Shawano

  • Boaters gather at a sand bar for summertime fun in Shawano Lake.

    Boaters gather at a sand bar for summertime fun in Shawano Lake.
  • A hungry crowd lines up for the Shawano Breakfast on the Farm.

    A hungry crowd lines up for the Shawano Breakfast on the Farm.
  • The Annual Shawano Oktoberfest features polka bands, traditional German food, sidewalk sales, crafts, Farmers Market, a petting zoo, family activities, games, prizes, and more.

    The Annual Shawano Oktoberfest features polka bands, traditional German food, sidewalk sales, crafts, Farmers Market, a petting zoo, family activities, games, prizes, and more.

Don’t leave without tasting...

A refreshing bottle of Sundrop soda. Pick up a case from local bottler Twig’s Beverage in downtown Shawano. They’ve been bottling it the old fashioned way since 1951,  the only one in the nation still producing the deliciously citrusy “Golden Girl Cola” in returnable bottles.

When the season’s change you may be surprised to find...

The waters below the Shawano dam churning with hundreds of large fish. Some as large as seven feet long and 200+ pounds. Often mistaken for sharks or dolphins, they are actually Lake Sturgeon—a species dating back to prehistoric times. Each spring when water temperatures are just right, sturgeon move up the Wolf and Embarrass rivers from the Lake Winnebago system to spawn, one of the only places in North America to see this large of sturgeon spawning number in one location.

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt?

Find all your treasures at the Zurko Promotions outdoor and indoor flea markets. The market is well known for its wide variety of antiques and collectibles, Wisconsin crafts, closeouts, bargains, folk art, tools, sports cards and more.

Discover the big “cover-up” in Shawano County...

Everywhere you travel you will see colorful art adorning buildings, barns, and businesses. Nearly 200 barn quilts bedeck traditional barns throughout the county. Sixty community quilt squares in the village of Gresham feature traditional quilt patterns as well as contemporary designs with a bit of whimsy. Over twenty Walls of Wittenberg (WOW) murals by Wisconsin artists range in styles from modern to realistic. The WOWSPACE, located in a lovingly restored elegant 1800’s mercantile store in downtown Wittenberg, is now an art center featuring art shows throughout the year and outdoor art park.

Explore your adventurous side...

The Wolf River tumbles dramatically through the wilderness of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Hidden between Lily and Smoky Falls is one of the premier whitewater rafting and kayaking experiences in the Midwest. This fun filled stretch features a number of class 3 and 4 rapids including the ruggedly scenic “Dells Gorge.” This spectacular gem has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River. If you are looking for a milder adventure, as the Wolf enters Shawano County it transforms into a tranquil family friendly stream perfect for a relaxing canoe or tube trip.