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.


Wisconsin Agriculture Tourism Education Day

Tuesday April 28th  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1st Floor Auditorium
Barron County Government Center
335 East Monroe Ave
Barron, WI

What is Ag Tourism?
If you have ever visited a dairy farm, met an Emu, Llama or Alpaca, tasted a squeaky-fresh cheese curd still warm from the vat, got lost in a corn maze, visited an apple orchard or pumpkin patch, picked your own strawberries or attended a wedding at an event barn then you've been involved in ag-tourism!

The Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association (WATA) will be hosting their annual Education Day Sessions again this year!  The sessions are free of charge and open to all WATA members and any ag-tourism related business.   

These sessions are a great way for Ag-Tourism related businesses to learn more about:
  • “How to practice good safety procedures” with Marsha Salzwedel with the National Farm Safety Center
  • “Something Special from Wisconsin” and other programs offered by DATCP
  • Marketing  your event and marketing opportunities with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism
  • Information on WATA and benefits of membership
  • Upcoming Countywide Ag Tours this fall.There is no charge for the event but registration is required to attend.

To register contact WATA Executive Director Kelly Murray at director@wiagtourism.com or 608-343-0201. Registration due by Friday, April 24th. 

Save the Date

Manufacturing/Education Partnership Advisory Meeting

Tuesday, May 12
WITC-Rice Lake Conference Center
Breakfast meeting    7:30-9AM    (Breakfast will be ready by 7:15 a.m.)

Please send any agenda item suggestions to barb.landstrom@witc.edu

Your Continued Input and Support is needed.

RSVP to Jen Siem, jennifer.siem@witc.edu, or call 800-243-9482 Ext. 2131
Hosts: WITC, CESA 11, Barron County Economic Development Corporation, and Gold Collar Careers

Thank you to all 7 Barron County School Districts and the Manufacturers that attended the last advisory meeting. We invite manufacturers who have not attended to come to this meeting. We need your input to assist growing your future workforce.

, or call 800-243-9482 Ext. 2131

Hosts: WITC, CESA 11, Barron County Economic Development Corporation, and Gold Collar Careers



Around the County
  • Barron
Visit the City of Barron Website. Click here
  • Chetek
Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • Cumberland
Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website . Click here
  • Rice Lake
Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.
Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.
  • Turtle Lake
Visit the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • St Croix Casino
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
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Cell: 715-790-1327