Hauntingly Wicked Events in the Twin Cities this October

Hauntingly Wicked Events in the Twin Cities this OctoberThere it is – that fresh feel of fall in the air, which means the winter season isn’t so far off.

But before the cold weather REALLY hits full force, it’s time to indulge in some more fall weather fun. Halloween is quickly approaching, so we recommend visiting some of the many spooky events and places in the area.

Here are just a few of these must-visit October events in the Twin Cities and neighboring communities:

Scream Town (Chaska, MN)

Located in nearby Chaska, Scream Town touts eight MASSIVE attractions, including the Circus Asylum (and you thought you didn’t trust clowns before!), the Ludicrous Labyrinth, and the always impressive Phobia House. Don’t want to wait forever to get your scream on? Scream Town offers a variety of ticket options including the VIP Pass and Fast Pass for limited waiting to enter the attraction of your choice.

Fright Farm Haunted House (Maplewood, MN)

The concept of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, Fright Farm is open weekends starting October 7 and 8. The house is said to have been a home for the elderly and infirmed for many years, with many of the physically able asked to help out on the farm. Legend has it that the ghosts of those who worked themselves “to death” are said to be roaming the grounds and house to this day. (Please note that Fright Farm Haunted House is not recommended for children under the age of 12.)

Haunting Experience on Highway 61 (Cottage Grove, MN)

While not in the immediate area, this is one experience well worth the drive. Haunting Experience on Highway 61 holds daytime, children-friendly hours for low-scare matinees, as well as regular evening hours which are a bit more frightful. Now through the end of the month, each weekend hosts a different-themed event including “Face Your Fears,” “Ghost Stories” and “Clown-O-Ween.”

And for adult guests, experience Big Zombie Hunter Paintball, get lost in the corn maze, or venture out on “one of the most terrifying hayrides in Minnesota.” The Haunting Experience on Highway 61 is run by a nonprofit organization with proceeds going back into the community.

What other October events in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas are you looking forward to attending? Comment and let us know!