Fall Into Fun: In Burnsville & Beyond


76 lovely parks and over 20 miles of walking and biking trails make Burnsville an appealing fall destination. Find your perfect fall foliage vantage point here. For those venturing beyond our borders, consider these fun fall must-dos.


HowlZooWeen_blackFor A Howlin’ Good Time

Bring your own little goblins and ghouls to the Minnesota Zoo this fall for some HowlZooWeen fun! Enjoy the fall colors and experience up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters. Wander through a hay maze and check out the apple press at the Wells Fargo Family Farm. Plus, watch the animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats throughout the Zoo. Learn more here.


SeversGet Lost!

For 18 years, the Peterson family has been creating unique and exciting mazes and providing lots of other  fun family activities. From exotic animals to farm fresh vegetables to the corn pit – you’re sure to find fall fun around every corner at the Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival.


Take It (F)all In

Take in the sights and scare up some fun at the  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Be sure to check out a whimsical scarecrow display while you’re there and vote for your favorites!


Next ChapterA Halloween Feast Awaits 

Celebrate Halloween with a frightfully delicious Halloween dinner at the Haunted Winery on October 31st or November 1st. Learn more about these events and the many other happenings at the Next Chapter Winery here.



ApplewoodIt’s Harvest Time, Baby!

Head on over to Applewood Orchard in Lakeville to pick your own Minnesota grown apples. Varieties include: Honeycrisp, Zestar and SweeTango. In addition to delicious apples, the orchard offers pumpkins, fall raspberries and a ten-acre corn maze.


Be Afraid…Be Very Afraid!

No Minnesota fall would be complete without some thrills & chills!

Thrills for All

ValleyscareHead to Valleyfair for Halloween Haunt and Planet Spooky where you can find not-so-scary fun for the little ones during the day and spine chilling frights lurking at night!

The City of Burnsville will host its annual Halloween Fest on Friday, October 24th at Nicollet Commons Park. Bring your little ghosts and goblins, princesses and superheroes, witches and warlocks for some safe Halloween fun! The festival will include an illuminated “treat trail” around the park, entertainment, face painting, music and much more.

Chills for the Grown-Ups

trail of terrorThe Trail of Terror, one of the largest Halloween events in the Midwest, has no shortage of frights for the ghostly thrill seeker! With over ten spine-chilling attractions to choose from, you’re sure to feel the fright! They also host a zombie running dead 5K and zombie paint ball for those seeking some less scary fun!


nightmare_blackMark your calendars for October 30th! Then make your plans to attend the new 21+ costume party, Nightmare on Zoo Boulevard. This Minnesota Zoo event will include music by a DJ, a magician, creepy crawly animal encounters and more!