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 late October
Afton Apple Orchard

Enjoy and explore the 200+ acres, producing Minnesota grown of apples and huge pumpkins. Venture into the 15-acre corn maze or take a hayride into the orchard for apple picking! Don't miss their apple festival September 29th & 30th, Oct 6th & 7th, and 13th & 14th, 2018!

The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 22nd-October 28th, 2018
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 Haybale Maze, Sally's Craft Corner, the Great Pumpkin Parade and more!

Valleyscare Halloween Haunt

Nights of: 
September 22nd, 28th and 29th, 2018
October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 18th-20th, 26th and 27th


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.

Wabasha Street Cave Tours

Lost Souls Tour: Sundays from September 23rd-October 28th
Ghosts & Graves: 
October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 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.

Scream Town

Weekends and select weeknights September 28th-November 3rd
Scream Town, Chaska MN

8 scary attractions including Crop Spawn, Phobia House, Ludicrous Labyrinth, Zombie Apocalypse CDC, Circus Asylum, and more.

Wheel Fun Rentals' Veterans Memorial Park Pumpkin Patch

September 29th-October 28th
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am-sunset
Veterans Memorial Park, Richfield, MN

The Richfield Pumpkin Patch by Wheel Fun Rentals is the place to go for fall fun! Enjoy hay rides, inflatable and regular games, a picture station, food and more! The pumpkin patch is the perfect fall activity to enjoy with the entire family!

300 Clifton Candlelight Tour 2018

Wednesdays in October (starting October 3rd)
7:00pm and 8:00pm 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!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 4th-31st, 2018
Sunday - Thursday: 7pm-10pm 
Friday and Saturday: 7pm-11pm
The Minnesota Zoo

The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will make its debut at the Minnesota Zoo this October 2018! 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! Tickets range from $12-$18.

The Haunted Basement

Friday - Sunday, October 5th-14th, 2018
Thursday - Sunday, October 18th-28th, 2018
Wednesday, October 31st
2010 East Hennepin Avenue

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 5th)
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 28th from noon-4:00pm

Hocus Pocus Bar Crawl

October 6th, 2018
Starts at The Pourhouse
 and continues to other bars as the day goes on

A muck? A muck, a muck! Spend the first Saturday of October celebrating one of the most widely-favorited movies of all time! Pick a team (Sarah Sanderson, Winifred Sanderson, Mary Sanderson, or Thackery Binx), dress up as your favorite character and hit downtown bars. Drag performances, trivia and dance parties are sure to make an appearance at one bar or another. Tickets are 21+!

Zombie Pub Crawl

October 13th, 2018
Northeast Minneapolis Brewery District

Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands upon 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. In 2018, after more than a decade in other neighborhoods, the horde will crawl back to where it all began. Get your tickets today!

Trail of Terror

October 13-29, 2017
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 Crystal Caverns are just a few scream-worthy features. For the easily frightened, the Obsta-Killer Course and Shakespearean Nightmare Escape Room are a few options. Try Zombie Paintball Fridays - Sundays or The Running Dead 5K (Oct. 20th)! The front gate and box office close at 11:00pm on Friday and Saturdays and 10:00pm on Sundays. Get your tickets online now!

Kick-Or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 17th-22nd, 2018
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.

TERRORWORLD Haunted Attraction

October 17th-November 3rd, 2018
Opens at 7:00pm
3300 5th St. Northeast, Minneapolis

Now nestled in Northeast Minneapolis, this haunted house is in a huge warehouse filled with the vilest of nightmares. Evil lurks behind every corner for 17 days straight. Heart problems, pregnant women, or people who suffer from seizures are not recommended to enter. No kids under 14. If you can’t handle evil and fear directly in your face, then this may not be for you. A live DJ a pro BMX show is featured every night with professional X Games riders entertaining the line.

Twin Cities Horror Festival

October 25th-November 4th, 2018
The Southern Theater

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

Psycho (1960 35mm)

October 25th, 2018
The Parkway Theater

Watch this masterpiece in all its glory! Prepare yourself for Halloween with the  tension-filled and horrifying tale of psychological suspense.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

October 26th-28th, 2018
Times vary
Orchestra Hall

Relive the magic of your favorite saga with the Minnesota Orchestra. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

Monster Dash Marathon, 10L & 5K

October 27th, 2018
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!

Addams Family Drag Brunch

October 27th, 2018
Union Rooftop

They're creepy and they're kooky...! Get your Halloween drag brunch on with the Addams Family - costumes are encouraged!

Anoka Grand Day Parade

October 27th, 2018
Main Street and Fifth Avenue, Anoka, MN

Join Halloween enthusiasts as they celebrate 98 years as Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ at the largest parade in the state!

The Dinner Detective Halloween Show

October 27th, 2018
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  Just beware.  The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 27th-29th, 2018
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!

3 Level Halloween Party at Union Bar & Grill

October 27th, 2018
Union Rooftop

Their annual Halloween party is back! All three levels of Union Rooftop and Rev Ultra Lounge will be open and decorated according to the theme: Nightmare on Union Street.

300 Clifton: Paranormal Overnight

October 31st, 2018
300 Clifton

Don't be lulled by the splendor of the gardens or the fine furnishings. Rumors abound of dark events of the past which are linked to other-worldly phenomena of today. Is 300 Clifton haunted? For the first time ever, an experienced paranormal society will attempt to answer this question, and YOU can be special guests in the investigation. 

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

October 31st, 2018
First Avenue Main Room

This 18+ party is sure to get you out of the house on a Wednesday! Dress up and attend the best Halloween Party in town, presented by City Pages. Get your tickets today!