Schedule of events

Friday, October 9

Pumpkin Bowl

7:00pm | Goodrich Field
Anoka Tornadoes vs. Centennial Cougars

Wednesday, October 14

Family Movie Night & Dinner

6:30pm | Anoka American Legion – Post 102 | FREE
Featuring a spooky movie. Open to public. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.
(Sponsored by Boston’s Gourmet Pizza – Coon Rapids)

Friday, October 16

Orange Tie Ball & Silent Auction

6:00pm-Midnight | Greenhaven Country Club & Banquet Center
$45.00 per person | Deadline for ticket sales is October 2nd.
(Gluten free/vegetarian meal available upon request.)

Dj dance, raffle, 3 tier silent auction.
Proceeds provide scholarships for Anoka area students.

Theme “Old Hollywood Glam”.
Choice of either Beef pot roast or pork tenderloin, both will include Harvest salad, mashed potatoes and a veggie medley.

Sunday, October 18

Medallion Hunts

Anoka Rum River Nature Area (behind the library) | FREE to participants with 2015 Anoka Halloween button (donations to ACBC Food Shelf welcome)
(Sponsored by Sterling Trophy)

Prize: $400.00 to winner of each Medallion Hunt

12:00pm-2:00pm • Family & Children Hunt
Children 12 and under. No group size limit. Maximum 2 adults per group.

2:30pm-4:30pm • Open Medallion Hunt
All ages. The winner of the Family & Children Hunt not eligible to win.


Past Royalty Luncheon

11:00am | Greenhaven Golf Course
Email: [email protected] for invitation. $15.00 per person at the door.

Monday, October 19

Halloween Bingo

6:30pm-9:30pm | Anoka American Legion – Post 102
25¢ per bingo card. Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale.
Donation for ACBC Food Shelf appreciated.

Friday, October 23

“We Survived 95” Anoka Halloween Tent Party

7:00pm-10:00pm | Jackson Street
Free Entertainment. Lady Luck performing. Must be 21 and older.
(Donation to ACBC Food Shelf appreciated.)

Saturday, October 24

Anoka Halloween Amazing Race

10:00am | Downtown Anoka | Registration
$60.00 per team (limit of 15 teams)
Fee can be raised for donation purposes. Ages 16 and older. Teams of 2 will race throughout the city, competing in unique events, earning clues to the next destination along the way to earn a cash prize of $250 and Anoka Medallion.


Pucci Pet Costume Contest

1:00pm-3:00pm | Pucci Pet Career Studios located on Main Street
Sponsored by PUCCI

Trophies for 2 Categories: Best Homemade Costume and Best Store Bought

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times
  • Anoka Halloween Button must be purchased
  • Participants will be given a # and it must be visible during judging on person
  • Each dog must have their own adult walker
  • No entrant is eligible for more than one award
  • Judges decision is final

Cost: Anoka Halloween Button


Pumpkin Carving Contest

3:00pm | Aitkin Riverside Park | FREE
Free to the first 100 children 12 and under. Judging at 4:15pm


Light Up the Night Parade

7:00pm | Main Street Anoka | Learn More
Parade starts at 1st Ave and Main and ends on 5th Ave
(Sponsored by Federal Premium, Little Newtons)


Fired Up For Fun Bonfire

8:00pm-10:00pm | River Plaza formerly City Hall | FREE
FREE family fun & music. The bonfire starts as soon as the parade ends. Food available for purchase.
(Sponsored by Downtown Anoka Subway)

Sunday, October 25

Anoka Halloween Scavenger Hunt

2:00pm-4:30pm | Anoka Halloween Tent | Jackson Street | FREE
Maximum of 50 teams. No more than 4 in a team.  List of items to be handed out at time of the event.
(Donation to the ACBC food shelf appreciated.)

Monday, October 26

Halloween Bingo

6:30pm-9:30pm | Anoka American Legion – Post 102
25¢ per bingo card. Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale.
(Donation for ACBC Food Shelf appreciated.)

Tuesday, October 27

Speed Eating Contest

7:05pm | Halloween Tent | Jackson Street  | FREE
Come watch competitors to see who can eat the fastest.
2 contests: Ice Cream and Tacos
(Sponsored by Two Scoops and Casa Rio)


Adult Pumpkin Carving Contest

Registration at 5:00pm-5:55pm | Judging at 6:55pm
Halloween Tent | Jackson Street  | FREE to Register
18 and older.

Pumpkins must be carved and ready for display. Pumpkins must be rated G. No carving onsite. Pumpkins must be removed by 8:30 pm to avoid disposal.

1st place $150 + $50 Anoka Halloween Merchandise, 2nd place $100 + $25 Anoka Halloween Merchandise

3rd Place $50 + $25 Anoka Halloween Merchandise


Children’s Art Contest

6:00pm-8:00pm | Judging at 7:00pm
Halloween Tent | Jackson Street | More info
Items displayed for judging created at Rum River Art Center on October 24th. Items must be picked up by 8:30pm to avoid disposal.
(Sponsored by Rum River Art)


 

 

Wednesday, October 28

Annual House Decorating Contest

Contest open to Anoka, Ramsey & Andover residents.

Private Judging: Starting at 6:30pm.
Prizes: First place $150.00, Second place $100.00, Third place $75.00.

Registration online at www.AnokaHalloween.com starting October 1, 2015. Deadline is October 19th. The actual entrants will be at the discretion of Anoka Halloween. Winners will be posted for public viewing following judging.
(Sponsored by U.S. Bank Anoka Branch)

Thursday, October 29

Halloween Wine Tasting

6:00pm-8:00pm | Anoka Halloween Tent | Jackson Street

Cost: $15.00 in advance • $18.00 at the door

Tickets in advance can be purchased at both Better Values Liquor stores or the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce
(Sponsored by Better Values Liquor Stores of Anoka)

Friday, October 30

Preschool Costume Contest

10:00am (Registration starts at 9:30am) | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage | FREE
All pre-kindgerarten children and infants welcome with adult.  Any questions, please call Dianne Anderla at 763-421-0387 for more information.
(Sponsored by Little Newtons)


Big Parade of Little People

1:15pm | Main Street Anoka
Come see our local school children walk on Main Street in their festive costumes.
A wonderful hometown tradition.


Dan Gould Jewelers and Courtside Bar Tent Party and Costume Contest

7:00pm-Midnight | Anoka Halloween tent on Jackson Street
Live music by Hitchville.
$15.00 at the door per person. 21 & older. Purchase tickets in advance at both Courtside Bar (Jackson Street) or Dan Gould Jewelers (2nd and Main St).

 

Saturday, October 31

Gray Ghost 5K Run and One Mile Fitness Walk

12:50pm | Main Street Anoka | More Info
The Halloween Gray Ghost 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk is held the last Saturday in October
(Sponsored by Anoka Business and Landowners Association, Wells Fargo
and North Suburban Striders)


Grand Day Parade

1:00pm | Main Street Anoka

FREE for all ages.

Watch the largest parade of floats and marching bands in MN. Kick off with an eye opening airplane show high in the sky above the parade route.

Air Show Sponsored by Federal Premium

Official Candy of Anoka Halloween Inc. – Pearson’s

(Parade sponsored by Federal Premium, ECM Publishers, Aspen Exteriors, Han’s Bakery, North Suburban Eye Specialists, Anoka Hennepin Credit Union, Little Newton’s, Liberty Comfort Systems, First National Bank of Elk River, Anoka McDonald’s and Connexus Energy)


Anoka Royal Ambassador Coronation

5:30pm | Anoka High School Auditorium
Tickets $10 at the door. Say good-bye to the outgoing Ambassadors and experience the crowning of the 2015 Anoka Royal Ambassadors. Visiting Royalty and one chaperone are complimentary.


Dan Gould Jewelers and Courtside Bar Tent Party and Costume Contest

7:00pm-Midnight | Anoka Halloween tent on Jackson Street
Live music by Boogie Wonderland.
$15.00 at the door per person. 21 & older. Purchase tickets in advance at both Courtside Bar (Jackson Street) or Dan Gould Jewelers (2nd and Main St).

Sunday, November 1

56th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

7:30am-12:30pm | Anoka American Legion Post 102
$5 in advance, $6 at the door, Children under 6 eat free

Sausage, egg, pancake, juice, milk coffee served.  Come meet our 2016 Anoka Halloween Ambassadors at there first appearance.