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Events

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Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

Here We Grow Again - Childrens Consignment Fall Sale

West Central Wisconsin's upscale children's consignment event. The place to find bargains on quality, name brand clothes, great toys, books, videos, baby equipment, and nursery furniture. Item drop off for consignment on Wed & Thu before…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

Sat. Sep. 28

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+

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 28

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

8-9am Sat. Sep. 28

Momma Strong Bootcamp

Variable intensity bootcamp style class focused on all levels of fitness for expecting, current, or future moms. Targeted towards toning muscle, reducing body fat, and loaded with nutrition and fitness advice from a certified nutrition and…

Lake Wissota Family Chiropractic
107 N Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 drop-in or 6 classes for $50

Age: 18+

8-11am Sat. Sep. 28

16th Annual Hike for the Homeless

Benefiting Beacon House, a shelter for families, and related programs. The event includes hiking, refreshments, music & activities for kids of all ages. The hike begins at Phoenix Park’s labyrinth at 9 am. Registration & Pre-Hike Activities…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: Family-$40, Adult-$20, Student-$15, Child-$5

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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-1pm Sat. Sep. 28

3rd Annual Step Up To Hunger 5K Walk/Run

9am registration, 10am start on the Red Cedar Trail in Menomonie, followed by a chili and cornbread feed at Riverside Park. Register online or call Stepping Stones. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones pantry, shelter, and programs.

Red Cedar State Trail
921 Brickyard Road
Menomonie

Cost: $20/adults; $10/children 6-18; under 5 free

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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

9:15-10am Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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-noon Sat. Sep. 28

Reiki Share

Reiki-attuned & non-attuned folk are both welcome to join this Saturday morning group. Free Chakra-balancing tea samples brewed for attendees, hand-blended by our shop herbalist, River Prairie Apothecary.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

10am-6pm Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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-5pm Sat. Sep. 28

15th Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour

Visitors will find fine one-of-a-kind hand made ceramic pots and sculptures. You will have a chance to meet the artists and you can get an inside look into the workings of their studios.

Various Locations in Western Wisconsin

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10am-1pm Sat. Sep. 28

Fall Brunch at Forage

Food, music, and lingering conversations in a friendly. Affordable, a la carte brunch items for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, as well as Honest Roast coffee, Infinitea tea, mimosas, wine and Lazy Monk beer.

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: a la carte

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Sep. 28

Drag Story Hour

Trained drag performers will read children’s books, sing children’s songs, and lead children in craft activities. Capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly…

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store)
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-8

10am-noon Sat. Sep. 28

Memoir Writing: A Six Session Workshop

For anyone interested in writing, even beginners. The instructors will provide encouragement, guidance, and practice in “life writing” in the following genres: autobiographies, blogs, family histories, journals, memoirs, and personal…

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

Cost: $119

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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

11:30am-10pm Sat. Sep. 28

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. Sep. 28

Ukiyo-e: Floating Fleeting Worlds

Discover the similarities and connections between three floating fleeting worlds: Japanese Edo Art, Art of and inspired by our night skies, Rockwell Kent's drawings for Walt Whitman’s poetry

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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

1-2:30pm Sat. Sep. 28

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. 28

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. 28

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. 28

Fanboy # 79 Release Party

Fanboy, Eau Claire's local free comics publication since 1995, is having its very first release party, for the premiere of its 79th issue. Come to pick up the new issue and meet the artists, writers, and readers that make up the Fanboy…

Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge
404 Riverside Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Sep. 28

Live Music: Catya's Trio

Catya’s Trio performs a mix of original and traditional Blues, Swing, and Contemporary Acoustic music. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Sep. 28

9/11 Memorial Ruck/Walk

Ruck or walk from Eau Claire's Fire Station 10 to the Eau Claire Government Center/PD/Sheriff's Office in honor of the Emergency Responders that lost their lives on 9/11.

Eau Claire Fire Station 10
820 Malden Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-10pm Sat. Sep. 28

Fall Fest St. Marys Altoona

A community event featuring food, beer tent, line dancing lessons, kids games & entertainment, music, games, raffles, silent auctions, raffle, and car shows.

St. Mary's Community Center
1812 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Free Entrance

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Sep. 28

eHeroes at Together Farms Burger Nights

Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. 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

5:30-6:15pm Sat. Sep. 28

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

7-8pm Sat. Sep. 28

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Join Galaudet Gallery for an hour long tour that will explain the architecture and the historical residents of this 1905 Eau Claire gem. Enjoy learning about the many beautiful architectural elements and symbolism in this well cared space…

Galaudet Gallery
618 S FARWELL ST
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Sep. 28

Buckets and Tap Shoes

A high-energy blend of music, dance and drumming from the streets of Minneapolis to venues around the globe. These multi-talented performers will take you on a rhythmic journey using percussion instruments including tap shoes, found objects,…

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $9 youth