Chanhassen, MN (Aug. 15, 2012) - Scare up a good time at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Ghouls & Goblins in the Gardens, a family-friendly Halloween event set for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, from noon to 4 p.m., in the Arboretum gardens. Building on the success of last year's Halloween event, this year's edition will feature a shorter walking trail and fun new features.
Dress up in your most imaginative costume and come out to the Arboretum for "spook-friendly" fun. Take a short "Trick or Treat Trail" past the "Cabin in the Woods" inhabited by a cauldron-stirring witch, then meander by the haunted graveyard and Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Watch out for soaring bats and ghosts!
Additional features include face-painting, concessions and pumpkin sales, plus haunting music galore. Visitors also will enjoy the Arboretum's amazing Pumpkin Palooza display of thousands of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Our Scarecrows in the Gardens characters are sure to delight!
Admission to Ghouls & Goblins in the Gardens is $5 for ages 13 and older; $3 for ages 3-12; free for under 2 & under, (up to noon Oct. 26). After that, it's $10 for 13 & older. In addition, the Arboretum gate fee applies ($12 ages 13 & older; free for 12 and under; free for members). Visit arboretum.umn.edu/ghoulsandgoblins.aspx for details.
Ghouls & Goblins at the Maze is presented by RBC Wealth Management.
SHORT LISTING: Ghouls & Goblins in the Garden
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 & 28, noon-4 p.m.
Trick or treat on the wild side this Halloween at the Arboretum! Check out the spooky forest filled with kid-friendly ghouls and the Wildflower Garden trail teeming with goblins. Stop at the trick or treat stations to fill your treat bag and participate in exciting activities. Cost is $5 for adults ($10 after Oct. 26) and $3 for ages 3-12 * plus Arboretum gate admission. Register online: www.arboretum.umn.edu/ghoulsandgoblins.aspx Presented by: RBC Wealth Management.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the largest public garden in the Upper Midwest and a premier northern arboretum, is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. It was developed as a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. It is located nine miles west of I-494 on Highway 5 in Chanhassen. It is open 363 days a year.
Ghouls & Goblins in the Gardens
Saturday, Oct. 27 & Sunday, Oct. 28
from noon to 4 p.m.