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Haunted Houses, Other Halloween Fun in Sioux Falls


This year, Halloween falls on a Monday. Leading up to the big day on October 31st, there are plenty of haunted houses and other Halloween events planned throughout the Sioux Empire. We’re going to help you find the best Halloween events and attractions in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. We’ll continue to update this page when new events get announced.



October 13, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 – 7:00 PM – Midnight

October 30 (Sunday) 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Kids Day.   A less scary haunted house just for kids.

Halloween – 7:00 PM – until the crowd dies

Located at the Fine Arts Building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 per person or $8 with a canned good. For $15 per person or $13 with canned good, see Emily’s closet and the Sioux Falls Haunted House. Fast passes are available for an additional $5 on Fridays and Saturdays and on Halloween.



Zombie hand coming out of the ground
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10/13, 10/20, 10/27 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29 – 7:00 PM – Midnight

Halloween – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Twisted Nightmare is a haunted house that is brought to you by the talent of your local Fraternal Order of Police. The haunted attraction is a fundraiser for the FOP and a local food bank. Twisted Nightmare will hit the streets of Sioux Falls at 2601 S Carolyn Ave, just to the East of I-29 and south of Century Theatres. Admission is $7 or $6 with a canned food donation.





Thursday, October 13, 20, 27, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, October 14, 21, 28, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 22, 20, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Twenty-five screaming acres of fun and fear with hay rides, loft of lunatics, evil farm barn and more. Located at 47449 276th Street in Worthing SD. Admission is $15.


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Renee Keith/Thinkstock


October 14,15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, November 4, 5 from 7:00 PM – Midnight.

October 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fear Asylum in Brookings was ranked #1 haunted house in South Dakota. Visit the chilling mental institution setting and you’re sure to scream your head off. Over-the-top detail, movie-quality costumes, and uncanny effects that work together to intensify this bone-chilling experience. Located at 216 W. 6th Street in Brookings. VIP tickets are $30 and general admission is $16.





Monday, October 24, 2016 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Located in the center court of the Empire Mall. Halloween crafts and activities and lots of fun.


Halloween party with children wearing costumes
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Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

There will be a DIY photo area for you to take your own pictures of your trick-or-treater, crafts, and games.
Tickets are free and are required for the event, but quantities are limited. Please bring a canned good donation for Feeding South Dakota for admission.

The daytime open-house style party will have all of the same games and activites from 10am-4pm and does not require a ticket.


Six children in costumes trick or treating at woman's house



Friday, October 28, 2016 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the path of over 300 hand-carved and lit Jack-o’-lanterns, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian Tiger. Other highlights include the Creepy Carousel and the “Hall of Flames,” featuring the most intricate, hand-carved pumpkins. $5 for Zoo members and $7 for non-members.




Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Bring your flashlights and try to find your way through the maze in the dark of night. Admission is $8.  Children 10 and under pay $5. 


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Friday, October 28, 2016 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Located at the Siouxland Libraries, downtown branch, 200 North Dakota Ave. in Sioux Falls. Help, Zombies are coming to the library! A night of scares, books, and prizes. Dress in your zombie best and explore make up techniques to get your scare ready. Compete in a zombie scavenger hunt to see if you will be the last human standing.


LIttle boy in haunted house


Friday, October 28, 2016 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tour the “haunted” 136 year old theater in Worthing, South Dakota. Located at 121 S. Main St. There will also be a photo booth and refreshments.


red hair kid in Halloween costume holding a orange pumpkin


Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This FREE event is open to all ages and will be held in the wood and tile gyms at Brandon Elementary. Kids are highly encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as there will be a photo area for family pictures.  In addition, there will be numerous games, tons of candy, delicious apples, and the ever popular Haunted House!


KIds swimming


October 29, 2016 – 2:00 – 4:30 PM

The new Midco Aquatic Center at 1601 S. Western Ave. is hosing a Spook and Splash. There will be pumpkin tossing, bobbing for apples, prizes and more. Come wearing your suit and jump into the fun! Participants will need to have a valid swim pass or pay the daily admission fee to attend the events. No registration required. Daily admission fees are $3 for children ages 2-17, $4 for ages 18-54 and $3 for 55+.  Under age 2 is free.




Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 9:00 PM

At The District 4521 West Empire Place in Sioux Falls. Music from DJ Kor and ZEO Live, costume contest, plus food and drink specials. No cover.  Must be 21.




Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM

A family-friendly fall event open to the public.  Free. Located at 1300 S. Sertoma Ave. in Sioux Falls.


Trick or Treat Trail Run 2015
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 10:00 AM

A 5K run/walk and 10K run at Pasley Park, just south of 26th and Southeastern along the bike trail. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded. There will be a candy dash for kids 3-10 at 9:30 AM.


Portrait of children in Halloween costumes


Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dress in your favorite costume and head over to Big Sioux Recreation Area to trick or treat along the decorated path. Bring a flashlight for an extra treat of finding the hidden reflective signs along the trail. Great for the WHOLE family.


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Luke Hunhoff/Townsquare Media


Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 5:00 PM

The most anticipated Halloween event of the year. This year’s Zombie Walk will start at ICON Lounge. Zombie makeup will be at Icon Lounge from 12:00 – 4:00 PM and cost $5 to become an undead horror. Registration for the parade runs from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM and costs $3, kids 12 and under are free. Register your float online for $30.

Proceeds benefit Be-a-Lifesaver, an organization aimed at suicide awareness and prevention in teens and young adults.

This event is not exclusively for the walking dead. The parade is open to ANYONE who wants to come down in costume and precede the zombies in the Halloween Parade. The goal is to make this parade an annual event the whole community can enjoy.


halloween pumpkin


Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 8:00 PM

Monday, October 31, 2016 – 8:00 PM

At Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse on Western Avenue.

On Saturday, over $2,500 in CASH and prizes for best costumes! We reward for overall best, sexiest, scariest, and group. $2 Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast shots, Cannon Ball Shots, Deep Eddy Vodka drinks, Cruzan Rum Drinks, and domestic taps from 8-11!

On Monday, prizes will be awarded for the best costume!
31 CENT TAPS FROM 8-10!! $2 Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast shots, Cannon Ball drinks, Deep Eddy Vodka drinks, and Cruzan Rum drinks from 9-11!


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Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

The El Riad Oriental Band is hosting a Halloween Party. Live music by On the Fritz to rock the night, prizes for best costumes. Tickets always sell out fast, please call 605-336-1117 for tickets and table reservations



Halloween Party With Children Trick Or Treating In Costume


Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Located in the Hillcrest church parking lot at 4301 East 26th Street.  Kids can enjoy a safe afternoon of trick-or-treating in the parking lot of the church where church members will give out candy.


Trick or Treat


Monday, October 31, 2016 – 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Kids can celebrate Halloween at the Old Courthouse Museum with trick or treating, costume contests, crafts, scavenger hunts, scary stories, and more. Free admission. Located at 200 West 6th Street in Sioux Falls.


Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch with ripe Pumpkins



Monday, October 31, 2016 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Located at Church at the Gate, 6820 W. 26th St. in Sioux Falls. This family event is totally FREE! Some major highlights including: Carnival Booths (Like “Trunk-R-Treating”) Kid’s Train Petting Zoo, Bouncy Houses, Fire Truck & Police Car, Country Photo Booth, Games, PRIZES and DINNER will be served for everyone!


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