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  • 2015 Hodag Musky Challenge

    Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    When: September 25, 2015 – September 27, 2015

    Headquarters: Rhinelander Ice Arena


    We look forward to seeing many fisherman in Rhinelander for the ever-popular Hodag Musky Challenge! Choose from 5 different lake groups to reel in the Northwoods’ biggest musky and win thousands of dollars. Every musky caught has the chance to win you money!

    More information coming soon.

  • HoDrags on Ice

    Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    When: February 28, 2015 – February 28, 2015 from 12:00pm  –  4:00pm

    Headquarters: TBA

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    Join us for the returning HoDrags on Ice, ice drag racing.  Lake location is still to be determined but racing will begin at Noon.  Drag race classes will include cars, trucks and outlaw vehicles.  Registration information will be available soon.  For more information call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.

  • Congratulations to our contest winners!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    hiking3We’re pleased to announce the winners of our “Rhinelander is Picture Perfect” Photo Contest and the Boom Lake Log Jam Photo Contest.

    The grand-prize winner is Jay L. from Milwaukee. His photo, “Mom and son riding the trails near Long Lake,” earned the most votes from our fans, so he wins a stay at Holiday Acres and a $250 prepaid credit card.

    Jill H. from Janesville received the most votes in the Fun on the Water category for her photo, “Fishing on Lake Mildred.” She will receive a $100 prepaid credit card.

    Casey H. of Rhinelander earned the most votes in the Events category for her photo of the Boom Lake Log Jam. She also will receive a $100 prepaid credit card.

    Thank you to everyone who submitted photos in the “Rhinelander is Picture Perfect” Photo Contest, and a special thank you to everyone who voted for their favorites!

    And congratulations to Saydee T. of Rhinelander, who won $250 as the grand-prize winner of our Boom Lake Log Jam Photo Contest.

  • 2014 Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge – Registration

    Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    September 19-21, 2014 – Rhinelander, WI

    Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to register for the 2014 Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge, please attend the registration and rules meeting tonight from 6pm-8pm at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. For more information call the Rhinelander Area Chamber at 715-365-7464. Thank you!

  • The Color Dash 5K

    Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

    When: August 23, 2014 – August 23, 2014 from 8:00am  –  12:00pm

    Headquarters: Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501

    This fun, family friendly experience is for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dash is not timed – it’s more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a bag of SkittlesThe dash will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, and money raised will fund matches between Northwoods ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’!

    So, invite your family and friends to run – or volunteer to be a Dasher Splasher, Registration Jedi, Trash-Cleaning Ninja, or Water-Station Guru!

    Event information and registration

  • PotatoFest

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: August 29, 2014 – August 30, 2014

    Headquarters: Downtown Rhinelander


    Join us for the Second Annual PotatoFest in downtown Rhinelander! The festival is a spud-filled day of activities such as a parade, a French Fry Frenzy, the YMCA Couch Potato Race, Lit’l Miss and Lit’l Mr. Tator Tot Potato Sack Outfit Contest, a potato salad cook-off and so much more. There is a historic and education component, food vendors and live music throughout the afternoon into the evening providing entertainment for all ages.

    Full event information and updates are available from event host Downtown Rhinelander, Inc

  • Oneida County Fair

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: July 31, 2014 – August 3, 2014

    Headquarters: Pioneer Park, Rhinelander, WI

    Come celebrate the 118th year of the Oneida County Fair! The Fair offers family fun and entertainment for all ages, including a variety of live music, games, education, 4-H and open class exhibits, carnival rides and great food.  Best of all, admission is free! Find all the Oneida County Fair information you need as well as volunteer sign-up on their website www.oneidacountyfairwi.com

    See you at the Fair!

  • School of the Arts at Rhinelander

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: July 19, 2014 – July 23, 2014 from 8:30am  –  6:00pm

    Headquarters: James Williams Middle School, 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI 54501


    School of the Arts is coming to Rhinelander for its 51st year! Take risks, stretch, and grow in a safe, comfortable community. For more than 50 years, SOA has provided creative nourishment to the thousands of artists and seekers-poets, painters, novelists, cooks, and performers-who have come through its doors to satisfy their curiosity and cultivate their muses.

    Discover a talent you didn’t know you had, nurture one you’ve been neglecting, or try anything that strikes your fancy in this warm, welcoming place. Registration is still open so sign up today! More information and workshop registration

  • Boom Lake Log Jam

    Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    When: June 20, 2014 – June 22, 2014

    Boom Lake Jog Jam

    June 20th-22nd, 2014 Hodag Park

    Click here for more information.

    Download the Milk Jug Regatta Registration Form

  • Share your photos and you could win!

    Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

    Rhinelander Picture Perfect ContestDo you have great photos from Rhinelander? Share them with us, and you could win cash and a Rhinelander getaway!

    With the “Rhinelander is Picture Perfect” Photo Contest, we’re asking fans to submit photos in three categories – Events, Fun on the Water (watersports, fishing, boating, etc.) and Hiking, Biking & More (on-land recreation).

    Entries will be accepted until July 4.

    After the submission period ends, three finalists will be selected in each category, and fans will have a chance to vote for their favorites from July 9-31. The person that submits the photo that receives the most overall votes will receive the grand prize – a two-night stay at a Rhinelander-area lodging property and $250 in spending cash. Two runners-up – the top vote-getters in the other two categories – will receive a $100 prepaid credit card.

    Enter today!