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Halloween Events in Brainerd MN

Trick or Treat in Brainerd!

Halloween events are the best in Brainerd, MN with fall colors around and a (usually) mild fall temperature. The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to an evening full of family friendly Halloween and Trick or Treat events. Brainerd businesses and churches also host several Trunk or Treat events for a safe alternative to Trick or Treat. Brainerd Halloween events last through the afternoon and into the evening so either catch them all or make it to one or two for a Halloween to remember.

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2021 Brainerd Halloween Events

Saturday, October 16, 2021

14th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival

14th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival
Gregory Park, Brainerd MN
Save the Date!

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Haunted Trail – Northland Arb

The Haunted Trail is an outdoor walking trail. Come experience haunted thrills and chills as you walk the 1.5 mile high trails in dark woods of the Arboretum!
Special effects, new costumes, black lights & games on low scare trail. The trail has both a low scare and high scare sections.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Haunted Hollow Haunted House & Hayride

Come get your SCARE on at Holst Acres’ “Haunted Hollow” Haunted House & Hayride this fall!!! Do you dare venture into our haunted woods? Take a hayride through the woods and explore our haunted house- but be sure to keep a look out for creatures lurking in the shadows!

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Haunted Trail – Northland Arb

The Haunted Trail is an outdoor walking trail. Come experience haunted thrills and chills as you walk the 1.5 mile high trails in dark woods of the Arboretum!
Special effects, new costumes, black lights & games on low scare trail. The trail has both a low scare and high scare sections.

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Ruttger’s Oktoberfest

Traditional German food and entertainment all weekend PLUS a 150-booth arts & craft fair on Saturday, October 23rd.
A Ruttger’s classic!

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Haunted Hollow Haunted House & Hayride

Come get your SCARE on at Holst Acres’ “Haunted Hollow” Haunted House & Hayride this fall!!! Do you dare venture into our haunted woods? Take a hayride through the woods and explore our haunted house- but be sure to keep a look out for creatures lurking in the shadows!

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Haunted Trail – Northland Arb

The Haunted Trail is an outdoor walking trail. Come experience haunted thrills and chills as you walk the 1.5 mile high trails in dark woods of the Arboretum!
Special effects, new costumes, black lights & games on low scare trail. The trail has both a low scare and high scare sections.

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Ruttger’s Oktoberfest

Traditional German food and entertainment all weekend PLUS a 150-booth arts & craft fair on Saturday, October 23rd.
A Ruttger’s classic!

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Trunk or Treat – Aitkin United Methodist Church

Aitkin United Methodist Church is hosting our annual Trunk-or-Treat event again!! As usual, we will be in the parking lot and street outside the church on October 24 from 3-5pm! Come in your costumes and bring a bag or bucket. Play some games, have some fun, take some photos and get some candy!! 🎃 🍬 👻
We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s costumes this year!

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Ruttger’s Oktoberfest

Traditional German food and entertainment all weekend PLUS a 150-booth arts & craft fair on Saturday, October 23rd.
A Ruttger’s classic!

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Haunted Hollow Haunted House & Hayride

Come get your SCARE on at Holst Acres’ “Haunted Hollow” Haunted House & Hayride this fall!!! Do you dare venture into our haunted woods? Take a hayride through the woods and explore our haunted house- but be sure to keep a look out for creatures lurking in the shadows!

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Halloween Karaoke Party – Midway Bar

Join us for our Halloween Party at the Midway Bar! Best décor in the area, costume contest, DJ/Karaoke music all night! You won’t want to miss this!

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Haunted Barn & Hay Rides – Nisswa Fire Department

Join us for our 23rd Nisswa Fire Department Haunted Barn and Hayrides.
Saturday October 30th
5:00 -6:00pm “Not So Scary” (No Live Spooks)
6:00-8:30pm “Scary Hours”
In addition, there will be Bonfires, Games and Concessions.

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Trick or Treat – 5Rocks Distilling Co.

Second Annual Spookapalooza at 5Rocks! Tricks and Treats – Food and Fun

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Trick or Treat Event – Pequot Lakes

4th Annual Pequot Lakes Halloween Event.
Trick or Treat at Local Pequot Lakes Businesses.
Enjoy Juice and S’mores at the Bonfire in the Park hosted by the Miss Pequot Lakes Royalty.

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Trick or Treat Event – Downtown Brainerd

11:30 Costume Parade and Contest
12:00-2:00pm Trick or Treating at Participating Businesses
12:00-3:00pm Live Music, Food & Kids Activities on South Seventh Street

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Trunk or Treat – Mission Tavern Halloween Fest

Trunk or Treat - Bring the kids and trick or treat in our parking lot as long as the candy lasts!
Kids Corn Grab - Each child can grab a free halloween prize from the corn bucket!
Adult Corn Grab - Win a prize from the corn bucket- free drinks, tavern gear, and other awesome prizes available!

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Trunk or Treat – Northland Arb

Trunk or Treat & low scare trail.

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Haunted House & Hayrides - Holst Acres

Come get your SCARE on at Holst Acres’ “Haunted Hollow” Haunted House & Hayride this fall!!! Do you dare venture into our haunted woods? Take a hayride through the woods and explore our haunted house- but be sure to keep a look out for creatures lurking in the shadows!

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Annual Children’s Halloween Party – Nisswa American Legion

Get your little Goblins together and bring them out to the Nisswa Legion on Halloween to get their Trick or Treat bags and a Free Hot Dog!

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Trunk or Treat – Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa

All are welcome for this Reformation Day Trunk or Treat event, which will be held in our front parking lot from 3pm to 4:30pm. Families/Groups/Individuals are invited to host trunks – please provide your own treats (be sure to have some allergy friendly treats available.) Set up time is 2:30 with trunk or treat starting at 3pm. Our Youth will be hosting some Halloween carnival games as well. This will be an outdoor event.

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Trunk or Treat – Assembly of God Church, Crosby

Join us for a fun and safe place to take your kids trick or treating!

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Trick or Treat – Garrison VFW

Ladies Auxiliary will have treat bags for all the goblins stopping by to the VFW for Halloween.

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Trunk or Treat - Backus Church of the Nazarene

Please come and bring your kids to our annual Trunk or Treat. We will be passing out candy and having hot dogs, chips and hot chocolate. Bring a friend

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Trunk or Treat – Pequot Lakes Police Department

Join us for our 1st Annual Trunk or Treat event! Bring your family to trick or treat in the safety of the city hall parking lot. We will have candy and non-food treats available for participants.

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Halloween Hot Dogs & Candy – Schaefer’s Foods

Join us at Schaefer’s Foods in Nisswa for the 2nd Annual Halloween Treats for kids!

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Trick or Treat Parade – Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

All tiny goblins, superheroes and ghouls age 10 and younger are asked to gather at the back of the Care Center on Sunday, Oct. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. They should maintain proper social distancing as they roam along the Spooktacular Candy Trail up to the main Care Center entrance collecting their loot. Children will be able to trick-or-treat outside of each resident’s room and greet them through their festively decorated windows.

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