We are getting closer and closer to Halloween, which means lots of spooky events here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events and attractions this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • DanceMor Ballroom Opening Weekend
    • Dancemor Ballroom in Swisher
    • October 19th from 6 p.m. to midnight (doors at 5 p.m.)
      • Boot Jack Band at 6 p.m
      • New Trick at 9 p.m.
    • October 20th from 5 p.m. to midnight (doors at 4 p.m.)
      • Two Buck Chuck at 5 p.m.
      • Lonesome Road at 9 p.m.
    • Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door - get yours HERE
      • Ages 6 to 20 are half price until 9 p.m.
      • 21+ only after 9 p.m.
  • Cider Sip & Shop
    • Czech Village/NewBo District in Cedar Rapids
    • October 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • "Enjoy FREE Cider & Apple Themed samples as you tour through the retail shops of the Main Street District (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)"
    • See participating vendors HERE
  • The Addams Family
    • Old Creamery Theatre in Amana
    • October 19th & 20th at 7:30 p.m. and October 21st at 2 p.m.
    • "After each Saturday night performance of The Addams Family, join us for a 'Monster Bash' in the courtyard with the cast!"
    • Tickets are $31.50 for adults and $19.50 for students - get yours HERE
  • The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters & The Platters
    • The Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 19th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50 - get yours HERE
  • 7th Annual Wicked Wickiup Fall Fest
    • Wikiup Hill Learning Center in Toddville
    • October 20th from 10 a.m. to noon
    • Aimed at ages 3 to 8, but younger and older siblings are welcome - costumes are encouraged
    • Featuring a trick-or-treat hike, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, creepy critters, and more
    • Tickets are #3 per child
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • October 20th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Youngstown Phantoms
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • Spooky Skate
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • October 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring ice skating, games, and spooky crafts - costumes are encouraged
    • Cost is $6 per skater
  • Hawkeye Football Homecoming Game
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
    • October 20th at 11 a.m.
    • vs. Maryland 
    • Broadcast on ESPN2
    • Tickets range from $25 to $65 - get yours HERE
  • Safe Halloween for Kids
    • Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids
    • October 21st from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring trick-or-treating, games, and costume contests - bring your best-decorated pumpkin for a jack-o'-lantern contest
    • Cost is $7 per trick-or-treater
    • Advance registration is encouraged, but not required - call 319-286-5566
  • A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper
    • The Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 21st at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $45 to $105 - get yours HERE
  • Wag-O-Ween
    • Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City
    • October 21st from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Benefiting Last Hope Animal Rescue
    • Featuring adoptable dogs & cats, a bounce house, a face painter, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, free beer-tasting for adults, and live music
    • Well-behaved dogs are welcome
    • Tickets are $5 for kids at $10 for adults - available at the door

Haunted Attractions:

  • Scream Acres Haunted Attraction

    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • October 19th & 20th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • 4 attractions

      • CELL BLOCK Z
      • The Cornfield
      • Carnival Chaos
      • The Slaughterhouse
    • Tickets are $20 for two attractions, $30 for four attractions, or $45 for VIP - get yours HERE
  • Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • October 19th & 20th from 8 p.m. to midnight and the 21st from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Three attractions
      • Circle of Ash
      • Frightmare Forest
      • Pandemonium
    • General admission tickets are $20 and a fast pass ticket is $35 - get yours HERE
  • Marengo Haunted Barn
    • 802 W Main St in Marengo
    • October 19th & 20th from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • They also offer a lights-on version (per request) for families with younger kids
    • Tickets are $8 per person
    • Bring a non-perishable canned good and receive a dollar off your admission
  • Nevermoor
    • 4444 1st St NE in Cedar Rapids (the old Planet X building)
    • October 19 & 20th from 6 p.m. to midnight and October 21st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Two haunted attractions (about 10-12 minutes each)
      • The Seventh Seance
      • Temple of Souls
    • There is also a 15-minute escape room experience
    • Tickets are $20 per person for the haunted attractions and an additional $10 for "The Shed"

See more HERE.

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