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.


Registration is Open 

2017 Business Awards Banquet

Thursday October 5th

5:30 PM - Meet and Greet
6:00 PM - Dinner followed by speakers and awards

Das Lach Haus Banquet Center 
Cumberland, WI 54829


Brittany K. Nielsen, M.S.Ed.
UW-Barron County Campus Administrator

Pairing UW System Academic Programs with Wisconsin Workforce Needs

Steve Jahn
Executive Director, Momentum West

Inspire Connections Initiative - Career Cruising

 2017 Awards

  • Exceptional Program Partner - Workforce Resource Inc.
  • Outstanding Growth - Saputo Cheese
  • Commitment to Community - Mosaic Telecom
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Medical Staffing Solutions Inc.
  • Community Champion – Foster Friess

For more information, call Dave Armstrong at 715-637-6871

Registration Link

Yearly Henry Repeating Arms raffle in conjunction with the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce

Many door prizes from area businesses:

Louie's Finer Meats - Gift Basket
Cheese Brothers/Barron County Cheese - Gift Basket
Mosaic Telecom - Gift Basket

Perennial favorite:
Cheeseheads from American Excelsior

Special Guest Tables for:
Education Table - Work coordinators from all Barron County High Schols
Law Enforcement Table



Around the County
  • Barron
Visit the City of Barron Website for more information. Click here
  • Chetek
Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • Cumberland
Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website for more information. Click here
  • Rice Lake
          Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.
Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.
  • Turtle Lake
*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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335 East Monroe Ave, Rm 2311
Barron County Government Center
Barron, WI 548122

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