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Special Events

The Minnesota Governor's Residence periodically holds special events or includes special displays and experiences as part of its public tours. One example is tours held during past holiday seasons, which have included musical performances from local choirs and signature holiday decorations created and arranged by local design studios and home and garden establishments.

Check this page for news on upcoming special events, displays and occasions scheduled to take place during tours of the Minnesota Governor's Residence.

Upcoming Special Events
Halloween at the Residence 
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 
5:00pm - 7:00pm 
The Governor's Residence will be celebrating Halloween this year with candy, apples, pumpkins, glow sticks, hot apple cider, and other treats donated by: 

            ·         Pearson's Candy Company

            ·         Annie B’s Popcorn & Caramels

            ·         B.T. McElrath Chocolatier

            ·         Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association

            ·         Aamodt’s Apple Farm in Stillwater

            ·         Apple Jack Orchards in Delano

            ·         Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings

            ·         Minnesota Harvest Orchard in Jordan

            ·         Pine tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake

            ·         Whistling Well Orchard in Hastings

            ·         1006 Summit Ave Society

The gates will be open from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 31st. The front entry will be festively decorated by Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens and is a great place to get a picture of your little monster! 
Please consider bringing with you a monetary gift or non-perishable food item, as the Governor's Residence is a drop site for Second Harvest Heartland.

Additional Special Event Opportunities

A number of special events for members of the 1006 Summit Avenue take place at the Residence throughout the year. More information about these events and membership in the 1006 Summit Avenue Society is available at

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