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Visit Council Bluffs for Halloween Fun!
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Visit Council Bluffs for Halloween Fun!

Halloween is coming up quick! Enjoy this spooky season by visiting Council Bluffs, home of the rumored-to-be haunted Squirrel Cage Jail. We also have family—and even dog—friendly events for those who are more into candy than scares! Check out the list below and visit for a fully updated list up until Halloween.  Oct 31 - Official Council Bluffs Trick or Treat Night Halloween Scares

Oct 13, Oct 26, Oct 27 – Squirrel Cage Jail Flashlight Tours $7 pre-sale | $10 at the door

Halloween for Families

Oct 13 - Arrowhead Park Chili Fest $3 vehicle day pass fee


Oct 19-20 - 1st Annual Flamin’ Pumpkin Fest $10-$40 ticket packages available


Oct 20 - Fall Festival at Hitchcock Nature Center $3 vehicle day pass


Oct 20 - Spooky Forest Fun Run $20-$25 registration fee Note: Parental discretion is advised for small children who may be afraid of the dark.


Oct 26 - Frankenstein Film Festival Free Note: These films are not rated. Parental discretion is advised. Parents can also visit the Council Bluffs Public Library calendar for more Halloween events!


Oct 27 - Trick or Treat the Union Pacific Railroad Museum Free


Oct 28 - Community Wide Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival Free


Oct 29 - Touch A Truck and Trick or Treat Free family activities. Dinner not included.


Oct 29 - Trick or Treat on the 100 Block Free

Halloween Treats For Man’s Best Friend

Oct 24 - Dining with Pups & Friends Costume Contest $5 per dog for contest entry


Oct 27 - Halloween Howl Fun Run $20-$25 registration fee


Halloween Parties

Oct 26 - Murder Mystery: Murder at Skull Manor $25


Please visit our online calendar for more events based in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter for regular event updates.

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


Image credit: Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau

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