Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 28, 2016

Land O’ Lakes dessert hotspots

Vacations are all about treating yourself, so the next time you’re in the Land O’ Lakes area, stop by these great dessert hotspots.

Twilight Supper Club – This traditional Northwoods supper club serves up fantastic classic fare, along with some delightful desserts. Folks at Twilight recommend the deep fried bread pudding bites, served in a martini glass, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. They also serve cupcakes, Death by Chocolate cake, deep fried brownie bite sundaes and hot apple crisp. You’ll never leave the Twilight hungry!

Sunrise Lodge Restaurant – The Sunrise Lodge Restaurant is another hotspot that should be on your Land O’ Lakes bucket list. Here, all the desserts are homemade, including one of their most popular treats, the fresh strawberry schaum torte. They make the delicate baked meringue layers in house so they’re always thin, crispy and delicious. Also on the dessert menu: hot fudge cream puffs, banana and lemon meringue pie, muffins, coffee cake, cookies and strawberry crepes. Visitors will appreciate their selection of gluten-free goodies too!

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June 23, 2016


farmers market

Find fresh goodies at these farmers’ markets!

Discover Wisconsin this summer, one bite at a time! Grab your bags and baskets – farmers’ market season is in full swing and local markets are bursting with flavor. Cities and towns across the Dairy State host these fun events every week, providing visitors with a great way to taste the best of a community. Meet local growers and vendors, sample food at its freshest, discover beautiful local crafts and find handmade jams, jellies and mustards. Make sure to bring something home! Markets are a great place to buy gifts for friends and family and they are also filled with color, so they are a beautiful place to take pictures.

Here are some of Wisconsin’s farmers’ markets you won’t want to miss:

West Bend

The Downtown West Bend Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from late May through late October, 7:30-11am, and was voted one of the top 10 markets in the world by Vogue Magazine in 2014! The market features a fresh mix of fruits, vegetables, cheese and more.

Rusk County

The Rusk County Farmers’ Market in Ladysmith is held every Wednesday from noon-4pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-noon, June through October. The Bruce Community Farmers Market also runs June through October, on Fridays from 2-6pm.


Find the Downtown Middleton Farmers Market Tuesdays from 2:30-6pm and a second market, the Greenway Station Farmers Market, Thursdays from 8am-1pm. Both run May through early October.

Stevens Point Area

Don’t miss the longest running farmers market in the state of Wisconsin, in business since 1847! The Stevens Point Farmers Market is held May through October, Monday through Saturday, 7am-2:30pm (or whenever vendors sell out).


Check out the Hodag Farmers’ Market from 8am-noon on Saturdays until October 15. Vendors sell local produce, meats, cheese, breads and more.


June 9, 2016


WISCONSIN’S BEST SUMMER EVENTSJoin the fun at a classic summer festival

Festival season has arrived in Wisconsin! Across the Dairy State, fun weekend events showcase the best state’s best food, art, music and heritage. Enjoy some cheese curds, browse the offerings of a local artist or dance in the grass to the rhythm of a festival band. The season passes quickly – make plans now to head to these fun summer festivals.

Here are some of Wisconsin’s festivals you won’t want to miss:

Art lovers will want to be in Rusk County from June 24-25 for Art Along the Flambeau, an event that celebrates the thriving art scene in this area of Northwest Wisconsin. Artists here draw inspiration from the four rivers that pass through the area. See their work at this event, which features artists from the Holcombe and Ladysmith areas, demonstrations, live performances and studio tours.

June 25-26, the Boom Lake Log Jam returns to downtown Rhinelander. This event is a weekend dedicated to the rich logging history of Rhinelander. Enjoy the professional lumberjack shows, logging equipment displays, live music and great food. You might even see a real live Hodag!

On July 14, Northland Mardi Gras kicks off at Memorial Park in Ladysmith. You’ll find all the festival staples like beer gardens, tasty food and great musical talent, including the band Anxiety. The event also features a Venetian Night Parade on the Flambeau River, a craft show, sporting tournaments, music and a street parade. This fun fair runs through July 17.

Next up is the Washington County Fair in West Bend. This six-day extravaganza runs from July 26-July 31 and is a traditional county fair, featuring a carnival, fireworks, live music, animal showings, fair food and tractor pulls.

On Sunday, August 7, the family-friendly Sayner Street Fair takes place in beautiful downtown Sayner. This Northwoods fair takes place on Main Street and in the Community Park and Pavilion and features food and craft vendors, live music, a beer tent, craft fair and children’s activities at the park.

Rounding out a summer of fun is Middleton’s Good Neighbor Festival, going on August 26-28 at Fireman’s Park. This festival features not one but two parades, including one just for kids to decorate their bikes and strollers. There’s also three days of great live music, a craft fair, a 5K run/walk and a ton of delicious food – from cream puffs to deep fried candy bars.


June 2, 2016

Here’s the Scoop

Unique ice cream shops

Vacationing can be hard work. So, after a long day of fishing, shopping, hiking, biking, swimming and relaxing, a trip to the ice cream shop is the perfect way to unwind. Listed from north to south, here are four of the Dairy State’s most unique places to enjoy America’s favorite frozen treat.

What’s the Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe in Woodruff, Vilas County
If you’re in Vilas County, you need to stop by the Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe in Woodruff. The shop offers a whopping 33 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe brand “Super Premium” ice cream. The menu of flavors ranges from “Blue Moon” to “Zanzibar Chocolate.” There are even several no-sugar-added flavors. Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe also specializes in thick malts and shakes and classic ice cream sundaes. If you want outstanding ice cream, head to the Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe. Need something washed? Bring it along! The shop is connected to a laundromat!

Lick-a-dee Splitz in Three Lakes, Oneida County
Serving Ice CreamLick-a-dee Splitz is more than just a great ice cream shop—it also offers some of the finest fudge and candy in the state. The fudge is made with real cream and butter. The turtle candies are made with the finest nuts and a rich chocolate shell. If you can make it past the fudge and candy, you’ll find 28 different dazzling flavors of ice cream. Taste them all at Lick-a-dee Splitz.

Ice Cream ConesHubbard Avenue Diner in Middleton
With art deco curves and clean décor, the Hubbard Avenue Diner looks like a true classic. But this diner goes well beyond standard diner fare, remaking a number of standard dishes in unique and surprising ways. You’ll also find a mouthwatering array of pies, cakes, cookies—and ice cream. Hubbard Avenue Diner really delivers in the ice cream department. Enjoy giant sundaes, luscious malts, fantastic floats and good old-fashioned ice cream cones. Whatever your preferred treat, you won’t be disappointed at Hubbard Avenue Diner.