Historic Hauntings celebrates Halloween in Nisswa

Nisswa Pioneer Village is site of Halloween event sponsored by Nisswa Area Historical Society

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Beau Ubi, 4, gives a big hug to his mom, Steafanie, after tossing his been bag successfully through a pumpkin's mouth. Donna Evans / Echo Journal Correspondent

Despite a cool October evening, pirates, space aliens, dinosaurs and more all showed up at the Nisswa Pioneer Village on Saturday, Oct. 24, to celebrate an early Halloween outdoors.

At an event hosted by the Nisswa Area Historical Society, youngsters played a variety of games to win candy and prizes in the child-friendly, non-scary part of the evening. After 8 p.m., the gates opened for older kids to enjoy the haunted trail that included a variety of scary creatures.

A minimum $2 donation was collected with all profits going to the Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes.

Masks and physical distancing were required, and the number of participants on the grounds at a time was regulated.

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Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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