St Croix Falls, WI - Taylors Falls, MN
October 5, 2019, 9 am - 4 pm
It's time for our annual Autumnfest celebration of the change of seasons and the natural beauty of the St. Croix Valley. The St. Croix Falls AutumnFest is a lovely Fall Festival celebrating the beauty, creativity, and diversity of the St. Croix River Valley. The mission of St. Croix Falls Autumn Fest is to capture our unique sense of place, awaken the creative potential of the St. Croix Valley and explore self-sufficient and sustainable models of community development. It is a fun, family-oriented celebration of the changing season. We bring awareness to our lovely city and the natural assets we can all cherish and protect.
Please join us for beautiful views along the Scenic St. Croix River with an art fair, live music, kids activities, and more. Join in on the city-wide group photo at 10 am at the Library Plaza in St. Croix Falls, WI to celebrate International SMILE day!!!
A community gathers in its warmer jackets and sweaters to say hello to one another.
We get together to enjoy some Autumn cheer.
"Now in its 11th year, the St Croix Falls AutumnFest celebration offers a city-wide opportunity to really enjoy life. Featuring live music and many smiling local faces, AutumnFest partners with a wonderful local farmers market, some tasty food truck vendors, pumpkins and seasonal home decorations, a large array of art, craft and promotional vendors and a warm public library to duck into if needed", says organizer Woody McBride. "Its a wonderful tradition rooted in mother earth lore, river spirit magic and our strong buy local sensibility.
We are placed in a scenic downtown river town along the St Croix River - and the first Saturday of October each year is a great day to spend in the area. Check out all the sales at local shops, visit our vintage stores, get some coffee at the Dalles Cafe and Coffee House or 3 Arrows, get some hand-made candy at Valley Sweets or pick out a clever gift at Tangen's, pick up some pet supplies at Fur-Get-Me Nots, get some fresh flowers, get some gas, check out the quilt shop or the cobbler shop, learn about the SCF Civic Auditorium Renovation project, grab a healthy snack at Fine Acres Natural Foods Market, get your hair done, go on a guided nature hike, have lunch or dinner at one of our local restaurants. And before you go see the theatrical production "Diary of Anne Frank" that night at The Black Box/Festival Theatre swing through one of the local taverns. You can stay the night at a number of local hotels, Air BNB, Cabins, and BNBs. If nothing else take in the clean fall air and some peace and quiet in The City of Trails."
Schedule of events:
9:00 am Art, Craft & Vendor Fair open (until 4 pm)
10:00 am SCF Farmers Market and Food Trucks open (until 2 pm) - pumpkins and apple cider
10:00 am Self-guided kids activities at the SCF Public Library
10:00 am Community-wide group photo for "World Smile Day" all people welcome - free toothbrushes given out 🙂
11:00 am Rex Cactus & The Radio Rangers Live Music - a talented gypsy swing and bluegrass trio
11:00 am Cooking class with Peter Kwong (also at 12:30 pm)
11:00 Get some lunch at our food truck court or around town (until 3)
1:00 pm Free self-guided trail hike departs from the plaza to the miles of trails in "The City of Trails"
7:30 Festival Theatre show "Diary of Anne Frank" at Black Box Theatre downtown
9:00 Live Music and dancing at The Dalles House with "Tailspin"
Genius of Fun Productions
for more information or to register as a vendor.
Our Sponsors: A huge shout out to our sponsors! We could not do this event without you.
Friends of the St Croix Falls Public Library, Franconia Sculpture Park, National Park Service, City of St. Croix Falls, St. Croix River Association, Polk Burnett Beekeepers Association, St. Croix Falls Farmers Market, Festival Theatre and Genius of Fun Events, SCRMC, Habitat For Humanity, Festival Theatre, Woolly Bike Club.