Family spotlight: Gale Woods Farm Fall Festival and Great Scarecrow Festival

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 1, 2011 - 4:59 PM

Gale Woods Farm Fall Festival

Celebrate the harvest by learning how to cook and preserve nature's bounty. Watch the skills of border collies during stock dog trials. Enjoy the fall colors on a wagon ride and see a llama show. Tour the gardens and orchard. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sun. $5. Gale Woods Farm, 7210 W. County Road 110, Minnetrista. www.threerivers parkdistrict.org.)

Great Scarecrow Festival

How do you prefer your scarecrow? Whether it be frightening or funny, there's a wide variety at this annual event. Ride a pony or a camel and jump into a giant haystack. Also live entertainment and other family activities. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Sat.-next Sun. $5. Emma Krumbee's Orchard and Farm, 501 E. South St., Belle Plaine. 952-873-3006. www.emmakrumbees.com.)


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