MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend.

Stillwater Harvest Fest

Enjoy all the family-friendly activities including a giant pumpkin weigh-off, live music, face painting, kids tractor pull and more. There will also be a chili cook-off, pie-eating contest and microbrew and wine tastings. This event is free to enter.


Each fall and spring, Midwest Comic Book Association holds a daylong festival featuring authors, inkers, collectors, and guys and gals in costume.

Head to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for this event.

Tickets are $8.

Midwest Home Show

While you’re at the fairgrounds check out the Midwest Home Show for decorating, landscaping and home improvement ideas.

You can get free design consultations and professional advice on home projects. DIY Furniture Refresh demonstrations also are new.

Tickets are free on Friday otherwise $4 Saturday and Sunday.

Beer and Wine Festival

Looking for a tasty, outdoor activity to enjoy on a beautiful fall Saturday? Head out to Afton Alps and partake in their Beer and Wine Festival.

For only $20, sample eight wines and more than 25 beers in a take-home glass.

The whole family can enjoy free activities such as hayrides, chair lift rides, a pumpkin painting and music.

The Morning Crew’s Picks

Jason’s Pick:
St. Paul Art Crawl
17 buildings in Lowertown and downtown
Friday 6-10 p.m.; Sat 12-8 p.m.; Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Matt’s Pick:
Trail of Terror

Ali’s Pick:
Pumpkin Patch Trolley Event

Kim’s pick:
Minnesota State Marching Band Championships
Farmington High School
Saturday, Oct. 10 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10

Ashley’s Pick:
The Wedding Fair
Online advance purchase price: $10