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The Bayfield Winter Festival is an annual wild weekend of winter fun, taking place March 4-6, 2022! To celebrate the end of winter (almost), the town and nearby places like Mt. Ashwabay put on a variety of fun and crazy activities. Whether you plunge into the frozen lake, chow down fish livers, tear up the obstacle course, go fat tire biking, do the Poker Run, or just come for the party, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the celebration of the end of the joyous winter season.
On behalf of the residents of Bayfield and surrounding communities, the Bayfield Winter Festival team invites you to join the shenanigans! A schedule is below.
Check out the Polar Plunge on Saturday, which is always fun to watch. Hey, watch it from a previous year here:
Bayfield is a beautiful town in any season, not just during the Bayfield Winter Festival. Highway 13 brings you there, just a few miles north of Washburn and from U.S. 2 near Ashland.
Bayfield Winter Festival Address:
140 Broad Street
Bayfield, WI 54814
Fat Tire biking during the Bayfield Winter Festival.
Schedule for Bayfield Winter Festival
Friday, March 4th
1-3 p.m. Winter Botany Hike at Big Ravine Trailhead, Preregistration Required (FULL!)
2:30-5 p.m. Bonfire at Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider
3:30-6:30 p.m. Open Swim, Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources
4-9 p.m. Friday Youth “Glow” Night at Mount Ashwabay
4-6 p.m. Happy Hour at the Creamery with $1 off any drink
5-8 p.m. Fish Fry Special at the Bayfield Inn Lakeside Dining Room
6-9 p.m. Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe at Howl Adventure Center
6 p.m. – Close: Bonfire and Beer at Adventure Club Brewery
Saturday, March 5th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bayfield City Wide Winter Fest Sales at local businesses
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children’s Sensory Activities at Sweet Sailing, hosted by Kiddiwink Kids
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pet Adoption Event at Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion, Chequamegon Humane Association
Noon – 7 p.m. Open Swim, Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources
Noon- 1 p.m. Polar Plunge Sign In, Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
NOON – 1 p.m. Penguin Egg Hunt – Eggs will be hidden in the snow by the pavilion and polar plunge area.
Noon – 3 p.m. “Shiver your Liver” serving whitefish livers, hot food and beverages at Pier Plaza Ice Cream Window
Noon- 2 p.m. Family Activities – Tug of war, snowball races and more by the pavilion
1 p.m. Jim’s Racey’s Rescue Dog Sled Team Demo on Ice Road (weather permitting)
1:30 -2 p.m. United States Coast Guard Ice Rescue Demo, Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
2-3 p.m. Polar Plunge, Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
3-4:30 p.m. Hug a Husky Meet and Greet with Jim’s Racey’s Rescue Dog Sled Team
4 p.m. Sherps Demo with Beyond the Catch at Copper Crow
4:30-6 p.m. Flick and Float (Cool Runnings), Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources
5 p.m. Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Prime Rib Dinner Special
5 – 8 p.m. Prime Rib Special at the Bayfield Inn Lakeside Dining room
6 p.m. – Midnight. Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, Ten times Dice & and Golden Ticket Drawings.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. – Live Music at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino Shantily Clad and Low Hanging Fruit
Sunday, March 6th
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bloody Mary Sunday at Copper Crow Distillery
Noon – 4:30 pm. Bayfield School Band Bingo Fundraiser at Legendary Waters
4-6 p.m. Bonfire Fundraiser for Bayfield Playgrounds, Seagull Bay Motel: Food, hot/cold beverages, snow sculpture contest, prizes and more!