St. Croix Falls Autumnfest



St Croix Falls, WI – Severson Memorial Overlook Park

Just one hour from the Twin Cities!


OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2020

Due to the unexpected snow and cold, SCF AutumnFest is still on but is retooled to host our annual downtown shopping sales, annual Arts, Craft & Vendor Village, Cozy fire pit, DJ music from the 1950’s to the 2000’s, SCF Royalty recognition, food trucks, warm beverages, hot wine, beer, self guided trail hikes in “The City of Trails” and classic cars. Plus evening activities at local taverns and online with the renowned SCF Festival Theatre. Make a weekend of it in the scenic Falls Area!!! For more info contact the coordinator

Socially/physically distanced, OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT WEEKEND in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley!

Autumn Fest

at The Severson Memorial Overlook Park


We are fortunate to host the event in our scenic river town along the St Croix River – and the fourth 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, coffee shops, breweries, wineries and more.

The fall views of the St. Croix Falls Hydroelectric Dam at the Severson Memorial Overlook make a perfect backdrop for Autumnfest 2020!

© Jan Brey Clare

Saturday & Sunday – October 24 & 25

OUTDOOR EVENTS IN WIDE OPEN SPACES! Live Music, Car Show, Food Trucks,  & Art Vendors! 

A community gathers in its warmer jackets and sweaters to say hello to one another and enjoy some Autumn cheer.

“Now in its 13th year, the St Croix Falls Autumn Festival celebration offers a city-wide opportunity to really enjoy life. Featuring live music and many smiling local faces”, says organizer Woody McBride. “We have expanded the schedule to be two days with a new classic car show, more music, more vendors, food, beer, wine – Its a wonderful tradition rooted in local community ties.


Live music is a rare treat these days, and we are fortunate to have FOUR bands to play throughout the weekend at the Severson Memorial Overlook Park in downtown St. Croix Falls, WI. Enjoy the beautiful, fall views of the St. Croix River Hydroelectric Dam while listening to music fill up the river valley. Bring your own lawnchair. Masks encouraged!
Get to know the bands:
The Jorgensons: Area favorite! Blues, R&B, and Soul.
Free Fallin: A spectacular, live music production and tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Church of Cash: World class Johnny Cash tribute that brings loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us.
The Stringsmiths: Hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band from Northwest Wisconsin.


Join us for the 2020 Autumn Festival Classic & Sports Car Show on Mainstreet in St Croix Falls, WI.
11 AM – 4 PM  ||  SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Yes! All cool cars welcome – classic, exotic, low riders, sports, super, euro and muscle!
Register in advance or from 10 am to noon. $10+ donation suggested to car owners. This event is next to stage, food court and craft fair.
Contact or call 612-385-4598 for more info or to register.


Grab some yummy grub when the food trucks open at 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday. Stick around to taste some samples at the annual chili-cook off that starts at 11 am on Saturday.
Don’t miss the bountiful, end-of season-harvest of goodies at the St. Croix Falls Farmers’ Market located at the Library Plaza.

2020 Schedule of Events:

Two Day Schedule of Events:
Music On The Overlook presents… 
10:00 am: Art, Craft & Vendor Fair opens (until 4 pm)
10:00 am: Food Trucks open 
10:00 am: SCF Farmers Market (at Library)
11:00 am: Annual Chili cook off – judges will pick and public can enjoy a limited amount of samples
12:00 pm: SCF Royalty Commemoration
12:00 pm: Get some lunch at our food truck court or around town
1:00 pm: Free self-guided trail hike departs from the plaza to the miles of trails in “The City of Trails”
12:30 pm: LIVE MUSIC with The Jorgensens (Kurt & Brianna – a local favorite) 
3 pm: USA’s #1 Tribute to Tom Petty & The HeartBreakers – Full costum performance of all the hits by Free Fallin’
5 pm: Venture out to all the local shops, restaurants, bars and taverns
The Taylors Falls Drive In Restaurant Presents… 
10:00 am: Art, Craft & Vendor Fair opens (until 4 pm)
10:00 am:  Food Trucks open 
10:00 am: Church Service
12:00 am: BlueGrass Brunch with The StringSmiths of Cumberland
12:00: Get some lunch at our food truck court or around town
1:00 pm Free self-guided trail hike departs from the plaza to the miles of trails in “The City of Trails”
3 pm: USA’s #1 Tribute to Johnny Cash – Full Theatrical and Historical performance of all the hits by The Church of Cash
5 pm: Venture out to all the local shops, restaurants, bars and taverns 

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.


Our Sponsors: A huge shout out to our sponsors!  We could not do this event without you.

Chateau St. Croix Winery, Pins N Needles Quilt Shop, Falls Chamber of Commerce, Falls Orthodontics, Midwest One Bank, The River Group, The Senior Center, Johnson Motors, The City of St. Croix Falls Room Tax & Tourism Committee, The Drive In Restaurant, and Genius of Fun Productions.

Genius of Fun Productions for more information or to register as a vendor.

WCCO recently featured St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin on their station!