Thrilling adventures and arts abound this October in North Dakota

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October in North Dakota brings a deluge of both indoor and outdoor activities. Dare to explore the spookiest fort on the prairie or enjoy a stroll with the locals at the Fargo Moorhead Studio Art Crawl. In this month with a full moon, you’re sure to find a thrilling adventure. For more events, visit NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Pinup on the Plains
Fargo

October 2
This ultimate ladies night – exclusively for women – celebrates boudoir and pinup photography in a lively atmosphere with entertainment and fine desserts. http://www.pinupontheplains.com/; 701-373-5770

FM Studio Crawl
Fargo/Moorhead
October 3-4
Visit the studios and creative spaces of the area’s many artists throughout this two day event. Meet the artists to ask questions, gain insights, or even to get some hands-on experience. www.fmva.us. 701-298-3936

Makota Threshing Show
Makoti
October 2, 3 and 4
North Dakota’s largest threshing show features more than 300 operating units. Take in the parade, antique tractor pull, an operational saw mill and enjoy food vendors. http://makotithreshingshow.org/; 701-728-6740

Duckfest
Bowdon
October 9 – 11
This festival offers a range of fun events for all ages. Come check out the great food, a car show, a tractor rodeo, a plowing demonstration, a concert and dance, and a quilt show. And of course, the rubber duck race is not to be missed. http://www.bowdonnd.com/duck-fest.html; 701-471-4748

Haunted Fort
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Mandan
October 9 – 31
Each weekend in October, beginning October 9th, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park transforms from a historical landmark to a place where “nightmares come to life.” For the younger crowd, there is an afternoon children’s bash with games and prizes on October 25th. http://www.hauntedfort.com/; 701-667-6340

Art and Wine Walk
Grand Forks
October 10
Spend your Saturday sampling an assortment of fine wines and viewing works by talented, regional artists. A 5 o’clock champagne event at the Empire Arts Center caps the day. The Blue Moose Grill & Bar or Guesthouse International Inn have maps listing all participating locations. http://www.novac.org/art--wine-walk.html; 701-772-3710

Minot Symphony Orchestra Concert
Minot
October 10
Enjoy the rich experience of symphonic orchestral music with the Minot Symphony this October. A pre-concert lecture for an inside-look at the orchestra is included with admission. http://www.minotstateu.edu/symphony/; 701-858-4228

Taylor Swift Concert
Fargo
October 12
Pop sensation Taylor Swift is live in concert at the Fargodome, where she makes a stop for her “1989” tour. http://www.fargodome.com/; 701-241-9100

Kenmare GooseFest
Kenmare
October 17-24
This eight-day annual celebration coincides with the peak snow geese migration. Special events include hunting contests, free feeds at local taverns, Ladies’ Night Out, family-oriented activities, a chili cook-off and the Hunter’s Hall of Fame induction, banquet, awards and prizes. www.kenmarend.com/goosefest; 701-848-6004

Halloween Parade
Cavalier
October 24
All ages will enjoy watching the cutesy and spooky costumes featured in this annual parade. “Trick or Treating” downtown adds to the fun. 701-265-8188

END-TOMBED and END-TRAILS
Arvilla
October 24-25
Get your scary on while getting a workout with END-TOMBED, a 12-hour epic Halloween-themed endurance mountain bike race through Turtle River State Park. If you still have energy the following day, take part in a Halloween-themed 12-hour run (END-TRAILS) with pumpkin carving and horror movies. http://endracing.com; 701-330-0709