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Saint Croix Valley, Take Me to The River September 8-23, 2018

The St. Croix: Art at Every Bend in the River

Experience the intersection of art and nature in the St. Croix Valley as you explore the region’s art fairs, festivals and open artist studios. Take Me to the River is a one-of-a-kind “festival of festivals” during the height of the fall colors.

2018 Anchor Events

September 8: Art on the Kinni (River Falls)

September 15-16: Abnet Farm Art Show & Sale (Stillwater), Marine Art Fair (Marine on St. Croix), Sharon Weiser Studio Sale (Stillwater), Prairie Burn Music Festival at YMCA Camp St. Croix (Hudson)

September 22-23: Afton Art in the Park (Afton), Mary Jo Van Dell Fall Studio Sale (Marine on St. Croix), Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival (Hudson), Franconia Art & Artists Celebration (Shafer)



Hudson, WI., Carpenter St. Croix Valley Art Festival August 23, 2018

Carpenter Art Festival

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For information please call – 651-437-4359  or visit   http://carpenternaturecenter.org/event/carpenter-art-festival-2

CNC welcomes you to the Wisconsin Campus to celebrate art and nature. Enjoy music, fine arts and crafts and beautiful scenery. The event will take place rain or shine. Please note that the vendors will accept cash or checks only, and that a portion of all profits will support CNC.

This event will take place at CNC’s Wisconsin Campus at 300 E. Cove Rd., Hudson.

St. Croix Falls, WI., 5th Annual RIBFEST August 25, 2018

What’s better than a fun, summer celebration with great food and entertainment? Join us at RIBFEST, held Saturday, August 25 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, as local vendors put their best rib forward for a chance at a trophy. Live music and kids’ activities round out the event, making it fun for all! Money raised goes to Falls Chamber programs that benefit our communities and local youth groups. We look forward to seeing you there!


Scandia, MN., Spelmansstamma Fiddle Fest August 18, 2018



The Immigrant Fiddle Fest is a long held Swedish tradition where fiddlers gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. The music has never been written, it is always shared by playing only! This annual festival held on the museum grounds is a great activity for families. Spelman = Fiddler / Stämma = Gathering Celebrate the immigrant fiddle with musical entertainment, dancing and food!

Time : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Osceola, WI., Valley Brew Fest August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18th 4-8 PM

  • Tasting over 40 Craft Beers from 20+ Local Breweries
  • Tim Howe Music 4- 6 PM
  • Live Blues Music-  “Skinny Jim & Friends”6-8 PM 
  • Street Faire-Local Food Trucks-

          Sir Smoke Alot BBQ 
          A Wandering Fire Artisan Wood Fired Pizza and 
          WI Cheese Curds from the Osceola Lions Club

  • Home Brew Contest- Professionally Judged
  • Bike Raffle
  • 3 Bike Fun Rides start in Mill Pond Park


Chisago City, MN., Ki Chi Saga Days August 17-19, 2018


 Chisago City’s Ki-Chi-Saga Days features the areas largest arts and crafts fair, food booths, entertainment, dances, a Sunday parade and great small town activities. There’s fun for everyone from cribbage, garage sales, fishing, craft fair featuring 100+ vendors, food & more! FIREWORKS highlight the event on Saturday evening. This community celebration has been a great success because of our volunteers and donations from local businesses and others. Don’t miss this wonderful community celebration!


North Hudson, WI., Pepper Fest – August 17-19, 2018

The Little Village Celebration with The Big Italian Flavor !


North Hudson celebrates its Italian heritage with this annual event including a parade, carnival, Italian food booths, spaghetti and hot pepper-eating contests, music , bingo, 5k & 10k run, and a Queen coronation.  http://pepperfest.org/

Pepperfest Park
North Hudson, WI 54016

Information please call : 715-386-8411



Almelund, MN., Alemlund Threshing Show – August 10 -12, 2018


Annual Tractor Caravan

The Almelund Threshing Show is Minnesota’s premier outdoor event for classic tractor and old-tyme farming fans.  Vintage equipment is not just on display but actually in use.  Three full days of attractions – including tractor pulls, parades and demonstrations.  It only happens once a year so don’t miss it!   Be close to the action – stay at our campground.  Start out with our tractor parade on Sunday, August 5th.   Bring your tractor to the showgrounds for display and participation in the daily tractor parade.   Wear good walking shoes.   Food available on site.  Children playground area.  Largest flea market in the area.