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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Sep. 21

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. Sep. 21

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+

Sat. Sep. 21

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

7am-2pm Sat. Sep. 21

63rd Annual Kiwanis Paul Bunyan Flapjack Feed

All proceeds will go to support local youth & community programs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Silent Auction in collaboration with Clear Water Kiwanis Club. Tickets available at Festival Foods.

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 children, $7 adults

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

8-11am Sat. Sep. 21

2019 Eau Claire Heart Walk

The annual Eau Claire Heart Walk is the American Heart Association mission come to life. Celebrate survivors, your loved ones and your heart at the community walk.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 21

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. 21

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

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 21

ACT Prep

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Centennial Hall Room 1204
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 21

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-2pm Sat. Sep. 21

Rock Falls Fall Fair

Visit 30+ vendors selling a variety of products that each has to offer. 3 local businesses offering specials on products and an opportunity to win prizes by getting your punch card filled. Bring your friends for a day of shopping and…

Rock Creek Town Hall
N995 County Rd H
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. Sep. 21

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-noon Sat. Sep. 21

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 21

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 Sat. Sep. 21

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-noon Sat. Sep. 21

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+

10:15-10:35am Sat. Sep. 21

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. 21

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-11pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

11:30am-10pm Sat. Sep. 21

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-4pm Sat. Sep. 21

Retrospective Art Show, William Benson

A display of curiosity, experimentation and lifelong expression. Bill Benson (1932-2018) professor emeritus, UW-Eau Claire. During his life he explored a variety of art forms in printmaking. As a member of Grace for 50 years, the congregation…

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Sat. Sep. 21

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-3pm Sat. Sep. 21

Crow & Moon Watercolor Class

Join local artist, Karen Scarseth, for another watercoloring class! This month's theme is all things crow. No artistic skills or painting experience necessary, she's bringing several templates for you to trace and will be with you every step…

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

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

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. 21

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

1:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

4-7pm Sat. Sep. 21

2019 Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

Social, performances, and dinner. Event sponsored by Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/single; $30/family

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Sat. Sep. 21

Family Nature Walk

Looking for a fun way to get outside with the kids between summer and pumpkin season? Learn about "leave no trace", walk the forest trails, and enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding us.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

5-8pm Sat. Sep. 21

Jeff White at Together Farms Burger Nights

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Dramatic ballads, haunting love songs and bittersweet remembrance are staple themes. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Sep. 21

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. 21

Live Music: Kori Reisenweber

Singer Kori Reisenweber will woo you with her incredible voice and music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Sep. 21

Live Music: Two the Max

Enjoy the music of Two the Max, a variety of dance and rock music.

Ivory Piano Bar
2526 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

Dakota Dave Hull & Kari Larson

Both fine musicians on their own, Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson (DitchLilies) join forces for a very special WideSpot reunion. Experience the many rooms of their musical mansion - folk, pop, world, jazz and classical.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (only until sold out)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

7-9pm Sat. Sep. 21

Live Music: Church of Cash - Johnny Cash Tribute

Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music,…

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: General seating TICKETS $15.

7:30pm Sat. Sep. 21

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

8-9pm Sat. Sep. 21

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.