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Halloween Haunts & Happenings in Cedar Rapids

Halloween will soon be upon us, so get in the spirit at these spooky Cedar Rapids events and activities!

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Adult Halloween Events

Misery

Theatre Cedar Rapids, October 14-29, 2022

Enjoy a date night or a show out with friends this Halloween season in the TCR Grandon Studio! True life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse. When events take a nightmarish turn, Paul realizes the unhinged Annie has no intention of letting him leave. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end. Purchase your tickets now. 

Wine with a Witch

Bloomsbury Farms, October 20, 2022

Are you ready for a spooky evening out on a hazy October night? You will enjoy an evening full of deliciously frightful food, wine, entertainment by Wheezy the Witch & friends, as well as VIP access to our four haunted attractions with Scream Acres - The Slaughterhouse, Haunted Cornfield, Sinister Silo 3D, & Cell Block Z! Enjoy live entertainment, a private bar, and concessions available for purchase!

Cedar Rapids Haunted Halloween Ball

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, October 29, 2022

See you on October 29th for the biggest Halloween party in the State of Iowa! We're excited to welcome back The Schmidt Brothers as our headlining band this year. Tickets and details coming soon.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

NewBo City Market, October 29, 2022

Rocky Horror comes to life once again at NewBo City Market! Join us for the singing, dancing, screaming, and an occasional thrown object.

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Haunted Attractions

Scream Acres

Bloomsbury Farm, Fridays & Saturdays in October 2022

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, Fridays & Saturdays in October 2022

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?

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Family-Friendly Fall & Halloween Events

An Evening of Hocus Pocus

Bloomsbury Farm - Saturday, September 24 2022

Join us for our annual Halloween movie night event, "An Evening of Hocus Pocus." Enjoy this Halloween favorite on our outdoor big screen. Farm fun attractions, photos with the Sanderson Sisters themselves, and the movie starting at dusk. This event is adult and family-friendly - our concession stand and wine room will be open! Learn more.

Bass Farms Farm Glow

Bass FarmsSaturday, September 24 2022

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to settle in for a fun and relaxing evening watching the balloons “glow”! Also enjoy face painting, live music, family games, and ice cream. Learn more.

Frightening Fridays: Gremlins

NewBo City Market - October 7, 2022

Join us in the Market Yard Friday night for a spooky Halloween movie! Enjoy the brisk fall air at these free and family-friendly events. Learn more.

Harvest Hayrack Nights: Sunset Pumpkins

Ushers Ferry Historic Village - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Does your little one turn into a pumpkin at sunset? Come out to Ushers Ferry for an early evening hayrack ride, bonfire, and simple craft before bedtime. This program is geared for families with young children (older children welcome). The saloon will be open with popcorn and sarsaparilla available for purchase. Advance registration is not required. Free admission for children ages 5 and under. Wednesday, 5-6:30pm Ushers Ferry. $6/single or add’l person 10/12. To register call 319-286-5566 or visit www.crrec.org

Group on hayride pulled by tractor in Cedar Rapids Iowa

Dog-O-Ween

NewBo City Market - October 14, 2022

Join us with your furry friend and enjoy craft beer, a dog costume competition, activities, small businesses featuring dog products, & more! Dress up your dog in a Halloween costume and stop at different booths for a trick or treats. Learn more.

Frightening Fridays: Scooby-Doo 2

NewBo City Market - October 14, 2022

Join us in the Market Yard Friday night for a spooky Halloween movie! Enjoy the brisk fall air at these free and family-friendly events. Learn more.

2022 NewBo & Czech Village Halloween Parade

The District: Czech Village & New Bohemia - Saturday, October 22, 2022

We are stepping up the chills with the 2022 Dark Harvest Parade starting at 6:30pm! Visit the creep kid zon beforehand for facepainting, door prizes, costume contest and more. 

Boo Bash!

Lindale Mall Pinspiration - Saturday, October 22, 2022

Bring your Ghouls and Goblins for a spook-tacular good time at our 1st Annual Boo Bash Event!  Each participant will create a Spell Book and a 16×20 self-guided canvas painting of your choosing. 

Safe Halloween for Kids

Ushers Ferry Historic Village - Sunday, October 23, 2022

Enjoy the annual old-fashioned Halloween at the village with trick-or-treating, games, and costume contests. Advance registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, call 319-286-5566 or visit www.crrec.org.  

Trunk or Treat

Linn County Fairgrounds - Sunday, October 23, 2022

Join us Sunday, October 23, from 12-1:30 at The Linn County Fairgrounds inside our Lynn Dunn Memorial Building for our annual Trunk or Treat event! This event will allow families and children to experience "Trick or Treating" in a safe environment. This event is open to youth up to 10 yrs of age.

Friday Night Spooky Swim

Bender Pool - Friday, October 28, 2022

Celebrate Halloween at Bender Pool. No registration required, all ages welcome. Receive a bag of treats as you leave. 6:00-8:30pm

District Trick or Treat 2022

The District: Czech Village & New Bohemia - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Throw on your best Halloween costume and come on out to our fun, family-friendly Trick or Treat through the District! Businesses throughout Czech Village & New Bohemia welcome trick-or-treaters with candy and goodies!

11th Annual Wickiup Fall Fest

Wickiup Hill Learning Center - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Come out and experience our friendly trick or treat hike through the woods, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, creepy critters, and more! Aimed at ages 3-10, but younger and older siblings welcome. Costumes encouraged! Cost $3/child.

Llamaween

Prairie Patch Farm - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Join us at Prairie Patch Far for Llamaween - Llamas in Wonderland! Tickets go on sale on October 12th at noon at prairiepatchfarm.com

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Halloween on the Farm

Bass Farms - Saturday and Sunday, October 29/30, 2022 

Join us for our last Fall Festival Weekend at Bass Family Farms. It's Halloween on Sunday so let's go all out - Wear your costumes and have some fun! Open 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Bring your family to pick out your pumpkins, shop our country store, and have some family fun!

Trick or Treat at Marion City Hall

Marion - Monday, October 31, 2022 

Area princesses, superheroes, ghosts and goblins are invited to include a stop at Marion City Hall in their Halloween plans. The City of Marion will host a trick-or-treat event at City Hall (1225 6th Avenue) from 3-5 p.m. Children can dress up in their Halloween costumes and collect candy and other treats from staff on both floors at Marion City Hall. They can even explore the fire engine and visit with firefighters onsite.

 

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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