What was founded as a small logging and pioneer town along the railroad line and Namekagon River in 1883, Hayward, Wisconsin in its current form shares and celebrates its history and heritage through world-class events, local arts and architecture, and local museums. Hayward is home to giant muskies and family-owned businesses, crystal clear lakes and manicured golf courses, a series of incredible trail systems for year-round recreational activities and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and most importantly, a passionate community that proudly brings it all together. There's always something to do in this town of 2,300 and Hayward's Main Street is in the heart of it all. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind specialty shopping adventure, great local food, wine or coffee, art, recreational equipment, or homemade ice cream, fudge, and candies, Hayward Main Street has it all! These small business owners do more than just sell products and services in the Hayward area; they are sharing their passions and lifting up the surrounding community by doing so. Hayward's world-class events and festivals include the Annual Lumberjack World Championships, the world-renowned American Birkebeiner cross country ski race, the Honor the Earth Pow-Wow, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, and our Annual Musky Festival. Without the support of our local businesses, none of these events could take place. We would love to help the downtown area revitalize, evolve and cater to locals and visitors alike because there is not a day goes by where we are not thankful to live in such a beautiful place and we want to share it with the world! Winning America's Main Street would help our community continue to strive to be the best it can be.