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Halloweenapalooza 2018 in Ottumwa
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Halloweenapalooza 2018 in Ottumwa


It’s time to get spooky! Halloweenapalooza is Iowa’s only horror film showcase created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. The annual film festival takes place each October in Ottumwa and features vendors, costume contests, live music, a Zombie Walk and much more. This year will feature several amazing celebrity guests, including Nany Kyes from Halloween 1, 2 and 3, The Fog, and the Twilight Zone, as well as Kathleen Kinmont from Halloween 4, Bride of the Re-Animator, Renegade, and Baywatch.

Currently, in its 9th year, Halloweenapalooza has become known for providing entertainment through its spooky, exciting, and unique events. Not only are out of towners enthusiastically boosting the local economy, but locals are able to spotlight their talents, arts, and business by becoming a vendor at Halloweenapalooza.

Each year gets better and better! Join Iowa Paranormal for a ghost hunt at the old elementary school in Bloomfield. A fun after -party will be held at Pallister Brothers Brewing, and the film festival and feature presentations will be happening both days. You can also sign up to compete in the cake decorating contest and the pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win! Not only that, Award-winning Scotty Potty of The Rubber Monkey Tattoo and Axton Upton & John-boy Metcalf from Lost Boys Tattoo & Piercing Studio will be bringing the pain all day. It will be first-come-first-inked, so get there early! Continue the fun by being amazed by a magician, watching a live special effects make-up demonstration, and testing your knowledge in trivia.

Celebrities will be in attendance throughout the day for Q and A sessions and signing autographs. Halloweenapalooza is appropriately held at the historic and haunted Hotel Ottumwa to further enhance your horror film experience. VIP tickets, general admission tickets, and overnight hotel packages are now open with early bird specials. More information">can be found here. 

DISCOUNT HOTEL ROOMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE! Call the Hotel Ottumwa at (641) 682-8051 and mention Halloweenapalooza to reserve your room for a hotel package rate of only $99.95!! Add a 2nd night for only $60!!

*By reserving a hotel room, your package also includes: 2 weekend passes to Halloweenapalooza, Goodie Bag, hot made-to-order breakfast in the Second Street Cafe, and 2 Rocky Horror Picture Show "Survival Kits".

Keep an eye out for updates here.

Image credit: Halloweenapalooza 2018

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    What a spooktacular event! Thanks for filling us in!
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