SeptOberfest events

Celebrate the beauty of fall in the Mississippi River valley in Wabasha, a historic river town nestled in the bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Each year, Wabasha hosts a fall festival known as SeptOberfest which takes place mid-September and runs through October.

October 4-5 Friday and Saturday, 10:30am & 2:30pm - From Clay to Bronze Demo- Educator and sculptor Dan Massopust takes you from start to finish in creating life-like wildlife art.

October 11-12 Friday and Saturday, 10am-3pm - Meet a peregrine falcon! – Learn about the world’s fastest animal and their remarkable recovery in this meet and greet with Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society.

October 17 -18 Special events all weekend: 

Petting Zoo Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm- Meet a variety of miniature and small breed farm animals! Animals may include miniature ponies, miniature donkeys, sheep, goats, miniature pot-belly pigs, alpacas, bunnies, ducks, and chickens. 

Minnesota Owls Program Friday only, 12pm- Meet a live eastern screech owl and learn about Minnesota’s nocturnal birds of prey with a Quarry Hill naturalist.

Nature Adventures, LIVE! Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 12pm & 2pm- Meet live reptiles in fun-filled programs with Nature Adventures hosts Todd and Terri.

For a complete listing of SeptOberfest events in Wabasha, visit