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Afton Trick or Treat Trail

  • Location: Downtown Afton businesses, St. Croix Trail S.
  • What: Children trick or treat to Afton businesses where they will receive free treats and prizes. Children will also participate in activities including pumpkin decorating, face painting, fall crafts, spooky games and live DJ entertainment.
  • When: Oct. 26
  • Times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
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  • Haunted Museum sponsored by Afton Historical Society

    • Location: Afton Historical Museum, 3165 St. Croix Trail South, Afton
    • What: A haunting experience for older teens and adults
    • When : Oct. 31 
    • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Cost: Free 
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    Woodbury Does a Deal, sponsored by Woodbury Community Foundation

    • Location: Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave., Oakdale
    • What: Fundraiser for Woodbury Community Foundation that will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, costume contests, live auction, silent auction and a “Let’s Make a Deal” type game featuring game-show host Bart Chestman. 
    • When : Oct. 26 
    • Times: 6:13 p.m.
    • Cost: $75 
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    Monster Mash, sponsored by District 833 Early Childhood Family Education

    • Location: Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury 
    • What: Music, dancing and games for families
    • When : Oct. 25 
    • Times: 6-8 p.m. 
    • Cost: $3 per person, or $9 per family, in advance or $4 or $10 at the door. 
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    Zywiec’s Haunting Experience

    • Location: Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center, Landscape, 10900 E Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove 
    • What: Three haunted houses: Schummo’s Clown House, haunted hay ride and Manor House; corn maze; low scare matinees; and Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure Ride
    • When : Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 
    • Times: Haunting Experience and Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure Ride are open Weeknights from dusk to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m.; low scare matinees are weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; corn maze is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Cost: $17 per person, group rates available. The low scare matinee is $9 per person.Corn maze is $8 for ages 12 years and old and $6 for under 12 years old. Bit Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure Ride is $13. 
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    Deadview Cemetery, a haunted cemetery

    • Location: 8839 96th Street South, Cottage Grove
    • What: Haunted cemetery tour, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    • When : Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
    • Times: 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7-10 p.m. on weeknights.
    • Cost: $7
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    Monster Bash, sponsored by Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest

    • Location: VFW Post 8752, 9260 East Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove
    • What: Dinner, costume contest, silent auction, dancing and parade
    • When : Oct. 25-26
    • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday
    • Cost: $10 for adults, ages 13 and older, for Friday activities and $5 for children, ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and over are free.
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    Fright Farm, sponsored by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department

    • Location: Ramsey County Fairgrounds, 2020 White Bear Ave. in Maplewood
    • What: Haunted house, event not recommended for young children.
    • When : Oct. 25-26 and Oct. 30-31 
    • Times: 7-11 p.m. 
    • Cost: $10, all proceeds donated to Ramsey County Sheriff’s Foundation
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    Halloween parade, sponsored by the Hudson Rotary Club

    • Location: Newton Field: 938 13th Street Hudson, Wis.
    • What: Parade, games, costume contest and prizes
    • When : Oct. 31
    • Times: 4 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Online: Events section at
    Amber Kispert-Smith

    Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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