2014 Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn
Posted on March 6, 2014
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Posted on December 6, 2013
Join us for the 2nd Annual Rhinelander Girlfriends Getaway May 2 – 4, 2014. This weekend promises to be full of fun, learning and great times! We will begin the weekend Friday at the Hext Theatre on Brown Street in Rhinelander for a private comedy show, Saturday will be full of workshops that peak your interest, shopping and dining and we’ll end the evening with a wine tasting. Plus on Sunday we’ll make sure you get a great meal before heading home. Rhinelander is the perfect community for a girls weekend and we’ll help keep you busy!
For questions call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.
Posted on October 15, 2013
Hodag Hops and Vines MicroBrew and Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday April 26th, 2014. Sample dozens of craft beer and wine samples, plus taste delicious offerings from Rhinelander area restaurants. Live music and raffles will also be included in the fun. Tickets are available for purchase online. Tickets purchased after 5pm Friday April 25th will be $25. Hodag Hops and Vines will be held at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander.
For more information please call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.
The Hodag Home Show is the first home show in the Northwoods and you don’t want to miss this! From construction companies, to pluming and heating, to financial services and more businesses in the Northwoods will gather for a weekend that will help you line up all you need for your spring and summer projects!
Make sure to sign up now for your booth space to make sure you have access to thousands of potential customers during the weekend!
The Hodag Home Show will be held at Rhinelander High School from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
For more information call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.
The third annual Hodag Broomball Tournament will be held as part of the Lions Fisheree and Winter Festival on Saturday February 8th. Games will begin at 9am. Registration is now open for this annual tournament. Click below for registration information and also the official rules and waiver forms. For questions or more information please call the Chamber at 715-365-7464. We’ll see you on the rink!
A big thank you to our 2014 Tournament Sponsors R-Value Insulators and Ministry Health Care!
This annual ice fishing tournament will once again include activities for the entire family! Fishing will be from 7am to 3pm both days. Tons of great prizes, raffles and of course the famous paddle wheel will be held. Other activities include the broomball tournament on Saturday February 8th and Hodag Snow Dash Snowshoe race on Sunday February 9th. More details to come as we get closer to the event!
Registration for the Hodag Broomball Tournament is now open! Sign up by January 27th to ensure you get team t-shirts!
You can also now register for the Hodag Snow Dash Snowshoe race, follow the below link to register.
Make a trip to you favorite Rhinelander business for the annual Open House Weekend. Shops will be having specials, sales and other events during this annual tradition which coincides with the opening of hunting. Please check individual stores for hours and specials.
Join us for this annual evening of fun and the unveiling of the new mini Hodags which will be up for auction. The fun will be held Saturday October 26th at 6pm at Quality Inn in Rhinelander. For more information please call Downtown Rhinelander at 715-362-7374.
Help kick off the holiday season with our annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Black Friday. The parade will begin at 5pm and run from the Police Department on Brown Street to Stevensport Square. Following the parade join in for some caroling and then help us light the tree! Santa will also be available for visiting with the children.
If you are interested in participating in the parade we’d love to have you! The theme is “Old Fashions Christmas in the Northwoods”
Halloween Trick or Treating hours for the City of Rhinelander will be held on Thursday October 31st from 4pm to 7pm.
Head downtown Rhinelander for an afternoon of trick or treating! Visit the local businesses with pumpkins in the window and have a safe, family, friendly Halloween Afternoon!
Posted on July 9, 2013
Join us for the 2013 Oneida County Fair at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander August 1 – 4.Â Events include carnival games, great food, 4H exhibits and much more!Â Experience the new events of UB the Band, the Ugly Lamp Contest, Friday Night Fish Fry and Craft and Flea Market. Check out their website at www.oneidacountyfairwi.com for more information! We’ll see you at the Fair!
Posted on June 24, 2013
Join us for a great afternoon of golfing to help benefit Northwoods Area Food Pantries. This 18 hole, scramble format, golf outing will be held on Tuesday August 13th at Northwood Golf Course. The shotgun start will be at 12pm and the cost per player is $80. All the money raised will be donated to our local area food pantries to help build a hunger free community. Not interested in golfing but still want to help? Join us for the dinner portion of the event following the golfing. Tickets for just dinner are $20. Your entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, driving range, dinner and door prizes. There will also be a variety of raffle items up for grabs.
The event is sponsored by K-Tech Kleening, WJFW Channel 12 and the Rhinelander Chamber.
To sign up simply fill out the below form and return to the Chamber office.
Questions call Tyler at 715-581-9021
If you are a business interested in sponsoring this event there are a variety of different options. Please click the link below for sponsorship levels.
Posted on June 4, 2013
The 2013 Rhinelander 4th of July parade will be held on Thursday July 4th in Downtown Rhinelander at 11am. The theme this year is “Happy Birthday Uncle Sam.” Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Rhinelander Chamber Office on Kemp Street or follow the link below to download a form.
If you plan to hand out candy you must also print a copy of the Rhinelander Police Distribution form and keep it with you during the parade.
For more information contact Dale Schlieve at 715-369-1814.
You can enjoy a special performance of the Hodag Water Ski Shows at 7:30pm at Hodag Park.
The Fireworks will be held at dusk at Hodag Park.
Posted on May 21, 2013
The 36th Annual Hodag Country Festival will be held on July 11 – July 14, 2013. Each year this country music festival brings some of the biggest names in country music to the Northwoods. Tickets are on sale now and you can find more festival information including the full lineup on their website. Follow the below link.
Attention Hodag Country Fest attendees: Kemp Street will be closed for construction. Read more about the construction.
Posted on May 13, 2013
Make plans to join us for the first annual W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon on Saturday August 24th, 2013. The race will kick off at 8 AM at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. The race includes a 300 yard swim, 10K bike portion and a 5k run. The course will wind through the gorgeous northwoods scenery of woods and water. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit W.I.L.D. (Wise International Leadership Development) an organization with the goal of furthering youth leadership skills international and locally. For more information on the race click this link W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon Website
Posted on April 22, 2013
We are excited to announce the dates for the 2013 Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge to be held on September 20th – 22nd, 2013. The event will again be headquartered at the Rhinelander Ice Arena this year. Our rules meeting will be held on Friday evening at 8pm so make sure you are in attendance. For a registration brochure click the below link.
We have to give a huge thank you to our 2013 Sponsors – Rhinelander Toyota, Shoeder’s RV & Marine, and The Bait Shoppe.
We’ll see you all in September!
Posted on March 13, 2013
Calling all ladies! Join us for the first annual Rhinelander Girlfriends Getaway to be held May 3 -5, 2013. The weekend will kick off with a Friday night reception and Taste of Rhinelander from 5pm to 9pm at the Days Inn and Suites in Downtown Rhinelander. Saturday will be filled with your choice of various workshops, everything from fitness classes, decorating, floral design and cooking. Class registration is on a first come first serve basis. Sunday morning we’ll send you off with a great brunch provided by the Days Inn and Suites.
Registration for the event is $25 plus the cost of supplies for your chosen workshops. Many workshops are FREE! Register by April 5, 2013.
Registrations received after April 5, 2013 will incur a $10 late fee. Registration for this AWESOME event closes on April 19, 2013.
We hope you’ll mark your calendar to join us May 3 – 5 for the Rhinelander Girlfriends Getaway! (It’s also opening fishing weekend if you need to suggest an activity for the men in your lives!)
Posted on March 7, 2013
Join us for the 27th annual Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn on June 8th. The event includes over 100 arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, plenty of food and entertainment. Also downtown that day is a car show, pancake breakfast, and more! Show hours are from 9am to 3pm.
We have plenty of room for vendors in the show and we want you to participate! We just need your application and payment plus a few photos of your items and showing yourself creating them.
Print your application below and send it in today!
If you have any questions give us a call at 715-365-7464. We hope to see you on June 8th!
Posted on January 29, 2013
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Hodag Home Show to be held on March 23 & 24, 2013 at Rhinelander High School. Businesses from all over the Northwoods will be on hand to talk to you about their latest and greatest products and services just in time to get your list of spring “to-do” projects ready to go. Admission is free. Other activities include demonstrations, door prizes, kids activities and much more.
If you are a business in the area we want you to join us! Businesses already signed up include contractors, utility companies, retail stores and much, much more! Area crafters we want you to participate as well. Thousands of people walk through the high school throughout the weekend and this is a great chance to reach out to those potential customers!
The 2013 Hodag Home Show is sponsored by the Chamber and NRG Media.
Posted on December 18, 2012
Join us for this annual event on February 9th and 10th which includes two days of ice fishing, a broomball tournament, snowshoe race, kids activities and snowshoe demonstrations.
2013 BroomBall_Rules - Rules will be enforced make sure you read them!
The 6thAnnual Northwoods Business Expo will be held on February 27, 2013 at James Williams Middle School from 5 PM to 8 PM. All businesses are invited to attend. Registration is just $50 per booth. Hundreds of attendees are expected to at this annual event, we hope you’ll join us!
Please contact 715-365-7465 for more information.
First Annual Ho-drags on Ice will be held on Lake Thompson on Saturday February 23rd. This ice drag racing event will offer several classes for cars, outlaw vehicles and trucks. Racers are encouraged to register! Racing will start at noon.
Spectators – there will be a free parking and admission area on the ice, to get into the pit area there will be a charge. $20 for car pit passes and $10 per person admission to the pits.
We hope you’ll join us for this first annual event!
Directions to Lake Thompson Boat Landing:
Hwy 17 North to County Road C
Right on County Road C to Lake Thompson Road
Right on Lake Thompson Road
Lake Thompson Road will lead you to the public boat landing
Thursday January 24th at Holiday Acres Resort
Cocktails will begin at 5 PM and Dinner will be served at 6 PM
Join us as we look back on 2012 and celebrate the accomplishments of you our members and the Chamber. We will award Community Volunteer of the Year, Retail Business of the Year, Tourism & Convention Business of the Year, and Business, Professional & Industrial Business of the Year. Nominations for these awards are now being accepted.
The evening will also include live entertainment, raffles and a dessert auction. We are also looking for businesses to decorate the tables. If you are interested in participating in any of these items please contact the Chamber.
Posted on December 5, 2012
View trees in a new light through the eyes of a dozen area artists, all of whom have a deep love of the woods and the natural world around them. Mediums include sculptural woodturning, art quilts, tapestry weaving, mixed media paintings, collage, colored pencil drawing, photography, and poetry. For more information and gallery hours, visit nicoletcollege.
Posted on November 26, 2012
Lunch With Santa
$5 per child and no reservation required. For more information call Bob Lake at 715-420-0146.
Santa Meet and Greet at Trig’s Riverwalk Center (old Family Dollar) Friday, November 30, 2012. Pictures are provided for a minimal fee. For more information contact Bob Lake at 715-420-0146
Posted on October 25, 2012
The Annual Rhinelander Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held on Friday November 23rd at 5pm Downtown Rhinelander. The parade will begin at the police department on Brown Street and travel to Stevensport Square where Santa will light the tree and visit with the attending children.
New this year we’ll also have a mystery contest for those attending the celebrations in which a big prize will be awarded. More details to come but mark your calendars to attend the fun!
If you would like to participate in the parade we are looking for floats! The theme will be “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the Northwoods. Click below for an application.
Posted on October 22, 2012
Posted on October 16, 2012
Holiday Expressions – a fundraiser for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry “Northwoods Essence” Holiday Decorating and Entertaining ideas, raffle items from local artisans, re-gifting table, table centerpieces, appetizer samples. Plated lunch 11am – 2pm Call Rhonda Jicinsky, Holiday Acres Resort for more info; 715-369-1500
Throughout the weekend, experience the warmth, welcome, and wonder of many of Downtown Rhinelander’s unique shops at this traditional weekend event. Find the perfect gift, see fabulous decorations, and enjoy refreshments while you shop. Contact: DRI (715) 362-7374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids enjoy a trail with not-so-scary stops filled with treats provided by various businesses. Stop into the YMCA auditorium after for warm drinks, cookies and chili. For more information call the YMCA at 715-362-YMCA.
Kids will have a spooktacular time trick-or-treating in Downtown Rhinelander. Look for the pumpkin in the window of participating businesses. Pumpkin decorating contest also adds to the fun! For more information call DRI at 715-362-7374.
Posted on September 17, 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 HMC Champions Robert Petrusky and Ryan Stewart from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin! They were fishing on Lake George and caught two musky measuring 40 ½ inches and 42 inches to win the title. The team took home over $4,800 in cash for their win.
The 31st annual Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge was held on Friday September 7th through Sunday September 9th 2012. 72 teams registered for this annual musky fishing tournament. In all 16 musky were caught and registered through the two days of fishing. The largest musky of the tournament was caught by Kevin and Zach Mahlberg and measured 48 inches. The team caught the fish on the Moen Chain.
Here is a rundown of the full results:
The Hodag Musky Tournament would not be possible without our sponsors Rhinelander Toyota, Shoeder’s RV & Marine and Rollie and Helen’s Musky Shop. In addition, we have a huge group of volunteers that work at our registration stations and help with our rules and awards meeting. A huge thank you goes out to them. Finally, we have to thank each and every Rhinelander area business that donated to our raffle drawing as well. The support the Chamber receives from the community is much appreciated.
Congratulations again to Robert and Ryan on their big win!
Posted on June 21, 2012
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Hodag Block Party to be held on Saturday June 29th! We have a fun filled day planned in Rhinelander! First, lace up your tennis shoes and take part in the Hodag Run for Your Life, hosted by the YMCA of the Northwoods. Then make your way downtown to Davenport street and join us for the 1st Annual Hodag Block Party! From 10am to 3pm we’ll be celebrating and having fun with a magic show, live music, carnival games, and plenty of food, drinks and fun! So come on downtown and join us! If you have any questions about the event give us a call, 715-365-7464.
Calling all local artists we need your help for this event! We are looking for your help in creating a logo! Anyone under the age of 18 can submit a logo for consideration. We need all submissions by May 30 , 2013 and we’ll announce a winner on June 3, 2013. Call us with questions and GOOD LUCK!
Posted on May 16, 2012
Mark your calendars for the 2012 4th of July Parade in Rhinelander. This year the parade will be held on Wednesday July 4th at 11am. This year’s theme will be ” We Pledge Allegiance to the Flag”
This year parade entrants include: Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay, Rhinelander High School Band, ZOR Funsters, Valders High School Band, Edgar High School Band, Janesville Fife and Drum, Rhinelander Community Band and Oregon High School.
Anyone is invited to join the parade 2012 Parade Application
Posted on March 23, 2012
Bringing Live Country Music to the North
Join 30,000 music fans for four days of fun
Shows by big-name artists all day long
Entertainment in the pavilion each night
Find lodging in the Rhinelander Area as well as camping on site
Tickets are on sale now!
Posted on February 28, 2012
The Northwoods Entrepreneurs’ Club will be hosting it’s 5th Annual Business Exposition. Here is your chance to discover and re-discover businesses right here in the Rhinelander area! Admission is free.
Open to any and all businesses in the Northwoods to showcase ideas and products. Download the 2012 Business Exhibitor Registration form.
For more information contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
Posted on February 14, 2012
One-week workshops for adults
All workshops meet daily Monday through Friday. Workshops have enrollment limits; enrollment is first-come, first-served.
Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Oneida County UW-Extension office at (715) 365-2750.
5 lake groups to choose from: Wisconsin River and Boom Lake, Lake Julia and Crescent Lake, Moen Chain, Oneida Lake and Lake Hancock, Lake George and Lake Thompson
The Hodag Musky Challenge will be held September 7th-9th 2012. The registration fee for each team will be $250.
Payouts are 67% of registration fees
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors: Rhinelander Toyota, Shoeder’s RV and Marine and Rollie & Helen’s Musky Shop.
This year the theme of the parade is “We Pledge Allegiance to the Flag”. Anyone can enter a float into the parade so mark your calendar to join us! 2012 Parade Application
The YMCA of the Northwoods is excited to host the sixth annual HODAG Run For Your Life 5K/10K run/walk. Pre-registration for the run/walk is $25 and can be completed until June 20th. Participants are guaranteed a race t-shirt if pre-registered! After June 20th registration is $35 and can be completed online at www.active.com until June 28th. Thereafter, registration can be completed by calling the YMCA of the Northwoods at (715) 362-9622.
The Hodag Block Party will begin after the races are complete. Live music, carnival games, bouncy house, plenty of food, drinks and entertainment.
For more information on the Hodag Block Party, contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
Come shop various Art and Craft Vendors, enjoy local entertainment and fantastic food! Also, make sure to stop downtown for the vintage car/truck show along Brown Street. Truly something for everyone. We can’t wait to see you!
For more information contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
All You’ll Need for a Happy Home – Inside and Out!
Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information and questions contact the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce.
Posted on February 13, 2012
The 2013 Hodag Hops and Vines Beer and Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Elbo Room Lounge and Ballroom. From 4pm to 8pm.
Tickets are now on sale for the event! Tickets are just $20 ahead of the event so purchase them early! To order by phone and use your credit card call the Chamber at 715-365-7464 or 1-800-236-4FUN. You can also purchase tickets at the Chamber Office, the Rhinelander Trig’s, Northern Coffee Haus and the Elbo Room Lounge and Ballroom. Tickets at the door will be $25.
The event will include a variety of breweries and wineries sampling their products along with food from local restaurants and live music by Kyle Mertz.
The event is sponsored in part by NRG Media, BMO Harris Bank, Rhinelander Brewing Company and the Chamber.
Posted on January 9, 2012
When: February 11th & 12th
Headquarters: Boom Lake Boat Landing
This year the Fisheree is expanding to a Winter Festival! We’re adding snowshoe races, a broomball tournament, winter softball, plus snowshoe and cross-country ski demos. Sign up now for the event of your choice! If you have questions give us a call 715-365-7464.