Parties and candy and spooktacular prizes, oh my! Witch will you go to? Rounding up all of the Halloween-themed events in Rochester nearly drove us batty, but we did our best. We couldn’t fit the whole fangtastic list on one page in print, so we expanded it out here!

Free Frights

Halloween Trick or Treat Event - For people with special needs up to age 25 only! The Rochester Flyers Special Olympics team hosts trick-or-treating and games.

When: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

Where: Rochester Alternative Learning Center, 37 Woodlake Dr.

Cost: Free

Cameo’s Monster Mash Block Party - Monster mash dance-off (with prizes), DJ sets by Aventi Entertainment, costume contests, and more!

When: 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

Where: Cameo Restaurant, 121 N Broadway, Rochester

Cost: Free entry, food and drink for sale

Halloween Bass Night - Wear your costume and listen to some spooky sets by Kapsyz, INVDR, ALX HMND, and Mr. Wookerson.

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25

Where: Kathy's Pub, 307 S Broadway, Rochester,

Cost: Free

Free Showing of Hotel Transylvania 3 - The third installment of this franchise follows a horde of spooky monsters on summer vacation.

When: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: CineMagic Hollywood 12, 2171 Superior Dr. NW, Rochester

Cost: Free, but if you can, bring a nonperishable, edible item for Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf.

Howl-O-Ween Pup-Party - Giveaways, treats, and a prize for the best-dressed doggo!

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Rochester Pet & Country Store, 1550 3rd Ave. SE

Cost: Free

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat - A trunk or treat by Christ Our Rock outside, then hot chocolate, cider, and snacks inside.

When: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Precious Pebbles Preschool, 3040 Stonehedge Dr. NE, Rochester

Cost: Free

Harvest Party - Pet costume contest! Also Trunk or Treat, face-painting, contests, photobooth, and prizes.

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Living Hope Church, 1835 19th Ave. NW, Rochester

Cost: Free

Halloween Bash - come in costume for BOGO deals, music by the Gopher Tones, drink specials, and a raffle.

When: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Charlies Eatery & Pub, 1654 Highway 52 N, Rochester

Cost: Free entry

Disco Bingo Halloween Party - Bingo, current and vintage video games, and prizes for best costume!

When: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Wild Bill's Sports Saloon, 300 17th Ave. NW, Rochester

Cost: Free (look out for drink and app deals)

Kids’ Halloween at Forager - Games, activities, and pumpkin-painting. Open to all ages.

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

Where: Forager Brewery, 1005 6th St. NW, Rochester

Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat - Duck walk, make-and-take crafts, refreshments, and a goodie bag for all children.

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

Where: Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 N Broadway, Rochester

Cost: Free

Charter House Halloween Party - Inflatables, kids’ haunted house, and (of course) candy!

When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Charter House (Mayo Clinic Retirement Living), 211 2nd St. NW, Rochester

Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat - It’s a safe, family-friendly evening out at Recovery Is Happening. Prizes for best-decorated trunk and costumes!

When: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Recovery Is Happening, 25 16th St. NE, Rochester

Cost: Free, register on eventbrite.com

Trick-or-Treating at Apache Mall - mall retailers offer treats for kids, while supplies last.

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Apache Mall, 52 U.S. 14, Rochester

Cost: Free

Fire at the Falls - Rockin’ Halloween party!

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Where: Kathy's Pub, 307 S Broadway, Rochester

Cost: Free

Dia de Los Muertos Crafts - The Rochester Art Ensemble hosts traditional craft-making, like making mini Alebrije hand puppets and decorating sugar skulls. Contribute to a community altar!

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Where: Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Dr. SE

Cost: Free, register on eventbrite.com

Day of the Dead Open House -- Crafts a calaveras mask, tissue paper marigolds, and add memories to the community memory board.

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Where: Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE

Cost: Free

Twilight Procession of Alebrijes - join a parade of paper mache puppets!

When: 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Where: Castle Community, 121 N Broadway Ave., Rochester

Cost: Free

Cheap Thrills ($5-20)

“Hocus Pocus” - Movies at the Paramount screens the 1993 classic.

When: Two showings - 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23

Where: Historic Paramount Theatre, 125 4th Ave. NE, Austin

Cost: $5 at the concession stand - no advance sales

Halloween Bingo and wine - Go ahead and wear your costume to this bingo night -- prizes are awarded for each game, and the games start promptly at 7.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

Where: Salem Glen Winery, 5211 60th Ave. SW, Rochester

Cost: Bingo cards are free with a glass of wine.

International Zombie Fest - a selection of zombie films screening all Halloweekend.

When: Various times (see grayducktheater.com) Oct. 25-27, 29

Where: Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse, 619 6th Ave. NW, Rochester

Cost: $8 per film, grayducktheater.com

BooFest 2019 - Support the Rochester Public School Foundation at this frightfully fun carnival! Games, activities, and entertainment geared toward kids from preschool to middle school -- but everyone is welcome!

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Rochester Century High School, 2525 Viola Rd. NE

Cost: Free entry, but food and event tickets will cost ya!

3rd Annual Kids’ Halloween Music Party - Drop the kids off for music, dancing, costumes, and candy.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Healing Rhythms Music Therapy, 3270 19th St. NW, Suite 101, Rochester

Cost: $10, eventbrite.com

Bats, Bones, & Bonfires - River Bend Nature Center’s fall fest, feat. live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, and illuminated trails.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: River Bend Nature Center, 1000 Rustad Rd., Faribault

Cost: $7 per person, $5 per member

Drag Queen Bingo - Halloween-themed bingo! Costumes are encouraged, prizes awarded for the best ones (and bingo winners, of course).

When: Two times - 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave. NE, Rochester

Cost: $10, tickets sold in advance only, eventbrite.com

6th Annual Halloween Hootenanny - Music in the Haunted Shed - The Potluck String Band starts playing at 8 p.m., followed by reggae-rockers Push & Turn. BYOB.

When: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: The Farm, 3401 Collegeview Rd. E, Rochester

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, eventbrite.com

Fall Festival - Games prizes and treats for kids!

When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

Where: Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave. NE, Rochester

Cost: $3/child, accompanying adults free, $10 maximum cost per family

Spooktacular - Wear your best costume to an eerie Rochester Pops Orchestra concert, featuring music from Bach all the way to Danny Elfman.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

Where: Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave. SE, Rochester

Cost: Adults $14, seniors $12, students 13-18 $7, children free, eventbrite.com

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” - Let’s do the Time Warp again!

When: Two showings - 3 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30

Where: Historic Paramount Theatre, 125 4th Ave. NE, Austin

Cost: $5 at the concession stand - no advance sales

Halloween Scavenger Hunt - Kids who complete this fun (not spooky!) activity will receive a prize! All programs at the museum included with admission (including a Creepy Critters demonstration at 10).

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester, 1643 N Broadway Street, Suite A

Cost: $12.95 museum admission (free for members)

Spooktacular TOT Time - Two hours of jumping, plus candy and costumes (no sharp objects, please). What could go wrong? Ages 5 and under only.

When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Air Insanity, 1607 Hwy. 14 E, Rochester

Cost: $10, airinsanity.centeredgeonline.com

“Frankenstein” screening - a filmed showing of “Frankenstein,” a National Theatre Live production, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Where: Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse, 619 6th Ave. NW, Rochester

Cost: $15, grayducktheater.com

Spooky Splurges ($25+)

Murder Mystery Fundraiser: The Dastardly Dolly Folly - Join the Elder Network and Absolute Theatre for a dinner and creepy, interactive murder mystery. 21+ only.

When: Two showings - 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Plummer House, 1091 Plummer Ln. SW, Rochester

Cost: $45, tickets must be purchased in advance at elder-network.org or 507-285-5272

Day of the Dead Fundraising Dinner - Celebrate Peruvian cuisine and culture with a meal by Le Cordon Bleu’s Enrique Nuñez, live music and dance, and an art auction.

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Where: Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave. NE, Rochester

Cost: $50 per person, $350 for a table of eight, or $110 for a date-night table for two, listoskids.org/connect

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