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Sat. Sep. 8

Scarecrow Makin' Saturdays

Complete your fall decorating with a scarecrow you make yourself at Down to Earth. Pick up your pumpkins and mums while you're there. They'll provide everything you need to create your unique masterpiece.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/scarecrow

Age: All Ages

Sat. Sep. 8

Harvest Moon Fall Tour

A self-guided tour, exploring the countryside and communities in Clark County. Follow the signs and explore any time. Pumpkin farms, corn mazes, greenhouses, specialty shops, cheese & meat shops, art studios, and honey & maple syrup shops.

Clark County

Sat. Sep. 8

Cleghorn Harvest Festival

Featuring food, fireworks, bingo, softball, bean bag tournament, live music, harvest fest hustle 5k, crafters & farmers market, train museum, ice cream and pie social, wood carving demo, grand parade and ol' timers celebration, kids games,…

Downtown Cleghorn

Sat. Sep. 8

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

The birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the charming village of Pepin, is celebrating its 28th annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Days with a special guest Renée Graef, illustrator of many of Wilder's books. Find a huge schedule of events online.

Pepin, WI

Sat. Sep. 8

8th Annual Chippewa Valley Rock N' Roll Kickball Classic

This two-day tournament is full of family friendly fun. In addition to kickball, the tournament features music, yard games and plenty of food and refreshments.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.

Cost: FREE to attend

7am-noon Sat. Sep. 8

Tiffany Train Ride

Ride the rails through the Tiffany Wetland Bottoms with the Citizen Science staff from Beaver Creek Reserve. Spend the morning on an open-air, antique train while exploring the wetlands. The round-trip ride will let you see what makes these…

Tiffany Wildlife Area

Cost: Friends $25; Nonmembers $35

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 8

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 8

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Sep. 8

Loop de Lori Triathlon & 5K Fun Run

Includes a 3.4 mile wooded trail run, 17 mile bike, and 3.5 mile kayak or canoe triathlon. It can be done as an individual or in teams. A 5k Family fun run starts 30 minutes after the triathlon. Proceeds to Lori Kleich Endowment Fund for…

Loopy's Grill and Saloon
10691 Business 29
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $40 for Triathlon, $10 for 5k fun run

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Sep. 8

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9-10am Sat. Sep. 8

Free Park Yoga in Menomonie

Join Rachel Funk-Johnson to stretch, breath and allow your body the time that it deserves for restoration. All Ages & Levels are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel and let's have fun.

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Sep. 8

5th Annual Yellowstone Art Trail

27 artists at 9 locations. Showcasing original, handmade fine art, wood crafts, metal sculptures, stain glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry and more. Purchase items for sale, many artist demos plus visit historical places and specialty shops…

Cadott, Boyd & Eastern Lake Wissota Wisconsin

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 8

ACT Test Preparation

Taking the ACT is a big deal for college admission - but you don’t have to stress about it if you get yourself test-ready! We’ve got a full program that walks you through each exam section.

UW-Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am Sat. Sep. 8

Harvest Fest Hustle 5K

All proceeds benefit the Pleasant Valley Fire Department and Acres for Joy. . 8am check in and same-day registration. Awards will be given immediately following the race (11am) prior to the parade.

Cleghorn school park
S10443 County Road HH/I

Cost: $20 per person before race day and $25 per person on race day

10am-5pm Sat. Sep. 8

Eau Claire Comic Con

The Eau Claire Comic Con features comics, games, cards, models, & collectibles. Costume contest for kids and adults. Captain PJ's BBQ food truck will be on location. Free grab bags to first 100 attendees. Pathfinder Society will be there, as…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for 13+, 12 and under FREE

10am-2pm Sat. Sep. 8

11th Annual Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day

An event about fun, sharing and educating, as well as fostering a mutual understanding about modern, agricultural practices between our agricultural and non-agricultural residents. Learn about agriculture, take guided wagon farm tours,…

10494 157th Ave

Cost: FREE

10-11am Sat. Sep. 8

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond.Different plants are in bloom each month, with over 120 native wildflower varieties in the sanctuary.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 8

Fall Festival at Autumn Harvest Winery

Live music will be performed by alt-county/folk band Feeding Leeroy on Saturday from 11am-2pm, and 4-piece acoustic Nashville recording artist Ellie May Kay on Sunday from 10am-6pm. Life Support BBQ will serve food on both days, and Marigold…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. Sep. 8

Cornerstone Fun Fest

Cornerstone Fun Fest features a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, a bounce climb slide inflatable, and live music. Food provided by Red Coal BBQ.

Cornerstone Christian Church
310 W. Polk Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Sep. 8

Sense of Place: HERE Art Exhibit

View how 42 local and international artists explored their Sense of Place: HERE using realism, abstractions, sculptural expressionism, botanicals, surrealism, wildlife and architectural photography, contemporary, artist books and other ways…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30-3pm Sat. Sep. 8

Y-Rep Auditions: The Snow Queen

When an icy villain conjures a magic mirror reflecting the ugly side of humanity, will a brave young girl be able to stop her once and for all? You could be a part of bringing this wintery adventure to life.

Age: Ages 8-14

1-2pm Sat. Sep. 8

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond.Different plants are in bloom each month, with over 120 native wildflower varieties in the sanctuary.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Sat. Sep. 8

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Sep. 8

47th Annual Holy Ghost Parish Picnic and Fun Festival

A delicious roast beef sandwich meal will be served after the 5pm Mass on Saturday, and the full picnic with fair style food, games, bingo, raffles, and silent auction will be held on Sunday after the 11am Mass.

Holy Ghost Parish
412 South Main Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Sep. 8

Showtime at the 4th Annual Hallie Block Party

Showtime brings its Pro-Wrestling matches to the Hallie Block Party for another year. The main event is the heavyweight championship match between Champion Kal Creed and Challenger Kyle Pro. Other competitions and exhibitions throughout the…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 GA; $15 Front Row

Age: All Ages