Waupaca Fine Arts Show

55th annual juried art show and exhibit. Artists from the upper Midwest, Wisconsin and the local area take part in this juried show at the Danes Home in downtown Waupaca. www.fineartsfestival.org

April 13 – 18, 2019.

Entry forms available at www.fineartsfestival.org.

Waupaca Community Choir and Civic Orchestra

In celebration of their 55th anniversary, the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival presents the Community Choir and Civic Orchestra in the 55th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, April 7th at 2:30pm at the Waupaca High School. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the box window. Students are $4 in advance and $6 at the window.

Questions may be directed to Dan Wolfgram at 715.258.7724 or 715.281.7725.

WDUX Home Show

The annual WDUX Home Show will be Fri. 3-8 pm  and Sat. 9am – 4pm, March 8th & 9th at the Waupaca Rec Center, 407 School Street, Waupaca.

Exhibits for your home, your yard, and your life!

3 rooms featuring over 60 exhibitors! Including a “party room” with direct sales products.

Admission is only $3 for adults. Kids are free.



Waupaca Uncorked Wine Walk 2019

Saturday, February 16th, 11a-3p

$25 Ticket: includes wine glass

Tickets available through the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.  Only 100 tickets sold.
Purchase  at the Chamber office Mon-Fri, 8a-5p or Saturday, Feb. 16th , 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Limited tickets are available.
Please call 715-258-7343 to order or purchase at the Chamber office.

Pick up your glass at the Chamber office, Saturday, Feb.16th , 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your ID, you will be carded when getting your wristband.

Participating businesses:
Chain O’ Lakes Cabinetry, Inc.
Christine’s Boutique
Cinnamon House
Feminine Touch
Firefly Floral & Gifts
Fletchers Jewelry
The Green Fountain Inn
JR’s Lock N Key LLC
Lucky Tree LLC
Main Street Marketplace
Memaw’s Toning, LLC
Next Stop Kids Shop
Sew N Sew
Stange’s of Waupaca, Inc.
Studio 212 Hair Salon, Ltd.
Waupaca River Gallery & Gifts

Iola Winter Carnival

Held the 1st weekend in February.

Friday – Fat Tire Bike Race, 6pm Iola Winters sports Club on the lighted ski trails.

Saturday, — Ice Sculpture will take place at Iola-Scandinavia High School beginning at 8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ice Fishing Contest on Lake Iola for ages 16 and under.

Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner, 1 pm – 6:00 pm.  Serving Lutefisk and fresh cod with drawn butter, meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, lefse and Norwegian pastries. Served family style.  Indoor Craft Sale.   Located at Iola-Scandinavia High School on south Jackson Street.

At the Iola Winter Sports Club Friday night there will be a Fat Bike Race at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 p.m.  Skijoring with a dog in a 3K event.

At 6:00 p.m. the Iola Twilight Snowshoe Racing will start with, 5K, 10K, & Kid’s 800m.

On Sunday February 5th at 12:00 noon the Central USSA Ski Jumping event will take place.  Admission is charged for a souvenir button.  Food and refreshments will be available. All ski events are located at the Iola Ski Jumping Complex located at E398 County Rd. MM—five miles northwest of the Village of Iola.

There is a raffle during the weekend that is sponsored by Iola Lions, American Legion Post 14 and the Iola Winter Sports Club.  Prizes being offered include $1,000, $500, $350, $250, 8 – $100.00 cash prizes and numerous merchandise prizes.  Drawing will take place Sunday, February 7th and winners need not be present to win.

 Plan your weekend now for a fun winter event at the Iola Winter Carnival.  For more information you can write PO Box 1, Iola, WI  54945.  Before the weekend call: 715-445-4005 or on event weekend call: 715-445-3411.

Polar Bear Plunge

Area residents can ring in the new year with an icy dip in the Chain o’ Lakes before watching the New Year’s Day football.

The Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 1 p.m.  Jan. 1, at Becker Marine, located on County Road Q, Waupaca.

This year’s Polar Plunge will benefit the Waupaca Fire Department. Support the Fire Department and help upgrade their equipment needs. Donate to your Favorite Firefighter and the top two, will have to PLUNGE or “buy their way out” with their own personal donation.

Sign-up Board at the Wheel House. (Available now!) Polar Plunge headquarters open 10:00 a.m. before the Plunge. $5 registration fee.

Commemorative long sleeve t-shirts available with all proceedsto be donated to The WFD!

Madrigal Dinner

Let the lyrical melodies of the Renaissance fall upon welcome ears at this evening of melody, mirth and merry-making.

Our Feast will surely gladden your hearts and usher in a most joyous holiday season.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wassail and Feast: 5:30pm-8:30pm – Waupaca High School Grand Dining Hall

We gather for Wassail, conversation and light entertainment in the Marketplace outside the castle at 5:00pm.

Guests will be escorted by the Royale Court to their seats within the castle walls at 5:30pm.

Five course meal provided.

$30.00 per seat
Reservation deadline: Must be postmarked November 20th


Deliver your order form with a check for the amount owed to the Main Office at Waupaca High School


Mail your form and check to:

Waupaca Madrigal Singers
Attn: Anna Lussier
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca WI 54981

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your order.
If you do not have email, please provide a phone number where you can be reached.


Where is Elf on a Shelf?

You must locate at least 25 elves to enter the drawing. Elves can be found through out the Waupaca Area at Waupaca Area Chamber Member Investor Businesses. Find all 40 for your chance to win $100 Chamber gift certificate.

Check our Facebook Pages for clues on where to find the Elf? Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and I Love Waupaca.

Get your entry form here.

Return your completed form to the Waupaca Area Chamber, 221 S Main Street by December 18th at noon.

All correct entries will be entered for Business Gift Certificates each valued at $25 or more.


November Art & Craft Sales

Download brochure with map.

Not all sales listed below are on the brochure.

Winter Classic Art & Craft Show, Par 4 Resort, 201 Foxfire Dr. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Saturday only. Quality handcrafted items. Remember to pick up you Deer Widows map and punch card showing all the area craft shows and events. You could WIN BIG if you fill your punch card with punches. For more information just ask when you enter the craft show.

Average Doe Holiday Show, 9am – 3pm, Saturday only. A little of everything! Waupaca Rec Center, 407 School Street.

ThedaCare Volunteers Bazaar, 9am – 3pm at the Old Riverside Elementary School, 950 Park Ave. Handmade quality items!  Everything that we profit goes back to the community.

Creative Crafters II, 9am – 4pm, Saturday only. Ramada Waupaca, 110 Grand Seasons Drive.

Hansen Furniture, Fri. 9-5:30; Sat. 9-4:00; Sun. 11-3. 990 W Fulton Street.

Memaw’s Toning LLC & Crafts, Fri. 7-5:30; Sat. 7-4. Craft & bake sale. 900 W Fulton Street.

Park Vista Craft Sale,  9am – 4pm, Saturday only. A variety of gift items. 950 County QQ.

St. Mark’s Christmas Bazaar, 8am – 4pm, Saturday only. 415 S. Main Street.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 8am – 3pm, Saturday only, 206 E Badger St. Craft and bake sale, lots of homemade goodies.

Scandinavian Boutique, 9am – 4pm, Saturday only, Shepherd of the Lakes Church, 153 County Road QQ.

Yuletide Treasures Craft Show, 8am – 4pm. Saturday only. N2559 Melody Lane.

Other sales in the area:

Basket Sale & Silent Auction, Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9am – 3pm, Fremont Village Hall. Breakast @ 8am, Lunch @ 11am. Bake Sale








Haunted Hollow

Looking for a change of pace in the haunt world. Here is your chance to take part in a haunted yard like you have never seen before. This is a very large rural yard filled with creepy settings and spooky sounds. We invite all ages to take part in our event. Everything is viewed from the comfort of your car even though you may be on the edge of your seat or on the floor at times. See you there if you dare! Located 3 miles east of Waupaca on Highway 22/54 then north on Maple Grove Road our event runs October 6th to October 31st. We will be open from Sunday – Thursday 7-9:30; Friday. Saturday 7-11:30. If you do not wish to be scared, please use your flashers. We will be accepting non-perishable food items for the Waupaca Food Pantry. www.hauntedhollow-home.com

Monday- Thursday 7:00- 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday 7:00- 11:30pm
Sunday 7:00- 9:30pm

N3762 Maple Grove Rd.
Weyauwega WI 54983