1. Visit Bachman’s Fall Ideas House for fresh décor inspiration.
2. Have a glass of hard cider at Sociable Cider Werks.
3. Make a toast at Twin Cities Oktoberfest.
4. Check out the Fall Colors Fine Art & Jazz Festival.
5. Cheer on runners at the Twin Cities marathon.
6. Pick Honeycrisps at Aamodt's Apple Farm.
7. Slam a Brain Belt Beer in prep for the upcoming Zombie Pub Crawl.
8. Stock up on Minnesota mums at Fairbault Growers.
9. Take in the first Wild game of the season.
10. Get your tix for the October 12 Vikes game—the only time they'll be home this month.
11. Buy everything you need for Halloween at the annual Orange & Black shopping event.
12. View fall colors from above at the Highland Water Park Tower, only open to the public twice a year.
13. Visit the Landscape Arboretum during peak color time.
14. Have a Dead Irish Poet Extra Stout, Finnegans' new fall brew.
15. Treat yourself to a 50-minute pumpkin spice facial before MEA weekend.
16. Spend the day at Sever's Corn Maze, which has a train theme this year.
17. ValleySCARE: The typical Valleyfair hour-long ride lines—but with goblins and ghouls!
18. If a zombie chase isn't enough to motivate you to run, we don't know what is.
19. Sail down the St. Croix, you'll have the best fall-colors seat in the house.
20. Celebrate the Witch's Hat Water Tower's 100th anniversary.
21. Curl up with a horror flick from Minnesota filmmaking brothers John and Drew Dowdle, if you dare.
22. See the 23rd Annual House Decoration Contest in Anoka, "the Halloween capitol of the world."
23. Step into the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement—so frightening you have to sign a waiver.
24. Hop aboard the Ghost Trolley at the Minnesota Streetcar Museum.
25. Listen to ghost stories in the dimly lit parlor of the James J. Hill House.
26. See the silent horror film Nosferatu set to a live band at the Heights Theater.
27. Abdallah Candies makes 300,000 pounds of caramel during apple season. Eat up.
28. Take the Squash, Squash Everywhere cooking class at Kitchen Window.