We’re not in the middle of September and delightful fall events are starting to happen. This weekend is Apple Day in Excelsior. Apple day is a lakeside festival with great food and great family fun. It starts at 8am with the Apple of the Lake 5k and ends with an old-fashioned street dance. There will be a Happy Apple Kids Corner and an Artisan Vender Street Fair.
When: Saturday, September 17th from 9am to 10pm
Where: Downtown Excelsior
More Information: http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/apple-day.html
If you would like more apples this weekend, check out the MN Apple House. The Apple House is a place where you can purchase apples from a changing inventory of 50 varieties. They also have the Lunch Box food truck on site Saturdays and Sundays. Come enjoy some of Minnesota’s state fruit the Honeycrisp, some long-time favorites or some new introductions from the University of Minnesota.
When: September – early November
Where: 7485 Rolling Acres Rd, Victoria, MN 55386
Price: Free to visit and play yard games – apples are extra
More Information: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/applehouse.aspx
The Minnetonka Orchard is celebrating 40 years this year. This weekend they will be having Pork Chop Fest. There will be unlimited hayrides, corn maze, kid’s play area and live music. The Brat House, Donut Hut and Carmel Apple House will also be open this weekend.
When: September 17th & 18th
Where: 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Price: $7 for admission – kids 12 and under receive a free face painting and apple express cart ride with paid admission
More Information: http://minnetonkaorchards.com/