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Occurs on Saturday September 23 2023

Approximate running time: 4 hours


Big Top Chautauqua Tent Venue
32525 Ski Hill Road
Bayfield WI 54814

Event Notes


Big Tap ChautauquaFest

In Honor of Kevin Hunt

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Grounds Open: 12:30PM
Event Begins: 1:00PM
Event Ends: 5:00PM

Tickets: $25 (Food Only) / $45 (All Inclusive)
21+ Event

Spend an afternoon enjoying food & beverage sampling, live music, and amazing views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Launched in 2012 by long-time Big Top Board Member, Vice-President, and beloved friend Kevin Hunt, our annual beer/food festival Big Tap ChautauquaFest returns to the tent this fall!

Local restaurants present samples of their signature dishes, the Ashwabay Grille puts on the bratwursts and the kraut, while local & regional breweries, wineries, and distilleries offer a variety of their best taps and spirits.

All proceeds benefit Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation.


Hoff Stevens (1:00PM)
Made up of brothers Adam and Eric Doane, this songwriting duo are accomplished musicians, performing entirely self-written material while showcasing well polished harmonies as they sing their own style of Folk, County, Rock, and Pop music.

Molly & The Danger Band (3:00PM)
You could call them them a rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/celtic band, but they are really an Americana band. The blending of different American roots music creates a unique musical cocktail. From classic covers, traditional and original music, no matter what you call it, you're bound to have a good time.

Ticketing Policies & Fees

*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
  • Purchases made at the venue ticket gate on show night reflect order fees and taxes and will be rounded up to the nearest dollar to expedite the line.
  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Ticket holders and attendees are subject the following conditions:
  • Attendees grant unrestricted rights & licenses for use of their likeness in any form of public broadcast and production, and for promotional purposes.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to refuse admission or evict anyone from the venue premises due to disorderly behavior without issuing a refund.
  • Big Top Chautauqua reserves the right to search all persons, packages, bags, and other items entering venue grounds and/or other properties owned by Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. The safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and artists are top priority.
  • All venue policies and procedures are subject to change without notice.

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

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