February 8, 2024

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Snowy Traditions Start in Bayfield

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 S. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3335

January 22 - March 10

Experience the inaugural winter celebration in Bayfield as 'Snowy Traditions Start in Bayfield' takes center stage from January 22nd to March 10th, 2024!

Be part of history as local businesses come together for the first time to offer exclusive winter deals, creating an enchanting experience for visitors. Embrace the snowy wonderland of Bayfield, Wisconsin, and indulge in special offers crafted to make this inaugural event an unforgettable winter affair.

Click the link below to browse deals and offers from lodging, to dining, outdoor and cozy winter experiences!

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Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

Beware the Jabberwock

StageNorth Groundlings

123 Omaha St.

Washburn, WI

(651) 387-0738

Thursday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

Beware the Jabberwock, written by Ron Nicol, is an all-kids production. The creative collaboration of Terri Wyman, Noreen Ovadia Wills and Liesl Settgas, will take you into Tulgey Woods, the fantastical land of the Jabberwock and the living creatures there. The play will feature 35 local youth actors. Tickets are $10-20.

*Want to see the play for free? There are still some performances in need of ushers.

Show Times:

Thursday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 p.m.

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Thursday Trivia and Valentine Date Night Feb. 16

The Bayfield Inn

20 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Thursday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.

Free Trivia Fun Thursdays in The Lounge!

Wrangle a team of 1-4 people. Register at 6:00 p.m. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. Prizes for weekly Top 3 Teams! Ends March 14.

Friday, February 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Valentine's Date Night at the Lakeside Dining Room. Dinner & Drink Features + Full Menu Reservations accepted! Call 715-779-3363. Visit FB event page for more info!


Breakfast | Thur-Sat. 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. -Noon.

Lunch | Thu-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lounge Menu | Wed-Sat. 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Wed: Chicken Night, Thu: Tex-Mex & Trivia

Dinner Menu | Fri & Sat 5:00-8:00 p.m. Fri: Fish Fry, Sat. Steak Night

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Be Our Valentine - Fat Radish Specials

The Fat Radish

905 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2005

Thursday, February 8, 5:00 p.m.

Spanish Tapas

Friday, February 10

Fish Fry Day

Saturday, February 10

Surf & Turf Special

Sunday, February 11, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bring your Babe to Brunch

Wednesday, February 14, 5:00 p.m.

Valentine's Dinner Menu

Call to make your reservations.

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Friday Friends with Penny Print Studio & Old Time Group Dancing

Core Community Resources

257 Manypenny Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3457

Friday, February 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a special Valentine's Day Lunch followed by a craft with Penny Print Studio! Friday Friends is a time for seniors (55+) to share a free meal together. Registration is required! Please register at corecr.org/ff or call us at 715-779-3457. If you register and cannot come, please call or email to let us know.

Wednesdays, February 28 - March 20, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dance through winter with old-time dancing with dance caller Donn Christensen & friends. Kick up your heels with reels, circle mixers, square dances, and contras! Free and open to all! No experience or partners are necessary.

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Holy Family Church Fish Fry

Holy Family Catholic Church

232 N. First Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3316

Friday, February 9, 5:00 p.m.

Meal includes fresh whitefish, parsley buttered potatoes, homemade cole slaw, roll, beverage and desserts galore! All you can eat until fish is gone. This will be the final night of our annual event. See you there!

Adults: $15

Children 6-12: $8

Children 5 and under are free

Costume Jewelry History 1950-1965

Something Vintage Jewelry

33 N. First St. Suite 101

Bayfield, WI

(310) 873-8198

Friday, February 9

Costume jewelry produced from 1950-1965 ranges from growingly feminine daywear to rhinestone jewelry for evenings out. Modernism is also represented in the mid-century period of costume jewelry history.

Matching sets of jewelry were also quite popular across all genres. As a special treat, we invite you to join our SVJ Gift $25 Certificate giveaway drawing on Friday, February 9, 2024. To enter, simply subscribe to our newsletter on our website and follow us on TikTok or Instagram.

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Artisan Chocolate Sampling and Free Mini Herbal Facials

Sweet Fern Apothecary

229 W Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-5190

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Artisan Bean to Bar Chocolate sampling is happening all day Saturday with 10% off all chocolate in store.

Sign up for a Free 10min Herbal Facial with Lea Rolfsen, herbalist and creator of Lea’s Organic Skin Care Products this Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to check out our amazing list of ongoing herb and wellness classes.

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Valentine Glass Flower Class

Scarlet Fire Glassworks

123 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 600-1199

Saturday, February 10, 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Don't miss out on this chance to create a lasting memory with your valentine! You and your special someone can experience the excitement of hot glass while learning how to make a glass flower in this hands-on group class in Washburn.

Mocktails and chocolate will be available to enjoy during your class. Special event price of $55/person with limited spots available, so sign up now at scarletfireglassworks.com.

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Valentine Club Nite this Saturday at the Backstage

The Backstage

84810 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 373-5552

Saturday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.

Do something different for your Valentine! Join Molly Otis, Ed Willett and the ‘Blue Velvets’ for a nightclub-themed evening of music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. The scene is a smoky 60s club without the smoke. Dress for cocktails and plan on dancing.Tickets $46 (ticket price to this show includes hous d'oeuvres and lite-fare)

Don't Miss These Upcoming Dinner & Show Nights!

Saturday, February 24: Michael Perry w/Mary Cutrufello

Sunday, March 10: The Henhouse Prowlers

Friday, March 15: A Musical Tour of Ireland

Saturday, March 23: Erik Koskinen

Saturday, Apr. 6: Chastity Brown

Open Mic Nights Every Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Summer shows at The Tent are being released as they come! Get on our email list or check the website.

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Holy Eucharist and Divine Light

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3401

Sunday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.

Please nurture your souls with assistance by Mother Susan Sommer and Pianist Julie Poepping. Episcopalians live in Christian reality: we celebrate World Mission Sunday caring for our brothers and sisters in our global family of God. We respect the dignity of all people, knowing the Divine Light of the Son, God's Beloved, shines on all. Our profound mutual interdependence is on display every day. Join our global family of His Light.

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Sunday Worship Services & Monday Board Games

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5490

Sunday, February 11, 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. Join with us as we worship God together. Stay for fellowship following the worship service.

Mondays, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

We are opening our Fellowship Hall on Monday afternoons for board gaming and social gatherings. The church will provide coffee, a warm space, and maybe some light snacks. We’ll start at 2:00 p.m. and run until about 5:00 p.m.

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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, February 12 - Red Beans & Rice

Monday, February 19 - Trout Burger

Monday, February 26 - Coconut Chicken Curry 

Classes (*pre-register now):

Tuesday, February 13 - Pan Roasted Salmon with Citrus and Fennel Salad

Tuesday, February 20 - Bagels (full)

Thursday, March 7 - Sauces


Schedule your small party event! Visit our website for details. THANK YOU!

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Valentine's Dinner at St. James Social with Live Music by Molly Otis

St. James Social

200 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 513-6785

Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a romantic evening at the St. James Social.

Our evening menu is $100/person prix fixe and includes a four-course dinner with beverage of choice.

Live music will be provided by Molly Otis throughout the dinner service. Reservations are required in advance. Add a hotel stay with a sauna for a special rate of $200.

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Valentine's Day Specials at Harbor Table

Harbor Table

130 Harbor View Dr.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-5492

Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Harbor Table - flowers, champagne, food and more!

We are teaming up with Superior Floral in Ashland and offering deals that are hard to pass up! Flowers and champagne will be readily available at your table/reservation time.

Flower options:

$35 - small bouquet of mixed flowers

$50 - half dozen roses

$75 - dozen roses

$10 - bottle of champagne

Call us today for reservations and let us know what package deal you would like!

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Book an Intimate Igloo for Valentine's Day

Adventure Club Brewing

35265 S. County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-1010

Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Heat things up with your special Valentine in an igloo! Enjoy a bottle of pink bubbly moscato served with chocolates and some extra V-Day goodies. Of course additional drinks can be purchased. Please make reservations ahead of time as space and bubbly are limited. $33 to make a date.

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Valentine's Day Specials at Manypenny Bistro

Manypenny Bistro

201 Manypenny Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0303

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Valentine`s Day Special Offer:

Buy one breakfast and get the second one HALF OFF for your loved one.

Treat your love to our Steak-N-Shrimp for $29.99

Spend Valentines Day at the Old Rittenhouse Inn

Old Rittenhouse Inn

301 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5111

Wednesday, February 14, 5:00 p.m.

There is still time to reserve a table for Valentine's Day dinner at the Rittenhouse!

It's a 6-course Prix Fixe dinner for $95/person.

Call (715) 779-5111 to reserve and take advantage of our special offer: 25% off a stay in any available guest room on Wednesday, February 14th.

**You must mention this offer when making your reservation. Offer is valid for new reservations only, and not valid in conjunction with other offers. Valentine's Dinner is required to receive a lodging discount.

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Valentine's Day Sweets

Harbor House Sweets

127 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565

Wednesday, February 14, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Heart-shaped Box with assorted chocolates $21.95

Six Heart-Shaped frosted cookies $9.95 5

Macarons $9.95

Box of chocolate-covered fudge $7.95

Come in and see all the variety of treats we have for your special someone.

Winter Hours:

Monday - Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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

Sunday - Closed

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Ash Wednesday Service

Bethesda Lutheran Church

109 S. 6th St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5611

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for Bayfield’s ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at Bethesda Lutheran Church. All are welcome.

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Treat Your Skin for Valentines Day

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 S. 2nd St. Suite 102

Bayfield, WI

(715) 209-5553

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than booking yourself a facial? Or, maybe your sweetheart deserves some pampering!

If you're looking for a facial experience that prioritizes your skin's health and natural beauty, our holistic treatments are here for you.

Let us guide you on a journey towards healthier, more vibrant skin, where we embrace simplicity and the power of nature to enhance your natural glow. BOOK today!

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Unique Gifts to Spread Smiles


101 Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

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

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

Online anytime.

Valentine's Day is a fun way to spread a little cheer during the hardest part of winter. Treat yourself and those you love to something fun and thoughtful.  

New: Cards, Earrings, Candles, Mayana Chocolates, Minky Blankets.

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Kids Class Valentines Now Available

Kiddiwink Kids

108 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 812-1121

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Get a jump start on thoughtful personalized class Valentines for all kiddos in your little one's class!

Each adorable Valentine comes in a clear, sealable bag with a spot for a name and can be personalized for a small fee.

Take the stress out of Valentine's Day and let Kiddiwink Kids do the hard work! Order online, in-store or by emailing us at [email protected]!

Pro Tip! The mini squishes are already a huge hit this Valentine's Day!

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Nature Lover's Valentines Gifts + Love Stone Readings

Crystalline Healing

20 N 1st Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

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

Gifts For Nature Lovers 25% OFF

Local crafted bird houses, nesting boxes, & feeders from Red Cedar For Orioles, Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Wrens, Bluebirds, & songbirds. Long lasting, good looking, and the birds love them too!

February, 10 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Intuitive Valerie Dixon Relax with the LifePro Crystal Zen Mat: 20 mins/$25

NEW: Mystery Love Stones~ What’s your Love stone? Draw a stone connected to the heart and see how it relates to love in your life. $25 Crystal is yours to keep.

PEACE, LOVE, and JOY Namaste

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10% Off Spring Bookings

Darel's Intallation LLC

PO Box 1332

Bayfield, WI

(715) 685-4993

Now - February 15

Save 10% off all labor, 10% on Engineered Hardwood flooring (fromtheforest.com) *when purchased through Darel's Installation.

Offer valid through February 15th, 2024.

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Earring-Making Workshop at Wild Rice Retreat

Lake Superior Scandinavian

204 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(218) 428-5109

Friday, February 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Event Location:

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Rd.

Bayfield, WI

Cara from Lake Superior Scandinavian will provide instruction, design guidance and all materials to make your very own pair of custom earrings!

Additionally we will have a Lake Superior Scandinavian POP-UP SHOP where all attendees receive 25% off Lake Superior Scandinavian earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

Pre-Order dinner from Wild Rice Retreat by calling 715-779-0178. Delicious drinks will be available for purchase during the event.

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BAFS Presents "The Persian Version"

Bay Area Film Society

PO Box 11

Ashland, WI

(715) 292- 4913

Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Join us at the historic Bay Theater for "The Persian Version." This film was the 2023 Audience Award winner at Sundance last January. It is a mother-daughter dramedy, centering around life in a big Iranian family. This one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!


Bay Theatre

420 Main St. W.

Ashland, WI

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Call for Artists - CBAC Spring Show "Let 'R Rip"


PO Box 25

Washburn, WI

(715) 308-3282

Deadline to Submit: March 1

Open to All Artists — You may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for a fee of $25. At least one piece should be for sale. The Washburn Cultural Center receives 35% commission for artwork sold during the exhibition.

Please bring your artwork and payment to the Cultural Center on February 29 or March 1 between Noon and 4:00 p.m.

The Show will be on display at the Washburn Cultural Center starting March 6. A reception with light refreshments will be held at the Cultural Center on Thurs., March 7, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

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Save the Date & Get Ready to Freeze Your Glass Off

The Creamery Bar

31 S. First St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Friday, March 1, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Welp, it's been a weird winter...but we're still going to hold our annual Winter Fest kick-off event, Freeze Your Glass Off, on Friday, March 1, 2024. Join us for a full night of free fun!

4:00-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks)

6:00 p.m.-Close drink specials

6:00-7:00 p.m. free chili bar (while supplies last)

7:00-8:00 p.m. free bingo (with prizes!)

8:00-11:00 p.m. free live music by Danny Blake & Friends

*must be 21+

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Bayfield Winter Festival: Polar Plunge and Long Jon Color Run

Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources

140 S Broad St

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5408

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

There's a winter party in Bayfield and you're invited! Join us on the south shore of Lake Superior the first weekend of March for the Bayfield Winter Festival with events for everyone! Snow or not - we're bringing a full party.

There are two events to bring some joy to your Winter Fest and support the Rec Center.

Family fun run Long Jon Color Run is perfect for younger participants who might not yet be ready to take the plunge into the big lake. The runs starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

For those brave enough to jump into Lake Superior, dress up and do the Polar Plunge while supporting the Bayfield Rec Center or a non-profit of your choice.

Sign up to raise money for your favorite non-profit or school group.

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Wild Rice is Now Hiring

Wild Rice Retreat

84860 Old San Rd.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-0178

We are growing our team at Wild Rice Retreat! Join the team at the #3 Best Resort in the Midwest and help us provide kind, caring, world-class service in a beautiful environment.

We are looking for full-time Room Attendant and Guest Experience Team Members. Wild Rice offers medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as 401k , paid-time off, daily staff meals and hotel discounts across the country.


Windseeker Turns Five

Windseeker Rentals

PO Box 1005

Bayfield, WI

(715) 513-6540

Five years ago two friends came together over a shared love of our special Bayfield area and decided to start a collection of beautifully curated vacation homestays.

This women-owned business built from the ground up has survived a pandemic, hosted over 7,335 guests, 3,240 vacation stays, created local jobs and built a dedicated team of amazing humans who continue to serve as the premier vacation stay portfolio of over 30 properties in our unique destination! Thank you so much for your support!

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We Howling Love You Sale: 20-30-40% Off

Howl Downtown

100 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5561

Starting Feb 1st, we're having a huge 20/30/40 sale at both shops (and online).

Spend $200 and get 20% off, $300 and get 30% off, or $400 to get a whopping 40% off! Includes skis and snowshoes, winter apparel and accessories.

Use Codes HOWL20, HOWL30, AND HOWL40 at checkout for online orders, or get the savings in person! *some items are not included ask us for more details

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Bayfield Artists' Guild Seeking New Member Artists

Bayfield Artists' Guild

201 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5781

Open Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Are you a northern Wisconsin artist looking for gallery space in a thriving tourist community? Apply to become a member of the Bayfield Artists’ Guild. Our gallery store is located right on Rittenhouse Ave., in the heart of Bayfield.

Members include painters, woodworkers, ceramicists, glass blowers, jewelers, sewers, sculptors, photographers, candle makers, soap makers, and more. Learn more and download an application at the link below.

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Now Available: Bayfield Area Trails 2023 Annual Report

Bayfield Area Trails

125 S. First Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5712

Thanks to the remarkable support from Bayfield Area Trails Committee members, hundreds of volunteer hours, and dozens of generous donations, 2023 was an exciting and productive year for us!

You can check it all out by reading the Bayfield Area Trails 2023 Annual Report. Just click the website 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:​

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

Friday: Closed

February 13, 2024 - Planning, 3:30 p.m. 

February 20, 2024 - Public Works, 9 a.m. 

February 21, 2024 - Library, 4 p.m. 

February 21, 2024 - Council, 5:30 p.m. 

February 26, 2024 - ARB, 5 p.m.

February 27, 2024 - Planning, 3:30 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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