Nebraska Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you.It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Nebraska.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Monster Dash - Roca, NE - Sep 26, 2020
Fun Run 5K/1 Mile. Hosted at Roca Berry Farm, raises funds for child victims of abuse at the Child Advocacy Center. Enjoy fresh coffee and donuts at the finish line, with free entry to Roca Berry Farms for the day.

Hallowfest - Ponca, NE - Oct 10 to Oct 17, 2020
Some modifications for 2020 include take away craft kits, Haunted Drive instead of Haunted Hayrack Rides, and social distancing for pumpkin carving and campsite/cabin decorating/judging, plus the Pumpkin Roll Obstacle Course and Pet Costume Parade have been replaced for this year with Creepy Critter programming. Normally: Hallowfest begins both Saturdays with fortune telling, Ponca Senior class selling glow in the dark items and crafts, tasty lunch specials, games, free smore’s, a maze and photo opts. At 1:00 pm it’s the famous Pumpkin Roll Obstacle Course. Guests roll their pumpkins down Scout’s Hill through some interesting obstacles; competing for distance.

Camp & Treat - McCook, NE - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
A Halloween camping event with off season camping rates, pumpkin carving contests and more, held at Red Willow State Recreation Area

Past Events

Ghouls and Glow - Omaha, NE - Sep 27 to Oct 27, 2019
Experience a brand new light-time adventure for the whole family this Halloween at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. This fun and not-so-frightening event is an illuminated spectacle for all ages and like nothing you’ve seen before. See about 400 larger-than-life lantern displays.

Halloween at the Hollow - Lewellen, NE - Oct 26, 2019
Come out to the hollow to celebrate Halloween with the ghosts of the Oregon Trail! Enjoy kid’s games, concessions, archery, crafts, costume contests and more from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Trunk or Treat starts at 4:00pm and visitors are welcome to participate in the fun by decorating their trunk and providing candy for the kids. A Haunted Trail Walk starts after dark. Visitor Center will be open 12:00pm-5:00pm. Free admission to event. The museum will be open with a fee of $2 per adult (13 and over) and $1 per child (3 to 12).

Omaha’s Great Pumpkin Tree Festival - Omaha, NE - Oct 26, 2019
Pumpkin carving, trick or treating, Halloween fun day and pumpkin tree lighting ceremony.

Hallowfest – Ponca, NE – Oct 14 & 21, 2017

Haunted Hollow – Shubert, NE – October 14, 20-21 & 27-28, 2017

Evil Dead: The Musical at TADA Theatre – Oct 26 – Nov 12, 2017

Spooktacular at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium– Omaha, NE – Oct 14-15, 20-22 & 27-29, 2017

Healthy Trick or Treat Night – Omaha, NE – Oct 17 & 24, 2017

Monster Dash – Lincoln, NE – Oct 21, 2017

Omaha’s Great Pumpkin at the Village Point Shopping Center – Omaha, NE – October 28, 2017

Hallowpalooza! – Lincoln, NE – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween with Squad at Bourbon – Lincoln, NE – Oct 31, 2017

For more Halloween fun in Nebraska, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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