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70th Annual Gilmanton Free Fair

Gilmanton, WI
Come join the celebration in Gilmanton, home of the Biggest Little Fair for 70 years! Events include a full carnival, 4-H exhibits, weekend-long softball tournament, garden tractor pull, tractor pull, live entertainment both Friday and Saturday night, BBQ cook-off, bean bag tournament, craft/vendor fair, and of course the best charcoal chicken and brats all weekend long! This "little" fair packs a BIG fun punch and has an event for everyone of every age! Come see for yourself or check out the list of events online at

Ashley Henthorn, 715-495-2991

Stanley Lions Club Watermelon Festival

Chapman Park, Stanley, WI
All the free watermelon you can eat until we run out, classic custom car show, large flea market with many booths selling crafts and antiques, Stanley-Boyd FFA food stand, charcoal broiled chicken dinner with all the trimmings, bingo, cake walk, raffle

Norm Christianson, 715-644-3638

Pure Water Days RiverFest

Allen Park, 1 S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls
Head down after the Pure Water Days Parade for live music, giant inflatables, kids games, prizes, food, a beer tent, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks, and more. It's always a great time!

Chippewa Falls Main Street

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Publishing Panel & Discussion

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Local experts on the publishing industry will provide basic info and discussion as well as a Q&A session for attendees.

Register online at or via the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center by phone, web, or in person at 316 Eau Claire St., EC.

Cost: $10 registration fee

The Local Store Staff, 715-552-0457,

Buffalo County Fair Open Show Registration

On-Line Registration at
Open class registration will beginning taking registration on June 8th and continuing till June 15th. Please go to either the Buffalo County Fair website at or the Buffalo County Extension website at http;// for links to register.

Cara Lee Wiersgalla at 608-687-9575