Minneapolis Halloween Events
It’s the season for ghouls, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night, and if you’re ready to get your fright on, Minneapolis won’t let you down. Anyone living in one of the homes in Minneapolis MN and the surrounding area has easy access to fantastic Halloween events, with something for every age. Whether pumpkin patches are more your speed or you prefer a hands-on haunted basement, you won’t be disappointed.
Who says you have to get dressed up to go to the theater? At The Haunted Basement, an immersive theater experience, you’ll probably want to wear your worst clothes. You could easily find yourself crawling through who knows what and hiding out in small spaces with something creepy. This fright fest takes place Friday through Sunday, October 5-14, Thursday through Sunday, October 18-28, and Wednesday, October 31 at 2010 East Hennepin Avenue.
On the other hand, if Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are more to your taste, don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Fest every Saturday and Sunday through October 28 at Valleyfair. Young and old will enjoy hanging out with the characters on Trick or Treat Street, and at Peppermint Patty’s Haybale Maze, Sally’s Craft Corner, the Great Pumpkin Parade and a variety of other rides, activities, and live entertainment.
If you’re looking for serious thrills and chills, the Fright Farm Haunted House in Maplewood is regularly chosen as one of the best haunted Halloween events in the state. It takes place Friday and Saturday nights throughout October and also on Halloween. Another option is Scream Town in Chaska, where there are attractions with the horrifying names like Crop Spawn, Phobia House, Ludicrous Labyrinth, Zombie Apocalypse CDC, Circus Asylum, and more. Scream Town takes place weekends and select weeknights through November 3.
Finally, if it’s not Halloween without a Zombie Pub Crawl, you’re in luck. This year’s edition of the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” (as certified previously by the Guinness Book of World Records) will take place Saturday, October 13, from 3-10 pm in the Northeast Minneapolis Brewing District. Thousands of undead souls and other creatures of the night will hit the streets and, of course, the bars and taprooms of Minneapolis, for a night of pub crawling, along with three outdoor stages for live entertainment, dozens of food trucks, carnival rides and games, and the World Brain-Eating Championships! Zombie attire is highly recommended.
These are just a few of the wide variety of events taking place this month. Ghost tours, cave tours, and horror film classics are also on offer, so be sure to check out a variety of the festivities. You may even get some decorating ideas for your homes in Minneapolis MN. Gorey guts for garlands, anyone?