Sales + Events: October Presents Fall Events of All Varieties

This month’s shopping and events highlights in and around the Twin Cities

St. Paul Art Crawl

The St. Paul Art Crawl, produced by St. Paul Art Collective, returns this month. As the longest-running art crawl in the U.S., it is one of the city’s must-see art showcases. Celebrate local artists representing 10 artist districts and enjoy local food, live music, and dance in 21 various venues—including galleries, shared spaces, and artists’ lofts. The crawl is self-led, making it easily accessible for people looking to support the arts community. Oct. 6-8 @ various locations in St. Paul,

Hennepin County Master Gardener Houseplant Sale

Shop over 1,200 houseplants including tropicals, succulents, orchids, and other rare plants at this year’s annual houseplant sale. Other activities include educational demonstrations by master gardeners on repotting and dividing, an “Ask a Master Gardener” table featuring Theresa Rooney of WCCO’s Smart Garden and Shayla Owodunni from Plant Penthouse, and more. Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Southdale Center,

Open Streets Minneapolis

What began in 2011 on 2 miles of Lyndale Avenue South has now become a cornerstone of Minneapolis. In a celebration of community, Open Streets Minneapolis turns the city streets into public spaces where local businesses, artists, and community groups can showcase the diversity and culture of the city. Each year, over 300 unique participants—neighborhood organizations, small businesses, local entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, campaigns, and nonprofits—fill the streets to share in this unique experience. Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Lyndale Avenue South,

Glass Pumpkin Patch

This month, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of glass-blown pumpkins. Perfect for fall decor, these vibrant and captivating pumpkin designs are meticulously crafted to capture the essence of the season. Shop from a variety of handcrafted designs fit for every taste, and get a jump on holiday shopping for yourself or loved ones. Glass pumpkin pricing varies. Oct. 14-15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts,

Junkin’ Market Days

Featuring over 100 small businesses, Junkin’ Market Days is a one-stop shop for shopping clothes, jewelry, home decor, furniture, candles, gourmet foods, pet products, and other one-of-a-kind finds. With events all over the Midwest, the market’s mission is to connect local businesses with customers through craft market events. Oct. 20, 4-8 p.m., Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Minnesota State Fairgrounds,

Shakopee Home Show

Meet and learn from local home professionals—from remodeling, landscaping, and decks to windows, bathrooms, and driveways. Up to 120 vendors will be in attendance, available to assist with any home improvement project. The first 100 attendees receive a goodie bag with products provided by exhibitors, and other prizes and giveaways are available to enter throughout the day. Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Canterbury Park,

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