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Top Ten Fall/ Halloween Activities

Picking pumpkins is a wonderful activity to get friends together for a fun evening out. Photo by Karissa Vetsch

Picking pumpkins is a wonderful activity to get friends together for a fun evening out. Photo by Karissa Vetsch

By Karissa Vetsch

Fall has just begun and Halloween is fast approaching. Many students and families are beginning to try and find activities to celebrate the season and enjoy Halloween. With a range of activities for all ages, our Top 10 Fall/ Halloween Activities will tell you what is nearby and fun for all your festive spirits.

10. Parks and Rec Annual Halloween Dance for Kids

On October 17 at the Forest City Civic Auditorium there is a Kids Halloween Dance! Sign up begins at 5:15 p.m. and the dancing begins at 6:00 p.m.. For more information contact 641-585-4860.

9. Offer to babysit for local family

From college aged students to middle school age, ask your neighbors and family friends to babysit for the night and take the children trick or treating.  Parents can get a break for the night and you can dress up as well.

 8. Trick or Treat In Resident Halls

On October 31 college students dress up and walk around their dorms and knock on their fellow classmates doors for some trick or treating. Waldorf College’s Resident Halls are: Johnson and London, Breen, Ormseth, Tanner, and Timberland. Dressing up and asking politely increases your odds on receiving candy.

7. Pinters Gardens and Pumpkins

Pumpkin patch, corn maze and farm animals? What else is better then that? Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins is located in Decorah (2475 IA-9, Decorah, Iowa 52101) and has a variety of fall activities for all ages. Pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve or make it to the exit at the end of the corn maze. Admission is $10 (3 and under free) and Senior Citizens (65+) pay $7.

6. Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze

Be-A-Mazed by the corn maze in Montgomery, Minnesota that is designed as a Monarch butterfly this year. There are two entrances, one takes only an hour and is better for little kids. Whereas the other takes longer and is a bit more complex. Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze is located at: 15953 State Highway 99 Montgomery, Minn. 56069.  Admission for Adults 12 years old and up: $7.50 (plus tax), Youth 5 to 11 yrs old: $6.25 (plus tax), Children under 5 years old: Free and Seniors 65 and older: $6.25 (plus tax).

 5. S.W.A.T. trip to Haunted Hike

Waldorf Students can travel with S.W.A.T. on October 17, 2015 to D and D Ranch in Clear Lake for a scare-filled Haunted Hike. To reserve a spot, pay just $2 and sign up at the College’s Campus Information Center (CIC) on the sign up sheet at the CIC desk.

4. Walking Eagle Pumpkin Patch

Located right here in Forest City, the Walking Eagle Ranch will have pumpkins to raise money for Relay for Life.  Saturday, Oct. 3 from  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., they will be offering concessions, a bake sale, and other free activities. Bring your family, pick out some pumpkins, and help do some good!

3. Tweites Family Farm

Tweite’s Family Farm offers a 12 acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and a fun park with giant slides. Admission just for the corn maze is $8. Admission for the whole park, including the maze is $15. Tweite’s Family Farm is located at 1821 Frontier Road SW Bryon, Minnesota 55920.

2. Valley Scare (Haunt)

Valleyfair is a theme park in Minnesota that decorates the whole park and becomes Haunt. Haunt is where buildings in the park become haunted houses and employees walk around scaring people. During the day it is child friendly, with lots of activities and fun. Valleyfair offers this beginning September 19 to November 1. Admission tickets are $33.99. Parking is $15 and preferred parking it is $20.

1. Rocky Horror Picture Show

Waldorf College presents the Rockey Horror Picture Show in Smith Theatre on October 31. The show starts at 12:00 a.m. and goes until 2:30 a.m. Admission is $2 for Waldorf Students and $10 for community members. Come enjoy the show and end Halloween on a good note!

There many more Halloween activities, above are just a few listed to start the season off. Grab your family and your friends and hit up these corn mazes. Pick out some cute pumpkins and have a pumpkin carving get together. Enjoy these close by attractions and have a Happy Halloween.

What exciting fall activities do you do every year with your friends or family?