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Three Lakes Chamber Receives Grant for Heritage Fest

30 Jan News

Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will have additional marketing power to promote the Northwoods Heritage Fest thanks to a Joint Effort Marketing grant.

The Three Lakes Chamber will receive $27,500 which was presented by the Department of Tourism. The Northwoods Heritage Fest, scheduled for the end of June, is expected to generate an economic impact in excess of $544,000 from traveler spending at area hotels, restaurants and stores.

Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says, “The Northwoods is widely known for its outdoor recreation and pristine beauty and the Northwoods Heritage Fest will give travelers one more reason to visit,” said Secretary Klett.

The two-day festival features six different heritages, Polish, German, Native American, Irish, Italian and Three Lakes, Wisconsin. Food, music, hands-on participation, history and tradition displays will work together to create an unforgettable experience for attendees. Skip Brunswick from the Three Lakes Chamber wants to make this annual event and to expand to additional heritages in the years to come.

Last year, the Tourism Department funded 50 Joint Effort Marketing projects, awarding a total of over $1.1 million dollars. Visitor expenditures driven by the marketing from these projects will exceed $29 million.