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Quintessential Twin Cities Fall Activities For Everyone

Posted by VIBE Realty on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 2:48pm.

Everyone has taken their docks out at the lake and we’re all migrating back to the Cities and looking forward to fall as the leaves begin to change. Autumn is in the air here in the Midwest and with fall comes some of the most gorgeous temperatures and outdoor sights! Check out our compiled list for quintessential fall activities that everyone can enjoy.

 

 

Check out the local flavors 

The craft beer scene continues to flourish in Minnesota, and fall is the perfect time to sample the flavors. Many breweries create special Oktoberfest, pumpkin and other seasonal varieties, available in taprooms and growlers to go.
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Check out a harvest festival

Pumpkin weigh-offs, scarecrow contests, craft fairs and "booyas" are some of the many ways Minnesota celebrates harvest season. Highlights include the Oktoberfest LITE in Wabasha and Stillwater Harvest Fest, complete with a giant pumpkin regatta.
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Head to a Minnesota winery

One notable winery for fall activities to note is Carlos Creek Winery, located on 160 acres in the heart of the Alexandria Lakes. Check out their Applefest & Catapult Contest to capture the true Minnesota spirit of the season.
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The MN fall color finder 

Seek out the stunning colors of Fall with this tool. The MN fall color finder is a helpful source put out by the MN DNR, this color coded map helps you stay up-to-date with the state’s leaf colors. Plus, they link to state parks and trails to help you plan phenomenal hikes.
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Take a fall drive down a winding road

Explore MN has created a fantastic list of the 10 must-see fall color drives in Minnesota. The drives range from the Saint Croix River Valley all the way to the North Shore.
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Visit the local apple orchards

Family Fun Twin Cities has pulled together a comprehensive list of all the apple orchards surrounding the Twin Cities. Take a peek at the guide and plan a day to visit an orchard with family and friends.
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New Ulm’s Oktoberfest

Come to one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the area!  This traditional festival is modeled after one of the world’s largest celebrations, held each year for several centuries in Munich, Germany. New Ulm’s version takes place during the first two full weekends in October, with festivities happening all over town! The main locations for Oktoberfest in 2022 are Historic Downtown, Best Western Plus, and Schell’s Brewery.
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Pick a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch

What’s more quintessential to fall than the pumpkin patch? If you or your kids enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns or making pumpkin pie and pumpkin bars made from fresh pumpkin, you can’t miss an opportunity. And what is more iconic than spending a night in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and picking out your own pumpkins to take home.
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Escape a corn maze

We’re glad that corn mazes in the Twin Cities come in all shapes and sizes because we acknowledge that they’re not for everyone. From the monster maze at the Twin Cities Harvest Festival to sweet little puzzles at family-run orchards, check out the different options your family can enjoy escaping together.
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