Paid Halloween Events in the Twin Cities

While there is tons of free Halloween fun in the Twin Cities, some events are worth paying for and may even be a good excuse for a road trip. Here we have gathered special family Halloween activities organized by regions of the Twin Cities metro area. All of these events require a fee and some require registration.

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crowd of people in costume at Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair

Tricks and Treats

Halloween for Everyone!
Valleyfair's Tricks and Treats is a gotta-be-there Halloween event packed with fun and family-friendly eeriness.
From little goblins to grown-up ghouls, everyone will find ghastly great things to do for Halloween. Plus, we’ve got skeleTONS of delicious seasonal treats, drinks and, of course, candy!
If that’s not fang-tastic enough, our most popular rides are open during the Halloween event to deliver the amazing thrills and chills found only at Valleyfair.
The event runs on Saturdays and Sundays, September 23 - October 29.
Save on tickets at Valleyfair.com.

Paid Halloween Activities For Kids

MULTIPLE TWIN CITIES LOCATIONS

Some companies with locations around the Twin Cities offer fun Halloween activities for families at more than one location.  We’ll list those here as they are announced.

MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL FAMILY-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Family Halloween activities offered at Minneapolis and St. Paul parks, museums and more.

Minneapolis Halloween Events

Ongoing: Frankenstein’s Laboratory Exhibit

Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Yes, this is a permanent exhibit that you can visit any time, but what better time than during the month of October? General Admission: $7-$13/pp. Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Ongoing: Autumn & Halloween  Crafting 

Heartfelt Crafts, 4306 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Heartfelt’s Autumn Craft selections include Halloween crafts. Prices vary by craft. Calling ahead to reserve space is recommended, walk-in space may be available.

October 14, 2023: Halloween Craft Party by Kidcreate Studio 

Pearl Park, 414 Diamond Lake Rd E, Minneapolis, MN, 55419
Dress up for this parent-child crafting class for kids ages 18 months to  6 years old. Make a haunted house keepsake with handprint ghosts. 12:30-4pm.$10-$15/child plus $9 supply fee. (Free Halloween event at Pearl Park 10/30/23).

October 14-15, 2023: Farmer Ken & Jan’s Pumpkin Patch 

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, 4200 Queen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Take a ride on a streetcar to the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are $7 apiece while supplies last. 12:30-4pm.$3/ride pp or $7/all day, under 3 free, pumpkins $6/each.

October 20-21, 2023: Kids at the Castle: Happy Halloween 

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Make a family visit to ASI on Friday or Saturday to celebrate Halloween. 9am-10am. $10/family.

October 21, 2023: Spooky Mini Transmission Dance Party 

American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Dress up and dance with DJ Jake Rudh during this family dance party. 10am-Noon. $15/family. Pre-Registration is encouraged.

October 21, 2023: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line’s Transylvania Trolley

4200 Queen Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55410
Non-scary Halloween trolley ride. Wear your costume and grab a treat. 12:30-4pm. $3/ride or $7/all day, under 3 ride free.

October 22, 2023: All Aboard Trick or Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, 4200 Queen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Ride the trolley, hear a story and get a treat in a quieter Halloween event than the main Trick or Trolley. 1, 2 & 3pm, regular fare applies.

October 25, 2023: Parent & Child-Halloween Candy Scene with Kidcreate Studio

Folwell Park, 1615 N Dowling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412.
For kids 5 to 12 with a parent, make a spooky graveyard scene made out of candy. 6:30-8pm. $30, registration required.

Find FREE Halloween Family Fun at Folwell Park, Oct 30, 2023.

October 26-30, 2023The Haunted Avalon: A Puppet Theatre Showcase

The Avalon Theater, 1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A a series of Halloween-themed puppet cabarets with thrills and chills at PG13 level. 7:30-9pm. Tickets: Adults .$35; Children $15.

October 27, 28, 29, and 31, 2023: Bare Bones Halloween Extravaganza

Midtown Greenway, 2828 11th Avenue S, Mpls, MN 55407,
The annual Halloween puppet extravaganza is back to its traditional glory. Dress warm and bring your own seating.  7pm-8pm. $20/pp recommended donation. Pre-purchased  and walk-up tickets available.

October 29, 2023: Trick or Trolley

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, 4200 Queen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Ride the trolley, hear a story and get a treat. 1, 2 & 3pm. $5/pp. Sells out fast. Pre-purchase tickets.

St Paul Halloween Events

Ongoing: See a Real Egyptian Mummy

Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102
The Science Museum’s Human Body exhibit featuring a real mummy, again, is a permanent exhibit that you can visit any time, but lends itself well to the Halloween season? Sunday-Thursday from 9am–5pm; Fridays & Saturdays 9am-8pm.
General Admission: $19.95-$29.95/pp.

October 21 & 28, 2023: Haunted Roundhouse

Jackson Street Roundhouse, 193 Pennsylvania Ave E, St Paul, MN 55130
All the fun of the Jackson Street Roundhouse (train rides, too) with a slightly spooky air plus smores & trick-or-treating. Choose an entrance time between 10am & 3pm. Tickets: $7-$15/pp or $45/family.

October 21 & 28, 2023: Spooky Trains – Night Trains

Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum, 668 Transfer Rd Ste. 8, St Paul, MN 55114
Night Trains begins with three Saturdays of “spooky trains” complete with treats. Costumes are welcome. 3-7pm. $15/pp age 4+.

October 27 & 28, 2023: Minnesota Children’s Museum Halloween Spooktacular

10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Trick-or-treat in the galleries, enjoy other themed activities, including a DJ dance party, games and play in the museum’s super fun exhibits. Admission includes a trick-or-treat bag and a night of not-so-scary Halloween fun as well as access to the museum galleries. Sign up for pre-sale tickets here.

October 28, 2023: Steampunk Trick-or-Treat Trail

Gibbs Farm, 2097 Larpenteur Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 5513
A 45-minute, family-friendly trail through a library of twisting stacks of books, past a traveling magician, through an apothecary where you will craft a potion and watch out for the sky pirates. Register for a time slot between 12pm-6pm. Kids 3+ $15; Kids 1-2 $5 and Adults $10.

October 29, 2023: Halloween Brunch 

Enjoy Pumpkin Pancakes, Devilled Eggs, Beet Tartine and Halloween-focused desserts. Wear a costume to trick-or-treat in the Chocolate Room. Age 13+: $65;  Under 1-12: $35. Reservations available10am-2pm.

TWIN CITIES NORTHWEST METRO FAMILY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Includes family Halloween activities in Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Dayton, Elk River, Fridley,  Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medina, Plymouth & St Anthony.

Anoka Halloween Events

October 16 & 23, 2023: Halloween Bingo Night 

Anoka American Legion, 400 W Main St, Anoka, MN 55303
Play Bingo for prizes as part of Anoka’s Halloween Capital of the World events. Costumes welcome. October 16 & 23; 6:15-8:30pm. 25¢ per card.

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October 20, 2023: Kids Fall Festival

Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St Francis Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55303
Not-so-scary haunted house, hayrides, free pumpkins, inflatables, entertainment, Kids’ games and activities. 11am-7pm. $10-$15/pp.

Blaine Halloween Events

October 20, 2023: Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt & Dance

Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Flashlight pumpkin hunt, outdoor dance, S’mores, Halloween games and a
costume contest. Fee includes a treat bag, one pumpkin, one craft, and refreshments. Registration required. 7-8:30pm. $20/pp.

Brooklyn Center Halloween Events

October 20, 2023Brooklyn Center Halloween Party 

Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center MN 55430
Ages 2-12 can trick-or-treat down the trail and boogie down at the amphitheater. 5:30-7:30pm. $2/child.

Brooklyn Park Halloween Events

October 27, 2023Ghostly Gala

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Enjoy pizza, games, prizes, music, dancing, and a costume contest! Pre-registration encouraged. Hosted by Reach for Resources. All ages & abilities welcomed. 5:30-8pm. $10 advance; $15 door.

October 28, 2023Trick-or-Treat Geocaching 

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Families with kids ages 4+ can learn the basics of geocaching than head out to search for hidden treasures and earn treats. Plus meat live animals, try slacklining and show off your costumes. 10am-Noon. Pre-registration required: $6/pp.

Fridley Halloween Events

October 21, 2023Pumpkin Night in the Park

Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432
Enchanted trails, costumed characters, kids dance, glowing pumpkins, and food. This year, there will be no option to purchase gate admission. 5-9pm. $12/pp.
 

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Maple Grove Halloween Events

October 21, 2023Halloween Family Fun Day

Weaver Lake Park, 8591 Co Road 101, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Kids ages 8 & under, please. Grab your costumes and get ready for this annual Halloween party in the park. 12:30-2pm & 2:30-4pm. $6/child. Learn more and register here.

October 28, 2023Big Woods Halloween

Eastman Nature Center, 3351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Family fun includes a Halloween trail walk, bone bingo, a bubbling cauldron, games, photo ops and a bonfire. Attendees can learn about creatures of the night, and take the skulls and bones challenge. Costumes encouraged and refreshments included in fee. Reservation for specific start time required by two days prior. 10am-2:45pm. $8/pp. 

October 30, 2023My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades – Halloween Fun

Eastman Nature Center, 3351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Perfect for kids ages 3-5, families will watch a puppet show than head outside to explore the park trails. Registration required. 10am-11am. $5/pp. 

Maple Plain Halloween Events

October 29, 2023: Geocaching for Treats

Baker Outdoor Learning Center, 4001 County Road 24, Maple Plain MN 55359
Families and their kids 5 years & up can geocache through the woods for treats. 3-5pm, $8/pp. Registration required by Oct. 27.

Medina Halloween With Horses

October 21, 2023: We Can Ride – Trick or Trot

We Can Ride, 4301 County Road 24, Medina MN 
The Halloween party includes therapy horses, hayrides, a horse costume contest, trick-or-treating with ponies, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, an obstacle course and bounce house. $35/family.

New Hope Halloween Events

October 7, 2023Trick-or-Trot and Transylvania 

New Hope Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427
Trick-or-treat on trails lit by colorful lights, pumpkin painting, carnival games, DJ and scavenger hunt. Party: 4:30-6:30pm. Viewing of Hotel Transylvania 3 at 6:30 pm. $10/child.

Plymouth Halloween Events

October 28, 2023Halloween Geocaching 

French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441
A geocaching adventure for all ages. Search for hidden surprises and  treats. 2pm-3:30pm. Pre-registration required: $8/pp.

TWIN CITIES NORTHEAST METRO FAMILY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Includes family Halloween activities in Lake Elmo, Lino Lakes, Maplewood, Roseville, Shafer, Shoreview, Stillwater, White Bear Lake & Wyoming.

Lino Lakes Halloween Events

October 27, 2023: Little Goblins Costume Party

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
For kids 8 and under, carnival games, crafts, refreshments and photo opps. Costumes encouraged. Pre-registration required. 6:30-8pm. $10/pp plus tax.

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Mounds View Halloween Fun

October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023Tommy’s Tunnel of Terror! Haunted Car Wash

Tommy’s Express Car Wash, 2525 Mounds View Blvd, Mounds View MN 55112
Multi-task your car wash and Halloween scare by taking a drive thru the haunted tunnel car wash. 6-10pm, $20/vehicle. Watch a video preview here.

Roseville Halloween Fun for the Family

October 28, 2023: Halloween Spook-Tacular

Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113
Live owls with Wildlife Science Center, Barrel train rides by Kaptain Kirby, Indoor Halloween craft, Trunk & Treat organized by Calvary Church youth, Free refreshments. 1-4pm. $8/child, registration required.

Shoreview Halloween 

October 28, 2023: Boo Bash

McCullough Park, 955 County Road I Shoreview, MN 55126
Family trick-or-treating, hayrides, spooky trail, bonfire with s’mores and photo ops. 3pm-4:30pm or 5pm-6:30pm. $8/pp. Register by 10/23/23.

White Bear Lake Halloween Events

October 28, 2023: Tamarack Trick or Treat

Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Rd. White Bear Township, MN 55110
A low-key, non-scary event for kids pre-k through elementary with a parent. Play in Discovery Hollow, see live animals, participate in games and activities and get treats. Activities take approximately 75 minutes to complete. Times every 20 minutes, 3-4pm. $7.50/child, $3.25/adult, registration required. 

Wyoming Family Events

October 28-29, 2023: Halloween Party Weekend

Pinehaven Farm, 28186 Kettle River Blvd N, Wyoming, MN 55092
Captain Jack Sparrow will be wondering the farm. Kids can trick or treat around the farm in addition to all the usual fun – dinosaurs hidden throughout the farm, tug-of-war, corn pit, pedal trikes, barrel broncos, gem mining (extra), grain train, ziplining, superslides, mobile chicken truck, parent-child swings, corn maze, pumpkin picking and tractor climbing. 10am-6pm. Admission: $17/pp.

SOUTHEAST METRO FAMILY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Includes family Halloween activities in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota, West St Paul and Woodbury.

Apple Valley Halloween Events

September 30 – November 4, 2023: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
A trail through an enchanted forest features over 5,000 illuminated and creatively carved pumpkins while a variety of musical vignettes and fog create a seasonal back drop for this family friendly fall outing. $14-$24/pp, discount for members.

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Burnsville Halloween Events

October 27, 2023: Halloween Fest

Nicollet Commons, 12550 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN, 55337
Family-friendly event includes an illuminated trick-or-treat trail, family entertainment and candy. Wear a costume. 6pm-8pm. $5/pp.

October 27, 2023Glow Golf at Birnamwood Golf Course

Birnamwood Golf Course, 12424 Parkwood Drive,  Burnsville, MN, 55337
Includes a round with glow-in-the-dark golf balls and glow sticks, as well as a brat and hot chocolate. 6:30 – 9 p.m. with tee times every 10 minutes. $20 per golfer. Register by stopping into the clubhouse or calling 952-641-1370.

October 28, 2023: Parents Night Out: Costume Contest & Pizza Party 

IGM Gymnastics, 12117 Riverwood Drive Burnsville, MN 55337
Kids can participate in pumpkin decorating, bingo trick-or-treating and more while parents take a night out. 6:30-9:30pm.

Cottage Grove Halloween Events

October Weekends: Zywiec’s Fall Fun Fest

Zywiec’s Garden Center, 10900 E. Pt. Douglas Rd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Choose Halloween activities ala carte or as a package: lights-on haunted house tour, pumpkin painting, sand and spin art. Plus FREE hayrides, coloring sheets and goats to pet. October weekends & Thurs-Fri of MEA. $24/package price or $6-$9 per activity.

October 28, 2023: Halloween Extravaganza

Shepard Farm, 8946 70th Street S, Cottage Grove MN 55016
Trick-or-treat in the woods, take a hayride, play field games, watch silly science skits, meet live critters and warm up at the bonfire. 12-4pm. $8-$10/pp.

Eagan Halloween Events

October 28, 2023: Eagan Halloween Trail Walk

Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Circle, Eagan MN 55121
Dress up and trick or treat through Legends Crossing at Viking Lakes. Other stations will include music and Halloween-themed games. Dress for an all-weather, outdoor event. 11am-2pm. $6/child; Adults Free with food donation

Inver Grove Heights Halloween Events

October 27, 2023: Ghostly Gathering 

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Family-friendly, non-scary event for kids ages 4-12, with trick-or-treating, activities, photo booth and a DJ. Pre-registration is required. 5:30-7:30pm. $8/child.

October 28, 2023: Scary Skate 

Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Open Skate with costumes. 6:30-8pm. $6/non-CC members plus $2/skate rental.

Lakeville Halloween Events

October 28, 2023: Haunted Forest

Steve Michaud Park, 17100 Ipava Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Trick-or-treat through a maze made for little kids. Bigger kids can explore a Haunted Forest Trail, watch a Haunted Bonfire Puppet Show, go on a Haunted Hayride and grab a free pumpkin, Concessions available. Pay at the entrance or register online. 5:30-8pm. $5/pp ($20 family max).

Woodbury Halloween Events

October 14, 2023: Halloween Hoopla  

Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Search for a mini pumpkin to decorate, tick-or-treat, play Halloween games, a photo booth and costume prizes! Ages 3-12. 3-5pm. $15/child

Returning in 2024: Autumn Harvest at Dakota City

Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Dakota City took last year off from the Autumn Harvest. Watch for 2023 Details TBA.

SOUTHWEST METRO FAMILY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

Includes family Halloween activities and attractions in Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetrista, Prior Lake, Richfield, Savage, Shakopee, St Louis Park & Victoria.

Bloomington Halloween Events

Now through October 31, 2023: Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Haunt Town 

Crayola Experience, Mall of America, 300 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425
Halloween themed activities, including on-site trick-or-treating and more. Daily, 10am-6pm, $27.00 online. 

October 28, 2023: Beyond the Grave Rave Event at Museum of Illusions 

Museum of Illusion, Mall of America, E Broadway 60, Bloomington, MN 55425
Museum of Illusions MOA exhibits will undergo a Halloween makeover, creating haunting photo backdrops for all guests. Costumes are highly encouraged and guests receive two tickets to the beverage bar for a Halloween-themed mocktail. Scare up some moves and dance the fright away with a live DJ for the evening. 7-9pm, Tickets: $24 online

Chanhassen Family Halloween

October 26, 2024 Halloween Party 

Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Trick-or-treating, carnival games, hayrides, magic show, face painting and refreshments. Pre-register for this event. 2024 Details TBA.

Chaska Halloween Events

September 16-October 31, 2023: Scarecrows in the Garden 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Tour the scarecrows created by Bachman’s scarecrow experts. Included with Arboretum admission of $15/Ages 16+; free 15 & under. Reserve tickets online. Scarecrow made from broom with red nose, a big smile and a bowtie.

Image courtesy Landscape Arboretum. Photo by Liz Potasek

October 14, 2023: Halloween Trail of Fun

Chaska Athletic Park, 725 W 1st St, Chaska, MN 55318
Roast s’mores, try pumpkin archery, listen to music, play games, participate in pumpkin carving contest. Hayrides are an additional fee and require separate registration. 5-8pm. $5/pp ($8 includes hayride). 

Eden Prairie Halloween Fun

October 13, 2023: Pumpkin Splash

Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Pick a poolside pumpkin, decorate it, and then go swimming. Register each child. Adults must be with kids under 8 in pool. 5:30-7pm. $15/child.
 Registration required.

October 21, 2023: Pumpkins at Staring Lake

Staring Lake Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Learn about the history of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns before carving your own in this parent/child class. 6:30-8:30pm, $12/child.
 Registration required.

October 28, 2023: Not-So-Scary Nature Trail

Staring Lake Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347.
Learn about all the not-so-scary things associated with Halloween. Walk the lantern-lit trail and learn about bats, owls, snakes, eagles and so much more while collecting a snack or Halloween candy at each station. 6-8pm, register for a timeslot.

Edina Halloween Events

October 26, 2023: HalloBoo Trick-or-Treat Trail

Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435.
Trick-or-treating, games and family fun throughout Adventure Peak and the Great Hall. 4-5:30pm or 5:30-7pm, $10/child. Registration required.

Excelsior Family Halloween Events

October 21, 2023: Excelsior Streetcar Line Fantastically Spooky Ghost Trolley

Water Street and George Street, Excelsior, MN 55331
This trolley ride is suitable for all family members. 6-9pm, $4/pp. EVENT CANCELLED.

October 22, 2023: Excelsior Streetcar Line Trolleyween

Trolley ride, storytime and a Halloween treat. 1:30 & 2:30pm, $5/pp. Sells out fast. EVENT CANCELLED.

Minnetrista Halloween Activities

October 29, 2023: Minnetonka Orchards Boo Bash

6480 County Rd 26, Minnetrista, MN 55364
Kids are encouraged to come in costume to trick-or-treat around the orchard, bouncy house, DJ dance party, games and  prizes, and pumpkin decorating. 12-5pm, $7-$10/pp.

Richfield Halloween Events

October 21, 2023: Half-Haunted Halloween

Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield 55423
Stations include the trick or treat trail, a magician, games and a barn dance.  1-5pm. $6/pp. Advance registrations only.

October 29, 2023: Old-Fashioned Halloween Party 

Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield MN 55432
A Sunday Special Halloween program with old-fashioned games, a creepy-crawly scavenger hunt and old-time refreshments. Wear a costume! Limited spaces, pre-registration encouraged. 1-3pm, $5/pp.

St Louis Park Halloween Events

October 20-21, 2023: Westwood Nature Center Annual Halloween Party

Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W Franklin Ave, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Come in costumes and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. 6:30-9:00pm. $11-$13/pp, pre-registration required.

October 28, 2023: Havoc and the Pavek

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, 3517 Raleigh Avenue St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Celebrate Pavek’s 35th anniversary and the 85th anniversary of the broadcast of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio drama with a day of family fun. Decode an alien message with clues hidden around the museum. 10am-5pm, timed tickets required. $10-$15/pp. 

Savage Halloween Fun

October 21, 2023: Savage Halloween Bash

Savage Sports Center, 13450 Dakota Ave S, Savage, MN 55378
Horse-drawn wagon rides, food, music, games, inflatables, and of course candy.  Wear your costume! This event happens rain, snow, or shine. $8/pp with pre-registration $10/door. 5pm-8pm.

October 29, 2023: Halloween Geocaching

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Blvd, Savage, MN 55378
An all ages geocaching adventure with Halloween surprises and treats. 1-2:30pm. $8/pp, pre-registration required. 

Shakopee Halloween Events

September 16-October 29, 2023: Severs Fall Festival 

3121 150th Street West, Shakopee
One of the Twin Cities’ largest Fall Festivals complete with pumpkin patch.
Reserve tickets online. $17/pp.

September 30-October 29, 2023: Valleyfair Tricks & Treats

Valleyfair, 1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379
Back in 2023, Tricks & Treats replaces the Great Pumpkin Festival and Valleyscare Halloween Haunt. This is an all-ages festival and Halloween party with very low spook-factor. Included with daily park admission or season pass. Find tickets here. Friday 5-9pm, Sat 12-pm & Sun 12-8pm.

October 28, 2023: Pumpkin Derby 

Huber Park, 150 Fillmore St N, Shakopee, MN 55379
Take your soapbox derby to a new level with pumpkin racers. Build a pumpkin derby racer and compete in this unique race. Prices for fastest and most creative entries. Kits are available.
11am-2pm, $20/pumpkin racer. Pre-registration required. 

Victoria Halloween Events

October 28, 2023: Enchanted Forest Halloween

Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Nature Center Dr, Victoria, MN 55386
This all-ages, outdoor Halloween event includes scare-crow alley, the pumpkin king, an enchanted treat trail and more family fun. 4:30-8:30pm. $8/pp.6

ROAD TRIP HALLOWEEN EVENTS

October 7, 2023: Harvest Howl 

Wildlife Science Center | Stacy
Live animal demos, American Indian demonstrations, pumpkin painting contests, kids games and more. 11am-4pm. $15/adults, $10/kids.

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October 20-22, 2023: Pumpkin Express Train Rides 

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway | Osceola, WI
Last train leaves Dresser, to return to Osceola, at 4pm. Free pumpkins for kids, games and rides, music and performances included w/ tickets. 9:30am -1:30pm on the hour. Tickets: $25-$30, Age 2 and under: FREE.

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2 thoughts on “Paid Halloween Events in the Twin Cities”

  1. Halloween at the Lake, Oct. 25 at Parkers Lake Playfield, 15500 County Road 6. Costumes are encouraged at this free event.

    Inflatables
    Food trucks
    Pumpkin bowling
    Pumpkin golf
    Bingo
    An apple launcher
    Treat stations
    Public safety vehicles for children to view
    Sensory station for hands-on fun.
    Food trucks.

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