Halloween Happenings in the Land of Big Fun

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Our Picks for a Spooktacular Time

Boo! RiverSouth is home to some of the best and largest Halloween experiences in the Midwest. From kid-friendly to bone-chilling, we’ve got you covered.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at the Great Pumpkin Fest at ValleySCARE, with daily showings and meet and greets with the PEANUTS Gang!

Check out the all new Berserkers haunted attraction. Legend has it that in times of trouble, the warriors of the Viking clans have called upon Odin to possess the power of the Berserkers. That time is now as evil creatures have been unleashed upon the world and must be destroyed! Come be part of this interactive journey through danger to save your clan.

Plus, with the purchase of a Fright Lane pass, you can get front of the line access to six Halloween Haunt attractions and exclusive access to six Skeleton Key experiences. Discover tight spaces, extreme situations and unforgettable encounters in rooms designed to test the boundaries of your deepest fears.

ValleySCARE is open Fridays 7:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 am and Sundays 11:00 am – 7:00 pm through October 30.

Trail of Terror
Trail of Terror is the perfect place to enjoy your last two spooky weekends of October! On Saturday, October 22, participate in the annual Running Dead 5K. The 5K course follows a path through the woods of terror with zombies throughout the course. Be there for free zombie makeup at 3:30 pm; registration begins at 4:00 pm and the race starts at 5:00 pm. Dead and living alike are invited to attend the Zombie Bash after party following the 5K race. Prizes for the race winners, best costumes and best zombies will be awarded during the party.

On Sunday, October 23, it’s a spooktacular night of painting and wine. Bring your friends and your creative spirit for this brand new paint class at the Trail of Terror! Paint Night is $35 per person and includes the class, one glass of wine, paint and canvas. Hosted by Eat, Drink, Paint Montgomery.

Trail of Terror is open 7:00 pm – 12:30 am Fridays – Saturdays and 7:00 – 11:00 pm Sundays through October 30.

Mystic Lake
Get ready for a frightfully fun time Saturday, October 29 at Mystic Lake! Their free Halloween party starts at 7:00 pm with DJs on two different stages. Make it a night you’ll always remember and stop by the free souvenir photo station. Excited to show off your spooktacular costume? Be sure to register for the costume contest from 7:00 – 10 pm. The best five costumes win cash, with the Grand Prize winner pocketing $1,000!

You won’t find any tricks, just treats on Monday, October 31 at Mystic Lake during Hallowin Swipe & Win. Swipe your club card from 2:00 – 8 pm and you could instantly win up to $1,000 Free Slot Play! If you’re not a players club member yet, stop by the club counter anytime for your free card.

Canterbury Park
Play the $50,000 Great Pumpkin Cash Giveaway Mondays and Wednesdays in October from 6:00 am to midnight. Receive a Great Pumpkin Plush and special scratch ticket worth up to $500 when you earn 250 points in table games! Restrictions apply.

Win up to $250 during $5,000 Cash or Treat starting at noon Saturday, October 29. Any player who loses a hand while receiving two Aces down in the games of Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud will win cash or a treat! To qualify, Aces must call all bets.

Sever’s Fall Festival
Next door to Canterbury Park is Sever’s Fall Festival, featuring the ever-popular corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, all-ages activities and great food including Sever’s roasted corn. Open Fridays – Sundays through October 30.

Check out our event calendar for help planning your hauntingly fun Halloween adventure.

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