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Best of October!

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RiverSouth is full of thrills, chills and things that go bump in the night this October. But that’s just the beginning. There’s also football fun at Mystic Lake, fall festivals and more.

Mystic Lake is your football headquarters this season. The popular Thursday Night Lights is back along with the taping of the local sports talk show with Meatsauce & Monty. Plus, enjoy game day food specials at The Meadows Bar and Grille. Mystic Lake also has special game hotel packages and rides to the stadium, making your game day a sure bet.

From the corn maze to live entertainment, and of course apple and pumpkin picking, don’t miss Sever’s Fall Festival. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 28. Also open Thursday, October 18 for MEA.

Join Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang at Valleyfair for some not-so-scary Halloween fun at the Great Pumpkin Fest. Saturdays and Sundays October 6 through October 28, this family outing has all sorts of fun for your little ghost or goblin. Enjoy rides, live entertainment, crafts and more fun fall activities for the whole family.

Watch out for the dark, because you never know what’s lurking at ValleySCARE when monsters and zombies take over. On Fridays and Saturdays October 5 through October 27, plus Thursday, October 18 for MEA, be prepared for Halloween thrills and scares with over 75 rides, haunted mazes and more. There’s a good reason to be afraid!

Fall Frenzy is happening at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake on Saturday, October 6. This FREE family-friendly event is full of fall fun for everyone. Enjoy the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, inflatables, live music, food trucks and more!

Comedian Dane Cook returns to Mystic Lake on Saturday, October 6. Cook’s energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay, and observations about human behavior have made him a favorite. Get your tickets for an evening with the unique comedian and actor.

Saturday, October 6 is your last chance for the monthly Cars & Coffee at Canterbury Park of the season. Enjoy unique cars, food trucks and more. Plus, it’s FREE to spectate and participate.

Indie band favorites The Avett Brothers are bringing their signature folk-rock sound to Mystic Lake on Thursday, October 11. Spend a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, sing-out-loud evening to hits like “I and Love and You,” “True Sadness” and “Ain’t No Man.”

Are you brave enough for the Trail of Terror? This spooky Halloween tradition is full of haunting attractions including the Wicked Woods Walk, Maze of Mayhem, the Phantom’s Feast and much more. Get your scare on Friday through Sunday from October 12 though October 28.

Famed ZZ Top guitarist Billy F Gibbons is celebrating his solo album, The Big Bad Blues, with a stop at Mystic Lake on Sunday, October 14. The evening will showcase Gibbons’ guitar skills and his lifelong love of the blues. Joining him are special guests Matt Sorum, Austin Hanks and Elwood Francis.

Run for your life at the Running Dead 5K on Saturday, October 20. The course will take you through the woods where Zombies will serve as extra motivation. Afterwards, the living and dead are invited to celebrate at the Zombie Bash. The race also includes admission to the Trail of Terror.

Join famed a cappella group Straight No Chaser on Friday, October 26, as they kick off their US tour at Mystic Lake. The “One Shot Tour” is a celebration of their decade of success and will delight audiences of all ages.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is returning to the road and stopping at Mystic Lake on Sunday, October 28. Watch season 15’s Top 10 contestants perform their show-stopping routines and special original pieces choreographed for the tour. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018 will mesmerize fans of all ages with an unforgettable night of dance by some of the world’s most talented performers.

For more fun and events, visit RiverSouthMN.com.

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