Time to enjoy crisp air and the beauty of Minnesota in autumn. Here are lots of fun events happening around the Twin Cities this Fall:

Sept. 20 – Nov. 2: ValleySCARE. Enjoy a Halloween-themed experience at Valley Fair during their seasonal festivities.

Oct. 1 – Nov. 3: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Walk down a long path of over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins carved in all different shapes, styles, and faces.

Oct. 4-5: Twin Cities Oktoberfest. Grab friends and head to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for food, fun, and beer.

Oct. 12: Zombie Pub Crawl. Holds the record for the World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies and features live music, rides, games, and so much more.

Oct. 13: Twin Cities Book Festival. Includes author readings, exhibitions, a used book fair, and more.

Oct. 27: Monster Dash. A half marathon race that’s also the largest Halloween marathon in the upper Midwest.

Times and locations on these events can be found at the Minneapolis and St. Paul tourism sites.

There are also some limited fall events happening like:

Scenic drives to admire the fall colors in Minnesota.

A list of the best apple orchards in the Twin Cities area.

Some recommendations on where to buy your pumpkins.

Where to go if you want to get scared this Halloween season.


To finish off, here’s some additional places to see at your own leisure:

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Schedule

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Science Museum of Minnesota

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Guthrie Theater Shows

Ordway Center Shows

We hope you enjoy all the fun events and activities that the Twin Cities in fall has to offer!