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2021 Halloween round-up for the Brainerd lakes area

Wanting some tricks or treats in the Brainerd lakes area this Halloween season?

People on the arboretum trail get a fright walking through the spooky mummy themed section Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at the Northland Arboretum Haunted Trail. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
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Wanting some tricks or treats in the Brainerd lakes area this Halloween season? Look no further as the Brainerd Dispatch has the lineup for all of the spooky activities happening in Brainerd and the surrounding areas.

Haunted Hidden Hollows at Paul Bunyan Land

Haunted Hidden Hollows at Paul Bunyan Land will be 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The maze, house and entry paths are redesigned every year, so the haunt experience will never be the same.

Cost for the three-story haunted house is $12. The 14-acre corn maze is $16. A combo ticket is $26.

Trunk or treat event at Christ Lutheran

BAXTER — Christ Lutheran Church, 13815 Cherrywood Drive, Baxter, will have a trunk or treat event from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

Zion Lutheran Church to host trunk or treat

Zion Lutheran Church, 220 N. Eighth St., Brainerd, will host a trunk or treat event at 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.


Drive-through, touch free Halloween event planned

BAXTER — Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 6311 Mildred Road, Baxter, will host a drive-through, touch-free Halloween event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The event will feature candy stations, providing sweet treats to children in safe, drive-through style.

The Outreach Board at Prince of Peace noted that each driver will receive a single plastic bag for candy as they enter the church’s parking lot, with all candy going into the driver’s bag. After driving through, the driver can distribute the candy, as appropriate, to the children in attendance. This will help keep the event moving efficiently and keep it touch-free.

More information can be found at .

Sponsors of this community event include Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Thrivent Financial, Walmart, Cub Foods, Menards, SuperOne Foods and others.

Trick or treating planned at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

CROSBY — All tiny goblins, superheroes and ghouls are invited to trick or treat along the spooktacular candy trail up to the main entrance of the care center at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

This is a fun and COVID-19 safe way for children ages 10 and younger to wear their favorite costume and have a fun-filled Halloween adventure. Youngsters should maintain proper social distancing as they roam the care center’s outdoor grounds in collecting their loot.

Residents will stay inside their rooms while stations more than 6 feet apart will be set up outside of their windows for self-serve, pre-packaged candy. Children will be able to trick-or-treat outside of each resident’s room and greet them through their festively decorated windows.

The care center is also seeking candy and monetary donations to help support the event as COVID-19 has not allowed residents to have their usual fundraisers. Generally, more than 500 youths trick or treat at the center and thousands of pieces of candy are distributed.


Donations may be sent to Mary Dehning, CRMC Care Center, 320 E. Main St., Crosby, MN 56441 any time before Halloween. They may also be left at CRMC’s main entrance screening station at any time before Halloween.

For more information, contact Dehning at or 218-546-4353.

Nisswa church to host trunk or treat event

Lutheran Church of the Cross of Nisswa will host a trunk or treat event from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot.

This will be an allergen-free event. All will be welcome to host a trunk and dress in costume.

Annual children’s Halloween party at the Legion

NISSWA — The Nisswa American Legion will host the annual children’s Halloween party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

The event will be in the lower level of the parking lot on the north side of the building.

Trunk or treat at Assembly of God

CROSBY — A trunk or treat event will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Assembly of God Church, Crosby.

Trick or treat at Garrison VFW

GARRISON — The Ladies Auxiliary will have treat bags for all the goblins 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Garrison VFW.


Trunk or treat at the Church of the Nazarene, Backus

BACKUS — A trunk or treat event will be 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Church of the Nazarene in Backus.

They will be passing out candy and having hot dogs, chips and hot chocolate.

Trunk or treat at Pequot Lakes Police Department

PEQUOT LAKES — The Pequot Lakes Police Department will host a trunk or treat event 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

They will have candy and non-food treats available for participants.

Schaefer’s Foods to host Halloween event

NISSWA — Schaefer’s Foods in Nisswa will host a Halloween event for kids.

Hot dogs and candy will be available from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

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