Halloween Happenings

Get ready to experience creepy, crawly, eerie, ghoulish and frightening Halloween fun in Minneapolis! You can get your fix of all things Halloween at our haunted houses, pumpkin patches and several miles of corn mazes. And don't forget about the Zombies. There are lots and lots of Zombies.

While you're here, be sure to check out the Halloween Capital of the World, Anoka, MN!

Afton Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch

Now open 7 days a week through Halloween
Afton Apple Orchard

Enjoy and explore the 250+ acres, producing Minnesota grown of apples, pumpkins, strawberries and raspberries. Venture into the 15-acre corn maze or take a hayride into the orchard for apple picking! Don't miss their apple festival September 28th & 29th, Oct 5th & 6th, and 12th & 13th, 2019! General admission is $5 for ages 5 and older, and $4 for ages 4 and under.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 21st - October 27th, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays only

During the day, tiny terrors can join Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang for some not-so-scary Halloween activities for kids at The Great Pumpkin Fest! Enjoy your favorite rides, live entertainment and great fall activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest including Trick or Treat Street, Peppermint Patty's Corn Maze, Sally's Craft Corner, the Great Pumpkin Parade and more!

Valleyscare Halloween Haunt

Nights of:
September 21st, 28th, 2018
October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 17th-19th, 25th and 26th


On select nights, the fun takes a terrifying turn as Valleyfair transforms into ValleySCARE, the upper Midwest’s largest Halloween attraction. With more than 75 rides, haunted mazes, scare zones and monsters prowling the park, there is something to satisfy everyone’s devilish desire. Not for the faint of heart! Note: Halloween Haunt activities are “Rated PG-13” and not intended for kids under 13 years of age.

Scream Town

Weekends and select weeknights September 28th - November 2nd
Scream Town, Chaska MN

7 scary attractions including Crop Spawn, Santa's Slay, Ludicrous Labyrinth, Zombie Apocalypse CDC, Circus Asylum, and more.

Wabasha Street Cave Tours

Lost Souls Tour: Sundays from September 29th - October 27th
Ghosts & Graves:
October 4th, 5th, 11th-13th,18th-20th and 25th-30th
Times vary for both tours
Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Wabasha Street Cave tours like the Lost Souls Tour and Ghosts & Graves Tours. There are walking and bus tours that include stories of haunted sites, murders and cave visits.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 1st - November 3rd, 2019
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 7:00pm-11:00pm
The Minnesota Zoo

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back for a second year at the Minnesota Zoo! An enchanted forest, nestled in the heart of the Zoo, plays host to this strolling exhibit. The trail features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins of all different sizes, shapes and faces creatively carved and displayed from ground to tree-top. A variety of musical vignettes and fog make the perfect back drop for a special date night or family-friendly, fall outing!

300 Clifton Candlelight Tour 2018

Wednesdays in October
(starting October 2nd)
7:00pm tours
300 Clifton

Learn the history of Clifton Avenue and possibly meet the ghost of one of the Carpenter family's chambermaids, Gertrude. Walk through the main mansion, grounds, and carriage house, all in the most comfortable way possible: in the dark, of course. Every tour at 300 Clifton includes loads of history on the house and neighborhood, but only in the Candlelight Tour do you get to tour the creepy parts of the house and hear the stories of the ghosts of 300 Clifton, and maybe even experience contact with the other side!

The Haunted Basement

Dates differ based on ticket category
(starting October 3rd)
Rosedale Shopping Center

Prepare yourself for an immersive theater experience at the Haunted Basement. You may get very messy, you may have to crawl, and you may find yourself in a confined space with something horrible. So, maybe leave your nice clothes at home.

Fright Farm Haunted House

Friday and Saturday nights in October
(starting October 4th)
And Halloween night
Fright Farm in Maplewood, MN

Fright Farm is the top haunted attraction in the area and can be frequently found on "Best of" lists for Halloween, fall, and haunted attraction activities in Minnesota. Join the Low Scare event, a tamer version of the haunted house for younger children and the faint of heart of all ages, on October 27th from noon-4:00pm

Trail of Terror

October 11th-26th/20th & 27th, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00pm - 12:30am
Sundays, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Shakpoee, MN

Choose from spine-chilling or scare-free attractions! The Wicked Woods Walk, Maze of Mayhem, Chuckle's Pizzeria and Bozo Bash are just a few scream-worthy features. For the easily frightened, the Pumpkin Crossbow Smash and Shakespearean Nightmare Escape Room are a few options. Try Zombie Paintball Fridays - Sundays or The Running Dead 5K (Oct. 19th)! The front gate and box office close at 11:00pm on Friday and Saturdays and 10:00pm on Sundays. Get your tickets online now!

Zombie Pub Crawl

October 12th, 2019
Downtown Minneapolis

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands of undead souls into the streets, bars, and taprooms of Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. Costumes encouraged—the gorier, the better! Featuring three outdoor stages, dozens of food trucks, tons of great live music, the World Brain-Eating Championships, carnival rides and games, and so much more. It all began when 150 zombies got together in Northeast Minneapolis in 2005. Get your tickets today!

Midnight Madness: Halloween (1978)

October 18th, 2019

For horror movie lovers, watch John Carpenter's Halloween on the big screen to kick off the last few weeks of spooky season!

Kick-Or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 22nd-27th, 2019
National Sports Center

Join the NSC's tenth annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play.

Twin Cities Horror Festival

October 24th - November 3rd, 2019
The Southern Theater

11 terrifying days of theater, dance, music, and film at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

October 25th-27th, 2019
Orchestra Hall

Head back to Hogwarts™ and bring on the dragons, as Harry Potter™ is picked by the Goblet of Fire™ to compete in the Triwizard Tournament! The Minnesota Orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s inspiring full score while Harry, his friends and He Who Must Not Be Named™ soar across the big screen in a truly magical immersive experience.

Monster Dash Marathon, 10L & 5K

October 26th, 2019
Races begin at 8:30am
St. Paul

The Monster Dash course in St. Paul is fast, beautiful and entertaining. Challenge yourself to run the distance in costume and you could be the winner of the Monster Dash Costume Contest. Be sure to stay afterwards for the Post-Race Party!

Anoka Grande Day Parade

October 26th, 2019
Main Street and Fifth Avenue, Anoka, MN

Join Halloween enthusiasts as they celebrate 99 years as Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ at the largest parade in the state!

Halloween Spooktacular

October 26th-28th, 2019
Saturday & Sunday 6:00-9:00pm | Monday 10:00am–1:00pm
Minnesota Children's Museum

Kids and families are invited to wear their costumes, trick-or-treat and take part in other Halloween-themed activities. Price includes museum admission, trick-or-treat bag and a light snack!

Hewing's Haunted Halloween

October 26th, 2019
Hewing Hotel

With over 100 years of history inside the historic Jackson building, there's no better place to celebrate the most frightful night of the year than the haunted Hewing Hotel for their first annual Halloween party. They'll be featuring spooky good music by DJ Michael Todd Grey all night long with signature cauldron cocktails available for purchase.Bring your favorite ghouls and dress in your Halloween best - costumes encouraged.

Uptown Halloween 2019

October 26th, 2019
Urban Eatery

One of the best costume parties in Minneapolis! Featuring live DJs, EDM and Hip Hop hits, and memories to last you until next year. This is a 21+ event.

Halloween Boo Bash

October 31st, 2019
Tiny Diner

Stop by Tiny Diner on Halloween night for a family-friendly party, monster-themed games, bonfires or healthy snacks while you are trick-o-treating. They'll also have family dinner specials all night in case your little monsters get hungry. Need a last minute costume? Make a mask or superhero cape with the wonderful volunteers from Mobile Menders!

Halloween (1978 Digital)

October 31st, 2019
The Parkway Theater

You've got another opportunity to watch Halloween, this time on Halloween! No better way to spend the spookiest holiday of the year!

Goosebumps: 90's Halloween Party

October 31st, 2019
honey mpls

What goes bump in the night? Join Flip Phone for an all 90's night in Northeast Minneapolis! At midnight the costume contest will be held (costumes do not need to be from the 90s). The event is 21+ and a $10 cover at the door.

Dark Energy presents: Fright Night // Halloween

October 31st, 2019
Loring Bar & Restaurant

Fright Night is jam packed with everything to make your spine crawl and all your senses tingle. It'll be a KILLER good time! The event is 18+ with a cover.

Latinx Halloween Party 2019 at Union Rooftop

October 31st, 2019
Union Rooftop

Dress up with your favorite costume and dance the night away with best view of downtown Minneapolis! This is a 21+ event with a cover.

Dia de los Muertos Concert / Festival de las Calaveras

November 2nd, 2019
La Doña Cervecería

Tlalnepantla Arts invites you to Festival de las Calaveras Dia de los Muertos Concert. Enjoy local Twin Cities bands, Palabristas Spoken Word Collective, Mexica Yollotl Aztec Dance, VJ Nolan Morice and a visual arts exhibition!

Dark Arts Festival 2019

November 3rd, 2019
A-Mill Artist Lofts

Don’t put away your Halloween costumes - the celebration doesn’t finish for the creatures of the night and everyone is just warming up for the cold winter with all the spooky fun! A variety of local artists, vendors and musicians will be presenting their dark and mystical creations at this family friendly event in A-Mill artist lofts!