Northern Minnesota + Wisconsin Fall / Halloween Event And Activity Guide
Fall is here in the Northland and while it always stings a bit when summer is over, there is much to look forward to this time of the year in the Northland! There are fall and Halloween events aplenty.
Fall events in our neck of the woods range from visits to corn mazes to spooky Halloween attractions that are not for the faint of heart. Whether in the mood for something fun and cozy or in the mood for a good scare, there is no shortage of events to choose from.
There are also annual events that happen every fall, including Duluth Oktoberfestival and Bayfield Apple Festival. Races like the Minnesota Mile and the North End Nightmare are also fun events that take place every year at the very same time.
Here is a schedule of fall and Halloween events across the Northland, including details and everything else you need to know. Enjoy!
2022 Northland Fall Events
Duluth Ghost Tours - Duluth, MN
What: Duluth Ghost Tours offer a spooky and historical tour of Duluth's Canal Park through the summer and fall.
When: July through October 31
More Info: Duluth Ghost Tours website
Fall Colors Tours - Across Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin
What: Spot beautiful fall colors along the North Shore, on the Iron Range, the Wisconsin South Shore of Lake Superior, and elsewhere in the Northland.
When: Typically in September through early October but varies depending on weather conditions. Things like temperatures or drought can impact timing and color intensity.
Duluth Oktoberfestial - Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN
What: Celebrate the start of fall with a traditional German festival, complete with music, food, games & activities for the whole family, and, of course, beer for the adults!
When: September 16-18, 2022
More Info: Duluth Oktoberfestival Website
Ru-Ridge Corn Maze - Carlton, MN
What: Explore a giant corn maze with fun family activities, a corn pit, a petting zoo, horse rides, hay rides, pumpkin painting, games, and more; located at 1781 County Road 1.
When: Early September through the end of October
More Info: Ru-Ridge Corn Maze Official Facebook Page
Chester Bowl Fall Fest - Duluth, MN
What: Enjoy music, food, crafts, live music, family activities, vendors, and informational programming while ringing in fall at Chester Bowl, located at 1801 East Skyline Parkway.
When: The third Saturday every September from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More Info: Chester Bowl's Website
Hellwig Hollow Haunted Attraction - Canyon, MN
What: Get spooked during a thirty-minute "walk of terror" with all types of ghosts and goblins and food and drinks on site, located at 7480 Harris Road.
When: Every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
More Info: Hellwig Hollow's Facebook Page
The Haunted Ship - Duluth, MN
What: Take a walk - if you dare - aboard the William A. Irvin, which is rumored to be haunted in real life. Hop onboard and encounter ghosts, goblins, and clowns inside the historic ship right in the waters of Lake Superior, located at 301 Harbor Drive.
When: Thursday, October 6 through Monday, October 31, 2022
More Info: The Haunted Ship's Website
The Haunted Forest - Saginaw, MN
What: Walk through the woods with ghosts, clowns and every other iconic horror character you could ever imagine! Proceeds benefit local charities as well.
When: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in October beginning on October 7th through the end of the month
More Info: The Haunted Forest Facebook Page
3rd Annual Minnesota Bigfoot Conference - Grand Rapids, MN
What: Attend a weekend-long conference focused on all things Bigfoot with guest speakers, dinner, a night hike, vendors, speeches, and presentations at the Timberlake Lodge Hotel & Restaurant, located at 144 Southeast 17th Street.
When: Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2022
More Info: Minnesota Bigfoot Conference Facebook Page
Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, WI
What: Celebrate all things fall with live music, food, craft vendors, a parade, the crowning of the Apple Festival Queen, and more, located near 42 South Broad Street.
When: Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2022
More Info: The City Of Bayfield's Website
Apple Palooza - Duluth, MN
What: Feast on rare champagne apples while enjoying live music, a craft fair, bouncy house, farm animals, food trucks, hay rides, and other fall festivities at Beaver River Farm, located at 5936 Beaver River Road.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More Info: Beaver River Farm Facebook Page
The Haunted Shack - Carlton, MN
What: Grab a hand to hold and walk through the Haunted Shack, followed by a haunted hayride and walk through a hayride, all while in the presence of things that go bump in the night, located at 1781 County Road 1.
When: Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 29, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. depending on the date
More Info: The Haunted Shack's Website
Boo At The Zoo - Duluth, MN
What: Dress in costume and stroll inside the Lake Superior Zoo while trick-or-treating at different local businesses, shop their all-new "BOO-tique" with local vendors and enjoy Halloween-themed animal treats, food trucks, games, and activities, located at 7210 Fremont Street.
When: Three Saturdays in October: the 15, 22, and 29, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you're a member and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you are a non-member.
More Info: The Lake Superior Zoo's Website
The Great Pumpkin Train - Duluth, MN
What: Take a 90-minute train ride to the pumpkin patch aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad. There will be fall-themed activities inside the museum including a puppet show, a magic show, a balloon artist, and live music, located at 506 West Michigan Street.
When: Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, 2022 at various times throughout each day.
More Info: The North Shore Scenic Railroad's Website
The North End Nightmare & Spider Dash - Superior, WI
What: Put on your Halloween costume and run a 5K along the streets of Superior through different Halloween-themed roads. There is also a Spider Dash for kids, which is free for kids up to fourteen years old. There is also a costume contest, with the race starting and finishing at the new Earth Rider Brewery at 1715 North 3rd Street.
When: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5 p.m.
More Info: Grandma's Marathon Website
The Massacre On Hammond - Superior, WI
What: Walk through this haunted attraction if you dare, free of charge. There are two options: the normal haunted walkthrough and a low-scare version for kids, located at 1701 Hammond Avenue.
When: Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31, 2022 beginning at 7 p.m.
More Info: The Massacre On Hammond Facebook Page
Humane Society Trick Or Treat - Superior, WI
What: Bring your furry friend to trick-or-treat, both dressed in costume for goodies, located at 138 Moccasin Mike Road at the Humane Society of Douglas County.
When: Friday, October 28, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3rd Annual Trunk Or Treat - Superior, WI
What: Trick-or-treat at the 4 Corners Store, with an appearance by Lauralloons, free popcorn, and a bounce house. Donations will benefit the Superior School District Angel Fund, located at 6383 South County Road A.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairlawn Mansion's Haunted Halloween - Superior, WI
What: A day-long Halloween celebration for all ages, with family-friendly events kicking off at 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. with crafts, candy, and a costume contest. The Halloween Haunted Bash kicks off at 7 p.m. with alcohol, a costume contest, music, and treats. Tickets are available online now, with festivities taking place at Fairlawn Mansion at 906 East 2nd Street.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
More Info: Superior Public Museum's Website
Boo!seum - Duluth, MN
What: Celebrate Halloween at the Duluth Children's Museum with costumes, trick-or-treating, an outdoor dance party, and other family-friendly activities, located at 2125 West Superior Street.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
More Info: Boo!seum Facebook Event Page
Trunk-Or-Treat & Fall Festival - Duluth, MN
What: Trick-or-treat at the Duluth Gospel Tabernacle with loads of candy, treats, games, s'mores, and bonfires, located at 1515 West Superior Street.
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat - Superior, WI
What: Attend a Halloween extravaganza complete with a Halloween parade, costume contests, games, trick-or-treating and more, located at Besich Park at 240 Main Street.
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.