Fall in Morris MN

Things to do this fall in Morris MN

Things to do in Morris, MN this fall

It’s officially fall y’all! And that means comfort food, pumpkin spice everything and warm fuzzy sweaters. Whether you’re visiting your kids at the University of Minnesota or fulfilling your deer tag, we’ve got all you need to stay warm, fueled up and embrace the season. Explore all the things to do in Morris, MN this fall!

Food in Morris MN

Warm up while fueling up

Okay, we bring this one up every year, but seriously, the grilled cheese at Don’s Cafe—amazing! In fact, it’s award-winning. And if you stop in for a bite at the quaint little cafe you’ll spot that award proudly displayed. 

In addition to one of the best grilled cheeses on the planet, Morris has a wide variety of food and drinks. You’ll find some pretty tasty soup and sandwiches at the Common Cup Coffeehouse and The Homestead Grounds. Both also offer the best fall drinks like the Snickerdoodle Latte at The Homestead Grounds and of course a pumpkin spiced latte. 

But really we got it all, bar food, pizza, authentic Mexican, wholesome breakfasts. Head over to our food and drink page to check all the places.

Fall Places in Morris MN

Explore the outdoors

Just because the temperature has dropped, doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to explore outdoors. In fact, this time of year is often the most beautiful in our area. If you’re into fall foliage, hit the trails through Pomme de Terre Park and check out the overlook where you get the best view of the river. A drive through the Wetland Management District is also a great way to take in the shifting of the seasons in our area. Morris also has lots of parks to explore. And don’t miss all the great murals and artwork to explore around town!

Hunting in Morris MN

Explore the wild side

Looking to hunt in Minnesota? Morris and the whole area of Stevens County offer a lot of great spots to get that perfect shot and score some wild game. And if you plan on staying in Morris, you get 10% off your room at Grand Stay Hotel and Suites. Head to our hunting page to get all the details about wildlife management areas, rules and regulations.

Free movies

Every Friday and Saturday during the month of October catch a free spooky movie at the Morris Theatre! From flicks for the whole family like Scooby Doo to R-rated classic thrillers like Nightmare on Elm Street there’s something for everyone. The Morris Public Library also shows a free movie during the second Monday of every month. Check out their website to see what’s coming up! 

Free Movies in Morris MN
Fall Shopping in Morris

Bring some fall home with you

Soft, cozy sweaters; the perfect, apple pie-scented candles; fall-themed decor. Whatever you need to evoke those fall vibes at home, you can find in our many boutiques and shops, from clothing to throw pillows. One of the best times to get a great deal on all this is during our Moonlight Madness event happening October 26 from 4-8 pm. Shop while getting a chance to win Chamber Cash!

Check out all the places to shop in Morris and be sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest inventory updates.


In addition to our Moonlight Madness shopping event, fall is a time when we kick off the holiday season with our annual Parade of Lights. Atlantic Avenue is illuminated with holiday cheer as families and friends gather to witness a dazzling display of brightly lit floats, vehicles and marching bands. It’s a great time to witness our community's creativity and get in the holiday spirit.

Oct. 26 | 4-8 pm | Moonlight Madness | Participating Businesses 

Nov. 16 | 5:30 pm | Parade of Lights | Atlantic Ave.

Concerts/Recitals at the University of Minnesota

There’s a great lineup of talented artists peforming this fall, including Ann DuHamel, a pianist who will showcase her blend of music and environmental awareness. You can also hear three ensembles perform music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. 

There’s lots to do in Morris, MN this fall. Check out our full calendar of events