People can expect Halloween fun this weekend at Angelic Gardens east of Minot, located at 6200 11th Ave. SE near Nedrose School.
Owner Angy Edison, a language arts teacher at Minot High School-Magic City Campus, said there will be wagon rides and Halloween decorations including ghouls and other creatures. There will also be a bonfire, ghost stories, a pumpkin carving station, different games and picture opportunities. Pumpkins and other fall produce will be on sale, as well as caramel apples, apple cider, pumpkin pie slices.
The first 10 children to show up wearing Halloween costumes will receive a Halloween-themed trick-or-treat bag.
Halloween at the Gardens will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today and Sunday. Advance tickets cost $6 and tickets at the door are $7.
Edison and her husband, Patrick, started Angelic Gardens about a decade ago, but it has been mainly a word of mouth operation, with friends and family coming to pick vegetables.
Edison said her full-time job and raising her children has kept her busy, but she would like to expand the business so it is open for more hours.
The couple owns 10 acres east of Minot and the front five acres are the Angelic Gardens. Edison said they grow a lot of varieties of fruits and vegetables, more than are commonly found, such as different varieties of apples as well as plums, chokecherries, juneberries, raspberries and cherries. "We can provide kind of a nice picking experience," said Edison, who said kids enjoy selecting different fruits and vegetables and walking through the garden.
"We're always experimenting, trying to come up with something a little different," said Edison, who also makes jellies and sells them.
The couple has also decorated the property more than they have in the past and hopes to add more to the walk-through garden. Some of the decorations have an angel theme. The garden was named in part as a play on Angy Edison's first name and also because they named the garden when their daughters were young.
They get help in running the Angelic Gardens from their daughter Teresa, who is in college, and other part-time help. Angy Edison has always loved growing things, but it's only in the last year that she has been able to devote much attention to expanding her Angelic Gardens business.
The Edisons held a kick-off on Sept. 22 and have held different events through the fall. This weekend's Halloween theme should be fun, said Edison, who hopes the weather will remain good. It is supposed to be a bit chilly, but also clear, she said.