The leaves are changing colors in Owatonna and we are getting ready to embrace the beautiful fall weather with exciting shopping opportunities and fun events. Pick pumpkins at Oak View Pumpkin Patch, and get the best of the harvest at the local farmers’ market on Saturday mornings throughout October in Central Park. In November, participate in The Hunt Is On for craft sales and unique shopping downtown and around town in preparation for the holiday season. Make sure to rent a bike at Straight River Sports & Fitness and view the beautiful fall colors on trails that wind through our many parks. Check out our calendar of events for a current list of happenings. Owatonna is the place to be this autumn!
Oak view pumpkin patch: october
Open weekends in October, the Oak View Nursery Pumpkin Patch has activities and attractions for the whole family. Check out the hay ride, corn maze, corn box, Jacobs Ladder, a giant slide, mini golf, paintball target range for kids, a new RC race track and indoor game area, and much more. This perfect way to spend your weekends this October.
The hunt is on: Nov 4-5
Join us for deer opener as we shop local! Get a jump on your holiday shopping by stopping in at participating businesses and local craft shows in Owatonna. This is THE weekend to shop ’til you drop – there will be about ten craft shows to hunt down along with several businesses that will offer specials. Keep an eye on our calendar of events for more details on the craft shows, and on this website for a list of participating businesses which will be posted closer to the weekend.
Rent a bike from Straight River Sports & Fitness and hop on the bike trails. The city trail system is extensive and runs through many of the parks in town, a perfect way to view fall colors. Head east of town and enjoy the colors at beautiful Rice Lake State Park. Pack a picnic and spend the day next to the water, go for a hike, and remember to bring your binoculars for birdwatching. Rent a canoe and relax on the water.