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Music, Food, and Beer All Part of the Fun With Farm Tech Days

July 20-22 event includes off-site attractions, promotions

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Bear Creek Band (Teddy Snider Photography)
Bear Creek Band (Teddy Snider Photography)

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is all about bringing people down to the farm, but this year it will also bring the farm to you – in the form of special music, food, and beer events around the Chippewa Valley.

Farm Tech Days will run July 20-22 and is hosted by Huntsinger Farms, just south of Eau Claire. But in addition to a jam-packed show with activities and exhibit for everyone from fifth-generation dairy farmers to families with young kids, organizers say attendees will have a whole host of evening activities and dining options to choose from.

The Executive Committee of the Eau Claire show has been working with Visit Eau Claire, as well as local restaurants and hotels, to make sure that people who come to the show from near and far have plenty to do.

Here’s a rundown on the events:

EAU CLAIRE’S COUNTRY HOEDOWN

Tuesday, July 20, 4-10pm • Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Featuring the popular Bear Creek Band, the Hoedown in downtown Eau Claire will have food trucks, a cash bar, shopping, and dining.

ROCK’N ON THE RIVER IN ALTOONA

Wednesday, July 21, 5-10pm, River Prairie Park, Altoona

Bring your beach chairs and blankets and come hear local favorites 40 Fingers rockin’ at River Prairie Park. There will be music, food trucks, restaurants and bars, and a chance to explore the nearby Veterans Tribute Trail. Carry-in coolers are welcome.

Local hotels will provide free shuttle service to and from Eau Claire Country Hoedown and Rock’n on the River. Hotels include: Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn South, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express West, Home2, Best Western (Mondovi Road), Hampton Inn Eau Claire, and Lismore Hotel.

THE LEINIE LODGE

Redeem Your Coupon for a Leinenkugel Limited Edition Commemorative 32-Ounce Can Crowler®

Sponsor Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery Company has issued a limited-edition commemorative 32-ounce Crowler for Farm Technology Days. Coupons for the special Crowler are on sale now (see witfarmtechdays.org for more information) and will be on sale at the show. The cost is one for $10, four for $35, six for $50. Redeem the coupon at the Leinie Lodge, 124 E Elm St. Chippewa Falls during the following times: 10am-6pm Sunday-Wednesday, and 10am-8pm Thursday-Saturday. You must be 21 years old to purchase and redeem the coupon. Coupons must be redeemed between July 20 and Dec. 31.

THE HORSERADISH HOP

Six local restaurants are participating in the Eau Claire Horseradish Hop. Visit three of the restaurants (Lunchbox EC, Northern Tap House, Sweet Driver Chocolate Creations, The French Press, The Goat Coffee House, and The Lakely) and receive Silver Spring Foods’ Beer ’n Brat and Yellow Mustard and Applewood Smoke Flavored Horseradish. Visit all six restaurants to receive a “Zing Masters™ Honorary Member” decal and T-shirt, and be featured on Visit Eau Claire’s “Honorary Zing Masters™ Wall of Fame” at visiteauclaire.com. Horseradish hoppers who visit all six restaurants by Aug. 31 will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a two-night stay at The Oxbow Hotel, $200 Chamber Bucks, and a kubb set. Register to participate at visiteauclaire.com/plan/horseradish-hop.


Farm Technology Days will take place on July 20, 21, and 22 from 9am to 4pm each day. Tickets are available now at wifarmtechdays.org. Single day entry is $10, three-day passes are $25, and a five-person family pack for a single day is $40. Tickets bought ahead of the show will allow attendees to use a fast entry. Tickets are also available at the gates the day of the show.

Attractions will include hundreds of exhibitors, farm tours, an Innovation Square featuring prominent local ag businesses, a youth tent and Career Discovery Zone, daily performances by regional favorite singer/songwriter Chris Kroeze, and a whole lot more. Get the full details at wifarmtechdays.org.