There are always so many things to do in Rochester, MN, whether you’re looking for a date night or a family outing. With fall just around the corner, start planning your seasonal outings with this list of autumnal things to do in our own backyard.
Pick a pumpkin or apple
Nothing says fall like finding the perfect pumpkin for carving. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of pumpkin patches and apple orchards near Rochester. Head out to Sekapp’s Orchard, where you can enjoy a wagon ride and pick your own apples. Or, visit Tweite’s Pumpkin Patch, which also has a corn maze and a food court.
If you dare to get scared, you’ll find lots of thrilling options for haunted tours and events near Rochester. For instance, the Haunted Trolley Tour takes its visitors to creepy graveyards and historic, haunted buildings.
Visit a festival
The annual Fall Fest takes place on Oct. 5, 2019 at the Peace Plaza Downtown. This is the fourth year of this fun, family-friendly event, where attendees can participate in a pumpkin carving contest, visit a petting zoo, or try their hand at fall-themed crafts. For adults, the local Oktoberfest offers delicious German beer and brat samples, as well as live music.
Before the weather starts to turn, bring your car to Clements for a tuneup to make sure it’s in perfect working order to get to these Rochester fall events.