Center Grove Orchard

Through Nov. 5/CAMBRIDGE – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Stuffed with things to do while you stuff yourself with things to eat.   Over 25 different attractions and activities including testing your sense of direction in the corn maze, bounce around on the giant jumping pillows, or even bottle feed a baby goat. Equipped with nine different food stands with apple and pumpkin treats along with kettle corn, fall preserves, donuts and farmhouse pies. See the Sunflower Meadow through Oct. consisting of seven acres featuring multiple varieties of sunflowers.  Pick your on apples at the orchard. Pick your perfect pumpkin in the 25-acre patch or simply find your at the country Store.

Waverly Oktoberfest

Oct. 6-7/WAVERLY – German Heritage, Iowa brews, family fun and more at Kohlmann Park. Featuring live music, food and beverage garden including Iowa craft beers, fun and games for youth and adults alike.

Tickets are available at the gate for $10 adults, good for the full weekend. Teens are $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Open hours are 4-11:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Other activities include dance lessons, a family fun zone with inflatables, teen zone laser tag and gravity bin basketball, and keg toss competition. Fireworks will be prented over the Cedar River at 8 p.m. Don’t miss the Hammerschlagen contest and cornhose tournament taking place Saturday afternoon. For a complete schedule, visit


Sleepy Hollow Scream Park

Oct. 6-31/DES MOINES – Do you  have what it takes to ride with the horseman? Open weekends and full of terror. More than 10 attractions and two new haunts, this is Iowa’s best value for Halloween entertainment. Visit the Castle of Blood, terrifying Chaos, bizarre Freakshow, and the morbid Nightmare Funeral Home. Find your favorite characters in Blazing Jack-O-Lanters. Take your picture with Krampus and his snarky elves. Wander through the Village of the Damned while keeping an out for the roaming clowns. Find a snack or quench your taste in the food zone. And end your night trying to survive The Island of Dr. Demonic. Purchase tickets online to receive free parking. Most nights sell out, so buy your ticket early. VIP (front of the line access available) Gates open at 7 p.m.. Admission ends at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights to allow guests to finish by midnight. Admission ends at 9 p.m. on Sundays so guests may finish by 10 p.m..


“Tragedy on the Farm”: Murder Mystery!

Oct. 14/DAKOTA CITY – 6-8 p.m. at the Millhouse and Historic Hardy Church, Humboldt County Historical Museum To start off the spooky season, mischief is a foot again at the Mill Farm House! Someone is dead and the suspect is the room. Was it the maid? Or was it the wife? Register to find out and solve the crime of the century! Tickets are $10 and are now on sale. Attire is 19th century costume or business casual. However, please wear comfortable shoes as the Murder Mystery will be covering buildings outside! This event is for ages 15 and older. For more information, please see the event listing under “Events” on our website,

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