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Sat. Sep. 15

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. 15

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

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 15

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. 15

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

9-10am Sat. Sep. 15

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-noon Sat. Sep. 15

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

10am-4pm Sat. Sep. 15

Fall Festival with Exotic Zoo

Hosting a variety of exotic animals for the kids to enjoy. Bring the kids for a day of family fun. There will also be pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin bowling, apple cider, cookies, and more.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per scarecrow includes straw, burlap head and clothes. Purchase select pumpkins for $3 and we’ll provide the paint; Zoo is FREE

10am-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Pick & Picnic Days

A weekend celebration at Niblett's Apple Shed, featuring apple picking, apple launching, wagon rides, mini golf, bouncy house, face painting and other activities for the kids, plus product sampling and concessions.

Niblett's Apple Shed
18027 Cty Hwy OO
Chippewa Falls

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 15

Apple Pregnancy Care Center Walk for Life

This annual fundraiser is great for the whole family. A beautiful walk along the Chippewa River trail. Your support helps provide assistance, education and practical help to parents in need.

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 15

ECCT 30th Anniversary Open House

ECCT is celebrating 30 years of serving the community. Storytime with Belle, Cat in the Hat makeup, Penguins ice cube toss, old timey photos, and stage combat. From 10:45-11:30am, attend Magnificent Matt's magic show, featuring singalongs…

Eau Claire Children's Theatre
1814 North Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Around the Farm Table: Garlic Festival

Gather Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher, spend the day at working dairy farm, and pick up fresh garlic. Cooking demos at 11am and 1pm. Milking demonstrations at 4pm.

Inga’s Farm
N45354 County Road E

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 15

Da Vinci's Workshop Presents: The 3rd Annual DVW Challenge

How it works: you get a bag of random stuff, then you make something using as much of the materials you can. You can work with a friend or alone. After your object is created, you may want to decorate it. There will be an art show on the…

Banbury Place Building 13 studio 103
930 Gall0way St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 6-11

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 15

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm
E7631 N County Road E
Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Sep. 15

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-11pm Sat. Sep. 15

16th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen. Each year, over 14,000 people come out to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds to enjoy a weekend of live music, family-friendly entertainment and an array of authentic German cuisine.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $9 per day, $16 for weekend

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Sep. 15

Photography Open House

Brittany Lucille photography is a new photography studio hosting an open house that will include snacks & refreshments, raffle prizes, mini sessions, and a sale on all photography items.

Banbury Place
800 Wisconsin St, Building 2, Suite 405G
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

6th Annual Fur-Kin Fest

Craft beer and food tasting event. Raffles, prizes, and live music by the Cutaways. Meet shelter pets. All proceeds benefit the Dunn County Humane Society.

Jake's Supper Club
E5690 County Rd. D

Cost: $20 in advance $22 at the door

2-3pm Sat. Sep. 15

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Join Galaudet Gallery for an hour long tour that will explain the architecture and the historical residents of this 1882 Eau Claire gem. Enjoy learning about the many beautiful architectural elements and symbolism.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Live Music: 58 Belvedere

The raw edge of Granros' guitar combined with the extraordinary drum and bass team of Dave Power (The Staves, Aero Flynn) and Pat Keen (Wei Zhongle, Humbird) provides a new and unfiltered take on the idea of the jazz power trio.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-7pm Sat. Sep. 15

Painting Party

Celebrate the beginning of Autumn with The Painted Lotus. A relaxed painting party for beginners and experienced artists alike. A great opportunity to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones. All Supplies provided, snacks and…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8+

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Healthy Kids Running Series - Eau Claire

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active…

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 2 - 8th grade

4-8pm Sat. Sep. 15

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

5pm Sat. Sep. 15

St. Mary's Fall Festival

St. Mary's Fall Festival features food, beer tent, raffles, silent auction, games, dunk tank, and country store.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1812 Lynn Avenue

Cost: FREE

5-7:30pm Sat. Sep. 15

Live Music: Andy Hanson

live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Sep. 15

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Sat. Sep. 15

Live Music: Sage Leary

Searing blues, modern rock, heartfelt Americana. Watch this one man band build compelling songs with his complex looping, wailing harmonica, beatboxing, and soulful lead guitar.

The Cabin
UWEC Davies Center
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Sep. 15

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, Dontations accepted

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire