. Open Swim: Weekdays 4-7:30pm. Weekend hours remain the same. For more information, call 715-779-5408.
09/04/2019 Northland College- classes begin.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019 at the Enrichment Center. Registration at 8am and walk at 9am. Funds raised stay local to provide care, support, advocacy, and research for a cure to ultimately end Alzheimer’s Disease. 715-352-4091.
Indian Taco Sale at the Enrichment Center, 400 Chapple Ave, from 11am-2pm and 4-6pm. Takeout and delivery are available! Please call by 4pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for all your delivery needs. For more information, call 715-682-2776.
Vaughn Public Library- Chess Club Starts at 5:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents “Rosetti & Wigley” in the lounge from 8pm-12am. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
09/07/2019 5K Police “Chase” at the Neighborly Bar. 5K race with Chase and Officer Ovaska at 10am, registration at 9am. Food, raffles prizes and music! A full day of events with drawings to be held at 6pm. For more information, call 715-682-7171 ext. 1014 or text Teri.email@example.com.
09/07/2019 Kids Heart Challenge at the Ashland Area Farmers Market! From 10am-12noon! Sponsored by the Vaughn Public Library, Friends of the Vaughn Public Library, and Ashland Parks & Rec. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents- “Music Theory Everyone Should Know”, 10am-12pm. Instructor: Clayton Toman, pro musician. Cost: $10/$5 owner, Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 5. Discussion – Learn the basics of music theory and you’ll be able to better appreciate (or even write your own) music! From whole and half steps to constructing chords and knowing your scales, this class will help you learn musical basics. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
09/07/2019 Copper Peak Trails Fest, Ironwood, MI, from 10am-4pm. World’s Tallest Podium Mountain Bike Race. This year we will be having a bouncy house, big slide, big swings, Fun E Business, professional photos taken from the top of the hill, half price Adventure Ride tickets and more. For more information, visit www.sisudirtcrew.com or call 906-932-3500.
09/07/2019 Voices for Recovery- Picnic Celebration at Prentice Park, Ashland, from 2-6pm. Hear inspirational speakers, enjoy great food, music and activities for everyone. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 715-685-5403.
09/07/2019 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 www.legendarywaters.com.
Bad River Lodge & Casino presents live music by, “Junk FM”. Doors open at 8pm. Music begins at 9pm. Free admission. 715-682-7121. www.badriver.com
09/08/2019 4th Annual EXPO Shoe & Tell & Sell, held by the Glidden Area Development Corporation. At the Marion Park Pavilion from 11am-3pm. New this year is demonstrations! Heart to Heart Quilt Club and Friends with Threads CLub will shoe and tell their skilled work. Beautiful quilts and needle crafts will be on display (possible for sale too). William Weiler will explain the mysteries of High-Tech electronic connections. Kelli Meredith adds artistry with her gallery showing. Printed Merchandise will help you get motivated to kick-start a new hobby. These experts will add understanding of the time, materials, and talent that adds value to hand-crafted products or products that make your life easier. Enjoy lunch from Lola’s Lunchbox. Have desert from one of the Bake Sale tables. You can shop with many crafters joining us again this year. An off-the-grid camper will be set up for your added information. Courtesy of Travis Augustine of Class ACT Charter School. Come enjoy the day with us! For more information, contact the GADC @ 715-264-2112.
Legendary Waters- Free Bingo! 1pm, 20 Games, 18+, Cash Prizes. For more information call, 715-779-9435.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Bluegrass Fiddle Made Easy”, 5:30-7:30pm, instructor: Clayton Toman, pro musician, cost: $10/$5 owner, registration deadline: Friday, September 6. HANDS-ON – Learn purchasing and rental tips, instrument care, tuning, playing positions, musical symbols, simple melodies, straight vs. swing rhythms, scales, and more! For more information, call 715-682-8251.
09/09/2019 Chequamegon Area Choir Weekly rehearsals begin at 7:00 pm at the Washburn United Methodist Church (326 Washington Ave). Registration & distribution of music folders begins at 6:30. For more information, visit our website, www.cacvoices.com or contact Choir Director Michael Powers at 715-373-5371.
Artists’ Reception, Patricia A. Hawkenson & Jeffrey Holvick sharing ‘Color Chequamegon Bay’. 5-7pm, Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E Bayfield St, Washburn, WI 54891. For more information, call 715-373-5591.
09/13/2019 Bayfield Rec Center- Kid’s Night Out, 4:30-8:30pm, Ages 5-13. $10/first child, $5/each additional sibling. Come ready to play inside and outside the pool! Dinner and snack provided, waiver required. For more information, call 715-779-5408.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents live music from “Brother Jon Band” in the lounge from 8pm-12am. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
Chequamegon Food Co-op Presents “Bluegrass 5-String Banjo Made Easy”, 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Clayton Toman, pro musician, cost: $10/$5 owner, Registration Deadline: Friday, September 13. HANDS-ON – Learn purchasing and rental tips, instrument care, picking patters, first position chords, use of thumb and finger picks, notes on the fretboard, scales, using a capo, and more! For more information, call 715-682-8251.
The final opportunity to join the Chequamegon Area Choir for their fall/Christmas season. Weekly rehearsals are Mondays, at 7pm at the Washburn United Methodist Church (326 Washington Ave). Registration & distribution of music folders begins at 6:30pm. For more information, visit our website, www.cacvoices.com or contact Choir Director Michael Powers at 715-373-5371.
09/17/2019 Ashland Science on Tap hosts Tom Fitz PHD, Professor of Geoscience Northland College, “Facing the Challenges of Mining, Resource Demand, and Environmental Stewardship in a Changing World”, at 6:30pm at The Alley, 808 W. Main St. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org.
Star Party! 7-9pm at the Harbor View Event Center, 130 Harbor View Dr, Washburn, WI. Night Sky Films, Starry Jazz with Pippi Ardenni, Telescopes on the lawn, Announcing Dark Skies in our region. Light snacks provided, drinks available for purchase. Fore more information, visit www.StarrySkiesLS.org
Community Art Walk at 4:30-7pm, meet at Special Services Lobby at Memorial Medical Center. Stroll down the halls and enjoy light appetizers while you view artwork created by the staff of Memorial Medical Center Regional Enterprises & Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center. Vote for your favorite piece of art! For more information, visit the Memorial Medical Center Facebook page.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents “Legendary Karaoke” in the lounge from 8pm-12am. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
Star Party! 8-10pm at the Alvord Theatre- Northland College. Night Sky Films, Starry Jazz with Pippi Ardennia, Paul Bogard, Telescopes, Announcing Dark Sky Places in our region. Light refreshments compliments of Northland Alumni Association. For more information, call 715-682-1811.
Fall Naturalist Program at Copper Falls State Park. In the picnic pavilion 3pm. Rain or shine. Join Tom Fitz, Northland College Professor of Geo-science, for a first-hand look at the fascinating geology exposed at Copper Falls State Park. As you hike the waterfalls trail, delve into the remarkable history of the Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and manmade changes that shape today’s waterfalls. Bring your curiosity, your kids, comfortable shoes, water bottle, bug spray/tick protection, or raingear (if needed). Children should be accompanied by and adult. Sorry, no pets. For more information, call 715-274-5123.
Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “Om Shalom Trio”, at the United Presbyterian Congregational Church at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents live music from “Ron Occhino” in the lounge from 8pm-12am. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
09/20-22/2019 Red Cliff Cultural Days! Labor Day Weekend at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. Fun for the whole family. Open to the public. Red Cliff is located 3 miles north of Bayfield on Hwy 13. For more information, call 715-779-3700.
09/21/2019 3rd Annual Dirty Dog Dirt Dash 5k/10K Walk/Run. Registration at 10am. Race starts 11am. A mud obstacle race for all ages! Food and fun! Come and get dirty!! To register email Terri Ovaska at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-682-7171 ext. 1014.
Chequamegon Food Co-op Presents “Kids in the Kitchen: Souper Time!” 10am-12pm. Instructor: Chef Jonathon Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods. Free, but reserve your spot. Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19. HANDS-ON – Cooking as a family can be a great way to spend quality time together. In this kid-friendly class, you and your kids can cook up a super soup. Then, we’ll eat what we make! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Parental supervision required. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
09/21/2019 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 www.legendarywaters.com.
Legendary Waters Resort and Casino- The Music of Patsy Cline featuring Cassie and the Bobs. 9pm-11pm in the Event Center. For more information, 715-779-9435.
09/21-22/2019 A-Mazing Corn Maze, Bring family and friends! Water Races, Corn Pit, Food, Corn Launcher, Bouncy House, Hay Pyramid, Games, pumpkin patch, and more! White River AG, Mason, WI. General Admission: 3 & Under- Free. Kids 4-10 years- $6. 11& up- $10. For more information, call 715-765-4591.
The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat fresh Lake Superior whitefish dinner at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. 4-7pm. Cost: $12 for ages 12 and over; $6 for ages 5-11; free for children under 5. Proceeds from the event will go to the KC Scholarship Fund. For more information 715-682-9621
Chequamegon Food Co-op Presents “Japanese Small Plates”, 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Chef Jonathon Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods, cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 24. Enjoy Japanese comfort foods in bite-sized portions. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
Vaughn Public Library- Ella’s Experience at Conserve School, Presentation and Q&A @ 6:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-7060. 09/27/2019
Brat & Hot Dog Cook-Out Fundraiser at 10am-6pm by Faith In Action at Midland Gas Station on Sanborn Ave. For more information, call 715-682-4414.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents live entertainment from “David Blong Trio” at 8pm-12am in the lounge. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
09/27-28/2019 Annual Fall Rummage Sale at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church from 3-6pm on Friday, 8am-12pm on Saturday. 311 W 13th St., Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-4510.
09/27-28/2019 Birkie Trail Run Festival! This event is perfect for runners looking to break free from the roads. The Birkie Trail has a wide, grass covered, level surface, and the single-track is smooth and fast. For more information and to register visit www.birkie.com.
09/28/2019 National Public Lands Day at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.Local volunteers will once again toll up their sleeves to plan native wildflowers during the celebration of National Public Lands Day at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The event starts with registration at 8:30am. Rain or shine. If interested in volunteering, please call Susan Nelson or Teresa Maday at 715-685-9983 by September 24.
Bargain Hut Gives Back Sale, 420 Chapple Ave., from 9am-1pm. Items will be for the community to take at no charge. This is open to anyone and everyone within the area. For more information, call 715-682-8522.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Coats for Kids distribution on Saturday, 9am to 12noon at the Bretting Center, 322 West 4th Avenue and 3rd Street. New and gently used coats may be donated at the following locations: the north entryway of Our Lady of the Lake Church; Sherwin-Williams; Huhn Drug; or 6th Street Market. Monetary donations may be made out to KC Coats for Kids and mailed to PO Box 514, Ashland, WI 54806. Parents must bring in a child to be fitted properly. Clothing will not be handed out without child present. For more information 715-682-9621
Solar Energy Tour, Day 1 in Ashland, 12-4pm. A self guided tour of solar photovoltalic installations at homes, businesses, municipal and utility sites, Networking social hour after tour both days. No charge. Presented by Cheqbayrenewables.org and the UW-Extension Ashland County. For more information, visit cheqbayrenewables.org.
09/28/2019 Take a Hike sponsored by the National Country Trail Association. 1-4pm. Meet hike leader, Ellie Williams, at the Copper Falls State Park pavilion to start a 3-4 mile hike north along the NCT into the pristine Copper Falls State Natural Area. Participants will need a State Park sticker. Parking is available at the pavilion parking lot. Come early to help the Chequamegon Chapter celebrate North Country Scenic Trail Day and Friends of Copper Falls State Park’s Fall Festival. For more information contact Kevin Schram, President, at 715-765-4789 or email email@example.com.
Bad River Lodge & Casino presents live music by “Contradiction”. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm, free admission. 715-682-7121. www.badriver.com.
A-Mazing Corn Maze, Bring family and friends! Water Races, Corn Pit, Food, Corn Launcher, Bouncy House, Hay Pyramid, Games, pumpkin patch, and more! White River AG, Mason, WI. General Admission: 3 & Under- Free. Kids 4-10 years- $6. 11& up- $10. For more information, call 715-765-4591.
09/28-29/2019 Come to Hausers!! 86565 County Hwy J, Bayfield. Celebrate the apple season with HAUSER’S Superior View Farm this Fall! Open every day from 10-5, BUT on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, join us for the following special activities! Hayrides through the Orchards (YeeHaw!), Pick-your-own apples or grab a bag of hand-picked varieties, Caramel apples on a stick (Yum!), Fresh-pressed apple cider, APFELHAUS CIDERY – Taste our very own farm-produced hard cider—from blossom to bottle, Apple butter and jam samples – just like Grandma used to make, Picnic on the farm, Hiking trail through woods & around the farm, Apple Bus Photo Stand, Scenic Lake Superior view from the top of our 1928 Sears Roebuck barn, Grandpa’s collections & farm relics – 2nd floor of the barn, Produce – freshly harvested from our gardens. For more information, call 715-779-5404.
Knights of Columbus Fall Festival Dinner from 11am-1:30pm at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. 201 Lake Shore Dr. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
Solar Energy Tour, Day 2 in Washburn, 12-4pm. A self guided tour of solar photovoltalic installations at homes, businesses, municipal and utility sites, Networking social hour after tour both days. No charge. Presented by Cheqbayrenewables.org and the UW-Extension Ashland County. For more information, visit cheqbayrenewables.org.
Vaughn Public Library- Library Clubs Kick-Off Meeting! Eat pizza and learn about upcoming after-school clubs @ 6pm. For more information, call 715-682-7060.