Halloween

Experience Absinthe Ritual Taking Place Only Once a Year

Releasing the Green Fairy on Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – In this weeks Active Adventures, we are tagging along in a sacred ritual that happens only once a year… Absinthe and the Green Fairy, is one of the oldest drinks in history, dating back to end of the eighteenth century. Invented by a French doctor who distilled wormwood and other herbs in an alcoholic base as a…

St. Luke’s Dietitian Suggests Handing Out Other Types of Treats this Halloween

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Advice When it Comes to Being Inclusive to All Trick-or-Treaters

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween falls on Thursday this week and many folks have probably already stocked up the candy drawer, but it’s important to remember moderation is the best bet as we head into the height of the holiday season. St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21 Local News to offer a few tips before trick-or-treating this…

Dogs Get Costumes Ready for Halloween

Most popular costumes this year are Hot Dog and Poop Factory.

DULUTH, Minn.- Many kids and adults are excited to dress up in costumes this Halloween, and pet parents are also getting their four-legged friends ready for their trick or treat outfits. At the Petco on Central Entrance, dog costumes are flying off the shelves for the big day. According to store staff, the most popular costumes are the Hot Dog,…

UMD Becomes ‘Boo-MD’ for Halloween

About 400-500 people cycled through the evening.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD’s Kirby Ballroom was crawling with little monsters, superheroes, and princesses as kids got to play dress up with college students who are kids at heart to celebrate Halloween. This is the second year Boo-MD has been put on, bringing out about 400-500 people throughout the evening. The event gives students the opportunity to give back and connect…

How to Trick or Treat Safely from Duluth Police

Officers advise to travel in groups, carry flashlights.

DULUTH, Minn.- With Halloween just days away, the Duluth Police Department has some tips and tricks for being safe, while being scary. Officers are reminding families to have younger kids travel in a group with a parent or responsible adult, and have older kids let their parents know where they’ll be. While drivers should be extra watchful for kids, Lt….

Spooktacular Family Fun Coming to Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

Boo Bash is Happening Wednesday, October 30 at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Parks and Recreation is partnering up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Northland and many other fine sponsors to once again host the Halloween Boo Bash on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. The event will include a variety of activities…

Kids in Halloween Costumes on Parade at Fitger’s

First ever Halloween Party held at Spirit of the North Theater.

DULUTH, Minn.- Families got into the Halloween spirit with a kids parade at the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger’s. Over 100 people gathered in the theater to watch their little ones strut their stuff across stage. It was put on by the Whimsy Children’s Boutique at Fitger’s. The owner said it was the perfect way to celebrate one…

Dogs Celebrate Howl-O-Ween at Canal Bark

Second annual party brought out 30-40 dogs.

DULUTH, Minn.- The tails were wagging as Canal Bark had their second annual Howl–o–ween Party at their downtown Duluth location. The celebration featured doggy costume contests for big dogs, small dogs, and group costumes. About 30–40 dogs came through to see all the other pups in the Halloween spirit, and it seems to be just as fun for the owners…

Superior Gets Spooked for Spooktacular

Packed day featured parade, new North End Nightmare 5K.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Skeletons and superheroes, clowns and creatures line Tower Avenue, all to try and nab some candy from the parade goers. “There’s a lot of people, ran out of candy pretty fast actually,” said Grant Peterson, a player on the Superior Area Lacrosse float. “It’s awesome, we saw some people that we know, it’s pretty fun.” “It was definitely…

Dancing Candy Calories Away at Halloween Zumba

Ignite Studio in Duluth hosts Halloween Costume Contest and Zumba

DULUTH, Minn.- While Halloween is mostly about eating all the candy you can get, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and animals of all kinds danced the candy calories away at Ignite Studio. “I, as an adult love dressing up in costumes and I find every excuse, I do it several times a year,” said Zumba regular Alex Loch. “So this was…

Eastridge Community Church Hosting 10th Annual ‘Trunk-or-Treat’

Trunk-or-Treat is Happening Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the 10th year, Eastridge Community Church in Duluth is proud to host their annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event. The fun is happening Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Church is located at 3727 West Arrowhead Road in Duluth. The event features trick-or-treating, games, food, and much more! Trunk-or-Treat is free and open to the…

Fear is Here! The Haunt Opens Tonight

Spooky, Scary, Screaming Fun Arrives in the Northland

POPLAR, Wisc. — A horrifying haunted experience leads Northlanders through fun fear and it all starts Friday October 18th, 2019. The rural town of Poplar Wisconsin awaits you for… The Haunt. Formerly known as The Haunt at Wentworth, the owners of the Poplar Golf Course are now hosting the local screams. Winding through the woods on a haunted hayride that…

The Haunt is BACK!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Poplar Golf Course Hosts Haunted House & Hayride

POPLAR, Wisc. — There is a new local scare in the Northland! The Haunt, at Poplar Golf Course, just a few miles off of HWY 2 in Douglas County opens Friday October 18th for their first screams and laughs of the season. Formerly held at Wentworth Gardens, the rural haunt has moved just a few miles down the road. Members…

Inaugural Trick-or-Treat Event Happening at Glensheen Mansion

Trick-or-Treating at the Mansion is Happening Thursday, October 31; Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – There are five big events happening throughout October at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. For the first time ever, Glensheen will be hosting a trick-or-treating event on Halloween. The mansion is also featuring a Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt, 21+ Flashlight Tours, and a Hiki Hut event. The Great Glensheen Pumpkin Hunt: October 1 – 31 | 9:00 a.m….

Farmers Begin Harvesting Pumpkins

PROCTOR, Minn. – Hoffbauer Tree Farms has been running “pick your own pumpkin” the last few weeks, but with the anticipation of these colder temperatures, they pulled hundreds of pumpkins this morning to protect them from the frost. Owners say, once the cold hits, they won’t last long on their own. “They could take a light frost once if the…

Get Lost In A Corn Maze

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Ru-Ridge Corn Maze Family Fun

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Get lost in a corn maze with Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott. We timed their adventure to see how long it took to get out!  Ru-Ridge is a 400 acre farm with 8 acres of corn maze and family activities including a straw bale maze, ninja course, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, games, corn piles, photo…

Once Upon A Child Holds Halloween Costume Sale

DULUTH, Minn. – Once Upon A Child in burning tree plaza has started stocking their shelves with Halloween costumes. This helps parents get a head start with finding the perfect costume at a bargain price. “That’s gonna be 50-70% off what you’re gonna buy brand new. And your kids wear the Halloween costume once. And it’s a really fun night,…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2018-2019

Wondering What This Northland Winter Has In Store? Check Out The Fox 21 Weather Teams Forecast

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner.  Along with the parties, kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  But, Northlanders know that the weather can very well be more of a trick rather than a treat. Last year, just in time for Halloween weekend, more than ten inches of snow fell in Duluth.  While an inconvenience, that pales in…

St. Luke’s Dietitian Offers Tips and Treats Ahead of Halloween

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Tips for Youth and Adults When it Comes to Healthy Halloween Habits

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween falls on Wednesday this week and many folks have probably already stocked up the candy drawer, but it’s important to remember moderation is the best bet as we head into the height of the holiday season. St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to offer a few tips before…

Right Around the Corner, Volunteers Needed for Bentleyville

Holiday Light Show Needs Help Setting Up

DULUTH, Minn.- Even though Halloween is still on the way, the clock is ticking to get Bentleyville Tour of Lights up and ready to go, when the switch turns on November 17th. So far there seems to be progress, as Holiday lights line much of Bayfront Park. But volunteers are still needed to help setting up what is billed as…

Wet Halloween at Scarium at the Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium Hosts Annual Halloween Event

DULUTH, Minn.- Some creepy creatures and characters splashed around with the marine animals at the Great Lakes Aquarium, as families showed up in their Halloween costumes for “Scarium at the Aquarium.” All ages could come and get their face painted, play some games and of course, get some candy today, a festive addition to the aquatic fun of the aquarium….

All Aboard for Halloween Fun at The Depot

Lake Superior Railroad Museum hosts Halloween Carnival

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland Halloween celebrations continued today, with the Depot’s 6th Annual Halloween Carnival. Families dressed up to play games, get their jump on in a bounce house, and get their face painted. UMD’s Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority put in some volunteer hours, to help make this event possible. “A big part of our community running and doing well is…

Creepy Creatures at Superior Animal Hospital

Hospital Hosts Halloween-Themed Open House

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Who said Halloween was just for humans? Some Superior dogs certainly don’t think so. The Halloween Hounds showed up at Superior Animal Hospital for some tricks and treats, at their Open House. Humans could decorate their own cookies, get face paint, play games, and more. For a more detailed look at how the Animal Hospital works, families could…

A Library of Pure Imagination

Superior Public Library Hosts 9th Annual Library Trick or Treat

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Oompa Loompas transformed the Superior Public Library into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for their 9th annual Library Trick or Treat. One of the conference rooms was turned into the factory’s candy garden, and no Golden Ticket was needed for costumed kids to hitch a ride on Wonka’s chocolate river boat. “We got the Chocolate Factory, there you can…

Ghosts and Goblins Take Over Yard in Gary New Duluth

FOX 21 Photojournalist Adam Jagunich Enjoys Spooking Children and Adults Every Year at His Home in Gary New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot takes us on a thrilling tour of Photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s haunted Halloween yard located in Gary New Duluth. Jagunich spends countless hours preparing for his Halloween display every year, all to make sure children and adults in the Gary New Duluth neighborhood come out on Halloween night…

Hiking and Halloween Fun This Weekend at Hartley Nature Center

The Annual Hartley Nature Center Howl-O-Ween is Happening Saturday, October 27 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Rain or shine, the annual Howl-O-Ween event is returning to Hartley Nature Center on the morning of Saturday, October 27. This year’s event will unveil an all new outdoor format. Organizers invite the public to come dressed in costume and enjoy exploring trails near the nature center. You’re encouraged to dress warm and be ready to take…

Superior Animal Hospital to Host Open House Saturday

Calling all Costumed Canines and Cats! Superior Animal Hospital is Hosting a Halloween Open House Saturday, October 27

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Calling all canines and cats who enjoy dressing up! Superior Animal Hospital is set to host their Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 27 to celebrate the fall season with games, live surgeries, teddy bear surgeries, face painting, cooking decorating and much more. Photos will be encouraged as costumed animals enjoy the day of fun family-friendly activities….

Bikers Go Boo at Hartley Nature Center

COGGS Hosts 2nd Annual Shredding Pumpkins

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents in Duluth took advantage of the good weather for some Halloween fun on Sunday. They rode their bikes over to the Hartley Nature Center for their 2nd Shredding Pumpkins event. Families decked out in their Halloween best could take on the new trails built by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. also known as COGGS. “As…

Frightening Four Legged Friends at Fitgers

Dogs and Owners Invited to Festival

DULUTH, Minn.- Some furry friends joined in the frightening Halloween fun, as dogs dressed as Superheroes, clowns, and more took over Fitger’s for the 5th annual Fido’s Fall Festival. Dogs and owners could shop for treats from vendors, and also be models for a day at a photo booth. “The photo costume contest is the biggest draw, for sure,” said…

Strength Factory to Host First Ever Fitoberfest in Superior

In this Week's Coffee Conversation, Strength Factory Owner Kelly Kellar Chats About the Upcoming Fitoberfest Happening Sunday, October 28

SUPERIOR, Wis. – What better way to celebrate the Halloween holiday than with a spooktacular workout and a little treat afterwards? The Strength Factory in Superior is set to host their first ever Fitoberfest event on Sunday, October 28 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is still open. It costs $22.00 dollars to register before Sunday, October 21. Registration will also…

Lake Superior Zoo Goes Boo

Boo at the Zoo Held

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland must not know that Halloween is still a few weeks away, and neither did the animals at Lake Superior Zoo. The Zoo hosted their annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday. Kids got to enjoy tricks at the bounce house, and the animals got the treat of seeing everyone in their costumes. Even some of the vendors…

Superior Spectacularly Spooked at North End Days

Spooktacular Parade Took the Streets

SUPERIOR, Wis.-The streets of Superior were full of ghastly ghouls, pretty princesses, and stupendous superheroes, as everyone came out in their trick or treat best, to ring in Halloween. For the first time ever, the Superior Spooktacular became a fixture of North End Days. And it seems all of Superior came out for this festival of fall fun. “I think…

Rake Leaves Into A Jumbo Spider Leaf Bag! Perfect Halloween Decoration Family Fun!

Brittney Merlot Turns Fall Chores Into A Workout & Art!

DULUTH, Min. – After strong winds topped 64mph on Wednesday’s storm, many leaves have fallen off of the trees. So we need to turn that chore of raking into something fun! In this week’s Active Adventures we are building a Halloween Spider leaf bag with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot. If you make one of your own this weekend, be sure to…

5th Annual Zachary Tackett Haunted Forest Starts Friday

The Haunted Forest will be Open For Three Weekends Starting Friday, October 12 in Saginaw

DULUTH, Minn. – Prepare to get your pants scared off as the 5th Annual Zachary Tackett Haunted Forest starts Friday, October 12. This year the frightful event will be taking place at 7178 Saginaw Road. Follow the signs on Highway 33, Highway 2, then Highway 194 for parking at the address listed above. A hayride will then transport brave souls…

Get Your Costume Ready! North End Days, Superior Spooktacular Starts Friday

The Superior Business Improvement District is Proud to Present North End Days, Superior Spooktacular Events this Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Ghosts and goblins of the Twin Ports invite you to spend your weekend having fun, playing games and enjoying one of the best fall parades across the region. The Superior Spooktacular is happening Saturday, October 13 with North End Days kicking off Friday, October 12. Organizers Carolyn Nelson Kavajecz and Ed Newman stopped by FOX 21 Local News…

Terrifying Trays at Pottery Burn

Store Hosts Halloween Clay Platter Painting Event

DULUTH, Min.-  Some Duluthians can now eat off something ghostly, as the Pottery Burn hosted a “Boo–tastic Platter” workshop today. Anyone could stop by and start crafting some creepy clay plates. People could choose from a sushi platter or standard flat platter, trace a design, and begin painting. “This is kind of seeing the step 1 through the finished project,”…

Painting a Great Pumpkin

Board and Brush Hosts Pumpkin Make n Take

DULUTH, Minn.- The winds brought fall into the air as some Duluth families got to make their own Halloween decorations thanks to Board and Brush Creative Studio. For $5 anyone could walk in and make a pumpkin to take home (wooden pumpkins, of course). They were painted with stencils, and topped with ribbons around the stems. “Instead of going to…

Duluth Police Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Reflective Tape and Bright Costumes are Recommended by Police

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is all about fun as kids head out to trick or treat, but there are safety concerns surrounding the tradition. Sgt. Gayle Holton with the Duluth Police Department visited FOX 21 this morning to shed some light on the topic. Sgt. Holton says kids should be wearing bright costumes and if they’re not, they should wear…

Trick-or-Treating Tricks and Tips

How much candy is too much candy on Halloween?

DULUTH, Minn.- Trick-or-Treating is 24 hours away, FOX21 has tips on handling the sugar monsters that come with it. Plenty of candy will be handed out and eaten by little ones. According to one local expert, allowing children to indulge on Halloween has its benefits. “A lot of times on that first night it’s good to just let them eat,”…

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Arrives in Northland

The Wienermobile will be Appearing at a Number of Events From Friday Until Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – Oscar Mayer Wiener fans you have the next five days to snap a memorable keepsake picture with the famed Wienermobile. The vehicle arrived in the Northland Tuesday, but won’t start making public appearances until Friday. The Wienermobile will be driving through the Duluth area to various events up until Halloween. Friday it’ll be parked outside Super One…

Matilda’s Dog Bakery to Host Bark-tober Fest

On Saturday, October 28, Matilda's Dog Bakery in Duluth's Lakeside Neighborhood will Host a Bark-tober Fest and Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling all dogs, cats and owners! Matilda’s Dog Bakery in Duluth’s Lakeside Neighborhood will host their 2nd Annual Bark-tober Festival and Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest Saturday, October 28. The event will start at 10 a.m. and go until 3 p.m. Owner Joanne Elliot says the event last year was a hit for many pet owners and their companions….

Douglas County Historical Society Celebrates Halloween with Movies and Play

Historical Society Hosts Vintage Movie Night and One-Woman Show

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Halloween is just about a week away and the Douglas County Historical Society is celebrating with two fun events. The first is the Annual Monsterrific Halloween Movie Night being held Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. The vintage movie night will feature popcorn, punch, cookies and candy. All of this is free to attend. Second, the historical…

Hartley Nature Center Hosts Outdoor Halloween Event for Families

Coffee Conversation: Howl-O-Ween

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend superheroes, cartoon characters, witches and many more costumed kiddos will be filling Hartley Park. It’s all for the nature center’s annual Howl-O-Ween event. Families will look for animals along the trails on Saturday, October 28. There are two sessions for fun. The first is from 10 a.m. to noon and the second is from 1:00…

Kids Show Off Creative Costumes For ‘Boo At The Zoo’

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland families got in the Halloween spirit Saturday for the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration. The Lake Superior Zoo transformed into the Wonka Chocolate Factory. It was an afternoon filled with costumes and competitions. Kids were treated to plenty of candy while trick-or-treating throughout the zoo. “Well Ezraa’s favorite animal is a zebra, so obviously we wanted…

Northland Celebrates Superior Spooktacular

A very Superior Spooktacular Saturday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– Halloween is right around the corner and many locals gathered for a spooky fun filled day at the Superior Spooktacular. Although it rained on the parade, spirits were still high. Local organizations and groups handed out candy, as on-goers enjoyed watching spooky floats. Afterwards FOX 21 had an inside interview with some of the performers. “My favorite part…

Superior Spooktacular Features Fun for Entire Family

Event to Host Parade and Pumpkin Patch

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend Northlanders will be filling Superior to get in on some spooky fun for the whole family. The Superior Spooktacular will be on Saturday, October 21. This one-day event has spooky fun activities for the whole family including the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Patch featuring vendors, kids activities and more. The parade begins at 11 a.m….

Tech Gadgets for a Fun and Safe Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is just around the corner and homes and yards are decorated all across the Northland. This morning, Rachel Agurkis, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, visited FOX 21 to chat about some gadgets perfect for the spooky season. Ghoulish lighting – With Philips Hue Lights, you can put the haunt in your house. Turn the lights…

Duluth resident creates big haunted maze in yard

Derick Tomaich wants to create the Bentleyville of Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth resident Derick Tomaich is getting his yard ready to scare the Lakeside neighborhood. He built his very own haunted maze full of all kinds of horrors right in his yard. The “Lakeside’s Lost Souls” has a soft opening set for Friday the 13th, with the full opening happening Saturday. “Every year, I decorate my yard, and…

Haunted Ship Prepares for Opening Day

The William A. Irvin will Open for Spooktacular Tours Starting Thursday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Ghosts and goblins will be unleashed starting Thursday evening aboard the William A. Irvin in Duluth’s Canal Park. The annual Haunted Ship starts at 6:30 p.m. Organizers say they start crafting new decorations and props in May after planning begins in November. This year Northlanders will be spooked and filled with terror as they make their way…