Craft shows, snowshoe hikes, speed rope jump contests, 1800s historical reenactments, art fairs, rodeos, fireworks, local festivals,on the water and musical events, plus more, are scheduled each year around Chippewa County.

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  • 6-14 TO 10-11

    Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

    Come check out the Farmers Market for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, honey, crafts and other handcrafted items, and more EVERY THURSDAY, June 14 - October 11, starting at 12pm!

    Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the farmers market? They are in search of unique arts and handmade items! Email with your interest.

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  • 8-22 TO 9-26

    The Chetek Gang at The Heyde Center

    It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available for sale. 

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  • 9-19 TO 9-20

    Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding Training at Beaver Creek Reserve

    A two day workshop will be held at Beaver Creek Reserve to provide volunteers with the knowledge and training to participate in the Northern Saw-whet Owl banding program. There are various opportunities for volunteers to find the role they are most comfortable participating in. The Owl Banding program begins the last week of September and continues into early November. Banding occurs several nights a week from 7pm until approximately 1 am. The Owl Banding Crew will be looking for new volunteers to commit to a minimum of one night a week throughout the banding season.

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  • 9-20

    Ladies Evening Extravaganza

    The 11th annual Ladies Evening Extravaganza is held at the Heyde Center! There will be local wines, dinner by LiveGreat Catering, MC Judy Clark, Leinenkugel's Beer, and raffles & prizes! All proceeds benefit the Family Support Center. Doors open at 5:30PM, must be 21 years of age to attend!

    Tickets are $45 in advance. Early bird drawing deadline is July 20th. Register a table of 8 to be entered  in a drawing!

    Order tickets online at

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  • 9-20

    Comedy Night: Michael Harrison at Bye the Willow

    Utilizing a smart, honest, and silly observational style, Michael Harrison has been one of the busiest standup comedians in North America for a good reason. Whether it’s a college, corporate, church, comedy club, cruise ship or bar, Michael’s diverse act delivers a show that leaves his audiences craving more. Besides touring extensively, Michael has also found time to develop a solid acting resume with appearances on MTV’s Video on Trial, NBC’s The Bridge, Queer as Folk, the TBS movie The Jazzman and as a co-host on E- West. Michael’s comedic talent has also earned him his own nationally televised half-hour comedy special. Avid radio listeners may have also heard him on the popular Bob and Tom radio program or on Sirius XM, where he is in constant rotation. Michael has also been featured in several prestigious comedy festivals including Just for Laughs, Laugh Fest, and the LOL Sudbury Comedy festival. Charming, likeable and laugh out loud funny, Michael Harrison is one act you don’t want to miss!

    Doors open at 7 pm and the show beings at 8 pm! Tickets are $10 in advance (presale ends at 6 pm on 9/20) and $15 at the door the night of the event.

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  • 9-20 TO 9-21

    Community Scarecrow Making Event

    CFAUSD Cardinal Community Learning Center Presents The Community Scarecrow Making Event! Gather a group of people (limit 6 per group) and join in on the fun! Only $6 per group.

    Prizes for: (based on Facebook votes)
    *Best Business/Organization
    *Best Family/Individual
    *Best Youth Group
    *Most Creative


    Thursday, Sept. 20 Sessions:

    1. 10-11:30 am - Senior Citizens, Adults Only
    2. 1:30-3pm - Business Groups, Civic Groups
    3. 4:30-6pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
    4. 7-8:30pm - Youth Groups Only

    Friday, Sept. 21 Sessions:

    1. 9:30-11am - Business Groups, Civic Groups
    2. 12:30-2pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
    3. 3:30-5pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
    4. 6:30-8pm - Individuals, Families, Groups


    Building B at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgounds

    What to Bring:

    • Clothing: pants, shirt (long sleeve, button up is best)
    • Accessories: hat, flowers, props, gloves, other embelishments

    What They Provide:

    • “How to” Instructions, Straw, stakes, safety pins, twine, burlap, miscellaneous embellishments, assistance

    In Person or by mail:
    CFAUSD Korger-Chestnut Bldg.
    140 W. Elm St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

    More Info: Andrea Smith, Director, Cardinal CLC (715) 726-2588
    Registration Deadline- Sept. 13th or until full. Space is limited so register early!

  • 9-21

    Wisconsin Brass Quintet

    7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

    Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group’s founding in 1972. In addition to its regular concert series on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Quintet performs extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances in New York at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

    Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6 

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  • 9-21 TO 9-23

    Gun Show


    Northern Wisconsin State Fairgounds - Expo Hall C

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  • 9-22

    Live Music: Yata & Sinz at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

    Join in Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for live music with Yata, & Sinz!

    Yata & Sinz bring an unexpected and masterful mashup of folk, blues and jazz. Veteran musicians – Yata (guitar/voice), and Randy Sinz (bass/voice) combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a musically powerful and entertaining performance.

    They bring humor, and pathos to their show with musical expertise and passion. Along with Sue Orfield, they have recently released their first CD, Dancing in the Light, featuring 12 beautiful, original songs.

    They will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

    Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event.

    No beverage carry-in allowed.

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  • 9-22

    The History of Rock n’ Roll- Johnny Rogers Band

    7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

    From Branson to Europe to Las Vegas, Rock 'n' Roll showman Johnny Rogers will transport you back to a time when you went to your favorite malt shops and danced to your favorite bands. The Show is a tribute to the musical legends of Rock n’ Roll. It starts with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly, then goes on to pay tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, and many more. The show will climax with Johnny’s portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. This show is a crowd-favorite and appeals to just about everyone.

    Reserved Seats: $25/seat. General Admission: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

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  • 9-22

    A Walk in the Woods Looking for Mushrooms at Beaver Creek Reserve

    Learn to distinguish edible from poisonous mushrooms and learn how fungi affect the health of the forest. Join Travis, a delightful amateur mycologist from Cumberland, WI on our hunt for mushrooms. Please bring your own basket for collecting.

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  • 9-22

    Live Music: Half Empty & 20 Watt Tombstone at Every Buddy's Bar

    Half Empty Glass
    20 Watt Tombstone

    Tickets: $5.00

    Doors at 9:00 pm

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  • 9-28

    Girls on the Run GLOW Scavenger Hunt

    A new favorite family-friendly fun event in the Chippewa Valley from 6-9pm at River Prairie, Altoona, WI!

    This glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt is a fun evening full of tricky clues and challenges. Teams of 3-5 will scour the new River Prairie scavenging for clues to win awesome prizes! The scavenger hunt will go into the evening hours, so be prepared with your most GLOWING gear! Awesome prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers and to the most GLOWING team! Sign up your team today! Discounted early bird registration through 9/14.

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  • 9-29

    Southview Bear Crawl 5k or 1 Mile Run/Walk

    Race Starts at 10 am | Packet Pick Up starts at 8:30 am

    The 2018 Bear Crawl will be hosted on September 29th with start and finish at Southview Elementary School. Two course distances are offered, a 1 mile route and 5k route. This is a fun run or walk to support our school.

    Because of our generous community, they have met their original goal and the new playground is being installed this August. The Bear Crawl will now help raise funds for school activities, and support the students and teachers through the PTO. They are hoping to create an annual event that everyone can look forward to as a kick off for the new school year. Ideally, this one event will help raise enough money so they can discontinue other fundraising efforts throughout the year and your participation will help them reach that goal!


    $20 - 1 registration

    $10 - each additional registration

    *Multiple registrations must live at the same residence.


    Please add T-shirt sizes for all participants to your order. Shirts are unisex sizing: Youth Small, Medium, Large; Adult Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large. Please indicate NO SHIRT if you would not like a Bear Crawl race shirt.

    T-shirts will be guaranteed only if registration is received before September 10th.

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  • 9-29

    Chippewa Steel vs Janesville Jets

    Support the Chippewa Steel at 7:10pm at the Chippewa Area Youth Arena!

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  • 9-29

    Live Music: Derek Ramnarace at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

    Join in Saturday, September 29th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for live music with Derek Ramnarace.

    Derek Ramnarace leads the “Old Soul Society” and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere.  He tours as a solo artist both in the Midwest and Nationally.

    Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.

    No beverage carry-in allowed.

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  • 9-29

    Men and Women Who Cook

    This unique fundraiser features 20 local men who prepare and serve samplings of their best dish. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy wonderful food, drinks, company, live and silent auction items, all to support the Boys & Girls Club - Chippewa Center!


    Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds -  Expo Hall C

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  • 9-29

    Bloomer Brewing Co. Oktoberfest

    Come join them for the annual Oktoberfest. Polka music in the afternoon by the Rhythm Play Boys from Osseo, WI and evening music by Three bucks and change. Get your tickets know by stopping at the brewery or call Dan at 715-271-3967

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  • 9-29

    Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's 2018

    Start time: 8am

    Where do the funds go?

    All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


    Do I have to register in order to Walk?

    Yes, they want to know you’re walking with them and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, they ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.


    Do I need to register my children for Walk?

    Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.


    Does every walker get a T-shirt?

    Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.


    How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?

    Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

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  • 9-29

    Live Music: Every Buddy's Bar And Grill

    Giants of Midgard
    Saint Small
    Type Cat

    Tickets: $5.00

    Doors at 9:00 pm

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  • 9-29

    Deer Fly Chase Mountain Bike Race

    The 2018 Deer Fly Chase PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2018!
    TO REGISTER, please go to

    You may register on raceday from 8:30 – 9:30 am.  $30 adults / $10 juniors.

    Bring the family – as there are events for all!
    Mountain bike racing: Open class participants can choose from ‘Long’ and  ‘Short’ (you will make your selection on race day!).  Junior class participants will either race in the ‘High School’ event or ‘Middle School’ (you will make your selection on race day!).
    Trail run, 10K:  Beautiful ski trails and singletrack running race.

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