Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Vehicle Fair a BIG hit

Piper and Parker Greenwood enjoying their time at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Vehicle Fair.

By Joe Steck – Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Children from throughout the region brought their parents to the Vehicle Fair at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota this past Saturday. The event was sponsored by Holtmeier Construction and RDO Equipment Company and both companies brought agriculture and construction vehicles for the children to explore.

This event was the kick off for the third annual Harvest festival, which runs throughout the month of October. This year’s events feature agriculture and harvest-related educational programs and activities geared specifically for young children and their families.

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times

Other events scheduled for the Harvest festival include:

  • October 1-7 – Join us for 4-H Week. On Saturday come be a dairy farmer in our new exhibit and meet Princess Kay!
  • October 8-13 – Come and learn about corn and soybeans and on Sunday join us for cider making and apple sampling.
  • October 15-20 – Bring the children during MEA to check out our science activities and dynamic demos with special guests!
  • October 22-27 – We are getting ready for Halloween – join us as we explore pumpkins and be part of our costume parade on October 31st!
  • Harvest-related activities including a toddler straw maze, pumpkin sales, corn and soybean pits, vegetable harvests, and more.  
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato Times

For more information or specific programming details, visit www.cmsouthernmn.org/accordion-single/harvest

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