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Published October 27 2010

Halloween events

Thursday

Halloween at Cityscapes, 3 to 4 p.m., North Dakota State University Bookstore at Cityscapes, 630 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Children’s story hour: read “Scaredy-Cat, Splat” and make a scarecrow art project to take home. Free. (701) 231-5739.

Harvest Moon: Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd St. N. Costumes are encouraged; refreshments will be served; not recommended for children under age 12; anyone interested in performing original or classic Halloween-themed stories or poems should contact Karen at the library. (701) 241-1472.

Magic Show, 7 to 8 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St. E. Presented by Acts of Illusions. (701) 433-5460.

Halloween Costume Contest for Physically Challenged Children, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sanford Health Care Accessories, 3223 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Every child attending will receive a prize; top three prizes in the contest include gift certificates to Toys R Us, Target and Chuck E. Cheese’s; also games, refreshments and music; judges include Chastity Walberg and Lauren Gawthrop from WDAY. Preregistration required. (701) 234-1329.

Not So Scary Haunted House, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. For the younger crowd from 6 to 9 p.m. $7, $2 discount coupons available at area merchants. (701) 235-7521.

Friday

18+ Night of the Undead Dance Party, 11:30 p.m., The Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $8 for 18- to 20-year-olds, $5 for 21 and older. (701) 232-6767.

Acres of Terror, open rain or shine from dusk to 1 a.m.; located on Highway 18 South near Leonard, N.D.; and also in the Winter Show arena in Crookston, Minn. $20 for adults; $12 for children 10 and younger. (701) 491-2587.

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch, Highway 10 east of Glyndon, Minn., 3 to 6 p.m. Horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, barrel cars, cowboy camp, straw maze, children’s games. Admission $4, free for children 1 and younger, tickets required for some attractions. (218) 498-2684.

Not So Scary Haunted House, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. For the younger crowd from 6 to 9 p.m.; special adult haunting hours 9 to 11 p.m. $7, $2 discount coupons available at area merchants. (701) 235-7521.

Scary Face Pancakes, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., IHOP, 1701 45th St. S., Fargo. Design your own scary face pancake; free for children 12 and younger; includes an oversized buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini Oreo cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake.

Saturday

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch, on Highway 10 east of Glyndon, Minn., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Friday’s listing for details. (218) 498-2684.

Dakota Carriage Co. Pumpkin Patch, 11 to 5 p.m., 7414 40th Ave. N., Fargo. Horse-drawn rides, bale maze, barrel train rides, petting zoo, spook house, mini-golf, giant back yard games, corn maze. Admission is $6-$9. (701) 347-4069.

Halloween Party, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Dilworth Community Center. Games, raffle and food; free admission, game tickets are 25 cents; proceeds benefit community service projects sponsored by the Dilworth Loco Ladies Lions.

Acres of Terror, open rain or shine from dusk to 1 a.m. See Friday’s listing for details.

Carn-EVIL Haunted House, Reynolds, N.D.; 7 p.m. to midnight. $10. (218) 791-6896.

Boo-Galoo on Broadway Halloween Parade, 6 to 7 p.m., downtown Fargo. Lineup starts at 5 p.m. in the Old Broadway west parking lot; no cost to participate. (701) 364-9867.

Comstock House Halloween Treats and Tours, 6 to 8 p.m., 506 8th St. S., Moorhead. Come dressed in your costume for tours, treats, games and fun. $2-$4, free for children 5 and younger. (218) 291-4211.

Is That Your Mummy? Family Historians Unravel Cemetery Lore, 1 to 3 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St. E. Family historians discuss markers, memorials and mourning customs, how to plan a trip to a cemetery and how to take tombstone rubbings. (701) 433-5460.

Not So Scary Haunted House, El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. For the younger crowd from 4 to 9 p.m.; special adult haunting hours from 9 to 11 p.m. $7, $2 discount coupons available at area merchants. (701) 235-7521.

Sunday

Acres of Terror, open rain or shine from dusk to 1 a.m.; see Friday’s listing for details.

Free Halloween Spooktacular Party, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Games, prizes, candy, haunted maze, magic, mad scientist lab, cookie walk and refreshments. (701) 433-5360.

Carn-EVIL Haunted House, Reynolds, N.D.; 7 to 11 p.m. $10. (218) 791-6896.

Bison Halloween Party, 4 to 6 p.m., Bison Sports Arena, NDSU. For kids 12 and younger, games, candy and treats; also meet your favorite Bison athletes.

Dragon Halloween Bash, 6 to 7:30 p.m., MSUM. Trick-or-treat in the residence halls, also tower of treats, kiddie carnival, box maze and weird science world; start in Nelson Hall to pick up a map with more details. Parking available in lots N, P and A. (218) 477-2343.

Free Halloween Carnival, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Courts Plus Fitness Center, 3491 S. University Drive, Fargo. Membership at Courts Plus not required to attend; carnival games and Games Galore. The first 500 children will receive a free Halloween gift bag. There will also be face painting, a Halloween art project and a cupcake walk. (701) 237-4805.

Free Haunted Garage, 5 to 9:30 p.m., 628 East Hampton Drive, Moorhead. Candy and small toys for children. Directions signs will be posted on Eighth Street. (218) 233-2843.

Harvest Party, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 4575 45th St. S., Fargo. Carnival games, maze, trunk-’n-treat. (701) 232-5650.

Trick-or-Treating on Concordia’s Campus, 5 to 7 p.m., Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead. Trick-or-treat in the residence halls; students will be staffing the doors to give directions, and participating rooms will be clearly marked. (218) 299-3899.

Trunk or Treat, 4 to 6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 909 19th Ave. N., Fargo, hot dogs, apple cider, hay rides, candy, face painting, games and prizes, free admission.

Trick or Treat in the Mall, 4 to 6 p.m., West Acres Shopping Center, Fargo.