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Events & Festivals in the Hayward Area

The Hayward Area is proud to be home to many world-class events and 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 Musky Festival, Hayward's largest community event, or for the Honor the Earth Powwow celebrating the beautiful culture and tradition of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe.



American Birkebeiner
Saturday, February 26, 2011

American Birkebeiner -America's Largest XC Ski RaceThe American Birkebeiner is made up of several ski events in addition to the 50K and 54K marathons and is one of the largest cross country ski races in North America. It is also part of the prestigious Worldloppet League. Three days of competition also include the Elite Sprints on Main Street in downtown Hayward, Barnebirkie, Junior Birkie and 5K/10K Family Fun Ski, Prince Haakon 12K, and the Kortelopet. Call 715-634-5025 or go to www.birkie.com.

Musky Festival
June 23 - 26, 2011

Musky Festival -Hayward, WIHayward's largest summer celebration of the great fishing history of Wisconsin's northwoods. Held annually the weekend following 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. www.muskyfestival.com

Honor the Earth Pow-Wow Honor The Earth Pow-Wow
July 15 - 17, 2011

The largest pow-wow in North America, the Honor the Earth Pow-wow celebrates the annual gathering of the tribes to honor mother earth and the Creator in celebratory drumming, dancing and song the third weekend of July in Hayward. Traditional Native American music, dancing, crafts and food create an authentic tribal experience. The Lac Courte Oreilles Royalty Coronation, special recognition ceremonies, social singing and dancing, a traditional cooking contest, a run/walk, softball tournament and golf tournament are among the featured events.

Lumberjack World Championship -Hayward, Wisconsin Lumberjack World Championships®
July 29 - 31, 2011

The thunder of chainsaws, the quick feet of log rollers, the brute strength of sawyers and choppers plus the amazing agility and speed of the pole climbers will not allow your heart to stop pounding throughout this amazing world championship event! The Lumberjack World Championships® is recognized as the premiere timber sporting event in the nation where lumberjacks and lumberjills from around the world including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand compete for the gold. For more information call (715) 634-2484 or visit www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com

Sawyer County Fair
August 18 - 21, 2011

Lumberjack World Championship -Hayward, WisconsinThe annual Sawyer County Fair promotes and encourages education, agriculture, the arts and entertainment through an annual fair and associated event. It has been in existence for over one hundred years. Families, youth and adults may enjoy different programs and activities that promote positive youth and young adult development. The fair hosts a carnival, demo derby, kids pedal power, cow milking, racing pigs, tractor pull, veggie races and more. For more information call 715-934-2721 or visit www.sawyercountyfair.org.

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival - Cable & Hayward, WISeptember 16 - 18, 2011

Each year in mid-September, thousands of fat tired 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 during the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival weekend. Since its inception in 1983, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival has built a popularity and reputation that is unmatched in the sport today. From the 27 hardy cyclists who lined up to challenge the unknown trails of the Chequamegon in the first year, to the sold out limited field of 2,500 who are chosen by a random lottery, the Festival has earned the title of the "Nation's Most Popular Off Road Bicycle Adventure." For more information call (715) 798-3594 or visit www.cheqfattire.com.

Hayward Annual Fall Festival Hayward Fall Festival
September 24, 2011

Fall welcomes fine arts & crafts booths, wonderful food booths, a farmer's market and live music to the Main Street in downtown Hayward. This annual fall tradition is a wonderful celebration of the area's true colors.

Gourmet Wine Tasting Gourmet Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enjoy a beautiful evening of fine wine, unique beer selection and wonderful food enjoyed in the setting of the Flat Creek Inn & Suites. Come taste the spirit and flavors that will assist you in planning your next gathering or holiday celebration.


Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 726 - Hayward, WI 54843 - (715) 634-8662