We are so excited that fall is in full swing up here in Minot. It looks like we are going to have pretty, but cold fall. We love fall almost as much as we love Christmas. We find all sorts of fun stuff to do around here. For those that say Minot has nothing to offer, you are SO wrong. People are always asking how we find so much to do...I am not sure exactly how, but we just look for fun things around the area. But I decided to compile a list of what we have found when it comes to fall. These are just the things that we have found along with a short review for each one. They all have websites you can check out if you google them. They are all very affordable for fun, family events, most of them costing less than $20 for a family of four. We enjoy doing all these fun fall festivities when it just starts getting colder out, usually in early October, before it's freezing. We want it to feel like fall and wear cute fall outfits, but not freeze our butts off.
Stuff to do:
Papa's Pumpkin Patch Bismarck, ND
Max Corn Maze Just south of Minot, ND
Berry Acres Farm Minot, ND
Angelic Gardens Minot, ND
Papas Pumpkin Patch. Even though this is a 2 hour drive, we have gone a couple of the years we have been here. It's a huge pumpkin patch with lots to do for kids of all ages. It's really pretty and has lots of good photo ops! Weekdays are quiet, but there isn't as many things to do there. Weekends are crazy busy but they have the most activities and stuff to do going. We probably won't make the trip out of this again.
Max Corn Maze. We have only been to this once because we just found out about it last year. It only takes a few minutes to get to from town. It's pretty basic....there is only a corn maize, but it takes at least an hour to get through with kids. The girls have fun getting lost in there and we pretty much let them decide where to go until everyone starts getting tired and then we help. When we went they had a small concession stand, some hay bales to play on, and a little barrel train for younger kids. It's a fundraiser for the FFA so the money goes to help support that program. Planning on going here again this year.
On top of all of this stuff, there is lots going on when it comes to Halloween too:
Base Trick or treating night
Trick or treating at the base clinic
(perfect for all ages, inside and warm!)
Downtown Pumpkin Walk
(For preschool and younger, it's during school hours. Downtown businesses hand out candy inside their
stores. Jordyn loved this the last few years)