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Halloween Haunts & Happenings Guide

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. 28-29, and 4-9pm on Oct. 30, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo,$7, $2 discount coupons available at area merchants. (701) 235-7521. Special adult haunting hours 9 to 11 p.m. on Fri. and Sat.

Acres of Terror, dusk to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 29-31, Leonard, N.D. Haunted fields, woods, buildings and vehicles. (701) 491-2587.

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 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. 30, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7414 40th Ave. N., Fargo. 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 20th 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. 30 and Noon - 5:00PM on Oct. 31 at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo (701) 232-6102.

Carn-EVIL Haunted House, Reynolds Community Betterment annual haunted house, Reynolds, ND, 7-11pm Oct.31 and 7pm -Midnight on Oct. 30. $10 admission.

Friday, Oct. 29

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.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Boo-Galoo on Broadway Halloween Parade, 6 to 7 p.m., downtown Fargo. Lineup starts at 5 p.m. in the Old Broadway west parking lot; no cost to participate. (701) 364-9867.

Comstock House Halloween Treats and Tours, 6 to 8 p.m., 506 8th St. S., Moorhead. Come dressed in your costume for tours, treats, games and fun. $2-$4, free for children 5 and younger. (218) 291-4211.

Is That Your Mummy? Family Historians Unravel Cemetery Lore, 1 to 3 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St. E. Family historians discuss markers, memorials and mourning customs, how to plan a trip to a cemetery and how to take tombstone rubbings. (701) 433-5460.

Saturday Kid Flick, 2pm, West Fargo Library, 109 3rd Street East, West Fargo. Join us the day before Halloween as Edgar, Ellen, and their one-eyed pet "Pet" amuse us with their Halloween adventures. (Rated GNR, Lionsgate, 60 min). (701) 433-5460.

19th Annual Packatahna Halloween Carnival, 11:00am - 4:00pm, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Free Halloween Spooktacular Party, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Games, prizes, candy, haunted maze, magic, mad scientist lab, cookie walk and refreshments. (701) 433-5360.

Bison Halloween Party, 4 to 6 p.m., Bison Sports Arena, NDSU. For kids 12 and younger, games, candy and treats; also meet your favorite Bison athletes.

Dragon Halloween Bash, 6 to 7:30 p.m., MSUM. Trick-or-treat in the residence halls, also tower of treats, kiddie carnival, box maze and weird science world; start in Nelson Hall to pick up a map with more details. Parking available in lots N, P and A. (218) 477-2343.

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. The first 500 children will receive a free Halloween gift bag. There will also be face painting, a Halloween art project and a cupcake walk. (701) 237-4805.

Free Haunted Garage, 5 to 9:30 p.m., 628 East Hampton Drive, Moorhead. Candy and small toys for children. Directions signs will be posted on Eighth Street. (218) 233-2843.

Harvest Party, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 4575 45th St. S., Fargo. Carnival games, maze, trunk-'n-treat. (701) 232-5650.

Trick-or-Treating on Concordia's Campus, 5 to 7 p.m., Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead. Trick-or-treat in the residence halls; students will be staffing the doors to give directions, and participating rooms will be clearly marked. (218) 299-3899.

Trunk or Treat, 4 to 6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 909 19th Ave. N., Fargo, hot dogs, apple cider, hay rides, candy, face painting, games and prizes, free admission.

Trick or Treat in the Mall, 4 to 6 p.m., West Acres Shopping Center, Fargo.

Halloween Harvest Party, 6:00 - 7:30pm, United Faith Chapel, 211 NP Ave, Fargo. Plenty of tricks and treats, Christian karaoke, games and snacks, costumes welcomed. (701) 793-6337.

Prairie Heights Community Church Trunk or Treat, 4-6pm, Kohl's Parking lot. Participating families will hand out candy from their decorated cares. The Fargo Fire and Police Departments will be on hand. The event will also feature games, prizes and free popcorn and hot apple cider.

Adults Only

Friday, Oct. 29

18+ Night of the Undead Dance Party, 11:30 p.m., The Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $8 for 18- to 20-year-olds, $5 for 21 and older. (701) 232-6767.

Halloween Costume Party, Dakota Magic Casino, I-29 Exit 1 on the ND/SD border. Doors open at 6pm, party starts at 7pm, free admission,


Saturday, Oct. 30

Halloween Party Dilworth, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center. Games, raffle and food; free admission, game tickets are 25 cents; proceeds benefit community service projects sponsored by the Dilworth Loco Ladies Lions.

Halloween Pary, 8:30pm-12:30am, Sheyenne Bar, 412 Main, Horace. Music by Crashs Karaoke & Tunes.

Halloween Costume Party, 8:30pm-12:30am, West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo. Dance to Past Due Band, cash prizes for best costume and no cover charge. (701) 282-4728.

Hooligans Halloween Party, Oct. 30-31, Hooligans, 3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Costume contest with cash prizes and live music from the Roosters both nights.

Halloween Party Dilworth VFW Post 1223, 1505 Center Ave., Dilworth. Costume contest, bingo, music from Joy Ride, and free sloppy joes at Midnight. (218) 233-6100.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Hooligans Halloween Party, Hooligans, 3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Costume contest with cash prizes and live music from the Roosters.