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Celebrate Halloween your way this year — whether that means getting lost in a corn maze or braving the gore in a haunted house. With so many ways to celebrate, today’s haunted happenings are sure to leave you spooked.
Deadview Cemetery. Prepared to be scared witless in this outdoors cemetery that is wheelchair accessible. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31. $7 cash only; donations accepted. 8839 96th St. S., Cottage Grove. This is a nonprofit organization that donates a portion of the admission to the Friends in Need food shelf. http://www.deadviewcemetery.com/
Arboretum AppleHouse. Choose from more than 50 varieties throughout the season. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 6; 1.5 miles west of the arboretum on Minnesota 5, Chaska; 952- 443-1409; www.arboretum.umn.edu.
Corn Maze. This year’s theme, “All Roads Lead to 61,” takes you on a scavenger hunt throughout the maze, searching for clues that will lead to a secret within the Highway 61 sign. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 31; $8.50-$6.50 (children younger than 2 free); Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center, 10900 Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove; 651-459-3001; zgardencenter.com.
Fright Farm. Leave the kiddies at home and get ready for a night full of paranormal activity. This haunted house is not for the fainthearted. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31; $10; Ramsey County Fairgrounds, White Bear Avenue and Frost Street, Maplewood; frightfarm.org.
Haunted Basement. Designed by artists, the Soap Factory’s attraction mixes art with horror while pushing visitors to their breaking points as they navigate the 125-year-old basement. Participants must be 18 and older and sign a waiver. 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31; $22; 514 Second St. S.E., Mpls.; soapfactory.org.
Haunting Experience on Highway 61. This experience includes three haunted houses, featuring the new Schummo’s Clown House, a hayride, bonfire and an outdoor movie. Dusk til 10 p.m. Oct. 31; $19; Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center, 10900 Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove; 651-459-3001; zgardencenter.com.
House of Gore. This gruesome, maze-like haunted house is full of spooky surprises sure to scare the pants off you. Complete with rats, ghosts, and gallons of bloody gore, this haunted house is intended for adults. There are no age restrictions, but parents are advised to use caution if bringing children. 5-11 p.m. Oct. 31; $5; 1444 E. Reaney Ave., St. Paul; butchershophouseofgore.tripod.com.
Nightmare Hallow-Scream Park. This park is full of ghouls, ghosts and goblins and includes a haunted house, magic show and hayride through spooky woods and swamps. New this year, catch Minnesota’s first computerized light show, featuring illuminated creatures and characters. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 31; $18.50-$15.50; Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. N.E., Columbus; 651-462-7279; nightmarehalloween.com.
Pumpkin Palooza. Pumpkins, gourds and squash abound in this colorful display. There are more than 100 varieties in this year’s exhibit from common to exotic, all cultivated by arboretum gardeners in the fields of the Horticultural Research Center. Daily through Nov. 4; Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska; arboretum.umn.edu.
Scarecrow Alley. Gather friends and family to browse the unusual animal-themed scarecrows at the Minnesota Zoo’s fourth annual event. Through Oct. 31; Wells Fargo Family Farm, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; 952-431-9200; mnzoo.org.
Trail of Terror. Billing itself as “Minnesota’s largest Halloween event,” the thrills and frights are endless at the Trail of Terror. Wander through Hotel 666 as creepy creatures lurk the hallways, join the walking dead for the Zombie Pub Crawl or just relax by a campfire and listen to ghost stories. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31; $19.95-$13.95 (kids 4 and under free); 3525 145th St. W., Shakopee; 952-445-7361; trailofterrorfest.com.
Chicka-BOOM! This annual outdoor puppet extravaganza is a show for all ages and features stilt walkers, aerialists, music and fire. Free food, drink and live music follow the show. 7 p.m. Oct. 31; $20-$5 donation; Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate Entrance), 1305 Mississippi River Blvd. S., St. Paul; barebonespuppets.org.
Victorian Ghost Stories. Costumed actors perform dramatic readings of 19th-centruy ghost stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton and the Brothers Grimm, as well as “true” ghost stories. Following the readings, tour the James J. Hill House and enjoy hot cider. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31; James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul; $12-$10; 651-297-2555.
Old-fashioned Halloween Party. Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge is keeping it classy–and slightly psychotic–this Halloween, with their old-fashioned costume party. Sip on cocktails, beer or wine while enjoying live entertainment and slasher movies. Make sure to document the night in their photo booth. Must be 21 or older to attend. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31; $45 in advance, $50 at door; Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, 1900 Marshall St. N.E., Mpls; tickets, 512-788-9069.
Ar-BOO-retum. Come in costume and receive free admission to the arboretum’s main Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating, story time and spooky tunes. All day Oct. 31; Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska; www.arboretum.umn.edu.
Costello House of Horror. Come see Chris Costello’s spooky Halloween display and food drive. All ages are invited to view Costello’s scary masterpieces. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Family Pathways food shelf. 7 p.m. Oct. 31; free; 21969 Jason Ave. N., Forest Lake; firstname.lastname@example.org.