Area Events

 Fall Fun in Cumberland

The 2nd annual scarecrow contest will be starting soon. Watch for them popping up on Cumberland’s main drag. Remember that this is a citizen determined contest, so YOUR vote is what counts! Stop into participating businesses or the chamber to vote for your favorite one and you just might win a prize as well!!

You might already be familiar with Bob’s Produce, perhaps from their delicious sweet corn or their scrumptious squash, or maybe have just seen their truck parked on the corner during harvest season. Here is your chance to score one of their pumpkins! Saturday October 20th from 10AM to 12PM at the Chamber Office, there will be a pumpkin giveaway, thanks to the generous community members at Bob’s Produce.

Shop with a scarecrow on October 20th from 9AM to 5PM and you could win big! Cumberland will be hosting an event down town, so stop by and check out the businesses and their scarecrows! There will be sales, giveaways, and Chamber Bucks to win!

Then join the town the following Saturday, October 27th from noon to 2PM for the annual safe trick or treat. Dress up the kids and find a parking spot, because the whole town gets in on the action. From Nilssen’s Foods to the Tower House, merchants hand out candy to all the ghosts and ghouls that say the magic words! This year you can even extend the fun by heading up to the Barronette Civic center for a Halloween party from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. There will be food, games and prizes for those 10 and under.

Calling all the fun gals!

Support a good cause with some good fun! The Boys and Girls Clubs of Barron County will be putting on a second Ladies Blingo Night. Join them at the Cumberland Youth Center on Friday, November 16th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM for bingo, beverages, catering and raffles! You can purchase tickets online for this event here.

October Library Fun!


Monday October 22nd- Know someone who wants to stay independent at home, but has trouble keeping up with today’s ever changing technology? Suggest they stop by the Cumberland Senior Citizen Center at 9:30AM and join other’s in the same boat. The coffee and opinions will be free ;). This event is sponsored by the library, but please contact the senior center for more information. They can be reached at 715.822.8794 or at 1255 Webb Street in Cumberland.

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

ETC Entertainment

Presenting: Packer Fans From Outer Space. Join the ETC Players as they perform an original musical comedy Thursday October 25th, Friday October 26th and Saturday October 27th evening at 7:00PM. Shows will also be performed November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, at 7:00PM. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Peter and Annie’s in Cumberland or by calling 715.822.2787.


Shop Locally this Holiday Season!

Cumberland hosts many bazaars, church sales and fundraising events that are the perfect time to score unique, crafty and special gifts throughout the year. If you haven’t gotten a jump on your holiday shopping these are the perfect events to get a start!

On Wednesday November 7th, the First United Methodist Church will be putting on an Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar from 9 AM to 2 PM. Come by in the morning for coffee, rolls and kolache (a treat you won’t find in super markets around here!). Swing in for lunch and have your choice of hot beef, barbeque or egg salad sandwiches, soup and pie. All day long will be a bake sale featuring traditional Italian and Scandinavian Christmas foods, along with gifts such as crafts and seasonal decorations. Find them at 1120 11th Ave, Cumberland WI. Call 715-822-4293 for take out or any questions you may have.

On Saturday, November 10th the Legion will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar at the American Legion Hall in Cumberland from 9:00AM to 2:30PM. There will be several vendors and a raffle drawing! Join them for lunch, provided by the Auxiliary and even pick up a cookbook! There will also be a food drive for the local food pantry, so bring your donations and spread the love! Raffle drawing will be held at 2:30PM, you need not be present to win.

Harvest Season Entertainment!!

Train Rides on the Soo Line

Weekends Now through October | Bring the kids and get a blast from the past. Originating in Osceola this section of rail travels to Marine on St. Croix and Dresser, making fun stops depending on what adventure you pick! Reservations are required for rides and accommodations can be made for the disabled or elderly, so visit their website and pick a ride that appeals to you!

Book Lovers Gather in the Chippewa Valley

October 15th through 25th | Celebrate the written word with fellow literates. This ten day festival spans many topics, styles of writing and age groups to encourage all who enjoy reading to come together. Most events happen in the evening and are free to enjoy. Speak with your favorite author, bring the kids for story time or come to meet fellow book lovers. More information on the specific events, participating authors and directions found here.

Wine and Beer Tasting

Thursday, October 18th at 5:30PM| Enjoy the finer things in life, even just for an evening, when you head up to Hayward’s Seven Winds Casino. Come on over and taste domestic and imported wines, beers and specialty coffees, Hors d’oeuvres, chocolates and desserts. Get some for yourself, or for friends as you gather this holiday season.

Dreadwood Haunted Forest

Fridays and Saturdays through October from 7:30PM to 10:30PM | Are you ready to get your pants scared off? This adults only haunted forest is like nothing you’ve seen in the area. Located in a secluded forest in Hudson, Dreadwood is the kind of place only the most brave dare to go. One way in and one way out, you will be accompanied by a guide that you MUST stay with, unless you like getting lost in forests far from civilization. Bring warm clothes and good shoes as you will be trekking across a half mile of forest paths, being stalked, scared and preyed upon by the frights of the night! Find more information here.

Café Wren Holiday Art Sale

November 30th through December 2nd and December 7th through 9th | Café Wren is a locally owned small town Café that caters to locals and tourists alike. With locally sourced ingredients and a strong desire to keep all items in the shop locally sourced, the owner realizes just how important small communities are in rural areas such as ours. Join her and the team these weekends for a holiday art sale featuring over 25 local artisans! Just another way to shop small this holiday season and support an amazing lady! Visit their website here for more on this event and all the great things they do!



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.

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 café 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 in the lake.

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!