Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley
The Scenic St. Croix River Valley invites you to escape from the world for a while – explore the hiking trails, go fishing or boating, head to the beach… visit historic river towns - explore the galleries, shops and enjoy fine dining, theater and music. In the St. Croix Valley you will find those wonderful secret places that provide a lifetime of memories.
The St. Croix River Valley is just 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul and 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Once you’ve been here, we know we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again. The St. Croix Valley is a destination you will never forget. Enjoy!
The St. Croix River cuts through rugged cliffs at Interstae State Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Visitors delighted in the lovely fall color display as they view uniques glacial potholes or climb the basalt rock made from ancient lava flows created more than a billion years ago. We invite you to come and rent a canoe or kayak, fish, view the variety of birds, camp, hike or walk the trails of Interstate Park and the beautiful St. Croix River!
Set in the picuturesque community of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin the St. Croix Autumn Fest will awaken your creative side as you browse through the Art Fair, enjoy the beautiful fall colors along the St. Croix River Valley,sample delicious food in the food court as you settle in to listen to live music performed by local musicians. A great fun filled, family oriented celebration with lots of kids activities and sidewalk sales. A great way to welcome the change of Seasons!
St. Croix Autumn Fest Schedule
Saturday, Ocotber 3
7:00am - Start your day with birding expert Brian Collins at Silverbrook Trail for a bird hike through Interstate Park
10:00am - Kids run - jump-skip contest at the St. Croix Falls library
10:00am - St. Croix Falls Farmers Market at Library Plaza
10:00am - 4:00pm - Art and Craft Fair, Senior Center food bake sale and music with Kaptain Karl, National Park Service Art Project, Halloween Costume Swap
11:30am - Randy the Frog Guy - at the library
12:00pm - Step Up & Swing Band at Pocket Park
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Pie Eating Contest - Dalles Bakery
5:30pm - St. Croix Falls Fire Department Fund Raiser - Polk County Fairgrounds
Sunday, October 4
9:00am - Interstate Park morning coffee hike
1:00pm - Woolly Day Mountain bike social gathering at the WBC trailhead
2:00pm - Festival Threater - "Noises Off"
October 3-4 - Stillwater, MN - Fall Color Fine Art & Jazz Festival - Come to Lowell Park and Historic Main Street to experience the 31st annual Fall Color Fine Art & Jazz Festival over 60 local artists offer unique treasures set against a background of jazz. www.discoverstillwater.com
October 3 - Baldwin, WI. Fall Festival at the Orchard - www.baldwin-woodvillechamber.com.
October 3-4 - Hastings, MN. - St. Croix Apple Fest - Celebrate the apple harvest, pick apples and pumpkins, join in hayrides, children activities and live animals to pet. Five area apple orchards along the bluffs of the St. Croix will participate. www.carpenternaturecenter.org,
October 10 - Milltown, WI - Pumpkin Festival - www.polkcountytourism.com
October 10-11 - River Falls, WI - Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour - The 15th annual Fall studio tour and sale. The tour starts just over the Minnesota border and extends into Western Wisconsin. Meet local artists and get a look inside the workings of the studios. www.westernwisconsinpotterytour.com
October 10 -11 - Stillwater, MN - Harvest Fest & Great Pumpkin Weigh Off - Giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, blue grass music and apple -festival. www.harveststillwater.com
October 15 - Afton, MN - Ultimate Girl's Night Out - Stroll the town and take advantage of discounts, demos and free gifts. www.aftonareamn.com
October 17 - Afton, MN - Oktoberfest Beer & Dinner Cruise - Buffet dinner with several beer samples while yo relax and enjoy the final color of fall along the banks of the St. Croix River. www.saintcroixrivercruises.com
October 17 - Hastings, MN - LeDuc Historic Estate - Harvest Country Market - Combination farmer's market, flea market and art fair with a Halloween twist of hauntings and graveyard truths. 651-437-7055.
October 17 - River Falls, WI - Main Street Art Crawl - Stroll downtown River Falls for an engaging artistic experience. Over 20 Main Street businesses open their doors to over 25 local artists. www.riverfallscab.org
October 24 - Hudson, WI - Hilltop Pumpkin Party - YMCA Camp St. Croix - This FREE family fun outdoor event features Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Pumpkin Patch – Voyager Fur Trading Site – Games - St. Croix K-9 demonstrations - EMS and Fire Department Vehicles – United States Army vehicles –– Food – Live Broadcast on Thunder County 95.FM – Ghost Stories Tent – Art/Craft Boutique – Bounce Houses – Petting Zoo and Pony Rides – Magic Show – Kid’s Costume Contest – Pet Costume Contest – Music and More! www.sayhellotohudosn.com, 715-386-8411.
October 30 - November 1 - River Falls, WI - Fall Finds Tour -"Find It" in River Falls during the Falls Finds Tour. Electic shops and historic barns are transformed into artisan galleries filled with antiques, furniture, vintage finds, garden art, and affordable handmade holiday gifts. www.riverwalkantiques.com
October 31 - River Falls, WI - Community Business Expo. - Over 70 businesses and local organizations display their products/services to connect with potential customers. Entertainment includes family-fun activities, trick or treating and more. www.riverfallschamber.com
October 31 - Hudson, WI - Rotary Halloween Parade - Family oriented event with and costume parade, games and prizes. www.sayhellotohudson.com