Area Events

Warmer weather has arrived! Our brief summers are always jam-packed with events here in the northern Midwest as people finally get out of the house and into the great outdoors. Keep checking back to this page to stay up to date on the latest local events that have caught our eye!

June Library Fun!

Thursday June 6th at 6PM- Learn container gardening from a pro! Shirly Crowe will be joining us to discuss the best methods for container gardening. Supplies will be provided for participants to leave with their own potted garden to take home. No charge for this class, but donations a certainly appreciated. Please call to reserve your seat as there is a max of 12 participants.

Thursday June 13th at 6:30PM- Science writer Scott Spoolman will take readers to 28 state parks and forests in his book “Wisconsin State Parks”. He will shed light on glacial, volcanic and other bedrock shaping phenomena. Stop in or call to sign up for this event.

Tuesday June 18th at 5PM- Rocket into reading with a an interactive space-themed magic show that will amaze the whole family! Comedy, magic and illusions for kids of all ages! Call or stop in to register.

Wednesday June 26th from 10AM-11:30AM- Join Curtis Mork, the lego guy for a fun and interactive experience. Take part in a space-themed lego building challenge. Call or stop in to register.

Visit them at their FaceBook page here!

All library events are free, but reservations are requested, for more information contact the library at (715) 822.2767 or email them:

A Sure Sign of Summer!

Town Festival Season Has Arrived!


Rice Lake’s Aqua Fest | May 31st through June 9 | 11 AM til the party stops

Enjoy a wide variety of music each night, with bands such as our local star Chris Kroeze, Dennis Deyoung and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Or take the kids down to the Cedar Mall for rides, fair food and other exciting events. Visit their website to keep up on the latest news here.

Clayton’s Cheese Days | June 14th-16th

Annually held on the weekend of father’s day, this will be the 53rd celebration. Take part in the 5K run/walk, city wide garage sales, demo derby, tractor pull, parade and much more!

Shell Lake’s Fine Art Festival | July 6th | 10AM-4PM

There will be something for everyone who likes to appreciate the finer works of culture. From leatherwork to weaving, printmaking to ceramics, painting to jewelry, there is a wide variety of local works. Parking and admission are both free, so bring a friend and come admire the artwork in a wonderful setting at the Shell Lake Memorial Park.

Chetek’s Liberty Fest | July 3-8

A Hydroflights Water Ski Show, a pancake breakfast, golf AND softball AND volleyball AND baseball tournaments and of course a parade! Enjoy a one of a kind, almost week long celebration of Chetek and it’s downtown with family friendly activities. For more information or to register for their run/walk visit their official website here.

Turtle Lake’s Inter-County Fair | July 12-14

Food, carnival rides, live music, horse and tractor pull competitions. Not to mention the turtle races and Grand Parade on Sunday. A full weekend of family friendly fun that is completely free!

Barron County Fair | July 17-21 | 8AM-10PM Daily

4H displays, rides on the midway, livestock judging, dog trials, demo derby, concessions, horse competitions and pulls, grandstand shows, there’s something for everyone, whether you are a country kid, or just a country kid at heart! Visit their website here for more details on all the events going on during this week long celebration.

Luck’s Lucky Days | July 19-21

Bed Race, Beer Mile, Parade, Tractor Pull, Classic Car Show, Wagon Rides to and from Lions Hall and Ball Park, Tractor Show, Motorcycle Show, Bingo, 5K, Softball Tournament, Medallion Hunt, and much, much more. Enjoy live music and the Danish treat Aebelskiver.

Spooner’s Jack Pine Savage Days | August 2-3

Live music, the 5K Savage Dash, kids race, softball and bean bag tournament, sidewalk sales, food and more! For more information on how to sign up for the Savage Dash, visit their official page here!

Cumberland’s Rutabaga Fest | August 22-25 | 8AM-MIDNIGHT

The Miss Cumberland Pageant. Finding the Golden Baga. Rides on the Midway. Hot Pepper eating contest. Craft fair on Main Street. The Dweebs. And of course, the parade to wrap it all up on Sunday. We’ll have more details on the days as the event get closer.



Other Summer Happenings

Café Wren Spring Plant Sale (& Food Fair!)

May 24 & 25 from 9AM-5PM

Formerly known as the Garden Art Sale, after 16 years this event is changing in a couple ways. It will be 2 days instead of 4 and will include local food and artists in addition to the plants and art. This year the art exhibit will be in their new common room, art provided by the Frederic School students. More information on this event and other events at Café Wren can be found here.

ETC Children’s Theater Presents: Peter Pan

June 7-9 & 13-15 | All showings at 7 PM except June 9th at 2PM
Tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for students

A classic fairy tale for all ages adapted by Craig Sodaro for the theater. This rendition will inspire the young one’s imagination and rekindle a sense of childhood in adults.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Peter & Annies World Market

Visit the Cumberland Art’s website for more information here.

The 7th Annual Cumberland Health Care Golf Scramble

Tuesday, June 18th from 1PM-7PM | Registration from 1PM-2PM | Shotgun Start at 2PM | Dinner at 5PM | Raffles to follow

Head on down to the Cumberland Golf Course (and visit our lovely lady Sandy) for a fun afternoon of golf, friends and to support the Cumberland Healthcare Foundation! Join them for a round of 9 holes of golf with a cart, dinner and raffle items for $50 ($30 for Course Members) at 1PM or have dinner and drinks at 5PM for $20. Please register in advance by visiting the front desk at the Cumberland Hospital or contacting Kelly at 715-822-7250.

Timberland Trail: Timberland Hills is located about 9 miles Northwest of Cumberland, WI on County Highway H. This 24 Km trail system situated on 2400 wooded acres of Burnett County forest land. From gentle rolling terrain to the screaming hills of “The Ridge Run” and the “Outer Loop”, Timberland Hills offers fun and excitement for the beginning hiker and skier to the expert.

The Ice Age Trail is just north of Cumberland.  See here for more info on the ice age. In the summer the Ice Age Trail supports hikers and bikers alike. Check trail sections for specific regulations regarding horse back riding.

The Gandy Dancer Trail: Separated into a north half and south half, this trail runs from St. Croix all the way to Superior. Arguably one of the most traveler friendly trails in the upper portion of the state, it meanders through many small towns and hosts marathons and 5k’s throughout the year. One notable stop on the trail is Café Wren, locally owned and operated. Established on the old railway tracks, it accommodates hikers, bikers and ATV/UTV enthusiasts alike, just remember to get the appropriate permits before hitting the trail! More information can be found here.

The Stower Seven Lakes Trail: Trail heads in both Amery and just south of Dresser, WI make accessing this trail very user friendly. Supported by the county, DNR and a private group, this is a great trail for beginners. A group meets every Saturday morning at a different point in the trail, hikes for an hour or so and in true Northerner fashion, breaks for coffee and donuts at a local establishment. Enjoy views of multiple lakes, prairies, farmland and wetlands throughout the 14 mile stretch from a well groomed former railroad bed. Check out their very informative website here for more details!

Beaver Dam Lake

At 1163 acres, there’s plenty of room to accommodate fishing boats, pontoons, canoes, standup paddleboards and speed boats. Adored by locals and out-of-towners alike, quiet bays mixed with a lengthy stretch of straight lake offer something for everyone. While we’ll never tell where our favorite fishing spots are, we can tell you that you’ll find panfish, bass and walleye bountiful.

Feeling Idle? take a paddle board onto Norwegian Bay and enjoy quiet waters as you tour the “other half” of town. More Wild? launch the speed boat and tubes and scream down the western half of the lake!

Want to know more about the lake and ways you can do more than just play on the water? Click here to be taken to the official Beaver Dam Lake website!

Cumberland has many great shopping options from apparel to art.  A few to mention are the Mainstreet Boutique, Peter and Annies, Dancing Bird Studio and Twice as Nice.

See our local chamber site here for all local retail establishments.

Some of our favorites are…

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There is a great variety of dining options in Cumberland and the surrounding area…Click here for more information and listings.


Cumberland Golf Club is a Championship Par 72 Municipal golf course offering some of the finest golf and Northwoods scenery in Northern Wisconsin not to mention the best bartender “Sandy” in the Midwest! If you haven’t had a Sandarita, you’re missing out!


Anchored in a history of tourism and travel, the Cumberland area hosts many unique and secluded getaways. Of course, the IdleWild Resort is no longer open, but we have a few favorites that capture the idea of a home away from home for your next vacation.

Timberland Hills Farmstead– Situated just off of Cty. Rd H, this cozy, remodeled farmstead is only 15 minutes from downtown Cumberland. The house overlooks a peaceful valley in the rolling Timberland Hills. Featuring a full kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms, sunny deck and high-speed internet, this will make a great retreat after a long day on one of the many local lakes.

Laird Chuch– Located up on the banks of Grenquist Lake in McKinley, approximately ten minutes from Cumberland, this is truly unique vacation experience. Enjoy a farm-to-table breakfast, afternoon tea and an evening stroll around the lake in this picturesque setting. A great spot to stay any time of year with ATV and snowmobile trails close by.

CoyLand Creek– Offering more than just a place to rest your head, this game preserve is sometimes better know with hunters as a location to bring their bird dogs for some practice. They offer sporting clay packages, pheasant hunts and a sporting clay league. Retire to the clubhouse for drinks post-hunt. The adjacent pavilion is a beautiful place to hold your wedding and reception, with optional side walls in case the weather turns stormy. The bunkhouse has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, conference room, kitchen and living room.