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May 10, 2023

Blain's Farm & Fleet Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Rhinelander, WI 


Blain’s Farm & Fleet is proud to announce the Grand Opening celebration of its 45th store, located at 1601 E. Timber Dr. in Rhinelander, WI. The three-day event will take place from May 11-13, 2023 and feature showcase appearances by award-winning stone, ice, and wood carver Perry Carlson and renowned horse trainer Ray Ainsworth, also known as "The Man Horses Talk To." 


In addition to Carlson and Ainsworth, there will be demonstrations held by Presto, Instant Pot, and Food Saver experts as well as King Kutter, Kent, Royal Purple, AMTurf, Tera Pump, Cargill, Citgo, Domain, LEM, Keen, Mighty Horse, and Stella & Chewy's. There will also be new tool demos from DeWalt and Milwaukee, as well as an extensive selection of tools and hardware available for purchase. 


"We are thrilled to open our newest store in Rhinelander and to provide our valued customers with the high-quality products and exceptional service that Blain's Farm & Fleet is known for," says Jane Blain Gilbertson, CEO, Owner and President of Blain's Farm & Fleet. "We are dedicated to serving the Rhinelander area and look forward to being a part of this wonderful community for many years to come." 


The new store features a wide selection of products including: 

  • Clothing: Carhartt, Dickies, Under Armour, Columbia, Levi's, Lee, Life is Good, WorkNSport 
  • Footwear: Skechers, Puma, Keen, Asics, New Balance, CAT, Carhartt, Hey Dude, Sorel, TimberlandPro, Crocs
  • Tools & Hardware: DeWalt, Milwaukee, Stanley, Craftsman, Hobart, Generac, Honda, Stiletto, Empire 
  • Paint & Supplies: Benjamin Moore, Valspar, MinWax, Rustoleum, Graco, Purdy, Cabot 
  • Automotive: Pennzoil, Valvoline, Mobil 1, Mystik, Fram, Prestone, Sea Foam, Meguiar’s  
  • Tire & Auto Repair Service: Michelin, Goodyear, Cooper 
  • Sporting Goods: Realtree, Scent Blocker, Yeti, Coleman, Rapala, Plano, St. Croix, Igloo, Winchester 
  • Home & Housewares: KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Keurig, T-Fal, Lodge, Dyson, Calphalon, Bell, LEM 
  • Pet Department: Purina, Blue Buffalo, Hill's Science Diet, Iams, Canidae, Taste of the Wild, Kong, Greenies, Diamond, Eukanuba  
  • Agriculture: King Kutter, Nutrena, Behlen Country, Agrimaster, Tribute, Kent, Guardian Bedding, Manna Pro, Little Giant, Weaver Leather  
  • Lawn & Garden: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, RoundUp, Fiskars, Weber, Char-Broil, Estate  
  • Outdoor Power Equipment: Craftsman, Stihl, Cub Cadet, Briggs & Stratton 


Blain's Farm & Fleet has been serving customers for over 65 years and has earned a reputation for providing high-quality products at Farm & Fleet prices. Customers can also experience convenient services, such as a drive-thru service where they can pick up orders in two hours or less, and customers on the go can pull up and purchase items from pet food, softener, salt, and mulch without an advance order. 


For more information about the new Rhinelander store and the Grand Opening event, please visit 


Founded in 1955, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is a specialty retailer with 45 locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. This Modern General Store™ remains steadfast in its commitment to offering customers high quality products, competitive prices, and reliable service. Visit or download the Blain’s Farm & Fleet mobile app.


Gayla Kirshner


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