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7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 26

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

8:30am Sat. Oct. 26

Carson Park 5 & 10 + Kid's BOO-gie Run

Half Moon 5K run/walk and Carson Park 10 mile run. Pancake breakfast 8:30-11:30am.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: See contact info for cost

9am-4pm Sat. Oct. 26

Cedarcreek Fall Gamercon

A mini-convention for tabletop gamers. Tournaments, silent auction, community, open tabletop play, vendors, and food. Proceeds benefit the Tandem Mentorship Program.

Cedarcreek Community Church
3520 Eastwind Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 GA

9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 26

DCHS Fall Rummage Sale

Come check out this huge rummage sale in Menomonie. There is always something for everyone of all ages, and then some more. Donation drop off will be on Wednesday, October 23rd from 9 am - 7 pm.

Menomonie Veterans Center
E4710 County Rd. BB
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Oct. 26

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

9:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 26

Adventures in Geocaching

Participants will learn basic GPS use and have a chance to practice their new skills during this class. Pricing is per group of 2-4 people. Registration due October 18.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $10 group, Nonmembers $15 per group

Age: Age 5+

10-10:30am Sat. Oct. 26

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rocket

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is building stomp rockets.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Oct. 26

Cardboard Construction

A fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Stop in anytime to join the architectural fun.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Oct. 26

Santa is Coming to Green Oasis

Santa Claus will talk to the kids and find out who has been naughty and nice and to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. There will be games and crafts for the kids( pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, scavenger hunt. Food, Apple…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 26

The Center 6th Anniversary Celebration and Heart Labyrinth Dedication

Celebrate The Center's 6th anniversary and dedication of the new Heart Labyrinth. Labyrinth dedication will be at 10:30pm. Practitioners will be on hand to discuss their healing practices, classes and other activities at The Center.…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 26

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. Oct. 26

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-noon Sat. Oct. 26

Parent Cafe: "Stay Sane Over the Holidays"

Join other parents/caregivers for a casual meal and a discussion about parenting joys and challenges. Child care is provided, along with a free meal. Registration is required, as space is limited.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents

10am-4pm Sat. Oct. 26

Pooches & Pumpkins

There will be treats for Fido, doggy dress up, a photo op, pumpkin painting for the kids, and prizes awarded for the best pet costume. The winner will receive a goody basket filled with treats for you and your pet.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 26

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. 26

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. 26

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. 26

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-1pm Sat. Oct. 26

Spooky Scary Banner

Create a spooky burlap banner with sequins and paint just in time for Halloween! Registration is required, and opens September 25.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

11am-12:30pm Sat. Oct. 26

Fall Flower Arranging for Kids

Kickoff the Halloween festivities by having your child create their very own floral arrangement in a hollowed out pumpkin with vivid fall flowers. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lakeview Floral and Gifts
1802A Stout Road
Menomonie

Cost: $29.95

Age: 5-10 Years Old

noon-8pm Sat. Oct. 26

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

1-3pm Sat. Oct. 26

Paganism 101: A Year & A Day Exploration

Want to learn more about Paganism, Witchcraft, and the Metaphysical, in general? This is the class you've been waiting for. Each month will cover a different topic. You will buy a workbook at the first class that will be your reference guide,…

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

Cost: $18 first class/$8 each class after

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Oct. 26

Treats on the Trail

Join the Dunn County Historical Society at the Lions Club Game Park Trail in Wakanda Park to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and gather Halloween treats along the way. Walk the beautiful nature trail, collect candy along the way, and take…

Lions Club Game Park Trail
Game Park Road
Menomonie

Cost: $3

Age: Children 12 and younger

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 26

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. Oct. 26

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

5-7pm Sat. Oct. 26

Halloween Parent’s Night Out

Parents, do you need a little time on your own? Drop the kiddos off with us at AKF for pizza, costume contest, games, prizes and loads of safe fun! Open to public.

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire
1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 individual/ $35 Family of two or more

Age: Ages 4+

6-10pm Sat. Oct. 26

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+

7-9pm Sat. Oct. 26

Troop 36 Haunted Trail

First annual haunted trail put on by Scout Troop 36. This is a fundraiser and food drive. Trail is through woods with warming house and concessions available after.


W6618 Langdell Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA for 13+ or $3 with non-perishable food item. FREE for Under 13 Free with non-perishable food item.

Age: 10+

7-11pm Sat. Oct. 26

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House
415 S. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7-10pm Sat. Oct. 26

Fright Night Haunted Barn

Be prepared to be haunted by your favorite horror films at the annual Haunted Barn. Proceeds go to Eau Claire 4-H, and Feed my People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch
8020 Curvue Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 per person, or $6 with a nonperishable food item

Age: Accommodate to all ages

7-9pm Sat. Oct. 26

Masquerade Mystery Theater

Come to the Billionaire's Masquerade Ball where you'll be the one unmasking the killer. It's a game of clue come to life. You may be an innocent bystander, a suspect, or even the murderer. A glamorous evening of mystery and intrigue.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20

Age: 18+

8:30-10:30pm Sat. Oct. 26

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding

Beaver Creek Bird banders will once again open the banding station to allow you to see these charismatic night flyers. They cannot guarantee that a bird will be caught during your visit; but you will be able to learn about the birds, their…

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Donation