In the open autumn air at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Twin Cities Oktoberfest celebrates all that is German during its two days of festivities. Throughout the weekend, live bands such as The Squires Band, a four-piece band with 30 years of experience, entertain guests with traditional German harmonies and live renditions of the ER theme song. Between shows, audience members peruse vendors' booths, noshing on brats and German snacks. Beer from Summit and wine from Pedroncelli flow into glasses, keeping guests lingering into the evening hours as they discuss the latest in lederhosen fashion.
New Richmond Golf Club boasts well manicured turf, verdant trees, and colorful flowerbeds along its 18-hole course and 9-hole links course alike. But don't expect the view to look the same every time—the changing seasons take care of that. Also, the direction of the links course is reversed every Thursday, turning hole one into hole nine and vice versa. At the onsite Joe Swanda Learning Center, golfers can find other ways to make the game new again, whether through lessons with PGA professionals or practicing technique at the expansive practice facility's 320-yard range and 8,000 square-foot putting green.
You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Hudson Bowling Center for some good home American cooking.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Hudson Bowling Center's busiest days.
This dining establishment is located near hassle-free parking options.
A typical meal at Hudson Bowling Center will set you back less than $30.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Hudson Bowling Center.
Held aloft by 35 years of family tradition, Stillwater Balloon sends intrepid explorers skyward from a port just three blocks from the scenic St. Croix River. Friendly FAA-certified pilots operate each craft and readily answer any questions that passengers may have as they float through gorgeous views of the surrounding valley. The billowy, multicolored behemoths cruise at treetop level, allowing travelers to shake hands with monkeys. Private and semiprivate flights are the business's forte, but Stillwater Balloon also accommodates custom flights for backyard surprises or ultimate school pickups.
Stroll through Hudson's Homestead Parklands during the warmer months for a breath of fresh air.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this park has the restaurant just for you.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this park has kid-friendly policy.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Green grass, clear skies, and warm rays of sun await you at Homestead Parklands' leisurely park.
We know you'll salivate over the offering at Vine Street Florist's offerings in Hudson.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this museum for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Take your pet pooch along when you visit Vine Street Florist — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the museum.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.