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Fall Fest 2016: Tell Us What You Thought

Photo: Fall Fest 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Fall Fest event in downtown Rochester! We were very excited to see thousands of you at the event. We'd like to hear what you thought about Fall Fest to help us plan for future years. (You guessed it...survey time!) Take this short survey, and give us your feedback. Click here to take the survey.

Congratulations to our Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

Best Overall Skill: Samantha Porcher
Most Creative: Mike Snyder
Most Humorous: Jonas Fagan (pictured above)

Each winner received a $25 gift card to a downtown business of their choice! Thank you to everyone who submitted a pumpkin and to those who voted.

"Fall Fest," downtown Rochester's newest family-focused event, was Saturday, October 15 on the Peace Plaza. Click here to learn more about Fall Fest.

Rochester Civic Theatre Company presents: Wit

When: Oct 21 - Nov 6, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 pm; Sundays at 2 pm
Where: Rochester Civic Theatre - 20 Civic Center Drive SE
Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

A renowned professor of English is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her response is humorous, profound, and transformative both for her and the audience. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play. This production will take place in the new Studio Theatre. Viewing age: 14 and up Tickets On Sale Now. Click here for more information.

PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival Wins Ardee Award for "Best Arts Collaboration"

PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival received the Ardee Award for "Best Art Collaboration." PlaceMakers consisted of three local organizations: Destination Medical Center, Rochester Art Center, and Rochester Downtown Alliance, and over 70 community members called, "Makers" in which they offered the public a glimpse into the many different ways a public space can be transformed. Thank you to everyone that voted. Click here for a full list of Ardee Semi-finalist.

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VFW Post 1215 Hosts: Toys for Tots Breakfast Fundraiser

When: Sunday, October 23 from 8 am -Noon
Where: VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) - 16 6th St SW
Cost: $6.00 or bring a toy and eat for FREE

2nd Annual Breakfast Fundraiser. All proceeds donated to: Southeastern Minnesota Toys For Tots. The Event is Hosted by Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Association. Click here for more information.