This post is merely a prelude to fall, because the weather is still perfect and the greenery is still green. As schools start there are some fabulous ways to spend a weekend (or longer) enjoying the beauty and fun of fall in North Dakota.
Next month, the Tourism Division will do the work scouting fall foliage reports and where the colors are best. Check that out at NDtourism.com through October and November.
Fall festivals abound with hayrides, entertainment and lots of great food. From Applefest to Sunflower Fest, Goose Fest to JunkFest - there's a unique assortment of fun. Pumpkin Patches open soon, and September is also grape harvest and wine stomping. Tour North Dakota's wineries for a sample of specialty wines - including the recently acclaimed Indy International Competition Fruit Wine of the Year - the Strawberry Rhubarb at Maple River Winery in Casselton.