April 18, 2024

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 South Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3335

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Due Now: Art Escape Applications and Ad Sheets Available

Art Escape: Sept. 7-15, 2024

We are excited for the third annual Art Escape, September 7-15, 2024. In 2022, the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau launched Art Escape, a nine- day "celebration of all things art" across Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

Last year, Art Escape generated $3 million dollars in economic impact for Bayfield County and Madeline Island. We are ecstatic with these second-year numbers crushing our first year's economic impact of $750,000.

The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is putting together an artist and event guide for the week which will be distributed to target markets in July. Please look over the advertising opportunities available in this guide. We greatly appreciate your support for this growing art initiative across Bayfield County and Madeline Island. 

Art Escape Application and Ads

First Friday - Shop Late in Bayfield

Friday, May 3, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Stores will be open until 7:00 p.m. with a fun activity highlighting migratory birds! Visit each participating store and guess the migratory bird on display. Filled-out cards can be entered into a drawing for a prize.

A full list of participating locations will be released next week.

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

Girls' Night Out at The Union Boutique

Union Boutique

100 Main Street W.

Ashland, WI

(715) 292-6109

Thursday, April 18, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Come visit The Union Boutique during the annual Spring Girls' Night Out!

During the sale, you can get 30% off a new spring item + and an additional 20% off our clearance. It's a great opportunity to get a new spring outfit for this year!

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Encore Reopens: Great Shopping and In-Store Specials

Encore Resale Store

10 S. Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3455

Friday, April 19, & Saturday April 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We're pleased to accept donations of gently-used clothing and housewares when the store is open.

ENCORE operates with an all-volunteer staff and can use your help! Consider donating your time as a cashier, customer support representative, or donation sorter. Stop by the store or email encore@corecr.org for more information.

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Waiting for Beds Opening Reception

Rabbit, Bird and Bear: Fine Art & Gifts

222 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(218) 461-5356

Friday, April 19, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Waiting for Beds is a multimedia collaborative art project between artists Moira Villiard and Carla Hamilton as they delve into the tumultuous and vicious cycles of mental health crisis, public health and the health care and social systems that are at odds in American society. It features mixed media work by the artists, and survey responses as well as a community component. The artists will be presenting about their work at the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin.

Visitors can stop by the gift shop during open hours to see the exhibit until May 4.

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Brewers Baseball is Back

The Creamery Bar

31 South First Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0180

Friday, April 19, 7:15 p.m.

“Swing” into The Creamery Bar and cheer on the Brew Crew with us!

We’ve got 4 big flat screens so there’s a view from any stool!


Current Hours:

Mon-Fri 3:00 p.m.-Close

Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-Close

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. $1 off all drinks!


Upcoming Brewers Games on our BIG screens:

Friday 4/19 at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday 4/20 at 1:15 p.m.

Sunday 4/21 at 1:15 p.m.

Monday 4/22 at 5:40 p.m.

Where do Songs Come From?

Spoons for the People

(850) 322-9797

Friday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a concert of original songs by Vincent Schueren (aka ‘Spoons for the People’)! His colorful songs reflect southern roots as well as his musical theater background--sometimes telling intricate stories and other times sharing a simple lesson or a funny little moment. You are warmly invited to this cozy and intimate concert which will include opportunities to sing along, learn about where songs come from, and connect with them in your own way. Suggested Donation: $5 - $25

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Weekend Events at Harbor Table

Harbor Table

130 W. Harbor View Drive

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-5492

Friday, April 19, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Hungry for some good eats and great tunes? Join us this Friday, April 19th, from 7 - 10pm, we've got Brett and the Little Big Show performing in the bar. Enjoy some tasty fish fry and rock out to live music - it's a match made in heaven!

Sunday, April 21, Noon - 6:00 p.m.

If you prefer your BBQ with a side of sunshine, then come on down Sunday, April 21st from 12 - 6pm. Our mouthwatering BBQ Buffet is sure to satisfy all of your cravings. We’ve got something for everyone! Follow our Facebook page for more information!

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Community Spring Clean-Up

Friends of the Apostle Islands

National Lakeshore

415 Washington Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 449-8602

Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Join us this Saturday, April 20, 9:30 - Noon for a Bayfield Community Spring Cleanup honoring Earth Day.

We will meet at the Park Service Courtyard on Washington Ave. in Bayfield at 9:30 am. We will have some coffee and muffins before we set out in groups. Bring your own gloves. We will have safety vests and garbage bags. If you have any questions, you can email Jill at: jill@friendsoftheapostleislands.org 

We hope to see you there!

Jeff and Jill Rennicke

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Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider Open for Season

Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider

87380 Betzold Rd

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3274

Saturday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spring is here and it's time to open the tasting room up for the season. Come hungry. We will be serving paninis on homemade focaccia on Saturday, 4/20, until we run out!  

Focaccia Panini options: 


Ham, Happy Hollow Ewe Rascal Ewe, spinach, berry jam, balsamic reduction


April Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

May Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Spring Cleanse at Crystalline Healing

Crystalline Healing

20 N. 1st Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

Saturday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spring is here, and it is the perfect time for renewal, purification, and lightening our energy!

We have an amazing selection of gentle cleansing teas, including Cherry Goddess, Fresh Start and Sugar Detox. If only you could smell this photo! Stop by the shop on Saturday to enjoy a cup or take home a whole bag.

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Copper Crow Distillery 7th Anniversary Celebration

Copper Crow Distillery

37395 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI 54814

(715) 779-0275

Saturday, April 20, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Copper Crow Distillery will celebrate seven years in business! Copper Crow will feature cocktail specials, limited tours, and a food truck. Stop by and help us celebrate!

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Epic Grilled Cheese at Benoit Cheese Haus

Benoit Cheese Haus

23920 County Hwy F

Ashland, WI

(715) 746-2561

Saturday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Have you been craving our famous OOEY, GOOEY, Deluxe Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Well, crave no more, this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. get your epic grilled cheese at the Haus! Get your mouthwatering, scrumptious, gourmet sandwiches crisped up to perfection on our seasoned fiery Blackstone Grill.

They are made with the finest of ingredients; including Ashland Baking Company & Three, yes three, Award-Winning freshly sliced cheeses from our finest of cheese makers in Wisconsin.

We will be set up outside, so whether on your ATV, auto, tractor or lawnmower, stop in grab your sandwich.

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Bayfield Civic League Scholarship Application Now Open

Bayfield Civic League

PO Box 462

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3019

Application Deadline: April 20

The Bayfield Civic League's 2024 scholarship application period is now open! Graduating female seniors in the 54814/54850 zip codes can apply now for a $1,000 scholarship. The application deadline is April 20, 2024. For more information and an application, contact the Bayfield High School.

Counselor Karla Vinci or e-mail bayfieldcivicleague@gmail.com

Growing Medicinal & Culinary Herbs

Chequamegon Food Co-Op

700 Main Street West

Ashland, WI

(715) 682-8251

Sunday, April 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn about how to grow herbs from seed or seedling. We will talk about general best practices and about some herbs specifically. Please bring your questions. Participants will also go home with seeds to plant themselves. $25

Thursday, April 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars Cost: $15 Spicy Thai Style Noodles are great night-of and next-day with a sweet and spicy mix of soy, honey and red pepper flakes.

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Sunday Worship

Bethesda Lutheran Church

109 S. 6th Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5611

Sunday, April 21, 8:30 a.m.

Please join us for worship on Sunday morning. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

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The Fat Radish is Open

The Fat Radish

905 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2005

Take-Away Deli Open daily: Tuesday - Sunday. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Special: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mediterranean Bowl - filled with Tumeric Quinoa + Grilled Lamb Chop + Mint Chutney + Chickpeas + Tomato + Cucumbers + Grilled Pita $26, or sub chicken or tofu for $20

Fish Friday: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

All you can eat fresh trout and whitefish.

Saturday Night: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

we will have our Prime Rib + Bacon & Blue Cheese Mashers + Horsey Sauce + Whiskey Glazed Carrots + choice of soup or salad $42.

Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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Holy Eucharist: Our Easter Worship of Praise

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3401

Sunday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.

We celebrate the Resurrection by voice, song, and prayers with Father Mark Ricker and Pianist Julie Poepping. Our hearty welcome of Father Mark becomes an open invitation to all who believe in the Lord to join our family of Christ at our historic site. Weather permitting we may gather in our soon-to-bloom gardens for an authentic Bayfield outdoor coffee hour. Jesus said "I am the good shepherd." Let Him lead you to peace.

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Sunday Worship Service

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5490

Sunday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.

The mission of the Bayfield Presbyterian Church is to glorify God. Through active ministries, we aspire to create a welcoming harbor for all, and to serve as a lighthouse guiding us toward the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

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Earth Day Giveaway


101 Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

Monday, April 22

Earth Day is our favorite! it’s a day about hope and actionable change! Enter our giveaway in-store only, it includes…Two reusable bags - Both made here in Washburn, WI, our tote bag and water-resistant packing bag are both perfect to help cut down on plastic. Noso Earth Patch - Great for fast repair jobs to continue the life of that puffy jacket, snow pants, rain jacket and more. Guppyfriend Washing Bag- an eco-friendly solution to reducing microplastic shedding from clothes.

The winners will be announced on Earth Day!


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

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

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Take-Out, Classes and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Hwy. 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 570-3518


Monday, April 22 - Falafel

Monday, April 29 - Spicy Pork Meatball Banh Mi

Classes (*pre-register now):

Thursday, April 25 - Thai-Style Noodles

Thursday, May 9 - Sushi Rolls

Thursday, May 23 - Flour Tortillas

Thursday, May 30 - Fish Cakes

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

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The Destination is Only the Beginning with Jeff and Lonnie

Bayfield Carnegie Library

37 N. Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3953

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.

"Thinking that adventures to faraway lands would satisfy our lust for travel, we discovered the opposite. We found that the destination is but a small component in the overall scheme of our journeys. We invite you to join us as we share our pictures and stories of our experiences regarding not so much our destinations but the trials, tribulations, and rich moments with people we met. We hope to share our adventures and inspire others."

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Earth Day Screening of "Kiss the Ground"

Bay Area Film Society

(715) 292-4913

Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.

Bay Area Film Society is partnering with the Citizens' Climate Lobby & the W.A.T.E.R.S. Club at Ashland High School for a free screening of the documentary "Kiss the Ground."

Event Location:

Ashland High School


1900 Beaser Ave.

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Mindfulness and HeartMath: Grow Resilience and Inner Peace this Spring

Guided Resilience

300 Manypenny Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(651) 323 -7798

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a transformative Saturday morning workshop! This session will introduce you to Coach Cami's Mindful Pause steps, laying the foundation for a budding mindfulness practice. Discover the power of HeartMath technology, unveiling the self-regulation skills necessary to achieve inner stability and peace. Delve into the exploration for your personal resilience and self-regulation of mood and energy, unlocking both personal and professional growth. Follow link for more info and registration.

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Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day

Honest Dog Books

40 South Second Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5223

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Indie Bookstore Day is a national celebration held on the last Saturday in April.

Join us for a day of scavenger hunts, book chats, and treats. Prizes include a year of audiobooks and a three-month beach read subscription.

We'll be opening The Dog House for the season and extending our hours to 6:00 p.m. for the month of May.

10:30 a.m. Storytime, April (Bring the kiddos)

11:00 a.m. Books from Abroad, Erin

11:30 a.m. A Bit of Magic, Claire

Noon: South of the Border, Charly

Free Coffee, Cookies, lemonade & doggy treats.

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Song for the Wild

American Heritage Productions

(715) 209-4268

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.

Song for the Wild is a concert of songs and readings celebrating the writings of the great 20th-century conservationist Sigurd Olson.

Singer/songwriter Warren Nelson put Olson’s words to music after researching Olson’s life. Nelson says “Sigurd’s writings are so lyrical. They sing on the page. Those of us who believe in the importance of protecting wilderness and wild places are grateful for Sigurd’s long struggle for long-term protection. He was the principal savior of the BWCA."

Event Location:

Harbor Table

128 Harbor View Dr.

Washburn, WI

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Artist in Residence Application Deadline - May 1

La Pointe Center for the Arts

796 Main Street

La Pointe, WI

(715) 747-3321

Applicaiton Due: May 1

The La Pointe Center for the Arts offers a 3-week residency on Madeline Island. It includes a weekly stipend and accommodations.

The purpose of the residency is to provide the space and opportunity on Madeline Island for artists to: • Focus on their ideas. • Create a body of work. • Develop a new project or research. • Expand their creativity.

Click our website link to learn more and apply! The application deadline is May 1.

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Join Us on Our First Adventure of the Season

Apostle Island Cruises

Bayfield City Dock

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3925

Saturday, May 11, & Sunday, May 12

Apostle Island Cruises sets sail over Mother's Day Weekend! Join us and be some of the first to see the Apostle Islands in 2024!

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Dinner with a View

The Bayfield Inn

20 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Join us in our Lakeside Dining Room Friday & Saturday nights for a lakeside dinner!

Enjoy hand-cut steaks, pasta, entrée salads, and more!

Friday offers a fish feature and Saturday offers a steak feature!

Serving from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.!


Looking for something lighter for dinner? The Lounge menu is available Wednesday-Saturday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.!

View our website to check-out our menus! 

No reservations needed! C’mon in!


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Pier Plaza April Hours

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3330

Hours and Specials:

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

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1/2 Priced Bottled Wine, all-day

Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fish Fry 4:00 p.m. -close with some 2 for 1 drink specials

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. $5 mimosas ALL DAY

We are hiring for the 2024 season: Bartenders, Line Cooks, Prep Cook, Hosts, Ice Cream Attendants and Front Desk.

We have competitive wages, 1/2 price on food, discounts on apparel and end of year bonuses! Send an application/resume to info@bayfieldpierplaza.com or stop in to get an application!

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New ACAI Bowls at Harbor House Sweets

Harbor House Sweets

127 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565


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

Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 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

New Item! ACAI BOWL This delicious ACAI sorbet, made from acai berries, is a great addition to our new menu. Add toppings of your choosing to this great frozen treat. Fresh Fruit, Granola, Coconut, Peanut Butter, Honey, and others to choose from.

Homemade Ice Cream is back! New drink items on our menu as well as the same favorites.

Come check out the new stuff!

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Balsam Cottage & Hidden Cottage

Broad Street Brokers LLC

39 South Broad Street,

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3220

Wonderful Mixed-use property in downtown Bayfield, located right on Hwy 13, just steps from nearby restaurants, the marinas, and other businesses.

A convenient location for both residential and commercial use. The main building has owner's quarters in the back, and commercial space in the front. The guest cottage is a successful and extremely charming, low maintenance nightly rental.

A wrap-around porch with historic architectural details runs around the exterior of the main building, with a paved driveway for tenant parking on one side. The guest cottage has separate parking and a private patio.

There is so much a person can do with this property on three city lots in the heart of downtown Bayfield, come see it for yourself!

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Wild Pursuits & Bell Street Gallery Partner for Cruise/Pizza/Concert on Wednesday Nights

Wild Pursuits

Pikes Bay Marina

Bayfield, WI

(507) 398-8678

Mid June - August 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Book your private boat tour to Madeline Island for a wood-fired pizza and concert at the Bell Street Gallery.

Included in the price of the tour is viewing one and possibly two shipwrecks, round-trip transportation to and from the island, an outdoor concert, and one classic wood-fired pizza. (Additional toppings and beverages are extra and payable to Bell Street upon receipt of your pizza.)

Reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance. Mid-June to August 28th.

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Expert Tree Care in Bayfield

Robert Kelly Tree Care

34850 Siefert Road

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0011

Robert Kelly Tree Care is your ISA Certified Arborist with more than 40+ years of experience!

We are available for all your tree care needs including:

  • Stump removal
  • Tree Trimming
  • Disease and Pest Diagnosis
  • Liquid Fertilization

We would very much appreciate an opportunity to meet with you at your property. Call us today!

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Spring Tulip Shares

Bayfield Foods Cooperative

(715) 929-7828

Now it's officially spring - tulip shares start this week! You can still sign up for six more weeks of spring beauty!

Please note that 2024 Main Season CSA signups are on a new software platform, CSAware. Please check out our website for links to sign up for any shares beyond 2024 Spring Tulips.


Thanks for working through this with us as we strive to make it easier to eat local!

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City of Bayfield Updates

Sail Boat

City of Bayfield

125 South First St.

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


April 22 - ARB, 5:00 p.m. 

April 23 - Plan Commission, 3:30 p.m. 

April 24 - Special City Council Meeting, 3:00 p.m.

April 26 - Open Book Session w/Assessor, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

May 2 - Parks and Recreation, 8:00 a.m.

May 6-10 -City-Wide Clean Up Week

May 6 - Harbor, 3:30 p.m.

May 11 - City of Bayfield Dumpster Day, 

May 13 - Public Works Committee, 9:00 a.m.

May 14 - Board of Review, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

May 14 - Council Meeting, 4:00 p.m. 

May 15 - Library, 4:00 p.m. 

May 17 - Arbor Day Celebration

May 18 - Library Thrift Sale at Pavilion

May 27 - ARB, 5:00 p.m. 

May 28 - Planning Public Hearing & Mtg., 5:00 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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