October Events 2013 – Stillwater, MN

The Fall season is a beautiful time of year here in the St. Croix Valley. Visit Stillwater and watch as the trees change color to crisp yellows, oranges and reds along the riverfront. There are many events to enjoy during the month of October including apple-picking and hayrides at the local apple orchards, tours of the vineyards, jazz music at the Fall Colors Fine Art & Jazz Fest and of course, plenty of shopping along Main Street in downtown Stillwater.

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Oct 1-27, 2013

 11-5PM Mon-Sat and 12-5PM on Sun

EQUINE ART SHOW “MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE”

http://www.artguildgallery.com/horses

The Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, 402 N. Main Street, announces an equine art show featuring the work of some of Minnesota’s finest equine artists. Over 15 exceptional guest artists will have their work on display. All types of horse disciplines will be represented – from English to Western to Native American to working horses. Mediums will include classic oils; watercolor; acrylic; pencil; photography; bronze; sculpture, and more to be announced. Reception, Sat. Oct. 5th.

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Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 5-6, 2013

  10AM-5PM

FALL COLORS FINE ART & JAZZ FEST

http://www.stillwaterfallartfair.com

This 29th annual event, Oct 5-6, Sat/Sun from 10AM-5PM,  draws people into Stillwater to enjoy jazz while shopping a for art.  The backdrop for this event is the St. Croix River and the north end of Lowell Park/Main Street.   Over 80 artists will be participating in this juried fine art show.     The musical line-up is:  Crankshaft from 12N-2PM on Saturday,  followed by RAMM with Paul Mayasich from 3-5PM.   Sunday music starts off with Gypsy Mania Hot Club from 12-2PM and Mick Sterling winds up the show from 2-4PM.  For more information:   www.StillwaterFallArtFair.com

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Oct 5-31, 2013

Times vary per event

AAMODT’S APPLE FARM FALL FUN!

http://www.aamodtsapplefarm.com

Time: Varies per event Aamodt’s Apple Farm Peak Fall Season Activities: Hay Wagon Rides and Honeycrisp Express from 10 to 5 p.m.; and hay bale maze and John Deere Tractor Trikes from 10 a.m. to close. Check website for days and more events. Come pick your own apples! Bring the family! Next to St. Croix Winery, 6328 Manning Ave, Stillwater. Call 651-439-3227

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 Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 11AM-3PM

      NOOKS & CRANNIES TOUR of HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

  http://www.co.washington.mn.us/hc

Tour the areas of the Historic Washington County Court House, 101 W. Pine St., that are closed to the public 364 days of the year. Visit the Dome, Basement, Sheriff’s Residence and the 1870-1900 jail. When the building was completed in 1870, a Sheriff’s residence was part of the structure. Sheriffs and their families lived onsite from 1870 until 1962. Visitors will have a chance to see where the sheriff lived and learn about the sheriff’s wife and her many duties. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $1.00 for children. For more information: 651-275-7075

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               Saturday & Sunday, Oct 12-13, 2013

            Times vary per event

         HARVEST AND GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF

           http://www.harvestfeststillwater.com

Two DAY FREE EVENT. Giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, pumpkin carvers, kid games, bake-offs, bluegrass music, a pumpkin drop and a pumpkin regatta on the river and more! In 2010, the 1,810 pumpkin won a Guinness Book World Record. FAMILY FUN! Lowell Park. Saturday Line Up: Pumpkin Weigh-off, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, Chili Contest, Micro-Brew and Wine Tasting, Live music, Pie Eating Contest, Giant Pumpkin Drop, Street Dance from 6-11PM. Sunday Line Up: Vendor Market, Kids Costume Parade, Live Music, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, Pumpkin Regatta on the St. Croix River, Pumpkin Decorating and Giant Pumpkin Drop. For exact times of events please see website.

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  Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

  LIFT BRIDGE ROAD RACE

 http://www.stillwaterliftbridgeroadrace.com

This fall marks our second season, and what a great time of year! The Lift Bridge Road Race offers 15 mile, 10 mile and 5K running races on one of the prettiest courses around. Fall is a great time of year, so plan ahead for 2013 and enjoy a spectacular new course throught the St. Croix Valley.

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Saturday & Sunday, Oct 26-27, 2013

12N-4PM

     HALLOWEEN TREATS FOR KIDS ON MAIN STREET!

DOWNTOWN STILLWATER HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING Main Street Stillwater Merchants are excited to announce Trick or Treating in Downtown Stillwater on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th from noon-4pm each day. Participating Stillwater businesses will have a sign in front of their store or restaurant. Dress up the kids in their Halloween costumes and bring them to Historic Downtown Stillwater for a fun afternoon of trick or treats!

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