Twin Cities Fall Activities

Twin Cities Fall Activities

  • Ashleigh Johnson
  • 09/18/22

Apple picking, football, and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: fall has arrived in Minnesota. This special season is short and sweet, so make the most of it by checking at least a few of these awesome autumn activities off your list.

 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

Dehn's Pumpkins | Dehn's family farm features practically every fall activity you can imagine, from tried-and-true staples like pick-your-own-pumpkins, hay rides, and a 5-acre corn maze to more off-the-beaten-patch activities like a gourd slinger, giant slide and Saturday wine tastings.

17270 125th Ave N, Dayton, MN 55327

 

Waldoch Farm | Waldoch's farm features a Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Maze Area with more than 20 activities, yummy food and a Garden Center full of fall decor. There is much for your entire family to enjoy! 

8174 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

 

Pinehaven Farm | Voted as Minnesota's Best Pumpkin Patch, Pinehaven is a family-owned and operated farm just 30 minutes from the Twin Cities in Wyoming. Their goal is to provide a wholesome, entertaining, and educational farm experience for families young and old alike. Their activities include children’s playgrounds, mazes for different levels, rides, a jumping pillow, a pedal trike track, a large petting farm, and more! 

28186 Kettle River Blvd, Wyoming, MN 55092

 

Pick Your Own Apples

Pine Tree Apple Orchard | During the fall Pine Tree offers a corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, a large variety of apples, homemade bakery products, caramel apples, fresh cider, gifts, and more!  

450 Apple Orchard Rd White Bear Lake, MN 55110

 

Apple Jack Orchards | Apple Jack has pick-your-own fall raspberries, & of course apples.. as well as pumpkins, squash, wagon rides, and entertainment. Their 100-year-old barn with beautiful views of the river is the anchor for our indoor activities and boasts the Olde Barn Gift Shop with a beautiful selection of seasonal decor and gifts. Of course, outside there is lots of fun for kids on their haybale pyramid with a slide, a mini maze, a play area for tots, and more!

4875 37th St SE, Delano, MN 55328

 

Afton Apple Orchard | Drive out to Afton Apple Orchard for a pleasant, interesting, and healthful way to enjoy a day in the country. Pick-your-own apples, fall raspberries, and pumpkins through October. Hayrides, playground, Johnny Combine, petting farm, straw mountain, hayrides, 15-acre corn maze (mid-Sept-Oct), and other family fun in the fall! 

14421 90th St S, Hastings, MN 55033

 

Attend a Harvest Festival

Twin Cities Harvest Festival | Wander through the Twin Cities' largest corn maze featuring Minnesota United FC and a GIANT soccer ball! Jump in the corn pit; stroll through the straw bale maze; and enjoy live music, a petting zoo, a hayride, inflatables, a giant slide, and more.

8001 109th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

 

Stillwater Harvest Fest | Stillwater's Harvest Fest celebrates the beautiful fall colors amidst the region's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Growers from the region bring pumpkins weighing 1500 pounds and up while the locals celebrate with pumpkin baking and decorating, a chili cook-off, microbrew beer, and wine tasting, Giant Pumpkin Boat Race on the St. Croix River, tractor pull, kids' activities and more. 

101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082

 

Oktoberfest LITE! | Join Morgan Creek Vinyards in New Ulm for a two-week Oktoberfest celebration happening the first two weekends in October featuring Artisan wine, craft beer, live music, German woodfired food, and more! 

23707 478th Ave. New Ulm, MN 56073

 

Find Halloween Fun

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular | Wind your way through more than 5,000 glowing carved pumpkins and get lost in the magic. HealthPartners Park Nicollet presents Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo. This night-time event is enchanting for all ages!

13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124

 

Anoka's Halloween Capital of the World | What better place to celebrate Halloween than in the Halloween Capital of the World? The streets of downtown Anoka come alive with pumpkin carving contests, parades, costume contests, movie nights, and more! 

1922 1st Ave. S., Anoka, MN 55303

 

6th Annual Minneapolis Halloween Race | Take your favorite costume out for a test run and fun! You can also run for a cause and raise money for the Shriners Children's Hospital. All races start and finish at Father Hennepin Park!

420 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

What are your favorite fall activities in the Twin Cities? We would love to hear! 

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