Greater Mankato Halloween

Top Halloween Events & Activities in Greater Mankato

Get ready for plenty of Spooktacular Fun in Southern Minnesota!

Northern Frights

Northern Frights – Land of 10,000 Screams

Oct. 5 – November 2 at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds
Click here for hours – Closed Halloween  

Before the long cold of the Minnesota winter starts to set in, a different kind of chill fills the air at Northern Frights. With six  terrifying attractions, Southern Minnesota’s Largest Haunted Attraction has haunts that’ll unlock your nightmares.  Each ticket grants fright-seekers access to all six haunts:

Legends: Out of the Minnesota wilderness, tall tales of terror have emerged, including Big Foot and ghosts rising from a sunken ship. What would happen if they were all in one place?
Bloody Backwoods: Along side the Wataonwan River under the old growth oaks, iconic legends of horror lurk.  Take a walk in the BLoody Backwoods with your darkest nightmares.
Gauntlet:  Can you survive the gauntlet?  Guess you will have to try it and see…Only one way in and one way out
Killer Clowns 3D: Strap on your 3D glasses for this assault of the senses. Bright colors, neon lights, and killer clowns coming from all sides await you in this attraction.
Phobias: What are you afraid of?  My guess is we will find out, we have had grown men run out the front door as they enter the first room.  Enter if you dare.
Terror Tunnel: Round and Round she goes, where it ends no one knows.

Halloween Party at Blue Earth County Library

Saturday, Oct. 12 10:30AM – 11:30 AM at the Blue Earth County Library

Join us at the Blue Earth County Library in Mankato on Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 am for a spook-tacular Halloween Party!

First, a witch will read not-too-scary stories for kids of all ages. Then, we’ll have a costume parade and trick-or-treating around the library for all the boys and ghouls!

Call the Children’s Wing at 507-304-4020 for more information.

Ladies Night Out

Thursday, Oct. 24 6:30 PM at the Wow! Zone


  • 5 Rounds of BARGO +
  • Prizes from Local Businesses

Doors Open & Shopping Begins @ 6:30pm
Bargo Begins at 7:00pm

Food & Drink on your own +
Free BARGO Event +


Family Fun Night: Halloween Party

Friday, Oct. 25 6:30pM – 8:00 PM at North Mankato Taylor Library

Families are invited to join us for a Halloween Party on Friday, October 25th from 6:30-8pm. There will be games, treats, a costume contest and more! Please no scary costumes. No registration required. Open to all ages.

Old Town Trick or Treat

Saturday, Oct. 26 at  2:00PM – 4:00PM in Old Town Mankato

Dress the kids up and head down to the shops of Old Town Mankato for our 4rd annual Trick or Treat event. Participating shops will have special treats for kids and adults!

Hosted by: Old Town Mankato, Bellissimo Paint and Coatings, Mankato Computer Technology, Mom and Pop’s, The Dork Den, Gallery 512 Boutique, Bumbelou and Pippi Lane Boutique-Mankato

2019 Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run

Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9:30AM – 1:00 PM

The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce & Pulse Fitness present the 16th Annual St. Peter Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk… Join us for Southern Minnesota’s Largest and Fastest Parade of Costumes! Click here to register!

The Mankato Makerspace 2nd Annual Halloween Bash!

Saturday, Oct. 26 4:00PM – 10:00PM at the Mankato Makerspace

Have a wonderfully frightful evening of fun planned for ghouls and goblins of all ages including: Smoking ALL the meats with Lucky Devil BBQ, Terrot readings, Bonfire and costume contests (Kids, Adults)!

Family friendly events 4pm-6pm
Pumpkin carving, Mask making, Chalk art, Kids costume contest, 

Adult Events
6pm-8pm-Jaw Knee Vee out of St. Paul Minnesota, 8pm-10pm Left Lane Cruiser out of Fort Wayne Indiana!, BONUS live painting during music performances by Chris Dorn with painting to be auctioned off at the end of the event, Fire dancers between musical performance.

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Pub 500 Halloween Party

Saturday, Oct. 26 9:00PM – 1:00 AM at Pub 500

Come celebrate Halloween at Pub 500. Costume contest, decorations, prizes, Live Music from Neon Live! Hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today!

Costume contest at Midnight!

There have been other fun prize categories show up on the night of the event. Stop in early and stop in often. This is a great time!

Halloweird-Up Bonanza

Saturday, Oct. 26 8:00PM-12:30AM at The What’s Up Lounge

The What’s Up Lounge Presents:
Modest Music L.L.C (Beertè /BELTZ /Hazrdos / Nigel T / Revi / YuWish), Professor Fresh, Brandon Pulphus, I/O, and Exxe, Mic Dos, Marisa (Comedian)

21+ Event $5 cover
Doors/Music at 8pm

Haunted Car Wash

Oct 28-Oct 30 Snell Auto Wash


Snell Auto Wsh has treat for you that will scare the dirt off your car and leave you shaking in your seats! Prepare yourself for fright as you and your friends drive through Snell Auto Wash’s first ever Haunted Car Wash together! October 28th-30th from 6-9pm. $15 per vehicle for a car wash and spooky haunted house experience.

Halloween Trick or Treating at River Hills Mall

Thursday, Oct. 31 5:00pm-7pm at River Hills Mall

Calling all Goblins and Ghouls, Superheros and Fairy Princesses alike!

Come Trick or Treat at River Hills Mall where it’s always sunny and 70°!  Participating retailers throughout the mall will offer special treats to your little ones in a warm and safe environment.  While supplies last.  

*Trick-or-Treaters should be 12 or under and accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, masks are only allowed on children 12 years of age or younger.

410 Projerct, Annual Halloween Exhibition

November 1 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM at 410 Project

410 Project  presents Annual Halloween Show

Open Entry Exhibition: Drop Off Dates
October 23rd and 24th 2-6pm at the 410 Project
$5 per art work / Up to three works per artist.

Halloween themed artwork accepted, all mediums welcome!

Halloween Karaoke at the Oleander Saloon

Friday November 1 from 8PM-11:59PM at the Oleander Saloon

Come out to the Oleander Saloon on North Riverfront Drive for B&B Karaoke and come in your favorite Halloween Costume!

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

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Where to Dine

Where to Eat

Mankato has a strong local food scene where restaurants in the City Center and nearby neighborhoods serve everything from New York style pizza to creative burger creations and local craft beer.
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Where to Play

Where to Play

In Mankato, we know that recreation is a big part of any vacation. Whether you want to stay indoors or conquer the great outdoors, Mankato is your getaway destination in southern Minnesota!
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