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Family Halloween

Visitors at Family Halloween


Thursday, October 19
Sunday, October 22

October 19-22, 26-29, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Horse-drawn wagon rides, storytellers, trick-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, and games delight all ages during this non-scary family event. On October 20, enjoy “spooky” stories with IPTV’s Dan Wardell from 6:30-8:30pm in the Visitor Center!

Enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks at our Snack Shop. Black Silo Roasting will also offer coffee for sale each night.



Due to anticipated thunderstorms this evening, Family Halloween at Living History Farms will be cancelled for tonight, Saturday, October 21. The safety of all of our guests, volunteers, and staff is treated with the highest importance and we want to ensure that everyone in attendance receives the same great quality experience each night of the event. We will resume Family Halloween tomorrow, Sunday, October 22 and next weekend Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29.


Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!


Supporting Sponsor – Bob Brown Chevrolet

Event Partners – Black Silo Roasting, Delta Dental of Iowa, Hovick Family Farm Petting Zoo, Just Paws

Media Partner – WHOTV


Ticket Info

Save money and avoid long lines – get your tickets in advance online. Tickets go on sale September 27 at 10am and will be available through October 18 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Last ticket sold at 8pm each night.

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.


Purchase Tickets for Family Halloween



Adults Children Member Adults Member Children
Advanced Tickets $6.25 $6.00 $5.00 $4.50
Tickets at the Door $7.00 $6.50 $6.50 $5.50



Help Living History Farms offer a fun, safe Halloween for our community the nights of October 19-22 and 26-29. Most shifts are 5-8:30pm. Help with greeting or assisting visitors, directing cars, helping with games and more. Visit the link below for positions and to sign up.

Sign up to volunteer at Family Halloween October 19-22, 26-29, 2017