Local Festivals in Barron, WI
Barron hosts festivals throughout the year some of which include Spring Fling, Music in the Park, the Fall Festival, and Business and Industry Appreciation Day.
Music in the Park
The Third Tuesday of each month (May-August) during the summer is Music in the Park from 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Free! Join us for music, food and fun. Bring a lawn chair, grab a picnic table or take a seat in the pavilion at Anderson Park. Food starts at 6:00pm Vendors on-site
The 2014 schedule of entertainers is:
May 20, 2014- Charlie Uehlin and Chris Kroeze - Sponsored by Greener's Budget Lumber
Food Served by WESTconsin Relay for Life Team
June 17,2014- Chris Kroeze and Charlie Uehlin- Sponsored by Erikson Agency
Food Served by Boys & Girls Club
July 15, 2014- Cornerstone - Sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union
Food Served by Barron K9 Unit
August 19, 2014- Nancy and the Backwoods Boys - Sponsored by Swant Graber Auto
Food Served by Barron Food Pantry
Leap into Spring - Business Expo
2014 was a great year to “Leap Into Spring” with the Barron Chamber of Commerce! This year’s expo was held at the Barron Area Community Center and was bigger and better than ever! The event showcased 28 Barron area businesses in the gym and featured live entertainment in the auditorium.
Entertainment highlights included music by local favorite Chris Kroeze , children’s reptile show by Nature’s Connection entitled “Scaly Skins”, performance by Becky’s School of Dance, Martial Arts exhibitions from Brown’s Karate and Team Mattevi, and seminars from Thrivent Fiancial and Bonnie Reno’s “Adventure to Nepal”.
The silent auction raised $1036.00 for the Barron County Boys and Girls Club!
$580 was also raised for the Barron Food Pantry!
Officer Nathan Emmons and Police dog Blitz also attended the event and Foursquare church provided delicious concessions!
A special THANK YOU to all the Barron businesses that participated! The event was a success because of all the spectacular community support!
Come and check out the Leap Into Spring Business Expo in 2015! Details will be available soon!
September 6, 2014
Watch for details of the 2014 Fall Fest!
The 2013 Fall Fest had an activity for everyone. To set the tone for Fall Fest, businesses were encouraged to help “decorate the town” and participate in the Scarecrow Decorating Contest. Another pre-activity of Fall Fest is the Golden Pumpkin Hunt. Clues were posted in the Barron News-Shield, giving individuals an opportunity to hunt for the Golden Pumpkin. The lucky winner won $50.00 in Barron Dollars.
Events on Friday were a Brat Feed at Econofoods sponsored by Gift from the Heart and Craft Vendors on LaSalle Ave.
Saturday started off with a Pancake Breakfast at Foursquare Church, a "Walk in the Park"- 5k family fitness walk. Starting and ending at Anderson Park.
Bicycling enthusiasts enjoyed the splendid fall colors during the Tour De Color Bike Ride, then a Health Fair at Anderson Park with demo's by Extreme Fitness Body Buidling, Becky's School of Dance, and Brown's Karate Academy. Mayo Clinic Health System performed Blood Pressure checks and health questions answered, and Personal Fitness Trainers were onsite.
A Three-person Golf Scramble took place at Rolling Oaks Course and the ever-popular Kiddie Parade, Kid's Games & Activities with Craft/Vendors/Farmer’s Market, and music was at Anderson Park from 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Barron Band /Choir had a car wash fundraiser at Econofoods and the Fifth Street Saloon a Cribbage Tournament.
St. Joseph Church sponsored a Pig Roast Dinner serving over 300 people with a Silent Auction and Raffle Tickets, entertainment was by Chris Kroeze & Luke Nukem.
Barron’s Fall Fest would not be possible without the support of many business sponsors, together with the help of many organizers and volunteers who worked countless hours to bring this years celebration to our community.
Business and Industry Appreciation Day- August 6th
The Barron Chamber of Commerce will be honoring area business and industry with a day of golf, dining and socialization on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Rolling Oaks Golf Course and Rolling Oaks Restaurant in Barron.
Chamber members and their employees are invited for a nine-hole, three-person golf scramble starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, plus additional charge for golf course non-member greens fees (walking-$13; with cart-$18). A cart for golf course members is $9. Hole prizes and team prizes will be awarded after the scramble in the club house.
To register for golf, call Tony Slagstad at 715-537-5631. To donate prizes, please drop off at Barron City Hall or bring to the golf outing.
After golf or after work, a complimentary picnic buffet will be available for golfers/chamber members on the outdoor deck of Rolling Oaks Restaurant from 5 to 6 p.m. No reservation is necessary.
Lyndon Ellefson Half Marathon and 5k Walk/ Run
This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Our first fourteenth run/walks have been enormously successful, raising over $325,000 to directly benefit the BACC and enrich the quality of life for Barron Area Residents. www.thebacc.com
Half-Marathon: $30 registration fee, $40 on day of event
5K Run/Walk: $15 registration fee, $20 on day of event
Entry fee includes: Short sleeve performance T-shirt, a post-race brunch, use of the Aquamassage, child care and full use of the BACC facilities including showers, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and more.
Start times are as follows:
Half-Marathon: 7:30am 5K Run/Walk: 8:00am
Please join us for a Post-Race Brunch beginning at 8:00am
Free music in the Anderson Park Pavilion 7-9pm
August 19 Nancy & the Backwoods Boys