Fall Fest

Lake City is filled with a full spectrum of activities during the 5 Weeks of fall festivities including Johnny Appleseed Days, Touch-a-Truck, a Beer and Wine Tasting, Kiddie Parades, Haunted Forest Trails,  Bingo, Meat Raffles, and more!

Interested in being a vendor at Johnny Appleseed Days/Junk Crush? Click here for an application.

Johnny Appleseed Days

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Sept 30th and Oct 1st, (Throughout Downtown)
Lake City’s premier autumn event occurs the first weekend in October. This 2 day hootenanny is family friendly and super fun. Celebrate the apple harvest and our creative community with us at Johnny Appleseed Days!
This year’s event will happen in downtown Lake City as we close off Washington Street for:
2 Days of Live Music, Dozens of artists, crafters, and other vendors, food trucks, beverages, Kids Fun Zone, Petting Zoo, Pie Eating Contest, and other family friendly activities!


October Date and Time TBA, (Patton Park)
Touch A Truck is back!
Join us for loads of activities for kids of all ages!
Ambulances, firetrucks, busses, oh my! Remember when the big rigs conjured up all sorts of big feelings? Relive those with your family in Lake City on October 8th, when kids (of all ages) can experience what its like to sit in the cab of a big truck.

Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tasting

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October Date and Time TBA (Port 104)
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from many of our wonderful local south shore restaurants while enjoying some live music!
– Sip on some of the best wine, beer, and spirits available in the area. 
– Participate in a Silent Auction, Raffle, and Wall of Spirits, supporting Rotary’s Student Exchange Program!
Learn more here

Haunted Hok Si La

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October Date and Time TBA (Hok Si La)
Are you ready for a real Halloween scare? Have you watched all the Friday the 13th movies? Do the woods at night kind of freak you out, but you kinda like it? Well, don’t miss this one day haunted trail in Lake City’s beautifully spooktacular Hok Si La Park from 6-9pm!
Not sure if it’s quite right for your littlest ones, don’t worry, come down to  for some milder daylight fun from 12-3. 

Patton Park Fun Zone!

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Last week of Sept – Oct (Patton Park)
Bring your kids (or your inner child) to Patton Park all month long to play homemade yard games, take selfies with scarecrows, and experience one of Lake City’s most beautiful leafy parks.
Stop down on opening day for a kiddie parade and Jr. Royalty Coronation to kick off the whole month of events! 

Other Fun Events

October Date and Time TBA (St Mary’s of the Lake)
Pancake Breakfast

October Date and Time TBA (Port 104)
Do you feel lucky? Well do you?
Stop down to Port 104 and take part in the most Minnesotan of Minnesota’s games of chance… the meat raffle!
Vegan? No problem, the day will be filled with other quintessentially midwestern ways to test your luck, Bingo and Bunco!
Here comes the feel good part? You support local causes by playing!

October Date and Time TBA (VFW)
Ok, by now you’re in love with fall and everything Fall Fest and you want to support future efforts to bring more new and exciting programing to Lake City year after year. So, join us for this fundraiser at our local VFW, play Euchre and have fun while assisting this great community event!

2023 Sponsors Will be Announced Soon!

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