This town, just north of Minneapolis, calls itself the Halloween Capital of the World. Festivities include a house-decorating contest and a Grande Day Parade.
In this town between Rockford and DeKalb, there will be a pie-eating contest, carnival, craft shows, decorated pumpkins and a parade Sunday.
Unmask the phantom stalking the big top during "The Circus Returns'' at the re-created Snake River (formerly North West Company) Fur Post, an hour north of the Twin Cities. The program is family-friendly, and reservations are recommended.
There will be a hot-air balloon glow Friday, kids' activities and the town's annual parade along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.
There will be mask making, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and haunted trolley tours.
Zombies will take over this town on Chequamegon Bay, and there are also carved-pumpkin, costume and house-decorating contests, a ghost hunt and a drive-in movie.
There's a craft fair, kids' games and a Forbidden Forest, but the 1 p.m. parade is the main event in this riverside village just south of Madison, where residents reported more than a dozen UFO sightings in the winter of 1987.
Floats, giant puppets and performances are part of the 6-8 p.m. parade along State Street.
This Fox River town hosts a pumpkin roll, pumpkin-carving battles, "Thriller'' dances, marshmallow shooting and a parade.
In this northwest Illinois town, there will be a costume parade, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin slingshot and pumpkin street drag races.
In the National Museum of Mexican Art and Harrison Park, families can create ofrendas (altars), eat pan de muerto, listen to musical performances and get faces painted. Admission is free.
In Old Town Mankato along Riverfront Drive, there will be a mariachi band, Aztec and folklore dancers, a makers' market, food trucks and children's activities and treats.