2023 Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair

It’s spooky season in Shakopee!  Put on your costume and head to Valleyfair’s Tricks and Treats, held Saturdays and Sundays, September 23 through October 29, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  This special family-friendly Halloween event is included with regular park admission, so you can combine Valleyfair’s rides and attractions with an immersive fall atmosphere.

Trick and Treats features four special themed areas with costumed characters, entertainment, games, make-and-take crafts, and delicious seasonal food.  The Land of Tricks includes Ickyville, dedicated to all things slimy, crawly, goopy, and stinky—catch a performance by The Snots, an all-zombie cover band.  For creepy thrills, head to Spooky Spires, a dark, mysterious 1920s-inspired village.  

On a sweeter note, the Land of Treats offers Everfall, which has fall festival-inspired activities  like pumpkin decorating, campfire stories, performers playing acoustic covers of seasonal songs, and a leaf-peeping photo opp.  To celebrate the sweetest part of the season, visit Sweet Tooth Acres and collect goodies along the Trick or Treat Trail.  

As dusk falls, make your way to the Midway Stage, home to giant jack-o-lantern Patch.  During the day, it’s a perfect spot for family photos.  After dark, Patch comes to life with two shows, Patch’s Halloween Bash and the Costume Contest.

New in 2023

In the Land of Tricks, check out spooky new entertainment including the Ghoulish Glowfest and Skelebration DJ party.

In the Land of Treats, there’s a new walk-through attraction—visitors can explore the Enchante Soiree at the Chateau, a magical, mysterious estate that serves as the venue for a party hosted by witchy French sisters.

Throughout the park, participate in the new Ding Dong DOOM! scavenger hunt to win prizes.

Tasty eats

Whether you want something sweet or savory, you’ll find something satisfying at Tricks and Treats.

Spooky Sweets locations will be serving Halloween-themed desserts, including Bride of Frank’s Ice Cream (a black and white swirled cone), Worms in Dirt Funnel Cake, and pumpkin beignets.  

Visit Creepy Cafe locations for autumnal specialties like El Dia de los Muertos Tamales filled with corn and green chiles, Butternut Squash Flatbread, and Sweet Apple Betty (apples topped with brown sugar crumble, whipped cream, and caramel sauce).

After you’ve experienced Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair, spend the night in Shakopee!  In addition to Valleyfair, Shakopee is home to Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  It’s also conveniently located to area attractions like Mystic Lake Casino and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!