Halloween in St. Paul

11th Annual Family Halloween Camp-In

IggyCome and join us as we celebrate 11 years of spooky family fun! Event includes museum admission, Omnitheater and Science Live Theater show, costume contest with prizes, a Spooky Science workshop, pizza dinner, late-night snack, and continental breakfast. The event also includes The Haunted Lab, a fun, freaky lab, where science gets a little scary!

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, October 29 – 8 a.m. Sunday, October 30
Ages: 4-17 with an adult (under 4 is free)
Fee: Adults $46, Youth $42 (Science Museum members: Adults $36, Youth $32)
REGISTER ONLINE. For questions or problems registering, call (651) 221-4511 or email campins@smm.org.

Boo-ology: Saturday, October 29


On Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Science Museum will host Boo-ology, a Halloween event for visitors of all ages. Kids under 12 in costume will receive free admission to the permanent exhibit galleries, and they’ll have the chance to join in a variety of spooky hands-on science activities with a Halloween spin! This year’s activities include a costume contest with prizes.


Tom Reid’s Pub  Halloween Party! Sat Oct 29 – After Red Wings at Wild game, 9:30ish | Live DJ $50 gift cert to best costume! Bacardi Swag for everyone!


Minnesota RollerGirls Halloween Party

Date: Saturday, October 29Time: 09:00 PMLocation: CAMP BarAddress: 490 N Robert St, 
St. Paul, Minnesota – 55101Phone: 651-292-1844Website: www.camp-bar.net/Event Description:


The Minnesota RollerGirls love Halloween, and you love rollergirls! So join us at the fabulous CAMP Bar for a rockin’ RollerGhouls Halloween party. There will be dancing, music and a costume contest. Get your face down to CAMP bar!



Scary Ink! Halloween Poster Show Opening

Date: Saturday, October 29Time: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PMLocation: Big Table StudioAddress: 375 Wabasha Street North, 
St Paul, MN – 55102Website: bigtablestudio.com/Event Description:

Scary Ink! will be the first of what we hope will be an annual poster show, dedicated to Halloween.

Come help us kick off Halloween weekend proper and check out completely original posters, designed and printed by local artists.

Artists who will be contributing original posters include: Amy Jo, TOOTH, Adam Turman, DWITT, Erik Hamline, Lucas Richards/MouseSaw, and many others.

Costumes encouraged.

Stay tuned for updates.


Make Halloween party plans to be with Diverse Emerging Music Organization (DEMO) at Wild Tymes this Friday and Saturday. CASH PRIZES to the best costumes and many more giveaways including drink Specials all night with special drink giveaways to those in costume. Music with Climbing Trees, Bruce McLaughlin Band, Morosity, Jabberwocky, and more!


MUSIC: O’Gara’s Annual Halloween Bash with Sweet Stache 

Date: Saturday, October 29Time: 09:30 PMLocation: O’Gara’s GarageAddress: 164 Snelling Ave North, 
St Paul, MN – 55105Phone: 651-644-3333Websitewww.ogaras.comEvent Description:

O’Gara’s Annual Halloween Bash with Sweet Stache


Old-Time Halloween

Date: Sunday, October 30Time: 12:00 AM – 04:00 PMLocation: Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah LifeAddress: 2097 West Larpenteur Avenue, 
St Paul, Minnesota – 55113Phone: 651-646-8629Website: www.rchs.com/gbbsfm2.htmEvent Description:

Old-Time Halloween 
Sunday, October 30, 2011- Noon-4:00
In the mid-1800s Europeans, especially Irish immigrants, brought their Halloween traditions to America. Trick-or-Treat at Jane Gibbs house; make popcorn balls in the Red Barn; find pennies in a haystack and enjoy a cup of cider!
Admission: Adults $8,Seniors $7,Children (age 2-16) $5
Free for RCHS members,Join now!


Monster Dash Half, 10 Mile, 5K

The 2011 Half Marathon and 10-Mile Monster Dash is in St. Paul this year!  We are very excited to have the races on a course that is fast, beautiful and entertaining.  Did we say fast?  You just might PR on this course which is all downhill (400 vertical feet total from start to finish — to be exact)!

 Combined with the beautiful fall foliage, the start of the race is spectacular! It begins at the picturesque Cathedral of St. Paul that overlooks the city. Participants will run the tree-lined course along historic Summit Avenue and finish in Downtown St. Paul at the Mighty Mississippi (See course info).  The chip-timed race is USATF certified. 


Old-Time Halloween  at Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
Sunday, October 30, 2011 – Noon-4:00 
In the mid-1800s Europeans, especially Irish immigrants, brought their Halloween traditions to America. Trick-or-Treat at Jane Gibbs’ house; make popcorn balls in the Red Barn; find pennies in a haystack and enjoy a cup of cider!
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children (age 2-16) $5
Free for RCHS members, Join now!

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Halloween Fearless 5K
Como Lake
October 29 – 9:00 am



Halloween Dance Fundraiser to benefit West 7th Meals on Wheels Program -Saturday, October 29  6:30-10:00 pm
West 7th Community Center – 265 Oneida Street 


 THEATER: Dracula

Date:Thursday, October 20 (and other dates, see calendar ) 
Time:07:30 PM
Where:E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia University

A mysterious force is at work in the lonely mountains of Transylvania and in London, an unspeakable evil haunting blood and soul. It is the classic tale of the forces of faith and love battling the centuries-old vampire, Count Dracula. First published in 1897, the novel was a best-seller in its day, and its popularity has only grown since, retold hundreds of times in films and books. A retelling of the most popular Gothic horror novel of all time, this production will remain faithful to Bram Stoker’s book while at the same time render it into an exciting theatrical event.


Friday, October 21
7pm social hour, 7:30pm film screening


 Halloween Bash + Transfigurations Exhibit @ Echo Arts! 

LocationEcho Arts275 4th street E , suite B200 (use the back alley door)Saint Paul, MN

More InfoJoin us for a serious Halloween Bash to Remember!

Short description: 
– 21+
– The exhibit in the space looks AMAZING and couldn’t be more perfect for this party. Just saying.
– $5.00 entry “donation” will get you some munchies, PBR, & Jell-o shots. Also we encourage BYO. Just because. 
– The lucky costume contest winner will receive a small metal sculpture made by either Mary or Jesse. (TBA)
– Music spun by DJ Redblock 
– a possible visit by Dr Tinkerpaw

Saturday, October 29 at 8:00pm

more info:   http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233950209994701



barebones puppets halloween

Halloween Puppet Extravaganza

Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), (0.8 miles south of Ford Parkway)1305 S. Mississippi River Blvd.St. Paul, Minnesota
Barebones presents!: A Fistful of Dirt: How the Death Was Won

Five shows! Two spectacular weekends!

Sat Oct 22 
Sun Oct 23

Sat Oct 29 
Sun Oct 30 
Mon Oct 31

All shows at 7 pm

The Halloween Extravaganza is both “pay-what-you-can” and “pay-what-it’s-worth-to-yo u”. Everyone is welcome and no one is turned away based on ability to pay. The production is grassroots community theater at its “rootsiest” and our fabulous audience loyally supports half of what it costs each year.

Weather Cancellation Hotline: 415-640-2116 after 3pm on day of show.

More information about the event, parking, etc. : http://barebonespuppets.or g/halloween-extravaganza-2 011/#more-2846

More information about Barebones Puppets:http://barebonespuppets.or g/



 The Boo Crawl is an annual event Lowertown Entertainment District does to celebrate Halloween. Basically, you pay $15 if you buy the tickets beforehand ($20 day of) and you get a free drink at every bar that participates. Senor Wong, The Black Dog, Heartland, Station 4, The Bulldog, Barrio Tequila Bar, Trattoria Da Vinci are all participating. Every stamp on your Passport can be redeemed for ticket for the Midnight Drawing @ Station 4.

 There will be lots of drink specials, door prizes, and yes, costume contests. You don’t have to wear a costume to come (plenty don’t), but I encourage you to because it is fun!

The Schedule:
7pm – Crawl Begins

7:30pm – Best ORIGINAL Costume Contest @ Black Dog ($150)

8:30pm – SCARIEST Costume Contest @ Heartland ($150)

9:30pm – Best GROUP* Costume Contest @ Hat Trick ($500)

*Minnimum 3 people to qualify

10:30pm – SEXIEST Costume Contest @ Senor Wong ($150)
Midnight – Cash prize drawing @ Station 4 ($250*)


TOUR: Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol

Dates: Oct. 20, 2011, Oct. 21, 2011, Oct. 22, 2011, Oct. 27, 2011, Oct. 28, 2011, Oct. 29, 2011

Time: 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Fee: $10 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members.

Reservations: required, call 651-296-2881

These popular annual tours allow visitors to see the Capitol in a historical setting with lighting similar to what existed when the building opened in 1905. As tour groups move through the shadowy and eerily lit rotunda, hallways and chambers, they will meet historical “spirits” who tell stories of the Capitol’s early history, including a night watchman, Civil War veteran, a woman suffragist, a dome foreman and an artist who decorated the Supreme Court chamber. Tours are 60 minutes and leave every half hour.


1968 Scary Movie Night   @  Minnesota History Center  – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a creepy evening of clips as you act along with some of the best scary movies from 1968, including Rosemarys Baby, Planet of the Apes and George Romeros original Night of the Living Dead. Local writer and artist Andy Sturdevant will provide commentary. Compete for prizes in the 1968 Movie Trivia Smackdown and the Charlton Heston Memorial Line Reading Contest. Awards will also be given for the Best Mia Farrow Rosemary haircut. Zombies welcome, but please eat before coming. Popcorn and classic movie candy available for purchase. Cash bar.


ZOO BOO at Como  –  2 weekend, 5 nights , 

Come to Como’s annual Halloween family festival and support Minnesota’s free zoo while you boo at the Zoo.

Tickets are $7 per person at the gate. Buy them online now and save $1 per ticket!

Discount tickets will also be available at metro-area Cub Foods beginning October 1st.

Zoo Boo is a non-scary Halloween event, recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 10, but everyone is welcome. For this unique fall fundraiser, the grounds of Como Zoo are transformed into a world of fairytales and fun! Over 200 live costumed characters interact and entertain children! This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating experience and many Halloween surprises.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes, but many come dressed as they are. This outdoor event is held rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather.

We encourage ZooBoo guests to use our FREE park and ride shuttle service during ZooBoo. The park and ride lot is a MN State Fair parking lot located on the south side of Como Avenue across from the State Fair’s Warner Coliseum.

Want to learn more about ZooBoo? Download our ZooBoo FAQ.

Real Haunted Tours
Mounds Park Theater – many dates   –real haunted tours


Throughout October, hosts themed tours including , Ghosts and Graves, Caves and Graves, and Lost Souls Tours.  


Minnesota’s most haunted locations with Chad Lewis –  Oct 30

Lewis explores the world of ghosts, spirits and haunted locations throughout the state.

Chad Lewis is a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research. He has trekked across the world in search of the paranormal—from tracking vampires in Transylvania and chasing the Chupacabras in Puerto Rico, to searching for the elusive monster in Loch Ness, and pursuing ghosts in Ireland’s castles.

Chad has been featured in hundreds of radio interviews, TV appearances, and newspaper articles. He also is the co-author of the Road Guide to Haunted Locations book series.


Enjoy spook-tacular fall fun along Grand Avenue! Events include food tastings, costume contests, family activities and trick-or-treating. 



Costume contest with great prizes
DJ dance music
Dance instructors on-hand, CHECK THE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS
Sun, Oct 30 at 4:00 p.m.
The Stuffed Animal HALLOWEEN Show
Dreamland Arts
An interactive theater experience for children and their stuffed animals. Recommended for ages 3+, but all ages welcome. $7 ($5 for children)


The Celtic Junction Grand Re-Opening and First Annual Halloween Bash

Free event! Suggested donations for crafts, treasure map, and other activities.

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open House
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Barn Dance

Explore the NEWLY REMODELED Celtic Junction

Bands perform all day
Artist Layl McDill opens her new polymer clay show
Costume Prizes (Celtic themes earn extra points!)
Treasure Map/Scavenger Hunt
Raffle prizes

Fun for the whole family!

The donations from this event will specifically support the purchase of a $50,000 handicapped-accessible lift.


On Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Science Museum will host Boo-ology, a Halloween event for visitors of all ages. Kids in costume will receive free admission to the permanent exhibit galleries, and they’ll have the chance to join in a variety of spooky hands-on science activities with a Halloween spin!

Lowertown Booze Crawl – Hat Trick – Oct 29

MUSIC: Lowertown Zombie Crawl With Scrapegoat, Skin & Bones 

Date: Saturday, October 29Time: 09:00 PMLocation: Hat Trick LoungeAddress: 134 5th St E, 
St. Paul, MN – 55101Phone: 651-228-1347Event Description:

Lowertown Zombie Crawl With Scrapegoat, Skin & Bones
Believe me, this trio, our main position player Scrape can counter Zombies and any type of chaos and mayhem with folk, country, and other psychedelic stuff!


But wait, there’s more!

Zombie Pub Crawl at Shamrock’s, – October 28th -$5 person , starts at 7:00
Halloween Bash – Shamrock’s  – October 29th – costume contest

Halloween Party – The NOOK  – Saturday October 29th – Free trick or drink to everyone in costume

Professional Free Pictures of you in your Halloween costume at Fabulous Fern’s – Saturday night 9:00-12:am and Sumdauy for th kids Halloween Brunch 10 am- 2 pm

Cherokee Tavern – Party Time-Halloween Bash Satrday October 29h