Halloween is almost here, and there’s plenty going on. Let’s take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state.
Friday night is Haunted High Ropes at the Eagles Bluff Environmental Center near Lanesboro. Go trick-or-treating on the high ropes course—and watch out for ghosts and skeletons along the way.
Of course, there’s plenty going on in Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World. This weekend has the annual parade, costume contest and a Gray Ghost 5K run and 1-mile fitness walk.
Glenwood’s Fright Nights is held Friday and Saturday nights in October and is an indoor event, definitely for the strong of heart (and not recommended for those under 13). However, Halloween afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. is a family, non-scary trick-or-treating event. Bring the little ones without worry.
In Duluth, the William A. Irvin offers Haunted Ship Tours Friday and Saturday. This self-guided tour through the maze of a ship has supernatural happenings that are part of the act — or are they? Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Farmamerica in Waseca invites you to All Hallows’ Eve on Saturday afternoon. This is a scare-free family event, with trick-or-treating, a magic show, games and pumpkin carving.
Red Wing’s Pumpkins at the Depot is held Friday and Saturday nights. Explore the sub-basement of this historic hotel — if you dare. Not recommended for people under age 13, but from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Halloween night, there’s a low-scare event for the little ones.
Redwood Falls is home to the Francois Haunted Hotel, which is open now and through the weekend. More than 100 elaborately-carved pumpkins and pumpkin sculptures will be on display in the historic depot on Levee Road.
Do you dare to enter the Hidden Hollows at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd? Open Friday and Saturday nights, brace yourself for a scary good time in the haunted maze, haunted house and 10-mile hay ride.
What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check WCCO 4 News At 10 on Sundays, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.