Bayfield Wisconsin Events
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Seasonal Events

Each year, Old Rittenhouse Inn and Bayfield, WI, host many Special Events creating even more reasons to visit the “Best Little Town in the Midwest” at any time of year. View the many Bayfield, Wisconsin events below.

Red Wine Weekend

Nov 1-2, 2019
Feb 7-8, 2020
Apr 17-18, 2020

Sample and enjoy a variety of Cabernets, Zinfandels, Merlots, and Pinot Noirs and more at this weekend dedicated to great wine, food, and friends.

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Valentines Day Romance

Feb 14-16, 2020

Old Rittenhouse Inn is known as a place for special occasions: after 40 years in business, we are still surprised how many of our guests are celebrating an anniversary or other special occasion with a stay at the Inn, dinner at Landmark Restaurant, or both. It’s only fitting that we offer a variety of romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

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Easter Brunch

Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn’s Annual Easter Brunch is offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. Reservations are recommended. Call 715-779-5111

An Easter Tradition at Bayfield’s Landmark
Enjoy a 3-course gourmet brunch this Easter Sunday at Landmark Restaurant, located in the historic Old Rittenhouse Inn. Start with fresh baked breads and a choice of three items: a Spring Green Salad with Blackberry vinaigrette dressing, Chicken Amaretto Soup, or Poached Apples with yogurt, raspberry sauce and granola. A choice of delicious entreés includes Crab Benedict, French Toast with Bacon, Chicken and Brie Crepes, Blackened Lake Trout, and Pork Loin Steak with brandy mushroom cream sauce. Finish your dining experience with desserts including Hot Fudge, Rum and Turtle Sundaes, Tiramisu, or French Silk Pie. Hours: 10am to 2pm Sunday, April 12, 2020. Call 715-779-5111 for reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12th, 2019

Rittenhouse Brunch for Mom is served in 3-courses. To start, guests enjoy homemade bakery and preserves along with a fruit dish such as a Peach-Blueberry Parfait, or Mixed Greens Salad.

Annual Mother’s Day Brunch is offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Mother’s Day. Reservations are recommended. Call 715-779-5111

Fall Brew Weekend

Oct. 25-26, 2019

Sample a wide variety of local, regional, and imported brews at this entire weekend dedicated to great beer, food, and friends. Meet the brewers, take a tour, and try the many styles including Pilsners, Lagers, Pale Ales, ‘Fest’ Beers, Porters, and more.

Thanksgiving at the Inn

November 27-29, 2019

Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn is open for Thanksgiving Dinner from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. We are offering a special 2-night Thanksgiving Lodging and Dining Package, available Wednesday through Friday,

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Wassail Dinner Concerts

People of all ages will enjoy this event combining a gourmet dinner with holiday chamber music by the Old Rittenhouse Singers. Our 1890s Queen Anne Victorian Mansion is decorated for the season with pine bough roping and twinkling white lights, with a gigantic 16′ Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of ornaments.

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Mystery Weekends!

Step back in time! Your group of seven couples plays detective as you savor a 6-course gourmet dinner and use clues to solve the mystery.

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2019 Event Calendar

12 Mother’s Day Brunch
18 Madeline Island Marathon
15 Apostle Islands Inline Race
20 - 21Bayfield’s Festival of the Arts
23 - 06Point to LaPointe Swim
03 - 06Apple Festival
07 Wassail Concert 12:00PMSold Out
12 Wassail Concert 12:00PMSold Out

2020 Event Calendar

31 - 02Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
15 Book Across the Bay
20 - 23Birkebeiner Ski Race
06 - 08Bayfield Winter Festival

If you want a chance to get away and just enjoy a long weekend, this is the place to go.
Guests, Gary & Lynn