Halloween fun in Greater Grand Forks

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Today’s blog is brought to you from local blogger and business person Michaela Schell.

The Halloween fun in Greater Grand Forks doesn’t just happen on October 31st. Events are happening all week long before the actual holiday begins. Whether you want to be tricked or treated, there is something for everyone!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show…

…returns to the Empire Arts Center for its 11th year. The show isn’t just a screening of the cult classic movie, it incorporates live characters and even the audience. Costumes are encouraged and audience participation is a must.

  • October 25, 26 and 31 at 12 midnight
  • Tickets: $10 at the door and through Ticketmaster
  • More information can be found online
  • This show is for adults 18 and over only

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom…

…performed by the Empire Theatre Company (ETC) is sent in a suburban subdivision with identical houses where parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

Variety Magazine describes it as “…a nifty episode of The Twilight Zone, the story builds to an affectingly gruesome finale.”

The ETC cast has continually performed to quality plays and Neighborhood 3 will be no different. If you have yet to see them perform at the Empire, this show will be a great first.

  • October 24-26
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: adults $15/EAC members $12
  • For more information go to the Empire Arts Center online

Extreme North Dakota Racing-Twelve Hour Mountain Bike Enduring Delirium (END-TOMBED)…

…is a Halloween themed endurance mountain bike event hosted by ENDRacing. Solo riders or relay teams race around a 10 mile mostly single-track loop course at Turtle River State Park as many times as possible in 12 hours. In between laps riders can come in the Woodland Lodge to watch scary movies, grab some grub or warm up by the fire. It is a casual Halloween party meets epic athletic event type atmosphere.

Extreme North Dakota Racing-Terrifying Run Amongst Innumerable Lost Souls (END-TRAIL)…

…is another ENDRacing event over the Halloween season. This event is a Halloween themed trail run at Turtle River State Park where runners will compete solo or as part of a relay team to try to get in as many laps as possible in 12 hours.

The course has lots of windy single track, some fast and flat double track, lots of undulations and about 100 yards of pavement. There is even Halloween candy hidden along the course. In the fall, it is a beautiful place to run. There is a warm place to chill out and get cozy between laps and if you are not running ENDRacing will keep you entertained with pumpkin carving, old horror movies and hanging by the fire.

Legends of Terror Haunted House…

…is in its fifth year and continues to get better and scarier each year. On Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, the Grand Forks County Historical Society will work to scare the pants off you! Halloween enthusiasts spend the evening touring all of the haunted buildings at the Myra Museum…if they dare!

  • October 25 & 26
  • 8 p.m.-12 midnight
  • Myra Museum
  • 2405 Belmont Road
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Half Pint Haunt…

…is also at the Myra Museum but a little less scary, so your little kids can enjoy the fun. Half Pint Haunt shares spooky stories and has lots of treats given away by friendly ghosts in each of the museum buildings.

  • October 26
  • Admission is $3/person or $10/family

Family Day with Halloween Art Making…

… is for parents and children to team up for two creative hours Halloween themed fun at the North Dakota Museum of Art! All ages are welcome and materials provided. There will be various art stations for families to choose from.

  • October 26
  • 10 a.m.-12 noon
  • North Dakota Museum of Art
  • 261 Centennial Drive

Black Cat Bash…

…is a family event for children ages eight and younger featuring spooky stories, crafts and games. The cost is one food shelf item. It is a great place to spend a little Halloween fun with your kids.

  • October 29
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • First Season Community Center
  • 1122 7th Avenue South

The Halloween fun doesn’t end here. Take a look at our calendar of events for more “spooktacular” events and check back for another post about all the fun at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch.

 

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