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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, 6-8 pm, Oct. 28-31, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. Free for parents, children's tickets are $7; proceeds benefit the El Zagal Shrine director's staff operations.

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. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Glyndon, Minn. Horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, barrel cars, cowboy camp, games and more. (218) 498-2684 or

Dakota Carriage Co. Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7414 40th Ave. N., Fargo. Horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, bale and corn mazes, barrel train rides and more. (701) 347-4069 or

Haunted Farm, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 31, 10 miles south of Moorhead on Highway 75. Site also includes Haunted Corn Maze and Extreme Scream. (218) 585-4302 or

Not Too Scary Haunted House, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31, The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo. Play great ghoulish games and create creepy crafts throughout the museum. (701) 232-6102.

Thursday, Oct. 29

It Came from Outer Space: Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups, 7-8 pm, Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd St. N., Fargo. Costumes are encouraged. Not recommended for children under 12.

Friday, Oct. 30

Movie: "Frankenpooh," 10:30-11:05 am, West Fargo Library, 109 3rd Street East, West Fargo.

Movie: "Coraline," 3:30 pm-5:10 pm, West Fargo Library, 109 3rd Street East, West Fargo. Rated PG.

Comstock House Halloween Treats and Tours, 5-8 pm, Historic Comstock House, 506 8th St. S. Moorhead. Come in costume and enjoy tours of the house, treats, and refreshments.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Packatahna Halloween Carnival, 11 am - 4 pm, Lodoen Center, 103 9th St. E, West Fargo. Games, food, fun prizes, concessions; bring nonperishable food items for a free game to help support "Fill the Dome."

Storytime: Happy Halloween, 11am, Barnes & Noble, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. Stories and kids costume contest.

Movie: "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," 2 pm, Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., Moorhead. Rated PG-13.

Community Halloween Carnival, 3:30-5:30 pm, Courts Plus Fitness Center, 3491 University Drive, Fargo. Inflatable and carnival games, face painting, art project, pizza, candy.

Fargo Jaycees Halloween Event, 5-10 pm, Fargo Civic Center Centennial Hall, 207 4th St N., Fargo.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

BOO-Galoo on Broadway, 6 p.m., downtown Fargo. Halloween parade heads north on Broadway from NP Avenue to Sixth Avenue North.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 pm, Red River Church, 607 9th Street East, West Fargo.

Adults Only

Thursday, Oct. 29

Roster McCabe Pre-Halloween Party, 9:30 pm, The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. (701) 235-5913.

Friday, Oct. 30

Halloween party, 6 pm, Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N. Fargo. Dance in ballroom begins at 7 p.m. (701) 232-9222.

Johnny Holm Halloween Party, 9:30 pm, The Venue in the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo.

Halloween Costume Party, 6-9 pm, Dakota Magic Casino, SD/ND Border 1-29 Exit 1.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween party, 7 pm, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. Music, costume contest and door prizes.

Starstruck Halloween, 8 pm, Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minn. With Carmen Electra, Brooke Hogan and Catt Sadler. Country band 32 Below will play and there will be a costume contest.

Halloween party and costume contest, Border Town Bar & Grill, 807 Main Ave., West Fargo.

Red River Singles Halloween Dance, 8:30 pm, Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Music by Lone Wolf.

Costume contest and music by Joy Ride, 9 pm, Dilworth (Minn.) VFW, 1505 W. Center Ave.

Halloween Extravaganza, 9 pm., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo.

Halloween party and costume contest, 9:30 pm, Elks Club, 3435 Broadway, Fargo, Prizes and karaoke.

Seven Deadly Sins of the Hub, 9:30 pm, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo

Costume contest and music by Billy D and the Crystals, Hagge's Bar, 650 Carl Olsen St., Mapleton.

Halloween party and costume contest, West Fargo VFV, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Dance to Past Due from 8:30 pm-1 am.