Working For The Weekend: Last Weekend Of Summer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Autumn may not officially start until Sept. 22, but we’re already looking ahead to the fall season! From fall festivals to fashion, we have you covered with a variety of things to do this weekend.

St. Paul’s Oktoberfest

Kick-off Oktoberfest in St. Paul this weekend!

Head to Rice Park Friday through Sunday for some polka, brats and of course the iconic bed races. Mayor Chris Coleman will tap a new Oktoberfest style brew from Tin Whiskers at noon on Saturday.

Wristbands are $5 and are required to drink.

Minnesota Fashion Week

This might not be New York, Paris or Milan, but Minnesota Fashion Week is packed with popular events.

Celebrate the state’s best fashion designers, brands, retailers and stylists through exhibits, fashion shows and parties during the 10-day event.

Kick-off is Thursday at the W in downtown Minneapolis.

18th Annual Autumn Trek Bicycle Ride

Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend at the 18th annual Autumn Trek bicycle ride.

The ride on Saturday begins in Hoffman Park in River Falls and uses routes that go into both Pierce and St. Croix counties.

There are four routes to choose from ranging from 25 to 101 miles.

Apple Day In Excelsior

Head to Excelsior Saturday to experience one of the most popular street festivals in Minnesota since 1935.

Apple Day in Excelsior is a lakeside festival the highlights locally produced foods, art, antiques, crafts, and music.

Dust off your family pie recipe and enter the Apple Pie/Dessert Baking Contest!

North Oaks Rummage Sale

One of the biggest rummage sales in Minnesota takes place this weekend and it’s all for charity.

Saturday and Sunday is 18th Annual North Oaks Rummage Sale at the Shoreview Ice Arena. All proceeds go to fund programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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