Monday September 23rd, 2019 is the first official day of autumn. Here are 10 reasons to love the season in Central Minnesota.

1. Cruising Back Roads Checking Out the Fall Colors

Heads up: The fall colors on County Road 2 between Upsala and Grey Eagle are already looking great.

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2. Oktoberfest Celebrations

Different events happening at various breweries and wineries are great, but also being able to pick up a six-pack of Oktoberfest style beer is pretty nice too. Fall is great.

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3. Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

Looking for a fun corn maze to take the family to? Or maybe a pumpkin patch? We got you.

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4. Haunted Attractions

Molitor's Haunted Acres, Harvest of Horror Hayride, Trail of Terror, 'tis the season for scares!

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5. Homecoming

Fall means football, and with that comes homecoming celebrations and games for both high schools and colleges in the area. Go team!

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6. Sweater Weather

Those chunky sweaters, jackets, flannel, and boots can all come out of storage now that it is officially fall.

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7. Pumpkin desserts

Pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies. Yum x1000.

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8. Halloween Parties

I get really into Halloween parties and costuming. Last year I put together and eight-person group costume. Who doesn't love dressing up and having a good time?

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9. Cozy Blankets and Campfires

The crisp cool evening fall air is the perfect match for a crackling camp fire. Wrap up in a cozy blanket and enjoy.

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10. Crock Pot Season!!!!!!!

Bring. It. On. My body is ready.

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Bonus: It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Because it's just not fall without Charlie Brown.

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