The Siouxland Heritage Museum is holding their annual Haunted Sioux Falls bus tour. The tour is sold out for this year but keep in mind next year that tickets go on sale in mid-September. This tour is a fun way to look at some ghostly hauntings of local legend and lore. Participants step on the bus to travel to sites with supposed hauntings. At each stop, the tour guide shares the site's particular story. Museum staff says they can't give out all the stops that the tour makes. However, they did tell us that the Orpheum Theatre is one of their stops. According to hauntedhouses.com, the Orpheum Theater, which was erected in the late 1890's to 1900 time period, was originally used as a vaudeville theater. The website claims that an unknown ghost, known as "LARRY" haunts the playhouse. Use the link on the left side of your screen to learn more about the supposed hauntings.
The annual Old Courthouse Museum Halloween Party will take place on Monday the 31st from 3:30 to 6:30pm. This is a Free family event that features trick-or-treating through the exhibit galleries, a craft station, "spooky" stories, a costume contest (at 5:30), and a scavenger hunt through the museum.
As a way to give back to the Sioux Falls community, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is hosting its 4th annual "Boo at CTU" event on Friday, Oct. 28th from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Last year, "Boo at CTU" attracted nearly 2,000 residents.
The event will feature:
· Free, safe, and warm trick-or-treating for kids.
· Sioux Falls police officers, who will share Halloween safety information
· An up-close look inside a police car
The Yogi Bear Camp Resort located off I-90 at exit 402 is hosting a Halloween event. Admission is $8.00 per person; $5.00 ages 11 and under. This annual event features a corn maze, costume contests and much more. Fright Nights are October 28th & 29th from 7:00-10:00 pm. If you are looking for something less scary then join Yogi Bear and friends from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th for the 2nd Annual Monster Mash.
Friday October 28th at 6:45 p.m. you can learn the steps to an iconic dance. DANCE Ballroom & Studio, located at 1200 East 57th St at Cliff Ave South, Oak Ridge Plaza, Sioux Falls, SD, will be teaching Michael Jackson's "thriller" dance. The class is $10 per person. No dance experience is needed to join the fun. For more information on this Event, call (605) 332-3700.
The annual ZooBoo will be going on this weekend at the Great Plains Zoo. Tickets are $5 for Zoo members and $6 for non-members. Kids 2 and under are free. ZooBoo is Oct. 28th from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Oct. 29th and 30th from 3:30-7:00 p.m. October 28th the Zoo will close early at 2:30 p.m., with grounds clearing at 3:30 p.m., to prepare for ZooBoo. Oct. 29th-30th, the Zoo will close early at 12:30 p.m., with grounds clearing at 1:30 p.m. Hand-carved Jack-o-Lanterns illuminate the night pathways as you stroll through Zoo grounds gathering treats along the way.
The 2nd Annual Bootastic Halloween Party at Balloon Squad in historical 8th & Railroad Center in Downtown Sioux Falls will be held this Saturday. You are invited to dress up in your Halloween best with your kids. Funds raised support McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. Admission is $3 per child or $10 per Family. There will be activities and entertainment from Noon-5:00 p.m. There will be horse drawn wagon rides and a mini petting zoo provided by McCrossan Boys Ranch. There will also be a costume contest, pumpkin contest, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisting, games, and much more. There will also be a teen dance from 7:00-10:00 p.m. located inside 8th & Railroad Center. The dance is $10 per teen for ages 12-15. A best costume contest will be held at the dance as well. For more information on this Event, call (605) 274-2864.
You can also check out the haunted house located in the Fine Arts Building on the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds this weekend. It's open from 6:30-midnight on weekends. The last day for the haunted house is October 30th. Admission is $7 or $5 with a food donation. October 30th is Kids Day at the Haunted House. That will run noon-3:00 p.m The price is $5 per child or $4 with a canned food item or a new toy for Toys for Tots. Parents get in free during kids day.