North Mankato’s annual fall festival is set for this weekend.
Party on the Prairie at Benson Park will be Saturday, October 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The free community event includes a corn pit, scarecrow walk, face painting, bounce house, hayrides, and fall food and drinks.
Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music from Matt & Laurel, Dave Sandersfeld, and Watermelon Slush.
Individuals or families and businesses can also submit a scarecrow for the Scarecrow Walk. Scarecrows can be created between Noon to 2 p.m. and everyone in attendance will get to vote for their favorite scarecrow in the walk. Prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrows in the individual/family category and the business category.