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Sat. Aug. 17

10th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more. Night parade…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission for the Truck Show | $10-25 for demolition derby

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 17

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. Aug. 17

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-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Menomin Meander

Enjoy an 8 mile bike ride for the whole family around Lake Menomin. Rest stop provided half way at Wakanda Park with refreshments. Please be sure to wear your helmet. Register online.

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Crafts and vendors from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. A food truck from Baka Chicken, serving up some delicious meals to the community. Everyone is invited. We will also be doing door prizes. Tickets for door prizes are $5 for 6 tickets.

Dunn County Historical Society
1820 Wakanda Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Stuff The Truck (Summer Edition)

Volunteers will be at the Menomonie Walmart collecting donations for the Dunn County Humane Society.

Wal-Mart
180 Cedar Falls Road
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 17

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11-11:30am Sat. Aug. 17

Earthing Group

Earthing is a movement centered around connecting to the earth's natural energy for vibrant health. Stand barefoot on the earth for 20 minutes with others looking to ground themselves.

Phoenix Park
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Aug. 17

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Aug. 17

Sense of Place: THERE - Song of Myself

Galaudet Gallery takes you THERE, where you can experience local and global artists exploring questions about politics, rule breaking and self. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and more in realism, figuration, abstraction,…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sat. Aug. 17

Taste of Menomonie

Stroll the streets of downtown Menomonie, visit the various businesses and try their featured items to earn three stamps for a chance to win prizes. Rain or shine, open to anyone.

Downtown Menomonie Businesses

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the…

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
10 South Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

WideSpot Youth Theater Camp Performs Skid Marks by Lindsay Pierce

See arts in action as the amazing campers perform the play, Skid Marks: A Play About Driving, after only 5 days of theater camp. This is a free Event with your donations at the door gratefully appreciated.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Aug. 17

EC Motor Madness Demolition Derby

This demo derby, held during the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show, features 9 classes of vehicle competition. Drivers can sign up online.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 GA, $25 for pit pass with access to grandstands, $5 for parking

4-10pm Sat. Aug. 17

"Go Wild For Wildlife" Benefit Supporting Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation

Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation (CVWR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned, injured, and ill wild animals with the goal of returning them to the wild. Some highlights of the evening will include a live…

The Brown Hut
2525 N. 110th Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

5-9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 17

Paul Bonstrom at Together Farms Burger Nights

A fingerstyle guitarist who performs at local venues, open mics and shares his love of music with solo acoustic performance. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF &…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

8-9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
S1 County Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.