Weekend Events and Activities in Northwest Wisconsin – Your Guide to Family Fun and Adventures

 

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Wondering what to do this weekend?  Or are you just trying to add a little family fun to your busy schedule?  This guide to the area’s weekend events and activities is everything you’ll need to plan a fun family outing in Northwest Wisconsin.

Weekend Events and Activities Calendar for Northwest Wisconsin

(last updated June 20, 2019)

Aug
16
Fri
Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Spooner Memorial Library
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Pick up your clues at the Spooner Library on August 16-17 and get ready to explore nature.  Finish the scavenger hunt, and return your sheet by library closing on August 19 for a chance to win a prize.

Aug
22
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

Aug
24
Sat
Cakes at the Lake – Wild Rice @ Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Cakes at the Lake - Wild Rice @ Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

This all you can eat pancake breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a free nature program that begins at 10:00.

Whats for breakfast:  Buttermilk pancakes, a specialty pancake that changes with each event, sausage, fruit, coffee, milk, and juice.

Tips:  Try to arrive for breakfast close to 9:00 to allow for enough time to eat and to then grab a good seat at the program.  Breakfast is served until 9:45.  You can attend the educational program without eating the pancake breakfast.  The gift shop is open during this event and has a lot of cute nature toys.

We have learned so much from their educational programs!  Past programs topics that are our favorites include sandhill cranes, eagles, the solar system, wild rice, and snakes.

We are lucky to have Hunt Hill in our backyard, and we encourage your family to explore this Audubon Sanctuary.

Spooner Farmer’s Market
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spooner Farmer's Market

Visit with the farmers and vendors who sell local produce, food items, and craft products.

No pets, besides service animals.

Aug
29
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

Aug
31
Sat
Spooner Farmer’s Market
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spooner Farmer's Market

Visit with the farmers and vendors who sell local produce, food items, and craft products.

No pets, besides service animals.

Town & Country Days
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am

Check back for details.

Sep
5
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

Sep
7
Sat
Spooner Farmer’s Market
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spooner Farmer's Market

Visit with the farmers and vendors who sell local produce, food items, and craft products.

No pets, besides service animals.

Sep
12
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

Sep
14
Sat
Spooner Farmer’s Market
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spooner Farmer's Market

Visit with the farmers and vendors who sell local produce, food items, and craft products.

No pets, besides service animals.

Sep
19
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

Sep
21
Sat
Spooner Farmer’s Market
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spooner Farmer's Market

Visit with the farmers and vendors who sell local produce, food items, and craft products.

No pets, besides service animals.

Farmer’s Market Story Time @ Spooner Farmer's Market
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Farmer's Market Story Time @ Spooner Farmer's Market

Meet Miss Angie, from the Spooner Library, on the grass at the Spooner Farmer’s Market for stories, crafts, and activities.  Drop in any time during the hour.

Sep
26
Thu
Country Lane Farmer’s Market @ Country Lane Pantry
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Country Lane Farmer's Market @ Country Lane Pantry

This is the top farmer’s market in the area!  If you haven’t been…you must check it out!

There are a lot of vendors selling produce, craft items, baked goods, and of course, the food!

Our top tips…

  • Don’t let the number of cars parked in the field scare you away.  Everything is pretty spread out.
  • Bring cash, and a bag to carry your purchases.
  • Come hungry because the food is so good!
  • Don’t miss the homemade ice cream, cheese fries, Navajo tacos, corn dogs, and homemade lemonade.
  • Check out the bulk food store on property for snacks, cheese, and fruit.

Notes from the June 20th market:  The first market of the season was busy!  There were more cars than ever in the parking lot, new vendors, and some new food!

Don’t miss the glazed donuts, the regular glazed were better than the chocolate glazed.  Price is $1.50 each, buy six get one free.

Very little produce was available.  Produce vendors were selling herbs, plants, lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and green onions.

There was a food trailer there called Curd Nerd.  They were selling fresh fried cheese curds that are hand battered.  Price is $5.

 

 

Did You Know This?  Recent Discoveries in Northwest Wisconsin

  • Have you walked or biked on the Cedar Side Trail in Rice Lake?  It’s only a few miles long, flat, and borders the Red Cedar River in Rice Lake.  We parked and accessed the trail behind Goodwill.  The trail is paved and fairly wide.  We’ll be going back this fall, once the leaves change color, because it will make the perfect background for photos.

 

Cedar Side Trail Rice Lake

Rice Lake walking trail

 

  • There is a sunflower maze opening in August on County Highway B in Sarona.  The sunflower field is across the street from Perlick’s Distillery, which is about 1 mile east of Hwy 53.
  • The indoor swimming pool at Voyager Village is pretty great!  The pool is huge (depth is 3-5 feet), and there are some pool toys available.  The fee to swim is $3 for kids and $5 for adults, but the best part is that you can order food from their restaurant and have it delivered to you right at the pool.  Have golfers in the family?  Make it a day and play a round on their par 3 golf course.

I’d Like an Order Of…Top Eats in the Area

  • The half naked cheese curds at The 715 Food & Spirits in Shell Lake are soft and gooey fresh Ellsworth cheese that is covered with just the right amount of breading.
  • Giant Italian meatballs at Pogo’s!  Pogo’s Harbor Inn on County Road T near Gordon serves up Italian meatballs just like Grandma used to make (if you were lucky!).  The plate of spaghetti and giant meatball is from their children’s menu and was a hit!  The giant meatball sandwich….had to be eaten with a knife and fork…messy but so good!

spaghetti at Pogos Meatball sub at Pogos

 

  • Don’t miss breakfast from the Adventure’s food truck at the Spooner Farmer’s Market!  The breakfast burritos are big enough for two and the breakfast tacos looked so good!  They are serving up lunch too…pork or chicken tacos, hot dogs, and more.

 

Day Trip Ideas for When Your Family Wants a New Adventure

Ideas for a Rainy Day in Northwest Wisconsin

  • Take the family swimming at Jack Link’s Aquatic & Activity Center in Minong.  Day passes are $10 per adult and $5 per kid.  Check out their website for hours.  You can also use their gym and shoot some hoops or do some laps around their walking track!
  • Decorate your own pottery or paint a wood sign at The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake.  Visit their website, www.thepottersshed.com for hours and info.

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