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Sat. Oct. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

STEM Day Camp

A fun day of learning with Blugold Beginnings mentors and UW-Eau Claire faculty about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at UW-Eau Claire. $20 registration fee includes t-shirt, lunch, and project supplies. Register by October 5th.

Cost: $20 Includes t-shirt, lunch, and project supplies

Age: Third through fifth grade

9am-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 13

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Come and Enjoy Local Artisans and Crafters. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic treasures. Door prizes are given away too.

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Oct. 13

Halloween Craft & Vendor Show

Craft & vendors will be holding a Halloween sale. Booth space are available for both days. Everyone is welcome, parents are encouraged to dress up their kids for some early trick-or-treating. Candy will be provided.

Dunn County Historical Society
1820 Wakanda Street

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 13

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-6pm Sat. Oct. 13

Grand Opening of Simply Enjoyed Treasures

Simply Enjoyed Treasures is a consignment boutique exclusively sourced by local Artisans and Crafters.

Simply Enjoyed Treasures
1518 Main Street Unit B

9am Sat. Oct. 13

Jack O' Lantern Festival & 5K Zombie Run

Takes runners through the haunted woods of Spooner. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their scariest zombie attire. Day of race registration 2:30-4:30pm. The Festival will have carving and scarecrow contests, inflatables and kids…

Spooner Municipal Parking Lot
Walnut St.

Cost: See contact info for cost

9am Sat. Oct. 13

Chippewa Valley Montessori Footslog Trail Run & Nature Walk

A 5K trail run/walk at 9am (packet pickup starts at 8:30am) and family friendly 1 mile nature walk at 10:30am. This event takes place on the beautiful Lowes Creek Trails in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Proceeds of this fun, family friendly event…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: 5k trail run/walk $20; 1 mile nature quest $15. Price increases after 9/19

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 13

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Book Sale

Books for all ages as well as audiovisual materials will be offered for sale. A bag sale will be held on Saturday. Donations of newer, gently used books may be donated up until the time of the sale.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 13

Grossology: The Science of Bodily Functions

Are your kids fascinated by snot, farts and other impolite bodily functions? Come for a morning devoted to gross science. Dive into the ickiest parts of the human body and learn why they're actually important for keeping people healthy.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Oct. 13

Cemetery Walk

In this guided tour of the East Lawn Cemetery, visit 11 notable women from Augusta's past. The walk will meet at the two pines near the front entrance. Good shoes and a walking stick or cane are encouraged for those who need extra support.

East Lawn Cemetery
Hwy 12

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Oct. 13

4th Annual Fall Creek Fall Merchant Fest

Over 50 vendors. Food, fun, shopping, prizes, & music. Free for kids-games, face painting, and hayrides.

Fall Creek Fall Merchant Fest
123 S State Street
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

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. 13

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family and take a walk through the glass pumpkin patch. Each glass pumpkin is hand blown by the owners of The Glass Orchard and ready to decorate your home for the harvest season or be given as a gift. Glass pumpkins and…

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 13

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-5pm Sat. Oct. 13

17th Annual West Wisconsin Railroad Club Train Show

The show will feature operating model trains in many sizes for all ages to see. There will be vendors selling model trains, accessories, toys, railroad theme hats and shirts throughout the event. Sign up to win a train set.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $6, Children $3; FREE for children 5 and under

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Oct. 13

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

10:30-11am Sat. Oct. 13

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 13

Dancing with the Dawn

Enjoy rhythm, discovery, and explore Ed Abbey’s ideas about the wilderness inside and outside. Rhythm artworks show dancing and dawn and the idea of discovery is found in NASA’s current Dawn Mission to Ceres.

Galaudet Gallery
618 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

Eau Claire County Humane Association's 50th Anniversary

Bring the whole family, including your dog(s) to participate in these fun festivities: access to the walking trails and agility yard, enter the Packer's raffle to win 4 tickets and a parking pass to the December 9th game against the Atlanta…

Eau Claire County Humane Association
3900 Old Town Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Bowl Painting Party

Paint a bowl that will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year next spring - Empty Bowls. A $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of materials. No experience necessary. Limited supplies. RSVP by phone.

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

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation

Age: Ages 8+

1-2pm Sat. Oct. 13

Hoof on the Roof - Folk Music

Concert features the fiddle and accordion, including stories, demonstrations, singalongs and some dancing. Performance is based on the book, Little House in the Big Woods that takes place in Pepin, Wisconsin.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Beginner Cosplay Workshop

Get tips, tricks, and techniques for any beginner cosplayer. Bring an item to modify, your ideas, and any large materials needed for your project. Tools & small supplies will be available. Space is limited and registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

Succulent Planter Workshop

No Pre-Registration required. $12 for a small planter (choose your planter, 2 plants and any decorations) $20 for a large planter (choose your planter, up to 5 plants, and any decorations). All materials provided.

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 or $20

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

3-4pm Sat. Oct. 13

The Science of Baking

Learn about the science behind baking with Richard Thomas, owner of Barking Dog Bakery and former owner of The Creamery Restaurant and River Valley Bakery.

930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12+

4-5pm Sat. Oct. 13

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

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 13

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+

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 13

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7pm Sat. Oct. 13

Cadott Schools Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Cadott Schools is proud to present the classic musical, The Wizard of Oz! Take a trip down the yellow brick road and let’s travel “Over the Rainbow” together. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Cadott High School
426 Myrtle St.

Cost: $12-Adults, $8-Students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Oct. 13

Phantom Tollbooth

Enchantment Theatre Company is thrilled to bring this captivating story to the stage. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects and original music, the wonder and adventure of the story comes alive. Journey along with Milo to the…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-35

Age: All Ages