September 15, 2022

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau
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Art Escape - September 10 - 18

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

September 10 - September 18

There is still time to experience the arts across Bayfield County and Madeline Island! 

From painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors to woodworkers and performers, Bayfield’s high-quality art scene is worth celebrating. The first-ever “Art Escape” is a nine-day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

Experience the arts through demonstrations, and open houses, and create your own masterpiece through a class. Come see why so many are inspired by the natural beauty of Northern Wisconsin and create your own Art Escape during this week-long art extravaganza.

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Bayfield Poetry Trail 2022

September 1 - September 30

A "trail" of poems is posted at 26 businesses from Cornucopia to Bayfield/Madeline Island to Washburn and Ashland.

Bayfield Poetry Trail is back in 2022. For the month of September, enjoy reading poems showcased in shop windows of 26 businesses (Bayfield Chamber members) in a poetry "trail" that circles from Cornucopia to Bayfield and Madeline Island to Washburn and Ashland. Businesses display a wonderful variety of classic and contemporary poems—where they can be read at any hour. A map of the locations is posted at the Chamber and at participating businesses.

Those who wish to enter the "contest" can pick up an entry form at these locations. Simply write down the titles of at least 22 poems and turn in the form to the Chamber by 5 p.m. on September 30. Entries drawn at random will be awarded a special prize. And everyone wins simply by reading poems!

Bayfield Poetry Trail 2022 is organized as part of Art Escape and Bayfield Festival of the Arts by Lucy Tyrrell, Bayfield Poet Laureate 2020–2021, with support and collaboration from the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau.

A big stanza of thanks to all those Bayfield Chamber members who are participating in the 2022 Bayfield Poetry Trail: Ehlers General Store, Hestekin Pottery, Bayfield Island View Lodging, Madeline Island Information Station, Keeper of the LIght, CF Design Ltd, Apostle Islands Realty, Bayfield Inn, Silverwaves, Sweet and Salty, Bayfield Wine and Spirits, Honest Dog Books, Bayfield Carnegie Library, Bayfield Heritage Association, Bayfield Presbyterian Church, Recreation and Fitness Center, Madeline Island School for the Arts, Woods Hall Gallery & Gifts, Madeline Island Museum, Eckels Pottery & Fine Crafts Gallery, Big Top Chautauqua Box Office, Washburn Cultural Center, Kiddiwink Kids, Artists on the Byway Gallery, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Chequamegon Food Co-op.

Calling all Bakers and Dessert Enthusiasts

Wednesday, September 28

Apple Pie and Dessert Contest

Pie Entries: 3-3:45 pm

Judging: 4 pm

Community Tasting: 5-8 pm

Admission: $4 with 2022 Apple Festival Button,

$5 Without Apple Festival Button

The public is invited to indulge in handcrafted apple treats at the Apple Pie and Dessert Tasting from 5:00-8:00 pm, or until the pie is gone.

Everyone is encouraged to beat the crowds and take part in this early bird event before the Apple Festival officially begins and enjoy plenty of ice cream and apple pie.

Admission to the social is $4 if wearing a 2022 Apple Festival button or $5 without a button. Included in the admission is a 2022 Apple Festival button, a slice of delicious apple pie, Tetzner's cinnamon ice cream and a beverage. The winning pies and desserts will be announced immediately following judging, and attendees will have the opportunity to sample all of the winners!

Pie and dessert entries and completed contest forms must be submitted between 3:00-3:45 pm at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

No submissions will be accepted after 3:45 pm. 

Judging will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. 

Pie Contest Application

Grand Parade and Mass Band Applications Open

Application deadline: Friday, September 16

We are happy to announce the return of The Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay!

We are also going to bring back the very popular Mass Band for the 60th year! This tradition is a crowd favorite.

Click the link below to download your float or high school band application for the Grand Parade!

Please remember to also fill out the "hold harmless" agreement!

Float Application
Band Application
Hold Harmless Agreement
Donate to the Apple Festival Music Match Fund
In 2021 the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau hosted TWO music venues in downtown Bayfield throughout Apple Festival Weekend. Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and added Concerts by the Lake at Memorial Park throughout the day

To keep these two music venues going, we are asking for your generous contribution to the Bayfield Apple Festival Music Match Fund. Funds raised up to $10,000 will be matched by Kim and Quito Rymer.

Thank you to the Rymers for this opportunity!

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau
Member Submissions

Bayfield Summer Concerts - Last Show of the Season

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. 

Sept. 15 — Warren Nelson and Friends, Celebrating the 

maritime history of Bayfield, the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior (at Bayfield Maritime Museum) 

September Events at the Co-op

Chequamegon Food Co-op

700 Main Street West

Ashland, WI

Thursday, September 15, 5 p.m - 7 p.m. 

Fall Foraging Thursday

Instructor: Axel Peterman, Food Enthusiast 

Cost: $15/$10 for owners 

Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Fermented Drinks Sunday

Instructor: Monarda Thrasher, teacher, gardener, and herbalist

Cost: $20/$15 for owners

Thursday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Blood Drive Thursday

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Arctic Heart: Slideshow with Bob Gross & Charly Ray | 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Honest Dog Books

38 South Second Street

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m.

Location: The Back Patio of Honest Dog Books

Photographer Bob Gross and wilderness advocate Charly Ray, who is also co-owner of Honest Dog Books, traveled to the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge in March 2019, to document the wildlife and landscape of a place consistently at risk of development.

The photographs are incredible the stories pretty fantastic. This will be the first time they've presented about their two weeks at the near top of the world. And this will be the official release of Arctic, a collection of essays and photographs penned by Bob Gross. They will be for sale and Bob will be available to sign. If you'd like to join in via Zoom, register via our website. The show will begin at dark.

Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

30+ years in business. 3 years under our ownership. That's worth celebrating. We'll be open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. & all used books will be 30% off (online and in-person).

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Soft Opening of the "Dog House," our new expanded space featuring rare books, maps, and vinyl.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Felicia Schneiderhan: Reading & Signing of Newlyweds Afloat

6 p.m. - Wine and Cheese Book Release Party for The Net Beneath Us

7 p.m. - The Net Beneath Us: Carol Dunbar Reading & Signing

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Jewelry Workshops and Live Jewelry Making Demos with Silverwaves Jewelry and Workshop 46.8N°

Silverwaves Jewelry 

126 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

Friday, September 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Live Jewelry Making Demonstration 

Part of Art Escape

Registration not necessary  

Location: Silverwaves Jewelry 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Stone Setting: Pendant 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Fused Lichen Chain

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Big Ring Bling 

Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Lake Superior AGATE SETTING with Special Guest, Bob Wright 

Part of Art Escape

$285/person. - Register Here

Gourmet Lunch Included 

Location: Workshop 46.8N° 

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Bayfield Rec Center | Lifeguarding Course & Bay Area Swim Team

Bayfield Rec Center

140 S Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

Friday, September 16, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Sunday, September 18, 8 a.m. 6 p.m. 

The Bayfield Rec Center will be hosting a lifeguarding course 9/16-18. Must be 16+ to participate. High School students are free, choose to work at the Rec Center and you may be eligible for reimbursement.

Monday, October 10

The Bay Area Swim team practices begin in October, Ages 6-17 welcome. Contact the Rec Center for more information.

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Art Escape Events at WCC: Reception & Poetry Reading (9/16) and Art Supply Swap (9/17)

Washburn Cultural Center

1 East Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Join us at the Washburn Cultural Center during Art Escape week (Sept. 10–18) for two special community events, both of which are free and open to the public!

Friday, September 16, 5 p.m. 

Reception & Poetry Reading Perceive waterfalls and woods differently.

Hear 24 poems by 13 regional poets surrounded by 40 photos by Catherine Lange & Michael Ruth—all part of the exhibit, “Same Location, Multiple Perspectives.” The poets: Jan Hasselman Bosman, Eric Chandler, Jan Chronister, Naomi Cochran, Yvette Viets Flaten, Crystal Spring Gibbins, Carol Good, Catherine Lange, Howard Paap, Mary Louise Peters, Diana Randolph, Peggy Trojan, and Lucy Tyrrell.The poems, some written to images in the show, also appear in the 100-page catalog available for sale at the reading, along with other books by some of the poets. For more information and a list of participating poets, click the link below. 

Saturday, September 17, 12 p.m - 4 p.m. 

Inaugural Art Supply Swap

One artist's surplus is another's inspiration. In the spirit of sustainability and mutual aid, this event aims to reduce waste and overconsumption within local creative communities and in its place foster a network of creative and material exchange. Bring unwanted or extra supplies and take home something new for an upcoming project. Any and all materials are welcome, from partially used paint tubes to magazines for collaging. Find materials that inspire you while you meet other makers in the area. Leftover supplies may be donated to WCC for use in future public programming. For more information and updates, visit

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This Weekend at the Big Top

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. 

Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story

Celebrate the rich culture, history, & spirit of the Anishinaabe in a musical theater experience that honors the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region.

Saturday, September 17, 7 p.m. 

Cloud Cult with Charlie Parr

Minnesota’s Cloud Cult is hailed as one of the Top 10 Green Bands by Rolling Stone. Fellow Minnesotan, Parr is an incorruptible outsider who writes multi-layered stories that shine a light on defiant, unseen characters thriving in the shadows.

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Ashwabay Women's Mountain Bike Clinic

Mt Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

There are still spaces available for the Womens Mtn Bike Clinic at Mt Ashwabay. Join us and improve your Mtn Biking skills! Great coaches, great trails, and a great time.

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Studio Takeover at Karlyn Yellowbird Gallery 

Karlyn Yellowbird Gallery

318 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Saturday, September 17, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Artists are taking over the gallery to demo their work and peddle their wares!

Featuring ceramics, painting, basketry, woodworking, jewelry, live music, and more — join us for this afternoon of arting! See ya there!

Kelsey, Erik, Brie + Joe

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Ruku Pottery Making Demonstrations 

Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

85205 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, September 17, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

This opportunity is to see and participate in the Raku pottery making event is at Eckels Pottery just south of Bayfield.

Come and enjoy this fascinating firing technique. It is a family friendly event and will take place outdoors. Get involved by purchasing a tea bowl and we will teach you the glazing, firing, and finishing process.

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What's happening at the Winery? 

Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider

87380 Betzold Road

Bayfield, WI

Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Sunday, September 18, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Fall is arriving to the winery! It's been a delight watching the grapes and apples begin to ripen, and the first leaves begin to change color. We have just a couple weekends of live music left, join us this weekend for tunes by the vines from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. with Sean VanZeeland on Saturday and AquaMelon (a.k.a Noble Falconer) on Sunday. (Weather Permitting)

Our community cider collection has started! Bring us your ugly, your bitter, your small apples and we'll press them into a delicious cider with a100% of the proceeds going to The Mt. Ashwabay Education Outdoor Fund!

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Chase & Ovation: Celebrating the Music of PRINCE! 

Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

137600 Onigamiing Drive

Red Cliff, WI

Saturday, September 17, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. 

This Saturday, September 17, 2022 CHASE & OVATION: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF PRINCE! You're invited...

21+ Event No Cover Charge Cash Bar Themed Room Photo Station Dance Floor Wear something incredible and “Party like it’s 1999!” PLEASE, share and invite family and friends. Chase & Ovation is the only act sanctioned by PRINCE. They’ve performed with Prince, Prince’s band members and take this performance to heart.

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Christ Episcopal Church - Holy Eucharist 

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd Street 

Bayfield, WI

Sunday, September 18, 9:30 a.m. 

Please join Father Kirby and Deacon Lewis in song and worship thru Holy Eucharist. Our worship will assist us in giving hope for our future and the future of the planet. Join all in believing the power of change.

Cooking with Lars: Take-Out and Class Schedule

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

Take-Out Schedule:

Monday, September 19

Chicken Adobo (Order Sept 12-17)

Monday, September 26

Seared Pork Tenderloin Banh Mi (Order Sept 19-24) 


Thursday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. 

Smoked Trout Salad

Location: Lars' Kitchen


Now booking your small-party events! Email

Thank you for your support!

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Jerry & Mary Phillips Bayfield Award for Volunteerism Reception Honoring Bob Nelson

Bayfield Heritage Association

30 N Broad Street 

Bayfield, WI

Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m. 

Robert J. Nelson, author and local history buff known to many as Bob or Bobby, has been awarded the 2022 Jerry & Mary Phillips Bayfield Award for Voluneerism.

Bob has been a dedicated volunteer over the years, serving on the boards of Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, Bayfield Maritime Museum, and Bayfield Heritage Association. Come celebrate with us as we honor Bob's many contributions and the spirit of volunteerism that is alive and well in Bayfield!

Bob is honored to join the ranks of past award recipients: Jerry & Mary Phillips, Dr. John Telford, Shirley Bodin, Don Albrecht, Mary Hepner, Shirley Johnson, Bill Gover, Mary Rice, Bayfield Community Essential Workers, and Nancy Bussey. This annual award was established by an anonymous donor in 2014.

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American Red Cross - September Blood Drives

American Red Cross

3728 Spooner Avenue

Eau Claire, WI

Thursday, September 22, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Location: Salem Baptist Church, Ashland 

Please consider donating at one of these upcoming blood drives. Call to schedule at:1-800-733-2767

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October Members Art Show "The Gathering"

Chequamegon Bay Arts Council

PO Box 25

Washburn, WI

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

CBAC Members: submit one to three pieces of your original artwork. Please consider joining if you are not a member. Please bring your artwork to the Washburn Cultural Center on Sept. 30 or October 1 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.. There will be a reception on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

Artists are invited to attend critique sessions on October 13 and/or October 20. For more information visit our website below. 

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Harbor View Event Center - Jeremy McComb

Harbor View Event Center

130 Harbor View Drive

Washburn, WI

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 p.m.

Come relax and enjoy a night of music with Jeremy McComb! October 15th at 8 p.m.

General Admission: $20 Tickets available now at the Harbor View bar or online by visiting the link below

A storyteller epitomizing “been there and done that,”McComb has explored nearly every facet of the entertainment industry, all on his own terms. From radio to tour managing, releasing five albums, growing an international fan base, hitting the Billboard chart sand writing songs for projects selling over 6 Million copies...including a Grammy-nominated soundtrack (Blue Collar Comedy Tour–One for the Road)

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RESCHEDULED - Luster: A Spirit-Free Shindig For All

CORE Community Resources 

257 Manypenny Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Thursday, October 20, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Due to the rainy forecast, CORE's September 15th Luster -- a Spirit-Free Shindig For All has been rescheduled for October 20th.

Hope to see you for an Oktoberfest themed gathering!

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The Fish House - Fresh Salmon Available

Bodin Fisheries/The Fish House

208 Wilson Avenue

Bayfield, WI

Fresh Salmon has arrived. Come pick up whole fillets or meal sized portions cut and ready for you to cook. The Fish House is open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Dirty Gear Degrades


101 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

Storing dirty gear shortens its lifespan and will haunt you later. Check out our awesome stash of DIY Nikwax gear Wash & Waterproofing supplies.

-Sandals, Leather, Tents, Jackets, Pet Blankets & MORE!

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2022 BIKEPALOOZA Raffle at Chequamegon Mountain Bike Fest

Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association 

10639 Hayward Court

Hayward, WI

It's time for the 2022 BIKEPALOOZA Raffle at Chequamegon Mountain Bike Fest!

Enter the raffle to support CAMBA and continue the development of endless fun on the CAMBA trails. ONLY 400 tickets available at $50 each. Don’t miss the opportunity to win one of these amazing bikes...

1st: Pivot Mach 6 Pro XT/XTR - Coil (MSRP $8,199) 

2nd: Trek Top Fuel 7 (MSRP $3,529)

3rd: Serfas eDash 350W (MSRP $1,949)

4th: Specialized Fuse 27.5 (MSRP $1,800)


Ticket Sales run from September 1st - 17th

Buy NOW until Friday Sept 16th (at noon) at: 

- Riverbrook Bike and Ski, Hayward

- New Moon Ski and Bike, Hayward

- Start Line Services, Cable

- Bay City Cycles, Ashland

- Washburn Hardware & Sport, Washburn

- Howl Adventure Center, Bayfield

AND if there are any tickets left... 

Ticket Sales at the CAMBA Booth at Chequamegon Mountain Bike Fest Race Expo: Friday, September 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, September 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drawing: The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 17th, after Chequamegon MTB Festival awards at 5 p.m. at the Birkie Start. You do not need to be present to win.

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New Northern Wisconsin Community Publication

Wayzata Together

553 Maple SQ

Wayzata, MN

We’re making strides in creating a website and Facebook page that will support our new publication for folks in the Ashland-Bayfield-Washburn area (Big Water Big Woods).

Please use the link below to view the latest issue of my community magazine here in the Twin Cities. This will give you a better idea of the type of community magazine I'll create for folks in your area.

September 2022 Wayzata Together Magazine:

I'm looking forward to partnering with you!


Nate Leding


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Pier Plaza Restaurant - Updated Hours

Pier Plaza Restaurant 

1 Rittenhouse Avenue 

Bayfield, WI

Updated Hours:

Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Monday, Closed

Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

We have full service dining available on our deck, bar, dining room, and To-Go menu available! We do not take reservations. Ice Cream Window open for 1 more week! Come get your Hot Fudge Sundaes! Thank you!

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Howl Adventure Center - September Outdoor Challenges

Howl Adventure Center

35265 S County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

7 Sweet Hikes Challenge

September & Sweet Hikes Challenge is on! When you complete a hike post a photo with the hashtag #howlinbayfieldchallenge

When you complete all 7 hikes you get a free pair of Fits wool socks AND are entered into the drawing for a chance to win Black Diamond hiking poles, backpack or a Dueter backpack!

Click on the link below to the 7 sweet hikes including maps. Check out the poster for more details and get hiking before September ends!

Bikers September Challenge

Another September Challenge! Why not have a Bike Challenge too! Post your photo with the hashtag #howlinbayfieldbikechallange of a completed challenge route, and you will WIN a water bottle AND a chance to WIN and essential tune up by Stick or a Camelback hydration pack.

Check our the poster for details. If you need more info or a bike to rent call or come into Howl Adventure Center. Ride on! Routes available on our website by clicking the link below.

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

Friday: Closed

September 20, Public Works, 9 a.m.

September 21, Library, 4 p.m.

September 21, Council, 5:30 p.m.

September 26, ARB, 5 p.m.

September 27, Planning, 5 p.m.

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