Check out these local Halloween activities


Araya Schroder, Photography Editor

October is the time of year when the leaves fall, the sun falls faster as we’re transitioning into the season of Halloween spookiness and trickery. As we enter spooky season, the city of Lincoln transforms into a Halloween Palooza. What Lincoln residents should know is that on October 31st, there is going to be so much more to do other than just Trick or Treat. All different companies and businesses collaborate with the public to celebrate Halloween with candy, games, family fun and a little bit of spookiness. 

Track or Treat and Halloween Carnival at F Street 

Looking for some Halloween fun from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.? F Street carnival includes a costume contest for all the little monsters roaming around, as well as free station-to-station candy and Halloween-themed carnival games for you and your family to enjoy. 

Trunk or Treat at Fallbrook Y.M.C.A

Fallbrook Y.M.C.A. is opening up its grounds to the public. Accompany them to a night of fun from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot. Present yourself in character and collect sweet treats left and right.

Boo at the Zoo

Join all the animals and zookeepers for a spooky night at the Lincoln zoo. Starting Oct. 26 through Oct. 30, Lincoln Zoo is opening its gates to all the creatures and characters for over 40 booths of trick and treating. 

Butterfly Bakery presents 2022 Halloween

Have a sweet tooth but not for candy? Butterfly Bakery is hosting free cookie decorating with Raven King for the first 250 kids on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also offer Three Candy shoots, face painting and a costume contest with a $100 gift card grand prize.

Frontier Harley- Davidson presents Harleyween 

Calling all motorcyclists and future cyclists, Harley Davidson is running a trunk or treat for our little passengers on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For some more entertainment, there will be a kid tattoo parlor, bounce house and for possible customers, 20% off all skull-themed products. If you’re feeling confident, there is a costume contest for both adults and kids. The winner of the best adult costume is given a $100 Frontier gift card and the best child costume wins a surprise gift basket. 


For those who chose a trick instead of treats, students of LSE share their spookiest places in Lincoln:

“I have read many documents about how Antelope Park is haunted and has lots of paranormal activity,” says Rako Ranjbar.

“House by the Capital owned by the Ferguson family, tan with a red roof, creepy, cold feeling on the inside,” says Aubrey Townsend.

“There’s an old house that a serial killer used to kill all of his victims,” an anonymous source said,“Down the street from the Lincoln cemetery. It’s old and very torn down. It’s all burnt and destroyed.” 

“The Seven Sisters Road,” says Kiara Wilson. “It’s a road that goes through some hills and the story is that a father went and hung all seven of his daughters, each on one hill. It’s said that if you drive down the road at night, your radio can cut out, your headlights can flicker and you can hear mysterious things. It’s really quiet at night and gets really dark and eerie.” 

“Wyuka Cemetery,” says Kylee Rathjen. “Most cemeteries are known to be scary, it’s just something we live with knowing. But I always get this weird chill when I visit. Not like anything I have felt before. Even at other cemeteries, I don’t get this chill. It’s just a weird place and everything feels off there.”