Welcome to Webster, Wisconsin!

 

You're invited to visit the Sunfish Capital of Wisconsin throughout the year enjoy small town shopping, fun annual events, great fishing on area lakes and to meet friendly folks. 

 

****Governor Evers Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Order****

Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.
The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

 

2020 Gandy Dancer Days Canceled

There won't be a 23rd annual Gandy Dancer Days in Webster this year.   "Masks, social distancing,  sanitizing to the max -- those just aren't elements compatible with Gandy Dancer Days' fun, entertainment and activities, " said Bill Summer, Webster Area Chamber of Commerce. "It just isn't worth the risk to our elders, families, tourists, and seasonal residents." The annual three-day summer celebration is normally scheduled for the second weekend in August.

In addition to the COVID-19 safety precautions, Summer decided soliciting donations from local businesses and non-profit  organizations just didn't seem the right thing to do, given the economic circumstances. Those donations and grants underwrite events like the bicycle rodeo, pony rides live music and other activities.

The cancellation also means no income generated for the Central Burnett County Fair Board, Webster's American Legion Otis Taylor Post 96 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96, which is a hardship for those organizations.

"It's really a loss all the way around, and we regret having to take this action," admitted Summer. "We really hope that either when the pandemic subsides or a vaccine is finally available to protect folks,  we'll be able to plan on having a really big blast in August 2021 - so please understand, be patient and hang in there!"