January 27, 2023

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Bayfield Up for TWO 2023 Readers' Choice Awards


Bayfield is up for TWO USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards and we need your help in securing these titles! VOTE NOW!

  1. Best Coastal Small Town
  2. Best Midwestern Small Town

In 2020, Bayfield gained the title of "Best Coastal Small Town" by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice and now we have the opportunity at TWO titles!

You can cast your vote once per day, per category at the links below!

Voting is open now through 10:59 a.m. February 20.

Bookmark these pages, bookmark this email, and whatever you do, don't forget to VOTE DAILY.

Feel free to share with your networks and thank you for your continued support!

VOTE: Best Coastal Small Town
VOTE: Best Midwestern Small Town

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

Trivia Starts Tonight

The Bayfield Inn Lounge

20 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Thursdays, January 26 - March 16, 6:00 p.m.

Trivia Night Starts Tonight at The Lounge at The Bayfield Inn!

  • Teams of 1-4 (all 21+)
  • Register at 6:00 p.m.
  • Game starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Drink Specials and Prizes for Top 3 Teams
  • Full Bar & Lounge Menu Available
  • First come first serve, no reservations.

Blue Moon Prom Specials

Heading to "prom" on February 4? We'll have a few dinner specials!

Valentine's Great Features

Great Drinks. Great Views. Great Service.

Share a great night out on Valentine's Day.

Call 715-779-3363 for reservations! Stay in the know, follow us on Facebook!

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Floating Art + Mind Creative Workshop with BLU + Penny Print

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 South 2nd St. Suite 102

Bayfield, WI

(715) 209-5553

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join BLU and Penny Print for an evening of guided meditation and artistic expression.

Students will be brought through a visualization to encourage their creative spirit. Then the group will transition to the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi “floating ink” where students will layer ink on water and create unique marbled prints on rice paper. Join us and bring your creative spirit to life!

Learn More

Decision to Leave

Bay Area Film Society

PO Box 11

Ashland, WI

Friday, January 27, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Legendary South Korean director Park Chan-wook, winner of the best Director Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival gives us a film noirish murder mystery reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.


Bay Theater

420 W. Main St.

Ashland, WI

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New Local Arts and Crafts Indoor Market

Crystalline Healing

20 North 1st Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

Saturday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us at Event Horizon for a Monthly Market! Featuring Local Art/Crafts, handmade goods, herbal salves, crystals, and more!

More markets to come! Last Saturday of each month.


Event Horizon

705 Main Street

Ashland, WI

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Dinner at the View: Northern New Year Edition

Queen's View

108 North 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 600-1260

Saturday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.

Ring in 2023 Northern New Year-style! Join Queen's View and the Fat Radish for a special "Dinner at the View" Saturday, January 28.

Enjoy a seven-course meal, each paired with intriguing wine. Seating is limited and payment is due in advance.

Call (715) 600-1260 or email hello@queensviewbayfield.com to reserve your table!

Make a weekend of it and stay in a Queen's View guest room or suite!

Visit our Website

Cabin Fever Reliever

Harbor View Events Center

130 Harbor View Drive

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2537

Saturday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.

Warren Nelson & his band will warm up the night with original songs, comedy and hot licks! Enjoy this evening of entertainment when Warren is joined by Ed Willett, Jack Gunderson, Otis McLennon and Rowan Nelson-Ferris, masters on cello, guitar, banjo, harmonica & bass as well as vocals.

Open Bar.

Tickets are $15 at the door, general admission.

Sponsors: Woody & Linda Petersen, Brownstone Pharmacy, and Terry Panian.

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Special Rates for Special Events at Red Cliff

Lake Superior Lodge

225 East Lynde Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 209-0453

Saturday, January 28 - 29

We're offering additional discounts for attendees at the Red Cliff Powwow this weekend.

Rates are already discounted for the months of January and February.

Call us for an additional discount for weekend events in Red Cliff and Bayfield!!

Coming up:

6th Annual Winter Powwow, January 27-28

February cage fights at the Casino, February 4

Intertribal Snow Snake Festival on Madeline Island, February 11

Hope to see you!!

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Community Pancake Breakfast


Bethesda Lutheran Church

109 South 6th Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5611

Sunday, January 29, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Please join us for our community pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 29, 9:30 a.m. - Noon.

The breakfast is free of charge. All are welcome.

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Bethesda is hosting a weekly community cribbage on Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m..

All are welcome. Please join us.

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Holy Eucharist

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd Street

Bayfield, WI

Sunday, January 29, 10:30 a.m.

Please join our Church family in joyful meditation, scripture, and Holy Eucharist on Sunday, January 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Deacon Rose Ruthie will celebrate Holy Eucharist. Our prayers for world peace continue unabated, most especially for the saving of Ukraine. We welcome all. The handicapped-accessible building, through the rear entrance, is open without steps to those in need for spiritual refreshment.

The Monday Spot, Volunteers Needed

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 979-1550

Monday, January 30, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Community members are invited to lunch at Bayfield Presbyterian Church at Noon Monday, January 30, to learn about a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity - The Monday Spot!

This is a pop-up cafe for Bayfield students with open campus privileges.

During the fall semester, we typically serve 12-15 students weekly at The Monday Spot. We have taken a break for the month of January, but look forward to sharing lunch with these great kids again, February through May. There are many different roles to fill; cooking experience is not necessary!

Visit our Website

Takeout, Classes and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 580-1619


Pre-order at least 2 days in advance.

Monday, January 30

Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya


Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 p.m.

Mole at the Chequamegon Food Co-op. Please call (715) 682-8251 to register.

Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 p.m.

Sushi Rolls at Lars' Kitchen. (Full)

To order take-out, complete the purchase on our website. Catering: Reach out to Lars! Thanks! Phone: (406) 580-1619


Mindful Pause: Your Virtual Tuesday Time Out

Guided Resilience

300 Manypenny Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(651) 323-7798

Tuesday, January 31, 12:30 p.m.

These free 15-minute midday pauses prioritize self-care in body, mind, and spirit. The steps of mindful pause will guide our practice: STOP | BREATHE | THINK | CHOOSE

These sessions will include a variety of practices. Add tools to your toolbox that interrupt the stress response and reclaim a connection to your inner stability and peace. If time allows, Cami will answer your mindfulness or self-care questions.


Opening the End of January

Harbor House Sweets

127 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565


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

Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Sunday, Closed

Harbor House Sweets will open at the end of January with our new winter hours.

This winter we will open early on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to offer coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some breakfast items. Harbor House Sweets will also be doing a daily lunch special again this winter. Thank You and we look forward to seeing you!

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Pier Plaza is Reopening February 1

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI



Wednesday, February 1, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 3, 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Pier Plaza is excited to reopen for 2023! Check out our menu on Facebook!

We have made some updates that include a new point-of-sale system! If you have gift cards please stop in and use them before February 18, 2023.

If you are unable to do so please call (715)-779-3330 and we are happy to take your info over the phone to issue a new gift card!

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Summit Ski Race and Cupid Crafts at Mt. Ashwabay

Mt. Ashwabay

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779- 3227

Saturday, February 4

There's still time to register for the Summit Ski Race and participate in the citizen's race.

We encourage you to preregister. Preregistration will be any registrations we receive by mail or online by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at midnight. There will be in-person registration for the citizen races up until 1 hour before the race starts.

The citizen's race is open to the public and starts at 11:15 a.m.

30K Skate, 25K Pursuit and 10K classic.

Nicknamed the "Great Pie Race" it's the only event where you can eat your award!

The annual race showcases 45 kilometers of skate and classic cross-country trails at Mt. Ashwabay and adjacent Jerry Jolly Trials.

Middle, High school and college races are also part of this event!

Sunday, February 5, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free chairlift and Nordic trail pass day to celebrate Mt. Ashwabay's 75th Anniversary!

The snow is fantastic and the Ashwabay community is even better!

Summit Ski Race

Cupid Crafts and Cocktails at Mt. Ashwabay

Silverwaves Jewelry

126 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0256

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Come join us for some cross-country cavorting or curve carving at Mt. Ashwabay, then head on into the Chalet for cupid crafting with Lissa Flemming & Silverwaves Jewelry and crafty cocktail concoctions from Copper Crow Distillery!

It promises to be a lovely community-filled evening on the creative side.

The bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Crafting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Cafe is open until 8:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation per project.

Mt. Ashwabay chairlift runs until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.


Mt. Ashwabay

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

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February Sewing Classes


101 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Friday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Want to learn how to sew? Have a new machine that you haven’t unboxed? Know your machine but still can’t sew straight lines? You’re not alone!

Join us for a fun, social morning while we walk you through the skills needed to get you going. February 10, 1000 a.m.- Noon: Meet Your Machine

February 17, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Skill Building

Check out the link for more info and to sign up!

Sign Up

February Classes at the Co-Op

Chequamegon Food Co-Op

700 West Main Street

Ashland, WI

(715) 682-8251

Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

One Coffee Five Ways

Instructor: Jared Trimbo, Full Keel Coffee

Cost: $15/$10 owners

February 12, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Tea Making Sunday,

Instructor: Monarda Thrasher, herbalist

Cost: $30/$25 owners

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Snow Shelter Event Weekend

Howl Adventure Center

35265 S. County Highway J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5561 x3

Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12

Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend at Howl Adventure Center and Adventure Club Brewing!

The fun starts Friday night with a Clinic on how to build a snow shelter, then teams or individuals have the weekend to complete a shelter. Sunday afternoon the Howl judges will tour the shelters and the great prizes from our vendors will be awarded!

Call to sign up or show up on Friday night February 10.

(715) 779-5561 x3 Join us! #sharethelove

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Gal-entine's Day Earring Making Workshop

Lake Superior Scandinavian

204 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(218) 428-5109

Saturday, February 11, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gather your gal-pals and join Cara from Lake Superior Scandinavian as she guides you through creating your very own pair of custom leather earrings!

Your ticket includes the workshop and refreshments, plus 25% off everything in the Lake Superior Scandinavian Pop-Up Shop.

Space is limited so register today!


The Local Bar & Grille

3000 Golf Course Road

Ashland, WI


Upcoming Events at The Fat Radish

The Fat Radish

22270 County Highway C

Cornucopia, WI

(715) 742-3200

Dining Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tiki Bar Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m.- Close

Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bring Your Babe to Brunch - Featuring South Shore Botanicals Flower Bar

Sunday, February 12, 3:00 p.m.

Super Bowl Party at the Chubby Turnip Tiki Bar - Food - Friends - Fun

Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Valentines Dinner, Check out our web for the menu

Music by Son of Mel

Thursday, February 16, 6:00 p.m.

Saki & Sushi Saturday,

Saturday, March 25, 6:00 p.m.

Taste of Greece

Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.

Let Us Curry your Way to India Menus and pricing coming soon!

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Save the Date: Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race

69420 Airport Road

Iron River, WI

(715) 372-8558

Saturday, February 18

Join us for the 5th Annual Northern Pines Sled Dog Race in Iron River at the Northern Pines Golf Course and Events Center!

This sled dog race is unique as it includes sprint racing teams which are short distances at high speeds with mid-distance racers which are longer distances at slower overall average speeds.

A fun sight is also the weight pulls and kids' mutt races!

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Two Upcoming Workshops at the Washburn Cultural Center

Washburn Cultural Center

1 East First Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-5591

DATE CHANGE: Saturday, February 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Superhero Saturday with Betty Sitbon & Olivia Haman. Young artists (ages 7+) are invited to learn about Pop Art through artists like Roy Lichtenstein, comic books, and superheroes!

Click here to learn more.

Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Memoir Terroir with Hope McLeod. Participants will learn how to constellate a selection of their rich, character-building remembered stories to enhance story flavor, and appeal to wider audiences without altering the truth.

Click here to learn more.

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Order Your Classroom Valentines Today

Kiddiwink Kids

108 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 812-1121

Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Do you still need to get your kids' classroom Valentines? We have you covered at Kiddiwink Kids!

These ready-to-hand-out Valentine's each come with an adorable themed card and are packaged in a clear cellophane bag. They are perfect to hand to friends or teachers and daycares.

We have handmade shaped crayon cards, stretchy caterpillars, zipper bracelets, and sensory slug key chains. They vary in cost from $1 - $3 each.

Order online at the link below or email us at kiddiwinkkids@gmail.com.

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Mario Kart, Free Pool, Sports and More

The Creamery Bar

31 South First Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Monday - Friday

Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ($1 off any drink)

Mario Kart Matches

Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - Close

Late Night Happy Hour, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Free Pool on Tuesdays

Wednesday night dart League

Open until Close. Dart league teams are filled for the winter series, but you are welcome to come in on Wednesday nights and cheer them on!

Save the Date: Freeze Your Glass Off, March 3

Drink Specials, Free Chili Bar, Free Bingo with Prizes, Live Music by Danny Blake & Friends

Visit our Facebook page for updates on our happenings.

20% Off Sale at Honest Dog Books

Honest Dog Books

40 South 2nd Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5223

Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Stop in for the final weekend of our 20% off sale for all books—used and new in the store.

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Eckels Pottery Open Every Saturday

Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

85205 State Hwy13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5617

Winter Hours:

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our shop is open every Saturday throughout the winter.

You can purchase on-line or arrange to pick up at the shop, or we ship it.

While we are making pots in Arizona this winter, we are still committed to making our work available to you.

Visit our Website

Terracycle Beauty Products Packaging Recycling

Good Flower Farm

40 S 2nd St, #101

Bayfield, WI

(715) 256-7714

Friday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Good Flower Farm is offering an exclusive recycling program to the community by accepting packaging that is otherwise not recyclable in household bins.

We have partnered with Terracycle to accept your empty cosmetic, hair care, or skin care packaging.

Items include: Conditioner bottles and caps, eyeliner pencils (non-wooden) and cases, eye shadow tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, hair gel tubes and caps, Hair paste plastic jars & caps, Lip balm tubes, Lip gloss tubes, and more.

Drop off items during our open hours!

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New Blue Moon Community Prom Dress Up Clothes

Encore Resale Store

10 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3455

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

Looking for that fabulous gown to wear to the upcoming New Blue Moon Community Prom? We've got you covered!

We have a nice selection of gowns and party dresses for all sizes and styles. Come check out the selection, and pick up some good deals while you are at it!

The New Blue Moon Ball is Saturday, February 4, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

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Bayfield County Visitor Guides Available

Bayfield County Tourism

117 E. Fifth Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-3491

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our new visitor and recreation guides are here! Let us know if you would like a box (80/box) for your business to have on hand or to bring with to travel/sport/boat shows this winter.

Fill out the form, call or email to make arrangements for drop off/pick up.

Request Visitor Guide

Save and Simplify with a Fixed Rate

BMO Harris Bank

100 Main Street East

Ashland, WI

(715) 682-0514

With a home equity line of credit from BMO and this special fixed-rate offer, you can use the equity in our home to pay for renovations, consolidate debt and so much more.

Contact Geri Evans at (715) 682-0514 for more information and to set an appointment!

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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 2 - Parks and Recreation, 7:45 a.m.

February 6 - Harbor, 4 p.m.

February 6 - Fire Department, 5:30 p.m.

February 8 - Planning, 5 p.m. 

February 14 - Council, 5:30 p.m.

February 15 - Library, 4 p.m.

​February 27 - ARB, 5 p.m. 

February 28 - Planning, 5 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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