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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!

Adult Halloween Events

Monsters & Merlot

Bloomsbury Farm, October 23, 2020

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

Oktoberfest

Amana Colonies, reimagined into 8 smaller events throughout October

In its place, Amana will be hosting 8 weekends of Autumn in Amana, a series of small weekend events that will allow us to socially distance and have a little fun. These events will begin on September 19th with Apfelfest and go through November 8th for Girls Getaway Weekend.

Wine with the Witch

Bloomsbury Farm, October 16, 2020

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 and a wine-tasting featuring many unique varieties of wine.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

NewBo City Market, October 23, 2020

Join the Halloween tradition at NewBo City Market - the Rocky Horror Picture Show for singing, dancing, screaming, and an occasional thrown object.

Haunted Attractions

Scream Acres

Bloomsbury Farm, Fridays & Saturdays in October 2020

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 2020

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

Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2020

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! Must wear a mask, (not a Halloween mask) and practice social distancing when in line. Only groups of 3 or less will be allowed in at a time.

Family-Friendly Fall & Halloween Events

Swamp Fox Festival

Marion, IA, September 25-27, 2020 - Event has been canceled this year.

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.

Safe Halloween for Kids Drive Through 

New location - Kingston Stadium, Sunday, October 18, 2020 

Put on your costume and jump in the car for our drive-through trick-or-treat. Register in advance. Call 319-286-5566.

Spooky Station

The Play Station - Event has been canceled this year.

The Spooky Station is 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 is now NATURE AT NIGHT

Wickiup Hill, October 22 and October 23-25, 2020 

Bring the kids to Wickiup for Nature at Night - Get your costume on and come play at the Wickiup’s Wandering Woods as we light up the playscape and add a few special surprises! Due to COVID-19, we will not be having our annual Wickiup Fall Fest this year. Instead, we will have a troll trail eye spy, storybook trail, bat toss, pumpkin bowling, photo opportunities with your costumes, and s’mores and hot cider by the campfire. We will not have prizes/trick or treating this year, so this event will be free. We WILL be giving you fresh air and a chance to show off your costumes with a little extra fun! We do ask that you pre-register for this event so we can keep the crowd size smaller this year. For all ages.

Fall Festivities Self-Guided Weekend -October 23-25. Self-serve activities include: troll trail eye spy, storybook trail, bat toss, pumpkin bowling, and fun photo opportunities. Wear your costume too! Remember to practice social distancing during this outdoor event. 

Halloween Parade

NewBo/Czech Village, 2020 is canceled this year.

2019 was the 3rd year for the Halloween Parade and the year's theme was "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!

A Haunting on Hawkeye Downs - Drive In Movies

Hawkeye Downs, October 24, 2020

In place of the Halloween Parade, there is a special night of drive-in movies and more! Featuring Hocus Pocus and Van Helsing.

A Brucemore Halloween Adventure

Brucemore, October 31, 2020

Children will enjoy participating in a craft, listening to Halloween stories, and trick-or-treating outside of the iconic 19th century mansion. In between activities, children and parents are invited to explore the historic estate. Space will be extremely limited, so register in advance

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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