Not only do the town-folk celebrate the holiday on the big day, but they also get things cooking a couple weeks in advance. The whole town gets into the celebration with a house-decorating contest.
Carbo-load with some snack-size candy before the town's Anoka Halloween Gray Ghost Run on Saturday, October 25. It's a timed 5K, but for those in it just for fun, feel free to dress in costume for a chance at a prize. Following the race, grab a good seat on the curb for the Grand Day Parade which steps off at 1 pm.
Walking ghost tours of the town are offered nightly throughout October and reveal some of the town's legends--including the rocking chair that rocks itself. The local Knights of Columbus even throw open the doors on their own version of a Haunted House, but if you can't make it, just peep some of their sweet merchandise and grab a T-shirt.
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