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Celebrating Halloween in the Black Hills

If you’re craving a hauntingly good time during your October visit to Rapid City, you’re in luck. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly spot for the little ones to do some trick-or-treating or a 21 and older bash where you can cut loose and have some fun, you’ll find just what you’re looking for among the variety of Halloween celebrations taking place throughout the area. Grab a costume and treat bag and head to one of the following events for some spooky entertainment.

Dahl Arts Center’s Paint Party

Create a Halloween masterpiece while enjoying drinks and music with friends at Dahl Arts Center’s October paint party, held on Thursday, October 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A local artist will be on hand to guide the painting step-by-step, ensuring that even painting novices will take home a work of art they can be proud of. Supplies are provided, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Register today, as spots fill up fast! 

Terror in the Dark

If you’re looking for frights that will turn your hair white, head to one of South Dakota’s largest annual attractions, Terror in the Dark. Held on the Central States Fairground, the 12,000 sq. ft. haunted house features gory props and live actors that provide scares for those 10 years of age and older. For more event details, including dates and ticket information, visit Terror in the Dark on Facebook. 

Halloween Hike

Get into the spirit of Halloween while enjoying the great outdoors at Outdoor Campus-West’s Halloween Hike, taking place on Friday, October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to wear costumes while they play games, do crafts and go on a wheelchair accessible hike that is appropriate for young children and older adults.  Learn more about this event, as well as the many other events and activities that the Outdoor Campus-West hosts, on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.

Scare in the Square

Head to downtown Rapid City on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Scare in the Square, an annual gathering held in conjunction with the Rapid City Business Group’s Downtown Trick or Treat event. Participation in activities is free, and everyone is encouraged to wear costumes and bring treat bags. Be sure to stop by Main Street Square for a map of businesses that will be handing out candy. For more information, click here