Looking for some Halloween fun? The Brainerd lakes area is the place to be. The following is a compilation of hot spots for all your trick-or-treating fun.
The Brainerd Dispatch will host trick-or-treaters from 3-5 p.m. Monday. Bring the kids in costume and have them visit each department of the Dispatch to get their treats.
PEQUOT LAKES — Grace United Methodist Church of Pequot Lakes invites children of the community to attend a Halloween carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Children, from toddlers to upper elementary age, may purchase tickets to play carnival games, enjoy the bounce house, take pony rides, do face painting and a cake walk. It will be a non-frightening experience for the little ones and costumes are welcome. Lunch will be available for purchase in the fellowship hall including corndogs, brats, nachos, chips, cotton candy, etc. Area youths will also hold a bake sale at the church to fund the Pequot Lakes High School band program. Grace United Methodist Church is located 1.7 miles south of the stoplight in Pequot Lakes on Highway 371.
Nisswa American Legion children’s Halloween party
NISSWA — The Nisswa American Legion children’s Halloween party will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Legion for children 11 and under. There will be games, prizes and a treat for all ghosts and goblins.
Halloween costume party
There will be a Halloween costume party from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Jack’s House, 300 Highway 25 South, Brainerd, and will be a food-free event to benefit Lakes Area Food Allergy Support. Cost is $12 per bowler or $32 per family (max 4). Cost includes shoe rental and up to three games. There will be bowling, face painting, arts and crafts. All ages welcome. For more information, call 831-9146 or visit www.LAFAS.org.
Little Falls chamber
LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting preschool and elementary aged school children to go trick-or-treating, from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday.
Participating businesses will display a pumpkin on their door or window. For more information, go online to the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.littlefallsmnchamber.com. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Chamber President/CEO, Debora K. Boelz said the event is a means of showcasing the business community and draws nearly 800 children.
W-DC Halloween Extravaganza set
WADENA — A free event for children 2 to 12 years of age will be Wadena-Deer Creek School’s second annual Halloween Extravaganza from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday.
Fun and games galore are in store for little ghosts and goblins and oodles of candy and trinkets are up for grabs as the W-DC Elementary Gym is transformed into a Halloween haven of games and activities — all manned by W-DC students, staff and parents.
The free event is made possible by the Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce, Wadena businesses, Ben Franklin Crafts, W-DC Parent-Teacher Organization and W-DC students, staff and coaches.
Trixie’s Halloween Extravaganza
NISSWA — Trixie, from Christ Community Church in Nisswa, will once again be hosting Trixie’s Halloween Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. There will be games, door prizes, food, fun and candy.
Trunks of treats
DEERWOOD — Salem Lutheran Church of Deerwood will be having trunks of treats from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. There will be several cars/trucks in the lighted parking lot with treats. This will be a safe environment for children to trick or treat; no cars allowed in the parking lot during this time and safe treats.
Bark or treat party at HART
BAXTER — Heartland Animal Rescue Team will host a bark or treat party from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at its facility in Baxter. There will be pictures taken of each pet in costume. The top two winners of the costume contest will grace HART’s Facebook profile picture for the month of November, plus receive a treat bag.
There will be treats for kids and pets. HART officials urged pet owners to be responsible when putting costumes on pets.
Trick-or-treating at Woodland
Trick-or-treating at Good Samaritan Society – Woodland, 100 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd, will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday. Little ghosts and goblins are invited to come by for indoor trick-or-treating.
Brainerd Police Department trick-or-treating
The Brainerd Police Department’s eighth annual Halloween safety event will be 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. Trick-or-treating will be in the garage on the north end of the building where the children will receive a trick-or-treat bag, candy and a glow-in-the-dark necklace.
The Halloween safety event is sponsored by the Brainerd Police and Fire Departments, National Child Safety Council, Brainerd Patrolman’s Association, Lakes Area Enforcement Association and First Impression Printing.