Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities – 10/14 to 10/19

It’s time for Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities! From October 14th to 19th, you can enjoy specially priced meals at participating restaurants. This is a great time to try some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding area without having to spend a fortune.

Lunch prices start at $10 and dinner prices start at $15. See the full list of participating restaurants and menus for Minneapolis/St. Paul Restaurant Week.

Not-So-Scary Nature Trail in Eden Prairie

This time of year there are so many great events but many of them center around spooky and scary.   Trying to find something for younger kids can be a challenge.  The Not-So-Scary Nature Trail in Eden Prairie is something for the younger crowd.  It takes place October 27th and registration is now open.  The admission is $5 per child and adults get in free.

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Come to the Outdoor Center to learn about all the not-so-scary things associated with Halloween. During this educational event, walk the lantern-lit trail and learn about bats, owls, snakes, eagles and so much more while collecting a Halloween treat at each station.

Staggered start times are offered so younger children can attend early and the more adventurous in the dark. Children must have an adult present. Register each child for one time slot only. Adults attend free.

Jack-O-Lantern Trail of Fun in Chaska

The Jack-O-Lantern Trail of Fun takes place this coming Friday, October 19th from 6-8:30.  A nice family friendly event for all ages and it only costs $1 to get in. All of the fun happens at the Athletic Park in Chaska.   No registration required so you can decide the day of and not stress out.  The fun includes a hay ride, followed by fun activities after the ride.

$1 per person (Cash Only Pay at the Gate)
Climb aboard the hay ride as we wander down the Minnesota River Bluff regional trail. Along the way you will be surrounded by Jack-o-Lanterns carved by our community. At the end of the trail join us for a s’mores cookout over an open fire, archery pumpkin shoot-out and lots more.

Lunds & Byerlys $15 Off $75 Coupon

Still need to do your grocery shopping for the week? Now through 10/17, you can save $15 off your purchase of $75 or more at Lunds & Byerlys! Note that you need to be a L&B Extras member to receive this offer, but it’s free to join. Limit 1 per customer.

This week’s deals include:

  • Pepin Heights Honeycrisp and SweeTango Apples – $1.99/lb
  • LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk – $3.99
  • Fage Yogurt – $1
  • JonnyPops, 3 ct – Buy 1 Get 1 Free (2/$4.99)
  • and more!

The Great Pumpkin Giveaway in Blaine

The Great Pumpkin Giveaway in Blaine is in it’s 5th year, and keeps getting bigger and better.  The Kris Lindahl Team first held the event, as a way to show appreciation to the community and customers.  It has now grown into something way bigger than they ever expected.  In 2016 a Guinness World Record was broken for the longest pumpkin line.  It takes place tomorrow October 13th from 11-2.  I can’t wait to see what the event is this year!  

About the event:

The Great Pumpkin Giveaway was started in 2014 by The Kris Lindahl Team as a way to say thank you for supporting our real estate team. It has grown into one of the biggest Halloween events in the state. Last year we broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Pumpkin Line. We can’t thank you enough for supporting our team. Bring the family out on Oct 13th so we can have some fun!

Come see us to get your free pumpkin, listen to live musical makings of The Teddy Bear Band, have our chance to meet Lindy the KLRE mascot, jump in bouncy houses, eat some grub at your favorite food trucks, get your face painted, and so much more! Come one, come all! We can’t wait to see you there. No tickets required

Food Trucks
Original Hockey Mom Brownies
Twin Cities Pitas
Baldy’s BBQ
Pete’s Fresh Cut Potato Blossoms

Don’t forget to wear your Halloween Costumes!

The event is free to everyone. They would appreciate if you could RSVP on the Facebook event page if you plan to attend.  


Faribault Woolen Mill Warehouse Sale


One of my favorite blankets in our house was made at the Faribault Woolen Mill.  My blanket’s probably considered an antique, so I was very excited to read about the Faribault Woolen Mill Warehouse Sale.  It means I can shop for something new and a bit more current than my antique blanket. They now make more than just blankets, there are shawls, scarves, blankets and more.  A warehouse sale means there might even be some rare deals!

Fairbault Woolen Mill Sale

More about the Faribault Woolen Mill Warehouse Sale:

On October 13th, just in time for holiday shopping, Faribault Woolen Mill will host its highly anticipated warehouse sale.

Fans will find rare deals on holiday gifts, including both classic designs and one-of-a-kind products spanning blankets, throws and scarves, as well as unique items.  A chance to purchase some of their “Seconds” at 70 % off or more. Plus many 1st Quality Items will be 50% off.


  • Saturday, Oct 13, 8 a.m. – 4p.m.


  • Faribault Woolen Mill, 1500 Northwest Second Avenue, Faribault, Minn. 55021



ABOUT FARIBAULT WOOLEN MILL: The Faribault Woolen Mill was founded in 1865 on the idea that everyday woolen products could be expertly crafted, beautiful things. From the finest raw wool through completion, Faribault oversees the entire production process at its Minnesota site to ensure the very highest quality. Thanks to America’s craft revival, Faribault is more sought after than ever before and enjoys its status as the oldest manufacturer in Minnesota, as well as one of the last operating woolen mills in the country. Learn more at Watch a video of the Faribault mill story at


Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma Warehouse Sales at Arbor Lakes This Weekend

Calling all warehouse shoppers with a free weekend! You’ll want to stop by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove this weekend for two different sales! Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma are both having clearance sales from October 11 to 14.

Details are as follows:

Pottery Barn Warehouse Sale – October 11 to 14

Come shop Pottery Barn merchandise at 50-75% off! The selection includes furniture for nearly every room in the house, occasional collections, rugs, bedding, pillow covers, throws, botanicals and seasonal merchandise.

All sales final, no holds, and no additional discounts. Items must be picked up the day of purchase. Customers must arrange for their own furniture pickup and delivery.

Dates and Times: Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, October 14 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Space F8, next to Pottery Barn and Bath & Body Works

Williams-Sonoma Warehouse Sale – October 11 to 14

  • Up to 75% off original prices
  • New markdowns taken
  • End of season closeouts
  • Amazing discounts on reduced merchandise

Dates and Times: Thursday, October 11 9 am – 4 pm; Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13 10 am – 4pm; Sunday, October 14 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Space B18, between Rubi Jubi and Williams-Sonoma

The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets

Attention brides to be! Get ready and grab your The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets before it arrives at Minneapolis Convention Center on Sunday, October 14th! If you’re determined to make your dream wedding a reality, skip all the nightmarish running around and spend a fun few hours enjoying The Wedding Fair.

Your ticket includes expert advice from nearly 200 trusted vendors, an award winning fashion show at 12:30 pm and 3 pm, and a free planning guide. The event is open from 11 am – 4 pm.

Dresses, caterers, venues, flowers, invitations … oh my. There are so many decisions to make when planning your wedding that the average couple works with at least eight different vendors — and in many cases, it’s far more than that. The Wedding Fair helps you plan the best wedding possible, with the best vendors possible, helping you plan a day that’s unique, personal and perfect for your needs. Between an amazing fashion show (included with your ticket), stellar one-on-one time with vendors and so many samples, swag and deals, this is a can’t-miss show for anyone planning a wedding. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Minnesota Wedding Guide at this event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Buy your tickets now and you can snag The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets for only $7.50 (regular price is $15 in advance, $20 at the door), plus a small service fee.

Twin Cities Book Festival

The Twin Cities Book Festival takes place this Saturday (October 13), from 10-5 at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.  Our girls attended this event last year and really enjoyed it.  They had a chance to meet one of their favorite young adult authors and get his autograph.  It’s a free event, which if course makes it even more fun.  Take a look at the schedule of events here on the website.

Progress Center and Fine Arts Building–FREE!
All day book fair, readings and talks, children’s programs, used books & records, and more! Info here on the event website

The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

Montgomery Orchard Discount Admission – Includes Corn Maze and Apple Picking

Enjoy a fun corn maze and apple picking in southern Minnesota at Montgomery Orchard and save on admission with this Groupon deal.

Plus, save an extra 20% with coupon code BEST through October 11th!

Options include:

  • $14 $17.50 for corn maze and apple picking for two – $7/person
  • $29.20 $36.50 for corn maze and apple picking for four – $7.30/person
  • $40.80 $51 for corn maze and apple picking for six – $6.80/person

The orchard is open Fridays from 1 – 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm through 10/28/18. Note that admission is free for children 5 and under. I’m not sure the amount of apples you get with this deal but it’s basically like getting free apples since admission to the corn maze alone is $6.50 – $7.75 per person.

The maze itself looks like a lot of fun! One side is shorter and takes about a half hour to complete, so it’s great for families with small children. The other side is longer, but your admission provides you access to both sides of the maze. It’s filled with fun interactive trivia questions throughout, and if you answer correctly, you’ll earn a patch at the orchard store!

Today, the crew at Montgomery Orchard hosts plenty of family friendly entertainments. They welcome visitors for self-guided tours through the beautiful prairie, and also invite them to come pluck many varieties of Minnesota apples. The six-acre corn maze is divided into two halves, with one side being shorter and well-suited for families with small children, and a second side which is longer and will require more time to complete. A cidery/winery is also on-site, allowing adults to purchase a glass of wine or participate in a tasting. Three years ago Montgomery Orchard opened Montgomery Harvest Cider and Wines. Today, they offer five authentic ciders and five specialty wines. Grab a glass, then spend the afternoon in the corn maze or picking apples.

Get your discount admission HERE!