Many organizations and businesses are hosting events this weekend to celebrate Halloween. The Globe has compiled a list of free family events in the area.
- 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Pioneer Village, 1600 Stower Drive. Sponsored by the Worthington Area YMCA, Radio Works and Hy-Vee, Pioneer Village will host trick-or-treating, craft stations, games and a Dia de los Muertos display. Caramel apples and other snacks will be served. The price of admission is one non-perishable food item per person or a cash donation to Manna Food Pantry. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, and masks are required.
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Threads & Decor, 316 10th St. Costume contest, allergy-free treats and crafts. This event is free.
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Auditorium, 714 13th St. Families will drive through the Worthington Memorial Auditorium parking lot to view spectacular and spooky decorations and costumed characters provided by sponsors and the Friends of the Auditorium. A bag of treats will be distributed at the end of the route. Masks are required.
- 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Max 493, 1303 Oxford St. Drive-thru trick-or-treating.
- 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul Avenue. Trunk-or-treat course begins at Fulda City Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult until instructed to begin. Masks are required.
- 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Windom Area Health, 2150 Hospital Drive. Windom Area Health and Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services have created a spooky path at the hospital, along with other activities. The event is free. Social distancing is encouraged, and attendees are advised that hospital bathrooms will not be open to the public.
- 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Reinbows, Inc., 43341 480th Ave. Reinbows will host its 13th annual drive-thru trick-or-treat and scarecrow contest. There is no cost to attend, but everyone is encouraged to bring a canned food item for the Windom Area Sharing Center.
- 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Luverne Public School. Sponsored by Luverne area businesses and organizations and the Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce, volunteers have bagged packages of candy for children that may be collected in a drive-thru fashion. The "street of treats" will be lined with Halloween greeters.
- 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Main Street and downtown. Drive-thru trunk or treat.
- 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, downtown. A drive-thru-only trunk or treat will begin near Liberty Pawn, with vehicles will traveling up Sixth Avenue Southwest (turning north by Dari-King) turning right onto Main Street and heading east. No children or adults in vehicles will be allowed to put their hands in any of the treat bowls to minimize contact with the items. Additionally, each vehicle will need one container ready per family. Volunteers will write the number of children in the vehicle on the windshield to let the trunk participants know how many pieces to put in their bag/container. Attendees can either 1) open their trunks and treats can be put in their trunk as they drive through the line-up on Main Street or 2) they can hold one container out of the vehicle and treats put inside for all children in the car.