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Sat. Sep. 29

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. 29

46th Annual Warrens Cranberry Festival

Cranberry marsh tours, art and craft show, antique and flea market, farmers market, food booths, and gigantic parade.

Warrens, WI

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Sat. Sep. 29

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. 29

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-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

All funds raised through this walk further the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Registration required. No fee required, but every walker is asked to make a personal donation. Held rain or shine.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue, Hibbard Hall 102
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11am Sat. Sep. 29

15th Annual HIKE for the Homeless

Join the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley to benefit Beacon House, a shelter for families, and related programs. The event includes hiking, refreshments, music & activities for kids. Registration & Pre-Hike Activities begin at 8 am.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Children 11 & under, $15 Student 12 & older, $20 adult, $40 family

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 29

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-4pm Sat. Sep. 29

Beaver Creek Play Day

Come out to Beaver Creek Reserve for a full day of nature-themed play as we debut our new Family Nook. The Butterfly House will be open from 11am-3pm. Kids yoga from Lattitude 44 Yoga, hikes and much more. More details as the date approaches.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

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-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Southview Bear Crawl Walk/Run 1 Mile & 5K

A fun, family-oriented walk/run event with 1 mile and 5k distance. All proceeds will help fund the purchase of an inclusive playground so children of all ages, cognitive levels and abilities can play equally and break down barriers during…

Southview Elementary School
615 A Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10-20

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 29

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. 29

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-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshop: Stories Save

Join local writer Andrew Patrie for an exploration of how our experiences can be the most fertile soil for growing stories and relationships. Paper, pencils, and prompts will be provided to get you writing and sharing. Registration is…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-8

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshops: Stories Save!

Join local writer Andrew Patrie for an exploration of how our experiences can be the most fertile soil for growing stories and relationships. Paper, pencils, and prompts will be provided to get you writing and sharing.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshops: Word Zazzle Zoo

What size is an idea? What shape is a story? Join local writers Sara and Jessi for a morning exploring different ways to catch new writing ideas and shape them into satisfying stories.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Age: Grades 3-5

10:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 29

Young Writers Workshop: Word Zazzle Zoo

What size is an idea? What shape is a story? Join local writers Sara Bryan and Jessi Peterson for a morning exploring different ways to catch new writing ideas and shape them into satisfying stories. Registration is required. This event is…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-5

11am Sat. Sep. 29

ECCT Presents: Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sat. Sep. 29

30th Annual International Fall Festival

Now in its 30th year, the Annual International Fall Festival renews the emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Downtown Eau Claire
Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Sat. Sep. 29

Mini & Me Aerial Yoga

Have fun, relax, connect, and fly. The perfect bonding date for you and your child. Learn basic aerial yoga poses and gentle inversions in the hammocks with your child. Taught by a certified aerial yoga teacher who can safely guide you and…

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for adult & 1 child

1:30pm Sat. Sep. 29

ECCT Presents: Pinkalicious The Musical

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket price TBA

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 29

Live Music: Derek Ramnarace

Derek Ramnarace leads the "Old Soul Society" and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter's emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere. He tours…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-9pm Sat. Sep. 29

St. Mary's Assumption Fall Festival w/ Robby Vee & his Caravan Band

Annual fall festival to include Youth Mass at 4pm; the Taste of Italy from 5-8pm then concluding with Robby Vee & his Caravan Band from 6-9 pm. Taste of Italy, home cooked italian dinner, serving spaghetti and meatballs, stuffed shells,…

St. Mary's Assumption
911 W. Prospect St
Durand

Cost: FREE Entertainment | Dinner: Adults $11, Children 5-12 is $6. Kids 4 and under Free. Tickets required.

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 29

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. 29

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. 29

Live Music: Sam Weaver

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

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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