Small town fall fun set for this weekend

Published 10:18 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

This weekend is full of fall fun in the surrounding towns near Austin. There are three festivals set for the weekend, and enough pumpkins to go around.

The Lyle Fall Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lyle School. The festival will be held in the parking lot if the weather is nice or in the multi-purpose room if there is rain. The festival features crafts; home-based vendors, such as Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple; a bake sale; the farmer’s market; and craft and home sales. The city will also host its city-wide rummage sales on Saturday.

The LeRoy Fall Festival is set for Friday, with fun for business owners and community members alike. Based throughout the town, business owners will get the chance to compete in a fall-decorating contest. There will also be the city-wide rummage sales, and a candle light walk from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Louise State Park. The First Presbyterian Church is also holding a meatball dinner and bazar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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In Rose Creek, the Rose Pedaler Pumpkin Festival is taking place from to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at business, 16931 Minnesota 56. There will be many homegrown pumpkins, three vendors from the farmer’s market selling homemade jams and jellies, as well as produce, a food and bake sale, and many gift-to-thrift items. Saturday will be a bigger event and will also host horse and wagon rides. The pumpkins are homegrown from Rose Pedaler owner Becky Hartwig’s backyard.