Fun Things To Do On Halloween In Minnesota

Fun Things To Do On Halloween In Minnesota

Goblins, Ghouls, and Witches! Oh My! The smell of pumpkin spice, the crisp in the air and the crunch of the leaves underfoot can only mean one thing…Fall is here, and with Fall comes the first holiday of the season, Halloween! With Halloween falling on a weekday this year though, it can be hard to get out and do traditional trick or treating, but don’t fret. There are so many amazing fun things to do on Halloween in Minnesota that you won’t know which place to go to first!

Anoka Halloween Celebration

Anoka Halloween Celebration
Photo Credit: Minnesota Haunted Houses

The city of Anoka is known as the Halloween Capital of the World, so you know there is going to be some epic celebrations here.  The Halloween Celebration lasts from October 6th – October 27th and you will find races, parades, pumpkin carving, house decorating contests, a medallion hunt and so much more!

Halloween Fearless 5K

Halloween Fearless 5K
Photo Source: Charities Challenge

If you happen to be a runner, then this is the perfect Halloween event for you. The 10th Annual Halloween Fearless 5K is a fun event for all. Join in and run (or walk) in the costume of your choice then finish up at the Claddaugh Irish Pub to relax and make new friends.

Big Woods Halloween

Big Woods Halloween
Photo Credit: Minneapolis Northwest

If you are looking for some family-friendly Halloween fun, then check out the Eastman Nature Center in the Elm Creek Park Reserve on October 27th for a spook-tacular time! There will be games and a pumpkin scavenger hunt as well as some fun with animal friends. The kids will love seeing animals in costumes and getting a chance to meet a real live snake!

Halloween Skate at the Burnsville Ice Center

Halloween Skate at the Burnsville Ice Center
Photo Source: Burnsville Ice Center

If you want to get down with some free ice skating while trick or treating on ice, then this is the event for you! On October 26th, you can get free skating, discounted skate rental, win door prizes, collect candy, and even get some free private lessons at the Burnsville Ice Center.

These events are only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many amazing things to do in Minnesota during the month of October. Halloween really takes on a life of its own and encompasses the entire month. So if you are looking for some spooky fun then come on over to Minnesota and see what we have in store for you.

How To Secure Your Trailer To Protect Your Property

Chances are, if you own a trailer you haul important cargo. Whether you are hauling heavy equipment on a flatbed trailer or a lawnmower on your utility trailer…Maybe you transport your horses or want to take your snowmobile out for a weekend trip… No matter what you haul, your cargo is important to you and that is why we want to ensure you have the ability to protect your property and prevent potential theft.

Locking When Unhitched

Especially if you are making long haul trips, there will probably come a time when you need to unhitch your trailer from your vehicle. An unhitched trailer is at risk of being stolen, but there is a way you can prevent trailer theft and set your mind at ease during these times. Simple locks, such as this Trimax Coupler Lock, are designed to be used when the trailer is unhitched and will prevent neerdowells from hooking up your trailer to their vehicle and driving away into the night.

Get A Custom Paint Job

So this may sound a bit silly, but having your trailer painted with a custom paint job makes it less likely to be stolen. Think about it this way, someone steals a generic looking snowmobile trailer, it is not likely to be found quickly since it blends in with the hundreds of other snowmobile trailers in the area. However, if someone tries to steal a custom painted snowmobile trailer, it is going to stick out like a sore thumb and is much more likely to be found quickly. Most thieves will shy away from stealing a custom trailer for this very reason.

Lock Your Spare Tire

Many trailers have a spare tire on them. While these are amazing to have in case of an emergency, they are also susceptible to theft.  You can easily prevent spare tire theft off of your trailer by purchasing a Spare Tire Nut Locker. This will keep any hooligans from easily taking your tire right off of your trailer.

Invest in an Alarm

In order to better protect your enclosed trailer, you can invest in an alarm system that you can easily arm when you are away. That way if anyone tries to open your door without the key, you will be made aware of the situation.  Trailer alarms tend to make an ear piercingly high pitched noise that will deter any thief! Alarms are one of the best things you can invest in that can help prevent trailer theft.

GPS Tracking Devices

Did you know you can install GSP tracking on pretty much any trailer? While this may not technically prevent trailer theft, it will make it much more likely that you will locate your trailer in the event that it is stolen. We microchip our pets, why not do the same to your trailer and protect your highly important investment!

Insure Your Trailer

Again, this isn’t a preventative but in the event that you do end up with a stolen trailer, you will be happy you took this step. A trailer is an investment. It is an integral part of your business, so it should be properly insured in case of any emergency.  You wouldn’t drive a car without insurance…so you shouldn’t have a trailer without it either!

So if you are ready to get serious about protecting your assets, let M&G help you come up with the solutions you need! At M&G Trailers, we carry a wide variety of security options, including tongue and coupler locks, door locks, wheel locks and so much more! If you don’t see the specific security product you want, don’t fret, we will do everything in our power to get that product in just for you!

How To Get The Best Value On Your Trade

Looking to upgrade your current trailer to something a little newer? Maybe you need something larger for your growing business or smaller because you want to decrease your haul load. No matter what your reason, chances are you are going to be trading in your old one and, of course, you are going to want top dollar for your trade. We want to help you get the most value out of your trade by sharing a few secrets to getting the best trade in value on your used trailer!

Proper Maintenance

This is probably going to be a no-brainer, but if you maintain your trailer for the life of your ownership, it will help when it comes to holding value. Get it serviced when needed, make sure you keep up with tire rotations and replacements, have your brakes serviced, etc…  Proper trailer upkeep will ensure that your trade in value is as high as it can be when it comes time to get rid of it.

Fix Body Damage

If you have dings or dents, you should probably get them fixed before taking your trailer to trade. Ensuring the body is presentable and well taken care of will help increase the value of your trade in. Now you don’t need to go out and get a whole new paint job just to trade in your trailer, but if you maintain the body and paint over the years then it should still look nice when you decide to trade it in.

No Rust

Got rust? You’ve got a problem! One of the main things any dealer will look for is if your trailer has rust. Having rust can kill the value of your trade, so before you go, make sure any rust issues have been taken care of.

Clean It Up

Want to make sure you get the most for your trade? Then clean her up! A sparkling like-new trailer will fetch more than one coming in looking worn and used. Basically the dealer wants something that has been maintained, taken care of, and looks beautiful enough to resell for a profit.

Talk To An Expert

If you really aren’t sure what your trailer is worth and want to talk to an expert before settling on a trade, M&G Trailer Sales can help you out! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your trailer needs. Whether you need trade in advice, service, parts, or want to buy something new, the experts at M&G have you covered!

Top Things To Do This Fall In Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota

Ah Fall, that wonderful time of the year when the air starts to crisp, the leaves begin to change and the aroma of pumpkin and apple seems to fill the air everywhere you go. There is something so magical about Fall and all its beauty. In Minnesota, Fall is everywhere! There is something to do every day of the week and each and every weekend. Up in our neck of the woods, we celebrate Fall with time honored traditions, apple picking, Harvest Festivals, and so much more.

Pumpkin Patch Pickin’

Minnesota boasts a whole heap of pumpkin patches during the Fall. So no matter if you want to make spooky Jack-o-lanterns, bake some pumpkin seeds, or check out some of the many activities that pumpkin patches have to offer (corn mazes, rides, petting zoos and more!) , there is a patch for you.  Every year, Minnesota Grown puts out a directory of about 140 patches from across the state.

Get Stomping

Minnesota is home to a number of beautiful vineyards and wineries. The Saint Croix Vineyard is host to the Grape Stomp Festival every Fall, featuring live music, grape-stomping contests, and tours of the grounds. So if you are a connoisseur of good wine, check out Saint Croix, or one of the other stunning vineyards this Fall.

Get Crafty

Maybe wine isn’t your beverage of choice, and that’s okay. Did you know Minnesota is home to roughly 112 different local breweries? Fall is the perfect time to check them out too because most will do special Oktoberfest brews along with a plethora of seasonal offerings. You can check out this Land of 10,000 Drinks map to plan your Minnesota Fall “brewcation” today.

Jam Out

The music scene is alive and well in Minnesota, and during the Fall months, the festivals are in full swing! No matter what your musical taste, they have a festival for you. The Prairie Burn Music Festival is a kid and family-friendly festival which benefits the local YMCA Greater Twin Cities Camps. Here you will hear folk and bluegrass while making s’mores and joining in on hayrides.

Get Your Camp On

Photo of Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota.

Minnesota in the Fall is simply beautiful. The colors and smells are things dreams are made of, and it is wonderful to spend as much time outside this time of the year as possible. With a massive number of parks and outdoor areas to camp, you would be crazy to pass up on a trip! Jay Cooke State Park is a favorite, and boasts some really wonderful cabins so you don’t have to tent camp!

Join The Harvest

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, and Scare Crows oh my! Fall in Minnesota is incomplete without going to at least one of the many harvest festivals around the state. One of the largest is the SeptOberfest in Wabasha, which runs from September through October and features a wide array of events including a pumpkin derby, German heritage, topiaries, and more!

If that wasn’t enough, you can check out this entire list of Fall Activities and Festivals in the Minneapolis area. With everything from Halloween events for kids and adult-only Haunted Houses, they truly have something for everyone.

No matter what you plan to do in Minnesota for the Fall, know that M&G Trailer has all of your towing and hauling needs covered!

Looking for Parts and Equipment? Let M&G Help You!

M&G Trailer Sales, Parts and Equiptment

M&G Trailers is the premier trailer sales and service business in Minnesota. If you are looking to purchase a new Utility Trailer, Car Hauler, Cargo Trailer, Snowmobile Trailer or ATV Trailer, M&G is ready with a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff to find you the trailer of your dreams. Did you know that M&G Trailer Sales also carries all of the parts and equipment you may need to maintain your new trailer though? That’s right, it isn’t just the place to buy your trailer, it is also your number one choice for parts and equipment.

Parts and Equipment at M&G Trailer

At M&G Trailer, you can choose from the widest variety of parts and equipment for your trailer. No matter if you are repairing your Cargo Trailer, upgrading your Snowmobile Hauler, or doing customization to your Utility Trailer, there will be something here to fit your needs.

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How To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend In Minnesota

How To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend In Minnesota

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and before long we will be seeing shades of red and orange and hearing the cracking of leaves falling beneath our feet. With Summer fading out into Fall, Labor Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to celebrate that last taste of Summer.  In Minnesota, there is no shortage of Labor Day activities either. Here you can enjoy time with your family, soaking up the last moment of Summer together.

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Choosing The Right Car Hauler

Cadillac on a flatbed with grill and towed by yellow truck

A car trailer is a wonderful tool for hauling vehicles. No matter if you are working on a weekend project, hauling a classic to shows, or running the racing circuit, there is a perfect car hauler out there for your needs. These versatile trailers come in a range of capabilities depending on what you need and how many cars you want to haul at once. While having a range of options is a benefit, it can also make things harder at times. That is why M&G Trailer Sales wants to help you by answering some of the frequently asked questions we get when it comes to purchasing the right car trailer.

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Let M&G Help You Customize Your Trailer

So you’ve purchased your new trailer and are ready to make it work for your business. To truly go above and beyond and outshine the competition, you need to let M&G help you customize your trailer. No matter what your business, there are aspects of your trailer that can be tailored towards improving and growing your business. From adding height, awnings, installing shelving or any number of other custom additions, M&G can help make your trailer dreams come true.

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Choosing The Right ATV Trailer

There’s no time like summer to get out and tear up the trails on your ATV. Taking to the dirt roads, or bogging in the mud, there are memories to be made that will last a lifetime. For most quad enthusiasts, having a trailer to haul your toys is a crucial ingredient. No matter if you are looking for your first Quad trailer or want to upgrade to a larger model to fit your new needs, we here at M&G Trailer Sales have you covered.  We will help you answer the important questions and show you what features you want in an ATV trailer.

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Great Places To Go ATVing In Minnesota

Minnesota is celebrated as the land of 10,000 lakes, but adventure enthusiasts know it’s home to more than 1,000 miles of ATV trails, appealing to everyone from sight-seers to daredevils.

Whether you load up your trailer for the day, a long weekend, or a week of muddy, noisy adventure, Minnesota has a trail destination perfect for you. You will find most of Minnesota’s ATV trails in the northern part of the state, with a few worth a visit in the central visit.

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