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  • Artsy

    • Fall Music Performances & Festivals
      Fall Music Performances & Festivals

      Fall offers a calendar full of concerts and music festivals, with more events listed as the season draws near.

      See a show
    • An Artful Autumn
      An Artful Autumn

      Indoors and out, this fall will be a stellar season for the arts in Minnesota.

      Explore the Fall Arts Scene
    • Art Studio Tours
      Art Studio Tours

      From painters to potters, from workers in stone, steel and colorful fabrics, many Minnesota artists open their studios to visitors in the fall.

      Search studio tours
    • Music Clubs
      Music Clubs

      Minnesota has a vibrant and diverse array of music venues, from quaint cafes and coffee shops to large, well-established clubs and halls.

      Find music clubs
  • Culinary

    • Get Your Fill of Fall Food Traditions
      Get Your Fill of Fall Food Traditions

      Frome wild rice to apples to craft beer, the flavors of fall are both nostalgic and new.

      Learn about Fall Food
    • 'Tis the Season for Autumn Brews
      'Tis the Season for Autumn Brews

      As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to change, another transition is taking place in Minnesota: the arrival of fall beer styles.

      Drink up
    • Fall Food & Drink Events
      Fall Food & Drink Events

      Find food and market festivals, grape stomps, wine and beer tastings, beer and winery events, dinner cruises and more.

      Search festivals and events
    • Drink & Eat
      Drink & Eat

      The Explore Minnesota drinking and eating guide lists and links to more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the state, as well as breweries and wineries.

      Dine on
  • Family

    • Rainbow Routes: 10 Fall Color Drives
      Rainbow Routes: 10 Fall Color Drives

      Here's a sampler of routes for viewing a rainbow of colorful fall foliage in Minnesota, from well-known favorites to lesser-known gems.

      Hit the road
    • Fall Festivals
      Fall Festivals

      Fall festivals offer great family fun.

      Search festivals
    • Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun
      Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun

      Each fall, intricate corn mazes crop up at Minnesota farms, wineries, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches, following the centuries-old European maze tradition.

      Get lost
    • Science & Nature Museums
      Science & Nature Museums

      Museums dedicated to history, science, nature and more are scattered throughout Minnesota, offering educational fun for adults and children alike.

      Discover museums
  • Outdoorsy

    • Hike Minnesota
      Hike Minnesota

      Fall hiking is simply the best. Moderate temperatures, infrequent rain, no mosquitoes and lighter crowds, and breathtaking landscapes bursting with fall color.

      Hit the trail
    • Lunker Season
      Lunker Season

      For those looking to catch some of the biggest fish Minnesota has to offer, fall fishing is second to none.

      Catch a big one
    • Parks & Forests
      Parks & Forests

      Minnesota has one of the nation's great, diverse state parks systems, more than 227,000 acres in 76 parks and recreation areas, with 1,030 miles of hiking trails.

      Find a park
    • Paddle Your Way through Autumn
      Paddle Your Way through Autumn

      Craving the perfect fall day? Grab a paddle and your watercraft of choice to soak up the last of the warm weather and admire autumn’s brilliant colors.

      Get on the water
  • Events

    • My North
      My North

      Join us as we gear up for Super Bowl 52 with 52 love letters to Minnesota from notable Minnesotans.

      Hear their stories
    • Minnesota Renaissance Festival
      Minnesota Renaissance Festival

      This celebration in Shakopee has grown to be the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 300,000.

      Get thee hence
    • Big Island Rendezvous
      Big Island Rendezvous

      Celebrating over 30 years of bringing history alive, the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival is one of the largest early American encampments with living history reenactments.

      Visit the Past
    • Ten Fun Fall Activities
      Ten Fun Fall Activities

      Apple picking, football and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota.

      Pick a Peck

More Reasons to

  • Fall Color Update

    Explore Minnesota offers free weekly updates on fall color changes throughout the state in a weekly email newsletter.

    Get the news
  • Five Great Fall Bike Trails

    From tree-lined lakes to towering river bluffs, these trails are sure to make you fall for fall biking.

    Hit the trail
  • Explore Bluff Country

    Known by geologists as the “driftless” region, Minnesota's bluff country is graced with gentle rivers and streams flowing between high wooded bluffs.

    Learn something new
  • Autumn Is a Stellar Season for the Arts

    Indoors and out, this fall will be a stellar season for the arts in Minnesota. Topping it off is the dramatically renovated Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which reopened this year with $75 million in improvements.

    Enjoy the arts
  • Fall Food Traditions

    From wild rice to apples to craft beer, the flavors of fall are both nostalgic and new.

    Take a bite
  • 10 Minnesota Towns for Antique Hounds

    Whether your weakness is vintage fishing baskets and skis for a cabin, or tea sets and costume jewelry, you’ll find them at these noteworthy Minnesota antiquing destinations.

    Search for treasure
  • Lunker Season

    The end of the fishing season for many Minnesotans coincides with the long Labor Day weekend. But for those looking to catch some of the biggest fish Minnesota has to offer, fall fishing is second to none.

    Catch a monster
  • 10 Things to Do This Fall

    This special season is short and sweet, so make the most of it by checking at least a few of these awesome autumn activities off your list.

    Find fall fun

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