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Here are five simple ways to keep your children safe while they're out trick or treating this Halloween. Visit DesMoinesRegister.com for more safety tips. Ben Yoder/The Register

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Note to readers: This story has been edited from its original publication to correct the time and location of Halloween on the Hill. The story also was edited to clarify the description of the Family Halloween event at Living History Farms.

The month of October is full of fall weather, football games, lattes and, of course, Halloween on Oct. 31.

Bringing the best of costumes, horror films, and all the candy one can eat, here are 10 Halloween activities in Iowa under $40 for families, kids and adults. 

Parents' Night Out Trick-or-Treat 

For a more educational and fitness-inspired Halloween, parents can enjoy a night out while their child or children attend Parents' Night Out Trick-or-Treat at Life Time Athletic. The active event includes crafts, S.T.E.A.M. activities and gym games. This event is for kids ages 3-11. For more information, call 515-362-3500. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 12 

Time: 5-9 p.m. 

Where: Life Time Athletic, 11911 Hickman Road, Urbandale

Price: Fee for non-members is $22 a child. Members can choose this event as one of 12 complimentary junior membership events.

Family Halloween 

Family Halloween is a 32-year-old safe and non-scary trick-or-treating tradition at Living History Farms. Living History Farms will be providing a horse-drawn wagon ride, pumpkin bowling, witch broom races, and a scarecrow relay. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 515-278-5286 or visit livinghistoryfarms.org. Prices range for kids (2-12) and adults (13+). 

When: Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27  

Time: Thursday, Friday, Sunday 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday 3:30-8:30 p.m. 

Where: Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale

Price: $7.25/adults, $6.50/kids at the door, discounts for advanced tickets and members.

Des Moines Community Orchestra Fall Concert

The theme is "DMCO Goes to the Circus." Carl Johnson is the conductor and guest hosts are Dan Wardell and Abby Brown from Iowa Public Television's "Kids Clubhouse." Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. There will be a parade of kids around the auditorium led by Wardell.

When: Sunday, Oct. 20

Time: 2 p.m., with pre-concert talk at 1 p.m.

Where: Drake University's Sheslow Auditorium.

Price: Free.

Scream Paint 

For those feeling artistic Halloween night, join Pinot's Palette for a night full of drinks, upbeat music, and hanging with friends and family while you paint. For more information, head to PinotsPalette.com. 

When: Monday, Oct. 21 

Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Where: Pinot's Palette, 900 42nd St., Des Moines

Price: $35

More: 2019 Beggars' Night schedule for Des Moines, surrounding communities

Des Moines Children's Museum Halloween Party

Des Moines Children's Museum is hosting a Halloween party. Attendees should wear costumes and enjoy activities, games, crafts, cookie decorating, Halloween music, and more. Children between the ages of 1-10 will be given a treat bag, and regular exhibits will be open for play as well. Events are included with D.S.M. Children's Museum membership. For more information, head to Des Moines Children's Museum Halloween Party Facebook page or dsmchildrensmuseum.com. 

When: Friday, Oct. 25

Time: 4-7 p.m.  

Where: Des Moines Children's Museum, 1551 Valley West Drive #108, West Des Moines

Price: $4.50 

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Halloween Bar Crawl 

Pints Bar Rooftop is calling their Halloween Bar Crawl the Halloween event of the year. Attendees can enjoy two free drinks, drink specials exclusive to the crawlers, food specials, and a $1,000 costume contest at midnight. To start the crawl, attendees will need to check-in at Pints. The bar crawl begins at 4 p.m. The after party starts at 10 p.m. For more details and to purchase tickets, head to Crawlwith.us. 

When: Oct. 26-27

Time: 4 p.m.-midnight 

Where: Pints Bar Rooftop - P.B.R. Country, 319 Court Ave Des Moines

Price: Early Bird ends Oct. 7 at $15. General Admission is $20, and tickets will reach a cost of $30 the day of the event. 

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Pumpkin Walk

For a friendly, fun, and expensive activity for your kids, join the pumpkin walk at the Historic Valley Junction. Children will be able to show off their costumes and travel through the junction. For more information, head to valleyjuntion.com. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Where: Historic Valley Junction, 5th Street West Des Moines

Price: Free

More: Why Des Moines has Beggars' Night

10th Annual Trunk or Treat 

West Des Moines Christian Church is hosting its annual trick-or-treat event before Halloween. The church is providing a safe, non-scary, and fun trick-or-treat environment for the community. For children 12 and under, they can trick or treat at the various themes decorated vehicles. Recommended to wear their Halloween costumes, kids can also enjoy a bounce house, balloon twisters, fun games, mini-hay rack ride, and snacks. For more information, head to WDMCC.org. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 27 

Time: 2:30-4 p.m. 

Where: West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Price: Free

Do More Iowa: Halloween Trivia 

Another unique way to spend Halloween is with a game night. Do More Iowa is hosting its first-ever Halloween trivia event. The night will consist of local brews, free munchies, prizes and spooky trivia. 

Do More Iowa usually plans events for nonprofits around Des Moines. However, they are establishing their annual event to help fund raise money for yearly expenses and to thank followers. Peace Tree Brewing Company is sponsoring this year's event. Costumes are not required, but encouraged for a prize might be in store. To purchase tickets, go to EnjoyDesMoines.com. 

When: Tuesday, Oct. 29

Time: 6-8:30 p.m. 

Where: Peace Tree Brewing Co. 317 E Court Ave Des Moines

Price: $30 

Lip Sync Battle 

Peace Tree-Des Moines Branch is hosting a particular Halloween party. The brewing company is bringing back their lip sync battle, and Capital City Pride is co-hosting the event. Pablo Fahrenheit of Drinking Pants Pageant family will be emceeing the battle, and local celebrities will be the judges. Winners will receive Peace Tree prizes. Entries must be submitted to taylor@peacetreebrewing.com or by private message to Peace Tree - Des Moines Branch. 

When entering the competition, include your name, stage name, name of the artist and song you're performing, and the number of performers. The audience is encouraged to vote by tipping a dollar for their favorite performer's jar. All proceeds will be donated to Capital City Pride. For more information, check out the battle's Facebook event page. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 31

Time: 7-10 p.m. 

Where: Peace Tree Brewing Co. 317 E Court Ave Des Moines

Price: Free

Halloween on the Hill 

Sherman Hill residents will be decorating their homes with scary scenes. Visitors can expect to see ghosts, goblins, a live Thriller performance, Freddy Kruger and more. Sherman Hill will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (D.M.A.R.C.) Food Pantry.

While no treats are involved, the neighborhood-wide haunted house is a family event for all ages and a way to support those in need. Drop off non-perishable food items at Hoyt Sherman Place to receive a map that details the largest Halloween displays in the area. Visit the D.M.A.R.C. website for the needed food items. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 31

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Where: Hoyt Sherman Place,1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines 

Price: Free

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