Savor Autumn



Savor Autumn
Whether it’s finding treasures with your
girlfriends at a crafts show, picking pumpkins
for jack-o’-lanterns or biking along a trail, the
Minneapolis-Saint Paul region has activities
for everyone. Use this guide to plan your fall
adventure or base a trip around an event—
there’s more than 50 to choose from!
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Mark your calendar!
Here’s a round up of all events listed.
Calendar of Events
September 1–3,
Life in the 1800’s,
from Cradle to Grave,
September 1–9, 11–23, 25–30
and October 5-28 (Friday,
Saturday and Sunday),
September 9–December 30
(Sunday), Vikings Football,
Minneapolis (page 15)
September 22–October 28
(Saturday, Sunday), plus
October 18–19, Twin Cities
October 20, All-Family
September 13–15, Junk
Brooklyn Park (page 7)
October 27, Great Pumpkin
Fest, St. Louis Park (page 9)
Bonanza, Shakopee
(page 12)
September 14–16,
Mississippi River Boat
Cruises, SAINT PAUL (page 3)
Archiver’s Scrapfest,
September 1–23 (Saturday
and Sunday), and 28–30, The
September 14–16, 21–23,
Minnesota Renaissance
Festival, Shakopee (page 7)
September 1–mid-October,
Majestic Oaks, Ham Lake
(page 15)
September 1–October
27 (Saturday), Mill City
Farmers Market,
Bloomington (page 11)
Oktoberfest at the
Gasthaus, Stillwater
(page 11)
September 14–October 28
(Saturday, Sunday), plus
October 18–19, Sever’s Corn
Maze, Shakopee (page 7)
September 15, 3rd Annual
Harvest Festival and Maze,
September 23, Athleta
Iron Girl Duathlon,
Bloomington (page 14)
October 4–7, Tour the
Scarecrows, Waconia
(page 9)
Late October, Fall Festival
on Main Street, Arbor
Lakes (page 6)
October 5–6, Gibbs Farm
November 3–11, Peggy’s
(page 7)
Roseville (page 12)
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 17–21,
25–28, Frightmares at
Enjoy these destinations
(page 9)
Burnsville Performing
Arts Center, Burnsville
Apple Festival, Roseville
Ghost Tours, Minneapolis
(page 9)
September 15, Blaine World
Fest, Blaine (page 11)
Shakopee (page 5)
September 1–October 31,
September 15, Nickle
October 6–7, 13–14, 20–21,
(page 7)
(page 5)
November 3, DEAR Hunting
Day, Waconia (page 12)
Buck Hill, Burnsville
September 1–October 27
(Friday, Saturday), Real
October 27, Halloween
1900 Style, Brooklyn Park
October 4–7 and 13–28
(Saturday), Fall Winery
Tasting, Buffalo (page 11)
Bloomington Heritage
Days, Bloomington
Minneapolis (page 10)
Halloween Celebration,
Richfield (page 9)
October 6–7, AppleFest,
Holiday Boutique,
(page 13)
Grand Avenue, SAINT Paul
(page 12)
Cannon River Winery,
Dickle Day, Waconia
(page 7)
Saint Croix Valley Apple
Fest, Hastings (page 7)
Great Clips Imax Theater,
Inver Grove Heights
(page 11)
October 6–27 (Saturday),
Guthrie Costume Rentals,
September 1–October 31,
September 15, Wild Rice
Festival, Roseville (page 4)
Minneapolis Farmers
Market, Minneapolis
(page 10)
September 1–November 28
(Saturday–Sunday), Saint
Paul Farmers’ Market,
SAINT Paul (page 11)
September 1–November 24
(Saturday), Gangster Tours;
Ghosts and Graves Tours,
SAINT Paul (page 9)
September 4–October 28
(closed Monday), Caponi Art
Park, Eagan (page 13)
September 5–9, Burnsville
Fire Muster, Burnsville
(page 7)
September 5–26
(Wednesday), Eagan Market
Fest, Eagan (page 11)
September 8–9, Civil War
Weekend, Hastings
2 (page 5)
Gertens Annual Pumpkin
Fest, Inver Grove Heights
September 20, Fourth
(page 7)
Buffalo (page 11)
October 7, Twin Cities
September 21, Birds
and SAINT Paul (page 15)
Annual Taste of Buffalo,
and Birdies Green Golf
Tourney, Richfield (page 15)
September 21–22, Festa
Italiana, SAINT Paul
(page 11)
September 22, Jon Francis
Half-Marathon, Stillwater
(page 15)
September 22, Take Me
to the River Art Show and
Sale, Hastings (page 13)
September 22–23, Lone Oak
Days, Eagan (page 5)
September 22–October 28
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday),
plus October 18, Halloween
Haunt at ValleyScare,
Shakopee (page 9)
Marathon, Minneapolis
October 13, University of
Minnesota Homecoming
Football Game, Roseville
(page 15)
October 13–14, Stillwater
Harvest Fest and Giant
Pumpkin Weigh Off,
Stillwater (page 11)
October 17–27, 31,
Halloween Capital of the
World, Anoka (page 8)
October 19–21, Third
Annual Fall Craft and Gift
Show, Blaine (page 12)
October 19–20, 26–27,
Blackout at Nickelodeon
Universe at Mall of
America, Bloomington
(page 9)
Apple Valley (page 13)
Minneapolis (page 9)
Heartland Restaurant
and Farm Direct Market,
SAINT Paul (page 11)
Holz Farm Park, Eagan
(page 5)
Minnesota Wild, starts
October, SAINT Paul (page 15)
Minnesota Zoo, Apple
Valley (page 13)
Riverfront, Minneapolis
(page 3)
Rock Island Swing Bridge,
Inver Grove Heights
(page 3)
Ultimate Girlfriend
Getaway, Bloomington
(page 12)
Westwood Hills Nature
Center, St. Louis Park
(page 3)
Wood Lake Nature Center,
Richfield (page 3)
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The Call of the
Great Outdoors
Not too hot, not too cold, fall is our area’s
near-perfect season. Here are some of the
best ways to get out and enjoy it.
Westwood Hills Nature
Center, St. Louis Park
This beautiful 160-acres of marsh, woods and restored prairie
is home to a variety of animals including deer, fox, mink and owls.
See them dawn to dusk from the wood-chipped and hard-surface
trails. The center offers activities for all ages, and
naturalists provide year-round programs.
Mississippi River
Boat Cruises
Paul Fall foliage and bald
eagles are just two of the
sights you’ll see as you
travel back in time on a
paddleboat on the mighty
Wood Lake
Nature Center,
Explore nature on trails
winding through a cattail
marsh, lowland forest
and restored prairie.
Facilities include an
interpretive center, wildlife
observation shelter and
outdoor amphitheater.
Find miles of scenic trails
to bike, walk and jog.
Or take a Segway or kayak
tour to experience an ideal
day along the river.
Rock Island
Swing Bridge,
Inver Grove Heights
Take in majestic views from
the bridge before accessing
the Mississippi River
Regional Trail, linking Saint
Paul to Hastings.
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A Rich
Learn about where you live and the area’s
settlers. And have fun in the process!
Wild Rice Festival
Celebrate the wild rice harvest at
Harriet Alexander Nature Center with
Native American dancing and storytelling, a pancake breakfast and
harvesting demonstrations. Plus, get
involved with hands-on apple cider
pressing and children’s activities.
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Life in the 1800’s,
from Cradle to Grave
1900 Style
September 1–3,
October 27, 7–9 p.m.,
Eidem Homestead,
Brooklyn Park
Come, ye seekers of
magic and mystery.
Follow the magic trail,
toast a marshmallow over
the bonfire, participate in
family-friendly activities in
the farmhouse, or dance
to live music in the barn
($6/adults, $4/children
ages 3-12 years).
See how Minnesotans lived in
the early 19th-century during
theatrical performances at
Historic Fort Snelling and the
Sibley House Historic Site.
Civil War Weekend
September 8–9, Hastings
Reenactors demonstrate what
life was like during the Civil War
with an emphasis on the war
along the Mississippi River.
Lone Oak Days
September 22–23, Eagan
Pony rides, hayrides, music,
food and 1940’s-era farm
equipment and tool displays
mean the entire family has fun.
Hands-on kids’ events include
milking a cow and driving a
October 6-7, Shakopee
Discover the history of apples
in Minnesota at The Landing,
a living-history museum on the
Minnesota River.
Holz Farm Park
Eagan Experience family life
from the Great Depression
through World War II on this
picturesque living-history farm.
Special programming and
activities, including hayrides,
pie eating contests and games
bring it to life.
Wild Rice
Chicken Salad
Wild rice, the official grain of the North Star
State, is still harvested by hand using the
same process as Native Americans—one
person knocks the rice with two poles into the
canoe, while the other paddles.
Chill 2 to 24 hours
1 2⁄3cups wild rice
3 1⁄3cups water
16 1⁄4 -ounce package chicken-flavored
rice pilaf
4 1⁄2cups coarsely chopped, cooked chicken
(about 1 1⁄2 pounds)
1red sweet pepper, cut into thin, bitesize strips (about 1 cup)
1cup snow peas, ends and strings
removed, cut into julienne strips
1cup lemon-pepper salad dressing or
vinaigrette salad dressing
1⁄4cup French salad dressing
1⁄8teaspoon ground black pepper
2bunches green onions (about 10 total),
cut into thin strips
Snow peas (optional)
1. Rinse wild rice well. In a large saucepan,
bring water to boiling. Add wild rice and
simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until most of
the water is absorbed and rice is tender. Drain,
if necessary.
2. Cook rice pilaf according to the package
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the wild
rice, rice pilaf, chicken, red sweet pepper and
snow peas.
4. In a small bowl, stir together dressings and
pepper. Pour over rice mixture. Stir gently to
mix. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
5. To serve, arrange onions around the edge
of chilled salad plates. Spoon rice mixture into
center. If you like, garnish each plate with snow
peas. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Note: For curled green onions, place the strips
of green onions in ice water for 20 minutes;
drain well.
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Festivals of
Cool days made beautiful by fall’s
colorful leaves are perfect for
celebrations. Don’t miss these.
Fall Festival on Main Street
Halloween costume to join the party on Main Street! Familyfriendly activities include a costume contest, pumpkin
giveaways, pumpkin decorating, kids’ activities and trick-ortreating for kids 1 to 10 at participating businesses.
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Twin Cities
Harvest Festival
and Maze,
September 22–
October 28 (Saturday,
Sunday), plus October
Finding your way through
a themed corn maze is
just the start of the fun.
Then enjoy a hayride,
pumpkin slinging, pony
rides, a petting zoo, live
music and helicopter
rides ($9 per visitor,
children under 6 free).
Additional fee for some
Roseville Find an apple
extravaganza—games, crafts,
activities and food—at beautiful
Gibbs Museum. Then visit the
Heritage Apple Orchard, meet
Johnny Appleseed and take a
hayride tour.
Saint Croix Valley
Apple Fest,
October 6–7, 13–14, 20–21,
Hastings Enjoy apple picking,
hayrides, mazes, music, games
and more.
Gertens Annual
Pumpkin Fest,
October 6–27 (Saturday),
Inver Grove Heights
Spend a fun family day with
hayrides, straw mazes, pumpkin
painting and more!
The Minnesota
Renaissance Festival,
Burnsville Fire
Muster, September 5–9,
September 1–23 (Saturday,
Sunday), and 28–30
Burnsville Show your
community support and have
fun, too! The celebration
includes fire truck parades,
carnival rides, wine and beer
tastings, kids’ activities,
fireworks and food by locals.
Sever’s Corn Maze,
Gibbs Farm Apple
Festival, October 5–6,
September 14–October 28
(Saturday, Sunday), plus
October 18–19, Shakopee
Come for the maze, live music,
a corn pool, pumpkin patch
and other offerings.
Experience a rousing event as
festival grounds are transformed
into a 16th-century village
filled with unique characters,
including magicians, musicians,
comedians, jugglers and
more. Watch knights joust on
3rd Annual
Heritage Days,
September 15,
Bring the family to this all-day
fest of activities, contests and
shows. Buy a Heritage Days
button and everything’s free.
Fresh Apple Cake
If you can’t find Granny Smith apples at a
local orchard, consider other tart varieties
such as Viking or Haralson, both grown in
Minnesota. This apple dessert gets a sugary
top and caramelized gooey bottom as it bakes.
Prep 30 minutes Bake 50 minutes Cool 1 hour
3cups all-purpose flour
2cups sugar
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
2eggs, lightly beaten
1 1⁄4cups canola oil or cooking oil
2teaspoons vanilla
3medium Granny Smith apples, peeled
and chopped (3 cups)
1cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Apple slices (optional)
1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking
soda, salt and cinnamon; make a well in center
of dry mixture and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil
and vanilla; stir in apples and nuts. Add egg
mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until
moistened (batter will be stiff). Spread batter
in prepared pan.
3. Bake in a 350º oven for 50 to 55 minutes
or until a toothpick inserted in center comes
out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for at
least 1 hour. Serve slightly warm or at room
temperature. If you like, top each serving with
sweetened whipped cream and an apple slice.
Makes 20 servings.
Nickle Dickle Day,
September 15, Waconia
Take in a day of fun runs,
basketball, music, food, crafts
and shopping.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival
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They’re spooky, scary and just a little batty.
Whooo wouldn’t love these devilish places
and Halloween events!
Halloween Capital
of the World
OCTOBER 17–27, 31, ANOKA Don’t miss Minnesota’s
largest parade and its month-long celebration, a tradition
since 1920. Enjoy a chili cook-off, Gray Ghost 5K
costume run, kids carnival, haunted house, block party
and more.
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Frightmares at Buck
Hill, October 5, 6, 12, 13,
Great Pumpkin
Fest October 27, 10
a.m.-2 p.m., St. Louis
Park Put on costumes
and head over to the
Shops at West End for
a frightfully fun event the
whole family will love.
The fest includes trickor-treating—the first
300 kids with a nonperishable food item for
the St. Louis Emergency
Program (STEP) receive
a treat bag. Also
planned: a costume
contest, storytelling, art
projects and pumpkin
Real Ghost Tours,
September 1–October 27
(Friday, Saturday), and
17–21, 25–28, Burnsville
Be prepared to be scared at
Minnesota’s premier haunted
attraction. Every frightful night
includes four ghoulish haunts,
live entertainment, dining, a
bonfire and much more.
Tour the Scarecrows,
October 4-7, Waconia
Join the fun discovering
scarecrows designed by
shops and community groups
throughout town.
Blackout at
Universe at Mall of
October 19–20, 26–27,
Experience the dark side of
Nickelodeon Universe® with
unlit rides and black lighting.
And bag some goodies at the
World’s Largest Indoor Trick
or Treat October 31.
Guthrie Costume
Rentals, Minneapolis
Delve into the city’s shadowlands with a real ghost hunter
from Magical History Tours. Get
into the spirit by wearing one
of more than 30,000 theatrical
October 20, Richfield
Bring your family to Wood Lake
Nature Center for a non-scary
celebration, including a trickor-treat trail, magician, face
painting, games, animals and
barn dance.
Pumpkin Soup
Start to finish 20 minutes
1tablespoon butter
215-ounce cans pumpkin
214-ounce cans chicken broth
1cup half-and-half, light cream or milk
⁄4cup maple syrup
2teaspoons grated fresh ginger or
⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
Ground black pepper
Shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
Maple sugar or packed brown sugar
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over
medium heat. Stir in pumpkin, broth, half-andhalf, maple syrup and ginger. Bring mixture just
to boiling. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish each serving with pumpkin seeds and
sugar, if you like. Makes 8 servings.
Gangster Tours;
Ghosts and Graves
Tours, September 1–
November 24 (Saturday),
Saint Paul Join a guide on a
ride around Saint Paul to get
the inside scoop on murders,
ghost sightings and graveyards.
Halloween Haunt at
September 22–October 28
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday),
plus October 18 Shakopee
Shakopee’s favorite amusement
park turns spooky with day
activities for kids and night fun
for adults.
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Not that foodies need
an excuse, but you’ll
find plenty of reasons to
taste your way through
the area this autumn.
Start with this not-tomiss list.
Minneapolis Farmers Market Sept. 1–OCTOBER 31
and Mill City Farmers Market Sept. 1–October 27
(saturday) Support local farmers by shopping for healthy foods such as
fresh produce and farmstand products.
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Eagan Market
Fest September 5–26
At the farmers market
voted No. 1 in Minnesota,
you’ll of course find fresh
produce. But you’ll also
see from-scratch food
products and fine art,
learn about healthy-living
and enjoy live music,
cooking demonstrations
and activities for all ages.
Blaine World Fest,
September 15, Blaine
Enjoy a taste of the town’s
growing ethnic and cultural
diversity with delicious foods,
music, dance, cultural learning
booths and demonstrations.
There’s an essay contest for
kids, too.
Fourth Annual Taste
of Buffalo, September 20,
Buffalo Get your taste buds
fired up for over 200 mouthwatering kinds of food, wine
and beer, plus live music.
Festa Italiana,
Saint Paul Farmers’
Market, September 1–
November 28 (Saturday,
Sunday), Saint Paul
Shop for fresh, locally sourced
produce and more. Also check
out farm-to-table guru Lenny
Russo’s Heartland Restaurant
and Farm Direct Market.
Stillwater Harvest
Fest and Giant
Pumpkin Weigh Off,
October 13–14, Stillwater
Watch paddlers in giant
pumpkins during a regatta
on the St. Croix River. Other
festivities include pumpkin
carving and a pumpkin drop.
September 21–22, St. Paul
Ride a gondola, stroll the Via
Dell’ Amore and immerse
yourself in the authentic foods,
music and culture of Italy.
Fall Winery Tasting
October 4–7, 13–18
(Saturday), Buffalo Rock
Winery Tour the area’s only
woman-owned boutique winery
and sample varieties produced
and bottled on-site from locally
grown cold-hearty fruits.
Oktoberfest at the
Gasthaus, September
14–16, 21–23, Stillwater
Grab a beer and party on with
German food, dancing and
oompah music at this huge
festival held in tents in the
Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter fields.
Cannon River
Winery, September 1–
October 31, Inver Grove
Heights Taste award-wining
wines, take a tour or enjoy
special events plus food and
wine pairings.
Roasted Root
Look for root veggies at area farmers
markets and stock up before end of season.
Root vegetables can be stored in a cool,
dark place such as a basement or garage
for months. When roasted, carrots take on
a subtle sweetness, combined with the
savory combination of parsnips, turnips
and potatoes.
Prep 25 minutes Roast 35 minutes
4medium parsnips, peeled, halved
lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
4medium turnips, peeled and cut into
1-inch pieces, or 1 medium rutabaga,
peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2small Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and
cut into quarters, or 1 medium sweet
potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch
3medium carrots, halved lengthwise and
cut into 1-inch pieces
2medium yellow onions, cut into 1-inchwide wedges
8leaves of fresh sage, slivered
3tablespoons olive oil
1 1⁄2teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt
1⁄2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1⁄4cup honey
2leaves fresh sage, snipped
1. In a large greased roasting pan, combine
parsnips, turnips, potatoes, carrots, onions and
the eight leaves of slivered sage. Combine oil,
salt and pepper; drizzle over vegetables in pan.
Toss lightly to coat.
2. Roast, uncovered, in a 425° oven for 30 to
35 minutes until vegetables are lightly browned
and tender, stirring occasionally. Drizzle honey
over vegetables. Stir gently to coat. Roast
5 minutes more. To serve, sprinkle with the
snipped sage. Makes 8 servings.
Oktoberfest at the Gasthaus
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It’s never out of season! Start now and you
can have every name on your holiday list
checked off before the first good freeze!
Great gifts are easy to find at these spots.
Let’s Talk
Junk Bonanza,
September 13–15, Shakopee
Visit more than 140 juried
vendors for vintage finds,
antiques, one-of-a-kind pieces
and artisan repurposed items.
Archiver’s Scrapfest,
September 14–16,
Stamp, scrap, craft, create
and hear about new ideas
during the nation’s ultimate
scrapbooking party at the Mall
of America.
Third Annual Fall
Craft and Gift Show,
October 19–21, Blaine
Come to the NSC Expo Center
and check out some of the
finest Midwestern artisans and
craftspeople offering a wide
variety of unique art, crafts, gifts
and services.
Dear Hunting Day,
November 3, Waconia
Wear orange for Divas Enjoy
Awesome Retail (DEAR)
Day with a fashion show and
scavenger hunt.
Mall of America
Ultimate Girlfriends
Getaway, Bloomington
Take a trip with your friends for
some retail therapy (more than
500 stores!) and spa pampering
at the Mall of America.
Coupons and special packages
Peggy’s Holiday
November 3–11,
Shop gallery-style with
more than 150 artists
and craftspeople’s
jewelry, clothing,
pottery, dolls, paintings,
seasonal decorations,
toys and more.
Complimentary tea,
gourmet food samples
and live music add
festive touches.
Saint Paul
Enjoy a small-town feel and
big-time shopping at quaint
specialty stores and cozy
coffee shops.
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Enrich and
Ready to be awed, inspired and amused?
Thought so. You and your family will
experience all that and more when you visit
one of these area treasures.
Take Me To the River
Art Show and Sale,
September 22, Hastings
Find a farmers market,
antiques, food and artisans at
this fun, free event.
Performing Arts
Center, Burnsville
Art Park
September 4–OCTOBER 28
(closed Monday), EAGAN Discover
sculpture built to be part of nature
in this garden within a 60-acre park,
which boasts one of the region’s largest
outdoor amphitheaters.
Enjoy a wide range of national
touring and local concerts,
theater performances, comedy
shows and more entertainment
in this beautiful and versatile
setting, in the heart of Burnsville.
Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley Bring the
family and spend a day
with black bears, soaring
hawks, endangered
Asian wild dogs and
other wild and woolly
beasts. Explore cool
new exhibits, such as
the Medtronic Minnesota
Trail, which features
three black bears. One
of the state’s most iconic
species and largest
omnivores, the bears
can be seen in a natural
Great Clips Imax
Theater, Apple Valley
Treat your senses to the
most intense, involving movie
experience yet created. Watch
everything from thrilling nature
films to chilling popular features
on Minnesota’s largest screen.
This fall’s exciting shows are
To the Arctic 3D and Mystery
of the Nile.
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Whether you run, putt, bike, skate or just
root for the home team, you’re living in the
right place. And here’s where you find a
little happiness.
Athleta Iron Girl Duathlon
Join the largest women’s duathlon in the
country. This is the perfect platform for all
female athletes to reach their personal best.
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Birds and Birdies
Green Golf
September 21,
Richfield Take part in
a fund-raiser for Wood
Lake Nature Center. This
18-hole tournament at
Braemar Golf Course in
Edina combines golf and
Minneapolis and Saint Paul
Run it or watch it, just don’t
miss The Most Beautiful Urban
Marathon in America®. It’s family
fun with specific events and
Fall Golf, Blaine and Ham
Lake Tee up for a great round
of golf on two outstanding
local courses: TPC Twin Cities,
Minnesota’s only PGA Tour club,
and the premier Majestic Oaks.
Gopher Football
Specials, Roseville
Vikings Football,
September 9–December 30,
Come to the heart of downtown
and cheer on your favorite
NFL team at the new Mall of
America Field.
Jon Francis HalfMarathon, September 22,
Lace up your running shoes to
race a beautiful 13.1 course or
an 8K. Proceeds go to the Jon
Francis Foundation, advocating
wilderness search and safety.
Minnesota Wild,
Twin Cities
Marathon, October 7,
Starts October, SAint Paul
Get ready for another season of
pro hockey at the Xcel Energy
Center downtown.
Come watch Big Ten games,
and stay where you’ll get great
deals. The one game you won’t
want to miss? Homecoming,
on October 13 at TCF Bank
Buffalo Chicken
Whip up this quick-and-easy appetizer during
halftime or pop it in the oven when friends
and family arrive to watch the Vikings or
Minnesota Golden Gopher football. This pizza
piles on spicy chicken tenders and a blue
cheese dressing.
Prep 10 minutes Bake 10 minutes
4pita bread rounds
1⁄4cup bottled blue cheese salad dressing
19-ounce package refrigerated
Southwest-flavor cooked chicken
breast strips
3⁄4cup thinly sliced celery
Blue cheese crumbles (optional)
Bottled hot pepper sauce or buffalo
wing sauce (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place pita rounds on
baking sheet. Brush with blue cheese dressing.
Scatter chicken strips and celery on dressing.
Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated
through and pitas are crisp.
2. Transfer to plates. Sprinkle with blue cheese.
Pass hot pepper sauce. Makes 4 servings.
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