MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you’re working for the weekend, it’s a good one to be out and about in the Twin Cities. Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing, and so are the fall festivities. Here are Natalie Nyhus’s suggestions to keep your weekend occupied with fun.

Mill City Oktoberfest
Celebrate Minnestoa brewing past and present Saturday as Mill City Museum and the Mill City Farmer’s Market team up for the Mill City Oktoberfest. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Germany with activities in and outside of the museum. There will be cooking and baking demos, music, dancing, food and of course beer.

The Big Gay Race
Saturday is also the Big Gay Race. Now in its third year, the Big Gay Race 5K has become a symbol of a diverse community of Minnesotans coming together. The race route is in the St. Anthony Main neighborhood. Registration is $30. Plus, WCCO’s Kate Raddatz will sing the national anthem.

Dehn’s Pumpkin Patch
Dehn’s Pumpkin Patch opens for the season this weekend. Pick your pumpkin, swim in the corn pit or get lost in the corn maze.

Brit’s Vikings Game
Finally, if you can’t afford to get to London to watch the Vikings, let London come to you. Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis will air the game at noon Sunday. Sit back with fish, chips and a pint in front of indoor and outdoor TV screens.


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