I'm a lover of all things Halloween. I love horror movies and jump scares. If you're like ME and you need a thrill and a quick chill, check out some of Minnesota's most frightening Halloween attractions and when they open for the season.


It's one of the scariest attractions in central Minnesota, opening on Friday, Oct. 4. You'll take a wagon ride of doom through the woods and then continue on foot through truly terrifying attractions. There are multiple haunted houses, a haunted corn maze and more.

Terror is running wild in the fields and woods of St. Augusta. It's a hayride you won't soon forget followed by a haunted cornfield experience. It features several haunted houses along the way. The attraction opens on Friday, Oct. 4 and goes through Saturday, Oct. 26.

This is an 18+ attraction because it is seriously bone chilling. You need to sign a waiver form because the actors will touch you. This event is more for the experienced thrill seeker. Be careful what you ask for. They do offer a 15+ no touch attraction too. The event runs Thursday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 31.

Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes...but, did you know it's also the 'Land of 10,000 Screams'? It's southern Minnesota's largest haunted affair featuring 6 bone chilling attractions. Opening night is set for Saturday, Oct. 5. It'll run weekends through Saturday, Nov. 2.

It's the 8th year of the Monster Bash Haunted House which opens on Oct. 27 and runs through Oct. 31. If you've attended the event before, it'll be a completely different experience. According to their website, they change the layout and theme every year...so you never know what to expect.

Its set to open on Friday, Oct. 11 and will go through Sunday, Oct. 27. They call themselves the 'Largest Halloween Event in the Midwest'. They've got 25 haunted rooms to choose from including; Krusty's Kabin, Salem Swamp, Chuckles Pizzeria, Wicked Woods Walk, Killer Clown Bow & Arrow Attack & more. Be careful what you choose!

They're open for the season and offer up both scary and some not-so-scary fall activities for the family. The Great Pumpkin Fest is underway on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Events run from noon to 5 p.m. Kids can enjoy rides and other fall activities. If you're in for a scare, Friday and Saturday nights will take you on a terrifying adventure. They've got 75 rides, haunted mazes and scare zones with monsters.

This Halloween attraction was voted 'Best In Minnesota'. It opens on Friday, Oct. 4. It's a huge haunted house with professional actors in the heart of the Twin Cities. It's a non-profit fundraiser for the D.A.R.E program. If you want to experience this attraction on a "low scare" scale, you can attend a less scary version on Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon to 4 p.m.

This attraction is celebrating 33 years of scary people from all over Minnesota and features a haunted hayride, creepy mazes and several haunted houses. It'll be an event full of the stuff nightmares are made of. It's open now through Saturday, Nov. 2.

This haunted house is not for the faint heart. According to the attraction's website, it contains claustrophobic situations, sudden scares, loud noises, gore, violence, strobe lights and more. It's not for kids under 8.

You'll go on a haunted adventure through the woods of an old farm. Then, you'll be dropped off at the Sunny Vale asylum. Evil is lurking around and waiting to come face to face with you. The attraction is open now through Nov. 2.

This haunted affair has been called, 'one of the best in USA' by the Star Tribune. Minnesota Monthly called it the 'ultimate Minnesota thing to do'. Check out the corn maze and SEVEN other haunted attractions. It opens Saturday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 27.

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