Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: October 30-31, 2021

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

October 26-27, 2019

Though Halloween just had to go and fall on a Thursday this year, there is no shortage of not-so-spooky family events filling up the weekend prior. Pick your poison – do you want to trick-or-treat? Still hunting for that perfect pumpkin to carve up? How about a fall hayride? We’ve got bunches of ideas for the weekend and beyond on our Family Fun Calendar or browse our ultimate Twin Cities Halloween Guide.October Weekend Family Fun

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Fri, Oct 25 & Sat, Oct 26: Ghost Trolley | Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis. 6:30-9pm, $4/pp, under 3 free, appropriate for most ages.

Sat, Oct 26: Afton’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail | St Croix Trail through Afton
Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies. 10am-2pm, FREE.

Sat, Oct 26: Bruentrup Boo Bash | Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood
Live animals from the MN Raptor Center, puppet show, wagon rides, sensory scavenger hunt, concessions available for purchase. Dress for the weather. 1-3pm, FREE.

Sat, Oct 26: Thrill Kenwood | Kenwood Park, Minneapolis
A worldwide family friendly Zombie Party and Dance with zombie caricatures, makeup artisty, and more! Thriller Dance around the globe at 5. 3-6pm, FREE.

Sun, Oct 27: Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival | Landmark Center, St Paul
Get out your costumes for a parade, treats, storytelling and a performance by the Teddy Bear Band. 1-3pm, FREE.

This is only the beginning! Our Guide to Twin Cities Halloween Fun is currently bursting with places to get more wear out of those cute Halloween costumes! Some of them include collecting treats at low-key venues such as these 10 Spots to Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls and Trick-or-Treating at Twin Cities Grocery Stores and Markets.

PUMPKIN PATCH PICK: Pleasant Valley Orchard, Shafer

Pleasant Valley Orchard hosts 12 Days of Halloween Oct 20-Halloween with special not-so-spooky activities, free pumpkins with purchase of a hayride to the patch (this weekend only) and fall apples available.

October Weekend Family Fun


Sat, Oct 26: Gibbs Farm Halloween | Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights
Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween with popcorn balls, a penny scramble, trick-or-treating at the farmhouse, storytelling and more. 10am-4pm, $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5 ages 3+.

Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27: Twin Cities Harvest Maze & Festival | Brooklyn Park
Minnesota’s largest corn maze and a whole crop of other classic fall festival activities: jump in the corn pit, take a hayride, meet some animals, run through the hay bales and lots more. A $12 wristband is all you need for most of the fun. This is the final weekend of the season.


Sat, Oct 26: Pumpkin Fest 2019 | 50th & France, Edina
Enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses starting at 10am (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please), kids activities, horse-drawn trolley rides, a cake walk, and costume contest. FREE.

Sat, Oct 26: Lunds & Byerly’s Boo Blast and Fall Festival | Dress up, troll for treats and enjoy other activities. Fall Festivals at Downtown Minneapolis (11am-2pm), Northeast (11am-3pm) & Plymouth (11am-3pm). Boo Blast at Wayzata & Prior Lake  (11am-3pm).

Sun, Oct 27: 2nd Annual HERO-ween | The Firefighters Hall & Museum, Minneapolis
Indoor trick-or-treating in the museum and meet some local HEROs from Fire, Police and Paramedics!  Dress in costume or just come to visit. Meet HEROs, ask questions and take some photos with local First Responders. 1-4pm, FREE.

Tons and tons of FREE trick-or-treating options going on this weekend. Makes our teeth hurt just writing about it! See our lists below for events are local grocery stores like Hy-Vee, Cub, Kowalskis, Lunds & Byerlys and Jerry’s Foods and also shopping malls and districts. Grab your costumes and get ready.



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