Spooky Fun In Rochester

Halloween week is here! Children and adult alike will be dressing in costumes, attending parties, and unfortunately, eating way too much candy. There are a ton of fun family events available this week and weekend. In addition, we want everyone to remember to brush, floss, and drink plenty of water to limit the risk of cavities this week.

Community Events

  1. Monster Mash Week: The Rochester Children’s Museum (1643 North Broadway Suite A) will be hosting Monster Mash Week from the 26th until the 30th. There will be a parade at 11am daily and 1pm on Sunday. Admission is $5.50 for kids and free for kids under age one. You can call 507-218-3100 or visit mcm.org/Rochester.
  2. Trunk or Treat: Ascension Lutheran Church (2207 11th Avenue SE) will be hosting a trunk or treat event on Sunday October 30th from 1pm until 4pm. There will be games, candy, and costumes. You can call 507-288-2781 or visit ascensionrochester.org for more details.
  3. The Minnesota Ghost Story Festival: The Rochester Public Library (101 2nd Street) will be hosting The Minnesota Ghost Story Festival on Saturday, October 29th. Storytellers Kevin Strauss, Nothando Zulu, and Danielle Danielle will be telling stories. You can call 507-993-3411 or email [email protected] for more details. From 1pm until 1:45pm there will spooky stories for young children. 2pm until 2:45pm will feature a workshop for teens and adults. Finally, 3pm until 4:30pm will feature scary stories for kids ten and older.
  4. Pumpkin Party: The Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo (located at 5731 County Road 105 NW, Byron) will be hosting a Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 29th at 2pm. There will be pumpkins and an animal exhibit. You can call 507-775-2451 doe more details, or visit www.co.olmsted.mn.us.