2018 Cedar Valley Halloween Fun


posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018

October means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you enjoy the scare of a good haunted house or just want to enjoy trick-or-treating with the family, the Cedar Valley has several events to fit your needs. 

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Haunted and Not-So-Scary Activities

Halloween fun in the Cedar Valley has something for everyone.

Halloween Family Fun
Heartland Farms
511 Osage Rd, Waterloo
Open daily thru October 31 | 10am-7pm
Family fun including a giant jumping pillow, scarecrow’s haunted barn, haunted scarytale cornfield, The Punkinator, hayrides, farm animals and more.

Halloween House
UNI Campus, McCollum Science Hall, 1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls
October 26 | 4:30-7:30pm
Enjoy Halloween-themed science demonstrations and supervised hands-on activities. Costumes welcome! Activities are intended for elementary age children but can be enjoyed by children of all ages. 

Harris Haven Funeral Home
3767 Lafayette Rd, Evansdale
Thru October 31 | Fri-Sat 7pm-?; Wed & Sun 7-10pm
Ravenhurst Manor welcomes you. Enter if you dare! See website for exact dates.

Haunted Hayrides
Eagle Lake, 100 Waterhawk Rd, Evansdale
October 6-27 | Fri-Sat Dark-11pm; Sun Dark-9pm
This year’s theme is Carnevil! The crazy clowns at Eagle Lake are filling the woods. Ride at your own risk…no one’s going to save you! See website for exact dates.

Heart of Darkness Haunted Complex
5111 Osage Rd, Waterloo
Thru October 31 | Wed-Thurs 7-10pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-Midnight; 31st 7pm-?
13 separately themed areas. Theatre of Fear, Fog Maze, JD Red Dragon Student Wednesdays, Black Out Thursdays, and Ultimate Horror Friday and Saturday.

Panic Park Haunted House
Rotary Reserve, 5932 N Union Rd, Cedar Falls
October 5-31 | Thurs 7-10pm; Fri-Sat 7-11pm
Want to have some Halloween fun while helping Black Hawk County Parks? Then come to see them, if you’re not too scared!

The Core’s Halloween Comic Fest
1926 Valley Park Dr, Cedar Falls
October 27 | 10am-4pm
Suitable for all ages. Receive one free comic book, get your photo taken with The Core’s cast of characters, and join the costume contest that begins at 1pm.

Zombie Shoot
KW Paintball, 1734 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo
October 5-27 | Fri-Sat 7-11pm
Where the undead resides and the humans try to survive!

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Trick-or-Treating Fun

If you have kids, Halloween isn’t complete without some trick-or-treat fun. Below is a list of places where your little ghost or goblins can fill up on treats.

Trick, Treat, and Museum Minion Madness
Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo
October 24 | 5-8pm
Celebrate in style by searching for museum minions! Reservations required. Costumes welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Trick or Treat at Scheels
Scheels, 402 Viking Rd, Cedar Falls
October 27 | 9-11am
Come dressed up in your best costume and join them for some Halloween fun. 

Trick-or-Treat Downtown is Neat
Downtown Waterloo
October 27 | 10am-Noon
Main Street Waterloo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event. Kids can collect treats from participating businesses. And don’t forget to stop by the Black’s Building for a kids Haunted House.

Trick-or-Treat at the Cedar Falls Farmers Market
Overman Park, 316 W 3rd St, Cedar Falls
October 27 | 8:30am-Noon
Kids can collect treats while mom and dad buy local produce and fall fun décor.

Trick-or-Treat in the District
Downtown Cedar Falls
October 31 | 3:30-5pm
Downtown merchants will be set up outside their stores, ready to hand out candy and see all the awesome costumes!

City-Wide Trick-or-Treat Times

Waverly | October 29 | 5:30-8pm
Waterloo | October 31 | 6-8pm
Cedar Falls | October 31 | 6-8pm

For a full listing of events taking place in the Cedar Valley, check out our events calendar. Plus, share your fall photos with us or tag them with the hashtag #ExperienceWaterloo. You can find Experience Waterloo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Photo Credit: Erin Bishop, Experience Waterloo

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