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Fall Fest

Join us for Fall Fest 2024 in Lake City – Fall Fun all October long!

Lake City is brimming with a full spectrum of colors and activities during the 5 Weeks of fall festivities including Johnny Appleseed Days, Touch-a-Truck, a Beer and Cider Fest, Kiddie Parades, Haunted Forest Trails, and more!

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

Johnny Appleseed Days

September 28th-29th (Downtown)

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, bean bag tournament, food trucks, beverages, kids activities, Petting Zoo, Fresh Market Pie Eating Contest, and other family friendly fun!

Johnny Appleseed Beer and Cider Fest

September 28th 1-4pm (Downtown)

Celebrate the autumn harvest with us at our 2nd Annual Beer and Cider Fest!

Dozens of ciders and breweries will be on hand at Johnny Appleseed Days to sample their delicious elixirs.
Enjoy a full line up of incredible live music, scores of arts and craft vendors, numerous food trucks, and the most beautiful vistas in southern Minnesota, all whilst sipping on a variety of the regions best brews and ciders. 


Saturday, October 5th, (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, when kids (of all ages) can experience what its like to sit in the cab of a big truck.

  • Grab lunch from Huettl’s  Food Truck
  • Activities and Games sponsored by ECFE! 
  • Register to win door prizes!

Rotary Wine & Spirits Tasting

Friday, October 18th, (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 adult beverages 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

Saturday, October 12th (Hok Si La)

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, the ghosts of an old, broken-down, and haunted carnival and circus have been discovered on the outskirts of Lake City! Come join us for a tour, if you dare. 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 for some milder daylight fun at Hok Si La Haunt

Patton Park and Ohuta Park Fun Zone

September 22nd – November 2nd (Patton Park and Ohuta Park)

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

Other Fun Fall Fest Events

Witches Dance: Saturday, October 5th, (Port 104)

Fall Fest Fundraiser Lunch and Silent Auction: Sunday, October 20th (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 programming to Lake City year after year. So, join us for this fundraiser at our local VFW and have fun while assisting this great community event!

Hok-Si-La Haunt: Sunday, October, 27th (Hok-Si-La Park)

Come and join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Party! This free event is great for kids of all ages.  Enjoy games, crafts, music, food, a spooky graveyard, and more! Come in or out of costume.

Trunk or Treat: Thursday, October, 31st (TBA)

2023 Fall Fest Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Johnny Appleseed Days Live Entertainment Sponsors

Presenting Stage Sponsor 

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