This outlandishly fun, world-renowned Northwoods event is in its 51st year. Beef-a-Rama began as Fish-a-Rama in 1964. It was meant to be a celebration to welcome fishermen to the north woods for opening day of the fishing season. Over time, it evolved into an autumn festival and beef replaced fish as the grilled entrée. The tradition of area merchants and businesses preparing the roasts was a huge hit right from the start. Visitors were also treated to snacks and munchies throughout the day as the roasts cooked. This was an opportunity to say thank you to all our customers, visitors and the traveling public who vacation in the Minocqua area throughout the year.