From trunk-or-treats to haunted houses and costume contests, Carlton County communities are celebrating Halloween in style.

Here's a list of events happening throughout the county. Know of something we missed? Email us at news@pinejournal.com.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Cloquet: The Cloquet Public Library will host a free screening of "Hocus Pocus" from 4-6 p.m. in the Northwoods Credit Union Meeting Hall at the library. Popcorn will also be provided.

Carlton: The Haunted Shack runs from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the Haunted Shack closes. Cash or check only. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive $2 off admission, or bring a kids coat for the coat drive to receive $5 off. More information is available at the Haunted Shack Facebook page.

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Friday, Oct. 29

Cromwell: The SnoGophers Snowmobile Club will host a spooky painting party from 5-8 p.m. for anyone age 13 and older.

Cloquet: County Seat Theater's Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the theater parking lot. The event begins with a drive-thru haunt down Spooktacular Alley at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, attendees will view entertaining and spooky scenes from their cars and listen to ghost stories recorded by County Seat Theater actors on their car radios. Concessions, goodie bags for children, free hot chocolate, a silent film and various Halloween activities will also be available in the parking lot. The evening concludes with a Halloween variety show at 7:30 p.m. The event is family-friendly and open to the public. Parking is limited, but can be reserved by calling the box office at 218-878-0071. Tickets will be available at a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per car, with all proceeds going toward the theater's COVID-19 Relief Fund. More info is available at countyseattheater.com.

Eerie performers line the sides of the "Spooktacular Alley," a drive-thru haunted trail at the Encore Performing Arts Center, part of the County Seat Theater's "Halloween Spooktacular." 
Contributed / County Seat Theater
Eerie performers line the sides of the "Spooktacular Alley," a drive-thru haunted trail at the Encore Performing Arts Center, part of the County Seat Theater's "Halloween Spooktacular." Contributed / County Seat Theater

Cromwell: Chilloween will be held in the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Children in sixth grade and younger will be welcome from 6-8 p.m. and must be accompanied by an adult. Festivities for those in seventh grade and above will run from 8-10 p.m. The evening will include snacks, music, dancing, games, costume contests and face painting. Attendees can bring their own already-carved pumpkins to enter into a contest. The event will be held indoors, and children will not be allowed to go outside or play on the playground.

Cloquet: Haunted Hawthorne, 827 Hawthorne St., is open from 7-10 p.m. The free haunted attraction accepts donations and offers candy for those who make it through.

Carlton: The Haunted Shack runs from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the Haunted Shack closes. Cash or check only. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive $2 off admission, or bring a kids coat for the coat drive to receive $5 off. More information is available at the Haunted Shack Facebook page.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Carlton: The Carlton VFW hosts a steak fry from 5-8 p.m. followed by live music by Jason, Andy & Scott from 8 p.m. to midnight. A costume contest will be held at 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Carlton VFW Post #2962 Facebook page.

Cloquet: County Seat Theater's Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the theater parking lot. The event begins with a drive-thru haunt down Spooktacular Alley at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, attendees will view entertaining and spooky scenes from their cars and listen to ghost stories recorded by County Seat Theater actors on their car radios. Concessions, goodie bags for children, free hot chocolate, a silent film and various Halloween activities will also be available in the parking lot. The evening concludes with a Halloween variety show at 7:30 p.m. The event is family-friendly and open to the public. Parking is limited, but can be reserved by calling the box office at 218-878-0071. Tickets will be available at a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per car, with all proceeds going toward the theater's COVID-19 Relief Fund. More info is available at countyseattheater.com.

Cloquet: Haunted Hawthorne, 827 Hawthorne St., is open from 7-10 p.m. The free haunted attraction accepts donations and offers candy for those who make it through.

Carlton: The Haunted Shack runs from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the Haunted Shack closes. Cash or check only. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive $2 off admission, or bring a kids coat for the coat drive to receive $5 off. More information is available at the Haunted Shack Facebook page.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Carlton: The Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a trick-or-treat event from 1-3 p.m. in downtown Carlton. More than 30 businesses and organizations will participate.

Cloquet: Grace Church will host a trunk-or-treat event from 4-6 p.m. for children, teenagers and their parents/guardians. The event needs 10 cars signed up, otherwise it will be canceled. To sign up, visit facebook.com/events/594236278275169.

Carlton: Carlton High School students will host a trunk-or-treat event at the Jim Erickson Football Field from 5-6 p.m. Participants should park in the school parking lot and walk to the football field.

Barnum: Barnum Community Education will host a free Halloween party for children at the Barnum Fire Hall from 5-7 p.m. The event is in partnership with the Barnum Area Community Club, the Barnum Volunteer Fire Department, Barnum PTO, Bomber Club, and Little B's Early Childhood Learning Center.