8th Annual Music & Art Festival coming up August 17th

The 8th Annual Music & Art Festival will take place outdoors (rain or shine) on the beautiful grounds of Boulder Lodge Resort. The Gates open at 11:30am, Saturday, August 17. Admission is $20.00/adults, $10.00/teens and Free for children 12 and under. Artist and Craft booths will be open from noon until 6pm, Music will be ongoing throught out the day until 10pm. Hamburgers, Brats, Hot dogs and Chips as well as Pop, Beer, Wine and Ice Cream treats will all be available for purchase on the grounds. The indoor kitchen will not be open during the event but alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the bar. There will also be yard games going on all day for young and old. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, etc. Coolers are not permitted.

Art and Music Festival

We have a fantastic line up of musicians for our 8th annual Music & Art Festival this year…………Starting out with “Sonofmel”

local musicians
Sonofmel ………..Local musician, song writer, guitarist, vocalist and harmonica player will take the stage at noon.

Sometimes it takes traveling far from home to find out where you come from… 

… after 20 years of wandering the globe and combing the sites, lights, sounds, and shadows for signs of the sacred sprung from the profane, time warrants a return to the mid west with a time-worn guitar, fistfuls of chords strung up with verse, bringing the foreign 
home to the familiar… 

John Sonofmel’s music comes from experiences throughout his life. All original songs that come from deep within and sometimes with dark thoughts, John has a unique style. He has taken his music on the road from time to time but he can be seen and heard live every Saturday afternoon at “Out of the Woods Winery” as well as many other local establishments.

Music Festival
Curt and Eli Stone

Curt and Eli Stone are back again by popular demand. This father, son duo have been playing together for the past several years and even though Curt says his son is a much better guitar player than he is, their blend and mix of sounds is quite pleasing. Eli plays some mezmerizing music as a soloist with his guitar, you won’t want to miss. Curt has played guitar for over 50 years and along the way has gone on to perform with some notables: Fast Company, Little K and the Fabulous Inernationals, Judd Erickson, Whisky River and Tom Draughan.

Molly and the Danger Band
Molly & the Danger Band

Molly and the Danger Band, also back by popuar demand, will take the stage at 4pm. It just wouldn’t be a festival without Molly and her band returning every year to liven up the crowd. Molly with her fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals, Tom with guitar, fiddle and vocals, and Randy on bass, percussion and vocals brings together an energetic mix of sound. It is always a pleasure to watch great performers playing everything from Americana, Bluegrass to Newgrass, Classic Rock and Celtic.

Andrew Salgado

Then last (but definately not least) to finish off the evening, and taking the stage about 7pm, all the way from Nashville, TN, Andrew Salgado and his band will light up the night with more of a country flair……….

Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Andrew Salgado has co-written or performed with Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Darryl Worley, Clint Black, Brian Wilson/ Kacey Musgraves, and others.

In 2019 his song “Back Home” was placed in the feature film, Heavens to Betsy 2, which Woman’s Day Magazine named one of the top 10 Christian films to see in 2019. His music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and at his website, www.AndrewSalgado.net.

Andrew is currently being featured on the nationally-aired PBS special, Songs at the Center as well as been featured extensively on WGN, ABC, and NBC.  http://www.pbs.org/video/2365959618

In the Fall of 2019 Andrew we’ll be headlining “The NO Genre Tour” featuring support acts from all genres. Country, Pop, Latin, Soul and more. “I’m so excited about this tour, we get to share the stage with great acts in and outside of country music. I’m truly looking forward to it.” Salgado said.

When Andrew isn’t on the road touring, he is working extensively with charities to help raise funds and awareness. Andrew has worked with Autism Speaks, Love Christian Clearinghouse, UCP, and many more. He is currently serving his second year as the National Spokesperson for Music Over Miles, a charity that focuses on programs for schools and youth ages 11-18.https://musicovermiles.org/






3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Races to benefit North Woods Humane Society, July 6th

The 3rd annual cardboard boat races will be held at Boulder Lodge on Ghost Lake, Saturday, July 6th as part of a fundraiser to help the North Woods Humane Society. The race starts at 2pm but you will want to come earlier to preview the boats, buy a Brat or Hot Dog and a beverage (all proceeds go to the Humane Society) and scope out a good viewing location. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair with you.

Boat races
“Landing Craft”

If you are interested in being a Cardboard Boat Race participant- please call and register in advance 715-462-3002. Deadline to register is June 22nd. There is a $15.00 entry fee per boat.

Boat building Rules:

You can use three items and only 3 items to build your boat- Cardboard, Duct tape and latex paint.

2 person teams

Must wear a PFD (personal floatation device)

Can use paddles

Audience at boat races
The Crowd
Cardboart Boat race in Hayward, Wi
Neck and neck
Dilly Dilly


Those of you coming to watch: No charge (free will donations appreciated)

Mark your calendar- July 6th, 2019

2018 Winners

Annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 4th- Fishing Opener Weekend

Join us on Saturday afternoon, May 4th, for our annual Kentucky Derby Party!

Try a Mint Julep and take a chance on a horse to win or show!Derby HatsKentucky DerbyMint JulepsHats are strongly encouraged!Bartending on Kentucky derby PartyDerby HatsMint Juleps on Derby dayDon’t forget it is also the Wisconsin Fishing Opener! You’ve got all morning to go fishing. The Derby party starts around 3pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to try your luck at fishing first. Our food special of the day will be Rueben Sandwiches.

St. Paddy’s Day Party set for Saturday, March 16th

St. Paddy's Day Party
Irish Flag Jello Shots

This year’s St. Paddy’s Day Party will feature some of the finest musicians around as well as some of the best tasting Corned Beef and Cabbage. The menu for the day will be strictly Rueben Sandwiches and Corned Beef & Cabbage dinners. We open at noon and food will be ready by approximately 2pm. Live Music starts at 5pm with “The O’Bros”-a true Celtic band with one of it’s members straight from Ireland. Then Molly & the Danger band will follow with their incredible array of Celtic tunes and a little bit of other stuff. After that, the two bands will combine their sounds for another evening to remember at Boulder Lodge. Irish attire is strongly encouraged! Don’t miss this day! There is a $10.00 admission fee for this event.

Irish music in Hayward
The O’Bros
Celtic music at Boulder Lodge
Open Jam in Hayward
Molly & the Danger Band and Friends

A Special night for Valentines, Saturday, February 16th

Reservation Required for this event!

On Saturday, February 16th, we are having our 4th annual “White Linen Valentine’s Dinner Show”. You and your Valentine can enjoy a fabulous four course dinner while listening to live music and love songs by Stacy Hughes. Seating is limited so you will want to make your reservations early to ensure a spot. Over the past three years this event has filled up within a couple of days.

Valentines Dinner

Dinner Menu:

Cream of Cauliflower soup with Bacon Gremolata

Salad of Mixed Greens, Apples, Carmelized Walnuts with a Poppyseed dressing

Grilled Prime Rib with Augratin Potatoes

New York Cheese Cake with Brandied Cherry Glaze

Valentines Music
Stacy Hughes

Stacy grew up in Winona, Mn and began singing at an early age with her family during long car rides. She then performed as a vocalist with different choir groups during her college years at St. Olaf college in Northfield, Mn. She then started her professional career by playing at some local Coffee Shops in Northfield. Stacy has continued singing and playing guitar with various Duos, Bluegrass and Jazz groups throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin over the past 30 years and has recently settled in the Hayward area.

Seating for the Dinner Show is between 6 and 6:30pm. Seating will be in groups of four, six or eight. Music will start between 6 and 6:30 and will run throughout dinner. For reservations, call 715-462-3002. Credit card deposits will be required. Cost is $50.00 per person (includes food and music).


Annual Halloween Party- Saturday, October 27th

Join us for our annual Halloween Costume Party this Saturday.

Live music starting at 7pm:

Warm up bands “The Lovesick Cowboys” and the “Boulder Lodge House Band”

then at 8pm, back by popular demand – “The Goombas”

Try our famous “Applewood Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches” and “Homemade Chili”

There will be a $5.00 cover charge at the door.

Fall Wine Tasting Saturday, October 20th

Boulder Lodge’s Fall Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 3-5pm.

Reservations are required for this event. There will be five varieties of white wine as well as five reds presented individually by our local wine educator, Tim Grenier. Tim’s wine expertice is uncanny and his subtle sense of humor is always enjoyable. There will also be a variety of specialty cheeses for tasting and comparing along with the different wine selections.

Please join us for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting. Don’t forget to call for reservations. 715-462-3002.

Boulder Lodge to hold first “Fall Frolick”

The first “Fall Frolick Fish Boil & Fundraising event for the “Quiet Lakes Tourism Association” to be held at Boulder Lodge on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 from noon to 4pm.

Join us Sunday, October 14th from noon to 4pm for this fun fundraising event. There will be a CASH Raffle drawing held at 3pm. Grand prize is $500.00, 2nd place is $200.00, 3rd place is $100.00 and there will be four 4th place prizes of $50.00 each. Raffle tickets are availabe right now at many of the Quiet Lake businesses, including Boulder Lodge. Single tickets are $10.00 each or a book of three can be purchased for $25.00. There will be other raffles going on throughout the afternoon. A main attraction for the afternoon will be the “Fish Boil” prepared by John and Brenda Maier of True North Guiding and Outfitting. Dinner tickets for the Fish Boil are $10.00 and can be purchased during the event.

The Quiet Lakes Tourism Association is a non-profit organization comprised of the resort owners and other business owners of the Quiet Lakes. Their mission is to promote tourism in the area. Proceeds from this fundraising event will also be used for maintaing the quality of the three quiet lakes, Teal, Lost Land and Ghost Lake. Funds will be used for stocking the lakes, managing invasive species and other lake related improvements.

Ghost Lake Musky

This awesome 36″musky was caught on Ghost Lake on a fly rod, July 12 by Erik Griffin of Missouri. Erik and his family have been coming to spend their week long summer vacation at Boulder Lodge for the past four years.Musky caught on Ghost Lake at Boulder Lodge