Fall is here! Grab your favorite pumpkin spice beverage and make your way to any of these family friendly events in the Twin Cities this October 2021. The final weekend of the Parade of Homes Fall Tour is taking place this weekend, along with the Remodeler’s Showcase – a perfect way to get a little home inspiration!

Events in the Twin Cities this October 2020

Parade of Homes
When: September 11th, 2020 – October 3rd, 2021
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!

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
When: October 2nd & 3rd, 2021
Where: 3525 145th Street W.
Shakopee, MN

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of exciting entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Weekends and Labor Day Monday, Festival Friday (final weekend)

Summer Flower Show At The Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory
When: Now through October 3rd, 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 30th, 2020
Where: Woodbury HealthEast Sports Center
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN

Featuring up to 150 local and national exhibitors, including landscapers, interior designers, remodelers, windows, lawn & garden, decks, kitchen, bath and more! Everything to help turn your dream home into a reality. The Home Improvement & Design Expo is the SMART place to start your next home improvement project!

$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.

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.