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Best Fall Festivities in Minnesota

Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but locals know it’s also one of the best locations for seasonal fall activities and events! 

From gorgeous foliage and fall scenery to apple orchards, corn mazes, harvest festivals—and even a few haunted attractions—Minnesota is the perfect place for fall fanatics.

5 Things To Do in the Fall

Whether you’re visiting from out of town, attending a Minnesota university, or looking for fun things to do in the fall, we compiled a list of our favorite fall attractions and activities to explore this year!

1) U.S. Bank Stadium—Go Vikings!

One of our favorite fall activities is football. So, what better way to celebrate the season than a Minnesota home game? 

Located in downtown Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium offers delicious food, beverages, and great seats to watch your favorite team play. Visiting the Vikings stadium is a great fall activity for any age group. 

If you’re welcoming family or friends from out of town, they’ll appreciate seeing one of Minnesota’s best attractions. Outside the stadium, you’ll also see plenty of tailgating and local vendors. You’ll also find tons of shopping areas, breweries, and other attractions.

Use this events calendar to plan your visit.

2) Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in fun fall festivities, you’ll be happy to know that Minnesota is home to over 140 pumpkin patches. Again, this is another excellent activity for any age group. Many pumpkin patches offer hayrides, corn mazes, hot cider donuts, and patches filled with pumpkins for you to pick and choose your future Jack O’ Lantern.

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch in Austin, MN, is a prime example. Visitors have plenty to keep them busy on the farm. Choose from picking pumpkins and raspberries to wagon rides, decorating activities, group field trips, and more.

To find a pumpkin patch near you, Minnesota Grown offers a handy tool you can use to enter your location.

3) Apple Picking

Visiting local apple orchards is a beloved tradition for many Minnesotans, so it’s a good thing we have plenty to choose from! 

Sekapp Orchard in Rochester, MN, is a must-see fall attraction. Visitors can choose from a large selection of fresh produce, pure honey, and family-friendly entertainment, including a corn maze. The best part is you also have the opinion of picking apples from over 8K trees of different varieties. 

Explore more Minnesota apple orchards here.

4) Server’s Fall Festival

Ready for the ultimate fall experience? Located in Shakopee, MN, Server’s Fall Festival is an attraction you could visit multiple times each year. Hosting over 30 different fall-themed attractions, Server’s offers guests access to wildlife shows, live performances, zip lines, obstacle courses, and an extreme corn pit—to name a few. 

You’ll also get to partake in delicious foods, enter cash prizes, and shop crafts from local artisans.

Tickets for Server’s are available until October 30th, so be sure to take advantage of this exciting fall event!

5) Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular 

There is always something exciting happening at the Minnesota Zoo, but the month of October offers a truly spectacular event. Visitors have the chance to walk through over 5K glowing, carved pumpkins—all handcrafted and personalized by local artists. 

Minnesota’s annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular takes guests on a journey through a “Night at the Library” to see unique carvings creations by the world’s most talented artists. Each year, the event gets bigger, and the carving gets better.

The event also allows guests to reserve a pumpkin and choose a design or message to be featured at a future event.

 Need a Ride?

With so many fall-themed attractions to choose from, the one detail you don’t need to worry about is how you’ll get there. With Land to Air Express, we offer convenient, affordable, and safe transportation to many popular Minnesota destinations. 

Our featured bus routes allow you to travel throughout Southern Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and more. We also offer convenient airport shuttle services for visiting friends and family and a college connection route to help students travel confidently from campus to many of these exciting attractions.

Explore Minnesota with reliable ground transportation. Book a ticket with Land to Air Express today!

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