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Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT


Saturday, October 1, 2022 • 1:00 PM
Tickets*: $25 Food Only | $45 All Inclusive

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General Public ticket sales begin Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 12:00PM CT

Spend an afternoon enjoying food & beverage sampling, live music from Hoff Stevens and the Blue Canvas Orchestra, hammerschlagen, and amazing views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

Launched in 2012 by long-time Big Top Board Member and Vice-President, Bayfield & Cornucopia business leader, and beloved friend Kevin Hunt, Big Tap ChautauquaFest is back at the tent for the first time since 2019. Come enjoy live music from Hoff Stevens and the BCO lead by Molly Otis & Ed Willett for a fittingly raucous mix of pop, bluegrass and rock tunes perfect for drinking, socializing and dancing. Local restaurants present samples of their signature dishes, the Ashwabay Grille puts on the bratwursts and the kraut, while local and regional breweries, wineries, and distilleries offer a variety of their best taps and spirits. Funds raised support Big Top and Mt. Ashwabay operations.

Must be 21+ to attend.

*Plus applicable taxes and fees:

  • 5.5% State and local sales tax
  • $3 Facility Fee per ticket (facility fee is used for tent, building, and grounds needs)
  • 2% Handling Fee per order, up to a maximum of $8
  • "All-In Gate Pricing" Purchases at the gate (totaled with taxes and fees) will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to expedite the line
  • No refunds or exchanges for any shows

Make an annual donation of $125 or more and receive exclusive access to ticket pre-sales, usually a week before the general public. Learn more about the Blue Canvas Club HERE


Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

Performance Notes

21+ Event

Please PRINT YOUR TICKETS and bring them with you to be scanned at the venue entrance gate. We do not recommend relying on WIFI internet service at the gate to view tickets via mobile device. If you would like to be more selective about your seats, please call our box office to purchase tickets at (715) 373-5552.