November 16, 2023

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Bayfield Chamber Closed for Thanksgiving

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3335

The Chamber office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24.

As always, our visitor center remains open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

Passport to the Holidays in Bayfield

Saturday, November 18 - Saturday, December 23

Pick up your passport in Bayfield area stores and galleries and shop away. Collect stamps from businesses with a $5 purchase and be entered into a drawing to win prizes!

See the list of deals and offers at area businesses this holiday season. The 2023 Shop Hop Passport is also available to download and print at the link below.

(1) WINNERS • Win a $100 shopping spree in Chamber gift certificates and a basket full of local Bayfield Chamber member goodies! (Visit 16 shops or more)

(3) WINNERS • Win a $50 shopping spree in Chamber gift certificates! (Visit 8 shops or more) 

View Area Holiday Deals

Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 25, 5:00 p.m.

Watch the holiday tree sparkle as it is ceremoniously lit for the season! 

Join us inside the Lakeside Pavilion for music, cookies, and holiday spirits!

People are invited to the Lakeside pavilion starting at 5:00 p.m. and the tree lighting will be at 5:30 p.m.

This event is put on in partnership with the Bayfield Women's Civic League. Thank you for your support! 

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Shop Late Until 8

Friday, December 1, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us in downtown Bayfield and experience the magic of shopping along historic Rittenhouse Avenue.

Twinkling holiday lights will guide your way from shop to shop.

Shops and restaurants are staying open late and offering exceptional deals to reward customers with a unique shopping experience! 

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Santa Arrives on the Ferry

Saturday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

We invite all local children and their families to meet Santa Claus and his Elf as they make a memorable appearance in Bayfield on the Madeline Island Ferry.

Children will have an opportunity to meet Santa, give him a Christmas list, and have a picture taken with their own phone or camera.

Each child will also receive a goody bag and refreshments from the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau.

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Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

Order Now for Thanksgiving

Cafe Coco

210 W. Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2253

On-Line Thanksgiving ordering is up and running or give us a call at (715) 373-2253. Pick up Wednesday, November 22, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, French Silk Pie, Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf, Spanikopita Triangles, Artichoke Dip, Dinner Rolls (including our fabulous Squash Buns), Traditional Stuffing, Pumpkin Cheesecake... Add a little Coco Delicious to your Thanksgiving.

Order Online

Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Harbor House Sweets

127 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565

Order by Friday, November 17

There is still time to place an order for your Thanksgiving pies Call, email, or stop in and fill out a form. Order by November 17. Have a great weekend!

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Relax with our Zen Mat, Enjoy a Foot Massage, and Talk to a Rock

Crystalline Healing

20 N 1st Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Create more peace in your life. Try the Zen mat, powered by crystals, obsidian, and infrared heat to bring warm, soothing relief to sore muscles in your back. $25 for 20 minutes.

Or try the Vitalizer foot massager, using vibrational therapy to release tension from tired feet. Two 10-minute programs $20.

Rock Talk: Did you know that rocks have messages? Pick your stone from the sacred turtle bowl and discover the message your rock wants to share—$10 per stone. 

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November and December Classes at Sweet Fern Apothecary

Sweet Fern Apothecary

229 W Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

(715) 812-1200

Friday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.

Elderberry Syrup Making Friday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m., $45 if registered before November 13.,

Bath bombs and Salt Soaks Saturday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m., $35

Soap Making 101 Saturday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. $45 if registered before November 20

Salt Glows and Sugar Scrubs Friday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m., $35

Herbal Tea Blending Saturday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m., $35

Lip Balm making 101 Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m., $35

All classes costs include materials.

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Get Lit on the Ritt!

City of Bayfield

125 S. 1st Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5712

Due by November 17

There are 60 fully decorated LED Bayfield light poles up for adoption this holiday season!

Each decorated light pole will be identified so you can get a little advertising and a sense of community by helping to keep our downtown beautiful during this holiday season.

For a minimum donation of $100, you can have your name, your business name, or a name to honor/in memory of someone or a beloved pet placed on the pole.

Please contact Billie by November 17 and let her know you’d like to “Get Lit on the Ritt” by e-mailing or calling (715) 779-5712.

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12 Days of Handmade at Workshop 46.8 N

Workshop 46.8 N

40 S 2nd Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0256

Workshops starting Saturday, November 18

Celebrate the holidays with 12 Days of Handmade! Pick up a 12 Days Punch Card at the shop. Between now and December 23, Create, Shop, Sing, and donate to CORE's food shelf. Get a punch for each and earn fabulous prizes! Click our website link to learn more. Next workshops: 

Saturday, November 18: Old & Broken to New & Wearable

Sunday, December 3: Basalt Tree Ornaments

Saturday, December 9: 12 Days Extravaganza

Sunday, December 10: Sami Inspired Bracelets

Friday, December 15: Morse Code Bracelets

Click our website link to learn more and register!

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Lake Superior Songs

American Heritage Productions

PO Box 66

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2537

Saturday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.

Join Warren Nelson and his all-star band for an evening of original songs based on the maritime history and spirit of Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands. Enjoy featured selections from "Whistle Comin' In" Ashland's Centennial Show.

Featuring Warren and Ed Willett, Jack Gunderson, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Otis McLennon, and Tom Mitchell.

Tickets: $20 at the door.


Rinehart Theatre (Chequamegon Theater Association Building)

210 5th Ave. E

Ashland, WI

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Sunday Worship

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Ave

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5490

Sunday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.

Our services of worship are open to everyone. We seek to practice the same kind of hospitality that our Lord has shown us. So join us as we worship God together.

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Holy Eucharist and Boundless Grace

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

(262) 370-4673

Sunday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.

Episcopalians live with generosity and love. Who do we worship? Is God a miserly unhappy creator or filled with infinite generosity and mercy? Matthew 25:14-30. Do we become who we worship? Essential questions with possible answers, with assistance by Mother Susan Sommer and Pianist Julie Poepping this Sunday. Join in a journey to self-discovery. Religion can transform conflict into cooperation. All are welcome.

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Take-out, Classes, and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 570-3518

Take-out (*pre-order now):

Monday, November 20 - Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya

Monday, November 27- Tofu Pad Thai 

Classes (*pre-register now):

Thursday, November 16- Bread Making (class full)

Or schedule your private cooking class!

Catering: Schedule your small-party event now! More info on our website. Thanks for your support! Follow us on Instagram!

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Madeline Island Book Club

La Pointe Center for the Arts

796 Main Street, Suite 103

La Pointe, WI

(715) 747-3321

Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Madeline Island Book Club will be zooming with author Peter Geye, on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. CST. This will be a Zoom-only meeting. Peter will lead the group in discussing his newest novel, The Ski Jumpers. Ski Jumpers follows a writer and former ski jumper facing a terminal diagnosis as he takes one more leap into a past of soaring flights and broken family bonds. Those who would like to be added to the email list can contact Susi Saxl at

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Bayfield Rec Center

140 S Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5408

Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, November 22, 6:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 23 Closed

Friday, November 24. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Food is Back at the Backstage

The Backstage

85185 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 373-5552

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Food is back at Wednesday Night Open Mics!

Wednesday nights 6-9 p.m. Year-round. Full bar and the kitchen is open until 7:30 p.m.

Check out a sample menu from Chef Kirk on our website. Tickets for holiday shows are on sale now!

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Heartwarming Holiday Market

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Road

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-0178

Friday, December 1, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us at Wild Rice Retreat for our annual Holiday Market. This festive event is filled with local artists and creators for unique and beautiful shopping! The Wild Rice team will also have nourishing food, mulled wine, and hot cider available for purchase. Live music with Andy Noyes and, of course, the holiday spirit! It is truly the perfect way to soak in the holiday season while getting unique gifts for loved ones.

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CBAC Arts Initiative Grant

Chequamegon Bay Arts Council

Washburn, WI

(715) 308-3282

Friday, December 1

On December 1, 2023, applications will be available for the Arts Initiative (AI) Grant Program. CBAC’s application is found on the website at The AI grant is intended to support the creation of projects that may include public exhibitions, performances, publications, commissioned art, and educational activities in a variety of disciplines. Those applicants who received grants in 2022 and 2023 are not eligible this year, 2024, but will be eligible in 2025.

CBAC serves as a re-granting agency for the Wisconsin Arts Board. Through this collaboration, CBAC offers grant opportunities to artists and organizations in Bayfield and Ashland counties.

Contact Kathy Broadwell at for further information.

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Tamale Fundraiser and Holiday Party

CORE Community Resources

257 Manypenny Ave

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3457

Pick-up on Friday, December 1, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pre-order our delicious, housemade tamales and salsa through November 30 to support CORE and eat well this holiday season!

Vegetarian or Chicken Tamales: $60/dozen. Tamales will be frozen for your convenience and packed with reheating instructions. Pick up during our holiday party on December 1 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CORE during Bayfield’s Shop Late Until 8 and mingle with others while enjoying yummy treats, drinks, and holiday crafts!

Contact us after ordering to schedule an alternative pick-up time.

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Bayfield Holiday Boutique

Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion

2 East Front St.

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Browse local crafters at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Now Open for Holiday Shopping and Winter Repairs


101 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting this week, we’re back to being open 7-days a week for all of your great local holiday gift shopping and the winter repairs that are streaming in. We’ll be closed November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving, but our BIG HOLIDAY SALE starts Black Friday! Follow along to catch all the savings and fun!

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Holiday Dinner and a Show Tickets on Sale Now!

Big Top Chautauqua - The Backstage

85185 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Friday, December 15, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of music, merriment, and holiday cheer with Blue Canvas Orchestra's Blue Canvas Christmas!

Tickets are available for dinner and a show or show only. Be sure to choose ahead and come early for meals.

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Workshop in Tucson

Madeline Island School of the Arts

Event Location: Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, AZ

(715) 209-0728

The month of January 2024

Join us this January for one of our amazing workshops. Bring your spouse or friend and enjoy the great location of the best dude ranch in the Southwest. The workshops are held throughout January from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be found on our website.

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Bayfield Artists' Guild has Openings for 2024

Bayfield Artists' Guild

201 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

(218) 390-3326

Are you a northern Wisconsin artist looking for gallery space in a thriving tourist community? Apply to become a working member of the Bayfield Artists’ Guild. Our gallery store is right on Rittenhouse Ave., in the heart of Bayfield. Members include painters, woodworkers, ceramicists, photographers, glassblowers, jewelers, sewers, sculptors, photographers, candle makers, soap makers, and more. Learn more and download an application

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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

November 27 - ARB, 5 p.m.  

November 28 - Plan Commission, 5 p.m.    

December 4 - Harbor, 3:30 p.m.     

December 4 - Fire Department   

December 7 - Parks and Recreation, 8 a.m.

December 12 - Plan Commission, 5 p.m.

December 20 - Council, 5:30 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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