By Alexa Gerber
In case the neighbor’s decorations didn’t make it obvious, Halloween is fast approaching. For some, that means it’s time to track down that old copy of “Hocus Pocus” and plan an all night movie marathon. For others, there’s a Dragons After Dark event to look forward to. Fargo-Moorhead also offers some spooky off-campus events to enjoy.
Ten miles south of Moorhead are two uniquely terrifying events — the Haunted Farm and the Haunted Corn Maze.
The farm’s website boasts “15 energetic and spine-tingling haunted attractions, and a most hair-raising walk through the dark and dangerous woods.”
This year, farm-goers can experience a 45-minute guided tour through their haunted house and insane clown room, and a lovely stroll through the Haunted Woods.
The farm is open from 7 – 11 the night of Halloween. Tickets are $15 each, but for an extra $5, attendees can skip the line. The farm is located at 1947 130th Ave. S. in Moorhead. For more information and a coupon for $2 off admission, check out their website at hauntedfarm.com.
The Corn Maze challenges attendees to make it out in one piece, and in its 15th year, the event is sure to feature some new surprises. For those keen on jump-scares, decorative fall items are also for sale at the event.
The maze is open from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Halloween and Nov. 1 (though participants must be at the gate by 11 p.m.). Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older, and $13 for kids 11 and younger. The Corn Maze is located at 12747 3rd St. S. in Moorhead. For more information, visit hauntedcornmaze.com.
Looking for more scares in the Red River Valley? Fright-fanatics can travel to Leonard, N.D. for Acres of Terror. Featuring a cast of freaky characters including a werewolf bus driver, a diabolical mass murderer, and a sociopathic clown, Acres of Terror employs a number of scary locations including an abandoned schoolhouse and an equally terrifying bus ride between them all.
Adult passes for Acres of Terror are $20 each, youth 10 and under are $12, military passes (including veterans) are $18, and groups of 30 or more are $15 each. Located 16 miles south of Casselton on ND Highway 18, this frightening attraction is open Halloween and the day after from “dusk til midnight.” For more information, visit acresofterror.net.
But the faint of heart need not be left out of the Halloween fun. A campus-wide Trick-or-Canning event is looking for volunteers to go door-to-door collecting canned goods. Anyone interested should meet in the CMU Main Lounge at 4:45.
Oct. 30 will also see Housing and Residential Life’s inaugural Trunk or Treat event in Lot G-6 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Students and organizations will decorate cars and hand out candy to the community. The affair will include a carnival, refreshments, and the Dragon Express. For more information, or to participate, email Lindsay Marosi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun, and stay safe.