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10 Spots to Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls
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30 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Straight from Your Closet
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Budget Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities
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Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities Guide
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FFTC Family Guide to MEA Weekend
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Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities
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My Little Pony: The Movie — Fun Time!!!
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The Abominables Musical at Children’s Theatre Company – Review
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13 Twin Cities Apple Festivals & Events in the Twin Cities
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FFTC’s Guide to Twin Cities Halloween Fun

10 Spots to Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls

Twin Cities malls and shopping districts are offering kids the chance to trick-or-treat at participating merchants. Some locations will also offer other not-so-spooky entertainment for little ghouls and goblins to enjoy! Read More

30 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Straight from Your Closet

dirndl-183675_640Halloween is right around the corner, and if your kids are like mine, they have been talking about their halloween costumes since April. If your kids haven’t been talking about their costumes, count your blessings.  It’s extremely tricky to encourage creativity and ingenuity all the while keeping it real in your own head.

For those of you who aren’t ready for Halloween, I have a  guide to easy and fantastic costumes with things from your closet/dress-up bin.  It may take a quick trip to Goodwill, but honestly, if you can’t make it out, your kiddo will have an incredible costume.


 

If you have one of these items in your closet, you can make a menagerie of halloween costumes.  My personal favorites are characters from children’s literature, but there are plenty of other choices. Read More

Budget Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities

It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find October’s seasonal and monthly sponsor ongoing events and activities listed here that all cost $5-$6 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar or hop over to our Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities page. Read More

Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities Guide

October Family Events

It is our hope that you can use our October Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In October we are highlighting our favorite  pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple orchards across the Twin Cities Metro as well as keeping up with the harvest of fall festivals cropping up. We’ve also thrown in some ideas to make the most of the kids’ MEA fall break from school. As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!

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FFTC Family Guide to MEA Weekend

No School MEA Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEA Weekend is on the horizon, so if you like to plan ahead Family Fun Twin Cities has compiled a list for you to use as a starting point for this fabulous, fall four-day weekend.  If you plan more spur of the moment like me, these options will be on our October Family Events & Activities Guide for quick access.

 1) Be a farmer for the day

Harvest Days | Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River
Oct 19-22, 10am-5pm, $6-$12/pp
I took my kids to Harvest Days on a blustery MEA day.  It was wonderful. We had a great time working with the bulls and visiting the house.  We made cornhusk dolls, explored the property and played with kittens.  Then, on the way out, we went Christmas shopping through their visitor’s center.  It was a blast! Expect even more to enjoy at the farm this year with their expanded visitor center. Read More

Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities

Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities.
Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities

With 12 children between them, the parents of the Family Fun Twin Cities team sure appreciate a good deal. And October is filled with them – from FREE Halloween events and fall festivals without admission fees to ongoing family art programs, special grand openings and open houses. For hundreds more ideas on how to find free Twin Cities events & entertainment in October, visit our Family Fun Calendar.
Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities

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My Little Pony: The Movie — Fun Time!!!

Calling all Pegasisters and Bronies! It is countdown time to My Little Pony: The Movie. It opens in theaters on October 6th!  I don’t know about you, but I have a little man who loves My Little Pony and has been begging to go see the movie. So, to celebrate, we have coloring pages to share!
My Little Pony: The Movie

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The Abominables Musical at Children’s Theatre Company – Review

So, the Abominables is a Hockey Musical? Hmmm. That should be interesting.

Sometimes it is obvious that I’m a transplant to Minnesota:

  • I don’t make hot-dishes; I make casseroles.
  • I didn’t teach my children Duck, Duck, Grey Duck; I taught  them Duck, Duck, Goose.
  • I drink from a Bubbler.
  • And don’t get me started on spices and cheese.

I’ve found that these differences are forgivable; but I also suffer from a couple Minnesota mortal sins: (1) I can take or leave the State Fair – Whatever.  (2) Hockey – No Thank You!

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13 Twin Cities Apple Festivals & Events in the Twin Cities

Apple Festivals

It’s all about apples here in the Twin Cities for the next few weeks. Local orchards and other attractions are open for business and many have special apple events going on to tickle the taste buds. Read More

FFTC’s Guide to Twin Cities Halloween Fun

We are just “dying” to share our roundup of Halloween fun in this frightfully full list of family friendly October events in the Twin Cities! Check back often as we’re always adding in new events.

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