October 2022: What’s Happening in Greater St. Cloud

Turning leaves, chilly breeze, Halloween, and pumpkins PLEASE! 

Welcome to October! Fall is in full swing and the events in Greater St. Cloud are embracing the season! Attend a fall themed festival – they’re everywhere, plan your spooky (and not-so-spooky) Halloween fun, catch a play, check out local art, don’t miss the craft shows, and mark your calendars for the demo derby at Granite City Motor Park! For the full event calendar, click HERE!

Flannel Fest 

October 1

The first annual LEDGE-TOBER Flannel Fest is happening at the Ledge Amphitheater Saturday 10/1 from 4-10p. Get ready for Contests, Games, Prizes, Drinks, Live Music, and good times. Ticket includes beer sampling from local craft breweries from 4 pm – 6 pm, games, contests, music, and entertainment by the hilarious Deer Camp The Musical. Prizes will be given away. Click here for more info!

Molitor’s Haunted Acres

September 30 & October 1, October 7 & 8, October 14 & 15, October 19 – 22, October 2 – 29

Harvest of Horror

September 30 – October 29

Harvest of Horror is back every Friday and Saturday from 7p – 11p in St. Augusta. This year’s Harvest of Horror begins with a hayride through the fields of St. Augusta. If you make it through alive, you will be terrorized in the timbers where “life forms” lurk in the forest. If you’re lucky, you will be thrust into the darkness of a corn field where creepy beings exist. Next, you will be plunged into a tube of terror where you will encounter several beings that are not happy you are visiting. If they let you out, you will visit the Murder Home… REDRUM? Will you make it out??? If yes, you will be plunged into the total darkness of a haunted house where you will encounter bone chilling vermin. Still alive… then come back into the forest where mutants will gladly welcome your visit. Is your heart still pumping? If yes, come and find your way through the zombie room where tall and elusive beings live. Try not to be plucked out and dragged into the darkness and consumed! Come… if you have the guts! More info here.

The Harvest of Horror is open rain or shine. Tickets are sold until 10:45pm.

Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”

October 7 & 8, 13 & 14

Divergent Stars Theatre Company presents Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show!” at The Red Carpet. This cult classic is filled with music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun! Performances are October 7th, 8th, 13th, & 14th, 6:30PM (ages 18+) & 9:30PM (ages 21+) at The Red Carpet Nightclub – Main Stage.

Quilt Show

October 8 & 9

The St. Cloud Heritage Quilter’s Show opens at 9a October 8th and 10a October 9th at the River’s Edge Convention Center. The show will feature hundreds of quilted items by SCHQ members, vendors, featured quilters, quilt/sewing machine raffle, basket and small quilt raffle and guest speaker, Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis.

Boo at the Zoo

October 8 & 15

Hemker Park and Zoo is back with a family favorite! Trick or Treat around the zoo 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Dress up in your Halloween Costume and watch the animals get their favorite Halloween Treats too! This event is so popular that Hemker Park and Zoo has doubled the fun this year, with Boo at the Zoo for two weekends, October 8th and October 15th. 


Family Fall Fling 

October 15
The Stearns County Parks Department is hosting a free family event at Quarry Park on Saturday October 15th from 10a – 2p. Fishing, disk golf, hiking, and fun nature crafts are just a few of the fun things planned for this great event. 

Murder on the Orient Express

October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
The GREAT Theater presents Murder on the Orient Express at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater. Come aboard the luxurious Orient Express and follow the twists and turns of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. This plot-twisting masterpiece thrilled mystery lovers from television, radio, and film and is now live on stage in a fast-paced thrill ride. Click HERE for showtimes. 

Art Crawl

October 21
It’s fall Art Crawl time! Come out to Downtown St. Cloud Friday October 21 from 4-8p for great food, specialty shopping, and inspiring local art! Walking is recommended, but crawling is welcome. Check with your favorite downtown hot spots for details on who they will be displaying in October! For more info click here.

Flannel Fest

October 22
October 22 from noon – 10p Pantown Brewing’s annual Fall Festival is back for the 3rd consecutive year! Live music, Bonfires, S’mores, Specialty Beers and FLANNEL! Get your 2022 Pantown Flannel shirt (in stock now) for Flannel Fest!

Fall Craft & Gift Show

October 23
The St. Cloud Fall Craft and Gift show at Crossroads Center is always a hit! The show is from 11a – 5p and features a fantastic combination of handmade arts & crafts, jewelry, bath & body products, home décor, gourmet food / concessions, glass / metal art, wood working, and so much more! This location hosts up to a 25 vendor spaces. Come support local small businesses. Shop local, shop small.

Demolition Derby 

October 29th 
Join the fans on October 29 at 3p at the Granite City Motor Park as they end their race season with demolition car destruction!