Scream Acres started as a haunted hay rack ride in the early 2000s. Since then, it has evolved into a huge attraction with four separate haunted attractions that are ever-changing. The newest attraction is Cell Block Z, a prison cell block overrun with zombie prisoners. Other haunts include a Slaughterhouse, the Cornfield, and the clown-ridden Carnival Chaos.
These attractions are renovated every other year, feature nearly 40 different scenes and have around 60 actors ready to scare. Scream Acres takes over Bloomsbury Farms in Atkins on Fridays and Saturdays until Halloween. Tickets start at $20 for two attractions and $30 for all four. The box office is open from 6:30–10:30 p.m. and you must present your tickets by 10:30 to guarantee admission. Tickets are also available online.
Strengthen • Grow • Evolve is a collaborative campaign led by two Iowa City-based arts nonprofits, The Englert Theatre and FilmScene that seeks a major reinvestment to strengthen the arts through modern and historic venues, innovative programming, and new models of collaboration.