Visitors to central Iowa’s Living History Farms this weekend will be able to leap into the “spirit” of the season with family Halloween events tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday) night.
Leo Landis, spokesman for the Urbandale facility, says they’re expecting hundreds of costumed kids from across the region to tromp down their trails. There’ will be a dozen treat stations as well scarecrows, carved jack-o-lanterns and the event finishes with a horse-and-wagon ride. There will also be popcorn, drinks and a marshmallow roast.
Unlike haunted houses, Landis says this is a “non-scary” event, suitable for kids of any age. Storytellers will be telling Iowa Halloween stories that date back into the late 1800s, including the days when the night meant mischief by local boys, as opposed to getting made up in costumes and begging for treats.
For more information, call (515) 278-2400.
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