Fair Game: Eau Claire County Fair Offers Variety, Community

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whether your interest is in dogs, livestock, juggling, food, or beyond, the Eau Claire Counry Fair has an exhibit, show, or stand to suit you. The fair begins 1pm Sunday with a canine obedience and showmanship competition ...

Annual Northern Wisconsin State Fair Returns

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Taylor Reisdorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Indulge in classic fair food while listening to live music, browsing and attending a wide range of exhibits and events, or hopping on a carnival ride at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair ...

A Play of Many Colors

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Marie Anthony

The pages were frail and, with every turn, carried the comforting scent of grandma and grandpa’s home. Snuggled together, in a twin bed, two small girls lost themselves – not in dreams of the night – but in the story ...

Everyone’s a Little Strange

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Taylor Reisdorf

Kim Vaughter’s current Volume One Gallery exhibition, “Strange Children.” Vaughter’s exhibit – on display through Aug. 25 ...

A Space for Literary Growth: Writers Anonymous at Shift

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Taylor Reisdorf

On the third Wednesday of each month, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar host a Writers Anonymous workshop. Writers Anonymous – which started in April – is inclusive ...

Bound for a Laugh: Locally-produced podcast Wisconsin Bound

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Julia van Allen

‘In my head, I picture people like us that find interest in humor and weird, fringe-y cultures and enjoy them by looking behind the curtain without being in a place of judgment,” said Tyler Haas ...

Parting Words: Kerry Kincaid

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Tom Giffey

In her 25 years in public service, the last nine of them as Eau Claire City Council president, Kerry Kincaid learned that leadership can be both richly rewarding and lonely. As council president, Kincaid not only ...

Inaugural Garden Tour Features Nine Eau Claire-Area Sites

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

Barbara Arnold

“Gardens in Bloom” is the first-ever major garden tour in Eau Claire, featuring nine lovingly planted gardens. Presented by the 125-plus volunteer members of the Eau Claire Garden Club, the tour ...

Eau Claire Earns Less but Has More

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

Tom Giffey

We’ve got a lot of things going for us in the Chippewa Valley: natural beauty, friendly people, plentiful beer. Unemployment is low, and so is the cost of living. And now, according to some number-crunchers ...

4 Weekends, 4 Big Music Festivals

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2018

Raquel Dorf, Haley Wright, Julia van Allen, Measha Vieth, photos by Caitlyn Berlin, Marcie Pannell

Rock Fest, Country Jam, OneFest, and Blues On The Chippewa are up next. Here are the details ...

Eaux Claires 2018: The Grounds

photos by Luong Huynh, Branden Nall

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Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 6 & 7) set out to be a unique experience for fest goers. It mixed a diverse lineup of music with ambitious art installations, striking stages, and a beautiful natural setting next to the Chippewa River ...

Eaux Claires 2018: The Music

photos by Branden Nall, Luong Huynh

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With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 6 & 7) provided two days of live music ...

Eaux Claires IV: Recapped

Mon. Jul. 9th, 2018

Eric Christenson, photos by Branden Nall, Luong Huynh

“Fly or fall on feeling.” That was at the core of Eaux Claires’ no-lineup philosophy for 2018. Feeling. And there’s a lot of feelings out there ...

Oxbeaux II

photos by Luong Huynh

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On the eve of the 2018 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, The Oxbow Hotel once again hosted their OXBEAUX street concert right in front of the hotel ...

New Eatery Brings Indian Cuisine Back to Valley

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018

Emilee Wentland

Eau Claire is full of foodies and plenty of eclectic, locally owned restaurants to satisfy many – but not all – of them: The city is lacking when it comes to Indian cuisine ...