For the first time, Festival in the Pines will host a Motorcycle Show on Saturday, August 27th. The show will be open to all makes and models of bikes. Categories to be judged by their peers include:
Class A-American (All U.S. made bikes)
Class B-Foreign (European, Japanese, etc.)
Class C-Custom (Any make, model)
Best in Show (Grand prize overall winner)
The St. Paul Harley-Davidson HOG Chapter is donating the proceeds from the event to United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin. Bikers can register beginning anytime after 8:30am at the upper gates, near the entrance to the Paul Bunyan Camp and Chippewa Valley Museum. Volunteers will direct the motorcycle owners through the outer rim of the park to the roadway where the show will take place.
No entry fee is required for motorcycle owners, however those traveling with the owners will need to pay the $6 entry fee. Prizes and trophies will be presented at approximately 3pm.
Classic Car Show!
Festival in the Pines is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual ABRA Auto Body & Glass Classic Car Show on Sunday, August 28th. Those interested in entering their classic car can register by entering the park anytime after 8:30am at the upper gates, near the entrance to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp and Chippewa Valley Museum. Volunteers will direct the owners of the classic cars through the outer rim of the park to the venue, which will be located next to the Gordy's Showcase Stage and Eau Claire City/County Tavern League beer pavilion.
No entry fee is required for classic car owners, however those traveling with the owners will need to pay the $6 entry fee. Prizes and trophies will be presented at approximately 3pm.
Gordy's County Market Shop N' Drop
We don’t have shopping carts at Festival in the Pines, but we do have the Gordy's Shop ‘N Drop. This tent, which is staffed by area Girl Scouts, will hold on to your merchandise while you continue your shopping expedition. Similar to a coat-check counter, customers will be provided a ticket that can be turned in upon leaving the Festival. Donations to the Traveling Interest Group, a group of junior high and high school Girl Scouts, will be used to help offset the cost of taking a trip to further their scouting education.
Free Petting Zoo - Sat & Sun: 11 AM-3 PM
Come and see some of Mother Nature’s most unique creatures at the FREE Petting Zoo at this year’s Festival in the Pines. Larry and Diana Rickard, owners of Fantasy Corral in Woodville, WI, will have a variety of animals on display, including miniature donkeys and horses, fainting goats, colored chinchillas, a wallaby, a zebra and more!
The petting zoo will be located near the children’s games and rides area and the Xcel Energy Family Entertainment Stage. Pony Rides will be available for $3 again this year.
Kids can have fun at the Children’s games at Festival in the Pines. Have fun with games like "Winners Circle," "Plinko,” "Country Store," "Pluck a Duck," "Treasure Chest!" New this year is "Bottle Bash", along with "Ring Toss" and "Beanbag Toss into the Clown Mouth". Also, kids will want to try their skillset at the "Putting Green".
For the first time in 10 years, Festival in the Pines will allow its guests to purchase wine at the Eau Claire City/County Tavern League Beer Garden. Infinity Beverages, which is located at 930 Galloway Street in Eau Claire, will provide a few of its products for attendees to purchase. Since the City of Eau Claire required Festival organizers to fence in the beer garden last year, it was deemed an appropriate time to begin wine sales again, since the one requirement for serving wine, is to have it in a fenced-in area.
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp and Chippewa Valley Museum
Free admission to both of these attractions is included with your Festivial in the Pines admission.
Experience what life was like in an 1890s logging camp. Step back in time when you explore our authentic logging camp buildings including
a Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Cook Shanty, Bunkhouse, Wanigan, Foreman's Office, and a Heavy Equipment Shed.
Chippewa Valley Museum
The Chippewa Valley Museum tells stories. Surprising, entertaining, enriching, personal, and authentic stories that illuminate the Chippewa Valley for those near and far, but also help tell the larger story of America.