It’s spooky season! Although many 2020 events have been put on pause, there are still plenty of fall celebrations to look forward to. Get in the spirit of Halloween, and add these five Minnesota and western Wisconsin festivities to your fall calendar!
Note: Each of the following events or organizations have taken special precautions to support the well-being of event goers.
1. Sever’s Fall Festival
Join the fun at the 24th annual Sever’s Fall Festival. This event hosts the largest corn maze in Minnesota, along with an obstacle course, petting zoo, zip lines, and so much more.
Reserve your spot now via contactless ticketing, keeping in mind the event capacity will be limited due to COVID-19.
Date: Sept. 11-Nov. 1
Time: Fridays 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2. Halloween Capital of the World
Anoka, Minnesota is celebrating their 100th anniversary as Halloween Capital of the World. This year, the city will host more than 20 safe events, including an outdoor movie night, a virtual Halloween gala and a pumpkin carving contest.
Time: See website for details
3. Deadly Drive-in Haunted House
The Rosedale Center is hosting a socially distant drive-in haunted house event to keep the spirit of Halloween alive. Experience the thrill of a haunted house from the safety of your car. To begin, each vehicle will receive a sanitized radio, then embark on a frightening ride. Note: This event is not recommended for kids under 14.
Date: Oct. 15-31
Time: Thursdays – Sundays from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
4. Hudson Rotary Halloween Day Parade
Dress up in your favorite costume to celebrate Halloween in a safe and exciting way at the Rotary Halloween Day Parade in Hudson, Wisconsin. This family-friendly event features games, prizes and a parade. Be sure to come with a food shelf donation!
Date: Oct. 31
5. Glensheen Mansion Tour
Tour the historic Glensheen Mansion for something to do this fall. While not a Halloween event, you learn about the impressive estate — and it's rumored that the property is haunted! Health is a careful consideration during each tour; all patrons are required to self-screen, keep physical distance and wear a mask.
Date: See website for details
Still in the planning stage?
Whether you’re organizing a masked neighborhood candy hunt or trying to determine what is smart and safe for your family, expert insights and guidelines are available. Check out the Guide for Safe Celebrations and Events from the Minnesota Department of Health.