There haven’t been many events in the Twin Cities since Covid-19, while many larger events like the MN State Fair and Renaissance Festival have been canceled, there are still many fall events taking place. Most are outdoors and require masks, but you can still get out and enjoy the beautiful change in season all over the Twin Cities.

The Parade of Homes Fall Tour is taking place, and Pratt Homes is proud to be part of the event. You can learn more about the Fall Parade of Homes here.

Events in the Twin Cities this October 2020

Parade of Homes
When: September 12th, 2020 – October 4th, 2020
Where: Various Twin Cities Locations

Discover your perfect home on the Parade of Homes℠ Twin Cities. Tour 355 new homes and 43 remodeled homes across Minnesota this fall, plus explore hundreds of virtual tours online! Free guidebooks available in Holiday Stationstores now!

Summer Flower Show At The Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory
When: Now through October 4th, 2020
Where: 1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. A mix of cool raspberry red, lavender/blue, light yellow, some silver and black accents will be the main colors of the 2020 Summer Flower Show.

Waldoch Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
When: Now through October 31st, 2020
Where: 8174 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN

The pick your own pumpkin patch will open on October 2nd and operate each weekend in October with a limited number of weekdays. We will post the hours and days soon. There are pumpkins in the Garden Center now.

Our Pumpkin Patch will operate a lot like our Pick-Your-Own produce field has been operating this year. You will drive through the field to a parking lot next to the field. You’ll check into the field and get a clean green wagon to find your perfect pumpkin in a field the size of 6 football fields.

There will be a limit to the number of cars that can park and pick their pumpkin at a time. If the parking is full we will have cars wait in line until some guests leave. Guidelines require us to keep the farm guests in the pumpkin patch to 250 at a time. We may never reach this limit, but is important to have a plan. This is just one of many precautions we will have in place for your safety.

Fresh Acres Fall Festival & Corn Maze
When: Weekends now through October 31st, 2020
Where: 7385 Jason Avenue NE
Monticello, MN

This fall our Corn Maze will be open weekends and MEA from September 19 through October 31. We want a way to get people out to experience the farm, as well as learn a little about agriculture.  The 2020 design helps celebrate 20 years of the Monarch being the state butterfly.  ​In addition to the 2 mazes, there will be other activities for kids and adults. Food will be sold by a local concession stand vendor.

Scarecrow Contest
When: Various Locations in Waconia
When: Now through October 31st, 2020

2020 marks our 13th Annual Scarecrow Contest. In 2019 there were over 50 unique Scarecrows all around town created by local groups and business owners. Vote for your favorite and win a night at the AmericInn!

Home Improvement & Design Expo
When: October 10th, 2020
Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN

FREE Parking! Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Get your next projects started off to the right foot! NEW: Ask the Expert Painting Pro with a FREE 10 minute consultation and see what colors are trending for 2020. Free 10 minute consultation with an interior designer bring your photos for free suggestions. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Hourly prize drawings that include: Good Earth Restaurant Gift Cards, exhibitor giveaways, a Home Depot Gift Card and Expo Guys Famous Hot Sauce!, Play Booth Bingo for a chance to win a NEW tablet computer! The Home Improvement & Design Expo features everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. You can even get help with your home décor! Inside your home our out, you’ll find it at the show! Visit the Home Improvement seminar stage to hear on-going speaker presentations and demonstrations all day long.

$6 at the door or FREE with food shelf donation. This is our 104th Home Improvement & Design Expo!

When: October 10th, 2020
Where: Triangle Park
109 Mahtomedi Avenue
Mahtomedi, MN

One of the key fundraisers of the Wildwood Lions Club is PunkinMania, held each year at Triangle Park in downtown Mahtomedi. This annual event features a petting zoo, pony rides, large inflatables, and games of skill for kids, free trick-or-treat bags containing art & school supplies for pre-school & elementary school children, brisket sandwiches, pizza, candy & beverages, and the furnishing of a vast supply of pumpkins & gourds, grown and maintained by the Wildwood Lions Club.

Light The Night Twin Cities
When: October 11th, 2020
Where: Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St Paul, MN

Help defeat the darkness of cancer on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 by joining thousands of survivors and supporters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Minnesota Chapter’s Light The Night.

Light The Night brings light to the darkness of cancer. It is a remembrance, a celebration, and a rallying cry to help fund critical advances in the fight against cancer. This evening celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. at Harriet Island in St. Paul with fun activities for all ages including food trucks, a glow zone and glam station, a tailgate zone, music and much more!

An inspirational program with a special survivor ceremony will kick-off the walk. Friends, families, and co-workers come together for an illuminated walk carrying symbolic lanterns – red is for support, white is for survivors, and gold is for loved ones lost to cancer. Stay for the fireworks show over the river!

Halloween Family Fun Event
When: October 17th, 2020
Where: Weaver Lake Park
8401 Dunkirk Lane
Maple Grove, MN

Halloween fun for the family. With 20+ stations, children are sure to enjoy – dressing up for the Halloween Costume Fashion Show, face painting, a variety of games booths, Scream Contest, treats and more! Games geared for children 2-8 years of age.

When: October 31st. 2020
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN

Celebrate Halloween by visiting the Arboretum, and checking out our World of Pumpkins and Scarecrows in the Gardens displays. Wear your costume to take full advantage of the many great photo opportunities on Scarecrow Hill and throughout the gardens. Children can trick or treat at four stations near the Oswald Visitor Center. (We’ll have physically distanced lines, and encourage the use of face masks at outside lines. Face masks must be worn in buildings.) Members and visitors must make reservations to visit the Arboretum.