Halloween in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Family Fun, Costumes, Haunted Horses and More

This general guide to Halloween activities and events in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas is a great resource for locals and visitors alike. There's plenty of Halloween family fun to be had -- trick-or-treating, haunted houses, scary fun, and plenty of places to shop for costumes, makeup, and Halloween supplies.

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    A grandfather and his granddaughter looking at pumpkins
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    Pick-your-own pumpkins at Sever’s Fall Festival! Sever’s Corn Maze is well-known for its extensive menu of activities. In addition to what’s included in admission, these diversions require an extra fee: giant slide ($2), pony and camel rides ($5), pumpkin cannons ($5), face painting, sand art, hay rides ($1 - age 3 and under are free), an arcade, and concessions.

    Admission/Discount: Get $1 off admission for everyone in your group with this coupon which includes admission to Sever’s giant themed corn maze, the corn pit, play equipment, jumping pillows, an exotic petting zoo, live shows and quite a bit more.

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    Haunted Basement returns to its roots with two twisted pathways leading to artist-created environments built throughout the entire 13,000 square feet of The Soap Factory's basement. But the nightmare starts before you even get there, as you are forced to wait in line through a maze of visual horror above the basement. Once it's your turn, you'll​ separate into small groups and be given a choice: Follow the signs to take the "easier" path or be brave and take the path filled with more horror and more torment than ever before. Once a path is chosen, there's no turning back. But beware; they may decide to switch the signs at any time. 

    A valid photo ID is required for everyone attending The Haunted Basement--you must be 18 or older.

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    There are thousands and thousands of costumes from basic to the extreme at downtown St. Paul's Twin Cities Magic and Costume Co. store. Complete children and adult costumes are available to rent or buy, and there's also wigs, makeup, shoes, fake blood, jewelry, masks, and Halloween decorating supplies for sale.

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    If you're looking where to buy Halloween costumes in Minneapolis, or where to get supplies for making costumes, party decor, and supplies, accessories, makeup and wigs in the Twin Cities, then look no further than Twin Cities Magic & Costume Co. You'll find everything you need here.

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    Minneapolis is home to the nations' longest running Zombie Pub Crawl, held in mid-October (it will take place on October 14th in 2017).

    Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands of undead souls into the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment and all sorts of other fiendish fun. Costumes encouraged--the gorier, the better! Featuring two outdoor stages, dozens of participating bars, limited-edition “Brain Belt” beer courtesy of Schell’s Brewing, dozens of food trucks, tons of great live music, the World Brain-Eating Championships, and so much more.

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    "Our famous crooks' tour! Explore with us the sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with the 1930s gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Babyface Nelson. See the sights where the gangsters lived it up as they planned and executed some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated in the upper Midwest. Your guide takes you past the most infamous gangster hideouts and the famous nightclubs where many gangsters spent time socializing with the public."

    The St. Paul Gangster Tour is approximately 2 hours long.