Fun Halloween Events in Nokomis/Longfellow Area – 2014

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Spend too much on the kids’ Halloween costumes to justify only wearing it once?  Or just looking for some spooky fun yourself?  Check out these local activities:

Ongoing:  Minneapolis Parks always have something going on!  Check out the Halloween events here.

Tuesday, October 28th:  Quelle Horreur!  Trylon Cinema presented four different Essential French Frights.  Not too late to catch the last one.  Trouble Every Day shows on the 28th at 7:00 and 9:00.

Friday, October 31st:  Free the Beast Halloween Party!  Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre presents a fun fund raising event. Event actually takes place in Downtown.

October 31st – November 2nd:  Trylon is at it again.  Catch the final show in the BLOODY HILARIOUS: META HORROR series.  Catch Japanese horror film Hausu playing all weekend.

October 30th – November 1st:  More puppets!  Barebones Productions presents the Barebones 21st Annual Halloween Extravaganza at nearby Hidden Falls Park in St. Paul.


Check out Sea Salt Eatery!

The Sea Salt Eatery, a summer destination for Nokomis and Longfellow "foodies," was the site of a lunch appointment with a good friend of mine a couple weeks ago.  I'll admit this was my first time eating there, even though I had thought about it many times.  Located right next to Minnehaha Falls, it's a great spot to enjoy a summer meal.  While you wait for your food, go watch the water tumble over the falls or walk down to the Song of Hiawatha Garden.  When your food arrives, take a seat at one of the outdoor tables and enjoy!  The dishes are mainly seafood options, but there is plenty of variety.  I enjoyed the crab cake plate and my friend enjoyed the fried shrimp plate.  The food is reasonably priced and really is a great setting!  Get there early on beautiful summer evenings though, word is that the line can sometimes be "out the door."

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Haunted_house Your haunted house is the prefect place for a Halloween party.  Other parties have to spend lots of money creating the illusions of ghosts and ghouls.  It takes lots of wires, motors, and smoke machines.  You, however, were lucky enough to end up with a truly haunted house.  Sure the spirits keep you up at night, but all your friends say you have the best Halloween parties.  I mean, no one is willing to spend Christmas at your place.  But once a year, October 31st, it's all worth it.

But now, you decided to take a job in Salem and you have to sell your home.  Do you advertise that it's haunted?  Perhaps people will pay a premium for poltergeist.  Or do you paint over the bleeding wall and keep it all a secret? 

I'm not going to tell you what to do, but you should familiarize yourself with the law.  The state of Minnesota requires a nine page disclosure.  In which, it is necessary to disclose any material facts that would affect the normal use and enjoyment of the home by any future buyer.  But you are in luck.  There are a few exceptions to this rule.  And one of them is haunted houses.

Page 9, lines 39-42:  There is no duty to disclose the fact that the property…was the site of a suicide, accidental death, natural death, or perceived paranormal activity.

But I assure you, after the new owners move in and meet the neighbors, they'll learn all about your paranormal parties.  And expect their lawyer to come knocking, regardless of duty to disclose.

Ben Trudeau

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