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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Sep. 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

Fri. Sep. 20

Performing Arts School of Dance at the Heyde Center

Looking for an age appropriate, joyful dance experience for your child? All ages, including private en pointe lessons (with doctor's permission for strength)

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

Cost: $130 + $20 registration fee for Semester One

Age: Ages 2.5+

Fri. Sep. 20

First Annual Oktoberfest Curling Open Bonspiel

Chippewa Falls Curling is excited to announce the first annual Oktoberfest Open Bonspiel. Held during the 17th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena
839 First Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $240 per team (4 ppl per team)

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Sep. 20

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30am Fri. Sep. 20

Sign Language Preschool Class

Join us for an 8 week sign language class. At the end we will have created a book and know all of the signs to Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $35 for 8 weeks

Age: 2-8yrs old

10am-6pm Fri. Sep. 20

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

10am-4pm Fri. Sep. 20

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists 25th Anniversary Exhibit

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists (CVWA) celebrate their 25th Anniversary with an exhibit highlighting the work of 20+ artists. The show will feature techniques that range from traditional watercolors to experimental works. These artists…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Sep. 20

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Sep. 20

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregiver

11-11:30am Fri. Sep. 20

Growing Readers Storytime

Features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an optional activity/play period. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11am-11pm Fri. Sep. 20

17th Annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Featuring 4 stages with over 30 entertainers, sauerkraut eating contests, beer stein holding contests, kid's games, authentic German foods, dancing and giant pumpkins.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $9 Daily, $16 3-day pass

Age: All Ages

2-4:30pm Fri. Sep. 20

Reflexology with Mellie

Mellie offers East Asian reflexology for holistic healing and relaxation support. Please be sure to wear loose fitting pants that will roll above your knees. You can reserve a 20 min, 45 min, 60 min or 90 min Reflexology session.

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

Cost: $30+

Age: 18+

4-9pm Fri. Sep. 20

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

5-9pm Fri. Sep. 20

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-6pm Fri. Sep. 20

Spell Candle Workshop

Join master candle maker, Laurie, and shop witch, Tabatha for another Spell Candle class. This class's theme will focus on the upcoming Pagan holiday, Mabon, and New Moon magic.

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

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Sep. 20

Joe G at Together Farms Burger Nights

joe g combines Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

7pm Fri. Sep. 20

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park
Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Sep. 20

Cirque Italia: Water Circus

Cirque Italia brings its nationally touring water circus to Eau Claire's Oakwood Mall. New show, new performers, new acts all above their 35k gallon water stage. Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists, the "wheel of death", a…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket prices available online