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Sat. Sep. 14

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days is a family-oriented event featuring arts & educational entertainment based on the early American pioneer experience of storybook author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Find a huge schedule of events online.

Pepin, WI

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 14

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. Sep. 14

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

9-9:30am Sat. Sep. 14

Little Artists

Participants will create works of art as they learn and practice techniques such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. This program will introduce several concepts in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way, including color, form, texture,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

9:15-10am Sat. Sep. 14

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10am-2pm Sat. Sep. 14

Micon Cinemas 15th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party

Offering up FREE admission to see Shrek 2 or Meet the Fockers at 10am, deals on popcorn and soda, and free hot dogs off the grill starting at Noon, while supplies last. Movies start at 10am, grill out starts at Noon. Bring the entire family…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 14

The Pumpkin Patch at Valley Pasture Farm

Bring the whole family to the farm and participate in over 25 engaging activities to celebrate fall including wagon rides, corn maze, farm animals, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, and more!

Valley Pasture Farm
E7631 N County Road E
Elk Mound

Cost: $9/person - save $1 with a non-perishable donation for our local food pantry

Age: All Ages

10-11:15am Sat. Sep. 14

Saturday Morning Playgroup at FRC

Play 'N' Learn family playgropus are a free, fun, interactive experience that children and their parents or other caregivers can enjoy together. Saturday morning playgroups are held the second Saturday each month. Space is limited.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 14

Apple Pregnancy Care Center Walk for Life

Join us for the annual fundraising Walk for the Apple Pregnancy Care Center. Registration is from 9-10am and the Walk begins at 10am. Walk along the Chippewa River Trail to the Roadside Diner for a treat, and then back to the park for lunch.

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Sep. 14

Fall Festival with Exotic Zoo

Hosting a variety of exotic animals for the kids to enjoy. Bring the kids for a day of family fun. There will also be pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin bowling, apple cider, cookies, and more.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per scarecrow includes straw, burlap head and clothes. Purchase select pumpkins for $3 and we’ll provide the paint; Zoo is FREE

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 14

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you'd like to enroll your archer or want to to help as a staff member, contact the church office.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church
531 E. South Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 14

3rd Annual Lake Hallie Food Fest

There will be food, music, crafters & vendors, bounce houses for the kids, and fun for all ages.

Hallie Park
120th St. & Wayside Rd St.
Lake Hallie

Cost: Free Admission

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Sat. Sep. 14

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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Sep. 14

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

11am-5pm Sat. Sep. 14

International Fall Festival

The International Fall Festival is Downtown Eau Claire's oldest and largest festival. Now in its 31st year, we look forward to renewing the emphasis on Eau Claire's international culture, language, food, and music.

Downtown Eau Claire
South Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Sep. 14

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-1pm Sat. Sep. 14

Kids 4 Week Aerial Hammock Series

Build confidence, learn sequencing, and have a blast while building new skills and making new friends.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 4 Classes

Age: Ages 8-13

noon-4pm Sat. Sep. 14

Mala Necklace Workshop

Join Aimee at The Broom & Crow for an afternoon of Mala Necklace making. A selection of beads will be available for you to personalize your necklace. No jewelry-making experience required. You'll also learn how to incorporate your Mala into…

The Broom & Crow
106 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Sep. 14

WriteLab

This all-new program for middle school students allows for collaboration and idea-sharing as this group will help each other through the creative process by providing ideas and opinions while participating in fun and challenging writing…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 members, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

1-2pm Sat. Sep. 14

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond. Guided tours are held the…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 14

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. Sep. 14

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

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 14

Autumn Harvest Winery Fall Festival

Featuring live music by Ellie May Kay & the Machine. Consuming Fire Pizza and Butcher Blocks BBQ food trucks will be on-site. Blaeser Farms will sell local, quality meat and host a petting zoo. Fall scavenger hunt for kids, and free…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. Sep. 14

Meet the Artist - Bruce Scott

Bruce Scott received his art training at the Academy of Realist Art/Gage Academy and has participated in several art shows and exhibits including Art/Not Terminal in Seattle, WA; Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA; and Edmonds Art…

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

5-8pm Sat. Sep. 14

Luke Fischer at Together Farms Burger Nights

Primarily a guitarist, Luke Fischer also performs on bass and drums. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Sep. 14

Kids Rock Band

Students learn specially composed songs while receiving instruction on playing guitar, keyboard, and drums, as well as singing. All materials provided. Amazing concerts, t-shirts, posters, and more. New students are invited to set up a free…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per month

Age: 4 to 6

6-9pm Sat. Sep. 14

Rock Creek Song Dogs

Rock Creek Song Dogs is a husband and wife duo from Mondovi, WI playing covers of their favorite songs & multiple original songs. You'll love hearing Jake's raspy passion and Dani's understated, mellow tone.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Sep. 14

Showtime Championship Wrestling at The Hallie Block Party

This year's event hosts the first 25 Wrestler Lake Hallie Rumble, where wrestlers compete in an elimination match where you must throw your opponents over the top rope and to the floor, with the last wrestler standing being named the winner!

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15; General Admission $12; Kids 6 & Under Free GENERAL ADMISSION w/ Paid Adult; $2 Discount w/ Non Perishable Food Item Donation for Feed My People Food Bank

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Sep. 14

Uncommon Denominator

An Eau Claire-based cover band that plays a wide variety of music, from today’s hits to groovy tunes of the past. A fun and entertaining musical experience – and dancing is encouraged. Full cash bar.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 youth

Age: All Ages