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October 11, 2017

6 Hauntingly Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween In The Twin Cities

This Halloween, get out and experience the thrill of fear at these great events in the Twin Cities. Whether you are already planning to get gory for the Zombie Pub Crawl or you just moved to town, these ideas will help you have the best Halloween yet!

Fright Farm Haunted House

If you love a good haunted house, be fearful of what you will find at the Fright Farm. Voted the best haunted house in Minnesota, you cannot miss it. Gather a group of friends and $12 for your ticket to experience this surprising and fun idea.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Each year, Valleyfair in Shakopee holds The Great Pumpkin Fest Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. It’s a great opportunity for kids to visit Snoopy and hte rest of the Peanuts gang in a festive yet less frightening environment.

There are a ton of kid-friendly events, parades, and contests taking place around the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Horror Festival

If you are a fan of classic horror films, get in the mood for Halloween at the Twin Cities Horror Festival October 26th—Nov 5th. The line-up of films includes more than a dozen movies to watch. You can choose to buy just one ticket, a “Four Horsemen” package for four shows, or a “Skeleton Key” to see them all!

The Clifton Candlelight Tour

Do you believe in ghosts? Meet Gertrude, the ghost which haunts 300 Clifton Avenue in Minneapolis. The historic mansion sits stately today as a reminder of times past, but some ghosts in the basement haven’t gone yet. The candlelight tour takes place Wednesdays throughout October. Get tickets here.

Zombie Pub Crawl

Located in the Minneapolis warehouse district, the Zombie Pub Crawl is a gathering of thousands of area undead to listen to live music, spend time with friends, and explore and experience the Twin Cities after dark. This year will feature live performances from Third Eye Blind, Sean Kingston, Tech N9ne, T-pain, Sammy Adams, and more. Dress up like a zombie—the gorier the better—and join in the fun on October 14th!

The Haunted Basement

Last but certainly not least, a Twin Cities Spine-tingling favorite, visit the Haunted Basement. Formerly located at Minneapolis’s historic Soap Factory, this frightening tour has since moved to Hennepin Ave, but still tours groups of thrill-seekers (over 18 years old) each day in October except the 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th.

These spooky spectacles will strike fear in your heart and thrill your senses! If you love Halloween, hit up every place on our list. Living in central Twin Cities, they are all just outside your door.