The Becker County Fairgrounds in Detroit Lakes will be haunted by "ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties" of every shape, size and description for the next two weekends, courtesy of the Becker County Museum.

"This year's theme is 'things that make your skin crawl,'" said Museum Director Becky Mitchell, adding that the haunted house is intended to be scary, so kids under the age of 13 will need to find their fun elsewhere unless accompanied by an adult.

The hauntings will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23 and again on Oct. 29-30, at the 4-H quonset behind Freeman Arena. Admission is just $10 cash at the gate — or you can order a "$20 "fast pass" online at beckercountyhistory.org (click on the "STORE" link at the top of the page) and jump to the front of the line like a real VIP.

Those who get there early can take advantage of a unique opportunity to receive a free "Magic Bucket" from event sponsor Cinemagic Cinema 7. The buckets are good for a full year's worth of $3 popcorn refills at the theater, located inside Detroit Lakes' Washington Square Mall.

"We will be giving away a limited number of buckets at each haunted house event," Mitchell said.

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Face masks are encouraged, but not required while in the haunted house, and pandemic social distancing guidelines have prompted the museum to limit the tour group size to a maximum of six people.

Kids in costume participate in a tailgate-trick-or-treat event held during the 2020 Halloween Hoopla at the Becker County Fairgrounds. Though this year's fairgrounds festivities will be focused on the Becker County Museum's haunted house, there are two trunk or treat events scheduled during Halloween weekend. The haunted house opens this Friday, Oct. 22, with additional tours scheduled for Oct. 23, 29 and 30. (Michael Achterling / Tribune)
Kids in costume participate in a tailgate-trick-or-treat event held during the 2020 Halloween Hoopla at the Becker County Fairgrounds. Though this year's fairgrounds festivities will be focused on the Becker County Museum's haunted house, there are two trunk or treat events scheduled during Halloween weekend. The haunted house opens this Friday, Oct. 22, with additional tours scheduled for Oct. 23, 29 and 30. (Michael Achterling / Tribune)

More Halloween happenings: Two Trunk or Treat events are on the schedule for Halloween weekend. Callaway's White Earth Land Recovery Project will host theirs on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m., while Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes will host theirs in the church parking lot at 1100 Lake Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.