I absolutely love shopping from local vendors; it is a great way to support the area’s artists and small businesses.
Festival in the Pines is a great place to do just that. With over 200 vendors, you are sure to find what you are looking for. I am one of “those” people who start slowly shopping for Christmas gifts months in advance and this is always my go to for kicking off the holiday shopping season. I always make sure to check out any ceramic or pottery vendors, as well as locally made soaps or bath bombs! You will also find woodwork, local authors, artwork, and much more!
Festival in the Pines isn’t just about shopping though. Two stages feature live music and family entertainment. There is also a free petting zoo, games, and rides for the kids - this truly is a great event for the entire family! Recently added to the long list of family fun activities is the Scavenger Hunt; a free event that allows festival-goers to complete a card which will have 12 clues that attendees can take to various booths, vendors, and other attractions for a chance to win a prize!
Can’t. Forget. The. Food! From freshly squeezed lemonade to delicious BBQ, you will get a pretty dang good taste of the amazing food that the Chippewa Valley has to offer.
If you want to avoid trying to find a parking spot at Carson Park (because the parking lot will be PACKED!), Festival in the Pines offers a free shuttle service.
Festival in the Pines adds more fun and exciting things each year, so you are always bound to have a great time!
For a full list (or map) of vendors, food, entertainment, and shuttle service information visit http://www.festivalinthepines.com/. See a full list of dates and ticket costs below!
Saturday, August 26 from 9-6
Sunday, August 27 from 9-4
Regular admission is just $6
Senior citizen (62+) price is only $5
Children 11 and under are FREE!