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18 Local Events To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

Photo via Acres of Terror’s Facebook page

Don’t wait for Oct. 31 to celebrate Halloween. It only comes once a year so why try to pack all those eerie activities into just one day. Get the most out of Halloween with an entire month filled with screams, horror and jack-o’-lanterns. Take a peek (if you dare) at some of our spooky, and non-spooky, things to do.

Haunted Corn Maze

Fridays and Saturdays through October 28 from dusk until midnight
At the Haunted Corn Maze, people of all ages can enjoy themselves. Those brave enough can get spooked by adventuring through the maze at night or you can also enjoy the unhaunted aspects of the farm such as apple cider, hay rides, bonfires and family fun.
12747 3rd St. S, Moorhead

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29
Bring the whole family and all of your friends out to the pumpkin patch this fall. You can enjoy exciting attractions such as a petting zoo, games, horse-drawn rides, duck races, a straw maze and much more. Oh, and you can’t forget to pick out the perfect pumpkin.
14447 Hwy. 10, Glyndon, Minnesota

Acres of Terror

Fridays and Saturdays through October 31 from dusk until midnight
Be prepared for a heart-racing journey as you make your way through a haunted school, terrifying house, corn maze and much more. At Acres of Terror, you’ll encounter plenty of creepy characters that will scare you right out of your socks.
108 Hwy. 18 S, Leonard, North Dakota

Haunted Farm

Halloween Preview runs October 5 through October 14 from 7-11 p.m.
The Big Show runs October 19 through October 31 from 7-11 p.m.

The Haunted Farm is a genuine farm of terror with over 25 years experience in the haunting industry. The farm features various shocking creatures that lurk in woods, 15 energetic and spine-tingling haunted attractions and a most hair-raising walk through the dark and dangerous woods.
Located 10 miles south of Moorhead on Highway 75
1947 130TH Ave. S, Moorhead

Fargo Oktoberfest

October 6-7
Get your friends together to enjoy a pub crawl through downtown bars, music, food, the annual Running of the Wieners, obstacle courses, inflatables, contests and much more.
Downtown Fargo

Paranormal Investigations

Friday, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m.
These investigations will take you deeper into the darker side of Bonanzaville. Groups of six will explore several buildings that have reported paranormal activity. EMF detectors and voice boxes will be provided for each group. Attendees will also be permitted to bring in their own approved equipment. The cost is $50 per person for 90 minutes of investigating. Three tours will run each night.
1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

Party in the Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Create, explore and discover the fun of fall with the whole family. Decorate pumpkins, create crafts and explore the exhibits. Members are free and the cost is $5 per person if they’re a non-member.
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm
201 28th Ave. N., Fargo

Autumn Pumpkin Party

Sunday, October 8 from 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy a festive afternoon filled with inflatable games, fall art and craft projects, pumpkin painting and the build-a-scarecrow corner. You’ll be provided with straw and twine while you provide the old clothes and accessories and our staff assist you in making your very own straw friend to take home. Pumpkins are available for $5 and all other activities are free.
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave. E, West Fargo

Paracon 2017

October 13-14
Shooting Star’s 7th Annual Paranormal Convention will feature guests such as Chad L. Coleman from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” along with Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin and Bill Tolley from “Ghost Adventures.” The rest of the lineup features ghost hunters, ghost labs, a cryptozoologist, UFO talks, gallery readings, plenty of spooky vendors and much more.
Shooting Star Casino
777 SE Casino Road, Mahnomen, Minn.

Pumpkin Carving at the Comstock House

Saturday, October 14 from 1–4 p.m.
Come to Comstock House to help decorate the historic Victorian mansion for Halloween. Pumpkins, tools and some tasty fall treats will be provided. Pumpkin artists will receive free admission and tours at the Comstock house. Though it’s free, reserve a spot in this program so event planners know how many pumpkins will be needed.
Comstock House
506 8th St. S, Moorhead

Frankenstein Live!

Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The Fargo Theatre and The Concordia Orchestra are proud to announce a special collaborative event, Frankenstein Live! This production will offer a truly unique cinematic experience with the marriage of silver screen image and live musical performance. Boris Karloff’s iconic performance in the 1931 classic “Frankenstein” will come alive as The Concordia Orchestra accompanies a screening of the film with a live performance of the picture’s score.
Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo

Boo at the Zoo!

Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Join the Red River Zoo for the biggest Boo ever. There will be pumpkins, live music, zookeeper talks, crafts, trick-or-treating and over 20 booths with treats and activities for children of all ages. Don’t forget to wear your costume for some spooktacular Halloween fun. Regular admission rates apply and the cost is free for zoo members.
Red River Zoo
4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Crawl of Screams

October 21–22 from 6 p.m.–2 a.m.
This ain’t your daddy’s Monster Mash. This is a night of partying, drink specials, costumes and most of all, terror. Beware! It’s a bar-crawl-meets-haunted-house, and they’re gathering the most ghastly creatures of the night to give our bar crawlers a fright.
Pickled Parrot
505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

Spook Ballet’s featuring Dracula

Saturday, October 21 from 7–9 p.m.
The FMBallet starts the season off in a spooky way by bringing an audience favorite back to the stage and the Fargo Theatre, Spooky Ballets featuring Dracula. This performance will thrill and welcome you to the bad side this October. In addition to the performance, you can register for the costume contest for a chance to win a prize.
Suggested audience: 8+
Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo

Murder Mystery

Enjoy a killer meal catered and served at your table by Concordia and a murder mystery in a fitting venue. Cocktails are available at the cash bar.
Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 27 at 11 p.m.
It’s time to dust off your fishnet tights because the Fargo Theatre is having their annual showing of the ’70s cult classic, sci-fi, horror film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” As always, a costume contest will be held at 10:45 p.m., so dress in your finest RHPS garb for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N, Fargo

Not-Too-Scary Haunted House

Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m
You won’t be scared, but don’t be afraid to be scary and make sure to wear your costume. Create creepy crafts and check out the museum’s exhibits. Members are free and the cost is $5 per person if they’re a non-member.
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm
1201 28th Ave. N, Fargo

F-M Rainbow Families Halloween Spooktacular

Sunday, October 29 from 2–4 p.m.
Join for spooky science experiments, ghoulish games and terrifying treats on the day before Halloween. Goodie bags for everyone wearing a costume. The event is free thanks to a generous sponsorship of FCUCC of Moorhead, The Grove & Cauldron and other private donations.
Inspire Innovation Lab
423 Main Ave., Moorhead

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