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Area Halloween haunts and events:

Children participated in a pumpkin roll race during the MOMS Club of Woodbury event at Oak Meadows Senior Living.

Soiree Spooktacular, sponsored by Woodbury Community Foundation

- Location: Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave., Oakdale

- What: Fundraiser for Woodbury Community Foundation and includes music, food and costumes.

- Dates: Oct. 26

- Times: 6:13 p.m.

- Cost: $75

- Online: www.woodburyfoundation. org/soiree-spooktacular

Monster Mash, sponsored by District 833 Early Childhood Family Education

- Location: Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury

- What: Music and games for families

- Dates: Oct. 26

- 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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Trick or Treat Trail, sponsored by Afton Area Business Association

- 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.

- Dates: Oct. 27

- Times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Cost: Free

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Harvest Haunting, sponsored by Dakota County Historical Society

- Location: LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings

- What: Spooky storytelling, candlelight cellar tours, freshly squeezed apple cider and s'mores

- Dates: Oct. 27

- Times: 5-9 p.m.

- Cost: $7, make reservation by calling (651) 437-7055

- Online: LeDuc/home.asp

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

- Dates: Oct. 31

- Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

- Cost: Free

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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, corn maze and "The Midway Macabre."

- Dates: Oct. 24-31

- Times: Weeknights from dusk to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m. A tamer version of the haunting experience is available weeknights from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Cost: $19 per person, group rates available. The low scare matinee is $8 per person.

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Deadview Cemetery, a haunted cemetery 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

- Dates: Oct. 26-27

- 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 Av.

- What: Haunted house, event not recommended for young children.

- Dates: Oct. 27-28 and Oct. 30-31

- Times: 7-11 p.m.

- Cost: $10, all proceeds donated to Ramsey County Sheriff's Foundation

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Farm Scare, sponsored by Axdahl's

- Location: 7452 Manning Avenue, Stillwater

- What: Haunted trail and corn maze, not recommended for children under 14; children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

- Dates: Oct. 26-27

- Times: dusk to 10 p.m.

- Cost: $12, $2 off with non-perishable food item

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Trick or Treat in Stillwater

- Location: Downtown Stillwater

- What: Trick or treating at Stillwater businesses

- Dates: Oct. 27-28

- Times: noon to 4 p.m.

- Cost: Free


Halloween Bash, sponsored by the City of Hudson

- Location: Willow Rivers State Park, 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wis.

- What: Crafts, games, snacks and storytelling

- Dates: Oct. 27

- Times: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

- Cost: $2, vehicle admission is required.


Halloween parade, sponsored by the City of Hudson

- Location: Newton Field: 938 13th Street Hudson, Wis.

- What: Parade, games, costume contest and prizes

- Dates: Oct. 31

- Times: 4 p.m.

- Cost: Free


Dreadwood Haunted Forest

- Location: 835 County Road E, Hudson, Wis.

- What: Haunted trail and bonfire. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Children under 13 will not be admitted.

- Dates: Oct. 26-27

- Times: 7-10 p.m.

- Cost: $12, $2 off with canned or non-perishable food item

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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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