What to do in Minnesota: 5 things to do this weekend (Oct. 13-15)

Pumpkin Boat Regatta on the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater as part of Stillwater Harvest Festival. Giant pumpkins were hollowed out to allow paddlers to race their way down the river in the 100-yard contest as spectators watch from the lift b (Getty Images)

This weekend in Minnesota is chock-full of fall themed events for the whole family. Head to a harvest fest to check out the state's largest pumpkins or stop by a local beer festival.

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Stillwater Harvest Fest:

  • Downtown Stillwater
  • Oct. 14-15
  • Free admission

Head to Stillwater for this two-day festival celebrating all things fall. From pumpkin weigh-offs to a pumpkin regatta down the St. Croix River, this fall event has it all. A giant pumpkin drop is one of the highlights taking place both Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Vintage Market:

  • Machine Shop, Minneapolis
  • Oct. 15
  • Free admission

Find two floors of the best vintage clothing, accessories and home goods vendors all in one spot this weekend! Plus enjoy coffee, a food truck, and Machine Shop bar open for beverage purchases. DJ Buster Baxter will be providing music for the event.

Charlie's Fall Fest:

  • Charlie's on Prior, Prior Lake
  • Oct. 14
  • Free admission

Head to Charlie's for food and drink specials, vendors, live music, and kids activities. A meat raffle will also take place at the fall event from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Autumn Brew Review:

The Autumn Brew Review is the oldest beer festival in Minnesota. This festival offers local beers poured by the people who brew them! New this year is a live music stage featuring up-and-coming local artists.

Friends of Anoka County Library Book Sale:

  • Rum River Library, Anoka
  • Oct. 14
  • Free admission

Stop by this sale for gently used books, CDs, DVDs and more! Prices range from 25 cents to $2. Cash or check is preferred, but payment by card can be made through a PayPal account.