It's hard to believe, but we're almost halfway through the month of October! Here are some of the big fall events going on here in Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • October 12th & 13th from 8 p.m. to midnight
    • Three attractions
      • Circle of Ash
      • Frightmare Forest
      • Pandemonium
    • General admission tickets are $20 and a fast pass ticket is $35 - get yours HERE
  • Scream Acres Haunted Attraction
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • October 12th & 13th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • 4 attractions
      • CELL BLOCK Z
      • The Cornfield
      • Carnival Chaos
      • The Slaughterhouse
    • Tickets are $20 for two attractions, $30 for four attractions, or $45 for VIP - get yours HERE
  • Playtime Poppy: The Incredible Adventures of Captain Spoon, the Forgetful Pirate
    • Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids
    • October 12th at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and October 13th at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
    • See the audience guide HERE
    • Tickets are $5 per person
  • The Addams Family
    • Old Creamery Theatre in Amana
    • October 12th & 13th at 7:30 p.m. and October 14th at 2 p.m.
    • "After each Saturday night performance of The Addams Family, join us for a 'Monster Bash' in the courtyard with the cast!"
    • Tickets are $31.50 for adults and $19.50 for students - get yours HERE
  • NewBo Fall Fridays
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • October 12th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Family Trivia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Pub Trivia from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Event is free
  • Jeremy Piven
    • Penguin's Comedy Club in Cedar Rapids
    • October 12th at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    • 21+ event with a two-drink minimum
    • 7:30 show is SOLD OUT
    • Tickets for the 10 p.m. show are $37 at the door and $35 in advance - get yours HERE
  • Oktoberfest PartyZeit
    • Granite City in Cedar Rapids
    • October 13th from 12 p.m. to midnight
    • The first 100 guests get a free Oktoberfest mug
    • Featuring German food & beer, games, music, & prizes
    • Benefiting Dogs Forever from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2018
    • Main Street in Mount Vernon
    • October 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "The event features 25 four-person teams competing for cash prizes totaling $450 and bragging rights"
    • Biodegradable sample chili cups are available for $1 each, or you can purchase a 25-sample punch card for $20
    • Admission is free
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • October 13th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Sioux City Musketeers
    • The first 2,000 fans will receive a free magnetic schedule
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 13 at 7 p.m.
    • feat. Marshall Tucker Band
    • Tickets range from $26.50 to $272 - get yours HERE
  • Alabama: The Hits Tour
    • TaxSlayer Center in Moline
    • October 13th at 8 p.m.
    • feat. Terri Clark
    • Tickets range from $49.50 to $125 - get yours HERE
  • Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 13th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $16 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • An Evening with Fleetwood Mac
    • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
    • October 14th at 8 p.m. - doors at 6:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $69.50 to $229.50 - get yours HERE
  • Ole Runs for Office: A Musical Within a Comedy
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 14th at 5 p.m.
    • Tickets are $28 - get yours HERE
  • Pin Up & Pay It Forward
    • Aces & Eights Saloon in Cedar Rapids
    • October 14th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Proceeds will be donated to the National Foundation for Missing Persons in honor of Mollie Tibbets
    • Featuring a self-defense specialist/demonstrations, dollar karaoke, games for kids, a raffle, a silent auction, and a bake sale
    • All are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume or pin-up attire

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