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All Hallows Eve Festival


This page includes details on a past event. For a current list of upcoming Pottawattamie Conservation events, please visit our calendar.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
2:30pm to 7:00pm Add to Calendar

Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536

All Ages

Free with $3/Vehicle Park Entry or Membership

This year's annual All Hallows Eve Festival at Botna Bend promises fun for the entire family including hayrack rides, crafts, hot dogs, chili, storytime, and trick or treating! The public is invited to participate in fun fall activities hosted by Botna Bend Park staff and campers.

Public Events Details:

A $3 per vehicle entry fee or Pottawattamie Conservation membership is required to enter the park if you are not camping. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted and used to fund additional free and low-cost public programming at your county parks. All events will take place at Olsen Lodge.

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Chili tasting
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Crafts
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Hotdog roast
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Hayrack rides & trick-or-treating
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Storytime and s'mores

Chili Cookoff & Best Decorated Campsite Details:

Registered campers will be entered to receive prices for the best-decorated campsite and may also enter into the park's annual chili cookoff to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes.

  • Competitions are open to registered campers only.
  • Chili cookoff participants must register at the park ranger station on Friday, October 13th between 7 and 8 p.m.
  • The "Best Decorated Campsite" will be judged and awarded on Friday, October 13th after dark.

All Hallows Event Poster

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to All Hallows Eve Festival

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