It's another VERY busy weekend here in Eastern Iowa and beyond! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • October 5th, 6th, & 7th
    • Official Keg Tapping Ceremony
      • October 5th at 2 p.m. in the Festhalle Barn
    • Parade
      • October 6th at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring games, contests, kids' activities, live music, sampling, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is $10 for a one-day pass or $15 for a two-day pass - Sunday is FREE
  • My Fair Lady
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th & 6th at 7:30 p.m. and October 7th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $22 to $42 - get yours HERE
  • The Magic of Bill Blagg
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $25 to $30 - get yours HERE
  • Newsboys United
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $25 to $100 - get yours HERE
  • Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • October 5th & 6th from 8 p.m. to midnight
    • Three attractions
      • Circle of Ash
      • Frightmare Forest
      • Pandemonium
    • General admission tickets are $20 and a fast pass ticket is $35 - get yours HERE
  • Scream Acres Haunted Attraction
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • October 5th & 6th 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
  • Ottumwa Oktoberfest
    • Jimmy Jones Shelter at Ottumwa Park
    • October 5th & 6th from 11 a.m. to midnight
    • Parades
      • Kiddie Parade
        • Church Street
        • October 5th at 6 p.m.
      • Oktoberfest Parade
        • Downtown Ottumwa
        • October 6th at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring live music, a bags tournament, a car show, a drum line competition, a bike night, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • Pumpkinfest 2018
    • Main Street in Anamosa
    • October 6th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off
      • Lawrence Community Center
      • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Awards at noon
    • Parade at 2:15 p.m.
    • Featuring craft vendors, food, a 5k, games, tournaments, raffles, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Festival admission is free
  • Annual Fall Festival
    • Colony Pumpkin Patch in North Liberty
    • October 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring a bounce house, food trucks, hayrack rides, a chainsaw carver, games, vendors, music, and more
  • Harvest Fest
    • Old MacDonald's Farm at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids
    • October 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Last event before closing for the season
    • Featuring hayrack rides, a bounce house, a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course, face painting (for a fee), entertainment, a vendor fair, and more
    • Admission is free
  • Comedian Ron White
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 6th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $45 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Adventureland Oktoberfest
    • Held at Adventureland in Altoona on October 6th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Must be 21+
    • Featuring 10 stages with live entertainment, food, games, rides, contests, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Tickets are $40 (includes a can of Sam Adam's Octoberfest and parking) - get yours HERE
  • 2018 Burlington Noon Lions Oktoberfest
    • Community Field in Burlington
    • October 6th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring live German music, homemade German food, Oktoberfest beers, a Stein Hoist competition, polka dancing and more
    • Tickets are $8 - get yours HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Food Truck Fest
    • Benz Beverage Depot
    • October 6th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring 19+ food trucks
    • General admission is $5 (benefits Meals on Wheels)
    • VIP tickets are $35 to $85 - get yours HERE
  • Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer
    • Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 7th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Includes a 5K run, 5K walk, and a family fun walk
    • Route ends in the NewBo district
    • "A party at the finish line includes live music, free kids' activities, team photo opportunities, mascots, and a pancake breakfast"
    • Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 15 and under - get registered HERE
  • Pink Power Party
    • 319 Motors in Cedar Rapids
    • October 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Benefiting Especially For You
    • Featuring food vendors, beverages, live music, bounce houses, a silent auction, and more
  • Hot Rods & Harleys - Car, Truck, Bike & Hot Rod Show
    • Main Street Square in Hopkinton
    • October 7th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • 7 a.m. to 11 a.m vehicle registration
      • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. show
      • 3 p.m. awards
    • Featuring live music, vendors, food, door prizes, raffles, and more
    • Admission is free to the public

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