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Best Halloween Minneapolis 2021 Events

Is Halloween canceled in Minneapolis this year? While there are extra precautions in place due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of fun Halloween activities to take part in safely. Please refer to the event website for the most current information.

Fall is here, and it’ll be Halloween before you know it! Have you made plans to visit all of the incredible Halloween Minneapolis 2021 events? There’s trick or treating for the kids, haunts for the adults, and fall festivals for all ages.

Whether you’re looking for something to scare the pants off of you or maybe something a little tamer for the little ones, Minneapolis has something for you this Halloween season. We’ve asked all of the ghouls in town to tell us about their favorite Halloween events in and around Minneapolis and put together this easy-to-use guide to help you plan some incredible Halloween fun of your own.

All of these events are only a short drive from areas like Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, and Bloomington.

Best Minneapolis Halloween Events 2021

Minneapolis Halloween Half Marathon

Join us in October for the Annual Minneapolis Halloween Half Marathon. There will be 5k, 10k, and full half marathon races for all ages. The course features stunning views of the Mississippi River, the Stone Arch Bridge, and other historic sites around Minneapolis.

Sign up now to reserve your spot in the race. Bring the whole family along for a beautiful day of exercise and enjoying Minneapolis’s fabulous fall landscape.

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Image Source: Minneapolis Halloween Half

ValleyScare & The Great Pumpkin Fest

Come out to ValleyFair to take part in Halloween Minneapolis 2021 festivities at the Twin Cities’ favorite amusement park!

During the day, kids can come out to The Great Pumpkin Fest to have some Halloween fun with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. There will be trick or treating, rides, and specially themed areas like Charlie Brown’s Pirate Adventure. There’s even a Great Pumpkin Parade! Don’t miss out on this fantastic fall adventure suitable for children of all ages.

Once night falls, ValleyFair belongs to the monsters of ValleyScare. ValleyScare is the Twin Cities’ most intense Halloween Minneapolis 2021 experience featuring over 400 monsters prowling the park, horrifying scare zones, and haunted mazes. Enjoy all of your favorite ValleyFair rides and look down on the terrifying scene below. If you’re not too scared you can purchase a Fright Lane Pass which gives you access to 6 mind-boggling Skeleton Key Rooms.

ValleyScare is not intended for children.

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Image Source: Valley Fair

Afton Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a more traditional fall experience, check out Afton Apple Orchard.  Choose the perfect pumpkin from their enormous pumpkin patch, pick some apples to make a pie, and enjoy the beautiful Minnesota scenery at this gorgeous 200+ acre farm.

Afton Apple Orchard also offers hayrides and a 15-acre corn maze! This is the perfect family-friendly activity for young children and is an extremely affordable way to spend a beautiful Halloween Minneapolis 2021 season.

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