Non-Spooky Weekend Events: Oct. 25-28

Todd about Town: Events for a low-stress Halloween weekend include a Carole King musical and “So You Think You Can Dance”

1. Sever’s Fall Festival


Runs through October 28

$15 per ticket

This is the last weekend to experience the fun at Sever’s in Shakopee. The festival has been around since 1997 and next year will move to a permanent home on land that the family has purchased. Enjoy the corn maze, petting zoo, zip lines, straw bale maze, and the popular pumpkin cannons. Learn more.

2. Halloween Spooktacular

Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul

October 27, 28, and 29

$15 per ticket

If you are looking for a Halloween event for the kids that is not a scary experience, head over to the Children’s Museum in St. Paul, where games for the kids include trick-or-treating. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Learn more.

3. Wayzata’s Boo Blast & Boo Bash Dash

Downtown Wayzata on Lake Street

October 27,  9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Enjoy a stroll through Wayzata wearing your costume and trick-or-treat at various participating shops and restaurants. In the morning, participate in the Boo Bash events. There will be a 10K, 5K and a one-mile race. Learn more.

4. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon & Other Floydian Tales

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

October 26-27

$55 for dinner and show; $40 for show only

Pink Floyd fans will delight in this evening celebrating the rock legend when Jonny James and the Hall of Fames return to the Chanhassen to perform Dark Side of The Moon in it’s entirety. Learn more.

5. So You Think You Can Dance Live!

Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino

October 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $39, $49, and $69

Fans of the TV show So You Think You Can Dance can watch the top 10 contestants from season 15 perform live onstage in the Mystic Showroom. Learn more.

6. Twin Cities Film Fest

ICON Theatre at the West End, St. Louis Park

Runs through October 28

Ticket prices vary per show

This film festival has expanded each year and has gained national prominence as one of the best in the county. Check out the website for a listing of the closing weekend’s films: Learn more.

7. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Orpheum Theatre

Runs through October 27

Tickets: $39-$179

This show tells the story of the life and rise to stardom of singer-songwriter Carole King. You’ll hear her hits, like “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the title song, “Beautiful.” You might be surprised to learn how many songs King wrote for other award-winning recording artists such as the Shirelles. Learn more.