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Merrill, WI

Merrill, WI

The legacy of the timber industry can be seen everywhere in Merrill from the old homes on the Historic Walking tour to the grand old Lincoln County Courthouse. Merrill is also proud of its parks and recreational activities. Ride the ATV trails of Harrison Hills, take on the mountain bike trails at the Underdown where you can also camp out with your horse and go for a ride the next day. There are festivals to enjoy such as the annual Barleyfest in honor of Lincoln Lager beer once brewed in Merrill by the Leidiger Brewing Company or the Ice Drag Races held on the frozen Wisconsin River in January and February. Rodeos are popular in Merrill from bull riding exhibitions at the Lincoln County Fair to the charity Rodeo Days event in June. Or you can always drop a fishing line in one of the many area lakes, sit back and relax. The places, the people and the many things to do make Merrill a Choice Destination.

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  • Lincoln County Fair

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds 2101 E. Sixth Street - Merrill, WI 54452

    July 30, 2014 - August 3, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:59 PM

    Fun for the whole family with music, magic, a caricature artist, kid's pedal tractor pull, outhouse races and performing Royal Bengal tigers. Mr. Ed's Magical Midways fills the grounds with games and rides. Vie over 4,000 entries enter by youth and 2,000 entries from the open division. Come hungry for the vendors are serving up the best fair food in the county. Free admission, parking $5 daily/$13 season pass. Wednesday 6pm to midnight. Thursday - Sunday 9am to midnight.

    http://lincolncofair.com

  • Merrill Firefighters Charities Softball Tournament

    Ott's Park N. Foster St - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    This event is held to raise funds for the Merrill Firefighters charities. Money raised is used to help community members and organizations in time of need. food, beverages and raffles will be available. Family friendly event including a kid's game on Sunday with Fire pup and Smokey the Bear. To enter a team or more information please call Jon Leiskau at 715-536-2233.

  • Community Night Out

    Normal Park N. Center Ave - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 5, 2014 - August 5, 2014

    Start Time: 5:30 PM End Time: 7:30 PM

    2nd Annual event for families to come out and meet the Protective service members of Lincoln County. Merrill Police and Fire Departments will be there with vehicles for you to get a up close view. Lincoln County Sheriff Department, DNR, and much more. No parking on grounds at Normal Park.

  • Gazebo Nights

    Noraml Park N Center Ave - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 7, 2014 - August 7, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Pioneer Transportation and Peterson Sand & Gravel are the sponsor of KOJO at the Gazebo Nights. Bring your chair and/or blanket to sit back and listen to the music. Concessions available on site. Rain location is at Les and Jim's Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave.

  • Relay for Life

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds 2101 E. Sixth St - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 8, 2014 - August 9, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 AM

    Join a team as they walk to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Concessions and raffles available on site.

  • Crazy Daze

    City of Merril all around - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 14, 2014 - August 14, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Looking for some Crazy deals around the City of Merrill. Here is your day. Nifty Fifties all around town! Lion's Chicken Dinner's a Kitchenette Park, the Dukes at Ballyhoo's, huge sale at Walmart, and vendors at Les & Jim's. Of course, Downtown Merrill will have vendors, food, and entertainment. Dorinda's Dance Studio performing at noon and 5pm. Watch the Merrill Fotonews and the Merrill Courier for all details.

    http://www.merrillchamber.org

  • Gazebo Nights

    Normal Park N. Center Ave - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 14, 2014 - August 14, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Brickner's Park City and Merrill Federal Savings & Loan are the sponsor of Dave Steffen Band at the Gazebo Nights. Bring your chair and/or blanket to sit back and listen to the music. Concessions available on site. Rain location is at Les and Jim's Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave.

  • Gleason Mud Bogs

    Gleason Lion's Park N5179 Bradley St - Gleason, WI 54435

    August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Mud Bogs are from noon to 5 p.m. The Mud Bogs are in a 300' mud pit where eight different classes compete for cash and points against mud and time. Friday night camp set up. Registration ends at 11 a.m. Saturday, racing at noon.

  • Gazebo Nights

    Normal Park N. Center Ave - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 21, 2014 - August 21, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Merrill Sheet Metal Works, BMO Harris, Merrill Millwork and One Way Collision are the sponsor of Sue Orfield Band at the Gazebo Nights. Bring your chair and/or blanket to sit back and listen to the music. Concessions available on site. Rain location is at Les and Jim's Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave.

  • Gazebo Nights

    Normal Park N. Center Ave - Merrill, WI 54452

    August 28, 2014 - August 28, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Church Mutual Insurance Company is the sponsor of Copper Box at the Gazebo Nights. Bring your chair and/or blanket to sit back and listen to the music. Concessions available on site. Rain location is at Les and Jim's Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave.

  • Labor Day Car Show

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds Sales St - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 1, 2014 - September 1, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Merrill Lion's Club will be holding their annual car show at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Stroll down memory lane as you walk around the cars and trucks. For more information please call Don at 715-536-1372

  • Labor Day Parade and Celebration

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds 2101 E Sixth St - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 1, 2014 - September 1, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Starting at 10am sit back and support our town local heroes, groups, and much more as the parade makes the route starting at S. Genesee Street and goes to the Courthouse. Bring the family down to the Fairgrounds to enjoy food, vendors, and the Car Show. To register for the parade or being a vendor, please call 715-536-7313.

  • Community Wide Rummage Sales

    Merrill Area Merrill Area - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014

    Start Time: 7:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Your child already outgrown the school clothes? Need something to fill that college apartment? Maybe looking for that treasure to be completed. If so, here is your chance to go around Merrill and find it. 60 plus Rummage Sales. Watch the Merrill FotoNews on Wednesday, September 3rd for the Map and description of the sale.

    http://www.merrillfotonews.com

  • Merrill Airport Days

    Merrill Airport N2241 Airport Dr - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Merrill airport opens its doors for people to come out and visit the airport, see planes, flea market, and much more.

  • Gleason Mud Bogs

    Gleason Lion's Park N5179 Bradley Rd - Gleason, WI 54452

    September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Mud Bogs are from noon to 5 p.m. The Mud Bogs are in a 300' mud pit where eight different classes compete for cash and points against mud and time. Friday night camp set up. Registration ends at 11 a.m. Saturday, racing at noon.

  • 2nd Annual Pork in the Park Ribfest

    MARC - Smith Center 1100 MARC Dr - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 13, 2014 - September 13, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    Join the Merrill Chamber as we hold this event out at the MARC. Try all the different ribs from up to 12 different cooks. Voting will be from Noon to 2pm, where you are only able to purchase 2 ribs per person. Get your vote in for People’s Choice. After 2pm, you will be able to purchase as many ribs as you would like until each vendor is sold out. Steak and Chicken sandwiches, ribbon fries, and corn on the cob will be available to purchase with tickets along with the ribs. $1 a bone. Beverages available for sale by Merrill Youth Hockey Association. For more information, please call the Chamber office at 715-536-9474.

    http://www.merrillchamber.org

  • 31st Annual Colorama Bike Ride

    Kichenette Park 108 W. Main St - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 12:00 PM

    Registration begins at 9am at Kitchenette Park. Ride begins at 10am. Food and drinks provided at the rest stops. 10, 30 or 50 mile ride. Great lunch provided after the ride. Register by September 17th to receive a t-shirt. No t-shirt after September 17th registrations.

    http://www.merrillparkandrec.com/

  • Chili Blast

    City of Merrill E Main and E First Streets - Merrill, WI 54452

    September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 2:00 PM

    Out for a nice fall ride? Make your way to Merrill for our 4th Annual Chili Blast. Stop by Merrill Ace Hardware and purchase your card, and walk East Main and East First Street to try all this different chili's. Vote for your favorite cook. All cooks are local people showing their skills.

  • Grampa’s Farm

    Grampa's Farm N2613 Norwegian Rd - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Looking for something to do with your family? Look no more. Come out to N2613 Norwegian Rd, Merrill and visit Grampa’s Farm. Enjoy a Petting Zoo, Pony rides, crafts, ice-cream making, apple cider making, cow milking, puppet show, log cutting/stamping, old-time hand laundry, hay ride to pumpkin patch, corn maze, haystack for climbing, and feeding the deer. The Red Shed has treats to purchase. Cost is $8 per person to have an afternoon of family fun. Will be open from 10am to 5pm. During the week from October 1st to 17th will be open to schools, organized groups, etc. Please call to schedule your time 715-536-8909.

    http://grampasfarm.weebly.com/about-us.html

  • 7th Annual Lincoln Lager Barleyfest

    MARC - Smith Center 1100 MARC Dr - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 4, 2014 - October 4, 2014

    Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    From 2-6pm you will be able to try one of over 90+ different beers, wines and liquors under the roof at the MARC. You always wanted to try something, and didn’t know if you would like it, well this is your chance to do that. Purchase your ticket at Dave’s County Market, Merrill Parks and Rec Dept, Merrill Chamber, Beacon Bar, and Sports ESPN Radio.

    http://www.llbarleyfest.com/

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Did you hear? Vincent is back! He is making new discoveries at the Mill. 700 Hendricks St. if you are feeling brave to concur it. $8 Adults will hopefully get you out alive in between 6-11pm.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Grampa’s Farm

    Grampa's Farm N2613 Norwegian Rd - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Looking for something to do with your family? Look no more. Come out to N2613 Norwegian Rd, Merrill and visit Grampa’s Farm. Enjoy a Petting Zoo, Pony rides, crafts, ice-cream making, apple cider making, cow milking, puppet show, log cutting/stamping, old-time hand laundry, hay ride to pumpkin patch, corn maze, haystack for climbing, and feeding the deer. The Red Shed has treats to purchase. Cost is $8 per person to have an afternoon of family fun. Will be open from 10am to 5pm. During the week from October 1st to 17th will be open to schools, organized groups, etc. Please call to schedule your time 715-536-8909.

    http://grampasfarm.weebly.com/about-us.html

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Did you hear? Vincent is back! He is making new discoveries at the Mill. 700 Hendricks St. if you are feeling brave to concur it. $8 Adults will hopefully get you out alive in between 6-11pm.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 19, 2014 - October 19, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Vincent would like to educate the children on what happened at the sawmill. This would be the time to bring your child (ok yourself) to a less terrifying version of the sawmill. $5.00 child (One adult free with each child admission purchase) from Noon to 5pm at 700 Hendricks St. Vincent feels that this is aimed for 8 and older children.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Did you hear? Vincent is back! He is making new discoveries at the Mill. 700 Hendricks St. if you are feeling brave to concur it. $8 Adults will hopefully get you out alive in between 6-11pm.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Vincent would like to educate the children on what happened at the sawmill. This would be the time to bring your child (ok yourself) to a less terrifying version of the sawmill. $5.00 child (One adult free with each child admission purchase) from Noon to 5pm at 700 Hendricks St. Vincent feels that this is aimed for 8 and older children.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St. - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Did you hear? Vincent is back! He is making new discoveries at the Mill. 700 Hendricks St. if you are feeling brave to concur it. $8 Adults will hopefully get you out alive in between 6-11pm.

    http://thehauntedsawmill.com/

  • Craft Sales

    Merrill Area Merrill Area - Merril, WI 54452

    November 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

    Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Getting ready for the Holiday Season? Here is your chance to get it started. Stop at one of many sales in the Merrill Area, as many of our local talents sell their items. Church Mutual, Les & Jim's, New Testament Church, Bell Tower Residence, Ministry Good Samaritan, and St. Francis Xavier Church.

  • Christmas Parade

    City of Merrill starts at S. Genesee St - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 6, 2014

    Start Time: 5:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    Enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade as it places through town. 50 plus entries will be lit with music filling the air. Grab your blanket and hot chocolate and enjoy! Santa will be lighting the lights at the Courthouse when the parade is complete.

    http://merrillchamber.org

  • Park Lane Manor Luminaria

    Bell Tower Residence O'Day St area - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 6, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Right after the Christmas Parade, catch a ride on the wagon that goes through the neighborhood to view the colorful Christmas decorations, lights and music from 6 to 8pm. Stop in at Assisi Hall after the ride to warm up with hot chocolate, hot cider, popcorn and cookies. A free will donation is encouraged.

  • O’Tannenbaum Tour

    St. Stephens Church 903 East Second St - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Enjoy a decorated live Christmas tree tour filled with magic and wonder at the O’Tannenbaum tour. Come share in the fun with raffles for trees, gift baskets, and wreaths. A magical weekend filled with wonder for all ages to enjoy. At St. Stephen’s UCC Church. Adults $3.00, 6-12 years $1.00, 5 and under free. Any questions please call Sue Kunkel at 715-536-3209 or Ann Stoeckmann 715-536-3016. Saturday 10am to 8pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm.

  • Merrill Ice Drags

    Council Grounds State Park N1895 Council Grounds Drive - Merrill, WI 54452

    January 17, 2015 - February 14, 2015

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Cars Drag racing on a timed 1/8 mile glare ice track. World record 141 mph. Run your street car for $5.00. This event is at Council Grounds State Park. If parking on State Park grounds will need to have State sticker or pay the day fee. If parking on the ice, it is free to get in. To watch at the fence it is Free. Pit Admission is $10. 9:00am registration, Racing begins a 12:00pm. Help set up all electronics, timed runs, workers a ride free in race cars.

    http://www.merrillicedrags.com/

  • Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds 2101 E Sixth Street - Merrill, WI 54452

    June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015

    Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 1:00 PM

    Lincoln County Rodeo Association is proud to present the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo. 3 performances - Friday 7pm, Saturday 6:30pm and Sunday at 1pm. Come and watch these talented people as they show their skills in their event. Bring the family. Rain or shine, plenty of seating, vendors on site, and music Friday and Saturday night after the events.

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  • Kwahamot Ski Club Play

    A Division 2 participant of the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation, the Kwahamot Ski Club is a rare form of entertainment for both the young and old!

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  • Lincoln County 4-H Fair Play

    Animal judging, demolition derby, bullriding, exhibits, entertainment, food, and more.

    Learn more about Lincoln County 4-H Fair
  • Lincoln County Rodeo Play

    The Lincoln County Rodeo has been thrilling crowds every June for more than 2 decades.

    Learn more about Lincoln County Rodeo
  • Lincoln Lager Barleyfest Play

    The Lincoln Lager Barleyfest, held in the fall, pays homage to a beer brewed by the old Leidiger Brewing Company.

    Learn more about Lincoln Lager Barleyfest
  • T. B. Scott Free Library Learn

    A prominent lumberman of the time, T.B. Scott, donated money to start the city’s first library, supplemented by funds from Andrew Carnegie.

    Learn more about T. B. Scott Free Library
  • Tomahawk Speedway Play

    For some land-based excitement, head out to Tomahawk Speedway Friday nights during the summer and catch the thrill of stock car racing.

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  • Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail Play

    The Northwoods Chapter includes Lincoln County.

    Learn more about Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail
  • Merrill Ice Drags Play

    Head for Lake Alexander at Council Grounds State Park and experience the heart-pounding excitement of the Merrill Ice Drags. Racers come from around the region to take part in 15 different car and truck classes.

    Learn more about Merrill Ice Drags
  • The Checkered Churn Eat

    This Discover Wisconsin Restaurant pick of the Month serves made-from-scratch soups, crustless quiches, salads, and low-carb wraps. Plus a tempting variety of mouth-watering baked goods and an enticing array of exclusive beverages.

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