Musky Festival Hayward Wisconsin

71st Annual Musky Festival

Things To Do / Events / Locations / Dec 3, 2020

Hayward Wis -- Sponsored by Adventure RV and Hayward Power Sports, the 71st Annual Musky Festival was cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns.

The 71st Annual Musky Festival is slated for June 25-28, 2021 with a jam packed event schedule.

Statement from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce:

After exploring various options and considering a number of factors, our Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Musky Festival due to the uncertainties associated with the current pandemic and the gathering of large groups. The health, safety and well-being of the Hayward area community, festival attendees, participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff have remained our top priorities as we have monitored the COVID-19 situation.

Even with uncertainty in the world, we know how determined our community is to move ahead to make the very best of the days, weeks and months to come, and that is absolutely what is going to happen. It will simply not include large festivals for the time being. We look forward to coming together for next year’s 71st Musky Festival scheduled for June 25-27, 2021. In the meantime, we know that all will find ways to safely enjoy our beautiful ‘Neck’ of the Woods as we lift one another up!

Things To Do

MUSKY FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 25

  • 10am – 5pm

SIDEWALK SALES @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores

  • 4pm -10pm

Stipe Carnival Open at the Fuller Building Lot

  • 5pm – 9pm

Carnival Wrist Band Day $20 each (all ages)

Friday, June 26

  • 9am – 5pm

Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores

  • 10am – 5pm

Handmade Art & Craft Show, Food, Refreshments & Live Entertainment

  • 12noon

Mini & Junior Musky Queen Presentation on the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

  • 10am – 6pm

Caricature Artist near the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

  • 10am – 6pm

Speed Ball Throw on Third Street by the Knights of Columbus

  • 10am – 10pm

Hayward Lions Club and Hayward Rotary Club’s Beer and Brat Tents Open

  • 10am – 6pm

Hayward Lions Club Fishing & Photo Contest Booth Opens

  • 12pm – 10pm

Stipe Carnival Open at the Fuller Building Lot

  • 12pm – 4pm

“Learn to Cast” with the DNR

  • 12pm – 4pm

Carnival Wrist Band Day $20 each

  • 12:30pm

Watermelon Eating Contest presented by Marketplace Foods

  • 1pm – 4pm

Live Entertainment on the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

  • 7:30pm

Hayward Hawks – Larry Somerville Field

  • 6pm – 10pm

FREE Live Music by 2nd Time Around on the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

Saturday, June 27

  • 6:30am – 11am

Sawyer County Dairy Breakfast @ Sawyer County Fairgrounds

  • 9am – 6pm

Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores

  • 9am – 5pm

Handmade Art & Craft Show, Food, Refreshments & Live Entertainment

  • 9am – 6pm

Speed Ball Throw on Third Street by the Knights of Columbus

  • 10am – Midnight

Hayward Lions Club and Hayward Rotary Club’s Beer and Brat Tents Open

  • 10:00am – 11:30am

Rod Lundberg Games – presented by Northwest Connection Family Resource Center and Peoples Bank Midwest at Peoples Bank Green Lot

  • 10am – 5pm

Mr. Peanut and the Planter’s NUTmobile on Second Street

  • 12 Noon

Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Eating Contest

  • 1pm

Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • Noon – 4pm

Musky Fest 4th Annual Car Show presented by Don Johnson’s Hayward Motors at the Fire Station Municipal Lot

  • 12noon – Midnight

Carnival Open at the Fuller Building Lot

  • 12pm – 4pm

Carnival Wrist Band Day, all ages $20 each

  • 12pm – 4pm

“Learn to Cast” with the DNR

  • 2pm – 5pm

Live Music by Big Fish on the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

  • 2pm

Hula Hoop Contest

  • 6pm

Lions Fishing Contest Winner Announcement

  • 7:30pm

Hayward Hawks – Larry Somerville Field

  • 8pm – Midnight

FREE Live Music by Bumblefist on the Sevenwinds Casino Main Stage

Sunday, June 28

  • 8:30am

Musky Fest 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run- Presented by the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge & Hidden Bay Graphics

  • 9am – 12pm

Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores

  • 10am – 4pm

Hayward Lions Club and Hayward Rotary Club’s Beer and Brat Tents Open

  • 10am – 4pm

Food Concessions on Dakota Avenue Open

  • 10:30am

Cal Johnson Casting Contest sponsored by Indian Trail Resort – Dakota Avenue

  • Noon – 5pm

Carnival Open at the Fuller Building Lot

  • 1:00pm

71st Annual Musky Festival Grand Parade

Presented by: Nelson Lumber & Floor to Ceiling

Parade Route: Main Street to Second Street to Dakota Ave