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57th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby Week

Vintage World Championship Derby

January 10 – 12, 2020

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”.

World Championships Snowmobile Derby

January 16-19, 2020

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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15th Annual Labatt Blue USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships

February 7 – 9, 2020

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 2019 for the 2020 Championships. Watch for it.)

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24th Annual Journeys - Half Marathon, 13.1 Mile Power Walk, 10K and 5K

May 9, 2020

COME RACE OUR SCENIC RACE COURSE

Journeys is a scenic and inspirational spring race that starts with a woodland backdrop of rustic roads that meander through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and pass many scenic northern Wisconsin lakes. This is a race not to be missed.  Races offered include a half marathon, 13.1 mile power walk, 10K and 5K.

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Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sidewalk Sales

May 23, 2020

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.  Live music, food and beverages available.

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.

2019 Craft Show Application and Information: Coming Soon

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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.)

Eagle River's Up North Beerfest & Premier Beer Night

June 12 – 13, 2020

Held on the grounds of Hi-Pines Campground.

Premier Beer Night

We will kick off Up North Beerfest on Friday evening with Premier Beer Night – a more eloquent tasting of hand crafted beers on Friday evening, June 12th from 6pm to 8pm. This is a special tasting of specialty beers presented by 12 of the more than 30 Up North Beerfest Breweries. (They will showcase beers that will not be served at the event on Saturday.) We will literally be rolling out the red carpet for this evening – there will be live entertainment, tasty hors d’oeuvres and a special sampling glass for all to enjoy.

Up North Beerfest

Saturday, June 13th from 2pm – 6pm.  Join us for the tasting of microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 featured breweries. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, 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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Professional Musky Tournament Trail

June 27 – 28, 2020

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, 2020

Party in the Street – Downtown Eagle River

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

10:00am – 11:00am –   Musical entertainment, 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 60 entrants including many specialty floats.

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.   Musical entertainment, food, activities for children and the beer garden will be available on Wall Street.

Fireworks Display –  Vilas County Fairgrounds (Hwy 70 W)

At Dusk our colorful fireworks display will be shot high in the sky over the Vilas County Fairgrounds located on Hwy 70W of Eagle River.

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48th Annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show and Sale

July 18, 2020

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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41st Annual Paul Bunyan Fest

August 19, 2020

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 3:00 pm or until gone.

Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Paul Bunyan Fest 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.

2019 Craft Show Information and Application: Coming Soon

Event Liability Insurance – Coming Soon

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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35th Annual National Championship Musky Open

August 21 – 23, 2020

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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Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

September 6, 2020

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.

2019 Craft Show Information and Application: Coming Soon

Event Liability Insurance – Coming Soon

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.)

SepTimber Ride - 6th Annual

September 12, 2020

Join us for one of three great rides:

  • A Trail Ride fon the Three Eagle Trail (28 miles).
  • A 60K Northwoods Road Ride
  • A 100K Northwoods Road Ride

All rides start and finish at Tribute Brewing Company and have a midway rest area at the Three Lakes Winery.

Proceeds support the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation in the development of bike trails for eastern Vilas County.  (Present proceeds will go towards the development of the the “River Trail – Eagle River to Three lakes, which ultimately will connect to the Heart of Vilas Trail offering more than 50 miles of off-road bicycling throughout Vilas County.)

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Eagle in One Golf Outing

September 18, 2020

Join us for a chance of a life time. Come try for a “Hole In One” prize on all 18 holes.

The Eagle River Golf Course will be turned into a complete Par 3 course offering each participant a chance at a “Hole In One” Prize on each hole they golf.

Days Activities Include raffle prizes, golf games, ball drop, drink specials, Bloody Mary bar on course and more.

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41st Annual Cranberry Fest

October 3-4, 2020

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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Old-Fashioneds Up North - 4th Annual

November 7, 2020

Northwoods bartenders will put their skills to the test in our Old Fashioned making competition. Each restaurant will be represented by two bartenders who are limited to two Old Fashioned recipes.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be live entertainment with a supper club theme throughout the evening.  This event is being held at Eagle Waters Resort from 6 – 9pm.

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