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.
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.
Everywhere you travel you will see colorful art adorning buildings, barns, and businesses. Nearly 200 barn quilts bedeck traditional barns throughout the county.
Shawano Folk Music Festival
August 07 - August 09
The 37th annual festival features concerts on Fri & Sat evenings, plus daytime workshops, performances, children's program, quilt raffle and crafts. Enjoy a...
Shawano County Fair
September 02 - September 07
Midway thrills, tractor pull, demolition derby, free grandstand entertainment, polka bands, great food, craft exhibits, stock car races and 4-H exhibits.
Amish Quilt & Consignment Auction
Bake sale, crafts, furniture, rugs, quilts, antiques, tools and farm machinery. Bake and craft sale starts at 8:30am, quilts start selling at 10am. Furniture...
Wisconsin Drive-In Theaters
Drive-In Movie Theatres
What’s better than a walk in the moonlight? A movie under the stars, of course. Drive-in theaters have a special cache all their own.
Irresistible Inland Beaches
Beaches & Pools
You don’t have to be near Lake Michigan or Lake Superior to find a beautiful beach. Wisconsin has over 14,000 lakes and plenty of scenic inland beaches. So...