MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Although we’ve been enjoying our beautiful fall, some say the best season is just ahead of us: Ski season!

We still have awhile before we can hit the slopes, but this weekend you can get in the spirit by checking out one of the events in this week’s Working for the Weekend.

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Ski and Snowboard Expo

As winter slowly approaches, Explore Minnesota Slopes Ski and Snowboard Expo returns to Mall of America Friday and Saturday. More than 25 vendors will offer deals on lift tickets from local and western ski areas and showcase the newest technology in outdoor winter equipment and apparel.

Zombie Pub Crawl

Thousands upon thousands of undead souls will gather in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies.”

Costumes encouraged-the gorier, the better! This event Features two outdoor stages, dozens of participating bars, and if none of the food trucks suit you, maybe the World Brain-Eating Championships will!

Home Improvement & Design Expo

Looking for ideas to spruce up your home? Head to the home improvement and design expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Explore up to 200 exhibitors featuring the latest products and services for starting your home improvement project right from the start.

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Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.

German Wine Festival

Celebrate the end of harvest with a German Wine Festival! Sample fermenting wines from the 2015 harvest at St. Croix Vineyards in Stilllwater.

Enjoy live German music and play some Hammerschlagen. Admission is free!


News Team Picks:

Matt’s pick: Applefest At Carlos Creek Winery, Saturday

Ali’s pick: Pancakes and Puppets @ Steppingstone Theatre in St. Paul, Saturday

Kim’s pick: American Brain Tumor Association 5K, Saturday

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Ashley’s Pick: Stillwater Tour and River Cruise