Trail of Terror begins Friday, Oct. 11

Trail of Terror begins Friday, Oct. 11

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What: Trail of Terror, from the producers of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, is celebrating the nineteenth year of terror beginning Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.  Trail of Terror is considered the Twin Cities largest and scariest Halloween event with more than 2.5 miles of scares and horror indoors and out. 


Enter into the town of Harmony if you dare. The name may sound charming, but this quiet and peaceful little city has dwindled in population over the years and its “citizens” are always excited about the fresh, new visitors into town. Venture into the shoppes lining the streets or reserve a room at the hotel to extend your stay, but beware that all is not as it seems in Harmony.


2013 highlights:

Zombie Paintball- A large infestation of zombies have been spotted in the nearby woods of the Trail of Terror and we need your help to get them out.

Running Dead 5k- The 5k will include admission into the Trail of Terror, one free beer, and a T-shirt.

The Lockdown- Unprecedented, unparalleled and unbelievable is one way to sum up this terrifying event. Victim is tied down, blindfolded on a gurney in the dark with unimaginable exotic, wild and tactile treatment.  Must sign a Waiver. Call or visit our website to make an appointment.

Howling Pines Woods Walk- Walk the Trail where all your comfort levels disappear and the Dark Woods surround you. Filled with sounds that will bring your nerves beyond their limits and trust us Mother Nature is not on your side. 

Heated Indoor Maze- The largest heated indoor maze in the Twin Cities, some of you have walked it before, but not all have made it through. 

Harmony Department of corrections-A night in the slammer turns into a nightmare.

Hotel 666 - Wander through more than 25 horrifying rooms, with sights and sounds sure to leave anyone’s spine tingling with fear.

Grubbs Pest Control - Each room is full of creepy crawlers, roaches, flies, spiders and snakes and the Grubb's are anxious to delouse you!

Chuckles Pizzeria - Puts Chucky's to shame.  A 3D attraction makes the most of your hankerin' for a slice... of pizza.

Phantom’s Feast - NEW & Thrilling Dinner Entertainment!  Dark Carnival featuring Jim Cunningham

Costume Contest- Come to the Trail of Terror the weekend before Halloween, October 25-27, dressed in your best costume and participate in the Costume Contest.  Winners will receive Trail prizes sure to start your night off right! 


When: Select Thursdays – Sundays October 11 – 13, 17 – 20, 24 - 27

Gates open 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - rain or shine!


Where:  3525 145th Street West, Shakopee, MN 55379

*Located seven miles South of Shakopee, MN on Hwy 169



Cost:     General Admission…………….. $19.95


*Advanced purchase discount tickets online or at Walgreens.

*Advanced discount coupons available at participating Papa Murphy’s.                  


Visit our website, call 952-445-7361 or email us at


For more information contact: Katie Flakne, Marketing, 952-445-7361 or





Mid-America Festivals



2013 Dates:

Minnesota Renaissance Festival – August 17 – September 29, 2013

Michigan Renaissance Festival – August 17 – September 29, 2013

Kansas Renaissance Festival – August 31 - Oct. 13, 2013

Trail of Terror - Thurs. - Sun. in October

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Feb. 23 - April 7th, 2013