LuceLine Orchard Discount Deal!

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LuceLine Orchard, about 45 minutes west of the Twin Cities Metro in Watertown, MN, has lots of fall fun for kids and adults alike! Keep reading below to find out about a GREAT LuceLine Orchard Discount Deal!

At LuceLine, you can explore the orchard’s trails by foot, bike, horse, or hovercraft, and take along binoculars for bird-watching stops. In the “Mess Hall” you can feast on Minnesota-made brats, burgers, hot and dogs cut in apple cider, as well as house-made apple slaw. And be sure to pick up a pumpkin pie to take with you when you go. There is also a corn maze, petting zoo, kiddie train rides, and hay mountain. Before you leave, xplore the tornado trail to see trees that have been twisted 180 degrees from the tornado that hit in July 2015.

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With this LuceLine Orchard Discount Deal you can pay only $19 for a hayride, corn maze AND meal for two! Or, you can pay $38 and get the same deal for 4 people ($56 value). Enjoy a hayride drive through the orchard and a corn maze for kids. For the meal, customers choose from an apple burger, a bratwurst, or a quarter-pound hot dog and pair it with a drink and a bag of chips.

 

Get your LuceLine Orchard Discount Deal HERE!

Rushford SpectaculAir

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Airplane, airplanes, head to Rushford tomorrow (September 25th) and look to the sky at the Rushford SpectaculAir event.  The Warbirds are an amazing site to see, and you can watch them fly in at 9am. There will also be classic cars, music, presentations and more. Admission is $5 per person 13+; vets are free. Rain or shine the event will go on from 9am-4pm

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SpectaculAir offers an entire day filled with vintage World War II aircraft and classic cars to give us a look back on this very important time in American History. Watch the planes come in in the morning, tour the cockpits, listen to speakers tell about the role these aircraft played in the World War. Enjoy beans, brats, burgers and brownies at the Mess Hall, peruse classic cars on display on the tarmac, shop the PX, and maybe even dance to the music of the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Band throughout the day. And then, watch the planes take leave for home at the end of the day.

101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Half-Price Tickets!

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Each year, 101 Market in Otsego opens its fields for fall fun! The highlight of the fall festival is their corn maze, which has a  Super Heroes design this year! The maze is 6 acres with over than 2.5 miles of paths. After navigating the twisting stalks you can explore other farm-themed attractions such as the animal train, corn cannon, and jumping pillow.

If you want to bring a bit of the fall-themed fun home, you can browse 101 Market’s extensive selection of pumpkins and mums, along with cornstalks and straw bales for decorating yards and houses for the season. Kids and parents can also chomp down on locally grown apples, squash, and potatoes, along with other in-season produce.

With this special 101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Half-Price Ticket Deal, you can pay only $22 for four tickets (normally $44). This deal grants you access to the corn maze, zoo, corn pit, duck races, pedal-cart races, potato slinger, and spider web. Other activities are available for an additional cost like the animal train, corn cannon, jumping pillow, and Max, the giant pumpkin.
 

Get your 101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Half-Price Tickets HERE!

Twin City Cat Fanciers Show Saturday

We have a super fun even for cat lovers! The Twin City Cat Fanciers Show takes place Saturday, September 24 in Crystal.  It’s an all breed show, with many you are probably familiar with and some that may be all new to you!  There’s a small admission charge, with a discount coupon on the website.  The admission fees support feline rescue.

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We will have lots of unique breeds competing for awards under 6 licensed CFA judges. Cats include; the hairless Sphynx, the curly coated Rex, the massive Maine Coons, the pampered Persians, the svelte Siamese and the newest, the Lykoi (werewolf cats). Household pets are encouraged to take part and compete for the top 10 spots.
Meet the “pet me” cats and visit with their owners. Family friendly with lots of activities for kids including bringing their own stuffed cats and competing like the real cats. Vendors with lots of products for cats and their people, including great cat beds and toys, cat related clothes and jewelry, an animal communicator and the best cat photographer in the country.

Free Advance Screening of The Dressmaker

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What do you have planned for Monday night? How about attending a free advanced screening of The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet? The screening will be held on Monday, September 26 at Showplace ICON (West End) at 7pm. Grab your The Dressmaker advance screening tickets HERE.

 

 

About the Movie: In The Dressmaker, a glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Prairie Sugar Weekend at Kelley Farm

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It’s Prairie Sugar Weekend at Kelley Farm, Saturday and Sunday (24th and 25th).  A great event for the whole family.  You can step back in time at a place, that makes learning fun and interactive.

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Join the Kelley farmhands as they make prairie sugar, also known as sorghum molasses. Help strip the leaves off the sorghum canes, press the canes through a horse-powered press to extract the juice and stir the juice as it boils down to make a sweet, syrupy molasses. Then, enjoy a sweet treat of molasses confections such as gingerbread and molasses candy.

Cost
Included with site admission of $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

Lone Oak Days Fall Festival

 

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Would you like to farm in the 1940’s? Head to the Lone Oak Days Fall Festival this weekend.  The Lone Oak Days Fall Festival, takes place at the The Holz Farm in Eagan.  You can step back in time on the farm from 11am-4pm on Sep 24 and 25th.  There’s no admission to the event, although some of the activities do have a small fee.

Lone Oak Days at Holz Farm

Scheduled Activities & Free Entertainment
• Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest…………………Sun., 3:00 p.m.
• Garden Harvest
• Blacksmith Demonstrations
• Old Fashioned Laundry
• Barnyard Animals
• Corn Husking
• Field Plowing and Discing
• Corn Grinding
• Vintage Equipment & Tractor Display
• Bread Baking/Butter Churning
• Honeybee Lesson
• Egg Picking/Chicken Display/Water Pumping
• Preschool- Toy Box Tractors
• Teen Farm Prize Challenge
Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
• Pumpkins for Sale (while supplies last)
• Potatoes for Sale (while supplies last)

Ticketed Activities & Concessions
Purchase tickets for 50¢ each at tent near flag pole.
Items range from 1 to 7 tickets. Cash or check accepted.
• Pony Rides – 6 tickets
• Hay Ride – 1 ticket
• Cow Milking on “Oreo” the Virtual Cow – 1 ticket
• Pedal Tractor Corral – 1 ticket
• Rope Making – 1 ticket
• Take Home 2 Ears Field Corn – 1 ticket
• Hot Dogs or Brat Meal Deal
(with chips & beverage) – 7 tickets
• Hot Dogs & Brats – 4 tickets
• Soda – 2 tickets
• Juice Box – 2 tickets
• Bottled Water – 1 ticket
• Dill Pickles – 1 ticket
• Chips – 1 ticket
• Apples – 1 ticket
• Cookies – 1 ticket

MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life Free Advance Screening Passes

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We were excited to find out about MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life coming to the big screen! Movies based on books are some of our favs AND it’s not often we get to see a live-action movie that’s rated PG. What’s also exciting is that we will be having a local advanced screening on Wednesday, October 5th at AMC Southdale at 6pm and 25 lucky families will be able to join us! The first 25 people to visit http://www.gofobo.com/THRIFTYMN192 can download a family 4-pack of tickets!

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.

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Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother’s boyfriend — a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear — threatens to become his stepfather.

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Rafe’s revolution leaps from the page to the screen in this ambitious live-action/animated comedy based on the New York Times bestseller “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” by legendary novelist James Patterson.

Fall Raptor Release

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This coming Saturday is a Fall Raptor Release, taking place at the Carpenter Nature Center.   It will take place from 10am-3pm on Saturday September 24th.  It’s a free event with activities for all ages.

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Carpenter Nature Center is fortunate to be the host for the Fall Raptor Release, presented by the 3M Foundation in partnership with The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and CNC. Visitors will enjoy watching 4-6 wild birds of prey take to the air after being rehabilitated by The Raptor Center’s veterinarians.

The day is full of fun including orchard hay wagon tours, educational raptors on display from The Raptor Center, kids activities and more. This is a FREE event.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the day, but for this event, please leave your pets at home.

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Party in the Prairie 2016

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It’s never too early to start planning for the weekend.  The Party in the Prairie 2016 is coming up on September 24th. It takes place at the Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington.  You can get discount tickets if you purchase in advance.  We attended two years ago and really enjoyed it.  Music, Food Trucks, Activities for all ages and a great outdoor venue.

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Celebrate fall in a beautiful setting! Enjoy live music from Charlie Parr, The Murder of Crows (featuring NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert winner Gaelynn Lea and Alan Sparhawk of Low), The May North, and Brian Laidlaw. Scale a 25-foot climbing wall, meet live animals, and collect insects. Join Hennepin County Libraries for Storytime in a Fort, go on a self-guided Story Stroll, and borrow a nature book. Explore the prairie on a digital scavenger hunt or guided hike. Purchase native plants from Landscape Alternatives and make wind chimes with conceptual artist, Jan Elftmann. Sample honey made at Richardson with the University of Minnesota’s Bee Squad, kayak with L.L. Bean, and play lawn games with The North Face. Craft beer from LTD Brewing and food trucks onsite. Bring a blanket to sit on. Visit Facebook.com/RichardsonNatureCenter for schedule and updates.

Party in The Prairie at the Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington on Sep 19th