Sunday, Oct 8
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Scarecrow Contest
Sponsored by United Surface Preparation, North Suburban Eye Specialists Dr. Patrick Johnson, Kennedy Scale & City of Anoka
Pumpkins/scarecrows to be dropped off at city hall 10AM-10:30AM.
Braven music school band. Adam Gale chainsaw carving artist. Awards
given to Atlantic giants, field pumpkins and scarecrow contest.
Please visit Anokahalloween.com for more details.
Adult Pumpkin Carving or Decorated
12 PM-3PM • City Hall
Anoka Halloween Button Purchase ($3.00)
Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin completed to City Hall during
our Pumpkin Weigh off. Cash prizes for 1st,2nd or 3rd place.
Adults only 18 or older.
Wednesday, October 11
Night at the Museum: Halloween Collectibles & History
5:30PM • Anoka County History Center • $50.00
Anoka Halloween goodies are collected all over the world.
Talk Halloween, get an up-close look at ACHS’s exclusive collection of
Anoka Halloween memorabilia…and hear some ghost stories! Event also
offers a gourmet, plated dinner, behind the scenes tours of the museum,
special artifacts, and lots of laughter and fun. Limited seating.
Tickets available at AnokaCountyHistory.org.
Saturday, October 14
The Anoka Halloween/Sterling Trophy
SPECTACULAR SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
9:00AM-6:30PM John Ward Park and Sunny Acres
Co-ed 8 Team Tournament Games begin approximately at
9 am through the Championship game at 6:30PM. For information
contact [email protected]
Halloween Hijinx at the Rum River Library,
Anoka County Library
10AM – 12PM • Rum River Library
Bring your whole family for semi-spooky fun! We will have a scavenger
hunt, a craft, a not-so-haunted Haunted House and more! No registration
for this event. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
ANOKA HALLOWEEN BEAN BAG CHAMPIONSHIPS
10AM-4PM • PENINSULA POINT PARK, ANOKA
$30.00 ENTRY FEE
Two person teams. For information, call Marc 612.298.1654.
Cash prizes and Anoka Halloween Capital of the World Trophies
ORANGE TIE BALL & SILENT AUCTION
5:30PM • GREENHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB & BANQUET CENTER
Cinderella theme. Ticket sales ends September 25, 2017. Reserved tables
of 8 will receive 2 complementary bottles of wine and 8 commemorative
glasses. Must designate who is included in your table of 8.
Please visit Anokahalloween.com for reservations.
Sunday, October 15
ANOKA HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT
2PM-4PM • PENINSULA POINT PARK, ANOKA
Cash prizes available. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.
Monday, October 16
1ST Annual Anoka Halloween Blood Drive
Sponsored by Fifth Avenue Dental
3:30PM-8PM • Fifth Avenue Dental
Wednesday, October 18
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
5:30PM • MAD HATTER RESTAURANT
Tickets available at AnokaCountyHistory.org.
7:00pm | Goodrich Field
Anoka Tornadoes vs. Blaine Bengals
Family Movie Night & Dinner – Sponsored by Comcast – Free
6PM-9PM American Legion Post 102
Pizza provided. Featuring spooky movie. Under 14 mus be accompanied by an adult. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.
Thursday, October 19
Wine and Canvas 6:30-8:30 PM Rum River Art Center $30.00
Register online at Anokahalloween.com under events. Come paint a design created specially for Anoka Halloween. Wine and painting all in one night.
Friday, October 20
Monster Mash 8PM – 12PM Anoka American Legion. Post 102
Age 21 and over. Costume & Dance contest. Costumes optional. FREE appetizers and cash bar.
Saturday, October 21
Anoka Halloween Amazing Race – Sponsored by Altron Inc. & Anoka Dental 10AM (Registration starts at 9:30AM) Goodrich Field • $60.00 per teal (Limit of 20 teams)
Age 18 and older. Teams of 2 will race though the city, competing in unique events, earning clues to the next destination along the way. Cash prizes awarded.
Coloring Contest 10AM – 4PM Rum River Art Center
Art projects and spooky family friendly activities for all ages to participate. Coloring contest limited to ages 6-12. Costumes encouraged. Anoka Halloween Awards. Winners announced same day.
Pucci Pet Costume Contest, sponsored by Pucci 2PM – 4PM Pucci Pet Career Studios on Main-Cost 2017 Halloween Button
Prizes will be awarded in two categories; store bought costume and homemade costume.
Pumpkin Carving Contest, sponsored by Berry Hill Farm & Northstar Towing 3PM, Akin River Park
Free to the first 100 children, 12 and under. Judging at 4:15PM
Light up the Night Parade, Parade sponsors listed on website 7PM, Main Street
Enjoy this long standing tradition of floats and bands decorated in lights.
Bonfire, sponsored by Liberty Comfort Systems 8PM-10PM, City Hall
Join us after the night parade with food, family, and fire!
Sunday, October 22
Medallion Hunts – Peninsula Point Park
FREE to participants with 2017 Anoka Halloween Button
ACBC food shelf donations welcome. Prize $400.00 to winner of each medallion hunt.
12PM-2PM Family & Children s Hunt sponsored by Sterling Trophy
Children 12 & under. No group is too big or too small. Maximum 2 adults per group.
2:30-4:30PM Open Medallion Hunt sponsored by Barna, Guzy & Steffen
All ages. The winner of the first hunt is ineligible for this hunt.
Anoka Halloween Past Royalty Luncheon 11AM Greehhaven Club & Banquet Center $18.00 Per Person
Email [email protected] for invitation.
Monday, October 23
Anoka Halloween Bingo sponsored by Doherty Staffing
6:30-9:30PM Anoka American Legion, Post 102, 25¢ Per Bingo Card
Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.
Wednesday, October 25
26th ANNUAL ANOKA HALLOWEEN HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST
sponsored by U.S. Bank Anoka Branch, Transportation and Driver provided by First Student 6:30PM
Prizes will be awarded. Contest open to Anoka, Ramsey and Andover residents. Limit to 12 houses: entrants will be at the discretion of Anoka Halloween, Inc. Deadline to receive entries will be Monday, October 16, 2017.New this year: People’s Choice Award. Registration is online at AnokaHalloween.com.
Thursday, October 26
Halloween Wine Tasting sponsored by Better Values Liquor Stores of Anoka
6:00-8:00PM Tent on Jackson Street $17.00 In Advance, $20.00 At The Door
Friday, October 27
Preschool Costume Contest sponsored by Fifth Avenue Dental
10:00AM (Registration starts at 9:30AM) Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
The event is free to all Preschoolers and younger with adult. The event will last about an hour. Entertainment and treats will be provided. Call Dianne Anderla at 763.421.0387 for more information.
Big Parade of Little People
1:15PM Main Street
The parade is a collaboration of local school children marching in their finest Halloween costumes.
Anoka Lions Tent Party
7:30PM City Hall – $10.00 Cover For the Night
Wicked Garden 7:30PM – 9PM & Uncle Chunk 9:30PM – 1:15AM
Saturday, October 28
SPOOKTACULAR CARNIVAL sponsored by the Anoka Women of Today
10AM-1PM Anoka Armory
Children’s games 25¢ or 5/$1.00. 1 free game ticket for each food shelf item donated (maximum of 5). Walking tacos, pop and coffee available for purchase.
GRAY GHOST 5K RUN AND ONE MILE FITNESS WALK sponsored by Anoka Business and Landowners Association, Wells Fargo, and North Suburban Striders – 12:50PM (registration starts at 10:00AM) Franklin Elementary School, Registration Fee: $25.00 in advance ($30:00 after October 26th, including race day registration).
For more information call Peter Turok at at 763.421.7130 or Karen Hillerman at 612.558.7433.
Grand Day Parade Parade Sponsors Listed on Website
1PM Main Street & Fifth Avenue
Watch the sky as the T-6 Thunder perform an amazing flyover as we celebrate 97 years as the Halloween Capital withe the state’s largest parade.
Anoka Lions Tent Party
7PM City Hall – $15.00 Cover for the Night
Crank Shaft 7PM – 8:30PM & Johnny Holmes Band 9PM – Midnight.
Anoka Royal Ambassador Coronation
6PM – Anoka High School Auditorium
Say good-bye to the outgoing Ambassadors and experience the crowning of the 2018 Anoka Royal Ambssadors. Visiting Royalty and ONE chaperone are complementary; additional guests will be charged $10.00 at the door.
Sunday, October 29
59th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale
7:30AM – 12:30PM – Anoka American Legion, Post 102 – $7.00 at the door
Children 6 and under are free. All proceeds returned to the community.
Monday, October 30
Anoka Halloween Bingo sponsored by The Estates at Twin Rivers
6:30pM – 9:30PM – Anoka American Legion, Post 102 – 25¢ per bingo card
Costumes optional. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.
November 2, 3 & 4
Anoka High School Theatre presents
7:00PM – Anoka High School
For more information please visit www.anokatheatre.com.