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.


Please join
Barron County Economic Development Corp
Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce
as we welcome

  Department of Revenue Chief Economist, John Koskinen, for his presentation,

Wisconsin's Best Economy in 15 Years. 

  Koskinen will look at our state's economy from a variety of perspectives and provide projections for what lies ahead. He will also examine local and regional data, highlighting which sectors have improved and which ones continue to struggle.

We were very pleased with John’s presentation to our Investors and Board members. His review of Wisconsin’s economy and our local market as well as his perspective on future trends was extremely valuable for our attendees."
Rob Kleman
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce 

This event is free to attend.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Noon- 1 p.m.
Barron County Government Center Auditorium
     330 E. LaSalle Ave., Barron WI 54812

RSVP - Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce @ 715-234-2126 or email: chamber@rice-lake.com


Around the County
(Updated events are underlined)
  • Barron
*May 16th 6:30pm-9:30pm Music in the Park
*May 18th 12pm-1pm Board Meeting

Visit the City of Barron Website for more information. Click here
  • Chetek
*May 6th Fishing Opener. Fish-O-Rama starts, refer to Chetek Chamber of Commerce website for info and rules.
*May 24th Chetek Area Museum Opens
*May 29th 11 am Memorial Day Parade with Fly Over
*May 29th 1 pm American Legion Chicken Feed
Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • Cumberland
Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website for more information. Click here
  • Rice Lake
*May 15th 5 pm-9 pm Petunia Banquet
*May 17th 9:30 am-11 am Memory Cafe (A Memory Café is a local gathering for people with memory concerns and their care partners. They can relax and have fun in a safe, supportive place. Memory Café is for you and your care partner if you have: ? memory concerns ? mild cognitive impairment (MCI) ? early to moderate Alzheimer's ? other types of dementia. You don't need a medical diagnosis to attend.)
*May 19th 5am Blue Hills Chiropractic Mama-Dazzle! We have hand-selected 18 local vendors who will be there to give busy moms tips, tricks, and perks to make your hectic lives simpler, healthier, and less stressful. Oh, and did we mention there will be wine and appetizers?
*May 20th 11am HOG Bike Show Open to ALL! It's time to polish your bike for the ONE day ride in bike show and swap meet. This event will be held at Rice Lake Harley-Davidson®. Registration is at 9a.m. Please contact the Chapter Manager at RLHD for more information.
*May 20th 8am Annual Rice Lake Garden Club Plant Sale
*May 20th 9 am-11:30 am Free Community CPR Session
*May 20th 10am-1 pm Safety Fair & Bike Rodeo
*May 29th 10:30am Murph 2017 Hybrid Farm More info
*Every Wendsday in May 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
*May 15th 6:30pm-9:30pm Village Board Regular Meeting
*May 19th 12pm Mock Car Crash
*May 20th 8am-1pm Turtle Lake Spring Market
*May 20th 8am Community Wide Garage Sales
*May 28th 10am-5pm The Pioneer Village in Cameron hosts Zip Code Sunday (The folks in Turtle Lake will be able to get in for half price!)
*May 29th 9am-11am Memorial Day Services

*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
  • Surrounding Areas in Barron County

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Barron County Economic Development Corporation

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