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Fun Halloween Activities in Minnesota 2012

Updated on March 10, 2014

Celebrate the Season

Whether you live in Minnesota or are just visiting in the fall, there are plenty of fun Halloween activities that you can participate in. Some are free, some are more spendy, but the choice is yours! Surprise your partner with these fun ideas for a neat Halloween gift, they'll love the thoughtfulness and spontaneity.

Decide on your budget, and age of those going, then you are set to start your decision making process! Here are some wonderful options for you to consider.

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Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze

This family fun Halloween event is one of the more popular ones. Here, you'll find all kinds of things to do including Minnesota's largest corn maze, hayrides, corn pit, petting zoo, helicopter rides, live music, pumpkin slinger, gunny sack slide, climbing wall and more.

Where: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze - Brooklyn Park, MN
When: Every weekend from Sept 22nd to Oct 28th
Cost: $9 per guest, kids under 36" are free

A marker8001 109th Ave. N Brooklyn Park, MN -
8001 109th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55316, USA
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Sever's Corn Maze

Yes, the name of this one might seen pretty revealing, but at Sever's Corn Maze you'll find a little bit more than that.

Where: Shakopee, MN
Date: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 28th
Cost: $13/person, kids 3 and under are free

What you'll find at Sever's includes pig races, corn maze (obviously), corn pit, giant slide, live music, jumping pillow, tire mountain, pumpkin blasters, straw bale maze, and more. They even have food and drink offered - if you're lucky, they might even have some Halloween cookies!

A marker1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN -
1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379, USA
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Now I've been to ValleySCARE before at night and it was very scary. But they also have a version during the day that is supposed to be much less spooky. Filled with haunted houses and ghostly delight, this is one popular attraction in Minnesota around Halloween.

Dates: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Sept 22 to Oct 28, 2012
Where: Valleyfair - Shakopee, MN
Cost: $29-$34 depending what night you go

A marker1 Valleyfair Drive Shakopee, MN -
1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379, USA
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The Haunted Basement

The Soap Factory puts on a special attraction called The Haunted Basement in which you get a guided tour through a haunted basement as part of an interactive play.

Where: The Soap Factory - Minneapolis, MN
Dates: 10:00am - noon on October 21st and 28th (Fraidy-cat tours only available now)
Cost: $10/person

A marker514 2nd St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 -
514 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
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Frightmares at Buck Hill

Frightmares is much like it sounds, four haunted houses which you can tour for a night of fright. On site, they also have a music show, live music, a full bar and dining.

Buck Hill - Burnsville, MN
Oct 25-28, 2012
Cost: $18 on Sundays, $20 Wednesday-Saturdays

A marker15400 Buck Hill Rd Burnsville MN -
15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville, MN 55306, USA
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Have Fun!

Enjoy the season and all the spirit that goes along with it! Make a day of it and plan to visit several of these!

You could pack a little picnic to take along, and a fall gift basket full of goodies to hand out to your travel companions along the way to make it even more fun.

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      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Love all these ideas! The kids would definitely love the pillow jump and corn pit too. It's so much fun to take them to the fall festivities. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Janice S 5 years ago

      Wow I never knew there was so much fun stuff to do around town. The corn maze in Brooklyn Park is supposed to be a-maizing :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for putting together this great source! Minnesota looks like a great place to celebrate Halloween.

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      jkvkdailey4 5 years ago from Minnesota

      We visited a corn maze at our local apple orchard - it was great fun!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      You have a lot of different things listed here that would be great for enjoying Halloween. They should get readers to thinking about what may be happening in their own areas. People can often get information about things happening in their own areas from their local Chamber of Commerce.

      Voting you up, interesting, useful, and will share with my followers!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sounds like a ton of fun in Minnesota! Corn mazes sure have caught on in the last ten years; it seems like no matter where you go, there is one!

      Nice job! These places look really cool! I hope you have a great Halloween!