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.
Weekends in October & Halloween Night
Take a walk through the darkest and most dangerous woods in the FM area at the Haunted Farm or head into the maze of cornfields at Acres of Terror while a deranged bus driver gives you a spin. Each twist and turn is full of more hair-raising and spooky characters who are sure to frighten you.
Where: 1947 130th Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 585-4539
Cost: $22 admission
Acres of Terror
Where: 108 Highway 18 S, Leonard, ND | (701) 491-2587
Cost: $25 admission
Weekends in October
Check out both Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch and Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch for a great fall experience for the whole family. Both have carriage rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, and many other family-friendly attractions.
Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch
Where: 7414 40th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 282-9392
Cost: $9 admission, pumpkins are extra
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
Where: 14447 Hwy 10, Glyndon, MN | (218) 498-2684
Cost: $5 admission, additional costs for some attractions
Nooks and Crannies Flashlight Tour
October 10 & 17
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.
Where: Comstock House | 506 8th St S, Moorhead | (218) 291-4211
Cost: $10 ($5 for members)
October 11, 18, & 25
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.
Where: Bonanzaville | 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo | (701) 282-2822
Cost: $50 per person
October 18-20, 24-27, 31, November 1-2
The musical thriller that is Sweeny Todd is a perfect night out during the Halloween season. The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre has promised not to shy away from the horror, so buckle in for this bloody performance.
Where: The Stage at Island Park | 333 4th St S, Fargo | (701) 235-6778
Cost: $15-25 depending on age
Test your Beetlejuice knowledge at trivia at Pepper’s Sports Cafe. Bring the whole family for this family-friendly event.
Where: 2510 University Dr, Fargo | (701) 232-2366
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show takes over Fargo Theatre’s Classic Film Series with an explosive performance. This is not for the faint at heart, but it’s definitely for cult film fanatics. The show starts at 11 p.m. as it is strictly only for adults.
Where: The Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 239-8385
Cost: $5 admission
Boo at the Zoo
October 19 & 26
Take the kids trick-or-treating early at the zoo for candy and treats by local vendors while they check out the animal exhibits.
Where: Red River Zoo | 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 277-9240
Cost: $7.75-9.75 depending on age
Halloween Bar Crawl
Take on the ultimate bar crawl with “Crawl With Us” a national company that puts on bar crawls all over the country. Dress up and join the party, two free drinks are included with each ticket as well as drink and food specials at each stop.
Where: Downtown Fargo
Family Costume Party at Skate City
Strap on your skates and grab a costume for the spookiest time of the year at Skate City. They will be having a costume parade and games and of course, the skate floor will be rockin’.
Where: 3302 Interstate Blvd S, Fargo | (701) 235-0555
Spooktacular Halloween Party
Grab the kiddos and head to Veterans Memorial Arena for an afternoon of Halloween fun!
Where: 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 433-5360
Hocus Pocus trivia
Where: 4445 17th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 205-4188
The Hjemkomst Monster Ball
The only Halloween party that takes place around the Hjemkomst Viking Ship! Live music, classic movies projected onto the ship’s sail, a carnival, and spooky movie legend “Madd Frank Presents” in attendance for a meet and greet.
Where: 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead | 218-299-5515
The Moorhead Center Mall will be hopping the night of Halloween with great deals and fun for the whole family.
Where: Moorhead Center Mall | 510 Center Ave, Moorhead | (218) 233-6117
All of these events are also happening on Halloween Night:
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!