The Hayward Area is proud to be home to many world-class events, along with historical and cultural festivals each year. The finest athletes in the world compete annually in the Lumberjack World Championships, American Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon, and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival mountain bike race. Join us for the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce Musky Festival, Hayward’s largest community event every June, or celebrate the beautiful culture and tradition of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe at the Honor the Earth Powwow.

Please check out the Calendar of Events for a more comprehensive look at all of the area happenings!

Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    5:30 PMThe Steakhouse & Lodge

    The Third Annual Red Dress Gala. An elegant evening of fundraising for the American Heart Association and honoring six outstanding women in the Hayward Area.

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    Red Slipper Cosmo

    At the Steakhouse & Lodge
    5:30-6:30 Social Hour
    6:30 Dinner with program and awards to follow
    Tickets are available at the Chamber office and The Steakhouse & Lodge.

    Not many people realize the number one killer for women is heart disease. Go Red for Women was created to help women combat and prevent the disease. The campaign not only shows women how to make healthier nutrition choices, but also educates women on symptoms that are often related to heart disease. Go Red for Women has become a national and international campaign that has gained momentum as more and more women are diagnosed.

    red-gala-1One way that Go Red for Women raises awareness about heart disease is through the education of symptoms. These characteristics of heart disease can vary in terms of what age they affect women and their health. The main risk factors, however, typically apply to most women who have heart disease. These factors include being overweight, not being physically active, smoking, having diabetes, using alcohol excessively and having a family history of heart disease. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are also health issues that can lead to the development of heart disease.


    The Go Red for Women campaign in Hayward wants to inspire women to take control of their health and future now through local support and events to raise awareness.

    The Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Red Dress Gala, where not only will we raise funds for the American Heart Association for Go Red for Women, we will honor six outstanding women in the Hayward area. Click on the link below to nominate the woman you believe to be an outstanding individual in her field.

    2016 RD nomination form (1)

    Tickets are available at the chamber office or The Steakhouse & Lodge.



    Gold Sponsors

    Timber Ford of Hayward


    Silver Sponsors

    Essentia Health

    The Steakhouse & Lodge

    Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Waters Edge

    Hidden Bay Graphics

    Northview Eye Clinic

    WRLS 92.3 FM




    Armstrong Insurance Agency

    Beehive Botanicals

    Century 21 Woods to Water

    Hayward Community Credit Union

    McGarthwaite Agency Farmers Insurance

    Re Schoolhouse Wines

    Outstanding Woman Winners:

    Business & Manufacturing              

    2014  Deb Meyers
    2015  Cathy Larson


    2014 Georgi Edgington
    2015 Nicole Schlapper

    Healthcare & Wellness

    2014 Nina Gilberg
    2015 Barbara Peickert


    2014 Linda Graham
    2015 Sally Gagan


    2014 Denise Marquardt
    2015 Karen Harden

    Retail & Hospitality

    2014 Lynn Melton
    2015 Jayne Schroeder



  • Thu
    Main Street Downtown Hayward

    Hayward's largest summer celebration of the great fishing history of Wisconsin's Northwoods. To be held  Father's Day in downtown Hayward. The weekend includes the crowning of our Musky Festival Queen, sidewalk sales, large handmade arts & crafts show, live music, children's games, great food booths, Musky Run, fishing contest and a carnival. Everyone will enjoy regional musicians during Friday and Saturday night street dances. The weekend concludes with a large parade on Sunday. Check out Musky Fest HERE!



  • Sat
    9 AM - 5 PMMain Street Hayward

    Fall Fest welcomes fine arts & crafts booths, wonderful food booths, and live music to the Main Street in downtown Hayward.

    This annual fall tradition is a wonderful celebration of the area's true colors.

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    For more information about Hayward Fall Festival, please contact Cathy at

    Schedule of Events

    9am - 5pm Main Street-Handmade Arts and Craft Booths, Food Vendors, Fall Flowers, Face Painting and Caricature Artist
    Great Food Vendors, Fall Flowers
    Hayward Community Credit Union Children's Games throughout the day
    Face Painting & Caricature Artist
    9am - 5pm Shuttle Bus to Cable Fall Fest and Back presented by Enbridge
    9am - 2:30pm  Scarecrow Design Contest
    10am - Noon Deerfoot Lodge Main Stage- The Chmielewski Fun Time Band-Presented by Anderson, Hager and Moe, CPAs and Aspen Acres
    10am - 5pm Timber Ford Hayward  Brat and Brew Garden
    9:45am The Deerfoot Lodge Mainstage-Musical Hay Bales
    12:30pm Pumpkin Lasso Contest
    1pm - 5pm The Deerfoot Lodge Main Stage-The Roger Allen Band presented by Don Johnson Auto Group
    3pm Pumpkin Decorating Contest
    4:30pm Scarecrow Design Contest Winners Announced!
    4:35pm Hula Hoop Contest


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  • Thu
    5:30 PMThe Lodge Steakhouse



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    27th Annual Gourmet Wine Tasting

    Doors open at 5:30 P.M.
    Enjoy an evening of domestic and imported wines, beers, champagnes, gourmet coffee, hors d' oeuvres and desserts. We will once again bring you the area's best in catering and beverages; so if you are planning a party, wedding or any special occasion, come see what the Hayward Area has to offer your event.

    Tickets are currently on sale at the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce and Ventures Unlimited.

    This year, Ventures Unlimited will be the Non-Profit organization that will receive all profits from the Silent Auction and raffles. These funds will be used for their Wellness Program.

    General Admission Tickets are $25.

    For info please call 715-634-8662 or Email:


  • Wed
    5:00 PMThe Steakhouse and Lodge

    2016 event details below (for reference only). Participating organizations and businesses donate a decorated tree, wreath or other type of Christmas decoration to be auctioned off that evening, with all proceeds going to the charity of the donor’s choice. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the auction to begin at 6. Tickets on sale now for $15 each ($20 at the door), include admission and appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at Johnson Bank, Hayward Community Credit Union or the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce. Timber Ford is also a sponsor.

    Area residents are urged to delay their Christmas tree purchase until they have a chance to view all the Festival of Trees entries. They may find one already decorated that is ready to be taken home.