Area Events

Boogie on down to the Cumberland Public Library for these August Events:

Tuesday, August 7th @ 6:30PM- Get up and get moving! Bring the kids to listen to RJ Kinderman, a local author, read his children’s books focusing on getting outside and enjoying an adventurous lifestyle.

Thursday, August 9th @ 6:30PM- Loony Baloonys’ rejoice! Spread the love for loons and maybe learn a thing or two as we welcome Stan Tekiela to speak about his experience with loons and being a wildlife photographer. His book, Fascinating Loons, will be for sale, don’t forget to get it autographed!

All August events are free of cost, but the library asks that you call to reserve your spot at (715) 822-2767. See you there!

Eat Local!

Many of us wait all year for the much too brief Farmer’s Market season, but it is upon us! Running now through September and some years into October when the harvest is good.  Always on Saturday mornings from 8AM to 12PM in the parking lot behind Cumberland Public Library, this small market draws a big crowd! Support local farmers, community members and pick up more than just your veggies here! Varying from week to week some times including baked goods, jewelry, candles and soap it’s worth it to stop every week to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Barron, WI has a comparable market that is open Thursdays from 2-8 at the Country Lane Pantry, an all year business that is gracious to invite others to hawk their wares. Come on down with an empty stomach and your reusuable grocery bags and leave fully satisfied! More information on this can be found here.

Saturday, August 11th– Meet the Miss Cumberland candidates on the Rutabaga side stage from 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Friday, August 17th– Join us at the Cumberland Hockey Rink at 7:00PM for a roaring good time tractor pull supporting the Youth Hockey Organization. Registration starts at 5:00PM

Sunday, August 19th– The 27th Annual Rutabaga Golf Scramble will be kicking off at 8:00AM at the Cumberland Golf Course. Reservations are necessary, so call the Cumberland Golf Course at (715) 822-4333 to get your spot!

Sunday August 19th– It’s pageant night on the island! Come help us crown our new royalty and enjoy the talents of Cumberland’s finest ladies. Bring the family to the Cumberland High School at 5:00PM for coronation!

Tuesday, August 21st– Put on your sneakers, do your stretches because it’s time for the BagaLympics! Kids K-6th Grade meet us down at Endeavor park at 5:00PM for some good old fashioned competitive fun! Raise some money for an awesome cause by going down to Tourist Park and soaking in the eccentric sounds of a local artist Joey Wistrcill and his mates. All donations go to a scholarship fund set up in memory of the late Roger Wistrcill who most of us in town know as the old principal, or the husband of our elementary school teacher. Entertainment is from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

Thursday, August 22nd– Bring your stomachs and love for music to the First Lutheran Church for a corn boil! The Boys From Boyceville will be providing entertainment from 4:30 to 6:30, plan on having dinner here!


August 23rd through August 26th

We all love to let loose, but when you’ve been drinking, let loose of the keys and let someone else make the safe ride home. Friday and Saturday of the festival call (715) 822-2300 after 6PM to past bar close to arrange for a safe ride home. Reservations can be made in advance and the bus will drop off up to 2 miles out of town. No matter the cost for the ride, it will never cost more than your life is worth!

6th Annual Dress A Baga Contest!

Get creative! A great activity to do with your kidlets!

Pick up your rutabaga from the Cumberland Public Library between August 15th and 18th, or purchase one yourself, and return it dressed to the library by 6:00PM on August 20th. Voting for the best dressed baga will be between August 21st and 23rd. One adult and one youth winner will be announced at noon on August 24th! Please pick up your bagas after the contest, any remaining will be tossed after 6:00PM on August 27th.

Thursday August 23rd– At noon, the food stands and at four midway rides open up, signaling the beginning of a long weekend for locals! Come on down to kick things off with Paisan, a locally grown band, at 8:00PM

Friday, August 24th– Armband day! Bring the kids from noon to 4, purchase an arm band and let them loose! All the rides they can get in four hours for one set price! Come back after you drop them off at home for the bean bag (corn hole) tournament in the beverage gardens from 5-8 and stay for 32 Below’s set which starts at 8:30. Enjoy a little culture downtown at the ETC with “Ole Runs For Office” a comedy starting at 7:00PM. Tickets for this production are $10 and can be purchased at Peter & Annies.

Saturday, August 25th– Get up early and lace up! The Baga Run registration starts at 6:30 AM if you didn’t think ahead and register online here. The race will kick off at 8:00AM, at the Cumberland High School. Find your zen with Pam Baker at Endeavor Field with some morning yoga, a gathering for beginners and masters alike, it will run for 45 minutes. The annual Pancake Breakfast will be held behind the Spot Bar and is put on to support the Cumberland Wrestling Association, come early and get your fill, event runs from 7:00AM to 11:00AM. Take flight at the Cumberland Airport with free plane rides for kids 12-18, rides start at 10:00AM and will run into the early afternoon. The 40th annual craft show will start at 8:30AM and be along the main street and side streets of town, come celebrate local artists and community members! Got a peddle pull kid?! There will be a peddle tractor competition for ages 4-12 on Sorenson Street (across from Lamperts) from noon to 3:00PM.  City Vibe will be on stage from noon to 4:00PM for entertainment. As they wrap up their set the pepper eating contest will commence, ending shortly before 5:00PM. Steve Beguhn will grace the stage after City Vibe, Kat Perkins following his set.

Sunday, August 26th– The last day of festivities starts with a fly-in, drive-in, walk-in pancake breakfast featuring Louie’s breakfast meats at the Cumberland Airport. Breakfast will be served from 7:00AM to 11:00AM. Stick around for the grand parade from 1:00PM to 3PM, and remember, traffic will be closed on parts of main street, so plan to take some detours! The Dweebs have moved to a different slot on Sunday, performing from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, followed by Function Junction from 5:30 until they tell us all to go home (about midnight)


Town Festival Season!!

Spooner Jack Pine Savage Days

August 3rd through 5th | Savage Dash, volleyball and beanbag tournaments, car show & more!

Cumberland Rutabega Festival

August 22nd through 26th | Baga run, pepper eating contest, Miss Cumberland contest & more!

Shell Lake Town and Country Days

August 31st through September 2nd | details soon to come!

Barron Fall Festival

September 7th through 9th | details soon to come!

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.

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!