January 19, 2023

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Bayfield Schools and City Office Closing Early

Thursday, January 19

Due to Weather the Bayfield School District and Bayfield City Hall will close early today (1/19).

School Closing: 12:45 p.m.

City Hall Closing: 1:00 p.m.

**Plows will also come off the roads at 1:00 p.m.**

Bayfield Winter Recreation Report

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

42 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

Winter is here and it's here to stay! We hope you have the opportunity to get out and wander in winter in Bayfield!

Check out our winter activities and recreation report page complete with trail reports for Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling (Ashland and Bayfield Counties).

Winter events are also posted here.

You will also find information on the Madeline Island Ice Road and ice caves. (Both are currently not accessible at this time.)

Come wander in winter in Bayfield!

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Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

February Sewing Classes


101 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Thursday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

The wait is over!

We field requests for sewing classes all year but had to wait until winter to launch them - spaces fill fast, so reserve your spot early.

**Thank you for everyone’s thoughtful responses to our 2023 New Year Survey- read our blog for the full results and our Top 5 Take-Aways**


Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

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Core Cooks: Community Potluck - Polenta Board

Core Community Resources

257 Manypenny Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, January 19

*This event is canceled due to the weather*

Stay tuned for more information.

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Thursday Trivia Nights

The Bayfield Inn Lounge

20 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Thursdays, January 26 - March 9, 6:00 p.m.

*January 19, Trivia Night Canceled due to weather*

After a 2-year hiatus, it's Trivia Night in The Lounge!

Game Play:

*Register onsite at 6:00 p.m.

*Form a team (max 4 people, 21+)

*First come first served, no reservations for teams or tables

*Game begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Food, Specials and prizes.

*Full bar & lounge menu until 8:00 p.m.

*Weekly drink specials

*New categories & questions each round, each week

*Prizes for weekly top 3 teams

*Each team's weekly entry goes into the end-of-the-season grand prize drawing

More details on our FB events page!

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Tiki Friday at Copper Crow Distillery

Copper Crow Distillery

37395 State Hwy 13 

Bayfield, WI

Friday, January 20, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

This Friday Copper Crow Distillery will host Tiki Friday. Tiki cocktails, snacks, and tropical fun.

Wear your Hawaiian shirt and sandals!

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Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Penny Print Studio

40 South 2nd Street #103

Bayfield, WI

Friday, January 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

This workshop is perfect for beginners interested in printmaking.

Floral, landscape, and animal stencils will be available to utilize for drawing tools and inspiration. Participants will carve their drawings out of soft linoleum, apply an even layer of ink, and transfer the image onto paper. Multiples of prints will be created!

 At the end of the session, prints will be traded among the class for a memento. Participants will also receive a tote bag to print on and take home!

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Community Fish Fry at Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church

232 North First St

Bayfield, WI

Friday, January 20, 5:00 p.m.

Holy Family Fish Fry will be this Friday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Adults $15.00

Children, Age 6-12 $8.00 and under 5 free,

Enjoy homemade desserts and carryout will also be available.

Please come and join us in the Holy Family Church Hall for good food and great conversation.

Share the Love with our Kid's Valentine Gifts

Kiddiwink Kids

108 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Kiddiwink Kids is stocked up on Valentine’s Day gifts!

We also have unique and candy-free Valentines for friends! There are many to choose from including shaped crayon cards, super stretchy caterpillars, sensory zipper bracelets, and more!

These items can be personalized so they are ready to go! Friend valentines need to be preordered online, by emailing kiddiwinkkids@gmail.com, or in store!

Stay tuned for pottery painting in store soon!

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Indigenous Storytelling and Teaching with Robert Goslin

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Road

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, January 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Indigenous teachings will be discussed and translated into life-long learning experiences.

Rob Goslin is a tribal member elder of the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa Indians with many years of experience working with people nationally. Rob is a well-known historian and storyteller of the Indigenous people of this region.

Winter is the season of storytelling and will give participants an opportunity to experience the history of the Ojibwe people and the legends passed down from generation to generation.

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Candlelight Snowshoe Hike and Nordic Ski

Landmark Conservancy

10 N. 1st Street Unit 101

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, January 21, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by Landmark Conservancy and Mt. Ashwabay. Bring your friends and family for a magical adventure in the Northwoods!

Candlelit luminaries will guide you along an approximate mile loop trail. Stay after your adventure to grab a bite to eat or a beverage and then warm up at the bonfire!

Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes. The trail begins and ends at Mt. Ashwabay, with parking, bathrooms, and ski/ snowshoe rentals available.

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Holy Eucharist

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

Sunday, January 22, 10:30 a.m.

Please join our family of believers this Sunday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. for Holy Eucharist celebrated by Father Scott Kirby and Deacon Organist Dorothy Lewis.

Our small chapel is filled with the love of Christ and hymns of praise. Handicapped entrance in rear of Church. All are welcome.

Mario Kart Mondays, Free Pool Tuesdays, and Freeze Your Glass Off

The Creamery Bar

31 South First Street

Bayfield, WI

Monday, January 23

"Race" on down to The Creamery! Mondays & Tuesdays.

Play Mario Kart, have some drinks, play pool & darts and have a great time! Heck, order a pizza while you're at it!

Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ($1 off any drink)

Mario Kart 3:00 p.m. - Close

Late Night Happy Hour 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Pool (FREE on Tuesdays!)



Save the Date: Freeze Your Glass Off, March 3

Drink Specials, Free Chili Bar, Bingo, Live Music by Danny Blake & Friends

Visit our Facebook page for updates on our happenings.

Takeout, Classes and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI


Pre-order at least 2 days in advance.

Monday, January 23

Coconut Chicken Curry

Monday, January 30

Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya


Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 p.m.

Mole at the Chequamegon Food Co-op. Please call (715) 682-8251 to register.

Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 p.m.

Sushi Rolls at Lars' Kitchen. (Full)

To order take-out, complete the purchase on our website. Catering: Reach out to Lars! Thanks! Phone: (406) 580-1619


Cribbage Anyone?

Honest Dog Books

40 South 2nd Street

Bayfield, WI

Wednesday, January 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Store Manager Erin Schlager will be teaching and playing cribbage Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. through April. If there are enough players, we'll get a couple of boards going. No experience is needed.

If puzzling is more your thing, drop a puzzle and take a puzzle anytime. We have two stacks of used puzzles we'd love to get into the community.


Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday Night Chalet Social: Comedy Night

Mt. Ashwabay

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

Wednesday, January 25, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Laps, laughs, and libations! Come grab a few runs (chairlift runs until 6:00 p.m.) or a nordic ski then join us for Comedy Night with our famously funny local improv group, Lost in the Woods!

They will be performing two sets starting at 6:30 p.m..

$10 suggested donation. The bar opens at 4:30 p.m. featuring local concoctions from White Winter Winery. Food will be available.

Saturday, February 4

Registration is open for the Summit Ski Race at Mt. Ashwabay! Nicknamed the "Great Pie Race" it's the only event where you can eat your award!

The annual race showcases 45 kilometers of skate and classic cross-country trails at Mt. Ashwabay and adjacent Jerry Jolly Trials.

This race also hosts a citizen's race open to the public starting at 11:15 a.m.

30K Skate, 25K Pursuit and 10K classic.

Middle, High school and college races are also part of this event!

We encourage you to preregister. Preregistration will be any registrations we receive by mail or online by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at midnight. There will be in-person registration for the citizen races up until 1 hour before the race starts.

Summit Ski Race

Open Mic Nights at the Backstage

Big Top Chautauqua

84810 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Get up on stage or just hang out and listen.

Sing a song, play a tune, tell a joke, tell a story, tell a friend. The Backstage will have drinks and lite fare available for purchase.

More information: (715) 373-5552 or info@bigtop.org.

Join us every Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m. starting January 25.

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Floating Art + Mind Creative Workshop with BLU + Penny Print

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 South 2nd St. Suite 102

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join BLU and Penny Print for an evening of guided meditation and artistic expression.

Students will be brought through a visualization to encourage their creative spirit. Then the group will transition to the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi “floating ink” where students will layer ink on water and create unique marbled prints on rice paper. Join us and bring your creative spirit to life!

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Jewelry and Dog Sledding

Silverwaves Jewelry

126 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI


Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day

Jewelry & Dog Sledding

2-Day Workshop

Register Here


Dog sledding AND jewelry making adventures in January! How awesome is that! Book today, they are going fast. I hope you can join me!!

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Two Upcoming Workshops at the Washburn Cultural Center

Washburn Cultural Center

1 East Frist Street

Washburn, WI

Saturday, January 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Superhero Saturday with Betty Sitbon & Olivia Haman. Young artists (ages 7+) are invited to learn about Pop Art through artists like Roy Lichtenstein, comic books, and superheroes!

Click here to learn more.

Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Memoir Terroir with Hope McLeod. Participants will learn how to constellate a selection of their rich, character-building remembered stories to enhance story flavor, and appeal to wider audiences without altering the truth.

Click here to learn more.

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Dinner at the View: Northern New Year Edition

Queen's View

108 North 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.

Ring in 2023 Northern New Year-style! Join Queen's View and the Fat Radish for a special "Dinner at the View" Saturday, January 28.

Enjoy a seven-course meal, each paired with intriguing wine. Seating is limited and payment is due in advance.

Call (715) 600-1260 or email hello@queensviewbayfield.com to reserve your table!

Make a weekend of it and stay in a Queen's View guest room or suite!

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Opening the End of January

Harbor House Sweets

127 West Bayfield Street

Bayfield, WI

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great holiday season. Harbor House Sweets will open at the end of January with our new winter hours.

This winter we will have a few days in the beginning of the week and we will be open early to offer coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some breakfast items.

Harbor House Sweets will also be doing a daily lunch special again this winter.

Thank You and we look forward to seeing you!

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Pier Plaza is Reopening in February

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

Wednesday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.

Pier Plaza is excited to reopen for 2023!

We have been proudly serving the community and visitors since 1954 and look forward to keeping this tradition.

We have made some updates that include a new point-of-sale system! If you have gift cards please stop in and use them before February 18, 2023.

If you are unable to do so please call (715)-779-3330 and we are happy to take your info over the phone to issue a new gift card!

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Call for Member Artist Applications

Bayfield Artists' Guild

201 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Are you an area artist interested in joining a dynamic community of artists sharing gallery space in beautiful downtown Bayfield?

The Bayfield Artists' Guild is now accepting applications for new working members! The application deadline is February 1. 2023.

Applicants must live within 100 miles of Bayfield, art must be of original and professional quality, and work cannot be sold in any other store within the city limits of Bayfield. Member artists will be selected by a jury committee in February 2023.

Working members are required to staff the shop approximately 12-15 shifts per year. Visit our website for more information and to download an application. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work!

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Gal-entine's Day Earring Making Workshop

Lake Superior Scandinavian

204 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, February 11, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gather your gal-pals and join Cara from Lake Superior Scandinavian as she guides you through creating your very own pair of custom leather earrings!

Your ticket includes the workshop and refreshments, plus 25% off everything in the Lake Superior Scandinavian Pop-Up Shop.

Space is limited so register today!


The Local Bar & Grille

3000 Golf Course Road

Ashland, WI


February Classes at the Co-Op

Chequamegon Food Co-Op

700 West Main Street

Ashland, WI

Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

One Coffee Five Ways

Instructor: Jared Trimbo, Full Keel Coffee

Cost: $15/$10 owners

February 12, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Tea Making Sunday,

Instructor: Monarda Thrasher, herbalist

Cost: $30/$25 owners

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Snow Shelter Event Weekend

Howl Adventure Center

35265 S. County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12

Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend at Howl Adventure Center and Adventure Club Brewing!

The fun starts Friday night with a Clinic on how to build a snow shelter, then teams or individuals have the weekend to complete a shelter. Sunday afternoon the Howl judges will tour the shelters and the great prizes from our vendors will be awarded!

Call to sign up or show up on Friday night February 10.

(715) 779-5561 x3 Join us! #sharethelove

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Winter Hours and Weekend Fun

The Fat Radish

22270 County Highway C

Cornucopia, WI


Dining Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tiki Bar Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m.- Close

Friday night - all you can eat Fish Friday

Saturday Night - Dan's Homemade Pizza fresh out of the oven. Duck Confit Ragu over Butternut Squash Ravioli, soup or salad.

Join us for these specialty nights:

Thursday, February 16

Saki & Sushi Saturday,

Saturday, March 25

Taste of Greece

Thursday, April 20

Let Us Curry your Way to India Menus and pricing coming soon!

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Save the Date: Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

69420 Airport Road

Iron River, WI

Saturday, February 18

Join us for the 5th Annual Northern Pines Sled Dog Race in Iron River at the Northern Pines Golf Course and Events Center!

This sled dog race is unique as it includes sprint racing teams which are short distances at high speeds with mid-distance racers which are longer distances at slower overall average speeds.

A fun sight is also the weight pulls and kids' mutt races!

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Eckels Pottery Open Every Saturday

Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

85205 State Hwy13

Bayfield, WI

Winter Hours:

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our shop is open every Saturday throughout the winter.

You can purchase on-line or arrange to pick up at the shop, or we ship it.

While we are making pots in Arizona this winter, we are still committed to making our work available to you.

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Terracycle Beauty Products Packaging Recycling

Good Flower Farm

40 S 2nd St, #101

Bayfield, WI


Friday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Good Flower Farm is offering an exclusive recycling program to the community by accepting packaging that is otherwise not recyclable in household bins.

We have partnered with Terracycle to accept your empty cosmetic, hair care, or skin care packaging.

Items include: Conditioner bottles and caps, eyeliner pencils (non-wooden) and cases, eye shadow tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, hair gel tubes and caps, Hair paste plastic jars & caps, Lip balm tubes, Lip gloss tubes, and more.

Drop off items during our open hours!

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Jan 10/10 Specials: 10 % off Store Wide & Card Readings $10 Card

Crystalline Healing

20 North 1st Street

Bayfield, WI


Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Everything in the store is 10% off.

Lots of Beautiful crystals looking for a home, Winter Warming teas ready to comfort you, and books to enjoy by the hearth.

Plus tap into the energy of 2023 with an Oracle Card Reading at $10 card. Experience the 3-card Body, Mind, & Spirit or 4-card Manifest A Destiny Readings.

Tap into your higher self and get the answers you're looking for in 2023! Namaste

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New Blue Moon Community Prom Dress Up Clothes

Encore Resale Store

10 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI


Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Looking for that fabulous gown to wear to the upcoming New Blue Moon Community Prom? We've got you covered!

We have a nice selection of gowns and party dresses for all sizes and styles. Come check out the selection, and pick up some good deals while you are at it!

The New Blue Moon Ball is Saturday, February 4, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

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Broad Street Brokers Has Moved

Broad Street Brokers

39 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We have moved into our beautifully restored building at 39 South Broad Street in Bayfield.

We are excited to start prepping for the 2023 Real Estate season and hope you stop in soon for your Real Estate needs or just to say hi!

We offer free market analysis for anyone thinking about selling and are here for you at the hours listed above through these winter months.

Of course, we're happy to make appointments with you at other times, either at our office or your property.

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Save and Simplify with a Fixed Rate

BMO Harris Bank

100 Main Street East

Ashland, WI 54806

With a home equity line of credit form BMO and this special fixed rate offer, you can use the equity in our home to pay for renovations, consolidate debt and so much more.

Contact Geri Evans at (715) 682-0514 for more information and to set an appointment!

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City of Bayfield Updates

City of Bayfield

125 South First Street

Bayfield, WI

Phone: (715) 779-5712

Fax: (715) 779-5094

Emergencies: (715) 373-6120 or 911

City Hall Office Hours:​

​​Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

January 23 - ARB, 5 p.m. 

January 24 - Planning, 5 p.m. 

February 2 - Parks and Recreation, 7:45 a.m.

February 6 - Harbor, 4 p.m.

February 6 - Fire Department, 5:30 p.m.

February 8 - Planning, 5 p.m. 

February 14 - Council, 5:30 p.m.

February 15 - Library, 4 p.m.

​February 27 - ARB, 5 p.m. 

February 28 - Planning, 5 p.m. 

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Other Bayfield Area Links

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Bayfield County Tourism

Cornucopia Business Association

Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce

Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce

Port Wing Business Association

Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce

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