Family Fun

Can't Miss Fall Fun in the Cedar Valley


posted on Friday, September 7, 2018

The weather has started to cool, the days are getting shorter, so that must mean fall is around the corner. The Cedar Valley offers many fall activities. See the list of scary and not-so-scary events below. 

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Fall Festivals & Family Fun

Journey to one or all of these fall-themed events.

September 21-October 31: Punkin Playland | Heartland Farms, 5111 Osage Rd, Waterloo

September 21-22: Waverly Oktoberfest | Various locations, Waverly

September 22-23: Fall Harvest Festival | Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, 1927 E Orange Rd, Waterloo

October 3-5: Halloween Hikes | Hartman Reserve, 657 Reserve Dr, Cedar Falls

October 7: Fall Festival | Fox Ridge Winery, 1465 L Ave, Traer

October 13: Fall Family Fun Day | Downtown Cedar Falls

October 27: The Core’s Halloween Comic Fest | 1926 Valley Park Dr, Cedar Falls

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Haunted Fun

Enjoy a good scare? Check out these local haunted locations.

September 28-October 31 | The Heart of Darkness Haunted Complex, 5111 Osage Rd, Waterloo

September 29-October 31 | Harris Haven Funeral Home, 3767 Lafayette Rd, Evansdale

October 5-31 | Panic Park Haunted House, Rotary Reserve Lodge, 5932 N Union Rd, Cedar Falls

October 6-27 | Haunted Hayrides, Eagle Lake, 100 Waterhawk Rd, Evansdale

October 5-27 | Zombie Shoot, KW Paintball, 1734 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo


Fall isn’t complete without trick-or-treating. Check out all the places you can go And don’t forget citywide trick-or-treating!

October 24: Trick, Treat, and Museum Minion Madness | Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo

October 27: Trick-or-Treat Downtown is Neat | Downtown Waterloo

October 27: Trick-or-Treat at the Cedar Falls Farmers Market | Overman Park, 316 W 3rd St, Cedar Falls

October 31: Trick-or-Treat Downtown | Downtown Cedar Falls

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Other Fall-Themed Fun

From cemetery walks and symphony concerts – more to love about fall in the Cedar Valley.

October 21: Cemetery Walk | Greenwood Cemetery, 404 N College St, Cedar Falls

October 27: Strolling with the Spirits | Snowden House, 306 Washington St, Waterloo

November 3: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert | Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St, Cedar Falls

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: Grout Museum District, Experience Waterloo

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