The 29th Annual Festival in the Pines will be held on Saturday August 27 (9 AM – 6 PM) and Sunday August 28 (10 AM – 5 PM) in beautiful Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin – just three miles from the Otter Creek Inn!
Festival in the Pines has traditionally been a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy fun, food and shopping! With over 250 vendors, there is something for everyone. The festival features more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors, 14 great food vendors, two stages showcasing acts by several local performers – such as a ventriloquist, a magician, a classic rock band, a country rock band, an acoustic guitar performer, and a karate demonstration.
There are games and a free petting zoo for the kids and a beer garden for the adults. Each year non-profit organizations benefit from the success of this community event. Due to the popularity of this event, you are encouraged to take one of the free, air-conditioned shuttle buses to Carson Park to avoid the traffic congestion. The buses will operate from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 6PM on Sunday and will pick up and drop-off at 3 different locations (Hobbs Ice Arena on Menomonie St., UWEC Fine Arts on Water St., and Eau Claire Courthouse on Lake St.) Admission is $5, ages under 11 are free. Visit the website for more information: festivalinthepines.com