Plymouth Mayors Minutes: Fall Update includes Artisan Market, Halloween, and Buckthorn Busts
Mayor Jeff Wosje says there are several great events happening in Plymouth this fall. In Mayors Minutes, he updated residents about several fall reminders and fall events.
A community favorite, Halloween at the Lake, is coming up on Friday, Oct. 27.
“This is a great event,” said Wosje “The kids love to come. We are going to have police cars, fire trucks, snowplows there, things for people to come and investigate and have a good time.”
It’s the fourth time the city has held the event and it will be 5-8 p.m. at Parkers Lake Playfield. The free event brings together Plymouth Parks and Recreation, Police, and Fire departments, featuring first responder vehicles for children to view, as well as treats and family-friendly fun. Costumes are also encouraged.
For the first time, the city will host an Artisan Market on Nov. 18.
“We’ve never done this,” said Wosje. “We’ve done Farmers Markets for many years, but this is different. It’s going to be pottery, it’s going to be artists, paintings and drawings, any type of artist that can be there will be can be in attendance. We really encourage our residents to come out that day and see all the local art and there will be live music going on.”
The event is free and open to the public on Nov. 18 at the Plymouth Community Center. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn more about special events at plymouthmn.gov/specialevents.
Residents can also find opportunities to volunteer this fall.
“We are really encouraging our residents to adopt a storm drain to keep them clear,” said Wosje.
Residents can help keep storm drains clear of leaves, yard waste and trash to prevent stormwater pollution by volunteering. While anyone may clean storm drains, registering to adopt a storm drain allows city staff to properly inventory drains and log participants’ volunteer time.
You can learn more at the website plymouthmn.gov/adoptaspot.
The city is also seeking volunteers to help with eradicating invasive species. Volunteers can participate in a Buckthorn Bust, which is an annual series of coordinated efforts to remove the plant that the Minnesota DNR calls “a restricted noxious weed.”
“It’s invasive, it grows like wild, we are trying to get as much as we can,” said Wosje.
There are two Buckthorn Busts scheduled for the mornings of Saturday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 28. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the city’s volunteer coordinator at 763-509-5230.
Learn more at plymouthmn.gov/buckthorn.