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Spirits in the Garden

  • Iowa State University, Intersection of University Boulevard and South 16 Street | Ames, IA 50011
  • Dates: 10/23/2020, 10/24/2020, 10/25/2020, 10/31/2020, 11/1/2020
  • Location: Reiman Gardens
  • Phone: (515) 294-2710
  • Overview

    Revised for Safety

    Friday, October 23 & 30, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday, October 24 & 31, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday, October 25 & November 1, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

    Tickets: must be purchased online. Ticket purchase information coming soon.

    See incredibly detailed, volunteer carved Jack-O-Lanterns! Sunset is at approximately 7:00.

    Wear your favorite costume with a mask that covers your mouth and nose. Follow a designated path and see all of the fun.

    Activities from 5:00 – 7:00:

    • Meet-A-Scientist,
    • Flash mob dancing
    • Scarecrows
    • Treat bag for each child as he/she leaves the event
    • Simon Says (socially distanced lawn game)
    • Prepackaged snacks will be sold as a fundraiser for a local community group (until 10 pm each evening)

      Activities from 7:00 – 10:00:

    • At sunset, view hand-carved Jack-O-Lanterns lit against the night sky and fun hologram projections.

    Tickets: must be purchased online. Ticket purchase information coming soon. 

    COVID-19 precautions:

    Join us as we bring you our fabulous fall celebration. It will be different this year so we can keep you, your family and our community safe.

    1. Face coverings are required. Costumes are encouraged.
    2. Our paths will primarily be one directional
    3. Online time stamped tickets to avoid overcrowded conditions
    4. As you leave the event, each child will receive a prepackaged treat bag from 5 – 7 pm instead of trick or treating. Bags will include an assortment of candy and Teal pumpkin treats.


    Friday (Join us for smaller crowds behind the scenes as we complete the set-up)

    Saturday & Sunday

    Tickets: must be purchased online. Ticket purchase information coming soon.