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!

July Library Fun!

Thursday July 25th at 6:30- Identify essential documents and online accounts to be taken care of in the event of your death. Another event hosted by our tech guru Barb Krueger. She will be teaching participants about the basics of taking care of the documents and online accounts once you have passed so your family can have peace of mind when you’re gone.

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!

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

Funky Junky Sale!

July 18th Noon-6:00PM, 19th 9:00AM-4:00PM & 20th 9:00AM-2:00PM | 2513 3 1/4 5th Street (2 Miles North of Cumberland Golf Course)

Follow the signs by the Cumberland Golf Club to the Barn Sale by Funky Junky lady! Antiques, handcrafted gifts, cabin décor, collectibles, furniture, glassware and much more!

Fresh Food at Local Famer’s Markets

Barron- 2:00PM-8PM at Country Lane Pantry (1642 16th St. Barron WI) FaceBook Page

Spooner- 8:00AM-1:00PM at Habitat for Humanity Parking Lot (805 S River St, Spooner, WI) FaceBook Page
Cumberland (Starting Last Saturday in July)- 8:00AM-12:00PM behind Cumberland Library (1305 2nd Ave Cumberland, WI) FaceBook Page

Summer Yoga with Pam Baker

June, July & August | Thursdays at 5:15 | Eagle Point Campground

Enjoy a peaceful setting for beginners and yoga masters alike. All ages, male and female are welcome to join instructor Pam Baker in a group yoga session on the relaxing banks of Beaver Dam Lake. For more information click here.

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 beautiful secluded sunrises, long lazy afternoons 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.