November 17, 2022

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau
Community Blast
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Hometown Holidays

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau 

42 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

There isn’t a more festive place than Bayfield during the holidays. Sparkling lights decorate this quaint little town, which rests on the shores of Lake Superior and welcomes visitors as the gateway to the Apostle Islands. Whether holiday shopping, celebrating with friends, or taking advantage of Bayfield’s wealth of outdoor activities, bring the entire family to experience the holiday magic that this historic fishing village has to offer.

November 25 - December 16

Shop Hop Passport: Pick up your passport in Bayfield stores and shop away-great deals & great prizes just for shopping local businesses! 

November 26

Shop Small Crawl:

Shop Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bayfield 

Tree Lighting: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Event Location: Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion

After shopping local, join us for refreshments and music as we light the holiday tree. 

December 2

Shop Late Until 8: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Bayfield businesses stay open LATE so you can shop local in a festive atmosphere. 

December 10

Santa Arrives on the Ferry: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Children welcome Santa upon his arrival on the Madeline Island Ferry. Refreshments and time with Santa to follow. 

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Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau
Member Submissions

CORE Cooks: Community Potlucks

CORE Community Resources

257 Manypenny Ave

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, November 17, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Reuben meatballs, anyone? Looking for some lively dinner conversation? Come to the CORE community center on Thursday November 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our meatball and potato or squash themed potluck!

Try out a new recipe or dust off an old classic -- a potluck is the perfect venue to showcase your culinary talents. And if cooking isn't your jam, we'll have a platter of Reuben meatballs and Thousand Island dressing to share. Hope you can make it!

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Cooking with Lars: Take-Out and Class Schedule

Coooking with Lars

85195 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Class Schedule: 

Thursday, November 17

Bread at Lars' Kitchen

Take-Out Schedule:

Monday November 14

Chicken & Kimchi Tacos (Order Nov 7-12) 

Monday, November 21

Mushroom Banh Mi (Order Nov 14-19) 

Monday, November 28

Bun Cha (Order Nov 21-26)

Catering: Now booking your small-party events! Email Thank you for your support! 

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Gather Well: Women + Wellness

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 S 2nd Street, Suite 102

Bayfield, WI 

Friday, November 18, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a beautiful evening and stoke your inner glow as you ready yourself for the holiday season with some self-care and connection.

Let's Indulge in a mini facial treatment or brow wax! Sip spirit-free cocktails! Sample + shop the Beauty counter holiday sets during our Black Friday Sale!

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The Union Boutique's Christmas Open House

The Union Boutique

100 Main Street West

Ashland, WI

Friday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,

The Union Boutique, located in the historic Union Bank in downtown Ashland, is having a Christmas Open House!

There will be plenty of winter sales and a chance to sneak peek the newest winter styles!

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Harbor House Sweets - Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Harbor House Sweets

127 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Updated Hours:

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

Harbor House Sweets is now taking Thanksgiving pie orders until November 18th. Call, email, or stop in to order (contact information provided below).


Phone: 715-373-0565

We have limited staff while out of town for the next couple of weeks. Our store Hours will be Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Happy Fall!

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2022 Workshops with Silverwaves Jewelry

Silverwaves Jewelry

126 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Note: Gourmet Lunch Included

Register Here

Sunday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sami-inspired Bracelet

Register Here

Saturday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Beaded Snowflakes

Register Here

Holiday gifts. Creative outlets. New skills. I hope you can join me!!

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Youth Art Classes at Penny Print Studio

Penny Print Studio

40 S. 2nd Street #103

Bayfield, WI

Saturdays, November 19 - December 10,

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Storytelling with Paper Mache! (Ages 5 to 7)

Class will not take place on Saturday, November 26th (Ages 7 to 9) Mondays, November 14th-Dec 5th | Afterschool - 5:15pm

Activate your child's imagination through Storytelling and Paper Mache! Students will: write a short story, construct masks out of paper mache, and perform their story in a short play for the enjoyment of families and friends.

Cost includes four sessions and art supplies.

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Cookie Decorating and Holiday Season Kickoff Party!

Kiddiwink Kids

108 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Saturday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us this Saturday, for a FREE kid’s holiday kickoff party!

Stop in 11am - 4pm to decorate a cookie (while supplies last) and fill out a Kiddiwink Kids wish list for friends and family!!!

Bring your list home or leave in store and let your friends and family know where to shop local this year! Click on the Facebook Event for more details! We offer local delivery and gift wrapping services to make it super easy for your family members who live out of state!

New this holiday season we will also ship directly from our store with FREE shipping for transactions over $99 to a single address ($8.95 for transactions under $50 & $12.95 for transactions $50-$99)!

Cut down on using Amazon this year, shop local, and come over to Kiddiwink Kids for your kids’ gifts!

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Immunity + Mood Boost Workshop for Wintering Well

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Road

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, November 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dreading winter?  Learn to embrace the benefits of the season; nutrition tips, immunity-boosting tips, and tips to tap into more joy and abundance. Class includes some light movement, restorative postures, and gentle meditation.

Please dress comfortably. This class is open to the public with a $15 drop-in fee or a $120 10-class pass. No fee for our local indigenous community members.

Riding the Waves of Grief: Navigating the Holidays

Saturday, November 26, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The holiday season can bring up many deep layers of grief and loss. This workshop is designed to help you move energy, release emotions, and cultivate an internal and external support system.

This class includes gentle yoga postures, breath work, meditations, and nurturing self-care routines to support you throughout the season.

Wear comfortable clothing. The suggested payment is $20 and proceeds will be donated to the Brownstone Trail in memory of Mike Ferraro. Drop-in class cards and class passes will also be honored.

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Audition for Tales of the Lost Formicans

The Stagenorth Groundlings

123 Omaha Street

Washburn, WI

Sunday, November 20, Noon-5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Two chances to audition!

Tales of the Lost Formicans is a dark comedy about family, love and loss in suburbia circa 1989 as observed by an extraterrestrial anthropology survey.

Show dates are February 9-19th.

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Holy Eucharist with Music

The Episcopal Church of Chequamegon Bay

125 N Third Street

Bayfield, WI

Sunday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. 

Please join us in song and worship.

Mother Susan Sommers will celebrate Holy Eucharist with Julie Poepping, our pianist, leading all in God's praise.

Handicapped access at the alley entrance. All are welcome to begin our preparation for Advent, the season of the Holy Birth.

We will also say our earthly goodbyes to our sister in Christ, Jackie Carpenter, who has joined our Savior's team in Heaven. Our prayers go out to her family and friends. Let us begin a new week together in hope and love for each other.

Get Lit on the Rit

City of Bayfield

125 South First Street

Bayfield, WI

Deadline: Tuesday, November 22

The City of Bayfield is offering an opportunity to “adopt” a fully decorated LED Post Top Light this holiday season!

This is an opportunity for local businesses, residents & visitors to help offset the expense of the beautiful holiday décor and keep our downtown the envy of the region! Each decorated light pole will be identified so you can get a little advertising and a huge sense of community by helping to keep our downtown beautiful during this holiday season!

We are planning to decorate 60 light poles on Rittenhouse Avenue from Front to Fourth Street, on First Street between Rittenhouse and Washington Avenue, on Broad Street between Manypenny and Washington Avenue, and on Second Street between Manypenny and Rittenhouse Avenue.

For a minimum donation of just $85 you can have your name, business name, or a name to honor or commemorate someone placed on a pole! Please stop in at City Hall to discuss more or via email at or via phone at (715)779-5712 by November 22nd, 2022 if you’d like to “Get Lit on the Ritt!

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Order your Thanksgiving Pie for Pick Up

Cafe Coco - Artisan Bakery & Good Eats

146 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Order by Wednesday, November 23

Order today for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving pick-up!

Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Stollen, Squash Dinner Rolls, Parker House Rolls... see our online ordering for our full selection.

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Thankful: An Evening of Warren Nelson's Original Songs

Harbor View Events Center

130 Harbor View Dr

Washburn, WI

Friday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. 

Warren Nelson, Ed Willett, Rowan Nelson-Ferris and Jack Gunderson will present an evening of Warren's original songs celebrating how lucky we are to live near the shores of Lake Superior.

They will be joined by a very special guest: Michael "Laughing Fox" Charette, Ojibwa storyteller with flute and drum.

TICKETS: General Admission $15 at the door.

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Shop Small Crawl At Honest Dog Books

Honest Dog Books

40 S. 2nd Street

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Honest Dog Books! Browse new, used, and rare books, sip a mug of warm apple cider and enjoy free gift wrapping (12-4).

We'll be opening The Dog House, our unique space for vinyl and rare books.

Our holiday special of 20% off any three books purchased at one time will run all holiday season.

Bring in your coupon and we'll add you to our drawing for a free HDB tote bag.

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Holiday Shopping at Eckels Pottery

Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

85205 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join Eckels Pottery for the annual “Shop Small Crawl” in Bayfield. Stay for the lighting of the tree downtown! We will be featuring the works of local and regional artists.

Sign up for a $ 50.00-holiday gift certificate and a complimentary Lake Superior ornament!

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eckels Pottery will be serving refreshments while you shop. Our selection of local

artists is on display. See the new pots from our kiln opening. Register for a $50.00

holiday gift certificate and a free Lake Superior ornament!

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The Holiday Boutique Returns! Save the Date & Call for Vendors

Madeline Island Museum

226 Colonel Woods Avenue

La Pointe, WI

Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Get your holiday shopping started early as Madeline Island transforms into a winter wonderland on Saturday, November 26 (Thanksgiving weekend), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Museum to browse unique items crafted by local artisans to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list, and enjoy a soup lunch served by the La Pointe School PTA, available for purchase with proceeds supporting local school programming.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Island- and Chequamegon Bay-based vendors can contact the Madeline Island Museum by emailing or calling (715) 747-2415 to reserve their space today!

See our Facebook Event by clicking the link below to learn more.

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Howl Adventure Center - Upcoming Events

Howl Adventure Center

35265 S. County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

Monday, November 28, 6:00 p.m.

Wax Off Wax On - Get your skis ready for Winter!

Join Taylor at Howl Adventure Center for an evening of pro tips and support while you get your skis ready for winter. Space is limited call to reserve your spot and bring your skis!

A Howl-Honest Dog Books Challenge with Prizes!

  1. Read or Re-read Winterdance. If you need a copy, get yours at Honest Dog Books (20% off)
  2. Post your favorite passage/impressions use hashtag #howlinbayfield & #honestdogbooks - Those that post will have their names in a drawing for a pair of snowshoes and 5 signed copies of Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life
  3. Gather for a hike/snowshoe & storytelling, and a presentation about Gary Paulson from HDB owner Julie Buckles.

If you haven't read Winterdance, Gary Paulsen's hilarious account of running his first Iditarod, then we feel it is our public duty to make you do so now, If you've read it, then read it again. We all need a laugh, loud and often.

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Wine Tasting for South Shore Education Foundation

Cornucopia Community Center

22615 County Hwy c

Cornucopia, WI

Saturday, December 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun night to benefit the South Shore Education Foundation.

Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar with wine and beer, a silent auction and live music!

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle drawing and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $30 at the door and include one glass of wine or beer, hors d'oeuvres.

Please RSVP via our Facebook Event or call Kevin Kavajecz (715) 774-3382

American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross

3728 Spooner Avenue

Eau Claire, WI 54702

Wednesday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer.

In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Consider donating at one of the following locations:

1. December, 7-Washburn High School- 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2. December, 8- Legendary Waters Casino- 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

3. December, 12- AmericInn Ashland- Noon to 6:00 p.m.

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Great Savings This Winter at Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast

Pinehurst Inn

83645 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Welcome the winter season at Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast.

After a day of fun in the snow, cuddle by the warm fireplace or relax in a soothing jetted tub, just two of the many wonderful amenities you will find at our B&B.

ere are some of our year-round specials: 15% discount for current and former U.S. Military, 10% discount for returning guests, and 5% discount for AAA or AARP members.

Discounts cannot be combined, see website for full details. Named one of the top 16 Most Romantic Places in Wisconsin by U.S. News Travel in 2022 and earned Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Award for 2021 and 2022, ranking Pinehurst Inn B&B in the top 1% of lodging worldwide.

Also, named one of the top 25 Inns and Bed & Breakfasts in the United States for 2021 and 2022. We look forward to having you stay with us. Enjoy the holiday season!

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Long Term Stays at Lake Superior Lodge

Lake Superior Lodge

225 E Lynde Ave

Bayfield, WI

Lake Superior Lodge offers week-long and month-long stays for local workers, visiting workers, professionals working from home, visitors and anyone else - at very reduced rates.

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, in the city of Bayfield, with great views, and access to downtown, yet secluded on its own campus. Visit our website for more information -winter and summer rates are available for long-term stays. Or call (715) 209-0453.

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Limited Big Top Chautauqua 4 Show Lawn Passes On Sale Now

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

2023 Season Four Show Lawn Passes are on sale now! Don't wait, these sell out fast!

Use your Lawn Pass for four (4) lawn admissions, in any combination, to any regular season show, including headliners.​

Limit 2 Per Household. Limited quantity available each season.

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Application Open for Artist in Residence Program on Madeline Island

La Pointe Center for the Arts

103 Main Street

La Pointe, WI

Applications are now being accepted to La Pointe Center for the Arts Artist in Residence Program on Madeline Island for 2023.

The three-week residency begins May 1, 2023 and includes a gallery space in downtown La Pointe, a private cottage on the shore of Lake Superior, and a stipend of $500 per week.

Jan. 1, 2023: Application deadline

Jan. 20, 2023: Decision announced

May 1, 2023: Residency begins

Visit or call 715.209.5471.

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New Holiday Gifts


101 W Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

Open 7-days a week, Online anytime

We’re loving the extra space in our new store and have added tons of great gifts inspired by the Outdoors.

It’s a great time to drop off those winter garments in need of repair and try a FREE sample of Full Keel Coffee while you check out what’s new.

P.S. Stay tuned for new Products and our Black Friday sales on our Facebook page.  

Open 7-days a week! Mon-Sat 10-5pm & Sun 10-3pm 101 W Bayfield St, downtown Washburn.

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Book Your Holiday Party at The Bayfield Inn

The Bayfield Inn

20 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

Holiday Gatherings: Want to celebrate with your staff but don't want all of the hassles of cooking & cleaning up? We'd love to host your group this holiday season! Dates are beginning to fill, so call or email us today at

Closed November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving

Open Late for Shop Late Unitl 8 on December 2nd:

Lounge Menu: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lounge Drinks: 4:00-10:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring your Shop Hop pass & pick-up some dining gift cards! Buy $50, Get $10 starts November 26 and ends December 16.

Lakeside Dining Room


Wednesday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 



Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Lounge Menu:

Tuesday - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

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Good Thyme Restaurant - New Fall and Winter Hours

Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering

77180 State Highway 13

Washburn, WI


Thursday - Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

New fall and winter hours Thursday- Saturday nights 

starting at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday Night: Ethnic Night, menu will be posted soon.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Our Famous Fish Fry will be comin' in hot and fresh!

Reservations welcome! Please call (715) 373-5255.

To see the full menu, click below to visit our website.

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Apple Raspberry Cider in Stock

Bayfield Apple Company

87540 County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

We have fresh squeezed apple cider and apple raspberry cider in stock! Lots of apples are still available in the store! Mostly Cortland and Honeycrisp! Few Mcintosh and few Haralsons! Lots of #2 apples as well.

We will remain open daily until Thanksgiving, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, weather dependent!

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Sign Up to Sell Your Work At the New Authentic Superior Non-Virtual Marketplace!

Authentic Superior 

15175 Spruce Tree Drive

Herbster, WI

Calling all artists, craftspeople, farmers, and other creative producers! The Authentic Superior "non-virtual" marketplace is nearly ready to open.

Located in Herbster, our non-profit marketplace space will feature all original, locally-made items from the area's artists, craftspeople, growers, and other creative producers. If you'd like to sell your work, please reach out to us via email or phone to get started & set up a time to stop by and drop off your item(s). The marketplace will open by Thanksgiving.

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Personal and Small Business Specialty CDs

BMO Harris Bank

100 Main Street East

Ashland, WI

For more information, please contact Geri Evans by phone at 715-682-0514 or by email at 

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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:​

Beginning the week of May 30:

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

Friday: Closed

November 28, ARB, 5:00 p.m. 

November 29, Planning, 5:00 p.m. 

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