All things fall and Halloween in CB

This list will be continuously updated until October 31, 2019.

It’s officially autumn, and to celebrate we’ve made a list of all of the Halloween and fall events occurring this year in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County along with a list of area pumpkin patches!

Grab a pumpkin spice treat of your choice and let’s get celebrating!

Pumpkin Patches:

Photo: Pumpkin Hill Farms

Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
Season: Weekend of September 28 – October 31 (weather permitting)
Admission: Free entry | Fees for activities
Tuesday-Saturday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

With 10 acres of pumpkins to peruse, you can choose from several pumpkin types along with mini gourds and white squash. Guests can take a hayrack ride to the pumpkins or walk/drive up to the patch. Other activities include apple picking, kids activities like bumper balls and a bounce house, and a corn maze. Food and drinks are available from their store and café.

Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
Season: September 28 – October 31
Admission: $6
Wednesday & Thursday | 5-9 p.m.
Friday | 5-10 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday | 12-7 p.m.

Pioneer Trail’s admission fee includes a hayrack ride to the pumpkin fields along with haunted events, a corn maze, and more.  Food and drinks are available at their winery and grill, Apple Jacks at the Patch.

Pumpkin Hill Farms
Season: September 20 – November 2
$6-8 and children two and under are free — see their website for full details
Thursdays | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fridays | 5-8 p.m.
Weekends | 12-6 p.m.

The county’s newest pumpkin patch, Pumpkin Hill guests can enjoy a bounce house, playgrounds, a zip line ($1 per ride), and animals like mini goats, mini donkeys, and ducks. Food and drinks are available.

Welch’s Pumpkin Patch
Season: September 2 – October 31
Admission: Free
Monday-Friday | 4-7 p.m.
Weekends | 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Welch’s is a small, family-owned pumpkin patch that sells a variety of pumpkins. Kids are welcome to run around the spacious patch and there are activities for young children.

Haunted Houses:

Madness Haunted House
Season: September 13 – November 1
Admission: $7-$20
Tuesday-Thursday | 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday | 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Halloween | 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Their hours and schedule vary the week of Halloween. Visit their website calendar for full details. 

Not-So-Haunting Family-Friendly Halloween Events:

Photo: 100 Block Trick or Treat

Halloween Event
Bass Pro Shops
Oct 19-20 and 25-31 | See events for times

100 Block Trick or Treat
The 100 Block
Oct 28 | 4:30-6 p.m.

Trick or Treat
Primrose Retirement Community
Oct 28 | 6-7 p.m.

Trunk or Treat
Salem United Methodist Church - Manna Campus
Oct 29 | 6-8 p.m.

Trunk and Treat
Lighthouse Temple
Oct 30 | 6-8 p.m.

Shine Fest Free Carnival
Twin Cities Christian Church
Oct 30 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Halloween Quartermania Bowling
Oct 30 & 31 | 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Trick or Treat on Main Street
Avoca Public Library & Avoca Main Street
Oct 31 | 4-6 p.m.

Full Fledged Family Fun Halloween
Full Fledged Brewing Co. 
Oct 31 | 4-8 p.m.

Day of the Dead Celebrations:

Day of the Dead Tequila Tasting*
Reception Hall at Walnut Hill Cemetery
Nov 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Donation of $20
*This event is for adults only.

Monster Mashes (Adult Halloween Celebrations & Activities):

Succulent and Seltzers - Spooky Succulent Gardens
The Spillway
Oct 30 | 6-8 p.m.

Bewitched Art Show | Opening Night Halloween Celebration
Harvester Artist Lofts
Oct 31 | 6-10 p.m.

The Straight Up Spooky:

Flashlight Tours
Squirrel Cage Jail
Oct 1, 24, 25, 26, and 31 | See events for times
See events for ticket price ($9 - $20)

Halloween Eve Candlelight Tours - Sold Out
Historic General Dodge House
Oct 30 | 7 p.m.

If you have a fall event in Council Bluffs or Pottawattamie County that you’d like added to this list, please submit the event details with our online form. Submitted events will also be added to our calendar and our weekly newsletter.

Event details are subject to change. Please contact the venues to confirm details as needed.


Header photo: Welch’s Pumpkin Patch

This post was originally published on September 24, 2019 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.