October in the Orchard

What’s happening this month at Minnetonka Orchards.

With apple season in full swing, Minnetonka Orchards has no shortage of events this month. Browse the list below for a perfect fit for your family:

Cider fest: October 10–11. “We’ll be selling pasteurized and unpasteurized cider for wine-making and apple beer,” says operations manager Kelly Delisle. “We’ll actually have some wine-making classes that Saturday and Sunday.” There will also be non-alcoholic cider pressing for the kids.

Jam fest: October 17–18.
This weekend offers 50 percent off all jam purchases, as well as performances from local bands—so you’ll be jammin’, in both senses of the word.

Halloween weekend: October 31–November 1. The orchard will host costume and scarecrow contests both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a haunted tractor ride, which Delisle says is “not too scary at all,” so kids of all ages can enjoy.