Halloween Events in and Around Golden Valley

This guide also includes haunted houses around the Twin Cities metro area.

You probably plan to take your children trick-or-treating on Halloween night and attend a Halloween party or two. There are tons of Halloween activities for you and your family to do in Golden Valley and around the metro.

Robbinsdale Cooper High School Halloween Concert

  • When: 6 p.m. Oct. 30
  • Where: Cafeteria at Cooper High School
  • What: A concert full of spooky tunes to help you get into the Halloween mood!
  • Price: $3

Here are some other popular Halloween attractions around the Twin Cities metro area. They are listed in alphabetical order by city name.

Southtown's Halloween Boo Bash

  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27
  • Where: 494 and Penn Avenue South, Bloomington
  • Why: There will be trick-or-treating for children, free pumpkins while supplies last, games, balloon animals, spooky tattoos and art activities.
  • Price: Free


Blackout, Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America, Bloomington

  • When: 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26-27
  • Where: Mall of America, 5000 Center Court, Bloomington
  • Why: There will be black-lighting, fog effects, a live DJ, costume contests and no lights on rides. The first 1,000 people to buy ride tickets will receive a treat bag.
  • Price: $19.99 for a wristband and $3 for a flashing bracelet

Frightmares at Buck Hill, Burnsville

  • When: 7 p.m. Oct. 25-28
  • Where: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville
  • Why: Live music and several attractions, including “The Inferno,” “Fright Factory” and “The Bellharm Lovejoy Asylum.”
  • Price: $18 on Sundays and $20 on Wednesdays through Saturdays

Scream Town, Chaska

  • When: Oct. 26*, 27*, 28
  • Ticket booths and gates open at 6:30 p.m., and attractions open at 7 p.m.
  • *=peak nights, during which more people are expected
  • Where: 7410 Highway 212, Chaska
  • Why: There is a haunted corn maze and five haunted attractions, including “Circus Asylum,” “Redneck Resort” and “Rabid Alley.”
  • Price: See the website for ticket information.
  • Tickets can only be purchased with cash at the gate.

The Haunted Basement, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
This event now is sold out. Tickets for 2013 go on sale in August.

Trail of Terror, Shakopee

  • When: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until Oct. 28
  • Where: 3525 145th Street West, Shakopee
  • Why: There is a mile-long haunted walk in the woods, a haunted maze and several attractions, including “Grubbs Pest Control,” “Crystal Caverns” and “Chuckles Pizzeria.”
  • Price: See the website for ticket information. Discount tickets are available at Walgreens and Papa Murphy’s.

ValleySCARE!, Shakopee

  • When: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and 12 p.m. to midnight Saturdays until Oct. 27
  • Where: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Why: There are nine haunted attractions, rides, mazes and a “Fright Feast.” “Planet Snoopy” is open during the day for all ages.
  • Price: See the website for ticket information.

Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol, St. Paul

  • When: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27
  • Where: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
  • Why: Visitors will meet actors dressed as “spirits” from Minnesota’s history.
  • Price: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and college students, $9 for children ages 6-17; there is a $2 discount for Minnesota Historical Society members.

Victorian Ghost Stories, James J. Hill House, St. Paul

  • When: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 31
  • Where: 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
  • Why: Costumed actors will read ghost stories from Edgar Allen Poe, Edith Wharton and The Brothers Grimm.
  • Price: $12, or $10 for Minnesota Historical Society members

Dodge Nature Center Halloween Extravaganza

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct 26
  • Where: Farm Entrance at 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul
  • Why: Walk the friendly trick or treat trail, or, if you dare, the scary trail along the ghostly pond and haunted prairie.
  • Price: $9, or $6 for Dodge Nature Center members

Disturbia in Suburbia

  • When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 31
  • Where: 12215 60th Pl N Plymouth
  • Why: This year’s theme is “The Sunnydale School For Children.” The haunted house is done at the family’s own home every year and has a different theme. Professional actors and set designers come together to create a fun-filled, family, but scary house for all to enjoy.
  • Price: Free (food donations encouraged)


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