Summer Concessions for Big Top Chautauqua


Mt. Ashwabay is pleased to provide food and beverages to all the Big Top guests. They have a variety of options, including all of your old favorites, plus some new options. Use the links below to explore thier menu. 100% of food and drink concessions benefits the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation.

Concessions (Under the Little Top):

The concessions area grills up a variety of entrees and snacks. It opens at 5:30 on each regular show day, and remains open through intermission. From burgers to ice cream sundaes made with Tetzner’s local ice cream and local berry sauce, we’re sure you’ll find something delicious to enjoy. Please click here to VIEW FULL MENU.

The concessions stand offers Coca-cola bottled products, as well as two tap beers (South Shore Nut Brown, and Leinie’s Honeyweiss), Barefoot individual serving bottles, plus a selection of bottles and cans.

The T-BAR:

While the surface lift was replaced with the new chairlift in 2008, the T-Bar still lives on in spirit. The friendly, experienced staff will gladly mix up your favorite cocktail, or pour you a beer. They offer two taps (South Shore Nut Brown, and Leinie’s Honeyweiss), plus a variety of bottles and cans. Click here for the FULL BEER LIST.

New this year, they’ll be serving Barefoot individual servings mini-bottles, plus a great selection of 750 ml bottles for you to share with your friends. From Moscato to Merlot, they’ve got you covered. Click here for the FULL WINE LIST.

The Lift Shack Bar:

Looking to avoid the line? Check out the Lift Shack. They converted our winter chairlift loading station into a speed bar, located right next to the tent. They offer two regional beers on tap which change periodically, blended margaritas, plus special show-themed drinks from time to time.

NEW Taste of Bayfield “Bento” Box:

This picnic for two features a sampling of local and regional fare. It features Bodin’s Smoked Fish,Sassy Nanny’s goat cheese, seasonal fruit/berries, Sweet Sailing’s Fudge, and much more. While the ingredients will change with the season, but they’ll always be delicious, from nearby businesses, and prepared fresh daily just for you. This product is available BY RESERVATIONonly. You must order at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations made less than 24 hours in advance will be refunded. Call the Chalet and ask for Levi or Pete: 715-779-3227, or email us byclicking here.

Catering/Group Meals:

We love hosting groups at the Big Top, and whether you’ve got a tour bus, or just want to bring a half a dozen from your office to unwind at the end of the day, they’re here to help make your night at the Big Top the best it can be. You can order any of the regular menu items, but there are also some special options for groups who wish to pre-order. 2Weeks notice required. Please click here to visit the CATERING PAGE.

The Rules:

Mt. Ashwabay does not allow any outside food or beverage on the Big Top Chautauqua Grounds or in the parking lots.

Mt. Ashwabay works hard to prevent underage drinking. Please expect to show identification for all purchases of alcoholic beverages. During large or particularly rowdy shows, you will asked to wear a wrist band to improve the speed of our service.


Please note that all pricing is subject to change without notice, and all products are subject to availability, as many are season-dependent. You are always welcome to call or email ahead of time with any questions. Call the Chalet and ask for Levi or Pete: 715-779-3227, or email us by clicking here.

Updated 13 June 2012