Halloween festivities in Fargo-Moorhead

The fall-colored leaves are mostly off the trees and the air is a little crisper in Fargo these days. You might start to think about nice warm sweaters, apple cider, pumpkins….and Halloween. Spookify your week with these All Hallows Eve events.

Wednesday, October 24

Take a flashlight tour of the old Comstock House

Built in 1883, the Comstock House sits empty in Fargo’s sister city, Moorhead, filled with antique furnishings and plenty of nooks and crannies.

During this guided tour, the lights are off, and you’ll wander through dark rooms with flashlights as your only illumination. You’ll also gain access to parts of the house otherwise unseen… like the basement and the attic.

Nooks & Crannies Flashlight Tour
When: Tours start at 7:00pm or 9:00pm
Where: Comstock House, 506 8th St S, Moorhead, MN
Cost: $10/person


Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27

A real-life Walking Dead experience 

This year’s theme – Nightmares from Elm Street – combines bone-chilling attractions with a walk through a zombie-filled wood.

The Haunted Farm
When: Open 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1937 130th Ave S, Moorhead, MN
Cost: $20/person

A terrifying haunted field

Just outside of Fargo sit acres of farmland, converted to a horrifying, immersive experience. Screams echo through forested paths, a deranged bus driver takes you for a spin, and you may or may not run into a creature with a chainsaw.

Acres of Terror
When: Dusk until Midnight
Where: 108 Highway 18 S, Leonard, ND
Cost: $25 adults, $13 youth ages 10 and under, military $2 off

Find your way out of a corn maze alive

A corn maze sounds like fun, right?

Make your way through the maze, after dark, with creatures lurking in the darkest corners. The only way to stop the scares is to find your way out.

Haunted Corn Maze
When: Friday, October 26, & Saturday, October 27. 7 pm – Midnight.
Where: 12747 3rd St S, Moorhead, MN
Cost: $20 adults, $10 youth 10 and younger


Friday, October 26

See a cult classic at the Fargo Theatre 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take the screen at 11 pm on Friday, with a costume contest kicking it off at 10:45 pm.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Fargo Theatre
When: 
Movie starts at 11pm
Where: The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo
Cost: $5/person

Relive the horrors of the past with a ghost tour

This deserted pioneer village serves as the perfect, creepy backdrop for some of North Dakota’s gruesomest tales. Watch scenes unfold before your eyes as you’re led among the ghosts of the past.

Ghost Tours
When: 
8pm or 9:30pm start time
Where: Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo
Cost: $30/person


Saturday, October 27

A haunted house for the kiddos 

Looking for a haunted house that won’t scare the bejeebus out of little ones? Head to the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm for a less-scary haunted house, creepy crafts, and cute critters.

Not-Too-Scary Haunted House
When: 10am – 5pm
Where: Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave N, Fargo, ND
Cost: $5/person

Instead of trick-or-treating, go pub crawling

This FREE pub crawl replaces candy with Bud Light – an adult trick-or-treat. You can buy a mug for $5.25 and have it refilled for just $3.25 as you weave through some of Downtown Fargo’s classic bars.

Halloween 2018 pub crawl

Halloween Pub Crawl
When: 2pm to 2am
Where: Any of the participating bars
Cost: FREE (buy a mug for $5.25 for the night)

Investigate the paranormal Paranormal Investigation at Bonanzaville

Visitors and volunteers alike have reported phenomena at Bonanzaville that cannot be easily explained. These tours will allow you to move beyond museum barriers in teams of 6 and discover for yourself.

Buildings included in the investigations are the Brass Rail Saloon, the Houston Mansion, the Bjerklie Pharmacy, and the Burlington Northern Passenger Car. EMF detectors and voice boxes will be provided for each group. Attendees will also be permitted to bring in their own approved equipment.

Paranormal Investigations
When: 8pm or 10pm start time
Where: Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo
Cost: $50/person


On Halloween Night

Craft beer + creepy vinyl tunes

Things are going to get down right chilling in Fargo’s only exclusively local taproom on All Saint’s Eve. Strange and creepy jams, juicy IPAs, malty porters and perhaps some eye-makeup overkill will make for a solid prelude to any ludicrously wild late night (aka early morning) shenanigans.

Vinyl DJ Castle Danger will be hitting the dual turntables with his strangest, most creepy jams with intermittent guests all night long.

Halloween 2018 vinyl music night event

Strange & Creepy Vinyl Night
When: 7pm – 11pm
Where: Front Street Taproom, 614 Main Ave, Fargo
Cost: No cover, with drink deals like $2 Grain Belt Pounders and $4 Summit Brewing Company’s Dark Infusion

A true Monster Mash dance

This 21+ event is bound to be a graveyard smash. This Halloween bash will kick off with a special Grindflicks screening of cult classic horror comedy, The Monster Squad (1987), followed by a costume contest with prizes for the best looks of the night, along with other ghastly games including bobbing for Wolfman nards, Drink-O, and a beer can ring toss.

Then, dance the night away as the Monster Mash dance party closes out a spooktacular evening.

Halloween Monsters Ball dance event

Monsters Ball
When: Doors open at 7pm, movie at 8pm, dance party at 9:30pm
Where: Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave N, Fargo
Cost: $10/person for advanced tickets

Tribute night to the music of Ween

Local bands Kapeesh, The Human Element, Pat Lenertz Band and San Haven Chuckle pay tribute to the music of one of their and many’s favorite band, Ween this Halloween; if you love Ween, do not miss this show!

Tribute music to Ween

HalloWeenFest: A Tribute to The Music of Ween
When: 8pm – Midnight
Where: Sidestreet Grille & Pub, 404 4th Ave N, Fargo
Cost: No cover charge

Cover show + costume contest at Fargo’s prime live music venue

Join SuperCruiser as The Cure, Pretty Hardly as The Replacements, Gneil as My Bloody Valentine, and Dawn Dockin’ & The Sperry Barrys playing yacht rock hits. It wouldn’t be Halloween without a costume contest, so make sure you come dressed to impress (or scare).

Cover show for Halloween at the Aquarium

Aqua Halloween Cover Show
When: Doors open at 9pm, show at 9:30pm
Where: The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Floor 2), Fargo
Cost: $5 to enter


Whether you’re looking for a good scare or just a way to get outside and enjoy autumn, you have a few options to choose from… and now you can get back to planning your best Fargo-themed costume for Halloween night!

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