Dubuque COVID-19 Information

Stay up to date with the Coronovirus Pandemic in Dubuque through the City of Dubuque and Dubuque County.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Notice: We will do our best to keep this list updated. If you have an event you’d like to add, send your information to events@dubuque365.com. Please contact the event host or venue if you want to make sure the event is still being held.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 28–31 @ 10 AM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA

Pick your own pumpkins. Free. 563-872-4728.

Vesperman Farms
October 28–30 @ Noon–7 PM
October 31 @ 10 AM–7 PM
8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI

Celebrate the fall in the corn maze and mini maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, kiddie train rides, tire mountain, duck races, zip line, trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch, animals, and more. Concessions are available including meals, caramel apples, kettle corn, ice cream, apple cider donuts, and more. $9.50 Adults; free for ages 4 and under; $25 season pass. 608-723-2712. VespermanFarms.com.

Lunch and Learn: Self Care for Healthy Skin from the Inside Out
Wednesday, October 28 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Online
Free. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Iowa Street Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays August through October: October 28 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa Sts

Join The Food Store and Michael Breitbach for live music and local vendors every Wednesday through October.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: October 28 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 28–30 @ 5–9 PM
October 31 @ 5–10 PM
2750 Burden St

Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse, and new scenes for 2020. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Grimmwood Acres
October 28–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Debuting this year, the haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Haunted History Walk
October 28 and 30 @ 6:30 PM
Linwood Cemetery
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Ages 10+. RSVP. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. gripsghosthunt.com.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions
Wednesdays: October 28–December 9 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Six class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. RSVP by Oct. 19. $35/person, $40/couple; scholarships are available thanks to MH/DS of the East Central Region (use code MHDSEASTCENTRAL). ptcmastertrainers@iastate.edu. bit.ly/ptc16360.

Politics of Our Rural Land: An Interview with Curt Meine
Wednesday, October 28 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Conservation biologist Curt Meine delves into the political importance of rural Wisconsin, the realities of America’s urban-rural divide and the transformation and challenges of today’s agriculture. “As rural Wisconsin’s fortunes declined, its political importance has grown,” wrote journalist Dan Kaufman in an Aug. 10 The New Yorker article on the importance of Wisconsin ahead of the 2020 election. See why in this discussion. Meine is an environmental historian who has researched and written about Aldo Leopold and is coeditor of The Driftless Reader. RSVP by Oct. 27. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Halloween Harvest Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Vote: October 28–30
Kennedy Mall

Hills & Dales has reinvented their annual Halloween Harvest event by partnering with Kennedy Mall for a free pumpkin decorating contest! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Kennedy Mall Customer Service desk Oct. 11–14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register. The pumpkins will be displayed in storefront windows from Oct. 16 through Oct. 30. All entrants must provide their own pumpkin and are encouraged to be creative with a family-friendly design. No specific theme is required. All decorations must be attached to the pumpkin, and the complete display should be no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft. by 2 ft. Pumpkins should be painted/decorated only; no carved pumpkins will be accepted. Photos of each pumpkin will be posted on the Hills & Dales Facebook page (facebook.com/hillsdales). The photo with the most reactions will win a $100 Mall gift card with a total prize package valued at $200. The winner will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 on the Hills & Dales Facebook page. If you need assistance transporting your pumpkin, contact Wendy Sweeney at wsweeney@hillsdales.org. 555 JFK Rd. 563-556-7878. hillsdales.org.

Dog-O-Ween 2020
October 28–30
Online

This year, Theisen’s has partnered with Mars Petcare to present Dog-O-Ween 2020! Theisen’s customers and fans on social media will have the opportunity to enter the dog-themed costume contests, each with a $500 gift card as a prize! Beginning on Oct. 1, head to theisens.com/dogoween to submit your picture or video with your dog(s). The contest will also be promoted on Theisen’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 30. Winner to be announced on October 31. theisens.com/dogoween.

Twenty Dirty Hands Virtual Show
October 28–31
Outside the Lines Art Gallery (Galena, IL)

Artists everywhere have taken a big financial hit when galleries, museums, art fairs, and tours like Twenty Dirty Hands were canceled or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to maintain a presence for potters of Twenty Dirty Hands, Outside the Lines Art Gallery is teaming up the Twenty Dirty Hands group to display and sell their work at Outside the Lines’ Galena gallery throughout the month of October. Participating potters are Gary Carstens*, Delores Fortuna*, Ron Hahlen*, Richard and Elizabeth Hess*, Tabitha Link*, Stephanie O’Shaughnessy, and Rich and Liz Robertson. As in past years, Kent Henderson’s work will be available at his studio on Main Street gallery. Potters currently represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery are denoted with an asterisk, and their work is available ongoing at the gallery. 101 S Main St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9166. TwentyDirtyHands.com. otlag.com.

Quilts of Valor Display
October 28–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation will be on display at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library during regular library hours. There is no quilt presentation ceremony this year. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2020, more than 250,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 29–31 @ 10 AM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA

Pick your own pumpkins. Free. 563-872-4728.

Vesperman Farms
October 29–30 @ Noon–7 PM
October 31 @ 10 AM–7 PM
8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI

Celebrate the fall in the corn maze and mini maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, kiddie train rides, tire mountain, duck races, zip line, trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch, animals, and more. Concessions are available including meals, caramel apples, kettle corn, ice cream, apple cider donuts, and more. $9.50 Adults; free for ages 4 and under; $25 season pass. 608-723-2712. VespermanFarms.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 29–30 @ 5–9 PM
October 31 @ 5–10 PM
2750 Burden St

Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse, and new scenes for 2020. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Witchfest
Thursday, October 29 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Adult witches and warlocks are invited to attended Witchfest at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature live music from Josh Yeltman and food available for purchase from Magoo’s Pizza and Adobos. The River Museum campus, including interior historic and animal exhibits as well as museum stores will be open to guests. Significant store discounts will be available. Cash bars will be available in both the east and west buildings. Festive attire is encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the best themed attire and cleverest face mask. Additionally, the evening will feature a cackling contest. Ages 21+. $8 Members; $10 for non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/events.

Grimmwood Acres
October 29–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Debuting this year, the haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Halloween Harvest Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Vote: October 29–30
Kennedy Mall

Hills & Dales has reinvented their annual Halloween Harvest event by partnering with Kennedy Mall for a free pumpkin decorating contest! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Kennedy Mall Customer Service desk Oct. 11–14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register. The pumpkins will be displayed in storefront windows from Oct. 16 through Oct. 30. All entrants must provide their own pumpkin and are encouraged to be creative with a family-friendly design. No specific theme is required. All decorations must be attached to the pumpkin, and the complete display should be no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft. by 2 ft. Pumpkins should be painted/decorated only; no carved pumpkins will be accepted. Photos of each pumpkin will be posted on the Hills & Dales Facebook page (facebook.com/hillsdales). The photo with the most reactions will win a $100 Mall gift card with a total prize package valued at $200. The winner will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 on the Hills & Dales Facebook page. If you need assistance transporting your pumpkin, contact Wendy Sweeney at wsweeney@hillsdales.org. 555 JFK Rd. 563-556-7878. hillsdales.org.

Dog-O-Ween 2020
October 29–30
Online

This year, Theisen’s has partnered with Mars Petcare to present Dog-O-Ween 2020! Theisen’s customers and fans on social media will have the opportunity to enter the dog-themed costume contests, each with a $500 gift card as a prize! Beginning on Oct. 1, head to theisens.com/dogoween to submit your picture or video with your dog(s). The contest will also be promoted on Theisen’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 30. Winner to be announced on October 31. theisens.com/dogoween.

Twenty Dirty Hands Virtual Show
October 29–31
Outside the Lines Art Gallery (Galena, IL)

Artists everywhere have taken a big financial hit when galleries, museums, art fairs, and tours like Twenty Dirty Hands were canceled or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to maintain a presence for potters of Twenty Dirty Hands, Outside the Lines Art Gallery is teaming up the Twenty Dirty Hands group to display and sell their work at Outside the Lines’ Galena gallery throughout the month of October. Participating potters are Gary Carstens*, Delores Fortuna*, Ron Hahlen*, Richard and Elizabeth Hess*, Tabitha Link*, Stephanie O’Shaughnessy, and Rich and Liz Robertson. As in past years, Kent Henderson’s work will be available at his studio on Main Street gallery. Potters currently represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery are denoted with an asterisk, and their work is available ongoing at the gallery. 101 S Main St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9166. TwentyDirtyHands.com. otlag.com.

Quilts of Valor Display
October 29–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation will be on display at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library during regular library hours. There is no quilt presentation ceremony this year. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2020, more than 250,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 30–31 @ 10 AM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA

Pick your own pumpkins. Free. 563-872-4728.

Vesperman Farms
October 30 @ Noon–7 PM
October 31 @ 10 AM–7 PM
8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI

Celebrate the fall in the corn maze and mini maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, kiddie train rides, tire mountain, duck races, zip line, trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch, animals, and more. Concessions are available including meals, caramel apples, kettle corn, ice cream, apple cider donuts, and more. $9.50 Adults; free for ages 4 and under; $25 season pass. 608-723-2712. VespermanFarms.com.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 30 @ 5–9 PM
October 31 @ 5–10 PM
2750 Burden St

Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse, and new scenes for 2020. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Morbid Muse Gala
Friday, October 30 @ 7 PM
Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
Come out of your coffin for Morbid Muse Gala, a local exhibit from native artists on Friday, Oct. 30 starting at 7 p.m. at Smokestack in honor of spooky season. The gallery will be upstairs along with a chili station while live music hits the stage on the lower level. Dubuque’s The Struggle kick things off at 8 p.m. followed DJs Emple, Mister Whiskers, Hoax, and Pagliaro. Entry is $10, and $2 from each entry goes to the Jay Needs A New Kidney fundraiser, supporting Dubuque native Jay Blackman. Don’t make your best dressed day in a casket. Costumes encouraged, and masks are required. For more information, visit instagram.com/morbid.muse.gala.

Grimmwood Acres
October 30–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Debuting this year, the haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Haunted History Walk
October 30 @ 6:30 PM
Linwood Cemetery
Walk with a paranormal group as they investigate the history and people of Dubuque’s past. Great River Investigative Paranormal Society (GRIPS) will take people along the beautiful and peaceful paths to various graves with unique history, stories will be told. Ghost equipment will be used to experience the fun and thrill of ghost hunting. Ages 10+. RSVP. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. gripsghosthunt.com.

Rocky Horror
Friday, October 30 @ 7 PM
Saturday, October 31 @ Midnight
Saturday, October 31 @ 7 PM
Sunday, November 1 @ Midnight
Grand Opera House

Let’s do the Time Warp Again! Are you looking for the perfect Halloween treat? Don’t miss Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the rest of the Transylvanian gang on the big screen at the Grand Opera House. Costumes (and virgins) welcome. Limited seating. Prop bags for $7. Tickets $10. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Dark Chambers Haunted House
October 30–31 @ 7–10 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)

Dark Chambers heads back to Kieler, WI as the Tri-States biggest and bestest haunted attraction returns for 2020. Trent and his dedicated crew of creepy creatures have saved Halloween for all the fright-lovers in the area. There will be no light fright this year, so the full fright runs from 7 to 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday during the last three weekends in October. Check their Facebook page or website to see if they have added any additional dates. Social distancing practices will be in place for a safe (aside from utter terror) family-friendly haunt. Once again taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, the new venue since 2019 gives the local scare a renewed energy and a different experience from past years. With all the scares you love, dark turns and terrifying sights that will get your heart pounding. Grab your friends and anyone else you think will help you make it out in one piece and come test your mortality inside the Chambers! Assuming prices have not changes, admission is $15, and there may be a $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Preseason vs Green Bay Gamblers
October 30 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family during the preseason game. The Saints will open their regular season at home on Nov. 6. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Halloween Harvest Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Vote: October 30
Kennedy Mall

Hills & Dales has reinvented their annual Halloween Harvest event by partnering with Kennedy Mall for a free pumpkin decorating contest! Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Kennedy Mall Customer Service desk Oct. 11–14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register. The pumpkins will be displayed in storefront windows from Oct. 16 through Oct. 30. All entrants must provide their own pumpkin and are encouraged to be creative with a family-friendly design. No specific theme is required. All decorations must be attached to the pumpkin, and the complete display should be no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft. by 2 ft. Pumpkins should be painted/decorated only; no carved pumpkins will be accepted. Photos of each pumpkin will be posted on the Hills & Dales Facebook page (facebook.com/hillsdales). The photo with the most reactions will win a $100 Mall gift card with a total prize package valued at $200. The winner will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 on the Hills & Dales Facebook page. If you need assistance transporting your pumpkin, contact Wendy Sweeney at wsweeney@hillsdales.org. 555 JFK Rd. 563-556-7878. hillsdales.org.

Dog-O-Ween 2020
October 30
Online

This year, Theisen’s has partnered with Mars Petcare to present Dog-O-Ween 2020! Theisen’s customers and fans on social media will have the opportunity to enter the dog-themed costume contests, each with a $500 gift card as a prize! Beginning on Oct. 1, head to theisens.com/dogoween to submit your picture or video with your dog(s). The contest will also be promoted on Theisen’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 30. Winner to be announced on October 31. theisens.com/dogoween.

Twenty Dirty Hands Virtual Show
October 30–31
Outside the Lines Art Gallery (Galena, IL)

Artists everywhere have taken a big financial hit when galleries, museums, art fairs, and tours like Twenty Dirty Hands were canceled or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to maintain a presence for potters of Twenty Dirty Hands, Outside the Lines Art Gallery is teaming up the Twenty Dirty Hands group to display and sell their work at Outside the Lines’ Galena gallery throughout the month of October. Participating potters are Gary Carstens*, Delores Fortuna*, Ron Hahlen*, Richard and Elizabeth Hess*, Tabitha Link*, Stephanie O’Shaughnessy, and Rich and Liz Robertson. As in past years, Kent Henderson’s work will be available at his studio on Main Street gallery. Potters currently represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery are denoted with an asterisk, and their work is available ongoing at the gallery. 101 S Main St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9166. TwentyDirtyHands.com. otlag.com.

Quilts of Valor Display
October 30–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation will be on display at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library during regular library hours. There is no quilt presentation ceremony this year. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2020, more than 250,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Rocky Horror
Saturday, October 31 @ Midnight
Saturday, October 31 @ 7 PM
Sunday, November 1 @ Midnight
Grand Opera House

Let’s do the Time Warp Again! Are you looking for the perfect Halloween treat? Don’t miss Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the rest of the Transylvanian gang on the big screen at the Grand Opera House. Costumes (and virgins) welcome. Limited seating. Prop bags for $7. Tickets $10. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October 31: October 31 @ 7 AM–Noon
123 Commerce St, Galena, IL
The perfect place to acquire local food and other locally-made items from Jo Daviess County. You can find produce, baked goods, plants, jams and jellies, honey, beef and pork, and coffee, soaps and facemasks. Buy direct from organic and non-GMO farms located in Jo Davies County. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: October 3–31: October 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
13th and Iowa Street

Iowa’s oldest open-air market features a wide variety of vendors selling homegrown produce, baked goods, bedding and house plants, wine, arts and crafts, prepared food, and much more. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.

Wheels for the World Donations
Saturday, October 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
Clarke University Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry Entrance

The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) is collecting donations of used or broken wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or canes at the main entrance of the Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry on the Clarke campus. The items will be donated to Wheels for the World, a non-profit organization that refurbishes the devices and sends them to countries without access to such devices. Wheels for the World collects the items that are refurbished by inmates at a correctional facility in Kansas. If unable to donate that day, please call 563-588-6382. clarke.edu.

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
October 31 @ 10 AM
16679 360th Ave, Bellevue, IA

Pick your own pumpkins. Free. 563-872-4728.

Hy-Vee Drive Through Halloween
Saturday, October 31 @ 10 AM
Hy-Vee Locust St

Hy-Vee on Locust St. in downtown Dubuque presents a Halloween drive through, a safe way to celebrate Halloween this year. Hy-Vee goodie bags filled with fun items from their departments will be handed out in a drive-up lane in the Tandem Tire parking lot across from Hy-Vee while supplies last. Thank you to Resources Unite and vendors for the assist.

Quad Con 2020 Halloween Comic and Toy Show
Saturday, October 31 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Five Flags Center
Quad Con is about coming together and enjoying different aspects of pop culture: video games, comic books, pop vinyls, cosplay, board games, sci-fi, toys, and more. Join this pop culture Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Five Flags Arena. Vendors will be on site selling pop culture collectibles from 1900 to today. Sell some of your items or discover a treasure from your childhood you thought was lost forever at one of more than 50 tables of geeky goodness. A free Halloween costume parade for kids starts at 3 p.m. Each vendor will be giving out candy to any kids under 10 who are dressed in costume. This is also a fundraiser for children with heart defects through the Helping Hannah’s Heart Foundation. A live auction takes place just before the costume parade at center court at 1:30 p.m. Each item starts at just $5 with retail value of $40 to $100! Tickets are $5 ($1 discount with social media share), and active military and kids 10 and under are free. Entry admission is free for everyone after 2:30 p.m. Your safety is a top priority, so Quad Con will widen their aisles, and masks will be required for everyone. If you are interested in selling your items, email vintagetorque@gmail.com. For more information, visit QuadCityCon.com.

Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
October 31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
7541 Schueller Heights Rd

Enjoy the corn maze, pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt, wagon rides, and pumpkin launcher. 563-556-2879. schusterspumpkinpatch.com.

Vesperman Farms
October 31 @ 10 AM–7 PM
8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI

Celebrate the fall in the corn maze and mini maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, kiddie train rides, tire mountain, duck races, zip line, trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch, animals, and more. Concessions are available including meals, caramel apples, kettle corn, ice cream, apple cider donuts, and more. $9.50 Adults; free for ages 4 and under; $25 season pass. 608-723-2712. VespermanFarms.com.

Halloween Open House
Saturday, October 31 @ 11 AM–2 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Bring the family to celebrate Halloween with a COVID-safe trunk-or-treat, kids costume contest, pumpkin painting, lunch from The Olde Hixy Smokehouse, and more. Charity of the day is Research for the Kids. 145 N Crescent Rdg. 563-557-3735. dubuqueharley-davidson.com.

The Phantom of the Hazel Green Opera House
Saturday, October 31 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

The Fever River Puppeteers will present a comic Halloween marionette show, spoofing a well-known musical. The historic Hazel Green Opera House is almost a character in it own right, as Witch Hazel Green and Frankie try to find out who has kidnapped Scarecrow Sally and a mysterious stranger. There will be minimal seating and social distancing. Masks are required. RSVP. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.copm.

Shake Rag Alley Trick’r Treat
October 31 @ 5–7 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

If you are a kid or want to act like a kid, put on your wildest costume and come to Shake Rag Alley. Children of all ages will meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters who will safely pass out Halloween treats throughout the campus. Even during a pandemic, this Mineral Point tradition is enjoyable for the whole family and is a way to check out other free spirits’ wacky get-ups. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. shakeragalley.org.

Great River Reapers Home Haunt
October 31 @ 5–10 PM
2750 Burden St

Stroll through a graveyard, see spiders on the roof, animated figures, a horse drawn hearse, and new scenes for 2020. In conjunction with the haunt, they do a food drive for the Dubuque Food Pantry and accept cash donations for the Veterans Freedom Center. Bring the little ones during daylight hours. Free.

Grimmwood Acres
October 31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Debuting this year, the haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Dark Chambers Haunted House
October 31 @ 7–10 PM
Former Red Top Supper Club (Kieler, WI)

Dark Chambers heads back to Kieler, WI as the Tri-States biggest and bestest haunted attraction returns for 2020. Trent and his dedicated crew of creepy creatures have saved Halloween for all the fright-lovers in the area. There will be no light fright this year, so the full fright runs from 7 to 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday during the last three weekends in October. Check their Facebook page or website to see if they have added any additional dates. Social distancing practices will be in place for a safe (aside from utter terror) family-friendly haunt. Once again taking over the former Red Top Supper Club, the new venue since 2019 gives the local scare a renewed energy and a different experience from past years. With all the scares you love, dark turns and terrifying sights that will get your heart pounding. Grab your friends and anyone else you think will help you make it out in one piece and come test your mortality inside the Chambers! Assuming prices have not changes, admission is $15, and there may be a $25 Fast Pass. 1341 Frontage Rd, Kieler, WI. DarkChambers.com.

The HELLoween Circus
Saturday, October 31 @ 8 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

Step right up folks, come one, come all, and welcome to the largest outdoor Halloween party in the Tri-States! The HELLoween Circus takes over the Sandy Hook Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. There will be live music by Six Shots Til Midnight, AJs Meatshack will be cooking up some spooky specials, and there will be some creepy crawly worm Jello shots for dessert! Explore the circus tent exhibits that are sure to fright and delight. The freaks will be out! The costume contest boasts $500 in cash prizes along with a $500 gift certificate to get inked by Faye at Mysticman Tattoo LLC. Categories include “The Best”: Bearded Lady, Strong Man, Fortune Teller, Creepiest Clown, Sexiest, Steampunk, Wolfman, and Group (2 or more). 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. 608-748-4728. facebook.com/sandyhooktavern.

Halloweens A Drag
Saturday, October 31 @ 8 and 10 PM
The Driftless

Join Key City Pride for Halloweens A Drag on Saturday, Oct. 31 at The Driftless. The 8 p.m. show is all ages while the 10 p.m. show is 21+. Hosted by Rio S Suave, the drag show features Dementia Jaide, Sage Umbra, Anna Mae, Izzy A Mess, and Hollywood Hope with spotlight performances by Ben Dover and Jaylinn Suave. A costume contest will be held at each show, and children will receive a free candy bag. Masks are required. $10 One show; $15 both. 168 E 10th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Twenty Dirty Hands Virtual Show
October 31
Outside the Lines Art Gallery (Galena, IL)

Artists everywhere have taken a big financial hit when galleries, museums, art fairs, and tours like Twenty Dirty Hands were canceled or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to maintain a presence for potters of Twenty Dirty Hands, Outside the Lines Art Gallery is teaming up the Twenty Dirty Hands group to display and sell their work at Outside the Lines’ Galena gallery throughout the month of October. Participating potters are Gary Carstens*, Delores Fortuna*, Ron Hahlen*, Richard and Elizabeth Hess*, Tabitha Link*, Stephanie O’Shaughnessy, and Rich and Liz Robertson. As in past years, Kent Henderson’s work will be available at his studio on Main Street gallery. Potters currently represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery are denoted with an asterisk, and their work is available ongoing at the gallery. 101 S Main St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9166. TwentyDirtyHands.com. otlag.com.

Quilts of Valor Display
October 31–November 5
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Quilts from the Northeastern Iowa chapter of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation will be on display at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library during regular library hours. There is no quilt presentation ceremony this year. The Quilts of Valor® Foundation mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. As of 2020, more than 250,000 quilts have been awarded to service members and veterans. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

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