For the Kids

Kids’ Fest

There’s good reason for this event to be called Kids’ Fest: Anything and everything a kid could want out of a party is here! There are the classics like face-painting, a magic show and bingo, and then there are winter fun activities that include snowshoeing, dog sled rides and a bonfire with s’mores. All ages. Free. Noon–3:30 p.m. Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.939.8390; Read more about Kids’ Fest


Come in your costume and trick-or-treat at Minnetonka Orchards! There will be sales in the retail barn, pumpkins available for purchase and plenty of other kid-friendly activities. All ages. Minnetonka Orchards, 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista; 763.479.6530; Read more about Trick-or-Treat

Cider Fest

Help make fresh apple cider using Minnetonka Orchard’s antique cider press from the old days. Bring buckets for the apples they’ll be pressing and you can make some hard cider at home. Fresh raw apple juice also available. Minnetonka Orchards, 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista; 763.479.6530; Read more about Cider Fest

Long Lake Area Art Show

Come to the fifth annual fine arts event with more than 40 vendors, featuring local and regional artists. Browse paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, mixed media, and fused glass with entertainment including live music, henna tattoos, door prizes and more. Free. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Orono High School cafeteria, 795 Old Crystal Bay N., Orono; Read more about Long Lake Area Art Show

Laura Ingalls Adventures Camp

Kids can relive the simpler days of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s time witha day full of reading stories from Wilder’s books and participating in the activities she describes. This includes making bread and butter, learning jigs, sewing, weaving and other pioneer activities. Campers can tour the historic 1880s Wendelin Grimm farm house. $140; extended care is available from 8:30–5 p.m. for additional $36.9:30 a.m. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.559.6700; Read more about Laura Ingalls Adventures Camp


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