Minnesota Renaissance Festival—Oktoberfest
A keg toss and a sauerkraut-eating contest? Sounds like Oktoberfest to me. That’s this weekend’s theme at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Events will include stein-holding and best-beard contests. A Bavarian Village will be set up on the grounds at 12364 Chestnut Blvd. in Shakopee. Tickets are $10.50 to $21.95 per person.
Get lost in the best way possible. It’s the second weekend of the Sever’s Corn Maze, which is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There are a bunch of family-friendly activities on the grounds, including a corn pit, giant slide, pig races, tire mountain and petting zoo.Tickets are $13 for ages 4 and up; the maze and fall festival are free for children 3 and younger. The maze is located at 1100 Canterbury Road in Shakopee.Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Minnesota goes into the game with a 0-2 record, after losing to the Bears and the Lions. However, Cleveland also has a 0-2 record after facing the Ravens and Dolphins. Tickets are $17.25 to $150 per person.
Check out more things happening in or near Southwest Minneapolis on Patch's events calendar. Here are a few that you'll find for this weekend: