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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 5

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-noon Sat. Oct. 5

Chippewa Valley Montessori Footslog

A 5K trail run/walk at 9am (packet pickup starts at 8:30am) and family friendly 1 mile nature walk at 10:30am. This event takes place on the beautiful Lowes Creek Trails in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Proceeds of this fun, family friendly event…

Lowes Creek County Park
S. Lowes Creek Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: 5K $20, (price increase to $25 after 9/1); 1 Mile Nature Walk- $15 (price increase to $20 after 9/1)

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Oct. 5

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-5pm Sat. Oct. 5

Used Book Sale

Children's, Civil War history, great fiction, fabulous finds, and much more. Come on out to the sale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bring your friends.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 5

23rd Annual Thorp Pumpkin Festival

130+ arts/crafts & food booths, horse drawn wagon rides, Pony Rides, Iron Man Obstacle Challenge. Contests include Pumpkin Recipes, Pumpkin Painting & Carving, Pumpkin Pie Eating, Seed Spitting and The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In, Biggest…


Washington St.
Thorp

9-9:30am Sat. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

Apple Fest

Bake Sale, Craft Sale and Raffle Baskets together with a $5 Chicken Salad Croissant and Soup Luncheon Plate.

English Lutheran Church of Bateman
20588 County Highway X
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free Admission, $5 Luncheon Plate

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 5

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, and young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs .

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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

11-11:45am Sat. Oct. 5

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

11am Sat. Oct. 5

Eau Claire Children's Theater: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

When he is shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he, too, could be the Pick of the Patch. When a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm, Spookley realizes only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission information online

11:30am-10pm Sat. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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-6pm Sat. Oct. 5

DIY Birch Jewelry Make and Take

Stop in the shop anytime during the hours of 12-6 to create your own earrings or necklace.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5

Eau Claire Children's Theater: Spookley the Square Pumpkin

When he is shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he, too, could be the Pick of the Patch. When a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm, Spookley realizes only…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission information online

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 5

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

2-5pm Sat. Oct. 5

Live Music: Adelyn Rose

An indie rock band from Eau Claire, WI. They have two EPs, two full-lengths, a new single, and are currently working on recording new music which will be released in early fall. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Oct. 5

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA on Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. They will provide dinner for the kids, pool time, games,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 5-12

5-8pm Sat. Oct. 5

Nick Hensley at Together Farms Burger Nights

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. 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. Oct. 5

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

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 5

Night Corn Maze

Bring your flashlights for fun in the night maze. Weather Permitting (check the Facebook page for updates). Last entrance at 9pm.

Leffel Roots Apple Orchard
W2369 Maple Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for ages 13+; $5 for Ages 5-12

Age: Ages 5+

7pm Sat. Oct. 5

Movie Screening: Lumber Baron

Movie night at the cozy theater.

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: FREE (Donation accepted)

7-9:30pm Sat. Oct. 5

Dee Miller Band

The award-winning Dee Miller when brings her "barrelhouse" style of singing to our stage. Joining the 'Duchess of the Blues" is her incredible band featuring Craig Clark, Eric Meyer, Jesse Mueller and Mike Dubois. Slip on your dancing shoes…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

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

Age: All Ages