Find Fall Flavors in Shakopee

Caramel apples, pumpkin spice, squash, a pint of Oktoberfest Märzen—from baked goods to beer to savory items, fall is a delicious season in Shakopee!  Here’s where to find fall flavors at local restaurants, bakeries, taprooms, and festivals.

Bakeries & Restaurants

Start the day sweetly with an apple fritter or caramel apple fritter from Bittner’s Bakery.  Their bakery case is also stocked with festive fall-themed sugar cookies and weekly seasonal specials like pumpkin cream cheese danishes.  

The apple fritters at The Donut Hole are a top seller, and the apple bismarks are filled to order.  Keep an eye out for special fall donut flavors, with past favorites including pumpkin spice with white chocolate drizzle and apple crisp.

Check out the harvest menu at O’Brien’s Public House for pub favorites and brunch sweets that highlight seasonal produce and fall flavors like pumpkin, apples, and caramel.

Whatever the temperature, you can find tasty fall treats at Coffee ta Cream.  The coffee shop serves pumpkin-flavored coffee and chai lattes to take the edge off cool autumn mornings, as well as pumpkin ice cream for sunny autumn afternoons.


Toast the season with a fall-themed brew at a local taproom.  Badger Hill Brewing has a traditional Oktoberfest Märzen on tap—the full-bodied, malt-forward lager is the brewery’s best-selling seasonal beer.  

Shakopee Brewhall’s Herbfest is a Märzen-style beer inspired by Oktoberfest, with complex flavors perfect for cooler days.  The Brewhall also serves coffee—check out the fall coffee flight that includes a miniature hazelnut mocha, butterscotch latte, pumpkin pie latte, and salty lumberjack latte with maple syrup and toffee nut.

Fall Festivals

After you’ve conquered the corn maze and jumped into the corn pit, enjoy fall treats at Sever’s Fall Festival.  There are two food courts with vendors offering seasonal foods including pumpkin muffins, apple fritters with ice cream, apple pie funnel cakes, and sliced caramel apples.  There’s also a variety of fall-friendly beverages, such as pumpkin lattes, Minnesota-made craft cider from Wild State Cider, and Surly Oktoberfest beer.

For unique Halloween-themed fare, visit Valleyfair’s Tricks and Treats.  The Spooky Sweets stands will be serving Worms in Dirt Funnel Cake (a chocolate funnel cake with cookies and cream frosting and gummy worms), pumpkin beignets, and a picture-perfect Bride of Frank’s Ice Cream swirled black and white cone.  At Creepy Cafe locations, you’ll find butternut squash flatbread, Sweet Apple Betty (apples topped with a brown sugar crumble, whipped cream, and caramel), and El Dia de los Muertos tamales.

Savor fall flavors straight from the orchard at Ferguson’s Minnesota Harvest, where you can pick your own apples.  There’s also a Country Store and Craft Cider Bar with freshly dipped caramel apples and baked goods including apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, muffins, and bread. Pair your goodies with a craft cider—there’s a delicious selection on tap from Minnesota cideries.  

Experience the best of fall in Shakopee!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  It’s also conveniently located to area attractions like Mystic Lake Casino and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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