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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Sep. 22

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. 22

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

7am-2pm Sat. Sep. 22

62nd Annual Kiwanis Paul Bunyan Flapjack Feed

All proceeds will go to support local youth and community programs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park. Silent Auction in collaboration with Clear Water Kiwanis Club. Tickets available…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Advance Tickets (available at Festival Foods) are $7 adults and $4 children under 12; ($8 and $5 at the door)

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 22

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 Sat. Sep. 22

2018 Eau Claire Heart Walk

Bring your kids, colleagues and friends to the American Heart Association's Heart Walk. Spend a heart-healthy morning with your community and learn how you can live life free of cardiovascular disease.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 22

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
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Sep. 22

Rock Falls Fall Fair

Buttons Bakery & Boutique will have store specials and outdoor vendors. Hester Saddlery & Kristi's Kreations are two new businesses in town, each hosting an open house. The Town Hall of Rock Creek will be hosting 40+ vendors showcasing…

Rock Creek Town Hall
N995 County Rd H
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Sep. 22

Cadott Booya Days

Free Booya soup, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment for the entire family go throughout the day on Main Street. Thrift sales begin the Thursday before this fall event and continue through Saturday.

Main Street
Cadott

Cost: Free BOOYA, all other purchases require payment

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

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

9:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

Basic Embroidery Class

Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie is offering a basic hand embroidery class on. All supplies will be provided other than scissors. Cost is free for members of Over the Edge Guild and $5 for the public. Register by 9/17 by calling Barb…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for members of the Over the Edge Quilt Guild

Age: Ages 10+

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

Stones, Natures Endless Mall with Julie Buckman

Learn to tune into stones and elements of the natural world. Discover what the attraction to pretty stones is.

Soulstice Wellness Center
1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

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-5pm Sat. Sep. 22

15th Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour

A tour of four studios and the work of 18 potters. See the studios and kilns, talk to the potters about their work. Lots of work for sale refreshments served. A fun family event.

Various Locations in Western Wisconsin

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-4pm Sat. Sep. 22

Pick of The Patch

Outlaw Farms opens up to the public to enjoy the animals and purchase fall items. Items available for purchase are fall mums, pumpkins, squash, gourds, straw, and much more.

Outlaw Farms
E16755 Scenic Drive
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 22

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

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

Centershot Youth Archery

An 8-week course for youth ages 10+. No experience is necessary, and bows are provided. Call or email to register.

Chippwa Valley Bible Church
531 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 10 yrs. and older

10:15am Sat. Sep. 22

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

10:30am Sat. Sep. 22

Pick a Peck Storytime and Apple Tasting

Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library for stories, games and songs all about apples, followed by an apple tasting.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

noon-5:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Pablo Center Grand Opening Celebration

The community is invited to the grand opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence. Ribbon cutting at 12pm, followed by song, dance, and music. Featured artists include The Torch Sisters, UWEC Jazz I, Ukulele Klub, CVAGsing, local…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-5:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Live Music: Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

Yata, Sinz and Orfield are joined by Grammy award nominee Ellen Whyte on tour from Oregon. This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 22

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. 22

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
Mondovi

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

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Live Music: Wolves at the Door

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

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-10:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Midwest Karting Association Night Race

Watch experienced Sprint Kart Racers (ages 5-70) race on a half-mile track. At this annual night race, competitors compete on both speed and lighting design for their karts. Fun to watch for the entire family.

Midwest Karting Assocation
5130 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Spectators

Age: All Ages

5:45pm Sat. Sep. 22

Kids Aerial Hoop Class

Super fun beginners aerial hoop class for kids age 4-12. Your child will learn how to safely enter & exit the hoop, beginners poses, tricks and more. Class limited to 6 for safety and to ensure each child gets adequate time in the hoop. Be…

Moonrise Aerials Studio; Building 13; Suite 122
Banbury Place Building 13 (930 Galloway St)
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 4-12

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

The Butanes

The Butanes are the real deal, igniting their potent brand of blues, classic R&B, and soul like no other around these parts. Grab some friends, hit the Great River Road, and get ready to dance.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Advance, $18 at the door (only until sold out)

Age: All Ages

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