Events & Schedule

68th Annual Musky Festival, 2017 Schedule of Events
All events, performers & schedule subject to change.

Tuesday, June 20

  • Musky Fest Lions $100,000 Family Fishing Spectacular starts!

Wednesday, June 21

  • Day two of the Musky Fest Lions $100,000 Family Fishing Spectacular

Thursday, June 22

  • 10am – 5pm
    SIDEWALK SALES @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores
  • 12:30pm -10pm
    Carnival Open
  • 5pm – 9pm
    Carnival Wrist Band Day, New location next to Larry Somerville Field-  all ages $20 each
  • 7pm-9pm

Musky Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant presented by The Hayward Mercantile Co.  New Location at the Steakhouse and Lodge

Friday, June 23

  • 10am – 6pm
    Arts & Crafts Show, Food, Refreshments & Live Entertainment
  • White Tiger Discovery-Peoples Bank Midwest- Parking Lot
  • 10am – 5pm
    Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores
  • 10:45-LCO Maionstage-Native American Dancers
  • 11am – 11:30am
    Senior Resource Center Shop Local Fashion Show –  LCO Main Stage
  • 10am – 6pm
    Face Painting – by LCO Main Stage
  • 10am – 6pm
    Speed Ball Throw
  • 10am – Midnight
    Lions & Rotary Beer/Brat Tents Open
  • 10am – 6pm
    Hayward Lions Fishing & Photo Contest Booth Opens
  • 12pm – 10pm
    Carnival Open @ next to Larry Somerville Field
  • 12pm – 4pm
    Carnival Wrist Band Day $20 each
  • 11:30am-1:30pm –Mn Jack Sparrow
  • 1PM Watermelon eating contest-Sponsored by Marketplace
  • 2pm – 5pm
    Live Music – Larry’s Drifters
  • 6pm

Bloodhook-Park Theater- Sponsored by The Sawyer County Record

  • 7:30 pm  Hayward Hawks vs  Ashland Merchants – Larry Somerville Field
  • 7:30pm
    80’s Party Gates open
  • 8pm – Midnight-Ladies of the 80’s- 80’s Throwback Party and all Decade Class Reunion Presented by Hayward Community Credit Union

Saturday, June 24

  • 6:30am – 11am
    Sawyer County Dairy Breakfast @ Sawyer County Fairgrounds
  • 9am-5pm

         Musky Fest Car Show- Presented by Timber Ford of Hayward

  • 9am – 6pm
    Arts & Crafts, Food, Refreshments & Live Entertainment
  • White Tiger Discovery-Peoples Bank Midwest- Parking Lot
  • 9am – 6pm Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores                                                                                                                              
  • 9am – 6pm
    Face Painting by Main Stage
  • 9am – 6pm
    Speed Ball Throw
  • 10am – Midnight
    Lions & Rotary Beer / Brat Tents Open
  • 10am – 1pm
    Andina and Rich @ The LCO Main Stage
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
    Rod Lundberg Games – presented by Northwest Connection Family Resource Center and People’s Bank Midwest
    at People’s Bank Green Lot
  • 12 Noon
    Dairy Queen Eating Contest
  • 12noon – Midnight
    Carnival open @ Larry Somerville Field
  • 12noon – 4pm
    “Learn to Fish” @ Shue’s Pond with DNR (no license required)
  • 12pm – 4:00pm 
    Carnival Wrist Band Day, all ages $20 each
  • 1pm – 2pm
    Introduction of 2017 Musky Festival Queen and Court –  LCO Main Stagewatermelon-game-1399578495
  • 2pm – 5pm
    Live Music – Main StageThe Chmielewski Funtime Band
  • 3pm
    Hula Hoop Contest –  LCO Main Stage
  • 6pm
    Lions Fishing Contest Winner Annoucements and $100,000 Family Fishing Spectacular Winner (if applicable) -LCO Main Stage
  • 7:30 pm Hayward Hawks vs Eau Claire Cavaliers – Larry Somerville Field
  •  7:30 pm Bloodhook- Park Theater- Sponsored by the Sawyer County Record
  • 7:30pm
    Queen’s Ball Gates Open
  • 8pm – Midnight- Blue Collar Cocktail- presented by Johnson Bank

Sunday, June 25

  • 8:30am
    Musky Fest 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run- Presented by the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge
  • 10am – 12pm
    Sidewalk Sales @ Downtown Hayward & Area Retail Stores
  • 10am – 4pm
    Lions & Rotary Beer / Brat Tents Open
  • 10am – 4pm
    Food Concessions on Main Street Open
  • 10:30am
    Cal Johnson Casting Contest sponsored by Indian Trail Resort – Main Street
  • Noon – 5pm
    Carnival Opens @
  • 1:00pm
    68th Annual Musky Festival Grand Parade
    Presented by Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce
    Parade Route: Main Street to Second Street to Dakota Ave
    2017 Parade Grand Marshal…..Jim O’Connor!

2017 Musky Festival Platinum Sponsors include: