Annual Halloween Harvest Festival

Oct 15, 2016
Time(s): 4:00 pm
YMCA Camp Leif Ericson
Bring the whole family to a night of fall fun! Camp Leif Ericson transforms into a maze of trick-or-treat cabins, spooky trails, and Halloween excitement!  Please bring a flashlight, warm costume and goody bag! 
Free Admission!  No reservations are required.  
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
4-9 pm

Parking & Shuttle Transportation

In order to expand the event grounds this year, we will be offering shuttle service from several parking locations close to camp.  Guests may park at Pasley Park or at Spencer Park. Shuttles will arrive every 15 minutes and bring guests to Camp Leif Ericson, and then back to their parking location.  Only guests who have a handicapped parking permit will be allowed to park at camp.  Thank you.

Event Schedule

Pumpkin Carving  -  4:00pm to 6:00pm
Coloring Station  -  4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hayrides and Horse Rides  -  4:00pm to 7:00pm
Face Painting  -  4:00pm to 8:00pm
Frank’s Café  -  4:00pm to 8:00pm
Pizza Patrol - 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Trick or Treating  -  4:00pm to 7:00pm
Storytelling Campfire  -  6:30pm to 8:00pm
Haunted Trail  -  8:00pm to 9pm

New in 2016!

  • Horse Rides
  • Amusement Park - Featuring Five AMAZING Inflatables
  • Spooky Haunted Trail Additions 


Additional Information

  • BONUS!  All attendees may enter their children, ages 4-15, into a drawing to win a FREE session at YMCA Camp Leif Ericson next summer!  No purchase required. One entry per eligible participant.    
  • Frank’s Café, managed by our Y-Service Club, serves hot/cold beverages and desserts for sale.  Cash only, please.  
  • Pizza Patrol will also be onsite, with pizza and drinks available for a fee.  
  • Pumpkin Carving: $5 per pumpkin (many choose to purchase their family pumpkin even if they don't carve it that evening).  Carving tools are provided.  
  • We highly advise that parents of small children bring strollers that are meant for "off road" use. 
  • The "Trick or Treat Trail" is approximately 1/2 miles long (probably about the same distance you'd walk around your neighborhood on Halloween evening).  
  • The Haunted Trail is approximately 1/2 miles long.  Walking in the dark woods at night, even without our actors, can be very scary - especially for young children.  We recommend parents use discretion when determining if their child can participate. Generally, the trail is designed for brave thrill seekers, ages 12+.     
  • For the safety of our guests, please leave your pets at home.  Thank you.
  • All other activities and snacks are free, including candy, popcorn and fun! 

Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities

Organizations, businesses, individuals and families who wish to volunteer, host a trick-or-treat cabin or help defray the costs of the event, can contact Eric Tucker at or call (605) 336-3190.  Thank you.