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Halloween Haunts & Happenings 2011

Halloween is quickly approaching and the Fargo-Moorhead area is gearing up for some creepy, crawly fun. Here's your guide to local tricks, treats, and haunts to make your Halloween spooktacular!

Family Fun


"Not So Scary" haunted house, 6-9 pm, Oct. 28, 4-10 pm Oct. 29, and 3-7 pm on Oct. 30, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo,$7, $2 discount coupons available at area merchants. (701) 235-7521.

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Glyndon, Minn. Horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, barrel cars, cowboy camp, games and more. Admission $4, free for children 1 and younger, tickets required for some attractions (218) 498-2684 or

Dakota Carriage Co. Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 7414 40th Ave. N., Fargo. Free pony rides from 2-4 pm each day, horse-drawn rides, bale maze, barrel train rides, petting zoo, spook house, mini-golf, giant back yard games, corn maze. Admission is $6-$9. (701) 347-4069 or

Party in the Pumpkin Patch, The 21st Annual Party in The Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Decorating, Fall Crafts, Music, Games, Rides and a Terrific Museum Visit! 10:00 AM - 5:00PM on Oct. 29 and 1:00 - 5:00PM on Oct. 30 at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo (701) 232-6102.

Friday, Oct. 28

Scary Face Pancakes, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., IHOP, 1701 45th St. S., Fargo. Design your own scary face pancake; free for children 12 and younger; includes an oversized buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini Oreo cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake.

Saturday, Oct. 29

20th Annual Packatahna Halloween Carnival, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Lodoen Center, 109 3rd St. E., West Fargo. Wear your costume for the Halloween fun, food, games and prizes, fortune teller, witch hunt, pop walk, golf, duck pond, free throw and many more games to enjoy. Bring in 3 nonperishable food items for a free game to help "Fill the Dome." Proceeds go to support the West Fargo Packatahnas.

Night Eyes Halloween Event, 10am - 7pm , Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Avenue South, Fargo. Come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treat throughout the zoo along with other spooky activities including cockroach races, snake and wolf feeding and a creepy crawly critter cart. Children 2-14 $5/ Adults $8.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Halloween Carnival, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM, Ramada Plaza and Suites, 1635 42nd St. S. Fargo. Games, candy, concessions, costume parade, prizes, Games to Go, photo booth, $5 admission for children, adults free, ticket sales benefit United Way of Cass Clay, registration required. (701) 277-9000

Free Halloween Spooktacular Party, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Kids of all ages can play games and receive prizes and candy. Take a walk through the Park District's haunted house and enjoy Halloween refreshments. (701) 433-5360.

Monday, Oct. 31

Jaycees Community Halloween 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Scheels Arene, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Trick-or-Treat at booths decorated by area businesses and play games to win prizes; also a spooky path, inflatable games, candy, explore an ambulance, fire truck and police cruzer. (701) 306-6994.

West Fargo Library Halloween Movie, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, West Fargo Library, 109 3rd St. Es, West Fargo. Ghosts and ghouls: get a history lesson on Halloween's scariest tales on the spookiest night of the year. (701) 433-5460

Trick-or-Treat for kids, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM, Scheels, 1551 45th St. S., Fargo. For kids 12 and younger, also a costume contest, free Ferris wheel rides and free photos of the little goblins.(701) 298-2918

Trunk & Treat, 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM, Calvary Church at Village Green, 2801 Village Green Blvd., Moorhead, vehicles parked in the church parking lot will be handing out candy, also games, food, pumpkin bowling, corn maze. (218) 233-3921

Free Halloween Carnival, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Courts Plus Fitness Center, 3491 S. University Drive, Fargo. Membership at Courts Plus not required to attend; carnival games and Games Galore. All youth will receive a free Halloween bag for attending. (701) 237-4805.

Prairie Heights Community Church Trunk or Treat, 4-6pm, Scheel's Arena Parking Lot, Fargo. Sponsored by Team Elite Therapeutic Massage, SpecialTee and Prairie Heights Community Church

Trick or Treat in the Mall, 5 to 8 p.m., West Acres Shopping Center, Fargo.


Adults Only

Friday, Oct. 28

Saturday, Oct. 29

Halloween D.J., Karaoke, and Costume Party, 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM, El Zagal Shrine, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo, This is a Halloween D.J. and costume party. Admission is $5. There will be a free drink and door prizes given every half an hour. Free appetizers. There will also be a $50, $25, and $10 bar gift certificate for the top three winning costumes, respectively. (701) 235-7521 .

Halloween Costume Party, Dakota Magic Casino, I-29 Exit 1 on the ND/SD border. Cash prizes ranging from $700 to $1,400 for most unique, funniest and scariest costumes and best

10/29/2011 • 09:00 PM • (701) 282-5200

Halloween Dance Party featuring the Shakers, 8:00pm, Hagge's Bar & Grill, 650 Carl Olsen St., Mapleton, ND

Monday Oct. 31

Halloween Party, 08:00 PM , The Nestor, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo With Dk ToJo - Econ and more. (701) 232-2485

Halloween Party, 8pm, Duffy's Tavern, 16 12th St. S., Fargo. Karaoke, prizes for top three costumes.