It's my favorite time of year... spooky season! If you know me, you know I am obsessed with all things Halloween. From ghosts to goblins to monsters to candy to scary stories to horror movies and especially haunted houses! I mean I even went to at least 4 haunted houses in the Cedar Valley last year! However with the pandemic going on, will there be any haunted houses this year?!

Don't worry fellow Halloweenies, there are still some haunted houses in the Cedar Valley that will be open this year while practicing social distancing guidelines! Of course this is great news for all those who love to be scared or love scaring their friends. I will try and keep this list as up to date as possible but below are a few haunted houses in the Cedar Valley that will be open this year and their guidelines that must be followed.

Have a frightening time and remember to stay spooky!

1. Heart of Darkness: Looks like Heart of Darkness will be open every weekend of October according to their Facebook page.

Guidelines: Masks are required by all attendees. Social Distancing guides are in place. Hand Sanitizer will be placed throughout. Ticket Sales stop at 11. Online tickets will be considered fast passes.

2. Harris Haven: Harris Haven will be open every weekend of October as well.

Guidelines: Face masks will be required throughout the entire area. Hand sanitizer will be available.

3. Scream Acres: According to their Facebook page, they will be open starting October 16th for select dates.

Guidelines: There is no information at this time on guidelines being put in place. Will keep updated.

4. Circle of Ash: According to a press release the area's longest running haunted attraction at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City will be up and running this year for the Halloween season. Their opening night is Friday September 25th.

Guidelines: Face coverings are required. Timed ticketing and virtual queue-lines will part of the norm this year. Upon arrival customers will check in at the gate, wait in their car until they receive a text message for their turn. Tickets are highly encouraged to be bought online and discounts will only be honored there.


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