Halloween events in south Washington County
Halloween Spooktacular skate event
Cottage Grove Ice Arena, 8020 80th St., Cottage Grove
• What: Trick or treat Halloween skate party, with fog, strobe lights, music, games, face painting, bingo and crafts all sponsored by the Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department
• Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
• Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
• Cost: $8 per child; $4 per adult; skate rental is $4
Monster Bash Parade
District 833 Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove
• What: Halloween-themed parade from District Service Center to District Program Center Sponsored by Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest.
• Date: Oct. 31
• Time: 10 a.m.
• Cost: Free
• Online: www.cottagegrovestrawberryfest.com
Zywiec's Haunting Experience
Zywiec's Landscape and Garden Center, 10900 East Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove
• What: Three haunted houses: Tinkles Playland, the Manor House and Haunted Hayride.; corn maze; low scare matinees; and Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure
• Dates: Through Oct. 31
• Times: Haunting Experience and Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure Ride are open from dusk to 10 p.m weekdays and dusk to 11 p.m. weekends. Low scare matinees are weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The corn maze is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Cost: Haunting Experience is $20, $19 with two canned food items. Kids 5 and younger get in free. Admission is $16 on Cheap Thrill Night Oct. 22 and 29. Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure is $13 online and $15 at gate. Group rates, combination packages and "fast pass" tickets are also available. The low scare matinee is $9 per person. The corn maze is $8 for ages 12 years and over and $6 for under 12 years old.
• Online: www.hauntingexperience.com
Halloween Fright Night fundraiser
Tavern 829, Hidden Harbor Marina, 388 West Ninth Ave., St. Paul Park
• What: Fright Night gala and fundraiser sponsored by Friends of Pool 2 on the Mississippi River
• Date: Friday, Oct. 30
• Time: 6 p.m. to midnight
• Cost: $5 donation for food, music, raffles, games; cash prizes for best overall costume, best river-related costume and best ghost story.
• Online: www.friendsofpool2.org
Brian Darling household, 9042 Upper 81st St.
• What: Haunted house to benefit Friends in Need Food Shelf
• Dates: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31
• Time: 7-10 p.m.
• Cost: Free, but it's requested an item be donated for the Friends in Need Food Shelf
• Online: www.nightmaregrove.com
Afton Trick or Treat Trail
Afton's Old Village
• What: Children will visit over 15 participating shops, businesses and restaurants to collect free treats in addition to activities such as decorating, Halloween crafts, ghostly games and a "Scream for Ice Cream" contest at Selma's Ice SCREAM Parlour. A new offering this year is "Howl-O-Ween," a dog stop and costume contest at noon at Baglio's of Afton.
• Date: Oct. 24
• Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Cost: Free
• Online: exploreafton.com
Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury
• What: Music, dancing and games designed for kids, 5 years and younger. Non-scary costumes are encouraged. Sponsored by District 833 Early Childhood Family Education and the School Readiness Parent Advisory Council.
• Dates: Oct. 23
• Times: 6-8 p.m.
• Cost: $3 per person, or $9 per family, in advance or $4 and $10 at the door.
• Online: www.cecool.com
Woodbury Community Church, 2975 Pioneer Drive
• What: Pumpkin sale
• Dates: Oct. 17-31
• Times: Weekdays from 8-11 a.m. and 2-7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Cost: Varies based on pumpkin size
• Online: www.ccpumpkinpatch.com
Halloween Treats at Afton Road Fire Station
Afton Road Fire Station, 6301 Upper Afton Road
• What: Firefighters will be handing out candy
• Date: Oct. 31
• Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
• Online: www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/fire-department