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A running list of local Halloween haunts, pumpkin patches and corn mazes


Haunted Trail Tours, through Saturday at Glenn Cunningham Lake. Trail tours available from 5-10 p.m. Adults $13; kids $8. More info at HauntedTrailOmaha.com

Cobweb Castle, Omaha Children's Museum's Not-So-Scary Haunted House, 500 S. 20th St. Open through Oct. 31 during regular museum hours and free with regular admission. Information: www.ocm.org and 402-342-6164.

Deadly Intentions Haunted Forest, Highway 59 at 290th Street, 8 miles south of Shenandoah, Iowa. One of the oldest haunts in the area. Open every night through Oct. 31. Hours: Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $8 adults, $5 adults, proceeds go to charity.

Gateway of Chaos, 1605 Main Street, Malvern, Iowa. Haunted house. Open Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The haunted house will open at 7 p.m. for no-scare time on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Admission for this is $5. Regular admission: $9 general admission or $7 with two cans of food; fast pass tickets are $15. Information: gatewayofchaos.com.

Haunted Hollow, 120th Street and Old Giles Road, La Vista. Three-story haunted house, bridge, maze, hearse show, Island of the Dolls, redneck roller coaster and more. Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $20. Information: www.hauntedhollowomaha.com and 402-896-1920.

Mystery Manor, 716 N. 18th St. Haunted house. Admission: $12 or $20 for front-of-the-line access. Hours: Sunday through Thursday dusk to 10 p.m., Friday dusk through midnight, Saturday dusk through 1 a.m. Information: www.mysterymanoromaha.org.

Nightmare on Q Street, 7003 Q St. Attractions include Raven's Nightmare, Phobia: The Money Back Haunt and Chaos Maze. Admission: Raven's Nightmare, $13; Phobia, $10 to participate or watch; Chaos Maze, $7. Information and schedule: anightmareonqstreet.com.

Ranch of Terror, Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Haunted hayrack ride and haunted walk. Open through Nov. 2. Hours: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 hayrack or ranch of terror, $18 combo ticket for both. Information: ranchofterror.com or bellevueberryfarm.com.

Scary Acres, 17272 Giles Road. The Haunted Woods ($8), House on the Hill ($10), The Master's Castle ($11). All three attractions, $25. 7 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: www.scaryacres.com.

The Shadow's Edge, 3457 S. 84th St. (Mangelsen's parking lot). Open through Oct. 31. Hours: Sunday through Thursday dusk to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays dusk to 12:30 a.m. Admission: $11, $6 on Mondays. Information: theshadowsedge.com.


Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Fun barn, ziplines, slides, climbing nets, 50-foot obstacle bounce house, hayrack ride, pirate cove, enchanted forest, haunted cave and spooky forest. Daytime activity hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission: Monday through Friday, $6; Saturday and Sunday, $8. Information: www.bellevueberryfarm.com and 402-331-5500.

Bloom Where You're Planted Farm, 911 108th St., Avoca, Neb. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn box, nature trails, hay climb, farm animals, play areas, kids' corral, rubber duck races and two-story store with antiques and vintage merchandise. Hours: Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5; children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.bloompumpkinpatch.com and 402-267-4104.

Camp Fontanelle, 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle, Neb. Ten-acre corn maze and pumpkins (for a donation). A section of the maze is reserved for lazer tag ($3 for 10 minutes) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during regular hours. Pony rides ($2). Hayrides, sandbox, inflatable castle and jumping pillow. Ride on 700-feet of zipline ($10). Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 3 or by reservation. Haunted nights Saturday, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trick or treating in the maze, Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.campfontanelle.com and 402-478-4296.

Ditmars Orchard, 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, tractor rides. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: tractor ride, corn maze and playground are $5 for kids, $2 for adults. Information: ditmarsorchard.com and 712-256-7053.

Korner Pumpkin Patch, 6696 E. U.S. Highway 136, Beatrice, Neb. Pumpkins in all shapes, Indian corn, straw bales, cornstalk bundle, gourds, dried gourds, squash, garden produce, apples and crafts. Admission: free. Hours: Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 402-223-5050.

Pioneer Trail Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, 21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs. Pumpkin patch, apple orchard, haunted house and barn, hayrack rides, play areas for kids. Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays noon to 7 p.m. Admission: $6, children younger than 2, free. Information: ptapples.com and 712-366-1505.

Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, 3935 Highway 133, Blair, Neb. Ten-acre corn maze, pee wee maze, Jeffy's Pumpkin Patch, hayrack rides, mad cow ride, Nerf gun war zone, face painting, Eerie Trail and more. Saturday nights are Haunted Night, live scares in the corn maze. Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission: Monday through Thursday, $10; Friday through Sunday, $13. Children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.skinnybonespumpkinpatch.org and 402-426-2295.

Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch, 2555 S. Highway 59, Denison, Iowa. Two-acre corn maze, haunted house, petting zoo, craft barn, tepee. Hours are 3 p.m. to dark Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to dark Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $5. Information: www.UncleLeroysPumpkinPatch.com and 712-263-6063.

Vala's Pumpkin Patch, 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna. Train ride, corn maze, hayrack ride, haunted farmhouse, live shows, pig races and more. Open through Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: Fridays through Sundays, $14.99 per person; Mondays through Thursdays, $9.99. www.valaspumpkinpatch.com and 402-332-4200.

Wenninghoff's Pumpkin Patch, 85th Street and Sorensen Parkway. Petting zoo, playground, corn maze and hayrides. Admission: $6; children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.wenninghoff.com and 402-571-2057.


Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. “Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear, ” exhibit runs through Jan. 5. “Thriller” dance lessons, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. General admission: $9. durhammuseum.org and 402-444-5071.

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue. “Spooky Stories, ” Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Storytellers will tell a number of scary stories. Admission: Adults, $7; Students, seniors, Fontenelle Forest members and Nebraska StoryArts members, $5. Information: nebraskastoryarts.org and 402-551-4532.

Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk, Plattsmouth, Neb. Twelve-block haunted walk through Plattsmouth. Make reservation with Sandra Allgeier at sallgeier@windstream.net or 402-296-2249. Purchase tickets at Antiques Off Main, 125 S. Fifth St., Plattsmouth. Admission: $20. Information: 402-296-3113.

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St. “Spooktacular, ” Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. $15 for Zoo members, $20 for nonmembers, children younger than 2 are free. omahazoo.com and 402-733-8401.

Homestead National Monument of America, 8523 W. State Highway 4, Beatrice, Neb. Howling Homestead 2013, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Features music, storytelling, night hike, experiments and more. Admission: Free. Information: www.nps.gov/home/index.htm or 402-223-3514.

Westroads Mall trick-or-treating event, 6-8 p.m. Friday. First 1,000 children will receive a free Halloween bag, which will contain candy and coupons from select Westroads Mall retailers. More info at http://www.westroadsmall.com/events

Celebrate Halloween at Omaha Public Library, Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday at various branches. Go to omahalibrary.org for details

Benson Boo Bash, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Starts at the Benson Community Center, 6008 Maple St. This free event includes trick-or-treating and various activities for kids. For more information, call the Benson Community Center at (402) 444-5184 or Kurt Goetzinger at (402) 953-3500.

Trick-or-Treat at Regency Court, all day Oct. 31. Participating merchants will have Frankenstein on their doors. Disney's "A Not So Scary Halloween 2013" at Regency Court will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. the dame day. Free “I Scream” to the first 150 boys and ghouls provided by Petrow's from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Storytime with Hector the Spectre from 6 to 7 p.m. More information at regencycourtomaha.com/events/calendar/.

Growl-o-ween, a Halloween costume party for dogs and dog lovers, is Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. For more information and to register, go to midtowncrossing.com/events/CalendarDetails.aspx?ID=187.

Monster Mash Bash at Oakview Mall on Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event includes free treats, face painting, a costume contest and a dance competition. More information here.

Oct. 26 at Village Pointe: Omaha's Great Pumpkin carving event and kids activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Halloween Funday runs from 2 to 5 p.m. "Shinning the Light" celebration at 7 p.m. More information here.

Halloween Hoopla at Shadow Lake Towne Center, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Events include safe trick-or-treating and hayrack rides. More information here.


By this point, it's possible you've been celebrating Halloween for nearly a week, but there's still plenty going on.

Thursday's events include dance parties, live music, costume contests galore and good old-fashioned seasonal drink specials, for those who want to celebrate but are perhaps tired of their costumes.

1. Jerry's Bar, 6301 Military Ave., is having a Halloween zombie “apocalypso” party, in which guests are encouraged to wear zombie costumes and, say, leis and coconut bras. No cover, starts at 7 p.m.

2. Crescent Moon Ale House, 3578 Farnam St., is throwing it's annual Howl-at-the-Moon Halloween costume contest. Guests can partake in shot specials all night, as well as in $3 pumpkin beers. Wearer of the best costume gets a $50 bar tab. The event begins at 9 p.m. and there's no cover.

3. The Sydney, 5918 Maple St., is hosting a Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun dance party and costume party. Caitlin Little, who hosts the Sydney's weekly bingo night, will also host the party, which will include drink specials, games, a DIY photo booth and costume contest. First place gets a $50 bar tab and second and third places each receive a $25 bar tab. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. and there's no cover.

4. Halloween is a big night for the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. every year, and this year is no exception. DJs Nater, Kethro, Jacob THieLE (of the Depressed Buttons and the Faint) and others will play dance music beginning at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to go in costume and there will be awards for best dressed. Cover is $5, and those who present a ticket stub from the Film Streams screening of “The Monster Squad” will get a free drink.

5. The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., will offer $500 worth of prizes for those who come in costume. Awards will be given for both best costume and sexiest costume. Drink specials will include $3 Octobers beers and pumpkin cocktails. The event begins at 9 p.m. Must be at least 21.

6. Capitol Lounge, 1011 Capitol Ave., will have a costume and dance party with music by DJ Travis Howe along with Project Aspect. The prizes here are big: First place receives a $600 gift card for table service, second gets $300 and third receives $100.

7. Halo Ultra Lounge, 17525 Gold Plaza, will celebrate Halo-Ween with DJ Sam E.C., a costume contest and cash prizes.

8. The Max, 1417 Jackson St., is giving away more than $1,000 in cash and prizes during its annual Halloween Costume Contest (there will, of course, be dancing, too). First place receives $500, second gets $300 and third wins $100, plus a special $100 prize will be awarded to the best newcomer in drag. Cover is $5 and the party begins at 9 p.m. with the costume contest taking place at midnight.

9. Digital Leather, as well as Plack Blague and Solid Goldberg will play at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. A DJ will follow the bands. Music starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 with a Facebook RSVP and $8 at the door.

10. Beercade, 6102 Maple St., is calling its Halloween celebration “Nightmare on Maple Street” and is celebrating with free play of Nightmare on Elm Street pinball. The craft beer bar/arcade will also show “Nightmare on Elm Street” parts 1, 2 and 3, and will award prizes to both the wearer of the best video game-themed costume and to whoever gets the high score on Nightmare on Elm Street pinball. No cover and drink specials all night long.

11. The 21st Saloon, 4727 S. 96th St., is making Halloween a bit more bluesy. The bar will host Bryan Lee, a New Orleans blues musician. There will also be a costume contest; winners will receive bar gift certificates. The night starts up at 6 p.m. and cover is $10.

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