SHAKOPEE — After two years of silence ValleyScare, the state’s largest Halloween event, is back from the dead! And the scares are going to be more intense than ever. ValleyScare spokesperson Melissa Ferlaack reminds Minnesotans it is definitely a haunted event, “Maybe you might want to question whether or not you bring your little kids too. I would say it’s more for that pre-teen, teen, and adult experience here at the park.” 

Starting in September, the Shakopee theme park will offer six immersive haunted mazes, including three new mazes, three redesigned frightening scare zones, as well as Halloween themed entertainment, food and drinks.  

This comes after a two-year pause, where Valley Fair tried a multi-generational experience instead called “Tricks and Treats,” which Ferlaak says they will continue this fall for daytime Halloween fun.   

This year, the Valley Scare experience will require a separate ticket, as it will be a stand-alone event. Admission for the spooky fun will be included with the purchase of a Gold Season pass.  

Ferlaak says tickets for ValleyScare will go up this summer and the event will run select Fridays and Saturdays from September 21st through October 26th, 2024.