Halloween in the Grove
The Halloween season is upon us, which means there are loads of fun activities for both the family to enjoy together and for those who dare to get spooked, scared, chilled and thrilled.
The Haunting Experience
Zywiec’s | Through Oct. 31
If you dare, experience a night filled with your darkest nightmares at The Haunting Experience, home to the longest-running haunted hayride in Minnesota. In operation for over 31 years, this legacy of terror will have you jumping out of your seat. After the hayride, head over to the famous haunted house, where you will encounter monsters, maniacs and creatures beyond your imagination.
Fall Fun Fest
Zywiec’s | Through Oct. 30 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Halloween doesn’t always have to be about a spine-chilling experience. If you are looking for a family-friendly activity that is little less scary and more playful, try out Fall Fun Fest for some Halloween attractions that are perfect for kids. Activities include a lights-on, no-scare tour of the haunted house, pumpkin painting, hayrides and so much more!
Halloween Goat Yoga
The Hayloft | Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oct. 29 10-11 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
A certified instructor teaches a beginner-friendly yoga class while adorable goats roam freely, play with one another, visit you, and if you’re lucky, hop on your back while you try to hold a yoga pose without laughing. Yoga is followed by a 15-minute goat cuddle sesh – a great time for photos! Don’t forget – the goats will be wearing costumes, and you should too! Children 12 and under are discounted on Oct. 22.
Cottage Grove Ice Arena | Oct. 26 | 5-7:30 p.m.
Head to the Ice Arena for an evening of Halloween fun as the rink is transformed into the ultimate, family-friendly, spooky experience complete with music, lights, fog and other festive goodies! Bring your skates and wear your best Halloween costume! Skate Rentals available for $5 per skater. Spectators are welcome. Tickets are required. Register at CottageGroveMN.gov/TicketSales.
Wizards, Witches and Butterbeer Goat Yoga
The Hayloft | Oct. 28 | 6 p.m.
Be dressed in your wizard and witch best (muggles welcome too)! Start your weekend with a mug of butterbeer (alcohol-free options available). Then grab your wand (provided) for a magical yoga experience in the haunted hayloft! A certified instructor teaches a beginner-friendly yoga class while loveable goats roam freely, play with one another, visit you, and if you’re lucky, hop on your back. Yoga is followed by a 15-minute goat cuddle sesh – a great time for photos!
Cottage Grove VFW | Oct. 28 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
It’s a VFW Post 8752 Halloween Party! Wear your Halloween best, because there will be contests for most original, scariest and funniest costumes! DJ Jake will be spinning his astonishing sounds and some karaoke fun will ensue from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will also be great food specials!