Celebrating Halloween

 It’s October!  Halloween is just around the corner.  The Twin Cities has lots of things going on this month.  So help you prepare, here is a list of what you can find.

October 9, 2012
Wild Rumpus
7:00 pm SHARP
Trick ‘R Trolley Tickets go on Sale $5/ limit of 5 per family.
To get first dibs on these coveted tickets, you need to be on their email list.  So head over to their website and join their email subscription.

October 13, 2012
Hyland’s Not-So-Scary Trick-Or-Treat Trail!
5:00-8:00 pm
$5 Pre-registeration, $6 day of if tickets still available
Reference # 463007-H1-H4

  • mad scientist’s lab 
  • short hike featuring puppets and games
  • explore fear factor maze 
  • meet a dinosaur 
  • snuggle up at the campfire 
  • 6:30–follow a lighted trail through the play area
October 19, 2012
6:00 pm-9:00 pm 
For ages 12+
$5
Reference # 438407-20
  • Candlelit streets 
  • historic buildings with costumed interpretors 
  • folktales, legends, superstition, history 
  • refreshments 
  • campfire
 Departure:  10:30 AM & 11:30 
$20/adult, $12/child (5-15), $5/child (under 5)
  • Free pumpkin 
  • games 
  • rides 
  • food
  • mazes
  • music
October 20, 2012

 Departure:9:30 AM, 10:30AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00PM and 2:00 PM.  
$20/adult, $12/child (5-15), $5/child (under 5)
  • Free pumpkin 
  • games 
  • rides 
  • food
  • mazes
  • music
4:00-8:00 pm 
$5-$10 
Reference # 438407-32
  • Candlelit paths
  • historic buildings 
  • trolley pulled by percheron horses 
  • tradtional treats and toys 
  • refreshments and entertainment at the Town Hall
10:00 am-1:00 pm 
For ages 2-7
$5 pre-registered, $6 day of event
Reservations highly recommended
Reference # 412207-01
  • woodland trail with costumed animals
  • scavenger hunt for pumpkins 
  • corn pool 
  • straw pile 
  • games and crafts 
  • meet an owl 
  • puppet show 
  • refreshments
Go camping Saturday night 
Activities begin 1:00 pm-9:00 pm 
For all ages 
$74.20 
Reservations Required by October 19, 2012
Reference # 410007-X2
  • Ghoulish Golf
  • Throwing spears 
  • Pumpkin carving 
  • Scarecrow making 
  • Maze 
  • Climbing wall 
  • Decorate campsite
  • March in costume parade 
  • Trick or Treating in the Baker Book Neighborhood and campsites 
  • Awards will be given 
  • Music and animal show by Kid Power with Rachel
Eastman Nature Center’s Big Woods Halloween 
6:00-9:00 pm
For ages 6+
$5-$10
Register early and save a $1 per ticket
Reference # 412207-04

  • Costumed characters and treats along wooded trail 
  • magician 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 
  • Eat a bug Challenge 
  • Cockroach races 
  • Gross out station 
  • Animals 
  • Creeper Challenge Obstacle course race 
  • Bone Bingo and other Halloween games 
  • Pumpkin trail, refreshments, bonfire

Springbrook Nature Center’s Pumpkin Night in the Park 
6:00-10:00 pm
$7, Advanced tickets $6

  • Outdoor Trail of Spooky Delights
  • Main Stage Entertainment–Elvis LIVE!
  • Blacklight Trail 
  • Pumpkin Trail 
  • Bonfire 
  • Pumpkin Patch Dance
  • Spooky Bingo
  • Concessions
Leading up to Pumpkin Night in the Park, Springbrook Nature Center is hosting Pumpkin Carving to prepare the 800 pumpkins that are needed for the Halloween fun.
Sunday, October 14-Thursday, October 18 763-572-3588
If you would like to join them in this fun or bring a group to do so, call them to reserve a time to participate!
Como Zoo Boo’s 25th Annivesary 
4:30-7:30 pm
$7, Advanced Tickets $6

  • fairytales 
  • costumed characters 
  • entertainment
  • Halloween surprises!

October 21, 2012

Como Zoo Boo’s 25th Annivesary 
4:30-7:30 pm
$7, Advanced Tickets $6

  • fairytales 
  • costumed characters 
  • entertainment
  • Halloween surprises!

 Departure:9:30 AM, 10:30AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00PM and 2:00 PM.  
$20/adult, $12/child (5-15), $5/child (under 5)
  • Free pumpkin 
  • games 
  • rides 
  • food
  • mazes
  • music
October 24, 2012 
5:00-7:00 pm
Cost–$8
Receive a pumpkin and natural decorating materials, and marshmallows to roast!  YUM!

October 26, 2012
Dodge Nature Center’s Halloween Extravaganza 
5:30 pm-10:00 pm
For all ages
Cost $6-$9
Pre-register at 651-455-4531

  • Friendly trick or treat trail 
  • Or scary trail through the haunted forest 
  • Nature programs 
  • Face painting 
  • Scary hair
  • Storytelling 
  • DJ dance 
  • Wagon rides 
  • Costum contests
  • Bonfire
Como Zoo Boo’s 25th Annivesary 
4:30-7:30 pm
$7, Advanced Tickets $6

  • fairytales 
  • costumed characters 
  • entertainment
  • Halloween surprises!

October 27, 2012
Lowry Nature Center’s Pumpkin Carving for Families
1:00-3:00 pm
For ages 4 and up
Cost is $8.
Reservations REQUIRED.
Reference # 411301-23

Provided are pumpkins, patterns, carving tools, and space.  Oh, and a SKILLED pumpkin carver–very important.  For me at least.

Kroening Interpretive Center’s “Gourd-eous” Pumpkin Party 
1:00-3:00 pm
For All Ages
Cost–$7
Reservations REQUIRED
Reference # 416901-00

  • Make creative pumpkin creations 
  • Pumpkin bowling 
  • Pumpkin Jeopardy 
  • Ending with a Pumpkin Parade to send a pumpkin boat down river!
5:00-9:30 pm 
For ages 2+
Child- $9, Adult-$5 
Reservations are NOT required 
  • Trail of costumed characters 
  • Mad scientist’s Lab 
  • Meet an owl and live farm animals 
  • Nature craft 
  • Nature games 
  • Halloween treats from the farm 
  • Farm related concessions available
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum”s Ghouls and Goblins in the Garden 
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Gate admission:  $12/adult
Event Admission:  Before 10/26 at noon, $5, After 10/26 at noon $10 ages 13 and up
Ages 3-12: $3
Ages 0-2:  Free

  • Come in costume, trick or treat trail by a cabin in the woods (with a witch), by a haunted graveyard, and the Mad Hatter’s tea party 
  • pumpkin palooza display, scarecorws in the gardens 
  • face painting, concessions, pumpkin sales

Como Zoo Boo’s 25th Annivesary 
4:30-7:30 pm
$7, Advanced Tickets $6

  • fairytales 
  • costumed characters 
  • entertainment
  • Halloween surprises!

St. Paul’s Grand Ave Boo Bash 
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Free

  • costume contest 
  • pony rides 
  • petting zoo
  • bounce house
  • Monster Mash

October 28, 2012
Wild Rumpus 
Trick ‘R Trolley
1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Como Zoo Boo’s 25th Annivesary 
4:30-7:30 pm
$7, Advanced Tickets $6

  • fairytales 
  • costumed characters 
  • entertainment
  • Halloween surprises!

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum”s Ghouls and Goblins in the Garden 
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Gate admission:  $12/adult
Event Admission:  Before 10/26 at noon, $5, After 10/26 at noon $10 ages 13 and up
Ages 3-12: $3
Ages 0-2:  Free

  • Come in costume, trick or treat trail by a cabin in the woods (with a witch), by a haunted graveyard, and the Mad Hatter’s tea party 
  • pumpkin palooza display, scarecorws in the gardens 
  • face painting, concessions, pumpkin sales
  • Spooktacular concert by the Minnetonka Assoication of Music from 3:00-4:30 pm

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About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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