Join the Minnesota Brewery Running Series at Sociable Cider Werks for a fun run with a twist. Weave through the city with fellow beer enthusiasts and grab a free beer at the finish line. All participants receive a free craft brew along with a collector’s pint glass and swag. End the day with some live music and lots of food as a reward. Ages 21 and up to receive a free beer, all ages welcome.
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Visit Afton Apple Orchard for its annual apple festival. Make memories with your loved ones by participating in this super fun seasonal activity that everyone is sure to love. Take a hayride into the orchard for apple picking or just for fun. The kids will want to conquer Straw Mountain or hitch a ride on the Moo Moo Choo Choo train. There is also a petting zoo for the youngsters to enjoy. Afton Apple Orchard is also home to a 15-acre corn maze! Three sections of corn maze offer fun for all levels of explorers from directionally challenged to expert puzzle solvers.
- Join us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month as wine expert Noelle Starr guides us around the world as you taste & compare wines from the old world to their California counterpart. Expertly paired with a four-course fall menu created by Chef Zac Soubra, this unique dining experience will be a standout.
Join us at Harbor Wine & Spirits for our Annual Oktoberfest Party & Beer Sale
2135 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN
Saturday, September 28
Free beer samples by Paulaner Brewing Co., Hacker-Pschorr Brewing Co., Sam Adams Brewing Co, Summit Brewing Co
More free samples by Jagermeister, Villa Wolf German Rose & Dr. Loosen Riesling
15% off all beer 11AM-5PM only
Jagermeister & select German wine specials
Accordion Musik by Dale Grove
Brat fundraiser by the Westonka Rotary
Sam Adams Stein Hoisting
Treat yourself with a tasting of unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, hosted at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. Enjoy the live entertainment or compete in a game of giant Jenga as you take in all the ballpark has to offer. Included is a keepsake sampling glass, free Metro rides to and from the event, as well as free admission to the after party. Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Mpls.; ballparkfestival.com
Experience a Taste of Greece at the Minneapolis Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Try authentic Greek food, from gyros to baklava, while participating in the various cultural experiences available. It will be a weekend full of bookstores, boutiques and dancing finished off with a 5K run for Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation.
As fall arrives, it’s time for Minnetonka Orchards to open its doors for the season once more. Bring the whole family and get back to Minnesota’s agrarian roots with pick-your-own apples, plus a variety of pumpkins, squash and more homegrown produce. And this year, check out Painted Creek Winery & Cidery, recently opened on the grounds of the orchards, for a glass of locally made wine or cider. The orchard is pet-friendly, too (pets must be on leashes).
Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park!