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.
Sat12Jan2019Seeley, WI 54843
The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is sanctioned by the US Ski & Snowboard and is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race. The marathon race also connects some of the biggest cross-country ski events across the region, as the Seeley Hills Classic is the first of six races in the CXC Marathon Cup series.
UPDATE, JANUARY 8TH: After not receiving the forecasted snow yesterday and enduring a day of drizzle, it has been decided that the 2019 Seeley Hills Classic will be moved to the Birkie Start stadium.
The former 42k race will start as scheduled at 10 AM and ski south to Timber Trail. At this point, they will turn and ski back to the start passing through the stadium for a second lap. The total distance will be 30k.
The former 22k will start at 10:15 and ski the same course but only one lap for a distance of 15k. The HS. and Middle School races will start at 10:30 also at the Birkie start.
Friday registration and bib pick up will be from 5 to 9 at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley. However Saturday morning from 8 to 9:30 registration and bib pick up will be at the Great Hall at the Birkie start venue.
8 to 9:30 / Registration at Great Hall
10 AM / 30K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
10:15 / 15K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
10:30 / High School Race (Birkie Start Stadium)
2 PM / Awards and Raffle at Sawmill Saloon
Sat09Feb2019Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843
Race Updates: Due to inclement weather the start of the Hayward Lions Club Pre-Birkie has been moved to 11:00a.m. The race this year will Start and Finish at OO in efforts to conserve snow on the southern part of the trail.
This Lions Club Fundraiser and FUN race has no equal when it comes to preparing one mentally and physically for the American Birkebeiner. In other words, once you have completed the Pre-Birkie you will have the confidence to take on the mother of all XC marathon races, the American Birkebeiner.
And, if 26 Kms of those beautiful hills were not enough, …back by popular demand are the 42Km skate/classic races. There are four food stations on the 26km course and six on the 42km course, which are manned by local youth groups who are eager to serve you along your way to the finish at OO. There you’ll find refreshments and our famous doughnuts.
Every skier will receive a special Pre-Birkie sweatshirt and all skiers who pre-register prior to Jan 15 will get their sweatshirt at the spaghetti feed/late registration or on race day late registration at the VFW. Come and enjoy the day with the Hayward Lions at our Pre-Birkie the “Best Birkie prep race in the Midwest”.
Sat16Feb2019Hwy K Boat Landing on Lac Courte Oreilles
Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin is excited to announce their 23rd annual “family ice fishing event” on Lac Courte Oreilles on Saturday, February 16th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Great prizes, sponsors, food, and fun for the entire family!
For more information on Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin and this event, please visit: http://www.wfnw
Fri08Mar2019Sat09Mar2019Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843
On the World Famous Birkie Trail in Cable, Wisconsin, the Fat Bike Birkie is the premier on snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!
Two days of fun:
Friday, March 8 – Check out the Fat Bike Birkie EXPO and Fat Bike Demos!
March 9 – Race day and a Post-Race Party in the Great Hall!
For registration and more information see: http://www.birk
ie.com/bike/eve nts/fat-bike-bi rkie/
Fri08Mar2019Sun10Mar2019Lakewoods Resort & Lodge, 21540 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821
in us at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin March 8th-10th, 2019 for the 19th annual USSSA National Snowshoe Championships presented by Dion Snowshoes. Visit: https://2019ussnowshoechampionships.com/
Also featuring: Hot Air for Hearts Balloon Rally which features hot air balloon rides over Lake Namakagon available through-out the weekend. For more information about this charity event visit http://www.lake
woodsresort.com /events/sponsor ed-events/hot-a ir-for-hearts/
Lakewoods Resort 715-794-2561
Fri17May2019Sat18May2019Lake Chippewa Campground, 8380 N County Road CC, Hayward, WI 54843
The Annual Fishing Event where FHNB takes 100-150 people fishing on Friday & Saturday on the Chippewa Flowage. These are two jam-packed days filled with friends, fishing, evening meals and lots of fun!
FHNB asks that anyone wishing to participate or volunteer for the event download the forms from this website: www.haywardfhnb.org or contact their office.
Phone: 715-634-3185 x 4
Fishing Has No Boundaries
PO Box 375
Hayward, WI 54843
Thu20Jun2019Sun23Jun2019Downtown Hayward, WI
The largest community festival in Hayward is proud to celebrate 70 years of great fishing tradition, family, fun, and the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods.
The festival weekend kicks off with something for the whole family: a carnival and children's games, sidewalk sales, a large handmade art & craft show, live music, and mouth-watering food booths! The celebration continues with a catch & release fishing contest, fishing photo contest, and large street dances featuring Midwest known music groups on Friday and Saturday nights. The whole weekend concludes on Sunday with a 5K run/walk, a 10K run, as well as a kid's Minnow Run for those 12 and younger, and finally the Grand Parade in historic downtown Hayward.
We hope you can join our community in celebrating this exciting milestone!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please download and complete the appropriate application below or reference the vendor letter for more information.
Thu01Aug2019Sat03Aug2019Lumberjack World Championships, 15670 W County Highway B, Hayward, WI 54843
Save the Date for the 2019 Lumberjack World Championships!
The world's best lumberjack athletes compete to determine the best in the World! Preliminaries Thursday and Friday, finals Saturday. No Sunday performance.
Please visit http://www.lumb
erjackworldcham pionships.com or call 715-634-2484 for more information.
Fri02Aug2019Sun04Aug2019Grand View, Wisconsin 54839
Proudly sponsored by the Grand View Volunteer Fire Department in conjunction with their Annual Homecoming Picnic weekend, the Firehouse 50 is a bicycle road race of 50.5 miles beginning and ending in Grand View, Wisconsin. This wonderfully scenic race takes you on blacktop roads winding through the pristine Chequamegon National Forest around Lake Namakagon and Lake Owen. This is also a full weekend of music, food, and fun, including: Ride the Divide, a shortened version of the Firehouse 50, individual or team time trials that let you tackle the course at your own pace, a 15K and 2-Mile Fun Run, live music, concessions, beer stand, a raffle and games for all, and a variety of merchandise and clothing to browse.
Sat24Aug2019Hayward, Cable, Drummond and Bayfield Areas
Share an amazing ride experience between two iconic northern towns - a historic lumbering town surrounded with beautifully clear inland lakes and a historic fishing village on the beautiful shores of the largest fresh-water lake in North America, with a purpose to benefit healthy lifestyle through clean sport and cycling.
The Gitche Gumee Gran Fondo is a mass-start cycling event in the spirit and tradition of the great Italian cyclosportives. Launched in 2017, riders gathered at the start in one of the Midwest's most popular vacation destination towns of Hayward, Wisconsin to embark on an adventure route through the northern Wisconsin forests to the historic fishing village of Bayfield, Wisconsin.
The ride will start in Hayward, Cable or Drummond depending on your ride route and wind along 100, 80 or 60 miles of scenic, paved Wisconsin back-country roads, several river crossings, and traverses the Continental Divide. The ride starts at 8 am in Hayward and finishes on Bayfield’s Lake Superior shoreline. Return-Transportation provided; Cyclists of all abilities/ages welcome!
Visit www.gitchegumeegranfondo.com/ for more information or to register today!
To enthusiastic off-road bicyclists from across the country, the annual trek to the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival presented by Trek means fat tire racing and fat tire fun. Each year in mid-September, thousands of fat tire fliers descend on the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to take on the off-road bicycle tests of endurance and agility offered throughout the weekend.
.net or daytime phone number is 715-798-3594
Sat21Sep2019Downtown Hayward, WI
The Hayward Fall Festival is an annual tradition that celebrates the changing of the seasons with fine art & craft booths, sidewalk sales, wonderful food vendors, a brat and brew tent, kids activities and live music in downtown Hayward. Thousands of people from all over help our area celebrate during this one-day event!
Please reference the forms below if you are interested in becoming a vendor!
Fri27Sep2019Sat28Sep2019Hwy M in Cable, WI
The fall colors won't be the only things bursting to life this fall. The Cable Area Fall Fest, held annually the last weekend of September, offers visitors of every age entertaining opportunities sure to make this your favorite festival of the year. Cornstalks, hay bales, and pumpkins line the roads throughout the Cable community. Live music, car, motorcycle and truck show, arts and crafts vendors, and incredible food vendors fill the streets all for your enjoyment.
For more information or a detailed schedule of events, contact the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce (800-533-7454)
Sat28Sep2019Birkie Ridge Trailhead
The nine events of the Birkie Trail Run, Relay and Trek feature the best sections of the famous Birkie Trail and single-track sections of the CAMBA trail system. This event is perfect for runners looking to break free from the roads. The Birkie Trail has a wide, grass-covered, level surface, and the single-track is smooth and fast. But don’t make any mistake, this is a 100% trail race, with the famous Birkie hills, making for a challenging race for even veteran trail runners. Hammer it or cover your favorite distance at a recreational pace. Either way, this event has a great, friendly vibe, awesome Vendor Fair, a finish-line party with local north woods fare, Birkie Brew-Ski craft beer on tap, live music, on-site camping, bonfires, and more! Make it a weekend of fun with friends!
Visit www.birkie.com/run/events/birkie-trail-run/ for more information on registration and race day festivities!
Sat05Oct2019Stone Lake, WI 54876
Stone Lake hosts over 30,000 guests on this day of festivities and fun. Our volunteer festival staff will be ready to serve you by taking care of all the details of the event. The cranberry marshes will be ready once again to show off their operations for they have much to boast about. On the first Saturday in October Over 300 vendors, artisans, crafters, food and hospitality areas will be ready to take good care of you.
Because of continued support from wonderful people like you, over the last three years alone our organization donated over $100,000 to local area youth and non-profit organizations in Sawyer and Washburn Counties. Your support made this happen. THANK YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE FEST!!!!
715-865-3378 (seasonal phone line)
Sat30Nov2019Tue31Dec2019Downtown Hayward, WI
Founded in 2010, A "Lure" of Lights makes Hayward shine even brighter because it paints the downtown in lights. Families visit the area to create new memories and holiday traditions. Each year A "Lure" of Lights strives to create family-centered events, parades, light shows, and contests that draw visitors to the area to experience the true beauty of Hayward and become a destination during the holiday season. A "Lure" of Lights is solely run by volunteers and funded through donations.