September 28, 2023

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Apple Festival Lodging Still Available

Are you or someone you know looking for lodging for Apple Festival?

Some of our lodgers still have openings for the weekend!

Stay close to downtown or find cozy accommodations away from the crowds.

Call the Chamber for referrals. You can also browse Bayfield lodgers on our website at the link below.

Call for referrals: 715-779-3335

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Donate to the Apple Festival Music Match Fund


The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is pleased to partner with Kim and Quito Rymer on the Bayfield Apple Festival Music Match Fund.

The fund, established in 2021 alongside Bayfield Mayor Gordon Ringberg, allows our community, businesses, residents, and friends to make a donation to exclusively support two music venues at Apple Festival. The Rymers have offered a grant match of $10,000.00 per year for five (5) years.

Since the establishment of the fund, the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau has been able to provide music at the Grandstand Stage and at Memorial Park all three days of the festival. Both venues feature local and regional artists. 


We are asking our friends and neighbors to commit to an annual donation. Your contribution will make a difference and we thank you!

Click below to learn how to contribute.

Apple Festival Music Match Fund Form

Apple Festival Schedule

October 6 - 8, 2023

There are some great events going on all Apple Festival weekend!

Crowd Favorites include the Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay Wake-Up Concert, the Apple Peeling Contest, and of course, the Grand Parade on Sunday.

Click the link below for the full schedule of area events!

Apple Festival Schedule

Volunteer During Apple Festival

We are still looking for a few volunteers for Apple Festival! Please see the opportunities below.

We count on our community to help us produce this huge festival by volunteering a few hours before or during the busy weekend. With Apple Festival just ONE WEEK away, please consider when you can volunteer.

Thank you to those who have already dedicated time to help make this event successful!

Red Information Booths:

Responsibilities include:

  • Sell Applefest Merchandise
  • Provide Information and direction
  • Man a 2-way radio to communicate with key people (we train you on radio operations)
  • Smile, be welcoming, and be helpful!

2 volunteers are needed for each time slot.

1 volunteer at Manypenny Avenue & 1 volunteer at Rittenhouse Avenue

  • Saturday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Saturday, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • Sunday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

To sign up for a volunteer slot, please contact Diane McDonnell at (916) 316-2060 or Thank you Diane for being our Volunteer Coordinator!


Apple Peeling Contest

2 volunteers

  • Saturday, October 7, Noon to 2:30 pm

Parking Signs/Security (drive around with golf cart)

2 volunteers for each time slot

  • Saturday, Noon-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, 8:00 am-Noon

Parade Security

10 volunteers

  • Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Apple Festival Clean-up

10 volunteers

  • Monday, October 9, 7:00 am - Noon

Please dedicate at least one shift to help make the Apple Festival a safe, fun, and successful event. 

Bayfield Chamber Office Apple Festival Hours

Open Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Closed Monday, October 9

Our Chamber office will be staffed throughout Apple Festival weekend and will be closed on Monday, October 9.

The Visitor Bureau is open every day, 24 hours a day.

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

2023 Jerry and Mary Phillips Volunteer of the Year Award

Bayfield Heritage Association

30 N Broad Street

Bayfield, WI


Thursday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.

Join us at BHA to celebrate Volunteer of the Year Carolyn Sneed. In addition to Carolyn's contributions to Big Top Chautauqua from its inception, she has also been a volunteer and board member for many organizations and vital groups in the Bayfield community. She is the epitome of a volunteer who has given her time and talents to make an impact in the Bayfield community.

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Bay Area Film Society kicks off the season with "Past Lives"

Bay Area Film Society

420 Main St W

Ashland, WI

(715) 292-4913

Friday, September 29, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.

The Bay Area Film Society is excited to begin our new season by presenting "Past Lives" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023. Past Lives is a romantic drama written and directed by Celine Strong in her feature directorial debut. Starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro, the film follows the relationship between two childhood friends over the course of 24 years, as they contemplate their relationship when they grow apart to have different lives.

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Bayfield Inn: Dining Update

The Bayfield Inn

20 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Due to a large group staying, dining, and learning at the hotel, our Lounge and Lakeside Dining Room will be closed to the public after breakfast on Sunday, September 24, and re-open on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 a.m.

Weather permitting, The Deck will be open daily for Lunch 11-3 and Drinks 11-Cold. Deck days are winding down, so c'mon up before we close for the season.

DECK: Lunch | Daily | 11-3 Drinks | Daily | 11-Close

LOUNGE: Drinks | Daily | 4pm-9pm

LAKESIDE DINING ROOM: Breakfast | Daily | 7-11 Lunch | Daily | 11-2 Dinner | Nightly | 5-9

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Celebrate Apple Fest with our Apparel and Orchard Teas

Crystalline Healing

20 N. 1st St

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

Saturday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See us during Apple Fest for our newly designed caps and t-shirts. Plus it's a great time to enjoy a hot cup of tea! Check out our Orchard Teas: Bayfield Apple, Blueberry Burst, Cherry Craze, Creamy Peach, Raspberry Rhapsody, Strawberry Sensation, and more!! "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me!" CS Lewis.

Healing Sessions with Tammy on Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. $59 Vibracoustic Sound Mat Birth Path Readings. Walk-in or call (715) 661-3113. Follow us on Facebook & and Instagram.

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Daily Yoga for Everyone

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Rd

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-0178

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.

Join us by the lake for a yoga flow to soothe the soul. Wild Rice Retreat instructors bring some wonderful opportunities to practice on the mat! We hold classes every day at 9:00 a.m. Our guests may attend for free and our community members are welcome to purchase a drop-in or a 1-class punch pass. We are here to welcome you into class and journey through a lovely practice together. Come join our flow at Wild Rice Retreat.

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Live Music at Bell Street Gallery & ArtBar on Madeline Island

Bell Street Gallery and Artbar

807 Bell Street

La Pointe, WI

(715) 747-2092

Saturday, September 30, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us this weekend! The Vintage Vanguards will be on stage on Saturday, September 30. We have wine, beer, seltzers, soda, and coffee. Relax at the Artbar! We also have some fantastic new art at both the Madeline Island and Bayfield galleries!

Future Event:

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Barron John Whittet

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The Final Weekend of Music

Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider

87380 Betzold Road

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3274

Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

One last weekend to hear some awesome local musicians at the winery this year. Saturday, come on out for Idle Rose. They always put on a great show. Sunday, Bentley is closing out our music season with his folk and blues songs. Both shows are from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Our tasting room hours are now Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. We are still collecting apples for the Community Cider. Our drop-off is along the driveway behind the farmhouse.

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Pre-Applefest Weekend at Hauser's Superior View Farm and Apfelhaus Cidery

Hauser's Superior View Farm and Apfelhaus Cidery

86565 County Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 209-6717

Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come up to Hauser’s Superior View Farm and Apfelhaus Cidery to celebrate apple season with us! On Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, join us for some special activities! We will have food and drinks, hayrides through the orchards, pick-your-own apples, fresh-pressed cider, caramel apples, Apfelhaus Handcrafted Hard Cider tastings, and so much more!

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Fresh Pressed Cider and PYO Fall Raspberries

Blue Vista Farms

34045 S. County Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5400

Open Friday - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Monday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Apple season is in full swing and we’ve got delicious fresh pressed cider ready for the weekend! Fall raspberries are also here, and limited quantities of pre-picked and PYO will be available this weekend!

Let the Summer go...Time for the Autumn Show

Harbor Table

128 Harbor View Drive

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-5492

Saturday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.

Join Warren Nelson and his great band .. Ed Willett, Rowan Nelson-Ferris, Otis McLennon in a variety evening of original and well-loved songs celebrating another great summer on the Shores of Lake Superior. Tickets at the door: $20.

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Holy Eucharist and October Beginnings

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N 3rd St

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3401

Sunday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.

Our Rev. Father Scott Kirby continues his stay in Bayfield with Holy Eucharist and Sacred Music by Artist in Residence Julie Poepping. We thank the Lord for the bounty of His orchards. We honor the laborers of our community and pray for their safety. As always, the extravagant love of God welcomes all to our historic Chapel. We provide hope and love every Sunday.

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New Brewery in Town

Clipper Brewery

208 Wilson Ave- 2nd floor

Bayfield, WI

(262) 349-35609

Open Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please come and check out Bayfield's new brewery upstairs in the Bodin Fisheries building. You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks and have a cold beer. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Take-out, Classes, and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 580-1619

Take-out (*pre-order now):

Monday, October 2 - Veggie Burger Monday

Monday, October 9 - Meatball Banh Mi

Monday, October 16 - Chicken Gyro

Classes (*pre-register now):

Thursday, October 12 - TBA

Thursday, October 26 - Hunan Chicken

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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Bayfield Rec Center Closed for Fall Cleaning and Apple Fest

Bayfield Rec Center

140 S. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5408

Closed Monday, October 2 - Sunday, October 8

The Bayfield Rec Center will be closed for Fall Cleaning and to celebrate Apple Fest. If you're interested in helping us with some light cleaning we would love to have your help! We will feed you and provide good company.

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CORE's Senior Pie Social and Applefest Fundraiser- A Deli Pop-Up

CORE Community Resources

257 Manypenny Ave

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3457

Pie Drop-off: October 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

or October 5, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for our Senior Pie Social on Thursday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Stop by anytime to enjoy a slice of pie. Want to make a pie for the social? Sign up at:

This Apple Fest, we’ll be running a deli pop-up out of our community center on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.. Stop by for sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. All proceeds support CORE's work. We’re hiring for an Executive Director! Visit our website for more information.

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Call for Artists- October CBAC Members' Art Show- "The Gathering"

Chequamegon Bay Arts Council (CBAC)

Washburn Cultural Center

1 East Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(203) 536-9765

Wednesday, October 4

The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council (CBAC) invites you to showcase your art for free in October. The members-only show is a benefit of CBAC membership. If you are not a current member, we invite you to become one. If you join by September 26, 2023, you will have the opportunity to showcase your art for free and become a member. Please visit our website for more information.

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Herbs for Colds and Flu

Sweet Fern Apothecary

229 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(406) 580-1619

Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m.

What herbs are best for getting over a cold or flu? Is there a go-to herb or formula? How do I prevent getting sick? Colds and Flus are going around. Learn what to do for yourself, friends, or family when the inevitable cold or flu hits. Everybody is different and every sickness manifests in its own unique way. In this class, you will learn what herbs to give and when, common helpful kitchen cabinet herbal remedies, and how to choose the best herbs for your cold or flu.

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Something Vintage Jewelry Applefest Hours

Something Vintage Jewelry

33 N 1st Street, Suite 101

Bayfield, WI

(208) 308-6252

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Something Vintage Jewelry is excited to be part of this year's Apple Fest celebration! Join us for a delightful display of our exclusive fruit collection!

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Hoop's Fish - Apple Festival

Hoop's Fish

Dockside - 207 Wilson Ave

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-1250

Friday, October 6 - Saturday, October 7, 12:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Join us at Hoop's Dockside this Apple Festival!

Friday, October 6: 12:00 p.m. - Serving Hoop's Fish Sandwiches or Fish and Chips. The Beer Garden is open from 7:30-10:30 p.m. with Live Music by McCullough Brothers.

Saturday, October 7: 12:00 p.m. - Beer Garden Opens at 3:00 p.m.- Serving Hoop's Fish Sandwiches or Fish and Chips from 6:00 -10:30 p.m. with Live Music by Old Country Boys.

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Amy Shreve Concert

Faith Baptist Church

10 S 6th Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5313

Saturday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a special time of uplifting and encouraging music. Amy and her husband Gary play multiple instruments, including the harp, mandolin, banjo, and guitar. Any is a renowned recording artist and worship leader. Concert times are Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. This is a free event. A freewill offering will be available.

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Apple Festival Hours at Pier Plaza

Pier Plaza Restaurant

1 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3330

Apple Festival Hours (October 3-8)

Tuesday- Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Bar open until 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Our Deck is Open Daily-Weather Permitting!! We Have Nightly Lodging Available at Great Rates, Lake views, and Walkable to Most Activities! Call to Book a Room at The Pier Plaza! Book Your Holiday Party with Us. We Have Openings for the Month of December to host your holiday Party-email with questions or your party info! Happy September!

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Harbor House Sweets will be at the Apple Festival

Harbor House Sweets

127 W Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565

Last Call For Homemade Ice Cream this Season $2.00 Single Scoops on Thursday - Saturday, September 28 - 30.

Harbor House Sweets will be at the Apple Festival again this year with 2 booths: Loaded Cheesecake - cheesecake with apple compote, caramel sauce, and whipped cream and Chicken Mac- n - Cheese Waffle Cone - Plain or Buffalo.

Harbor House Sweets will be closed Thursday, October 5-9 for the Apple Festival.

Harbor House Sweets will be closed Tuesday, October 10 - Tuesday, 24 for a special event.

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Visit Us at Apple Fest


101 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

We're excited for another year at Bayfield's Apple Festival to showcase our Snow Sleeves® Wrist Gaiters! Stop by our booth to see them in action and snag one of our four NEW prints. We'll also have new sweatshirts, knit hats, blankets and MORE!

Come say "hi" at the corner of Manypenny Ave & 2nd St in the handmade section.

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Steel Magnolias

StageNorth Theatre

123 Omaha Street

Washburn, WI

(651) 387-0738

The show starts October, Thursday, October 12

The StageNorth Groundlings presents Steel Magnolias, a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of women in a small town in Louisiana. The play is directed by Leslie Wilson and Brooke Melek, and features local actors, Heather Atherton, Lydia Caswell, Laura Comer, Sally Kessler, Brooke Melek, Bill Siebecker, and Sophya Zangri.

Tickets are $20, Seniors $18, Students $16. This show runs weekends from October 12 - 22. Thursday -Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.

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Waters of the Womb Creativity and Meditation Workshop

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 S 2nd Street Suite 102

Bayfield, WI

Sunday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Come take a deep dive into your creative center! Meditation, discussion, and creative expression with Darcy Schwerin and Jessica Waclawski. Book online!

15% Off a glorious BLU Facial through the end of October! Whoa, it's been a busy summer! Now is your time to give yourself some pampering! Use code: 15GLORIOUS and give yourself some permission to take care of yourself! Book online or call (715) 209-5553.

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Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

Workshop 46.8N

40 S 2nd St

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0256

Wednesday, November 1, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with a community potluck, music, and celebration! We are creating a community Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar. Stop by, from October 11 through November 3, to view, and add photos, offerings, and art to this live art celebration installation. The location for both is Workshop 46.8N, right behind Honest Dog Books. Follow Silverwaves Jewelry on Facebook for details and more information!

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Bayfield Quilt Raffle at the Encore Resale Store

Encore Resale Store

10 South Broad Street S.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3455

Encore Resale Store is having a Quilt Raffle during the month of October! The Bayfield Quilt Company donated a lovely twin-size quilt: "NY Roses" to us and we are going to raffle it off to some lucky person. Chances to win are $5 for one chance and $20 for 5 chances. Stop by the store to see the quilt and take a chance at winning it! The winning name will be drawn at 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2023.

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Your Donation is Doubled

Friends of the Apostle Islands

Bayfield, WI

(715) 449-8602

Your donation is doubled with the generous matching grant of $25,000 from the Black Spruce Fund. Our parks belong to all of us and this Access for All campaign is making this promise a reality.

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Berry Farm and Orchard Report

The Bayfield Chamber provides weekly updates on fruit and berry availability when in season.

A PDF version is available at the Visitor Center and online at the link below.

In addition, these updates will be provided in our weekly blasts until the end of the season.

Berry & Orchard Report

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

September 25 - ARB, 5:00 p.m. 

September 26 - Planning, 5:00 p.m. 

September 28 - Tree, 5:00 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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The Community Blast is sent on Thursdays and contains pertinent local business and community information and news such as grand openings, hot deals, new business items or services, fundraisers, etc. The deadline for inclusion in the Community Blast is Wednesdays at noon. Only Chamber Members can submit to the email blast.

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