Rochester MN Guide to October Events


This post is sponsored by ABC and Toy Zone

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Ohhh, October! Plaid, cool air, crisp apples, cozy sweaters and beautiful fall colors. October is the perfect month to spend out and about visiting local parks, orchards, farms and shops. Check out all the fun coming up this month and get out and enjoy it!!  Be sure to keep an eye on Rochester Mom for a fun event announcement coming soon!

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Happy fall y’all!

ABC Toy Zone

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Hey! It’s CHOMP from ABC and Toy Zone.  I’m the giant green dinosaur you’ll see on display the moment you walk through our doors. Rochester MN locals Rene and Steve Nordhus are my owners: they’ve owned ABC Toy Zone for 26 years! Their two kids helped them out a lot when they were younger, but now they just have me to take care of! And of course their 3 (almost 4) grandchildren.

Fun Fact! In the early 90’s, Rene and Steve started selling Little Tikes toys. A few years later, they opened their store and then things *really* took off!

Shop Local: ABC Toy Zone is the only locally owned toy shop in Rochester MN.  It has an expansive selection, including hard-to-find and unique toys.  Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in the store: LEGO (biggest selection in SE Minnesota), Playmobil, Melissa and Doug, Ravensburger, science kits, puzzles, games, plush, children’s books, great infant/preschool toys, and Arts and Craft sets for all ages.   And of course, fidgets!

Chomp Tip: Start your holiday shopping *early!* Shortages and shipping delays mean inventory will be low for favorite and popular toys.

Coupon:  20% off one regular-priced item!! (Excludes Playmobil and Lego. Expires October 31, 2021) Show this at the register.

October Events

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October Featured Guide!

Minnesota never disappoints during the fall.  And no proper fall is complete without a trip to one of the apple orchards or pumpkin patches in the Rochester, MN area! Click the image below to be taken to the guide.

Apple Orchard

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October 1-2


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October 3 - 9

October 3, 2021

October 4, 2021

6:30 pm Homeschool 101

October 5, 2021

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October 10 -16

October 10, 2021

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October 14, 2021

10:00 am Dance at Spark

October 15, 2021

October 16, 2021


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October 17 - 23

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October 22, 2021

7:30 pm Charlie Berens
9:30 pm Charlie Berens

October 23, 2021


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October 24 - 31

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October 28, 2021

10:00 am Dance at Spark

October 29, 2021

October 30, 2021

12:00 pm Rochester On Tap

October 31, 2021


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As always, if you would like to add an event to our calendar and monthly event guide please fill out this form!

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