SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — It’s the spooky season, and Siouxland has everything needed for a ‘spooktastic’ October. 

See below for events happening up until Halloween.

2021 Scare Central

  • October weekends until Halloween
  • Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to midnight and Sundays from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Two haunted houses, one location and over 10,000 square feet in the haunt.
  • View event details here.

Boji Scare

  • Every Friday and Saturday throughout October from 8-11 p.m.
  • Chilling thrills await you in the Haunted Mirror Maze, the Tormented Tipsy House, the Haunted Chamber, and the Terror on the Tracks.
  • Tickets are $12 per person
  • View event details here.

Jackson Zombie Hunt

  • Every Friday and Saturday until Halloween at Rev-Tac
  • Hunt zombies in a forrest with 100 rounds of paint, or try being a walker.
  • View event details here.

Vermillion Online Pumpin Carving Contest

  • Starts Oct. 22, ends Oct. 31
  • Post a photo of your carved pumpkin on this Facebook post
  • Winners will be announced for most creative and scariest pumpkins on November 1

Briar Cliff’s Annual Haunted Tunnels

  • Oct. 27 through 31
  • Family Friendly 6 to 7 p.m., and the haunt begins from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • 3303 Rebecca St.
  • The 2 decade old tradition of putting on a haunted walk through the tunnels that run from Heelan Hall to the Stark Student Center has returned. During the family friendly hour children of all ages can view the decorations in the tunnels with the lights on, and no actors will be performing during this time. At 7 p.m. the lights go down and the haunt begins.
  • $1 per person during the family friendly hour and for Briar Cliff students, $2 for kids 13 and under, and $3 for anyone over 13.
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SafePlace (previously known as CSADV).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland Halloween Festival

  • Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • 3650 Glen Oaks BLVD.
  • Treats, games, photobooth, and a special presentation by local law enforcement including the Sioux City Police, Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, and Sioux City Fire Rescue. Costumes encouraged.

Trick or Treat at the Tyson Events Center

  • Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free family-friendly event that will have more than 30 different businesses handing out candy.
  • Trick or treating will be a one-way route through the building starting at the Primebank Box Office.
  • View event details here.

Trunk or Treat 2021 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center 

  • Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
  • Agents will decorate their cars and wait for ghouls and goblins to Trunk-or-Treat 
  • View event details here.

Halloween Soapmaking at South Sioux City Public Library

  • Oct. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • learn to make spooky-themed soap
  • View event details here.

Hinton Reverse Trick-or-Treating

  • Oct. 29, starts at 6 p.m.
  • A ‘witch parade’ will travel through Hinton to deliver treats.

South Sioux City Public Library Halloween Party 

  • Oct. 30, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 
  • All-age Halloween party to dress in costumes and eat spooky-themed treats 
  • View event details here.

Cherokee Childrens Costume Parade 

  • Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. 
  • Sign up at the Cherokee fire station at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Citywide trick or treating Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. 
  • View events details here.

Jefferson Halloween Party, Trunk or Treat, Beer Garden 

  • Oct. 30, from 2 to 11:45 p.m. 
  • First annual Halloween party featuring pumpkin spiced beer in partnership with Ben’s Brewing 
  • View event details here.

Crescent Park United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

  • Oct. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Trunk or treating will take place in the parking lot if weather permits. In the event of inclement of weather the event will move inside to the fellowship hall.
  • View event details here.

Acme Halloween fest

  • Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Celebrate Halloween by stopping at ACME for free comics
  • View event details here.

Yankton Haunted History Tours Over Night Experience

  • Oct. 30, overnight at the Mead Cultural Education Center
  • Flashlight tour and more during this overnight stay at the museum
  • View event details here.

Halloween Roundhouse at the Railroad Museum

  • Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 31, quiet hours 10 a.m. to noon, and regular hours noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free kids games, prizes and Trick or Treating
  • View event details here.

Halloween Party at First Lutheran / Abundant New Life 

  • Oct. 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. 
  • Halloween treats and pumpkin painting. Wear a costume to worship if you’d like.  
  • View event details here.

Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes Halloween Canvas Class 

  • Oct. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
  • Paint some Halloween-themed canvases for a relaxing Halloween night.
  • View event details here.

Leeds Community Club Trunk or Treat

  • Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treating will take place at the Leeds sign, and limited spaces for vehicles are available. Contact Leeds Community Club to register.
  • View event details here.

This document will continue to be updated throughout October.

Don’t see an event listed? Email with details to have it added!

Sioux City North KOA Holiday Spooktacular Halloween event 

  • Oct. 8-10
  • Featuring a costume contest, trick or treating, hot cocoa by the fire, and a haunted house.
  • View event details here.

Trick or Treat Hike at the Sioux County Conservation Board/Oak Grove Park

  • Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Children 8 and under are invited to walk in their costumes on the trails and trick or treat at the campsites.
  • View event details here.

Halloween Hike by the Cherokee County Conservation Board

  • Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Start by trick-or-treating in the park then head to the barn for pumpkin decorating and fall-themed games.
  • View event details here.

Hinton Halloween at Hillview Recreation Area

  • Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Annual Fall Festival and Trick or Treat event
  • For more information call Diana at (712) 947-4270

South Sioux City Public Library Halloween Pumpkin Carving at the Southern Hills Mall

Oct. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. 

View event details here.

Fall Fest at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

  • Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Trunk-or-treating, costume parade, Family Yard games, photo booth and a pumpkin patch during this free community event.
  • View event details here.

Boo & Brew at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Oct. 15, from 5-8 p.m.
  • Family-friendly event with food, drinks, live music, and more. Register Online.
  • View event details here.

iHeart Media’s Spooktacular Costume Contest

  • Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.
  • Held in the center court of the mall during the Boo & Brew event.
  • View event details here.

Hallowfest at Ponca State Park

  • Oct. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 23rd annual Hallowfest will feature crafts, pumpkin roll, pet costume parade and contest, haunted drive, and more.
  • Call Ponca state park to reserve your spot
  • View event details here.

Spooky Movie Night at Camp High Hopes 

  • Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Watch a spooky movie on a blanket and enjoy some food.  
  • View event details here.

South Sioux City Public Library Halloween Doll Head Planters 

  • Oct. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. 
  • Plant pots made from doll heads 
  • View event details here.

Heartland Trunk or Treat at Heartland Counseling Services 

  • Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. 
  • Fun, food, friends, and Free.  
  • View event details here.

DIY Bleached Halloween Shirt at the Sargeant Bluff Community Center

  • Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.
  • diy crafts, $8 per person
  • email by Oct. 19 to RSVP
  • View event details here.

Yankton Haunted History Tours

  • Oct. 22-23 from 6 to 8 p.m. ath the Mead Cultural Education Center
  • Learn about real history of Yankton with an unsettling feel to it.
  • View event details here.

Boo-tacular Bash by the Miracle League of Sioux City

  • Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CNOS Field
  • Dancing, trick or treating, and a selfie station.
  • View event details here.

Spooky 2fer at Poppin’ Bottles n Brushes’ 

  • Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Grab a friend and paint some Halloween artwork 
  • View event details here.

Pumpkin Painting

  • Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kids can paint a pumpkin and take it home.
  • View event details here.

Sioux City Parks and Recreation Haunted Hike at Bacon Creek 

  • Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. 
  • View event details here.
  • *This event has sold out.*

Bummers Trunk or Treat at the Midwest Welding Academy 

  • Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Kids get candy and there will be a few prizes and a prize for the best-decorated car. 
  • View event details here.

Silverstar’s Haunted Car Wash

  • Oct. 27 through 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • 2519 Correctionville Road
  • A car wash to benefit Feeding Iowa where drivers can come through for spooky experience.
  • Free for members, $18 for non-members
  • Canned food donations welcome.