Family Halloween

Family at Halloween eventOctober 17-20 and October 24-27, 2019

Take part in a 32-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Try your hand at pumpkin bowling, witch broom races, and a scarecrow relay. Enter photos of you, your family, or your dog dressed up at the Farms into our new costume contest and you could win a prize! Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Save money when you get your tickets in advance online.


superheroes and kids at Family HalloweenTheme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm: School Spirit Night – Dress up in your school colors or as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot! Come take a photo with a Cy on Iowa State University night, or come meet Herky on University of Iowa night!
  • Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog and take home a canine caricature.
  • Saturdays, 3:30-8:30pm: Fairytales and Superheroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays, 5:30-8:30pm: 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.

princess and girl at Living History FarmsTickets

Save money and avoid long lines – get your tickets in advance online. Advanced tickets go on sale September 24 at 10am and will be available online through October 16 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door; bring cash for faster entry, last ticket sold at 8pm each night. Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Adults (13+) Children (2-12) Member Adults (13+) Member Children (2-12)
Spook-on Tickets
Available Sep. 24 (10am) – Sep. 26 (noon)
$4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50
Advanced Tickets
Available Sep. 26 (10am) – Oct. 16 (noon)
$6.50 $6.00 $5.25 $4.75
Tickets at the Door
Available Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27
$7.25 $6.50 $6.00 $5.50