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Halloween in Sioux City & Siouxland

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Siouxland rocks at Halloween. We've got everything from kid-friendly trunk-or-treat events and craft projects to a possibly-haunted former asylum that will terrify even teens. And as 2022 dates and details are released for more Halloween events in Sioux City and our neighboring communities, I'll try to include them all here! So bookmark this page and check back anytime you want to know where to celebrate this season, whether you're looking for spooky or sweet! Please keep in mind that things may change especially quickly this year, so please stay flexible and patient as everyone tries to find the right balance of caution and fun.

Table of Contents

Pumpkin Patches

Events in Sioux City

Trunk-or-Treats in Sioux City

Events in Sioux Falls

Events & Trunk-or-Treats in other Siouxland Communities

Halloween Road Trips

Trick-or-Treat in Siouxland 2022

There are no ordinances setting or restricting trick-or-treat hours in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, or North Sioux City, South Dakota. Customarily trick-or-treat hours in the Sioux City area happen between 6-8pm on October 31st, which is a Monday this year. Whether you live in one of those communities or one of our neighboring areas, I also recommend following your local government on social media to make sure you have the most accurate updates!

Pumpkin Patches near Sioux City

The closest pumpkin patches to Sioux City are Scarecrow Farm in Lawton, Iowa, and MadCat Pumpkin Patch in Jefferson, SD. You can read more about my family's visit to Scarecrow Farm  Or check out my full list of pumpkin patches within 2 hours of Sioux City. There are tons of great pumpkin patches in our area, with a variety of fun activities at each. Some are pretty simple, and some are quite elaborate. All of them are great places to celebrate fall!

Halloween events in Sioux City, South Sioux City, and North Sioux City

  • Halloweentown Drive-in Movie Night
    • Saturday Sept. 24th, 2022 held at dusk, with parking permitted starting at 6:30pm
    • at Knoepfler Chevrolet in Sioux City, IA
    • FREE admission, with concessions available for purchase from local boy scouts
    • More information available here
  • Fall Festival hosted by the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 
    • Fri 10/14 from 6-8pm
    • Includes a costume parade, family yard games, pumpkin patch, and a trick-or-treat village!
    • For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA website.
  • Haunted Hike at Bacon Creek
    • Friday and Saturday, 10/21& 22nd, 2022 with half hour time slots starting from 7 to 9pm
    • .5 mile hike full of spooky surprises!
    • $5 for each person 3 or older (free for babies and toddlers 2 & under)
    • Sign up on the Sioux City Parks & Rec registration website.
  • LaunchPad's Halloween Spectacular
    • TBA for 2022
    • Treats, activities, prizes, and festive surprises. Costumes encouraged! 
    • Included with membership or paid daily admission!
    • More information here
  • Boo-tacular Bash at Miracle Field
    • TBA for 2022
    • Dancing, candy, and a selfie station
    • Open to all ages and open to people with special needs or disabilities and their family and friends!
    • Free event, but RSVP required
    • More information here.
  • Pumpkin Painting at Art SUX Gallery
    • TBA for 2022
    • FREE pumpkin painting for kids (free will donation requested of adults who wish to paint a pumpkin!)
  • Haunted Lodge Party hosted by Camp High Hopes
    • Sat 10/30 from 6pm to 11:45pm
    • Held at the Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront (former Marina)
    • More info and tickets here
  • Halloween at the Roundhouse at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • TBA for 2022
    • Featuring hay rides, costumed characters, spooky tales in train cars, and much more!
    • Pony rides, motor car rides, and grand scale train rides also available for a small additional fee
    • More info on last yeat's event here

Trunk-or-Treat & Trick-or-Treat in Sioux City

Addresses are in Sioux City, Iowa unless otherwise noted
  • 10/27 Trick or Treat at the Tyson Events Center, FREE, 5-7pm

Trunk or Treat events in other Siouxland communities

  • Downtown Onawa
    • Onawa, IA
    • 2022 date/time TBA
  • Kingsley Public Library
    • Kingsley, IA
    • 2022 date/time TBA
  • Salix Community Center
    • Salix, IA
    • 2022 date/time TBA

Halloween events in Sioux Falls

All addresses in this section are in Sioux Falls, SD unless otherwise noted

  • Spooky Art Projects at the Museum of Visual Materials
    • 2022 info TBA
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show at Washington Pavilion
    • 2022 date/time TBA 
    • at the Sioux Falls Orpheum at 315 N. Phillips
    • This movie is rated R
    • Optional props bag for $10 to enhance the experience available (no outside props will be permitted, and no throwing anything at the screen!)
    • More information on the 2021 event here.
  • Halloween Festival at Washington Pavilion
    • 2022 date/time TBA

Other Halloween events in Siouxland

  • Haunted History Tours at the Mead Cultural Center
  • Haunted History Overnight at the Mead Cultural Center
    • Yankton, SD
    • 2022 date/time TBA
    • Spend the night in this unique museum, originally opened in 1879 as the South Dakota Hospital for the Insane, with a truly tragic history over a century ago, and reports of paranormal activity for decades
    • For more information, visit the Mead Cultural Center website
  • Jefferson Halloween Party
    • Jefferson, SD
    • Trunk or treat with prizes for best trunk and best costume
    • Food truck on site!
    • Beer garden hosted by Jefferson Beer Supply, featuring pumpkin spice beer made with local pumpkins!
    • More info here
  • Annual Hallowfest at Ponca State Park
  • Zombie Hunt at Rev-Tac
    • Jackson, Nebraska
    • 2022 date/time TBA
    • Hunt Zombies in the woods with paintball guns! 
    • All ages welcome
    • Call or text (712)253-8810 for more information!
  • Halloween at Hillview at Hillview Recreation Area
    • Hinton, Iowa
    • 2022 date/time TBA
    • Trick-or-Treat in both campgrounds, plus visit the haunted house!
    • Campers can receive free camping in exchange for handing out treats to kids, but must be Iowa residents to qualify!
  • Grant Park Spooktacular
    • Auburn, IA
    • 2022 date/time TBA
    • Drive through event organized the Sac County Conservation Board
  • Yankton's Harvest Halloween
  • Grand Meadows Heritage Center hosts an annual Haunted House

Halloween Road Trip Ideas

If you love Halloween enough to drive a bit, there are some really fun events planned in other places around the Midwest! Here's where to find more info on Halloween celebrations in other Midwest communities (if it's late summer or early fall when you're reading this, posts may not yet but updated with 2022 details but will still give a good idea of annual events in those cities!)


Lindsay Hindman

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