Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities Guide

Maple Tree in October

Welcome to October in the Twin Cities!​

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 something fun to do this weekend with kids? Start here:

weekend family fun guide

Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in the Twin Cities

Our ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FALL IN THE TWIN CITIES is here for you when you’re ready to browse all the autumn classics:

  • Pick a pumpkin patchFree admission and a chance to pick your own at one of the best pumpkin patches in the Twin Cities.
  • Fresh picks in the apple orchards – 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 – Don’t worry, they come in all sizes and shapes.
  • Inspiration for fall color tour ideas – Drives, easy hikes with kids and activities in parks with the best leaf-spotting.

The Best Fall Festivals for Families in the Twin Cities - October 2023

Get ready for a bumper crop of fall festivals this October in the Twin Cities. Find these fun family events near the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area all throughout the fall season. We’re so excited to get back to picking out pumpkins, taking hayrides, jumping in the corn pit and soaking in all the colors.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities in October

October in Minnesota is crisp and colorful, crunchy with fallen leaves and often still sunny on the cheeks. Get outside and enjoy while you can!

Halloween Fun in the Twin Cities - the Ultimate Guide for 2023

Our Monster Guide to Halloween in the Twin Cities is, as always, packed about as full as my kids manage to get their Halloween treat bags. You can sort all the not-so-terribly spooky fun here:

More Things To Do in October in the Twin Cities 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.

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