I don't know which parent out there in the world made the decision to gather up friends in a parking lot, open up the truck, throw a few decorations together to make a "Halloween display" and have their kids grab candy from every single trunk, but that person is a genius.  Below are over 20 different trunk-or-treat events in and around the Rochester, Minnesota area that you can show up for with your kids in their costumes.

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In Minnesota, Halloween is normally freezing cold, and walking around a neighborhood, door-to-door, while your fingers and toes are turning into solid ice chunks from the wind, isn't a highlight of parenting.  The only plus is this thing called "parent tax".  If you are a parent, you know what this is...and those houses you are going to better have your favorite candy.

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Huge List of Trunk-or-Treat Events in the Rochester, Minnesota Area

If you are looking for a safe and fun way to go trick-or-treating with your kids, check out these 20+ trunk-or-treat events that are happening in the Rochester area.

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Friday, October 28th, Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Rochester

Rochester Trunk or Treat-Sensory Friendly Event!

  • Friday, October 28th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Address: Bluestem Center for Autism, 124 Elton Hills Ln NW, Rochester
  • It's the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event.  It is a sensory-friendly event and open to people of all ages and abilities.  You'll enjoy candy, mini games, and photo props!  Learn more here.

FREE Trunk-or-Treat at Family Promise Rochester

  • Friday, October 28th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 PM
  • Address: United Way of Olmsted County, 903 W. Center St, Ste 100, Rochester, MN
  • Put on your costumes and join in for the 2nd annual Trunk-or-Treat event where kids can enjoy treats and activities in a safe and festive atmosphere.   Learn more here.
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Saturday, October 29th, Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Rochester

Trunk or Treat Party

  • Saturday, October 29th at 10 am
  • Address: EA Therapeutic Health, 2530 North Broadway Ave., Rochester, MN
  • Grab your treat bucket and get ready for some good ol' fashioned trick or treating, well from trunks.  All are welcome.  The event will be hosted in the rear parking lot of EA Therapeutic Health - Building B (2518 N. Broadway).  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Zumbrota Ford, Dealer For The People

  • Saturday, October 29th at 11 am
  • Address: Zumbrota Ford, 1660 South Main St., Zumbrota, MN
  • There will be food, games, and of course awesome trunks decorated and loaded with candy.  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Presbyterian Church in Oronoco

  • Saturday, October 29th at 11 am
  • Address: Presbyterian Church of Oronoco, 20 3rd St. SW, Oronoco, MN
  • Wear your costumes and get a bunch of treats all in one safe, contained space.  There will be a photobooth space so you can get some great pics of your kids.  Lunch will also be available inside the church (free will offering) as well as a craft and bake sale.  Learn more here.

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Trunk or Treat at Rochester Toyota

  • Saturday, October 29th from 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Address: 4365 Canal Place Southeast, Rochester
  • Vote for the best decorated trunk and costumes, enjoy candy, games, and prizes too!  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Platinum Studios Dance

  • Saturday, October 29th from 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Address: Platinum Studios Dance, 937 37th Ave. NW, Rochester
  • Learn more here.

Roch Cov Trunk or Treat

  • Saturday, October 29th from 3pm - 5pm
  • Address: 4950 31st Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Join them in the parking lot for an afternoon of family fun - candy, cider, costumes, games, and more!  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester

Trunk or Treat at Tom Kadlec Honda

  • Saturday, October 29th at 3pm
  • Address: 3333 Wilder Rd NW, Rochester
  • This event is back and bigger than ever. There is more candy, more events, and more food!  There will be a costume contest for the kids and for your dogs, as well as food trucks, including El Samurai, True Smoke and Smash-It Burgers.  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Christ Our Rock Lutheran Church

  • Saturday, October 29th at 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Address: Christ Our Rock Lutheran Church & Precious Pebbles Preschool, 3040 Stonehedge Drive NE, Rochester, MN
  • Check out the decorated cars and load up on treats outside.  Then go inside for refreshments. Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Peace United Church of Christ

  • Saturday, October 29th at 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Address: Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave. NE, Rochester, MN
  • Stop by and trick or treat in the parking lot. Learn more here.

Xtreme Trunk or Treat

  • Saturday, October 29th at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Address: Minnesota Xtreme All Star Cheer, 1252 60th Ave. NW, Rochester
  • Local businesses are getting together to provide a trunk or treat in the Minnesota Xtreme parking lot.  Learn more here.

2022 Halloween Drive Thru Trunk-N-Treat

  • Saturday, October 29th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Address: 2022 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Join us in the parking lot of the Rochester Masonic Lodge for a safe, warm, and fun Halloween experience.  Stay in your car, wear your costume, and treats will be passed out as you drive through.   Learn more here.
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Sunday, October 30th, Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Rochester

Trunk or Treat at People of Hope

  • Sunday, October 30th at 10:30 am
  • Address: People of Hope, 3703 Country Club Rd SW, Rochester, MN
  • Decorate your trunk in whatever theme you think will help you win!  Judges will decide who wins 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - don't you fret, there will be prizes awarded at the close of the contest at 11:20.  All are wlecome.  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at The Congregational Church

  • Sunday, October 30th at 11:15 am - 1 pm
  • Address: 974 Skyline Dr SW, Rochester
  • All children and families of Rochester are invited to the annual Trunk or Treat where you can trick or treat, jump in the bounce house, and have your photo taken by Bliss Photography.  Wear your costumes and get ready for some fun.   Learn more here.

Zumbro's Trunk or Treat!

  • Sunday, October 30th at 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • Address: Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
  • Bring your kids to see decorated vehicle trunks, get candy, plus the Bunz & Wienerz Foot Cart will be there.  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at the Pine Island American Legion

  • Sunday, October 30th at 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Address: Pine Island American Legion Post 184, 108 1st Ave. SE, Pine Island
  • Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Resurrection Lutheran School

  • Sunday, October 30th at 2 pm
  • Address: 4520 19th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN. 55901
  • Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat from themed trunks in a safe, contained space.  Be on the lookout for superheroes, pirates, dinosaurs, and more!  Learn more here.

Trunk or Treat at Evangel United Methodist Church

  • Sunday, October 30th at 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Address: 2645 N. Broadway, Rochester, MN
  • Trunk or treat outside is back and you can now walk around!  Come for the fun and food.  Learn more here.
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Trunk or Treat at Peace Lutheran

  • Monday, October 31st at 6 pm
  • Address: Peace Lutheran, Rochester, MN
  • Learn more here.

Do you know of another Trunk-or-Treat in the Rochester, Minnesota area?

There are probably a few that I've missed so if you know of any more trunk-or-treats that aren't on the list, add them to the Facebook post over at my page - Jessica On The Radio.  And go give it a follow too.

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Check Out The Rochester House With Over 100 Inflatables Up for Halloween!

One word...AWESOME! If you are looking for a Halloween display that goes all out, you've got to stop at the Boyer house at 51st Street NW in Rochester, Minnesota. They will have a massive display, including a tunnel, and invite everyone to come out and see their display. They usually collect donations to help those facing food insecurity in our community as well. So, bring a few dollars, or $10, and enjoy this amazing display created for you.

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