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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

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

8:30am-4pm Sat. Oct. 6

Incredible Life Makeover: Becoming Beautiful Brides Event

Inviting women across the Chippewa Valley; be pampered and encouraged though worship, life-transforming messages, and spa-like luxuries. Workshops relating to improving your marriage, communication and organizational skills offered - as well…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: See brochure for pricing details; group discounts

Age: Ages 10 and over are invited.

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 6

22nd Annual Thorp Pumpkin Festival

Includes 130+ arts/crafts & food booths, horse drawn wagon and pony rides, historical war reenactments. Contests include pumpkin recipes, pumpkin painting and carving, pumpkin pie eating, seed spitting, the great pumpkin weigh-in, biggest…


Washington St.
Thorp

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 6

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-6pm Sat. Oct. 6

Dotters Books Grand Opening

Stop in for book browsing, special readings, children's storytime, and treats. There will be children's storytime readers at 10:30am and 2pm, live music in the afternoon, and Shift will be on site selling coffee & waffles 2-5pm.

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Oct. 6

Fresh Art Tour: Autumn 2018

A fine art and artisanal craft tour throughout Pepin, Pierce, and Buffalo counties. Features 17 artist's studios and galleries that cover a range of work including textiles, painting, photography, metal, jewelry, and more. Art demonstrations…

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

Baby Bonanza

Parents of babies and parents-to-be are invited to attend Baby Bonanza! Chat with family-oriented local organizations; learn about baby brain development, baby wearing, and more from guest speakers; try out baby storytime and relax with baby…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Lower Level
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 6

Toddler-Parent Movement Development Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning, help them tire those bodies and use their creativity, and see your child in a new light! With BaredFeet, Co.

Anandaworks Wellness and Education Center
320 Putnam St Suite 123
EAU CLAIRE

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

11am Sat. Oct. 6

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

1:30pm Sat. Oct. 6

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. Oct. 6

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature.…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-5pm Sat. Oct. 6

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

5-8pm Sat. Oct. 6

Parents' Night Out

Bring your child to the YMCA for Parents' Night Out, a new event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. The YMCA provides dinner for the kids, games, crafts and a movie in the pool.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Member, $5 Additional Child, $15 Community, $8 Additional Child

Age: Ages 5-12

6-11pm Sat. Oct. 6

Spirit of the Macks Silent & Live Auction

Spirit of the Macks is open to the public at 6pm. Live auction starts at 7:30pm. Cost includes beverages and food. An evening of fun, laughter, and bidding on great merchandise on a silent auction and drawings for donated raffle items.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 Admission

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 6

Night Corn Maze

Bring your flashlights for fun in the night maze. Weather Permitting (check the Facebook page for updates). Last entrance at 9pm.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard
W2369 Maple Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for ages 13+; $5 for Ages 5-12

Age: Ages 5+