October 18 - 20,2012 6pm – 9pm
Pioneers Park Nature Center parking lot
The forest will come alive with animals, skits, songs, stories, snacks and a campfire. This kid-friendly event is the perfectly natural way to celebrate Halloween. Join us for a fantastic evening in the woods. $7/person register early for your choice of trail time. Groups leave every 15 min from 6-8pm. http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/calendar.htm
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26, 2012 - Oct 30, 2012 5:30 - 8:00pm
Lincoln Children's Zoo
From 5:30-8pm each night, this is Lincoln’s premiere Halloween event and the Zoo’s major annual fundraiser.
Oct 30, 2012 6pm - 7:30pm
Hickman Community Center
The Fun starts at the South Entrance of the Community Center at 115 Locust Street. Donate a dollar for the Trails Projects and a treat bag will be handed out to you. There will be several booths set up for your Ghosts, Pirates, and Skeletons to collect Treats and Treasures from the support of local businesses we hope to see you there!
Trunk 'n Treat on Oct.31 from 6-8pm
Christ’s Place Church 1111 Old Cheney Road
Your Halloween can be more than costumes and free candy and you don't have to go from door-to-door to get your bag of goodies! Instead of trick or treating, come to one location and go "trunk or treating". Cars, trucks, boats, trailers and motorcycles will be decorated in fun themes and filled with candy. Plus, there are opportunities to win prizes for great costumes, play carnival games and eat good food inside. It's a free and safe, family friendly event!
Area Pumpkin Patches
Bellevue Pumpkin Patch
11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Open through Nov. 3. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Activities: pirates cove, frontier town with old-fashioned arcade-style games, 50-foot obstacle course, bounce house, kids’ train ride, corn maze and pirates swing. Cost: $6 on weekdays; $8 on weekends. Children 2 and under are free. Info: www.bellevueberryfarm.com or 402-331-5500.
Bloom Where You’re Planted
911 108th St., Avoca. Open through Oct. 28. Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Hayrides, you-pick pumpkin patch, nature trails, farm animals, pumpkin painting, corn box, play areas, hay climb, rubber duck races, family-sized tire swing and bucking bronco barrel swing, gourd garden, gift shop and schoolhouse cafe. Special events: Oct. 13, Ag Day in cooperation with Conestoga FFA; Oct. 27, Goblin’s Egg Hunt, begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 28, Halloween Party. Admission: $4.75 per person; free ages 2 and under. Info: www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com or 402-267-4104.
JK’s Pumpkin Patch
757 Bluff Road. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. Activities: corn maze, tractor-pulled hayrides, two bounce houses, hay-slides, pedal trikes, face painting, petting zoo and gourd garden. Cost: $6 entry pumpkin per person; additional pumpkins from the patch are $5. Kids 2 and under are free. Info: www.jkspumpkinpatch.com or 402-430-9135.
Roca Berry Farm
16531 S. 38th St., Roca. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Activities: apple house, new Roca 500, Western-themed trike trail, duck races, jumping pillows, racing slide, House of Illusions, Cornhusker Cluckers, prairie dog show, puzzle mazes, farm shows, life-sized Candyland game, roller racers, Howling Hill tube slide, trike trails, playground, Bouncer Boulevard and hayrack rides into the pumpkin fields. Cost: $6.50 weekdays, children under 18 months free; $9 weekends, children under 2 free. Info: www.rocaberryfarm.com or 402-421-2255
4851 N. 84th St. Pumpkin patch opens Oct. 1. Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Hayrack rides into the pumpkin field, bouncy house, apple sling, pumpkin bowling, and paintball shooting. Free admission. Info: 402-464-4633 or www.sunwestfarmsne.com.
Pumpkin patch and corn maze at Camp Fontanelle
Hours: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Ten acre corn maze. Pumpkins available with free will donation. Activities include petting barn, pony rides, laser tag, bounce house, jumping pillow and hayrack ride. Cost: $6 ages 12 and up; $4 ages 11 and under. Info: www.campfontanelle.com or 402-478-4294.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
12102 S. 180th St., Gretna. Open through Oct. 31. Attractions: haunted graveyard, stalk cars, pumpkin eating dragon, Pigtucky Derby pig races, petting corral, Great Pumpkin Jump, corn maze, hayride to the pumpkin field, pedal cars, train rides, and pony rides. Cost: $13.29 per person Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; $9.99 per person Monday through Thursday. Info: www.valaspumpkinpatch.com or 402-332-4200.