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Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sidewalk Sales

May 27, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downtown Eagle River. Kicking off the new summer tourist-filled season, this arts and crafts show will showcase many area crafters as well as artists from the northwoods and beyond. Also featured will be downtown businesses placing sale products for sale on  tables outside of their stores.

Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River, WI.  Contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for application information 800-359-6315.

2017 Craft Show Information: 2017 Craft Rules

2017 Application: 2017 Memorial Day Craft Application

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Event Liability Insurance

Applications accepted until all booths are full.

(Please note that all arts and crafts must be hand made by the seller – no buy/sell or flea market items allowed.)

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Eagle River's Up North Beerfest

June 10, 2017

Up North Beerfest will be held on the grounds of the Hi-Pines Campground. Microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 breweries will be featured. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and can learn about the brewing process from some of the Midwest’s most celebrated brewers.

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Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race

June 17, 2017

This is a 14-mile one-day canoe race on the historic Headwaters of the Wisconsin River. Paddlers can paddle a  14 mile course  or the short “Paddle For A Cure” race. This beautiful, fast and wild stream, with lots of challenging turns and obstacles, makes for an exciting and challenging race.

Recreation and Stock Boat racers will start from our RWT landing at 10:00 am and travel the racecourse to the landing at River Road. 

The pro-racers will do the entire course in one day beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday from RWT. “Paddle for a Cure”, a 3-mile race, starts at County K to River Road.   All racers will end at  River Road.  All spectators are welcome at Rohr’s Wilderness Tours, County K or at the finish on River Road.   Pig roast, raffles, and an awards ceremony to be held that evening at Rohr’s Wilderness Tours.   

The net proceeds from this worthwhile and fun event and all other direct fund raising will be used to fund pediatric brain tumor research.

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Professional Musky Tournament Trail

June 24-25, 2017

The Professional Musky Tournament Trail events are the most high profile, exciting, educational and entertaining musky tournaments in the country. The PMTT’s high energy format has been developed not only with the Pro’s in mind, but also the dozens and dozens of other excellent musky anglers who may have the desire and ability to become Pro’s or just enjoy a little competition and want to have a good time. Success in the PMTT can take you down many roads, no matter what your skill level. Come join the PMTT and have fun. 

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Party In the Street - Eagle River's 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Eagle River

July 4, 2017

Party in the Street – Downtown Eagle River

Join us in downtown Eagle River for our 4th of July Festivities.

10:00am – 11:00am –  Music by “Still Kicking”, food and beer garden available at the corner of Main and Wall Street

11:00 am –  Kick off of the 4th of July Parade.  Celebrate our nations’ freedom and Eagle River’s hometown pride by taking in our spectacular parade with over 80 entrants including many specialty floats.   NEW THIS YEAR:  This year’s parade will start at the corner of Capich and Wall Street and will progress down Wall Street where it will disperse at the corner of Wall and Railroad Street.

12:30 – 3pm – Wall Street, in the first two blocks First to Railroad Street, will continue to be shut down to traffic to continue the festivities after the parade.   Music by “Still Kicking”, food, entertainment for children and  the beer garden will be available on Wall Street.

Then, when dusk arrives on this celebratory day, come view the colorful fireworks shot high in the sky over the Hi-Pines Campground located on Hwy 45N of Eagle River.

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Eagle River Fishing Day for Kids

July 13, 2017

This is fun filled day for children between the ages of 7-12 years old. Area fishing mentors come together to share the beautiful northwoods by taking a child fishing for the afternoon. It’s a great event where many fishing tales and traits are shared and learned. Held at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Pre-registration is required.  There are 50 spots available for participating kinds on a first come first serve bases.  To register or for more information contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce at 800-359-6315.

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45th Annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show and Sale

July 15, 2017

9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Riverside Park.This nationally known one-day art and fine craft festival draws top-quality artists and a large, art-savvy and buying public.  Live music, picnic-style food and parking provided by non-profit organizations. Always held the third weekend in July. 

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37th Annual Paul Bunyan Fest

August 16, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  This fun filled family fun event features chain saw carving demonstrations, over 75 arts-n-crafts vendors, and live musical entertainment.  Come on down and enjoy a Paul Bunyan size luncheon which includes a heap’n help’n of potato salad, corn, a HUGE BEEF sandwich and a cookie.  Food is served starting at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm or until gone.

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32nd Annual National Championship Musky Open

August 18-20, 2017

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin each year host a very exciting family oriented catch and release musky tournament held on 7 different lake families.

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World Championship UTV & ATV Derby

August 18 – 20, 2017

For UTV/ATV fans longing for a championship race, the time has come! The first ever World Championship Side x Side UTV/ATV Derby will make its debut with three big days of USAC-sanctioned racing at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track.  For more information contact the Derby Track at 715-479-4424.

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Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

September 3, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  Take in a late summer arts and crafts show featuring many area crafters as well as artists from the northwoods and beyond.  Also featured will be downtown businesses placing sale products for sale on  tables outside of their stores.  Then don’t forget to take in Sausage Fest being held in Riverview Park.

Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River, WI.  Contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for application information 800-359-6315.

2017 Craft Show Information: 2017 Craft Rules

2017 Application: 2017 Labor Day Craft Application

Event Liability Insurance 

Applications accepted until all booths are full.

(Please note that all arts and crafts must be hand made by the seller – no buy/sell or flea market items allowed.)

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SepTimber Ride

September 9, 2017

Join us for one of two great rides:

  • A Trail Ride from Tribute Brewing Company to the Three Lakes Winery and back on the Three Eagle Trail (28 miles).
  • A 50K Northwoods Road Ride from Tribute Brewing Company to the Conover, WI area on a loop route (31 miles).

Proceeds support the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation in the development of bike trails for eastern Vilas County.

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38th Annual Cranberry Fest

October 7-8, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, Vilas County Fairgrounds. Cranberry Fest is a family fun festival having something for everyone with activities being held throughout town. Fresh Locally Grown Cranberries, Cranberry Marsh Tours, Large Arts & Crafts show, World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Food of every kind, Antique Market, Cranberry Fiber Arts and Weavers Show & Sale, Berry Bog Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk, Family Entertainment, Farmers Market,  and much, much more!

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55th Annual Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby Week

Trig’s Smokehouse Vintage World Championship Derby

January 12 – 14, 2018

Classic Vintage Races dedicated to the grand old racing machines of the sixties, seventies and eighties.  These machines are meticulously resorted, the engines are tuned and reliable and the competition is highly reminiscent of the “good old days”.

AMSOIL World Championships Snowmobile Derby

January 18-21, 2018

From its humble beginnings on Dollar Lake to the multi-million dollar facility we all enjoy today; the Derby was destined to be the best. It hosts three separate racing venues: ice oval, sno-cross and vintage racing.  Thursday evening features time trials, Friday night features “Friday Night Thunder”, Saturday features grueling heats, quarter and semi finals all leading up to the Championship Finals on Sunday. Racing Daily at 10:00 am. 

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13th Annual Labatt Blue USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships

February 9 – 11, 2018

USA Hockey and Labatt Blue invites you, your teammates and families to enjoy the experience at this year’s 4 on 4 Pond Hockey Championships held on Dollar Lake. For information on registration go to USA Hockey website.  (Registrations will be accepted starting around mid July 2017 for the 2018 Championships. Watch for it.)

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22nd Annual Journeys Marathon

May 12, 2018

COME RACE OUR SCENIC RACE COURSE

Journeys Marathon is a challenging and inspirational spring race that starts with the woodland backdrop of Boulder Junction, WI on rustic roads while meandering through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and passing many scenic northern Wisconsin lakes. This is a race not to be missed.  Other races offered include a half marathon, 13.1 mile power walk, 10K and 5K.

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