••Pick Out A Pumpkin With The Kids.  At Papa’s Pumpkin Patch—it’s all about families, education and fun.  Enjoy the bale mazes, slide mountain, great photo ops, the log jam, nature trail, pumpkin launchers, zip lines, train rides, pony rides, hay rides and a big load of pumpkins.   It’s north of Bismarck along the Missouri River at 5001 Fernwood Drive.  Open thru October 20th!


••Family Fun At The Mandan Corn Maze is open FRI & SAT nights from 7-10pm and Sundays from 1-4pm.  1¼ miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806.  $9 for adults ages 7-12 $7 and under 6 in free!  Bring a Flashlight.  


••Come & See The Animals!  The Dakota Zoo is open FRI, SAT & SUN from 1-5pm---weather permitting!


••Have Young Girls(K-6th Grade) That Love To Dance?  The Bismarck High Demonettes will have a special clinic for High Kick, Jazz and Hip-Hop Mini-Dance Camp on SATURDAY morning from 8am-1130am at the BHS Gym.  Cost is $30, and that includes lunch and a t-shirt.  


••The Intriguing “Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde” is on stage at the Dakota Stage.  It’s their first show of their 34th season.  It’s a classic tale of madness and murder.  It’s a new and surprise version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story.  See it this  WED, THU FRI & SAT at 730pm.  Dakota Stage is at 412 East Main downtown.  Tickets $18.    Info at


••The Haunted Fort is open at Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park, 7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806.  Open from 730-1130pm.  FRI & SAT nights thru the 27th.  Plus Sunday aftenoon at 2pm---great for little kids.   And Halloween week as well.  3 different haunted mansions and scary fun for everyone!   $12. 



••Halloween Kids Bash is on SUNDAYS at 1pm at Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park.  It’s fun, food, dancing and the haunted mansion for kids.  It’s on from 1-5pm.  $5 per child.   It’s on this and next and the following Sunday afternoon.