What to do in Minnesota: 6 things to do this weekend (Sept. 8-10)

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The unofficial start of fall is here! Head out to one of the many festivals in Minnesota this weekend to celebrate.

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Burnsville Festival Fire Muster:

  • Various locations, downtown Burnsville
  • Sept. 6-9
  • Free admission

Head to this festival for live music, a carnival, a car show, craft beer tastings, fireworks, and more. Full schedule here.

Field Fest:

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
  • Sept. 9
  • $15 admission for non-members

The annual Field Fest celebrates Minnesota farmers and their quality products. This plant-to-plate hands-on showcase honors the contributions of animal agriculture and crop farming in Minnesota. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and more.

Hay Days:

Check out the world's largest snowmobile and ATV event in North Branch. See races and freestyle shows, grab a bite to eat, and shop local vendors at this event.

Afton Apple Anniversary:

  • Afton Apple, Hastings
  • Sept. 9-10
  • Free admission

Head to Afton Apple for their 32nd-anniversary party. The first 200 kids each day receive a free giveaway from the orchard. Play cornhole and ladder golf in the field, check out live music, or take a hayride at this anniversary celebration.

James J. Hill Days:

  • Various locations, downtown Wayzata
  • Sept. 8-10
  • Free admission

There's something for everyone at this community festival. The three-day celebration offers fireworks, concerts, beer gardens, a parade, and more.

The Black Market:

  • 767 N Eustis St., St. Paul
  • Sept. 9
  • Free admission

The Black Market is a Black-business marketplace where people may purchase goods, learn about services, connect with community, enjoy live entertainment, and taste a multitude of foods from around the cities.