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  • Mystery at the Fur Post

    Pine City, MN

    Unmask the phantom stalking the big top during "The Circus Returns'' at the re-created Snake River (formerly North West Company) Fur Post, an hour north of the Twin Cities. The program is family-friendly, and reservations are recommended.

  • Halloween Parade & Festival

    Galena, IL

    There will be a hot-air balloon glow Friday, kids' activities and the town's annual parade along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.

  • Jack O'Lantern Days

    Fish Creek, WI

    There will be mask making, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and haunted trolley tours.

  • Zombie Days

    Washburn, WI

    Zombies will take over this town on Chequamegon Bay, and there are also carved-pumpkin, costume and house-decorating contests, a ghost hunt and a drive-in movie.

  • UFO Day

    Belleville, WI

    There's a craft fair, kids' games and a Forbidden Forest, but the 1 p.m. parade is the main event in this riverside village just south of Madison, where residents reported more than a dozen UFO sightings in the winter of 1987.

  • BatFest

    Batavia, IL

    This Fox River town hosts a pumpkin roll, pumpkin-carving battles, "Thriller'' dances, marshmallow shooting and a parade.

  • Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest

    Mount Carroll, IL

    In this northwest Illinois town, there will be a costume parade, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin slingshot and pumpkin street drag races.

  • Day of the Dead Xicago

    Chicago, IL

    In the National Museum of Mexican Art and Harrison Park, families can create ofrendas (altars), eat pan de muerto, listen to musical performances and get faces painted. Admission is free.

  • Day of the Dead

    Mankato, MN

    In Old Town Mankato along Riverfront Drive, there will be a mariachi band, Aztec and folklore dancers, a makers' market, food trucks and children's activities and treats.