The days may be getting shorter and temperatures a bit cooler, but there's no end to the lively activities taking place near our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities. Here are some events that should be on your fall calendar!
1. 11th Annual Harvest of Art Celebration
3981 Lexington Ave S
Eagan (13 minutes from Springs at Apple Valley)
Sunday, September 11
From noon until 4 p.m., Eagan Art House will be hosting their annual exhibit of works from more than 50 local artists in media ranging from painting to photography. For a small fee, you can create your own work of art by glazing a piece of Raku pottery. Entertainment will be provided by The Family Trade, a Twin Cities-based folk orchestra. Admission is free for all visitors.
2. 2016 Minnesota Renaissance Festival
12364 Chestnut Blvd
Shakopee (24 minutes from Springs at Egan Drive)
Weekends through Sunday, October 2
Be a part of this popular festival that has been a local tradition for 46 years. Each weekend has its own theme, such as "Wine, Chocolate & Romance," while scheduled entertainment includes nationally known acts Jason Mraz and Penn and Teller. This year's festival bridges the past and present by featuring PokeStops and PokeGyms on the grounds. General admission is $23.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids 5 and older, with discounted prices on advance purchases. Hours are 9 a.m. through 7 p.m., rain or shine.
3. Camelot at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater
501 W 78th St
Chanhassen (23 minutes from Springs at Egan Drive)
Friday, September 30 through Saturday, February 25
The timeless musical based on the romantic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table takes the stage this fall at Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Pre-show tableside dinner service features menu options such as prime rib and lasagna Bolognese. Ticket prices for show-only start at $50, while dinner-and-show prices begin at $65.
4. The Great Pumpkin Fest
One Valleyfair Dr
Shakopee (10 minutes from Springs at Egan Drive)
Weekends from Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, October 30
Minnesota's largest outdoor amusement park turns into "Valleyscare" during this Halloween-themed festival. In addition to the family-friendly rides in Planet Snoopy, kids (and parents!) can have fun with Peppermint Patty's Haybale Maze, witch-led story time, tours of the haunted Chateau and musical entertainment from Charlie Brown and his pals. Online ticket prices start at $39 for adults and $34 for kids. Visit the website for daily schedules.
5. Ramble Jam Country Music Festival
Dakota County Fairgrounds
4008 - 220th St W
Farmington (18 minutes from Springs at Apple Valley)
Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17
Ramble Jam is two days packed with music, food and fun with a lineup of top country acts like Lost Highway, Steve Moakler and Caitlyn Smith. Tent and RV camping is available so you can make it a full weekend. Tickets range from $59 for daily admission to $149 for a two-day VIP package, but be sure to note that prices go up on September 16.
What fall activity are you eagerly anticipating? Tell us in the comments!