*These trick-or-treat sites have been updated for 2017. Leave us a comment if you know of other events.
In the event that you’re looking for one more place your child can stretch the use of their Halloween costume (and, yes, collect some goodies), several local grocery stores are offering trick-or-treating and other activities in the upcoming weeks:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Event: Edina location. Come meet the cast of Stages Theater’s production of Spookley! Create Pumpkin Crafts. Trick or Treat in the Store. Face Painting. When: Sun, Oct 22 • 10am-12pm.
Jerry’s Foods Halloween Creepy Crawl: Woodbury & Eden Prairie locations. Trick-or-treat around the store with a re-usable bag to tote your loot! Plus Halloween crafts, scavenger hunts and face painting. When: Sat, Oct 28 • 11am-1pm.
Halloween Party at HyVee: Lakeville location. Cookie and pumpkin decorating, coloring and trick-or-treating around the store.. When: Sat, Oct 21 • 1-3pm (Check your local HyVee’s facebook page for other events).
Lunds & Byerly’s Boo Blast and Fall Festival: at the Metro locations listed below. Dress up, troll for treats and enjoy other activities.
- Sat, Oct 21 • Edina Boo Blast (10am-1pm)
- Tues, Oct 24 • Boo Blast at Richfield, Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, France Ave, Glen Lake, Golden Valley, Roseville (4-7pm); NE Mpls Fall Festival (4-7pm)
- Thurs, Oct 26 • Boo Blast at Burnsville, Eagan, Highland, Maple Grove & Minnetonka locations (4-7pm) (Also Navarre & St. Cloud)
- Fri, Oct 27 • Downtown St. Paul Fall Festival (4-7pm)
- Sat, Oct 28 • Fall Festival at Plymouth (11am-3pm) & Boo Blast Wayzata (11am-3pm) and Prior Lake (11am-2pm)
- Mon, Oct 30 • Boo Blast at Ridgedale & Woodbury (4pm-7pm)
Trick-or-Treat at Midtown Global Market: Participating market vendors will be handing out treats. When: Tues, Oct 31 • 5-7pm.
No Tricks, Only Treats at Village of Blaine Shopping Center: Trick or Treat event. Free candy bags while supplies last. When: Tues, Oct 28 • 11am-1pm.
Spooky Pumpkin Party at Calhoun Square: Join In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre and Baby Little One on a spooky Halloween Adventure that’s fun for the whole family! Puppet shows at 10am and noon, with a “make-and-take” activity in the middle! Come in costume and trick-or-treat at Calhoun Square after the shows! When: Tue, October 31 2017 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Any one of these events could be a great alternative if you’ve got little ones that aren’t quite ready to head out after dark on Halloween night (and I can say, from experience, these stores offer some healthier alternatives to candy!).