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Stop by Broadway Square on Sunday October 30 and enjoy the spooky festivities at Square Scare! Don't be scared, this is a family-friendly event, so come by for an afternoon full of Halloween activities.

This free, outdoor Fargo Park District event includes pumpkin painting, a costume parade, trick-or treating and more. There are multiple contests to enter for a chance at winning themed prizes, it'll be a scary good time!

Square Scare Activities

Pre-Carved Pumpkin Contest

  • Bring your spooky or stylish pre-carved pumpkin to The Square to enter the Carved Pumpkin Contest! Submit your carved pumpkin by 3:00 PM. Be sure to check out all the pumpkins and vote for your favorites before awards are given out at the end of the event.

Pumpkin Painting Contest

  • Purchase a fresh, locally grown pumpkin from Bill Erbes Farm and paint your wildest Halloween ideas or try one of our themes! Enter your pumpkin into the Painted Pumpkin Contest for a chance at winning a prize. Winner will be announced at the end of the event.

Put on your best Halloween costume and strut your stuff in Broadway Square's Square Scare Costume Parade! 

The Costume Parade starts at 3:00 PM and travels around The Square as community judges observe. Gather to watch the parade, cheer on participants and vote on your favorite creative costumes! Costume awards are announced at the end of Square Scare, including Best Overall Costume and Spookiest Costume.

Costume Award Divisions include kids (12 and under) and adults (ages 13+).

This event features Halloween-themed games including mummy bowling, witchy ring toss, and a scavenger hunt!

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties will lead the crowd in a Halloween-themed movement activity - maybe the Skeleton Wiggle or the Pumpkin Bounce.

Finish the day with a fall photo at our Festive Photo Spot! We'll have hay bales, photo props and more available to help you capture a festive fall photo to share with friends and family.

A collection of Downtown Fargo businesses are gathering at Square Scare to hand out candy or healthy food items to trick-or-treaters!

Are you a local business interested in participating? Learn more and fill out a form.

We are so excited to have Cottonwood Cider House at the event for you to sample or purchase their cider and hard ciders!

ND’s first Cidery, Cottonwood Cider House crafts its cider from apples grown by Cottonwood Farm. Located by Ayr, ND, Cottonwood Farm is a fourth generation family-owned farm and North Dakota’s largest commercial organic mixed fruit orchard