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Halloween Haunts & Happenings in Cedar Rapids

Halloween will soon be upon us!

Adult Halloween Events

Monsters & Merlot

Bloomsbury Farm, September 28, 2019

Come for another frightful evening full of wine, hors d' oeuvres, a delicious meal, and all the things that go "bump" in the night! 


Amana Colonies, October 4-6, 2019

Iowa's original and most authentic Oktoberfest celebrates its 54th year with beer, music food and fun.

Wine with the Witch

Bloomsbury Farm, October 17, 2019

Leave the kids at home and come join us for Wine With the Witch at Bloomsbury Farm!  You will enjoy an evening full of deliciously frightful finger-food, a wine-tasting featuring many unique varieties of wine.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

NewBo City Market, October 25, 2019

Join Alisabeth Von Presley the Friday night before Halloween for the singing, dancing, screaming, and an occasional thrown object.

Haunted Attractions

Scream Acres

Bloomsbury Farm, Weekends in October 2019

With over 75 creepers, clowns, and zombies - and FOUR haunted attractions, Scream Acres Scream Park offers an all-inclusive haunted house experience for all ages. The question is, can you make it through?

Circle of Ash Haunted House

Linn County Fairgrounds, Weekends in October

Circle of Ash rises again! Mixing elements of indoor & outdoor style haunted attractions, Circle of Ash delivers the best of both worlds. All new areas of total darkness await and beautiful, scary sets for monsters to hitde. Are you brave enough to go first?

Haunted Garage

2019 Dates TBA

A frightening haunted house put on in the Stoney Point area of Cedar Rapids. The Haunted Garage uses creepy visuals and sounds, creating a foreboding and tense atmosphere, and rattles your nerves with genuine scares. Admission is free, but canned food donations are encouraged!

Family-Friendly Fall & Halloween Events

Swamp Fox Festival

Marion, IA, September 27-29, 2019

The Swamp Fox Festival is a variety of events around Marion, IA at Klopfenstein Amphitheater, City Square Park, and Lowe Park. Come out for food, live music and various family activities including BINGO, a bounce house, rock climbing wall and an obstacle course. The evening entertainment will be provided by Chicago’s own Spazmatics.

Harvest Hayrack Nights- Sunset Pumpkins & Night Owls

Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Wednesdays in October, 2019

Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned fun! Take a hayrack ride through the valley, gather around the bonfire with hot cocoa, to roast marshmallows, try a craft and join us in the saloon for some card games.

Sunset Pumpkins: 5:00 - 6:30pm     Night Owls: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Spooky Station

The Play Station, October 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27, 2019

A Family Friendly Halloween Event at The Play Station! For three spooky weekends in October the Play Station transforms into a Halloween wonderland for kids and families. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes!

Wickiup Fall Fest

Wickiup Hill, October 19, 2019

Bring the kids for a friendly trick or treat hike through the woods, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, crafts, creepy critters, and more! Aimed at ages 3-8, but younger and older siblings are welcome.

Pumpkins & Ponies Fall Festival 

Sutliff Cider Company, October 19, 2019

The family-friendly fundraiser event will offer food and merchandise vendors, live music, bake sale items, a silent auction, hayrack rides, kids events and more. The $7 admission fee gives individuals and families access to all events.

Halloween Parade: Tales of Mystery & Imagination

NewBo/Czech Village, October 26, 2019

It's the 3rd year for the Halloween Parade and this year's theme is "SCARY THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT". Come in your favorite costume to view this outrageous parade. Check out activities at the NewBo City Market and in Czech Village before the parade!

Cedar Rapids has lots of local farms, orchards and outdoor spaces that make it perfect for haunting Halloween evenings or fall family fun. For a full listing of fall events in the area, visit our event calendar!

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