Rutabaga Festival & Labor Day 2023

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Welcome to the Rutabaga Fest & Labor Day edition of the Louie's Links email newsletter. We welcome you to forward this to your friends.

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Labor Day is Monday, September 4!

The last big weekend of summer is almost here! Louie's is open daily to serve you as you travel through Northwest Wisconsin. Give us a call at 715-822-4728 and we'll have your order ready when you get here. After-hours pickup of meat orders is available at Louie's Lodge if you're running late.

Louie's Finer Meats Holiday Hours

Friday, September 1: 8 AM to 7 PM

Saturday, September 2: 8 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, September 3: 10 AM to 4 PM

Monday, September 4: 10 AM to 4 PM

Louie's Lodge Holiday Hours

Friday, September 1: 8 AM to 9 PM

Saturday, September 2: 8 AM to 8 PM

Sunday, September 3: 10 AM to 6 PM

Monday, September 4: 10 AM to 4 PM

2023 Wisconsin State Fair!

On Tuesday, August 8 we attended the Governor's Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair​, benefiting the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation​.

Louie's Award Winners included the following 4 products:

Dried Beef - auctioned for $2250

Cooked Bratwurst - auctioned for $3000

Beef ​Bacon - auctioned for $2500

Bone-in Ham - not part of auction

New specials will begin on September 5!

Does inflation have you down?

Check our website to see our latest in-store specials:

We wish all students, teachers, staff, and parents a great school year!

Do you have special packaging requests for a college student? Give us a call and we can prepare the order the way you need it.

91st Annual Cumberland Rutabaga Festival

August 24-27, 2023

Food and Fun for the whole family!

Sponsored by the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce with the help of many local organizations and businesses. See you there!

Please support the food stands and breakfast during the Baga Fest! This is a major fundraiser for many local organizations. You will find many Louie's products, too!

Make sure you try our Rutabaga Fest specialties - Rutabaga Brats and Pepperstand Brats! Both are on special for only $3.99/lb. through Labor Day!

Recipe: Rutabaga Shepherd's Pie

Featuring Cumberland's favorite root vegetable!


1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 medium Onion, diced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1lb. Louie's Ground Chuck

1 stalk Celery, diced

1 medium Carrot, diced

1/2 cup Red Wine from Louie's Lodge

1 cup Beef Broth

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp chopped fresh Thyme

1 cup frozen Peas

For the Rutabaga mash

3 lbs Rutabaga, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces

1/2 cup whole Milk

1/4 cup unsalted Butter

1.5 tsp Kosher Salt


  • Place rutabaga in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until the rutabaga is soft and tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened and translucent, then add the garlic and cook for two more minutes. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet and cook until browned, about five minutes. Stir in the carrot and celery and cook a few more minutes. Add the red wine to the skillet and cook for three minutes, then add the tomato paste, Worcestershire, chopped thyme, broth, and half a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until saucy, about 10 minutes. Stir in the peas during the last two minutes of cooking. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Drain the rutabaga, return to the pot and mash with a potato masher. Add the rutabaga and remaining salt to a food processor, adding butter one tablespoon at a time. Add milk gradually until a smooth puree forms. Spread the rutabaga mash evenly over the mixture in the skillet, then bake for 40 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden around the edges. Broil for five minutes until the top browns. Cool and serve!

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Welcome to Louie's Brat Haus - in the Louie's Parking Lot!

The Brat Haus is only open for a few more weeks, always benefiting local organizations. The Brat Haus serves Louie's Hot Dogs, Traditional Brats, a flavored Bratwurst, Chips, Pop/Water, and homemade baked goods.

Upcoming Brat Haus Schedule

Thursday, August 24: Cumberland Senior Center

Thursday, August 31: Cumberland Rutabaga Royalty

Friday-Saturday, September 1-2: Cumberland Youth Hockey Association

Thursday-Friday, September 7-8: American Legion Post 98

Saturday, September 9: Louie's 13th Annual WurstfestTrinity Lutheran Church

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16: Barron County Fairest of the Fair

Louie's on the Lake

Casual Dining

Visit our website for menus and information:

Regular Hours

Sunday: 7 AM to 2 PM

Monday: 7 AM to 2 PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Saturday: 7 AM to 8 PM

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Outdoor patio dining when weather permits!

See us for our Sunday brunch buffet, through Labor Day!

Thank you for dining at Louie's on the Lake!

*Menu items feature award-winning meats from Louie's Finer Meats*

*Daily Specials*

Pizza - Paninis - Burgers - Salads - Daily Entrée Specials - More!

Beer - Wine - Soft Drinks - Breakfast

Thursday night steak nights

Friday night Fish Fry!

Every Thursday - 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine!

Take-out orders available - call 715-671-0186 to order

Order from your pontoon and we'll bring it down to the dock!

Louie's on the Lake

1780 Arcade Ave.

Cumberland, WI 54829


Pictured: Smothered Mushroom and Swiss Burger: Louie's 1/3 pound burger, grilled and topped with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss Cheese, and gravy. Served with onion rings.

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Louie's Lodge is connected to Louie's Finer Meats and features a large variety of beer, wine, and spirits. Shop our spacious beer cave - check out our great prices and many craft beers.

With the longer evening hours at Louie's Lodge, you will find a selection of Louie's meat products. Always offering after-hours pickup of Louie's meat orders! Call us and we'll have your order ready for you.

T-shirts and raffle tickets are available now!

September 9 - 11 AM to 4 PM

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Summer isn't over yet - Fire up the grill!

Fall hunting seasons are opening soon - Louie's is your home for award winning wild game processing!

We accept boneless wild game for processing year round!

Please call ahead for whole bear or deer processing drop-off during the early seasons. After-hours drop-off is available by appointment.

Early Goose Season - opens September 1

Bear Season - opens September 6

Bow Deer Season - opens September 16

Louie's Finer Meats
2025 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829

Louie's Lodge
2035 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829

Louie's Finer Meats Hours:

Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 7 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Labor Day: 10 AM to 4 PM

Louie's Lodge Hours (Beer-Wine-Spirits)

Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 8 PM

Labor Day: 10 AM to 4 PM

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