While social distancing and small-scale events are in full force, there is still so much that you can safely participate in this autumn. From virtual art shows to pumpkin patch parties, enjoy all the fun that this season has to offer in Greater St. Cloud. NOTE: Everyone is doing their best to adhere to COVID-19 precautions, and plans may change quickly. Please double-check with events directly before attending.
Food & Drink
Taste the flavors of fall at these area food & drink related events & establishments.
Nothing says autumn quite like Oktoberfest! Take part in one (or more!) Oktoberfest events this autumn. Third Street Brewhouse hosts their annual festival on Saturday, September 26th from noon – 7pm, with live music, German food, and of course – beer! Beaver Island Brewing will also host their OK-TO-BEER Fest on September 26th from 12pm-9pm, outdoors and at the taproom. Tickets are limited, purchase them online before the event! Grand Lake Grill will also host their first ever Oktoberfest celebration on October 4th, with traditional Oktoberfest fare, live music, and prizes for the best costumes and dance moves!
Apple Crisp Air
There’s nothing more nostalgic than the flavors of fall. Warm apple pie on a Sunday evening, spice in a latte on a crisp fall morning, and all of the comfort foods in between! Get your apple fix at one of these area orchards this fall, or sip it in a glass at Milk & Honey Ciders! Try out the soul-warming fall menus at local coffee shops like Rock Creek Coffeehouse, Jules’ Bistro, and Cold Press Cafe. And while you’re at it, indulge in flavorful fall-y baked goodies from Backwards Bread Co., Flour & Flower Bakery, or Artisan Naan Bakery. Plus, you can often find these flavors and more at area farmers markets that take place nearly every day of the week – they are overflowing with a bountiful harvest this time of year! Whatever you’re craving this season, you can find it here.
Arts & Entertainment
Smaller venues and virtual events are the new reality – and honestly, they’re pretty great too!
Millstream Arts Festival goes virtual this year with their first ever Artist Spotlight event. Tune in Friday, September 25th, Saturday, September 26th and Sunday September 27th for this collaboration with the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl, which will feature interviews with over 25 different artists every hour on Facebook and Instagram. Interviews begin at 5pm on Friday and run through the weekend – tune in for interaction with the artists as well as giveaways and all kinds of fun!
This weekend is going to be amazing! Tune in Sept 25th-27th to hear all about your favorite artists. Thank you to Central MN Arts Board for supporting the artists in our community. Video production by Steve Diamond
Posted by Millstream Arts Festival on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Video production by Steve Diamond
Michael Shynes & Paul ‘Stretch’ Diethelm take the stage of the Beaver Island Tapio on October 1st for a night of Music, Delightfully Different Food, and Dam Fine Beer! Tickets are only available as tables of 4 and also include your dinner entrees from Jules’ Bistro. This is sure to be a night of fun and great fall flavors!
Immerse yourself into the thrill of live theater – virtually, with your friends! Bullets on Broadway: A Zoom Murder Mystery Party allows participants to act as potential as culprits in a murder mystery plot. GREAT Theatre will provide the Party Host and Detective via Zoom, and will coordinate with all of the party-goers beforehand to delegate roles. For a donation of $400 you receive a 90-120 minute murder mystery party and choose the 6-20 guests to attend. All funds raised will go towards ensuring GREAT survives and thrives with virtual education, live streaming shows, and performances when able!
Fall Fun for the Family
Whether you’re searching for the perfect pumpkin or trying to get spooked, fall is always fun in Greater St. Cloud.
‘Tis the Season
Ride a Ferris Wheel and Carousel, navigate a 9 acre maze, enjoy some sweet treats – oh, and get a pumpkin too at the Stoney Brook Farms Harvest Fun Days every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st. Admission is only $10 for adults and $6 for kids 6-15, anybody 5 and under is free! Already have your pumpkins picked for the year? Check out the Downtown St. Cloud Annual Harvest Festival on September 26th from 10am-4pm, brought to you by Copper Pony and several other downtown shops! Check out some local art vendors, enjoy delicious treats, and shop deals in store – all in the spirit of autumn! Or perhaps you’d like to get a little wild this fall. Get your (discounted!) ticket now for Boo at the Zoo, a kid-friendly event at Hemker Park & Zoo that features trick or treating from 10am-2pm, plus a farmers market all day. Costumes encouraged!
Get a Lil Spooky
Fans of this well-known spooky attraction will love the all new Molitor’s Haunted Acres Walk-Through Experience! Fridays and Saturdays through October 31st + MEA weekend, be prepared to get scared as you navigate by foot through the terrorizing woods and haunted houses! Looking for another scary trip? The Harvest of Horror will send chills down your spine as you creep through the forest, haunted house, and even haunted corn field! Come check it out Fridays and Saturdays through October… if you have the guts!