Lake City Fall Fest

5 Weeks of fall festivities including Junk Crush, Johnny Appleseed Days, Halloween activities and more. Come for the fall colors stay for the FUN!

Ok, real talk- there’s no better place to experience the colorful season than on the shores of Lake Pepin in Lake City. Don’t believe us? Well come experience us in all our red, gold, and orange glory with a month of weekend celebrations throughout October.

Be sure to follow Fall Fest on Facebook and keep checking our calendar of events for announcements!



Johnny Appleseed Days / Junk Crush

October 1st and 2nd, (Throughout Downtown)
Lake City’s premier autumn event, Johnny Appleseed Days, celebrates the apple harvest and our region’s wonderful creative community! 
Enjoy 2 days of live music, dozens of art, craft, and upcycle vendors, food trucks, beverages, petting zoo, puppet show, pie eating contest, and many more family friendly activities at this sprawling
downtown block party!

Click here for the full schedule of Johnny Appleseed events and music line up.

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

Touch a Truck

October 8th, 11-2, (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

October 21, 6:30pm (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

October 29th 12-3pm and 6-9pm (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, 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

Sept 25-Oct 30 (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, September 25th, for a kiddie parade and Jr. Royalty Coronation to kick off the whole month of events! 

More Fun!

October 15th 2pm (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 22nd 11am (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!

Get more fun fall suggestions for the Lake City area here!