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Get to know the origin of Des Moines' pre-Halloween tradition called "Beggars' Night." Wochit

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It's time to dust off your old jokes, because Beggars' Night is right around the corner.

The Des Moines tradition will make its annual return at the end of October, of course. But with Halloween on a Wednesday this year, many of you might be asking, when is Beggars' Night 2018?

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Most communities in central Iowa will be observing the metro's version of trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30. Check out the list of community Beggars' Night dates and times below provided by DesMoinesParent.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 30:

  • Adel: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Altoona: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Ankeny: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Bondurant: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Carlisle: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Clive: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Des Moines: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Grimes: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Granger: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Indianola: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Johnston: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Norwalk: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Runnells: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Pleasant Hill: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Urbandale: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Waukee: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • West Des Moines: 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Winterset:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Windsor Heights: 6 to 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 31:

  • Ames: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

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