October Photographic Opportunities

For more: Holly Kuchera’s Shot Spots Calendar & http://cameracouncil.blogspot.com

October 3rd, 2010 ~ Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon & 10 Mile ~ 7:00 AM ~ Minneapolis to St Paul, MN

The Twin Cities have become synonymous with championship road racing. In addition to hosting the USA Masters Marathon Championships for men and women for the 20th consecutive year, this year also includes the USA Men’s Marathon and Women’s 10 Mile Championships. Be sure to cheer on these extraordinary athletes!

Spectator’s Guide: http://www.mtcmarathon.org/Upload/documents/2010_SpecGd_F.pdf


October 9th, 2010 ~ Zombie Pub Crawl ~ 4:00 PM ~ Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Very colorful and creative people creeping along the streets of Washington Ave. Some look scary, others funny. Definitely kooky and entertaining! 8,000 to 10,000 zombies expected!! The fun starts at Gold Medal Park…

From the FAQ:

What do zombies do?

Zombies like to horde-up whenever possible. They never walk in single file lines.They respect other peoples’ property. A zombie cannot turn down the chance to eat brains. And most importantly, zombies always act like zombies. So if you catch someone not being a zombie – eat their brains.

Photos from 2009: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=minneapolis+zombie+pub+crawl

FREE (unless you want to go in the bars – then you must have a wristband — $10)

October 22nd & 23rd, 2010 ~  Harvest Moon Festival ~ 1:00 PM ~ Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington, MN

Harvest Moon Festival provides an opportunity to bring people of all ages to experience activities of the past in our Village through hands-on demonstrations. Activities may include: shelling corn, making a corn husk doll, pumping water at the Fire Barn, grinding coffee, playing old-fashioned games. Adults can enjoy showing everyone how things were done in the past or learn themselves from costumed demonstrators and volunteers. Harvest Moon Festival is for the young and the young-at-heart.

Adults (13 and over) – $3.00

October 24th, 2010 ~ Artist & Photographer Day ~ 8:00 AM ~ Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St Paul, MN

Opportunity to bring in easels and tripods before hours.

As summer turns to autumn, so does the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory when it opens the annual Fall Flower Show Saturday, October 9th.  The show will feature hundreds of chrysanthemums of many different cultivars with colors of yellow, orange, red, gold, highlighted with Chilly Chili ornamental peppers and ornamental grasses


October 30th, 2010Fort Snelling After Dark – Candlelight Tours ~ 6:00 PM ~ Fort Snelling, St Paul, MN

Have you ever wondered what Fort Snelling is like after dark? Come for a special evening as the gates are opened and you can explore the site by torchlight. Also, learn about the shadowy side of the fort as you participate in a court martial to help decide the fate of one of Fort Snelling’s soldiers. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a kind evening at Historic Fort Snelling.

$12 adults

Other ongoing events in October:

MN Renaissance Festival – Weekends: August 21st – October 3rd — Shakopee, MN
Shafer Corn Maze – Fri–Sun – September 4th – October 31st – Shafer, MN
Cafesjian’s Carousel – Weekends: September 8th – October 31st – St Paul, MN
Light Maze & KTTC Lights – October 14th – November 28th – Zumbro Falls, MNCanceled due to flooding

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