From Spooky to Savory: Here’s What’s Coming Up in Altoona

You know what’s really scary? Snow in October. Yeah. But hey, just because the weather’s being Midwestern doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside. Here are some of the awesome things happening around Altoona over the next week or so.

Note: When you’re out and about, please follow CDC guidelines and be respectful of those around you. We all want to stay healthy, capeesh?

Friday, October 23: Free Country Show at Prairie Meadows

What: Iowa singer-songwriter Ted Stockton covers all your favorite country tunes above the main casino entrance. Must be 21 or older to visit Casino Level 2.

When: Friday, October 23rd,6PM

Where: Casino Level 2, Prairie Meadows, Altoona

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Wednesday, Oct. 28: Altoona’s Business Trick-or-Treat

What: The Altoona Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Local Business Trick or Treat! Come explore local businesses and get some goodies on the way. Booths will be spread out for social distancing, masks are encouraged, and groups will be allowed to enter in intervals.

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 5:30-7:30PM

Where: Prairie Heritage Civic Plaza, Altoona

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Friday, Oct. 30: Altoona Community Trick-or-Treat

What: For one night, all the goblins, ghouls and ghostbusters walk the neighborhoods. (Please practice CDC guidelines and be respectful of those around you. Even Michael Myers knows to wear a mask.)

When: Friday, October 30th, 6-8PM

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Every day: Thanksgiving with Prairie Meadows at AJ’s Steakhouse

What: Take a seat at AJ’s Steakhouse and enjoy a premium 3-course meal, with favorites like slow-roasted turkey, truffle risotto, butternut squash bisque, and sticky toffee pudding with pistachio ice cream.

When: The menu’s now available at AJ’s, but you’ll want to make a reservation online.

Order Now: Thanksgiving TO-GO with Prairie Meadows

What: Take home a classic Thanksgiving dinner from Prairie Meadows. Dinners are designed to feed 4 to 8 people, featuring staples like roasted herb-butter basted turkey, whipped yukon gold potatoes, house-made pies, and much more.

When: Order now through November 19th at noon. Curbside pickup is available Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 11:30AM-3PM.

Reserve your Thanksgiving dinner here.

Updated 11:30 AM Thursday, October 22, 2020: Altoona Business Trick-or-Treat date change due to inclement weather.