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Colorama events set through September

The North Woods is recognized across the Midwest as a fall recreation paradise, offering boating, fishing, golfing, hiking and camping.

Besides the many recreational activities, most communities and nonprofit organizations in Vilas and Oneida counties plan family-oriented events for residents and vacationers alike during the fall months.

The activities range from art, antique and quilt shows to farmers markets and wild-game cook-offs. Most of the events include fun for all ages, plus plenty of food and refreshments.

The following list of fall activities was compiled by the Vilas County Advertising Department. See more de­tailed stories in this newspaper or check with local information bureaus for more details (dates and times are subject to change).

Sept. 21, Colorama — St. Germain, the “Birthplace of Colorama,” will host its 54th annual Colorama festival with arts and crafts, pumpkin painting for children, farmers market, scarecrow contest, flower sale and wine tasting at the community center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 477-2205.

Sept. 21, Oktoberfest — The Colorama event will be held at Conover Community Center from 5 to 10 p.m. and will feature live music, dancing, food, prizes and raffles. Phone (715) 479-4928.

Sept. 21, Classic Car Rally — The classic automobile show will be held in downtown Eagle River from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone (715) 479-7656.

Sept. 21, Cranberry Colorama — The Colorama celebration will feature marsh tours, a cooking contest, live music, crafts, pontoon cruises and the “Taste of Harvest” from area restaurants. Headquartered at the Manitowish Waters Community Center. Phone 1-(888) 626-9877.

Sept. 21, Colorama Celebration — The celebration will be held throughout the Land O’ Lakes area with a scarecrow contest, raffles, flea market and farmers market. Phone (715) 547-3432.

Sept. 27-29, Colorama Weekend — A Colorama weekend is planned at Say­ner from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with a brunch and indoor craft show to be held at the Sayner Recreational Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There also will be food and raffles. Phone (715) 542-3789.

Sept. 28, Beef-A-Rama — The 49th annual event will be held in downtown Minocqua and in Torpy Park from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., featuring roast beef judging and arts and crafts booths. Phone (715) 356-5266.

Sept. 29, Wild Game Cook-off — The Presque Isle Chamber event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center. Sample the entries, try several wines and visit the farm stand. Phone (715) 686-2910 or visit

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:43 PM

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