Before the winter chill sets in, there’s so much to do and explore in the Twin Cities fall time whether you choose outdoor or indoor events! Here are some ways to keep busy this season.

Local Fall Events: 

(Changes may occur. Check the official websites of your favorite events to see specific safety guidelines or updates.) 

Tricks and Treats | Replacing ValleySCARE and Halloween Haunt, this new event will be a more family-friendly celebration at the parks. Open on select dates from September 30 – October 30, 2022. 

Twin Cities Oktoberfest | Attend the 12th annual Oktoberfest with drinks, food, music, dancing, and more from October 7-8, 2022. 

Twin Cities Book Festival | Join book lovers at this event featuring booths to browse, activities, and opportunities to meet writers. Takes place October 15, 2022. 

Twin Cities Con | A celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, games, and all things nerdy takes place on November 11-13, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  

Attending Games or Tailgating | The Vikings and Gophers are back for the season, so you can grab tickets to the games or find places to tailgate around the stadiums. 

Pumpkin Patches | The Twin Cities loves their pumpkin patches, so Explore Minnesota put together this guide to find one near you. 

Apple Orchards | The Twin Cities are surrounded by apple orchards of all sizes, so it’s easy to find one near you to enjoy this fall. Check out this guide by Minneopa Orchards. 

Scenic Drives | Minnesota’s scenic wonders only get better during the fall, and there are many rainbow routes to enjoy. Check out Explore Minnesota’s top 10 drives 

You can also check out the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Explore Minnesota tourism sites for any other guides or lists. To finish off, here are some additional places to see at your own leisure: 

Como Zoo and Conservatory 

Minnesota Zoo 

Minneapolis Institute of Art 

Guthrie Theater Shows 

The Ordway Shows 

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