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Best of November

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Fall Festivities Continue in the Land of Big Fun!
RiverSouth has a great collection of fun activities throughout November, both indoors and outdoors. Here are some of our top picks.

The best horses in the world compete at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park for $26 million in purse money, and Canterbury Park is the best place in Minnesota to watch the Breeders’ Cup! Wager on the world’s most talented horses November 4 and 5. With over 500 televisions throughout the Canterbury Park, you won’t miss a second of the heart-pounding action.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at The Great Train Show, November 5 and 6 at the Canterbury Park Expo Center. The train show is designed for children of all ages: modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. It features hundreds of tables of trains for sale, a huge operating model train display, plus free workshops, demonstrations and prize giveaways. The Great Train Show is open 10 am – 4 pm each day. On-site admission is $9 for a one-day ticket and $10 for a two-day ticket. Kids 11 and under are free.

Canterbury Park hosts The Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair, November 10 – 13, featuring more than 500 artists and crafters from 30 states with row after row of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind home decor and gifts. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and plenty of food and drink. The festival is open Thursday and Friday 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults and $8 for seniors; kids under 10 are free. Get $1 off with promo code AFSHOW2016 when you purchase advance online tickets.

Ladies, it’s time to let loose November 4 and 5 at Mystic lake! Ladies Weekend features free admission for parties with live entertainment, stage games, giveaways, and even free photos with hunky male models! Shop The Mystic Boutique with over 70 vendors selling beauty, health and home décor goods. On Saturday, The Shop Girls with Ali and Harmony from myTalk 107.1 will be broadcasting live from The Mystic Boutique from 11 am – 1 pm. Feeling creative? Get tickets for one of the Wine Tasting and Paint Parties (various times on Friday and Saturday) and sample fine wine as you create your own masterpiece. And be sure to enter the ladies-only swipe and win Friday and Saturday nights for your chance to win up to $1,000 Free Slot Play!

Based on the hit TV show, Masters of Illusion brings the art of magic to life. Witness grand illusions, levitations, appearances and vanishings, great escapes, sleight of hand and much more! No cameras or computer graphics are involved—all the magic takes place right before your eyes! Tickets to see this mind-bending show at Mystic Lake on November 5 are available now starting at just $29.

Mazopiya, a natural food market, hosts A Taste of the Holidays on November 12 from noon to 4 pm, with free classes and giveaways, local vendor samples and a holiday shopping guide.

On Saturday, November 19, Dakotah! Sport and Fitness will sponsor its annual Turkey Trot 5K. The 3.1-mile event will start at Dakotah! and wind through The Meadows at Mystic Lake, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s award-winning golf course. Registration is $25 through November 16 or until the race fills and is available online at active.com or by picking up a form at Dakotah!. The 5K starts at 8 am, with an awards ceremony to follow. Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place overall male and female finishers and age group winners. All registered runners will receive a t-shirt. A half-mile kids’ fun run will be held at 8:45 am; the registration fee for the fun run is $10, though no pre-registration is needed.

Check out our event calendar to stay up to date with all the fall fun in RiverSouth.

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