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Touchdown to Harvest Oct. 27-29

Gather in the GreenSeam

What could be more synonymous of fall that football? Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Harvest Bowl celebrates agriculture in the GreenSeam region featuring numerous events for people of every age. Get up close to interact with farm animals. Farm equipment displays will be a sight to see. Learn about agriculture with a variety of educational seminars. There’s just too much weekend fun to be mentioned here! Get more details below, and keep checking back for more activities, coupons and incentives added!



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Gather in the GreenSeam - Mankato Harvest BowlMinnesota State University, Mankato Harvest Bowl: The first-ever Harvest Bowl combines football and farm fun! The Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks take on Winona State in a football match-up. The start time is scheduled for 1 p.m. and a host of events and activities lead up to the kick-off starting at 11:30 a.m. The line-up includes a power equipment display, food vendors, academic department showcases, music by Minnesota 93, and a meat raffle. The Farm Bureau “Family Fun Zone” will also feature a mechanical bull, pumpkin painting with the MSU cheer and dance teams, a bounce house for the kids and a Maverick student-athlete autograph zone.


Terrace View Fall Festival - Gather in the GreenSeamTerrace View Fall Festival: Exciting things are happening at Terrace View Golf Course like the inaugural Terrace View Fall Festival, Mankato’s first event to celebrate harvest and community! Celebrate while taking in the joys of the season. You can easily spend an entire day at the festival, and even pick up your pumpkins, gourds, squash, and other fall decor, by Hay by George, on your way out…maybe even squeeze in a round of golf! Terrace View Fall Festival attractions include a large corn pit and straw bale maze, a toddler straw bale maze, tire tractor mountain, pumpkin launch, pumpkin patch and so much more! More>


Gather in the GreenSeam - Children's Museum Vehicle FairChildren’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Harvest Festival: Celebrate harvest at the Children’s Museum! Look forward to a month-long fall celebration that includes a toddler straw maze, soybean and corn pits, as well as a wide variety of harvest-themed activities! More>




Northern FrightsNorthern Frights: Northern Frights is a haunted attraction located at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds in Garden City. It’s open at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October (closing times vary; see website for details). Northern Frights features five main attractions: Minnesota Legends, Zombie Outbreak, Killer Clowns in 3D, Phobias Maze and Terror Tunnel. More>




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