The month of October is here and there is SO MUCH GOING ON. Here are some of the fun activities on the schedule here in Eastern Iowa this month!

What Cheer Flea Market

  • Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer
  • Friday, October 1st to Sunday, October 3rd
  • Admission is $3 on Friday & Saturday and free on Sunday

Frightening Fridays

  • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids (outdoors)
  • Dates/Movies
    • Friday, October 1st - Scooby Doo
    • Friday, October 8th - Goosebumps
    • Friday, October 15th - The Addams Family
    • Friday, October 22nd - Halloweentown
    • Saturday, October 23rd - The Poltergeist
    • Friday, October 29th - Hocus Pocus
  • Movies begin at sundown
  • Admission is free

Flashlight Corn Maze/Pumpkin Harvest

  • Colony Pumpkin Patch in North Liberty
  • Flashlight Corn Maze
    • Fridays & Saturdays in October from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Harvest
    • Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Purchase tickets online HERE

Harvest Festival

  • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
  • Thursdays through Sundays in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring pumpkin patches, corn mazes, the Corn Palace, food, farm animals, a jumping pillow, hayrack rides, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Fall Festival

  • Bass Farms in Mount Vernon
  • Saturdays & Sundays in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring pumpkins, outdoor games, hayrack rides, bouncy houses, mini-golf, a corn maze, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction

  • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October from 8 p.m. to midnight
  • Featuring three different attractions, food trucks, entertainment, and laser/archery tag
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Oktoberfest

  • Amana Colonies
  • Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd
  • Featuring German games, live music, food, beer, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa City Pride Festival

  • Downtown Iowa City
  • Friday, October 1st & Saturday, October 2nd
  • Featuring drag shows, live entertainment, a march, a vendor fair, and more

Pumpkinfest

  • Main Street in Anamosa
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring a giant pumpkin weigh-off, food & craft vendors, games, a chili cook-off, a parade, a car show, and more

Northside Oktoberfest

  • Northside Neighborhood in Iowa City
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Featuring a new outdoor Bier Hall, food, drinks, live entertainment, games, contests, and more

SodaFest

  • Pagliai's Parking Lot in Iowa City
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Featuring fall activities, games, crafts, soda tasting, balloon animals, and more
  • Tickets are $5

Scream Acres

  • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
  • October 2nd, 9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, & 29th-30th
  • Featuring three indoor haunts, a haunted cornfield, entertainment, and a beer garden
  • Purchase tickets HERE

NewBo Oktoberfest

  • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring giant yard games, traditional Oktoberfest games, live music, food, and beer
  • Event is free and family-friendly

Wine with the Witch

  • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Featuring food, wine, entertainment, and access to Scream Acres
  • 21+ only
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 2nd from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Crunch Berry Run

  • Downtown 2nd Ave Bridge in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 2nd at 9 a.m.
  • "You will be covered in environmentally-friendly colored powder as you run or walk the route! The party continues after crossing the finish line on the 2nd Ave Bridge until 11:00 AM with crunch berries, music, family-friendly activities, and of course more color!"
  • Get registered HERE

Cats

  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Friends! the Musical Parody

  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Wednesday, October 6th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Beers in the Barnyard

  • Old Macdonald's Farm at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday, October 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Featuring live music, food, wine/beer, games, a silent auction, and more
  • Purchase tickets online HERE

Harvest Market

  • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Featuring fall decor, produce, crafts, and gifts

Gary Allan Concert

  • Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 9th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Bert Kreischer (Comedy Show)

  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Wednesday, October 13th at 7 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 14th at 7 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 14th at 9:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Toby Keith Concert

  • Xtream Arena in Coralville
  • Thursday, October 14th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guest Matt Stell
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Whitney Cummings (Comedy Show)

  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside
  • Thursday, October 14th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Mega Monster Trucks

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, October 15th at 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 16th at 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 16th at 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 17th at 2 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Harvest Festival

  • Fross Park in Center Point
  • Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Featuring trunk-or-treat, games, snacks, prizes, and more

Taylor Tomlinson (Comedy Show)

  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 16th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Wickiup Fall Fest

  • Wickiup Hill Learning Center in Toddville
  • Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Featuring a trick or treat hike, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, creepy critters, and more
  • Get registered HERE

Outdoor Movie Night

  • Bass Farms in Mount Vernon
  • Saturday, October 16th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - movies begins at dusk
  • Movie is Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Featuring games, food, and beverages
  • Admission is $5 per person - 2 and under are free

Stone Temple Pilots Concert

  • Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids
  • Wednesday, October 20th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Day of the Dead Halloween Bash

  •  Olympic South Side Theater in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 23rd from 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Featuring live music from The Mixtape, costume contests, and more
  • Proceeds benefit Salute to the Fallen
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Trunk or Treat

  • Palo Community Center parking lot
  • Sunday, October 24th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Featuring a contest for best costume & best decorated trunk, hayrack rides, and games

Halloween Carnival/Halloween Movie

  • Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp in Iowa City
  • Friday, October 29th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Carnival games, spooky experiments, prizes, and more
    • Register HERE
  • Friday, October 29th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Movie is Hocus Pocus (1993)
    • Register HERE

Boo ‘n Brew

  • Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, October 29th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Featuring live music, hayrack rides, face painting, yard games, truck-or-treat, and more
  • Event is free - register HERE

Halloween Bar Crawl

  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 30th from 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Stops
    • Bricks
    • Fat Wally's
    • Hazzard County
    • Iowa Brewing Company
    • Jimmy Z's
    • Pub 217
  • Featuring drink specials, a $1,000 costume contest, a custom badge/lanyard, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Haunted Halloween Ball

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 30th from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Featuring live music from the Pork Tornadoes and the Schmidt Brothers, costume contests, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party

  • Courtyard by Marriott in Iowa City
  • Saturday, October 30th from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Featuring a costume contest, dancing, performers, a trick or treat station and more
  • 50% of proceeds benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Ghostbusters in Concert: Film with Live Orchestra

  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

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