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WYSIWYG: Fall Smoothies

Sept. 1 - Sept. 30

WYSIWYG’s smoothie bowl of the month is a healthy, delicious, WYSIWYG take on traditional Apple Crisp. This beautiful bowl of goodness includes Harvest Apple Juice, Avocado, Cinnamon and Green Apples topped with Granola, Salted Pecans, Coconut Flakts and Dried Green Apples.

WYSIWYG’s seasonal Autumn Sunrise Smoothie is like apple pie in smoothie form! This tasty, healthy combination is perfect to fuel you up for a busy weekend

These special blend smoothie options are available for $5.99 during the month of September

Sept. 14 - Sept. 30
Chankaska Bottles

Free wine carrier when you purchase 6 bottles of wine at chankaska  

Sept. 14 - Oct. 26

From September 6th-30th if you stop by Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery and purchase 6 bottles of wine, and you will receive a FREE 6 bottle wine carrier!

For each 6 bottles you purchase you will receive a free wine carrier. Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery located only.

Sept. 14 - Oct. 26

Coupon: 20% Total Purchase

Sept. 14 - Oct. 26

Family owned and operated, Blue Skye Mercantile thrives on creating welcoming, inspirational experiences through unique, high-quality ingredients. They are passionate about food + community. The gourmet food boutique is dedicated to inspiring connections through the love and appreciation of food. Learn more.

 
Sept. 14 - Oct. 26
Farm America Mankato Minnesota

Farmamerica Fall Festival

Sept. 14

Come to Farmamerica for the Fall Festival where there will be lots of fun activities to enjoy together as a family! Enjoy the corn maze, Prairie Fairy, food trucks, vendor fair, tram rides, games for kids including old-fashioned school-yard games & scavenger hunt.

 
Sept. 14

Farmamerica Fall Festival

Sept. 28

The Harvest Bowl combines football and farm fun! The Minnesota State University, Mankato (360° virtual tourMore Mankato icon Mavericks take on Winona State in a football match-up during the third annual Harvest bowl at Blakeslee Stadium. The start time is scheduled for 1 p.m. and a host of events and activities that lead up to the kick-off including tractors and other ag machinery, food drive, fun for the kids and more!

 
Sept. 28
Pumpkin Junction in Good Thunder

Pumpkin Junction at Blue Skye Farms

Sept. 28 - Oct. 27

Pumpkin Junction began in 2016, where a bumper crop of pumpkins allowed for Blue Sky Farms to share the harvest with area families. Enjoy kids games, fun maze, farm activities, concession stand, farmer’s market, hayrides and more!  Pumpkin Junction is held weekends beginning the end of September through October and is FREE.

  • Sept. 28-29
  • Oct. 5-6
  • Oct. 12-13
  • Oct. 17-20
  • Oct. 26-27

Hours 10-5pm; Sundays 12pm-5pm

Sept. 28 - Oct. 27
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Harvest Festival

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Oct. 5-20

Make fall memories at the Children’s Museum at the fifth annual Harvest Festival! Come explore the toddler straw maze, play in corn and soybean pits, meet and greet a variety of visiting animals, learn all about the science of pumpkins and decorate your own in the Loft, and even try new harvest foods

  • Oct. 5-6: Ag on the Move
  • Oct. 5: Tractor Alley 9am-4pm: This is free outdoor event. Museum membership or daily admission is required to access indoor Museum exhibits.
  • Oct. 5: Minnesota State Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence Grain Bin Safety 9am – 2pm
  • Oct. 5: Minnesota Owl Program from 10am-11am
  • Oct. 6: 4-H Engineering Design Challenge – 1-3pm
  • Oct 12 – 13: Harvest Foods
  • Oct. 12: Bread Wagon, wheat grinding, & butter making 10am-12pm; Cider Making 1-3pm
  • Oct 13: Food Preservation (canning, freezing, dehydrating)
  • Oct 13: Under the Sun Herbs 10am-2pm
  • Oct. 17-20: Harvest Fun
  • Oct 17: Ag Afternoon with Midwest Dairy, MN Pork, Blue Earth County Corn and Soybean, Alltech, Minnesota Turkey, and MN Soil Health Coalition, 1-3pm
  • Oct.17: Harvest Hoedown 6-8pm with Square Dancing 6:30-7:30pm and Harvest Food Sampling from South Central College Culinary Arts Students
  • Oct. 18: Pets and Vets with MN Valley Pet Hospital – stuffed animal checkups and therapy dogs Niko and Louie 9:30-10:30am
  • Oct.19: Old Fashioned Fun & Games
  • Oct. 20: Pet Expo 1-2 pm
Oct. 5-20
Farmamerica Harvest Hustle

Farmamerica Harvest Celebration

Oct. 12

Join in the trick-or-treating and pumpkin decorating fun at Farmamerica. Highlights include a corn maze, corn sensory activities, touch-a-truck, bounce house, scavenger hunts, festive games and prizes, pick a pumpkin, free apple cider, local food truck, tours of the historic farm sites and more. 

Oct. 12

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In greater Mankato, you’ll find more than just a comfortable night’s sleep. We have hotels with on-site restaurants; game rooms and swimming pools and more!
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Mankato has a strong local food scene where restaurants in the City Center and nearby neighborhoods serve everything from New York style pizza to creative burger creations and local craft beer.
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In Mankato, we know that recreation is a big part of any vacation. Whether you want to stay indoors or conquer the great outdoors, Mankato is your getaway destination in southern Minnesota!
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