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. Friday, Oct. 29, and 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.
Haunted Hollow Haunted House and Hayride planned
STAPLES — Holst Acres’ Haunted Hollow Haunted House and Hayride will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30.
Take a hayride through the woods and explore the haunted house but be sure to keep a look out for creatures lurking in the shadows.
Recommended for ages 13 years and up. Discretion advised for families with children. Some content may not be suitable for younger children or those that scare easily.
When temperatures are cold outside, wait in line in a warm, dry place and enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa, fresh-roasted nuts, and other concessions available for purchase.
Cost is $12 per person.
For more information, visit holstacres.com.
Haunted barn and hay rides planned
NISSWA — Nisswa Fire Department will offer haunted barn and hayrides from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
The not-so-scary time is 5-6 p.m. with no live spooks. Scary hours are between 6-8:30 p.m.
In addition, there will be bonfires, games and concessions.
Proceeds go to benefit the Nisswa Fire Department, 8089 Garden View Road, Nisswa. Follow signs.
Trunk or Treat at Trinity
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Trinity’s third annual “Trunk or Treat” will be in the church parking lot and fellowship hall, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, from 3-5 p.m. with treats, food and fun.
Trick or treat in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES — Trick or treat local businesses in Pequot Lakes 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30.
Enjoy juice and s’mores at the bonfire in the park hosted by the Miss Pequot Lakes Royalty.
Trunk or Treat at Mission Tavern
Trunk or treat at Mission Tavern noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 30.
Each child can grab a free halloween prize from the corn bucket!
Take a picture on The Tav Truck with the skeleton crew.
Third annual spooktacular event set for Saturday
Come in your best costume and visit more than 25 downtown Brainerd businesses participating in the annual trick or treat event on Saturday.
Events begin at 11 a.m. with a Monster Mash Flash Mob Dance led by Spirit Movement Dance Studio. All children are welcome to learn how to Monster Mash in the alley adjacent to Bargains on 7th, then at 11:30 a.m. groove down South Seventh Street along to the “Monster Mash” to kick off trick or treating.
In between hunting for candy, kids can stop by the Spooktacular Kids Activity Area on South Seventh Street to paint pumpkins provided by Coco Moon Coffee Bar, play in a pumpkin sensory zone by WonderTrek Children’s Museum, decorate cookies from Knotty Pine Bakery, visit the Ya Sure Kombucha Truck for hot apple cider and more. Enjoy live music by Bruce Archer from noon to 3 p.m.
The Spooktacular is presented by Destination Downtown Brainerd Coalition. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/brainerddowntown or contact email@example.com.
Trunk or treat at the Northland Arb
Northland Arboretum will have a trunk or treat event and low scare trail from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30.
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 www.princeofpeacelutheran.church.
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 Mary.Dehning@Cuyunamed.org 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.