Halloween Haunts and Happenings 2015

posted on Monday, October 5, 2015

Haunts & Happenings 2015 | Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau
Chilly short days, leaves tumbling across the lawn and jack-o’-lanterns glowing in the windows – it just screams Halloween!

Whether you’re looking for a scary haunt or spooky fun for your family, we may have the perfect spooky celebration for you! Here are just a few of the haunts and happenings taking place in October.

Halloween Hikes October 7-9 2015, Hartman Reserve Nature Center | Cedar Falls Tourism

Halloween Hikes
October 7-9 (Update: as of 10/6/15, all dates are sold out)
“Into the Woods” is a non-scary walk through a candle-lit trail in the evening. A guide will take your family on a 30 minute walk to visit forest characters. Learn, have fun, and have some hot cocoa when you are done.
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, 319-277-2187 Registration required/advanced tickets only, Admission fee (there a few tickets left for Wednesday and Thursday)

Zombie Walk October 24, 2015 Octopus College Hill | Cedar Falls Tourism

Zombie Walk
October 24, 3:00 pm
It’s back! Registration at Octopus College Hill (2205 College Street) at 2 pm and the undead walk begins at 3:00 pm. Family-friendly event with proceeds benefitting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank!
Octopus College Hill, Cedar Falls, 319-242-7789
Admission fee of $5 and 2, non-perishable food items

Panic Park Haunted House 2015, Cedar Falls | Cedar Falls Tourism

Panic Park Haunted House
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22-24, 29-31
Rotatry Reserve, 5932 N. Union Road, Cedar Falls, 319-433-7275
Admission fee

Harris Haven Funeral Home Haunted House 2015 | Cedar Falls Tourism

Harris Haven Funeral Home
October 2, 3, 9-11, 16-18, 22-25, 29-31
3767 Lafayette Road, Evansdale, 319-242-1233
Admission fee

The Heart of Darkness Haunted House, Waterloo | Cedar Falls Tourism

The Heart of Darkness
October 2, 3, 9-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31
5111 Osage Road, Waterloo, 319-232-3779
Admission fee

Waterhawks Haunted Hayride
October 9-10, 16-18, 23-25, 30
Eagle Lake, 100 Waterhawk Road, Evansdale
Admission fee

Additional Halloween Haunts and Events:

Heartland Farms
September 13 – October 31, Tuesday – Sunday
Scarecrow’s Haunted Barn, Haunted Scarytale Cornfield, Pumpkin Playland, Punkinator, jumping pillow and farm animals.
5111 Osage Road, Waterloo, 319-232-3779
Admission fee, $8-$10, children 2 and under enter free

Spooks, Spokes & Sneakers
October 10, 10:00 am
Halloween Bike Ride & Powder Fun Run
Gateway Park, Cedar Falls, 319-235-9397
Admission/registration fee

Fall Family Fun Day
October 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM
Pumpkin painting, Halloween Mystery Boxes, activities for kids, face painting and more.
Downtown Cedar Falls, 4th and Main Streets, 319-277-0213

Strolling with the Spirits
October 17, 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Stroll down the paths of the past as actors bring residents back to life through live, historical interpretation.
Begin at Grout Museum, 503 South Street, Waterloo, 319-234-6357
Admission fee, registration required

Cedar Falls Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk
October 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Meet historic, Danish citizens of Cedar Falls and hear their unique stories of emigration, entrepreneurship, and their establishment of new homes.
Greenwood Cemetery, North College Street, Cedar Falls, 319-266-5149
$5 donation requested

Witch’s Walk
October 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ladies, shop downtown Cedar Falls for a bewitchingly good time – bewitchin good specials, 30 participating businesses, wicked prizes and witchy wear encouraged!
Downtown Cedar Falls, 319-277-0213

Kids' Halloween Party
October 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating!
Cedar Falls HyVee, 6301 University Avenue, 319-266-7535

Trick or Treat: “Monster Mash”
October 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phelps Youth Pavilion, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, 319-291-4490
Admission fee, registration required by October 27 

October 29, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Special evening storytime with spooky stories for the youngsters.
Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street, Cedar Falls, 319-273-8643

Trick or Treat Downtown
October 30, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Cedar Falls. Preschool to 6th grade children are welcome to trick or treat!
Downtown Cedar Falls, 319-277-0213

Trick or Treat at Scheels
October 31, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Scheels, 402 Viking Plaza, Cedar Falls, 319-277-3033
Free event, children ages 4-12 with an adult

Trick or Treating at College Square Mall
October 31, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Kids Crafts from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Remember to RSVP for crafts to:


Trick or Treat Downtown is Neat!
October 31, 9:00 am – noon
Family-friendly Halloween event will take place at the Waterloo Farmer’s Market. Crafts, games, free toys and candy for the kids!
RiverLoop Expo Plaza, 327 W. Park Avenue, Waterloo, 319-291-2038

Trick-or-Treating Night – City of Cedar Falls and Waterloo
October 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

We hope you have a ghoulishly good time this October!

Have any questions? Give us a call at the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau and Visitor Center at 319-268-4266 or 800-845-1955.  

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