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2021 River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 25 from 9 AM to 2 PM

WHAT The 2021 River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival celebrates giant pumpkins and their growers.  The Ginormous Pumpkin Festival will usher in the fall season to the Chippewa Valley with 1000+lb giant pumpkins lining River Prairie Park.  This year the weigh-off prize purse is set at over $13,000!  Confirmed events include a giant pumpkin weigh-off, dessert contest, rubber ducky race, kids pumpkin decorating, and a pumpkin run.  For more information, please visit:

WHEN 9 am - 2 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021

WHERE Front Porch Place, River Prairie Park, Altoona, WI

SPONSORS Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, Visit Eau Claire, Royal Credit Union, Haas Inc, C&M Home Builders, Market & Johnson, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative, Down to Earth Garden Center, WIScale and the City of Altoona

Growth Scenario Planning Workshop

Tuesday, September 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM

Fish House, 418 9th St W, Altoona, WI

Come take part in an interactive meeting to discuss future growth opportunities and alternatives hosted by the City of Altoona and its planning consultant, Vandewalle & Associates.  Your contributions are key to establishing these goals.  Click here for meeting details >>

>>> Sandwiches-Snacks-Drinks Provided <<<

Notice from Cindy Bauer, City Clerk

City Council and Plan Commission Members are invited to attend this event.  Because a quorum of one or more of these members may be in attendance, public notice is hereby provided.  There will be no action taken by either governing body.

3rd Qtr Water Utility Bills

Friday, October 1

The Altoona Water Utility will be placing 3rd quarter water utility bills in the mail.  The due date for this bill will be October 21, 2021. 

For more information about utility billing, please visit the Public Works/Water Utility webpage:

City Offices Closed

Thursday, November 25 through Friday, November 26

City offices closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 on on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving!

City Offices Closed

Friday, December 24

City Offices Closed

Monday, December 27

City Offices Close @ 11:30 AM

Friday, December 31 at 11:30 AM

City Offices Closed

Monday, January 3, 2022

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Community Room

Reserve the community room for your next meeting or event! The room is available for use to the general public and is located at City Hall, 1303 Lynn Avenue.

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Community Events

Looking for something to do? Altoona is part of the greater Eau Claire area, which provides ample opportunities for family fun!

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