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.
Halloween fun in the Cedar Valley has something for everyone.
Halloween Family FunHeartland Farms511 Osage Rd, WaterlooOpen daily thru October 31 | 10am-7pmFamily fun including a giant jumping pillow, scarecrow’s haunted barn, haunted scarytale cornfield, The Punkinator, hayrides, farm animals and more.
Halloween HouseUNI Campus, McCollum Science Hall, 1227 W 27th St, Cedar FallsOctober 26 | 4:30-7:30pmEnjoy 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 Home3767 Lafayette Rd, EvansdaleThru October 31 | Fri-Sat 7pm-?; Wed & Sun 7-10pmRavenhurst Manor welcomes you. Enter if you dare! See website for exact dates.
Haunted HayridesEagle Lake, 100 Waterhawk Rd, EvansdaleOctober 6-27 | Fri-Sat Dark-11pm; Sun Dark-9pmThis 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 Complex5111 Osage Rd, WaterlooThru 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 HouseRotary Reserve, 5932 N Union Rd, Cedar FallsOctober 5-31 | Thurs 7-10pm; Fri-Sat 7-11pmWant 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 Fest1926 Valley Park Dr, Cedar FallsOctober 27 | 10am-4pmSuitable 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 ShootKW Paintball, 1734 W Airline Hwy, WaterlooOctober 5-27 | Fri-Sat 7-11pmWhere the undead resides and the humans try to survive!
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 MadnessPhelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial St, WaterlooOctober 24 | 5-8pmCelebrate in style by searching for museum minions! Reservations required. Costumes welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Trick or Treat at ScheelsScheels, 402 Viking Rd, Cedar FallsOctober 27 | 9-11amCome dressed up in your best costume and join them for some Halloween fun.
Trick-or-Treat Downtown is NeatDowntown WaterlooOctober 27 | 10am-NoonMain 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 MarketOverman Park, 316 W 3rd St, Cedar FallsOctober 27 | 8:30am-NoonKids can collect treats while mom and dad buy local produce and fall fun décor.
Trick-or-Treat in the DistrictDowntown Cedar FallsOctober 31 | 3:30-5pmDowntown merchants will be set up outside their stores, ready to hand out candy and see all the awesome costumes!
Waverly | October 29 | 5:30-8pmWaterloo | October 31 | 6-8pmCedar 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.
- By Annette Freeseman, Experience WaterlooPhoto credit: Experience Waterloo and Erin Bishop