Happy MEA Week Central MN students and parents! A short school week means a twice as long weekend. Here are a few activities going on around the area to keep everyone entertained.

1. Molitor's Haunted Acres - Sauk Rapids- Extended Dates!

MHA will be open on Wednesday and Thursday nights of MEA week for some extra scares! Gates open at 7 PM Oct. 17th - 20th.

2. Harvest of Horror - St. Augusta

Friday and Saturday night get out of the house and get ready for a scare! 7- 11 PM Harvest of Horror in St. Augusta is ready to entertain you over MEA break.

St. Cloud State theatre students will present their take on the French Revolution with “The Revolutionists” Oct. 17-21 on the Performing Arts Center Stage. A great opportunity for older kids to explore and indulge in the arts over MEA.

4. Pumpkinfest - Lake George

Friday Oct. 19th from 4- 7 PM kids and families can enjoy trick or treat stations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting, hayrides and more! There will also be a hay maze and dance party! This event is totally free!

5. Halloween Historia - Stearns County History Museum

Just because the kids aren't in school doesn't mean they can't learn. And this will be a fun way to do it. Halloween Historia will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20. Ride a hay wagon through Heritage Park. Find your way out of a tricky hay bale maze. Pet a llama, miniature goat, or pot-bellied pig at the petting zoo. This popular fall event is a community tradition for area families – providing an opportunity for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy Halloween customs and learn a bit about our area’s history. Costumes are encouraged! Admission just $4 for all ages.

6. Skatin' Place - St. Cloud - Extended Hours

Time to burn off some energy? Skatin' Place is open extra hours over MEA break to help with that! Thursday the 18th they are open Noon - 4 PM for skating. Friday they open at Noon as well. See the full calendar here! 

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