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Rochester, MN Events

 The next big event is always just around the corner (or coming up soon!) in Rochester, MN. Annual can't-miss events include Winterfest and SocialIce (Rochester's outdoor ice bar) as well as RochesterFest and the Thursdays on First & 3rd festival every week from June 1 to August 31. Experience Rochester's friendliness and enthusiam for celebrating by attending one of our many entertaining events!    


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Sunday Oct 08, 2017

Scenic Mississippi River Valley & National Eagle Center Tour

October 08, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Pick up directly at your hotel or any location in Rochester

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. We'll journey through picturesque "Bluff Country" on our way to the mighty river where we'll visit Whitewater State Park visitor center, an apple house and/or elegant winery, a magical toy shop that is the largest in the country, historic river towns, and the National Eagle Center. 

Trivia Night // Tap House

October 08, 2017
  • Location: The Tap House
  • Address: 10 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Tap House

Trivia at The Tap House every Sunday! Prizes include: free round of drinks to round winners and bar tab to the game winner.

Northwoods Boutique

October 08, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Graham Park
  • Address: 1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

Eighty vendors including: antiques vintage, repurposed and junk, quilts, floral, and more, displayed in room settings rather than booth style.

Family Fun Farm & Corn Maze

October 08, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Location: Tweite's Pumpkin Patch
  • Address: 1821 Frontier Road SW, Byron, MN 55920

Plan a trip for an adventure at Tweite's Family Farm. The farm is celebrating 29 years of wholesome family fun and activities. Enjoy the award winning 22-acre Fun Park, 12-Acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Specialty Foods. 

Historic Mayowood Mansion Tour

October 08, 2017 - October 26, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

The Mayowood Mansion tour allows you to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family. Each tour lasts about 1 hour. Purchase tickets at the Mayowood Mansion or the History Center. There are no tours given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and the mansion is closed on all major holidays.     

Wine Trail Trolley Tour

October 08, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Location: Trolley departs from Government Center
  • Address: 151 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Experience the Mississippi River Valley Wine Country by Trolley. Highlights include Whitewater Wines, Villa Bellezza Vineyard & Winery, Falconer Vineyards & Winery, and Lake Pepin Winery. Advance reservations required online or by phone.

Sekapp Orchard

October 08, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Sunday Night Hosted Jam

October 08, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Kathy's Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Kathy's Pub

Every Sunday Night at 8:30pm Kathy's Pub features some of the best musicians SE Minnesota.

Monday Oct 09, 2017

Fiddler on the Roof musical

October 09, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Plainview Community Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 505 West Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964

Fiddler on the roof held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. Tickets on sale in person at Foresight Bank in Plainview, and online at www.pctheater.org.

Northwoods Boutique

October 09, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Graham Park
  • Address: 1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

Eighty vendors including: antiques vintage, repurposed and junk, quilts, floral, and more, displayed in room settings rather than booth style.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

October 09, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Sekapp Orchard

October 09, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Escape Challenge

October 09, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Locked in a room. 60 minutes on the clock. Can you complete the mission and escape the room before time expires? Choose your mission. Mission one is Norwegian Job. You are a group of thieves trying to get back your cash, diamonds and gold that are locked in a room. Can you find your loot and escape before time expires? Mission two is a rescue mission. Part of your team has been captured. You need to sneak into a cartel safe house, free the prisoners, and then find a way to escape. All... Visit Website

Assisi Heights Tour

October 09, 2017 - December 30, 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi Heights, home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, who were instrumental in establishing the first hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Please call for tour reservations.

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Trivia Mafia

October 10, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Location: Grand Rounds Brew Pub
  • Address: 4 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Grand Rounds Brew Pub

Get your smartypants down to Grand Rounds Brewing Company for Tuesday night trivia with Trivia Mafia! Prizes and pints!

Fiddler on the Roof musical

October 10, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Plainview Community Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 505 West Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964

Fiddler on the roof held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. Tickets on sale in person at Foresight Bank in Plainview, and online at www.pctheater.org.

Northwoods Boutique

October 10, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Graham Park
  • Address: 1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

Eighty vendors including: antiques vintage, repurposed and junk, quilts, floral, and more, displayed in room settings rather than booth style.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

October 10, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

Sekapp Orchard

October 10, 2017 - October 31, 2017
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Sekapp Orchard

Sekapp Orchard is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Rochester. With more than 170 acres of more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, Sekapp is Rochester's largest grower of fresh produce. Access to the orchard and wagon rides will require a purchase of an apple bag per person who wishes to enter. 

Escape Challenge

October 10, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Locked in a room. 60 minutes on the clock. Can you complete the mission and escape the room before time expires? Choose your mission. Mission one is Norwegian Job. You are a group of thieves trying to get back your cash, diamonds and gold that are locked in a room. Can you find your loot and escape before time expires? Mission two is a rescue mission. Part of your team has been captured. You need to sneak into a cartel safe house, free the prisoners, and then find a way to escape. All... Visit Website

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

Burgers & Karaoke Wednesdays

October 11, 2017
  • Location: American Legion Post 92
  • Address: 315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Burgers and karaoke Wednesdays at the American Legion! See you there!

Gettysburg

October 11, 2017

The Rochester Civil War Round Table will feature Retired, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Barry Adams, presenting "Gettysburg." We are all looking forward to this program, given by a man who spent many years guiding others through this very special area filled with such rich history.  

Fiddler on the Roof musical

October 11, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Plainview Community Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 505 West Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964

Fiddler on the roof held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. Tickets on sale in person at Foresight Bank in Plainview, and online at www.pctheater.org.

Northwoods Boutique

October 11, 2017 - October 14, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Graham Park
  • Address: 1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Graham Park

Eighty vendors including: antiques vintage, repurposed and junk, quilts, floral, and more, displayed in room settings rather than booth style.

Exhibit of Work by Nancy Grist and Kristine Fretheim

October 11, 2017 - October 21, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN 55992

The public is invited to this free event which will include an opportunity to view the art, meet the artists and enjoy wine and light snacks. Nancy Grist has been practicing art and architecture in the Twin Cities area for 24 years and enjoys a sunny studio office in bustling Northeast Minneapolis. 

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