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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival :: Wisconsin Off-Road Cycling

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival from Hayward to Cable in northwestern Wisconsin. (c) 2010 Tom Kelly/Chequamegon Fat Tire FestivalOff-road bicyclists from across the Midwest are gearing up for another Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Each year, in mid-September, hordes of fat-tired bikers descend upon the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to face a gruelling test of endurance and agility. The event features the rolling glacial terrain of the Chequamegon Forest, making the course as beautiful as it is challenging. This famous off-road bicycle event truly sets the benchmark for scenic beauty, quality and popularity. The Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival began in 1983 and steadily built a nationwide popularity. The original group was just 27 hardy cyclists who lined up to faceRead More »

Brandi Carlisle at Lake Superior Big Top – Live Music in Wisconsin

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlisle will return once again to Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. She's one of the favorite performers at the Big Top for good reason, and is known for her big, belting voice and well-crafted songs. Brandi Carlisle has consistently packed the Big Top on each stop through town. Carlyle is currently touring in support of a newly released album, “The Fire Watcher’s Daughter.” Her music mixes genres from folk to rock to alternative country, but Carlisle is perhaps best known for her hit song, “The Story.” Brandy shows always draw huge crowds, so we recommend buying tickets now. You can purchase them onlineRead More »

Lyle Lovett at Lake Superior Big Top :: Summer Concerts in Wisconsin

Make plans to enjoy an evening with Lyle Lovett and his large band July 30 at 7:30 PM at Lake Superior's Big Top Chautauqua. Lyle Lovett has become a perennial favorite at Lake Superior Big Top. This year will mark the third year in a row that he has played here and clearly the fans can't get enough. Lovett and his band deliver an incredible night of entertainment straight from Texas. This four-time Grammy award winner singer-songwriter and actor has broadened the definition of American music. His career spans 14 albums, with appearances in movies and television. The Texas-based musician combines country, swing, jazz, folk, blues andRead More »

Arlo Guthrie to Appear at Big Top Chautauqua

Arlo_Guthrie_2007Living legend, songwriter and singer, Arlo Guthrie, returns to the Big Top for his seventh appearance on the Chautauqua stage this summer on Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 PM. Guthrie will present material from throughout his illustrious career and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired his seminal song “Alice's Restaurant Massacree.” This is a day when people put aside differences and enjoy the company of others while having a good time. Enjoy the big, brand-new canvas tent with state-of-the-art stage and sound system and one of folk music's legends: Arlo Guthrie. Mr. Guthrie has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall too, well, justRead More »

Bayfield, WI Golf Package :: Superior Views and Accommodations

course 054 copyOld Rittenhouse Inn's Apostle Highlands Golf Package Does your idea of a relaxing vacation include playing a round of golf with gorgeous views of Lake Superior? Old Rittenhouse Inn partners with Apostle Highlands Golf Course to offer a “Stay ‘n’ Play” lodging & golf package allowing you to experience breathtaking Bayfield golf with views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Golf Package is valid anytime during the season. This convenient package allows you to enjoy 18 holes with a cart during your stay at Old Rittenhouse Inn, Le Chateau, or Rittenhouse Cottage. Imagine waking up to a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast,Read More »