Haunted History tours, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, as well as Oct. 29, The Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Guides lead visitors through the building while sharing the legends and experiences that you won’t hear anywhere else. We’ll be sure to make stops along the way to see if we’re able to capture the voices of visitors who linger still today. With nearly 130 years of history, The Depot has its fair share of ghost stories. Tickets: $10 per person; go to Experiencethedepot.org.

Boo at the Zoo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, as well as Oct. 30 with a special members-only hour starting at 9 a.m. Guests of all ages can enjoy a safe trick-or-treating experience with food trucks, pumpkin patch, games and activities, magic show, and mini photo sessions. For tickets, go to lszooduluth.org.

Ru-Ridge Corn Maze is open, 1781 County Road 1, Carlton. Go to facebook.com/ruridgefarm for complete details and dates.

Duluth Haunted Ship tours are available Thursdays through Saturdays in October as well as Oct. 31, at the SS. William A. Irvin, Canal Park. Tickets: $15, $10 for college students with ID. New this year is a FAST PASS option ($25) to get you out of line before you get cold feet. Bring a canned good to receive $2 off your admission. Children ages 11 and younger will not be admitted without a parent. Go to duluthhauntedship.com for complete details.

The Haunted Shack & Haunted-Ridge, 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, 1781 County Road 1 , Carlton. Other dates: Sunday, Sunday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 28 through Oct. 30. Hours: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 7-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Nighttime tickets: $15 per person. Kids Days / Faint of Heart (a tamed down version), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Kid’s Day admission: $10 per person. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off admission price or a coat for the coat drive and receive $5 of admission price. Go to hauntedshack.com or hauntedshack.com/hauntedRidge for details.

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Pumpkin Train Express, Friday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 24, North Shore Scenic Railroad. Journey to a pumpkin patch and pick out your own pumpkin. The train ride is about 90 minutes total, and you’ll return to the Duluth Depot where you can tour the railroad museum until 5 p.m. Tip: Bring a bag to carry pumpkins in. Departure times: 10 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 2:20 p.m. or 3:50 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20 on Thursday and Sunday and at $25 per ticket on Friday and Saturday. Reservations suggested; limited seating. Go to duluthtrains.com/event/pumpkintrain.

Dulucon (pronounced Doo-lu-Con), a locally sourced celebration of all things nerdy, Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, Miller Hill Mall and the Encounter Building. Features vendors, oddities, panels/speakers, gaming, a V.R. station, cosplayer's gala and contest, and a stage shows-allowing area creatives to showcase their fandoms. The Miller Hill Mall will be open to the public though DuluCon activities and the Encounter Building will require a ticket for entry. Go to dulucon218.com for tickets and details.

Tavern Tour of Terror, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23 as well as Oct. 29-30, Tavern on the Range, 209 Second St., Bovey. Kid-friendly tour from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 30. Admission: $10.

Revive Prayer Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Bayside Baptist Church, 3916 N. 16th St., Superior. Speaker: Dr. Bob Bakke. Call 2180 590-1607 or go to baysidesuperior.org/revive-registration to register.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College hosts the 16th annual Pumpkin 5K Run & Walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2101 14th St., Cloquet. Open to all ages and abilities. Entry fee: $20. Go to tempotickets.com/event/wctnjf to register. Day of race registration is also an option. Wear a Halloween costume or orange clothing. Prizes awarded for best costumes.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts Haunted Wisconsin with Chad Lewis, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Yellowjacket Union Great Room. Go on a ghostly journey to some of the scariest places in the Northwoods. It covers the entire region from a blood-dripping cemetery in Duluth and a haunted mansion in Superior, to phantom creatures prowling the woods, back road creatures lurking in the shadows and UFOs hovering in the sky. In the one-hour event, Lewis will explain how no place in the Northwoods is without its own legend. It's free.

County Seat Theater Company's Halloween Spooktacular, Thursday, Oct. 27 through Oct. 30, back parking lot, 2035 Frontage Road, Cloquet. The event begins with a drive through haunted Spooktacular Alley beginning at 6:30 p.m. Spectators will view entertaining and spooky scenes from the safety of their car while listening to recorded ghost stories told by CST actors on their car radios. Once parked audience members can partake in a number of events including concessions, goodie bags for the kids, free hot chocolate, a silent movie film and various Halloween activities. The evening will conclude with a 25 minute Halloween Variety Show on the outdoor stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Due to limited parking, patrons are encouraged to reserve a parking spot by calling the box office at 218-878-0071. Suggested donations: $5 per person or $20 per car. Proceeds will go towards the theaters Covid-Relief fund. This year the theater is encouraging families, businesses or groups to participate in the Spooktacular Alley by creating a haunted area and providing ghouls from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each evening. There are 12 spaces available for haunting. Call or text Joel Soukkala at 218-451-0715 to participate. Cash and prizes will be awarded.

Hallo-Teen: A Spooktacular Halloween Experience, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Mt. Royal Branch Library. Teens, stop by the Mt. Royal branch to experience the kitchen of mystery, the spooky crawlspace, and the hall of oddities. Participate in our Halloween costume contest and enjoy snacks. Go to duluthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Online Hallo-Teen GooseChase, Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Join other Duluth area teens for Halloween fun on the GooseChase app! Download the app and search "Halloween for Teens" game and use the password "Teens" to start playing. Complete missions, post costume photos, and rack up points to win prizes. Sponsored by the Duluth Public Library. Go to duluthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Online Hallo-Family GooseChase, Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Have an eerie good time with your family. Download the app, GooseChase, use the password "Boo!" to start playing. Complete fun activities with the whole family and win prizes. Sponsored by the Duluth Public Library. Go to duluthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

YMCA/Ursa Minor DiffeRUNce 5K, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, 2415 W. Superior St. Wear your costumes. Entry fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 5-12 and free for younger children. Go to duluthymca.org/programs/events/ursa-minor-differunce-5k.

Eek! A family friendly fun event, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30, The Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Activities below. It's free.

  • The Duluth Playhouse is hosting a “Ghost Light” Dance Party featuring not only your favorite Halloween jams but top hits from Trolls, Frozen, Moana, and more.
  • The Lake Superior Train Museum will be in the Great Hall with Pumpkin Train Crafts.
  • Bold Choice will be hosting coloring activities in the Playhouse rehearsal room.
  • 4-H will be sharing Spooky S.T.E.M. experiments in the Depot Classroom.
  • Special exhibits will be on display from the St. Louis County Historical Society and the Minnesota Ballet.
  • A unique family friendly guided tour will explore parts of the building that are normally closed to the public, as we learn about the almost-forgotten history of The Depot. This 45-minute tour will start at noon in the Great Hall. (Masks are required.)
  • Wear your costumes and get candy.

Trunk or Treat, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30, Eastridge Community Church, 3727 W. Arrowhead Road. Including food trucks, bounce house, DJ, decorated trunks, and lots of games.

All aboard the Terror Train, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 30, on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. Board the train at the Duluth Depot and enjoy a 3 hour excursion up the shore and back, with live music as well as a DJ. Features two fully stocked cash-bars, pizza slices for sale, and passengers in costume. The train departs at 6:30 p.m. sharp from the Duluth Depot (not from Fitgers as in the past) and will go up the shore and back (no stops), returning around 9:30 p.m., with an optional drop-off in Canal Park for anyone looking to make a “zombie crawl.” The train returns to the Duluth Depot around 10 p.m. This is a 21+ event. No weapons, including any that look like weapons, even costume ones, are allowed on the train. Go to duluthtrains.com/event/terror-train.

Neighbor Youth Services is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Lake City lot, Canal Park. Wear your costume and get treats. Call 651-724-7183.

Malloween trick-or-treating, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 31, Miller Hill Mall.