5 Fun Things That You Can Do in Minnesota This Weekend

We had a pretty cloudy Friday but I'm hearing that the sun might shine for a little bit this weekend in Minnesota.  If you are looking for something fun to do, add these 5 things to your weekend plans!

1) Go to an apple orchard!

It's getting pretty cold out, which means that winter is coming.  Before that first snowflake falls though, visit one of the amazing apple orchards below that is in our area.

List of the Best Apple Orchards in Southeast Minnesota!

It's apple-picking season and the orchards are ready for all of their guests to come and pick a bag of apples. If you are looking for an orchard nearby, check out the list below to see some of the best orchards in Southeast Minnesota.

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2) Pick out a pumpkin at one of the pumpkin patches in Southeast Minnesota

Now is the perfect time to decorate for Halloween, and one of the easiest decorations to get is a pumpkin.  Here are a few pumpkin patches and spots that usually sell pumpkins this time of year.

Best Pumpkin Patches and Places to Find the Perfect Pumpkin in Southeast Minnesota

If you are looking for the perfect pumpkin to help decorate for fall or to carve into an amazing Jack-o-lantern, check out the list below to see some of the best places in Southeast Minnesota selling pumpkins.

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3) Check out the Oktoberfest event in NE Rochester!

All day long on Saturday is a super fun event that the whole family will love!  Oktoberfest has food, live music, beer, auction items, cornhole, and so much more!  And here's the really cool thing...it is all to help raise funds for suicide prevention.  The event is happening at the Haley Comfort Systems, Purple Goat, and Chipshots parking lot in NE Rochester.  Get the time and more info here.

READ MORE: Amazing Oktoberfest Event is Back in Rochester for Its 3rd Year

4) Donate a coat and help people in our community stay warm this winter.

On Saturday, there is a drive-thru coat drive happening at the HyVee at 1315 6th Street NW in Rochester, Minnesota.  Bring your new or gently used, freshly cleaned winter gear to the contactless drive-by coat drive.  The volunteers will help so you don't even have to leave your car.  You'll feel great for giving back to those in need and others will feel warmth this winter thanks to your donation. Learn more at the Facebook event here.

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5) Go see Super Mario Bros Movie for free!

If you want to get out of the cold and just relax a bit this weekend, go to the free movie on Saturday at Odyssey Hollywood 12 in Rochester.  This weekend, they are showing Super Mario Bros Movie.  Doors open at 9:30 am and the movie starts at 10:00 am.  Learn more here.

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38 Words that People Have a Really Hard Time Pronouncing

If you've ever been ridiculed because you said a word funny, you aren't alone. I took a survey and found that out the huge list of words below are some of the most difficult for people in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois to say correctly. How many do you have trouble with?

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