Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!
September 5-7, 2020
September is that glorious month in Minnesota where it’s still possible to run around in shirtsleeves, enjoying the sunshine. We like to make every late summer day count and have listed our picks for this weekend below. Remember, there may be social distancing measures in place or other modifications to consider. Always call or check ahead before coming out. For more ideas hop over to our September Family Events Guide our Ultimate Fall Fun Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.
TWIN CITIES APPLE ORCHARD PICKS
It’s all about apples here in the Twin Cities during the month of September. Local orchards are nearly all open for business, many with special apple festivals and events going on to tickle the taste buds. Find our complete guide to family-friendly Twin Cities apple orchards or see our weekend picks below:
Fall Harvest Orchard | Montrose
Fall Harvest has those alluring corn pits and stacks of tractor tires to play in, a field for tetherball and disc golf, and, for a small fee, wagon rides, train rides and a corn maze. Of course, you can pick your own apples as well. Always call ahead to check the picking schedule. Open Labor Day Weekend, 10am-6pm.
Deardorff Orchards | Waconia
Take a tractor wagon ride out to pick-your-own apples and let the kids play freely in their own space with hay bales and farm animals. There’s also a winery onsite for the adults. Open Labor Day Weekend, 10am-3pm.
DOWN ON THE FARM PICKS
Farm Tours | Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista
Calling all farmhands! Take a guided hike to meet farm animals, tour the garden and explore what Gale Woods has to offer in the fall. Reservations required and tour groups are limited in size. Spaces fill quickly! Learn more about fun at Gale Woods Farm. Ongoing Saturdays, September 5-19, 2020. $5/pp all ages.
Summer Exhibit Open House | Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood
Take a guided tour of the 1912 farmhouse & buildings and have fun with the interactive exhibits. Watch woodworking, cider press and other demonstrations. Bring along a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds if you like. Please distance and wear a mask if indoors. September 6-7, 11am-2pm. FREE admission!
LABOR DAY LIVING HISTORY
Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt | The Landing, Shakopee
Learn about the roots of the Labor Day holiday on a self-guided scavenger hunt. Learn about the top 10 occupations for both men and women in Minnesota in 1889. Drop in September 5-7 between 10am-4p. This activity is free! Learn more about The Landing, a living history village in Shakopee.
ALWAYS FREE TO VISIT WEEKENDS
Please keep in mind that there will likely be visiting restrictions and other safety precautions, including possible required reservations to limit the number of visitors.
Minneapolis Institute of Art – NOW OPEN, FREE BUT TICKET REQUIRED.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.