About Barron County

There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes and streams offer a great place to live and visit. Welcoming to Barron County, we hope you enjoy your visit and possibly decide to make this your home .

Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s best! The gorgeous Red Cedar River is well-known for its small mouth bass fishing and amazing fall colors. There are many points of interest and activities year-round, both indoor and outdoor. For indoor fun, there are bowling lanes, roller skating rinks, traditional live theatre, movie theaters, and great shopping. Watch for specialty locally grown foods like bison, cheese and produce, even tour a brewery!

Add to this a vibrant and growing business community,  with strong agriculture, manufacturing, construction, service and healthcare sectors. Entrepreneurs are welcome and will love our innovative atmosphere.

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit with us in Barron County. You’ll love the wonderful mix of beauty, recreation, arts, and business environment that that keep visitors coming back to our area again and again.




Around the County
  • Barron
*July 14th-15th City Wide Garage Sales
*July 15th Barron's Downtown Summer Party
*July 18th 6:30pm-9pm Music in the Park
*July 20th 12pm-1pm Board Meeting

Visit the City of Barron Website for more information. Click here

  • Chetek
*July 6th 5pm-7pm Leinies at the Lake, Gilligans
*July 8th 8am-11am The Chetek Area Lions Club will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday July 8th to support the volunteer Chetek Area Ambulance Service.
*July 8th 1pm-8pm Leinies Luau at Gilligans
*July 9th,16th,23rd,30th Likeside Yoga with Christy Langman Sundays at 8am Gilligans
Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • Cumberland
*July 29th 8am-12pm Shooting Stars 5K Run/Walk 
5K Run/Walk 8:00 am
Children's Fun Race  9:00 am
Family Fun 8:00 am - 10:00 am
*July 29th 8am-12pm Farmers Market

Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website for more information. Click here
  • Rice Lake
*July 7th 3pm Northbound Showdown Tractor Pull, Barron County Fairgrounds
*July 12th-22nd Sister Act at the Red Barn Theater 7:30pm curtain time
*July 19th-23rd Barron County Fair
*July 19th 7:30pm-9:30pm Kids from Wisconsin, Rice Lake High School Auditorium
*July 21st 6pm-9pm Sundown at the Shell, Veteran's Memorial Park
**Music in the park every Tuesday night at 7 pm Veteran's Memorial park at the band shell bring your lawn chairs.**
**Every Wendsday is Ladies Night at Fireline Shooting & Training Center from 5 pm-8 pm**
Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.
Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.
  • Turtle Lake
*July 6th 12pm-5pm Turtle Lake Area Business Expo. St. Croix Casino is celebrating 25 years in Turtle Lake and is hosting a Business Expo for all Turtle Lake Area Businesses.  This is your chance to meet some local business owners, find out more information about what they have to offer and pick up some free samples.  The Casino will also hold 2 $100 cash drawings every hour during the expo.
*July 7th-9th Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair
*July 8th 9am Kickball Tournament will be held to raise funds for the TLPD K-9 Unit
*July 15th 10am-4pm Women's Expo featuring a wide variety of vendors. This is a fundraising event for the TLPD K-9 Unit.
*July 17th 6:30pm-9:30pm Village Board Meeting 
**The Turtle Lake Museum will be open for your viewing pleasure, the 2nd and 3rd weekends each month during the summer.  Visitors are welcome between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.**
**Monday Nights 7pm-8:30pm DJ Trivia, Grab your team - Win prizes each week! Swing into Spare Time Bowl Bar & Grill for an evening of thinking and fun**

*Please refer to the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website for more information on these events. Click here
Visit the St Croix Casino Website Click here

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330 East LaSalle Avenue
Government Center, Room 2311
P.O. Box 71
Barron, WI 54812

Office: 715-637-6871
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148
Cell: 715-790-1327