Twin Cities Deals: Free Fall Fun at a Pumpkin Patch, Twin Cities Book Festival, Theater Deals + More

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The weekend is packed with free events like the Birth and Baby Expo and the Twin Cities Book Festival, plus some theater discounts round out the latest in Twin Cities deals.

Your turn: Which of this weekend’s Twin Cities events are on your calendar?

Free Fall Fun at Barten Pumpkins
This Saturday, from Sat. Oct. 13 from 10 am-2 pm your family can enjoy free pony rides, free face painting, free caricatures and free hayrides at Barten Pumpkins in New Prague. On Sunday there will be free hayrides from noon – 2 pm. Hayrides are given weather permitting. If they are cancelled, it’ll be noted on Barten Pumpkin’s Facebook page. It is a pumpkin patch, so pumpkins are for sale, but no purchase required.  Admission is free.

Free Birth and Baby Expo
If you are pregnant or have an infant, you may be interested in attending the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo. This free event on Saturday, 10/13 from 11am-3pm will feature information and resources for birth and beyond. The first 300 attendees will receive free welcome bags, too. The Expo takes place at Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St., in Minneapolis.

Twin Cities Book Festival
Head over to the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, 10/13 from 10am-5pm to check out the Twin Cities Book Festival. Admission and parking are free, and kids and grownups alike will be able to share the joy of books with author appearances, crafts, activities, book shopping and lots more.

Guthrie Theater Discounts
The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis currently has a couple of discount ticket deals. First, get 50% off tickets to select performances of Tales from Hollywood, Apomattox, or Embers when you call the box office and use the code H12 (exp 10/14). Alternately, students can snag $5 off regular performances as well as sign up for exclusive Guthrie deals.

Stages Theatre Company Military Discount
Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins has an excellent military discount, offering $2 tickets to members of the military and their immediate families. There is a maximum of four tickets per production. Check out the Stages Theatre website for details on how to get your discount tickets.

Sea Life Minnesota/Nickelodeon Universe Coupons
Got a day at the Mall of America planned? Participating local Subway restaurants are currently distributing coupons good for a free child admission or 50% off any aquarium admission at Sea Life Minnesota (I’m not sure if these offers can be used together), as well as $7 off an all-day unlimited ride wristband at Nickelodeon Universe.

Feel free to contact us if you know of any additional coupons, deals and events available to readers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

About Laura Wales

I'm a former English teacher turned avid deal shopper. Learning how to shop the sales and use coupons has given me the ability to work from home while caring for my three young children. Thanks for reading!

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