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Sat. Oct. 27

Dino Week

Dinosaur-themed activities all week in Youth Services. Challenge yourself to a dinosaur scavenger hunt; snuggle up and read in a dinosaur reading nest; try a dinosaur craft and more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Oct. 27

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. 27

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

8:30am Sat. Oct. 27

Carson Park Five and Ten + Kid's BOO-gie Run

Half Moon 5K run/walk and Carson Park 10 mile run. Kids and adult costume contest and Paul Bunyan lookalike contest at 11am. Pancake breakfast 8:30-11:30am.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: See contact info for cost

9am-8pm Sat. Oct. 27

3 on 3 Halloween Hoops

3 on 3 Halloween hoops is a fun basketball tournament to kick off the basketball season. Minimum of 3 games will be played and officiated by WIAA officials.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $100 per team

Age: 5-10th grade Boys/Girls/Adults

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 27

Pooches & Pumpkins

There will be treats for Fido, doggy dress up, a photo op, pumpkin painting for the kids, and prizes awarded for the best pet costume. The winner will receive a goody basket filled with treats for you and your pet.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

10:15am Sat. Oct. 27

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. 27

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. 27

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

Cost: Donations

Age: Ages 1-5 with adult

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 27

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

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 27

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+

7-10pm Sat. Oct. 27

Eau Claire County 4-H Haunted Barn

The haunted barn is fun for all ages. At the event there will be concessions, and a bonfire. The proceeds benefit Eau Claire County 4-H and Feed My People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA or $5 with a canned food item

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 27

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