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Halloween at the Gardens

Ashton Gerard/MDN A witch greets families on a tractor as they enter Angelic Gardens, located at 6200 11th Avenue SE. Halloween at the Gardens will take place Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

Angelic Gardens is combining a family fun learning experience with spooky ghost stories to bring Halloween at the Gardens to the community Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

“It’s about the experience and it’s for families,” said Angy Edison, owner of Angelic Gardens on the east side of Minot. “Everyone from teeny toddlers to tweens, and it’s a family experience.”

Halloween at the Gardens will take families around the Angelic Gardens as the groundskeeper gives a spooky tour of the resident witch’s cottage and the grounds. She knows the grounds well and will keep families safe from the ghouls and ghosts that roam the land.

“It’s a little factual and historical about our gardens and the building has some history to it,” Edison said. “On the tour, they explain some of the things we plant and take them out to the apples… and they take them out to the pond.”

The groundskeeper and witch will reward children as they complete the tour with a special surprise and a sample of Angelic Gardens’ hot apple cider.

“If the fire is able to be going — depending on the weather — the witch has some great spell books and she’ll read haunted stories with some local flair.” Edison explained.

As the sun sets on Saturday, things will get a little spookier on the ground, which Edison noted is the perfect time for tweens as the darkness sets in.

Tickets are $4 per child and $1 per adult. The Minot High School Key Club will be taking donations for their food and hygiene drive at the gate. Each child in the group can get in for $3 each if the family or group donates a canned or boxed item to the Key Club. Members of the Key Club will also be roaming the grounds as ghouls and goblins.

Angelic Gardens will have pumpkin pie, apple cider and caramel apples for sale as well as some of their salsas and jellies. Any produce that is left from the year will also be for sale.

Costumes are encouraged at the event but Edison is reminding families to dress warm and bring appropriate shoes to walk through damp and rough terrain.

This will be Edison’s seventh or eighth year hosting Halloween at the Gardens and is something that has steadily grown over the years.

Angelic Gardens is a family owned and operated garden that grows fruit, traditional vegetables and a pumpkin patch.

“We do a little of this and a little of that,” Edison said. “Our focus is really about the education and the experience.”

The gardens are open to the community from June to the end of October as a pick your own fruits and vegetables garden. Normally it is free to get in but they do charge entry fees for two of their events throughout the year — the Fall Festival in September and Halloween at the Gardens in October.

To learn more about Angelic Gardens, visit them on Facebook @AngelicGardens. Due to cold weather conditions forecasted for this weekend, Edison has said the event may need to be canceled or downsized. Any updates will be posted on their Facebook page.

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