Explore Minnesota's Autumn Scenery
Fall Foliage Fest in downtown Harmony, MN. Fall decorations, a farmer’s market, church and organization dinners, wagon rides, information on great fall color drives, Amish tours, cave tours, artist demonstrations and classes, chainsaw carving, pumpkin decorating and games.
Oktoberfest throughout downtown New Ulm. Features musical entertainment, including New Ulm’s Concord Singers and bands from Germany, as well as dancing, and lots of German merchandise, food and drink.
Oktoberfest Celebration will be held throughout the northern Minnesota town of Pelican Rapids. This old country Minnesota festival fall family event includes live music and dancing, the "Best of the Wurst" sausage & beer tasting, a Can Drive for the Humane Society, the crowning of Oktoberfest royalty, a wine tasting, silent auction, children’s bingo, karaoke, beer gardens, a bonfire, raffle drawing, a Volksmarch, old-fashioned Sunday afternoon polka party and contest, and a German dinner.
Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Our niece loves exploring a local pumpkin patch!
Pumpkin Festival at Nelson Family Farm in Litchfield. Some highlights include tractor drawn wagon rides, make-your-own scarecrows, pony rides, a gift shop, a straw maze, farm animals, and home-grown pumpkins, squash, corn shocks, decorative corn and other fall decorations for your yard. Walks through a corn maze are also offered.
Johnny Appleseed Days Festival Lake City will be the site of the annual celebration of the region’s spectacular fall foliage and the abundance of apples that are harvested in this area each fall. Activities will include an arts & crafts fair, book sale, farmer’s market, children’s games, an apple pie and bake sale, basket raffles, a chili cook-off, kids’ inflatable rides, and a scarecrow hunt.
Fall Apple Festival at Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria MN. Highlights include performances by local musicians, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, a barn dance, food and craft vendors, contests for the best apple pie, heaviest pumpkin and largest green pepper, and lots of Carlos Creek apples and wines for sale.
Pumpkin Fest in the city of Aurora, near Ely, with craft displays, a quilt show, children’s activities, stagecoach rides, great food, clowns, and plenty of pumpkins.
Minnesota festivals, fall celebrations of Halloween and more.
Floating Ghost Ship in Duluth. The William A. Irvin Ore Carrier will be transformed into a floating haunted celebration of Halloween.
Boo At The Zoo at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth with trick-or-treating all throughout the zoo.
Scarecrow Fall-ies will be held throughout the city of Cannon Falls. Highlights include a scarecrow contest, street arts & craft vendors, a farmer’s market, concessions, children’s activities, and a Harvest Dance.
Haunted Corn Maze & Mill at Farmamerica in Waseca. Ghosts and goblins emerge from the darkness and lurk in the shadows. Adults must accompany any child under 10 years old.