Everyone who grows up in Hayward has a memory of Musky Fest. From riding the Dizzy Dragons as a child to shopping the booths along Main Street, it’s been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. Now as a young adult, I can enjoy the best of both worlds. The craft fair offers a stunning variety of fun and the smells from the restaurants and food
trucks are more than tempting. My personal favorite is a healthy dose of Wisconsin in the form of cheese curds. Refreshed by a freshly squeezed lemonade, I would recommend desert in the form of a funnel cake, because let’s be real. Who can resist deep fried batter and powdered sugar?
Shopping in Hayward is always a unique experience, from the cooking wonders of the Hayward Mercantile to the scrumptious treats of Tremblay’s Sweet Shop. During Musky Fest, the shopping possibilties reach new heights! Over 140 vendors will be setting up shop on Main Street, including 45 new vendors who have never been a part of Musky Fest before. The products range from giant bubble wands and beautiful wooden flowers to jewelry and hand-made soap. With this kind of variety, it will be impossible to leave empty handed!
After eating and shopping, everyone can stick around for the street dance. You’ll be “amped” to attend the totally “radical” street dance that on Friday night will be 80’s themed. Everyone is invited to dress up and prizes will be given out for the best female and male costume, as well as the best 80’s hair. Crimped hair and mullets, anyone? The Ladies of the 80’s, will be putting on a great show, performing some hits of the decade. Friday also has the special visitor of a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator!
Musky Fest is a must for anyone who visits or lives in Hayward. It’s never too late to come and stay for the fun; we’ve got plenty of lodging. It’s fun for all ages and you’re guaranteed to make amazing memories. Don’t forget as your posting those Musky Fest pictures to tag Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau, on Instagram or Facebook to be entered in a drawing for $200 shopping spree!