Spend your kids' days off school in Rochester, MN. Minnesota kids enjoy a four-day weekend in mid-October every year, when schools across the state close for a set of teacher conventions. Families looking for a fun getaway over what's affectionately known as "MEA Weekend" will find plenty of things to do with kids in Rochester, MN. Here are just a few ideas; find a more extensive list of things to do this weekend on the Rochester MN Moms Blog, or view broader articles about things to do with kids in Rochester, MN and fall fun in Rochester, MN.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Tweite's Family Farm

Air Insanity

Harvest Moon Festival

Haunted Olde Pine Theatre

Fall on the Farm | Red Barn Learning Farm

Night of the Living Dead | Rochester Civic Theatre

Let's Grow | Minnesota Childrens Museum Rochester

Haunted Trolley Tour

Friday, Oct. 18

Sekapp Orchard

Fall on the Farm | Red Barn Learning Farm

Peppa Pig Live! | Mayo Civic Center

Dr. Frank N. Stein's Lab | The Escape Challenge

Haunted Trolley Tour

Creatures of the Night | Quarry Hill Nature Center

Rochester Grizzlies vs. Granite City Lumber Jacks Hockey

Night of the Living Dead | Rochester Civic Theatre

Insanity After Dark Glow Party | Air Insanity

Saturday, Oct. 19

Family Fun Dance Party | Rochester Public Library

Fright at the Farm

Paws for Chili | Benefit for Camp Companion

Creatures of the Night | Quarry Hill Nature Center

Free Family Showing Hotel Transylvania | CineMagic Hollywood 12 

Insanity After Dark Glow Party | Air Insanity

Night of the Living Dead | Rochester Civic Theatre

Haunted Trolley Tour

Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market

Sunday, Oct. 20

Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon and 5K

Critter Sunday: Totally Turtles | Quarry Hill Nature Center 

Archery Addiction

Dr. Frank N. Stein's Lab | The Escape Challenge

Night of the Living Dead | Rochester Civic Theatre

Haunted Trolley Tour

View our Events Calendar for additional activities, entertainment, and events in Rochester, MN. If you're dining with kids, check out Rochester, MN restaurants with 'kids eat free' nights.