MEA weekend is coming up in New Ulm! Make the most of this long weekend with these seasonal, local activities that the whole family will love!

Take in the Colors

MEA weekend luckily falls in late October which is typically peak-season for Fall colors in Southern Minnesota (check out the DNR’s Fall Color Finder for color updates). Our favorite way to take in the Fall colors is on a nature hike. Check out the list of the Prettiest Places to Hike in MN Fall from Explore Minnesota to plan a day trip or weekend of camping up North. If you want to take in the colors while staying local, Flandrau State Park is an excellent choice!

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Keep it Spooky

‘Tis the season for all things scary and spooky! The New Ulm community has a lot of Halloween inspired events going on over MEA that your kids will surely enjoy.

  • Haunted Mansion Movie Series – The State Theater is showing classic horror movies on Friday and Saturday of MEA weekend. Friday’s feature is the cult-classic Poltergeist and Saturday’s movie is The Haunting. Each movie is only $5 to attend!
  • Nightmares 5th Annual Haunted House – Come by 21 S Minnesota Street, next to the American Legion, for a hair-raising stroll the “Full Moon Manor”! This event is for those aged 13+ and is $10 or $15 to skip to the front of the line.
  • Pumpkin Smash – It’s the third annual Pumpkin Smash Fall Demo Derby! Head over to the Brown County Fairgrounds for eight classes of smashing action starting at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 19th. Register in advance to camp onsite!

Explore the City

Long weekends present a great opportunity to get out and explore the town! The New Ulm community is bursting with incredible local stores and restaurants. The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce has a complete list of #ShopNewUlm options ranging from Beauty & Massage to unique, handcrafted gifts.

 

Be sure to send us a shout out as you partake in some of these fun MEA weekend activities!