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Family Fun For Oct 2- Oct 8
October 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Hello October! How can you not want to go apple picking and hay riding this time of year?

My family will be heading back to Center Grove Orchard ( this weekend to enjoy some more fall fun. My four year old had a blast there last weekend and though I am still finding stray corn kernals from the corn pool in his coat pockets, I loved it too.

There are also some grown up good times on the list this week, so take a look:

Central Region

Mixology Night (21+ event)
Date: Friday Oct 5, 2012, Science Center of Iowa
Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Admission: General admission is $5; tickets for SCI's traveling exhibition Facing Mars is just $13.

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park
Scream Park @Sleepy Hollow
4951 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA
Date: Friday Oct 5, 2012 - Saturday Oct 6, 2012
Time: Opens at 7 p.m.
Admission: $14 - $25


Martini Fest (Date night!)
West Glen Town Center
5525 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Date: Friday Oct 5, 2012
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of.


Campout at the Zoo @ Blank Park Zoo
Date: Friday Oct 5, 2012 - Saturday Oct 6, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 am
Admission: $50 per person, 10% discount for members


Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum Bash
Iowa Events Center
Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Date: Thursday Oct 4, 2012 - Sunday Oct 7, 2012
Time: Thurs & Fri 7pm; Sat & Sunday 1 & 5pm
Admission: $17 - $47


Center Grove Orchard
Cambridge, Iowa

Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

Tickets: $9.95 for ages 3 and up ($7.95 Monday-Thursday)

Other Iowa

14th Annual Audubon Fall Garage Sale

Where: Audubon, IA
Phone: 712-563-3780
When: Oct. 6, 2012


Oktoberfest on the River

Enjoy bratwurst and sauerkraut!

Phone: 319-752-7500
When: Oct 6, 2012

Where: Burlington, IA


37th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fest

Shop for crafts, gifts, jewelry, decor and other homemade items. Browse the flea market under the bridge in Marquette.

Phone: 800-896-0910
Where: Marquette, IA
When: Oct 06, 2012 - Oct 07, 2012


What is your family planning to do this week? What is your favorite apple orchard to visit?

© Jeff McDonald


  • easinpc
    by easinpc
    October 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I wish I had my son this weekend, he would have loved the sleepout at the zoo!

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