Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival
Art ˈärt “The creation of beautiful or thought-provoking works”
Saturday, September 28, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, September 29, 11am to 4pm.
Free and open to the public.
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to be inspired!
Join us for Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, September 28 & 29 in Lakefront Park
on the beautiful St. Croix River!
The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to experience a variety of creative talent. This year the festival offers even more art in the park, with 85+ juried artists showing their best!
Acoustic musicians will add to the atmosphere of fine art and fall flavors. Living Statues, hands-on creative activities and performance art are more
great additions to the creative experience of the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival!
Experience Hula Hooping like you never have before with SydneySpins, and watch Hudson native and “Hoop Idol” competitor, Sydney Malanaphy, as she makes her moves!
Sydney takes Hula hooping to the next level and you can too by testing your skills at a Hula Hooping Rodeo.
Interactive musician, Paul Imholte will stroll the grounds, inviting you to try your musical skills on a harpsichord, violin, banjo and a variety of musical instruments.
Accoustic music will be sounding from the artist village as well as the Lakefront Bandshell.
Enjoy Charlie Uehlin on Guitar, Local Group - August Blues, the jazz of Sam Salter and returning for another year Devine Collection with their soul, funk, rhythm & blues and jazz.
The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to experience a variety of creative talent.
Join us for a FREE day of festivities and fun! Note: No pets, No coolers or bikes allowed into the park.
Download the Event Schedule & Program Guide.
Need more information? Contact the Chamber at ( 715) 386-8411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Fall, the St. Croix Valley is transformed into a natural arena of shimmering colors.
Exhilarate your soul in September and October with the Valley's palette of reds, oranges, browns, and golds.
Enjoy a relaxing ride through the fall color on the St. Croix and Osceola Railway, rent a pontoon on Lake St. Croix, charter a cruise at the Upper Dalles, ride the wind in a hot air balloon, drive meandering roads, or simply take a long walk in one of the lovely state or local parks. The Fall color will astound you! Take advantage of a River Art Crawl - "Take me to the River", shop for unique art at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, in Hudson, WI., stomp grapes barefoot at St. Croix Vineyards, watch a raptor release at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center or pick apples at a local orchard.
A sampling of September - October Events happening throughout the Valley!
September 27, 28, 29 - New Richmond, WI.
Experience a weekend at the Heritage Center. Your family will enjoy touring this original turn-of-the century Farmstead and all of its historic buildings. There will be family focused activities, food, live music and the crowning of Miss Heritage. Learn more at: www.nrheritagecenter.org.
September 28 - Cushing, WI.
River Road Ramble...Highway 87
September 28 - Hastings, MN
Carpenter ST. Croix Valley Nature Center, 10:00am-3:00pm Visitors will enjoy watching birds of prey take to the air after being rehabilitated by The Raptor Center's veterinarians. The day is full of fun including orchard hay wagon tours, educational raptors on display from the Raptor Center, kid's activities and more. This is a FREE event. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the day! Fro more information call (651)437-4359. or visit - www.carpenternaturecenter.org
September 28 - Afton, MN
Fall Leaves Cruise -
Join the crew of the St. Croix Cruise Lines and other guests/visitors for a colorful fall display along the banks of the St. Croix River. Cruise time - 12pm-2:00pm. For more information on menu and availability please visit: www.stcroixrivercruises.com
September 28-29 - Hudson, WI.
Hudson's Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival -
A juried art show, food and music along the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River. A fun family event! For more information please visit: www.hudsonwi.org.
September 28 -29 - Centuria, WI
Baker Orchard Fall Festival - The Artists in the Earth Group will show and sell their works. Fine Arts in many media. The Orchard and Gallery will be open to the public. Live music, hayrides through the apple orchard, fresh apple cider and pie. The event takes place 9am-5pm. To learn more please visit: www.bakerorchard.com
September 29 - Afton, MN.
Fall Leaves Cruise
Join the crew and other guests/visitors for a colorful fall display along the banks of the St. Croix River. Cruise time - 3:15pm - 5:15 pm. For more information on menu items and availability please visit: www.stcroixrivercruises.com
September 30 - Shafer, MN
Brat and Apple Pie Feed - An old fashioned bratwurst and apple pie feed at Pleasant Valley Orchard. Hay rides, apples orchard tours, goats and bunnies to enchant the children. Falls Chamber of Commerce fundraiser - selling pies, coffee, brats and more! 11am - 4pm. For more information please visit: www.fallschamber.org
October St. Croix Valley Events
October 5-6 - Stillwater, MN
Fall Colors Fine Art & Jazz Festival - Join the merchants of Stillwater and local artists and shop for unique items while enjoying jazz and the beautiful fall foliage in Lowell Park along the St. Croix River and historic Main Street. Delicious food will be available throughout the festival. 10ma - 5pm both days. This is a juried fine arts show with everything from glass and metal work to intricate beadwork & fiber work. Learn more at www.ilovestillwater.com
October 5-6 & 12-13- Afton, MN
St. Croix Cruise Line Fall Color Cruise - Pick your weekend and enjoy fall color while cruising on the beautiful St. Croix River. Add a lovel buffet dinner and it's a perfect weekend out! Cruise times - 3:15-5:15pm. Please call 651-436-8883 for more information or visit: www.stcroixrivercruises.com
October 5 - Amery, WI
Changing of the Colors Ride and Oktoberfest - For more information please call - 1-800-222-POLK or visit: www.polkcountytourism.com
October 5- St. Croix Falls, WI
Autumn Fest & Art Fair - This earth friendly community festival includes an Art Fair,music, food and kids games. For more information please call - 800-222-POLK or visit: www.polkcountytourism.com
October 5 - Turtle Lake, WI
Wisconsin Colorfest & Pitchfork Fondue - For more information on this wonderful community event please call - 800-222-POLK or visit: www.polkcountytourism.com
October 5-6, 12-13 - Hastings, MN
Saint Croix Valley Apple Fest -
Five area apple orchards create the ultimate apple festival! This wonderful family outing opportunity offers activities for all ages. Pick your weekend, pick your favorite orchard/s and even pick your own apples! Participating orchards include: Afton Apple, Fischer's Croix Farm and Orchard, McDougall's Apple Junction, Whistling Well Farm and Carpenter Nature Center. In addition to pick your own apples and pumpkins all of the orchards will host various other activities such as tasting homemade treats, a balloonologist, and corn mazes! This is a FREE event and sure to delight everyone! For more information please call: 651-436-8385.
October 12 - 13 - Stillwater, MN
Harvest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, bluegrass music, a pumpkin drop, a pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River and more! Bring the family and spend an enchanting day in Stillwater. In 2010, the 1810# pumpkin won a Guinness Book World Record! Family Fun with kids pedal tractor pull, pie eating contest, Chili cook-off, micro brew and wine tasting, Street Dance, Costume Parade Pumpkin Regatta on the River. For more information please visit; www.harvestfestivalstillwater.com
October 13 - Prescott WI
Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center
- Art opening and exhibit, craft show, and exhibit. Runs through November 17, to learn more please visit: www.freedomparkwi.org
October 19 - Afton,MN
Oktoberfest Beer & Dinner Cruise
- Enjoy several beer samplings and a delicious buffet dinner while relaxing and enjoying the last hint of Fall on the St. Croix River. Cruise time - 6:30pm - 9:30pm. For more information please call - 651- 436-8883. Or visit: www.saintcroixrivercruises.com
October 20 - Prescott, WI
Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center
- will host a Lac De Flambeau Native American presentation. Time - 2pm-3pm. To learn more please visit: www.freedomparkwi.org
October 26 - Hudson, WI
Hudson's Pumpkin Party
- Family activities throughout Hudson. For more information please visit: www.hudsonwi.org
October 26-27 - Stillwater, MN
Halloween Treats for Kids on Main Street - Stillwater merchants are excited to announce Trick or Treating in Downtown Stillwater. Look for signs in the front of participating stores. Time - Noon - 4pm. Dress up the kids in their Halloween costumes and bring them to Historic Downtown Stillwater for a fun afternoon of trick or treat!
October 26 - River Falls, WI
Community Business Expo
. - Community businesses and organizations showcase what they have to offer the area. The expo takes on the flavor of Halloween with lots of fun activities for kids throughout the day. The event is open to the public, so grab your costume and get ready to trick and treat in the River Falls High School. For more information please visit: www.rechamber.com