Now-10/30: Sever’s Fall Festival • Fri-Sun • $14-$15/pp • Family highlights: Admission includes a full lineup of fun – obstacle course, corn maze & pits, petting zoo, magic shows, zip line, playground and jumping pillow; additional activities extra.
Now-10/30: Scarecrow Festival @ Emma Krumbees, Belle Plaine • Open daily 10am-6pm • $5.50+tax/pp • Family highlights: Admission includes activities like tractor trikes, wagon rides, a slide and the 33rd annual Great Scarecrow Display.
Now-10/30: Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze, Brooklyn Park • Open weekends 10am-6pm • $10-$12/pp • Family highlights: This destination festival includes a mega corn maze (and a mini one for kids!), corn pit, petting zoo and hayrides. Additional activities available for an extra fee.
10/1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Apple Fest @ Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings • 10am-6pm • $3-$4/pp • Family highlights: Festival admission includes hayrides, cider demos, access to the kids playground and petting farm, and special entertainment.
10/1-2: Pahl’s Market Fall Festival @ Pahl’s Market, Apple Valley • 9am-5pm • Family highlights: Pick a pumpkin, send the kids through the straw maze and corn box, enjoy storytime, face painting and more. FREE.
10/1: Family Fun Saturdays @ Barten Pumpkins, New Prague • 10am-2pm • Family highlights: Play free pumpkin bowling and and take the kids for free pony rides, hay rides, and caricature drawings. FREE admission, also held 10/8.
10/3-4: Annual Apple Festival @ Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, Hastings • 9:30am-5pm • Family highlights: Activities at the orchard including their wagon rides, straw mountain, farm animals and family-friendly corn maze. FREE admission.
10/8-9: Stillwater Harvest Fest, Downtown Stillwater • 10am-6pm • Family highlights: Kids activities all day both days, plus don’t miss the pumpkin regatta & giant pumpkin drop (10/11). FREE.
10/15: Prospect Park 2nd Annual Harvest Festival @ Prospect Park Garden, Minneapolis • 5-8:30pm • Family highlights: Food fresh from the garden and live entertainment! FREE.