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 highlight our favorite pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple orchards across the Twin Cities Metro as well as keeping up with a monster list of Twin Cities Halloween events!
Looking for fun things to do this weekend with kids? Jump on over to our October Weekend Family Guide.
Ultimate Guide to Fall in the Twin Cities
Our Ultimate Fall Guide is here for you when you’re ready to browse apple orchards, pumpkin patches or fall color tour ideas. Inevitably, there will be some closures, changes and cancellations. Please always call or check ahead to confirm an activity before heading out.
Our Monster Guide to Halloween in the Twin Cities
Halloween may look a little different in 2020, but our guide is still packed with free activities, trick-or-treat events, costume ideas and more spooky stuff.
Pick a pumpkin patch
Free admission and a chance to pick your own at one of the best pumpkin patches in the Twin Cities.
Fresh picks in the apple orchard
Spend a fall day picking your own apples from one of our favorite orchards in the Twin Cities.
Get a little lost in a corn maze
Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!
We also have some great October Family Events and seasonal ideas that we have pinned to our fall Pinterest board. – Get out and visit greater Minnesota, stay in and try fall themed crafts, recipes and family games. We’ve also found some fall-themed books, science experiments and math problems to share together. We hope you can use our articles and our found pins to create your own fall board.