ST. CLOUD — It's another weekend full of fun for the whole family around Central Minnesota. Take the kids trick-or-treating at Pumpkinfest 2016, enjoy GREAT Theatre's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, listen to the vocals of Tonic Sol Fa, get scared at Molitor's Haunted Acres and see SCSU's performance of "The Norwegians." Read more in The Weekender!

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    Pumpkinfest 2016

    Lake George

    The Ghosts, goblins and monsters will be out in full swing Friday at Lake George for the annual Pumpkinfest event. The celebration is put on by St. Cloud Park and Recreation to provide safe Halloween fun. There's fun for the whole family including trick-or-treat stations, a petting zoo, hayrides and the "Spooky Not Scary" Magic show. The event is free and everyone is welcome to show up in costume. The frights run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


    - Friday, October 21st, 4:00 p.m.

    Hundreds gather at Lake George for Pumpkinfest. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Paramount Theatre

    Enjoy the scrumdiddlyumptious performance of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory put on by GREAT Theatre this weekend. The iconic story of Charlie Bucket's delicious tour of Willy Wonka's Famous Factory will bring a smile to your face. You may even see an Ooompa-Loompa or two along the way. Tickets for the show are just $13. Showtimes run this Friday through Sunday with varying times.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, October 22nd, 2:00 p.m.

    - Sunday, October 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

    (Photo: GREAT Theatre)
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    Tonic Sol Fa

    Love of Christ Lutheran Church

    The Emmy Award-winning Acapella trio Tonic Sol Fa will be showcasing their vocal talents in St. Cloud. Love of Christ on Monday will be holding a fundraiser staring the group. Shawn, Jared and Greg began at St. John’s University and have reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Tickets for the show are $20 with proceeds going to help fund an new electronic sign for the church. Tonic Sol Fa will take the stage starting at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Monday, October 24th, 7:30 p.m.

    (Photo: Tonic Sol Fa website)
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    Molitor's Haunted Acres

    Sauk Rapids

    Check out one of the scariest places in Central Minnesota, where the creatures of the night lurk around every turn. Molitor’s Haunted Acres is a haunting experience that will take you on a haunted hayride through the Woods of Doom, then, if you dare, continue your experience on foot. You could also shoot some Zombie's at the Zombie Paintball Shootout within our “Rest Stop.” Tickets are $22 at the gate. The frights start at 6:30 p.m. today through Saturday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Thursday, October 20th, 6:30 p.m.

    - Friday, October 21st, 6:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, October 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

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    The Norwegians

    St. Cloud State University

    St. Cloud State University's fine arts program will be holding a performance this weekend. "The Norwegians" is about a girl named Olive moving to Minnesota, which is full of surprises, as she attempts to hire two unusually "nice" Norwegian hit men. Nothing is ever quite as it seems in this charmingly dark comedy about loss, lutefisk and the desperate sprint to find love before the long, cold winter sets in. Tickets for the show $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

    Tickets at the door!

    - Thursday, October 20th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, October 21st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, October 23rd, 7:30 p.m.


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