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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Oct. 20

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

Sat. Oct. 20

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

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 20

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. 20

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-3pm Sat. Oct. 20

Elk Mound Booster Club Annual Fall Craft Show

150+ crafters and vendors will fill the gymnasiums and hallways. Free admission and free babysitting are always a part of these shows. Concessions are available. Proceeds go to support athletes in Elk Mound.

Elk Mound High School
405 University St
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Oct. 20

Kyle Jorris

Known for his crazy talents like comedy, juggling, storytelling, puppetry, unicycling, and more, Kyle Jorris presents the Gospel in one of the most entertaining and truly unique way you have ever seen.

Metropolis Resort
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; RSVP requested

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 20

Costumes Against Cancer 5K Fun Run

The American Marketing Association is hosting its 2nd annual 5K, 1 mile run/walk. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of our late Advisor Chuck Tomkovick. The race will start and end at the University of…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults- $25, Students- $18, Kids 12 & Under- $10

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Oct. 20

3rd Annual Chippewa Falls Antique Show & Sale

The Northern Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association will feature 35 quality dealers and invited guests from neighboring states.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds - Exhibition Hall C
225 Edwards STreet
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 (good both days), Food Available, Free Parking

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 20

Lake Street United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar

Handcrafted items: woodworking, home decor, crafts, candy, pantry, knit/crochet/sewing, bakery, cards, Christmas, vintage treasures. Proceeds to missions. Accessible to all abilities. Saturday: Coffee & rolls 9 -10:3am, Lunch: 11am-1pm.…

Lake Street United Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 20

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-3pm Sat. Oct. 20

Eagle Point Volunteer Fire Department Open House

The Eagle Point Fire Department holds a thank you event for support of their fire department. Serving hot turkey sandwiches with a baked potato bar. Soda and water available. Enter to win fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide…

Eagle Point Volunteer Fire Department
14802 State Hwy 124
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 20

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. 20

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. Oct. 20

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. Oct. 20

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. 20

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

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 20

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

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 20

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-5pm Sat. Oct. 20

Fall Fest

Vintage Baseball game starts at 1. Beer available from Valkyrie, Bloomer and Sand Creek Breweries. Concessions, Fall treats & coffee. Chili Cook-off. Kids, bring your carved/decorated pumpkin for a judging contest. Bluegrass Jam to follow at…

The Old School/C.H. Johnson Library
E9311 County I
Sand Creek

Cost: FREE Admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Oct. 20

ARTmobile

Work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile. Suitable for all ages.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-8pm Sat. Oct. 20

8th Annual Bruise-A-Thon Roller Derby Mixer

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby's 8th annual Bruise-A-Thon Mixer will feature 4 exciting roller derby bouts in one day. See skaters from across the Midwest. Concessions and adult beverages available.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for all 4 games

Age: All Ages

4pm Sat. Oct. 20

Y-Rep Productions: The Snow Queen

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their version of the children's story, "The Snow Queen," on which "Frozen" was based. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the YMCA or at the door the night of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Youth (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Oct. 20

Live Music: Steven John Rindt

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

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Oct. 20

Kyle Jorris

Known for his crazy talents like comedy, juggling, storytelling, puppetry, unicycling, and more, Kyle Jorris presents the Gospel in one of the most entertaining and truly unique way you have ever seen.

Metropolis Resort
5150 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; RSVP requested

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 20

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. 20

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. 20

Y-Rep Productions: The Snow Queen

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their version of the children's story, "The Snow Queen," on which "Frozen" was based. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the YMCA or at the door the night of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Youth (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

8-10:30pm Sat. Oct. 20

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding

Northern Saw-whet Owl migration is getting underway and Beaver Creek Bird Banders will once again open the banding station to allow you to see these charismatic night flyers.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends free, Nonmembers $1 per child, $3 per Adult

8-9pm Sat. Oct. 20

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