Downtown offering family fun and adult scares this Halloween

The Minot Downtown Business Association is pulling out all the stops for the two day Halloween Garage Party. Candese Charles stopped by the Garage to catch a glimpse of the setup.

There's lots to do for Halloween fun in the magic city. This weekend something creepy has the community talking.

"I used to live overseas and there wasn't really much to do on Halloween, so it's really nice to be over here," said Devyn Bollinger, community member.

"It's easier to get involved in the community than you really think and especially if you don't really want to have your kids out trick or treating there's a lot more options," said Alyssa Ellet, community member.

One of those fun events is right in the heart of the city.

For a second year, the Downtown Business Association is hosting the Haunted Parking Garage party and organizers say it's going to be bigger and better.

"We're trying to raise the bar for what we did last year, which was very successful. So this year we've added the family event the night before," said Eric Hansen, Downtown Halloween Events co-chair.

Friday night families can enjoy the great pumpkin carving contest and up to nine haunted rooms which are all for a great cause.

"This is just a great thing to get people out. It's healthy, it's community oriented, and it's a great way for the nonprofits to benefit also," said Wendy Keller, Magic City Discovery Center Project Manager.

"We collect funds to donate out to our military families, our active military members, and our local community," said Minot Spouses' Club President Felciana Castaneda.

The haunted houses will frighten the adult partygoers on Saturday night. There's also three bars, a DJ and band, and a few ways to win some cash.

It's also a way to keep the community thriving.

"It's very important for a community to invest in their downtown and it adds to the overall community," said Hansen.

Giving community members one extra thing to do this spooky weekend.