Party on the Prairie: Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5th – 2-7pm
Benson Park, North Mankato
Join us in Benson Park for this free community event including a corn pit, scarecrow walk, face
painting, bounce house, hayrides, fall food, drinks and more! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket
and enjoy live music, starting at 2pm. Contact: Katie Heintz at 507-345-5120

Fire Prevention Open House
Sunday, October 6th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Fire Station #2 (1825 Howard Dr. W)
Kids can try on firefighter turn-out gear, see the trucks and tour the fire station, take on the Jr.
Firefighter combat challenge, visit with Sparky and firefighters, and enjoy juice, hotdogs and
Contact: 507-625-5378

North Mankato Firefighter Appreciation Day
Monday, October 7th Dino’s Pizzeria (239 Belgrade Ave.)
Order a 14” cheese or pepperoni pizza for $9.11 and proceeds will benefit the North Mankato
firefighters and go to purchasing new safety equipment. Choose dine in, carry out, or free
delivery (for North Mankato residents). With free delivery, residents can receive their pizza from
firefighters in their fire trucks, and they’ll also a free fire alarm inspection.
Contact: Tasha O’Hara at 507-469-0950 or [email protected]

North Mankato Farmers’ Market
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every Monday ends October 14th, 2019
Messiah Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 1706 Lee Blvd.
Contact: Kim Henrickson at 340-6984

Historic Display
August 1st – December 14th: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nicollet County Historical Society (1851 N Minnesota Ave, St Peter, MN 56082)
North Mankato History Display panels set up there August 1st- December 14th The Nicollet
County Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit displaying North Mankato’s history in honor
of our 120th Anniversary

120 Years of Community: A Stroll Through History Walking Tour
Take a self-guided walking tour of historical sites in lower North Mankato! The walking tour as
listed is around 2.3 miles and takes about 35 minutes to complete. Historical sites include: Old
Municipal Building, Belltower Apartments, Marigold Dairy, Otto Nietge House, A.L. Wheeler
House and more! Visit City Hall or the Taylor Library to pick up your walking tour brochure and

North Mankato Taylor Library
Fall Crafts (full)
Thursday, October 3rd 6-8pm
Police Annex
Decorate your home for fall with these cute crafts! Feel free to bring your own beverage.
Registration required. Open to ages 18+

Song Writing Workshop
Thursday, October 10th 6-8pm
Police Annex
Songwriting duo Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf will lead an interactive, structured group
songwriting workshop to help you explore talents you never knew you had. No need to bring any
instruments; just a pen, notebook, and an open mind. Participants will receive an MP3 of the
song that we write as a group. Open to ages 11-18. Registration required.
“This project is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library
Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural
Heritage fund.”

Haunted Library
Saturday, October 12th 8-11pm (set up 4-8pm)
North Mankato Taylor Library
The North Mankato Taylor Library is putting on a Haunted Library! Doors open at 8pm. Last
group enters at 10:45pm. All ages may enter at their own risk. This is a free event.

Fall Wreaths (full)
Monday, October 14th 6-8pm
Police Annex
This wreath will make a great addition to your fall decor! Bring a beverage and socialize while
putting together your own wreath. Registration required. Open to ages 18+

Caswell Park
Caswell Sports Fall League
Tuesday, October 1st, 6:15pm – 9:15pm
Caswell Park, 1875 Howard Drive
Contact: Phil Tostenson at 507-625-4141