Autumn is a great time of year! People are tired of the suffocating heat and ready to be outside all day without sweating. Along with the beautiful weather come exciting activities for families and adults. Omaha offers a large variety of Halloween events and activities that many may not even be aware of and that everyone can enjoy!
There are the pumpkin patches and corn mazes that we all love and have enjoyed since childhood; including Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Patch. At these venues there are events ranging from pumpkin picking, corn mazes, spider web play areas, haunted houses, and more. Then of course, there are the haunted houses in the metro area. Some of the most popular are, but not limited to, Mystery Manor, Scary Acres and The Shadow’s Edge.
Now, did you know about the other events happening in Omaha right now? Lauritzen Gardens is holding the Fall Chrysanthemum Show from October 8th-November 20th at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This show articulates the beauty of autumn with thousands of brightly colored, unique chrysanthemums, water features, Japanese garden influences, and the textures and rich colors of trees and shrubs. Henry Doorly Zoo has a great deal going on to get you into the Halloween spirit as well. On October 14th and 15th, Henry Doorly Zoo’s Wildlife Safari Park will be hosting a Haunted Safari from 6p.m.-9p.m. which includes a variety of things to do. The zoo will also be hosting Spooktacular on October 21st, 22nd, 29th and 30th from 6 p.m-9p.m. at the zoo itself. You will get a chance to interact with the animals in the dark as well as experience a variety of Halloween activities.
A couple of other original Halloween events you may want to check out are Pumpkins in the Park and the 34th Annual Witches Tea. Pumpkins in the Park is held at Timbercrest Park on October 15th from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. It is a community festival that is comprised of face painting, hay rack rides, games, prizes and more. The Annual Witches Tea will be held at Mangelsen’s Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a free event where there will be a magician, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, games and prizes. There is also going to be costume contest…so don’t forget to wear your costume.
Parkwood Manor Apartments in Omaha wants to remind everyone to be safe no matter what you choose to do or how you choose to celebrate the holiday. Have fun at our local Omaha attractions. Parkwood Manor would also like to remind everyone that some of these attractions do require reservations and may not be for children. Please make sure to do your research before visiting any Halloween attractions to make sure they are oriented for the crowd with whom you will be attending. So, have a wonderfully scary time…from Parkwood Manor Apartments.
For more information on some of these events please visit: http://www.visitomaha.com/visitors/things-to-do/events/