A couple of weeks ago we included some of Duluth’s scariest attractions in our October calendar but this week we’re focusing strictly on Halloween, October 31, just 10 days from today.
Corn-i-Ville is back this year at Engwalls Corn Maze. A family fun day, it includes games, face painting and more. Plus, there will be tons of candy stations throughout the maze. Kids LOVE this event. Call Engwalls for details at (218) 727-1177.
Get Creeped out at the Movies
It may seem a bit tamer than some of today’s blood-and-gore horror films, but in 1973, “The Exorcist” was raw and edgy and very, very scary. The story revolves around the demonic possession of a pre-teen girl and her mother’s pursuit of a “cure.” The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and became the first horror film to be nominated in the Best Picture category. It stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Max von Sydow. Catch it Halloween night at Lakes Cinema in Hermantown. Buy tickets online at Fandango.
Take a Hayride
Countryside Rides is offering a Halloween Hayride with stops along the way for treats for the kids. The ride lasts 30 minutes and you can catch it at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. There will be an outside fire and free cider and hot cocoa. The cost is $8 per person and babies under 1 year get in free. Call Countryside Rides for more information at (218) 340-4418.
One Last Chance for the Haunted Cemetery
The Chester Park neighborhood has been the scene for one of Duluth’s favorite haunted attractions for the past 20 years and if you’ve never been go this year as it will be the event’s last. They’re expecting huge crowds this Halloween night at 902 Grand View Ave, especially after dark, when the bigger kids and the adults come out to play.
Organizers are seeking volunteers to help set up and donations of candy. If you can help, call Tom Grier at (218) 728-3914.