Twin Cities October Family Festival Calendar

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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: Apple Festival @ Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights • 10am-4pm • $5-$8/pp • Family highlights: All things apple! Treats, games, crafts, a tour through the orchard, and all food included.

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: Apple Fest @ Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center, Hastings • 10am-5pm • 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: Fall on the Farm @ Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park • 12-3pm • $4-$6/pp, 4 & under free • Family highlights: Join in harvest time, cider pressing, pumpkin carving and more.

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.

10/16: Wargo Fall Festival @ Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes • 2-4pm • Details: Play pioneer games, try cider pressing and take nature walks. FREE.

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.


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