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Events & Activities
in Carver County

Year-Round Events & Activities

Our calendar is filled with events and activities all year long! Plan to attend community events and festivals highlighting the history of our area, holiday celebrations, sporting events, and more!

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Scarecrows in the Gardens

Sept. 17-Oct. 31
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

The popular Scarecrows in the Gardens adds a festive note to the Arboretum’s autumn displays on the Dahlberg Terrace and Scarecrow Hill. Check out the artistry of the experts from Bachman’s, Arboretum staff and members of the community.

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Annual Harvest Bonfire

Friday, October 7
Schram Vineyards, Waconia

As a toast to the culmination of the harvest season, Schram Vineyards holds a bonfire in the vineyard with live music, food trucks, and fun.

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The Scarecrow Tour

October 13-23
Locations throughout Waconia

A community favorite, the Scarecrow Tour is a self-guided tour event staged outdoors that you can participate in with your loved ones. Waconia businesses create scarecrows for the community to tour outside their shops.

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15th Annual Harvest Moon Food & Wine Extravaganza

Friday, October 28
Willkommen Memorial Park Pavilion, NYA

Come sample wine and spirits, hors d’oeuvers and desserts. Plus, take part in a silent auction, raffles and more!

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Enchanted Forest Halloween

Saturday, October 29
Lowry Nature Center, Victoria

Join in the Lowry Halloween Tradition! Come in costume for trick-or-treating and meet larger-than-life animal characters on the Enchanted Trail. Don’t miss the Mad Scientist Show, the Roe Family Singers and more.

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Chaska Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 29
Locations throughout Chaska

Head to downtown Chaska to trick and treat at the businesses and enjoy the trunk or treat at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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Agriculture & Farming

Farmer’s Markets

  • Carver
    Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at Community Park until September 28
  • Chaska
    Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. at City Square Park until September 8 (no markets on August 18 or 25)
  • Victoria
    Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at ENKI Brewing parking lot until September 16
  • Chanhassen
    Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. until October 2 at City Center Park
  • Bongards
    Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. until September at St. John’s UCC Parking Lot (Hwy 212 and County Road 51)
  • Norwood Young America
    Saturdays on September 11, 25 and October 9, 23 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  at 710 Faxon Road N (Old Econofoods parking lot)

Annual Events

Explore the many events, festivals, and celebrations that happen every year throughout Carver County!

COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19 and changing restrictions, some events may have been postponed or canceled. Please check with event organizers when planning to attend events, as details may have changed.

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