Witches Walk


Oct 05, 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Witches Walk

Come out for a scary good time on Thursday, October 5! Downtown businesses will be open late and hosting snacks and sips between 6:00 – 8:00pm.

This event is geared towards adults, but all are welcome and costumes are encouraged.  If you are looking for a trick or treating opportunity for kids, join us for Downtown Trick or Treating on October 27!


FREE Giveaway – The first 300 Witches Walk attendees can pick up a free wine tumbler at Tom Evans Park located at 340 Main St. while supplies last

Photo Stations – Grab a photo with your coven to remember this fun night out. Several can be found on the handout you’ll receive at Witches Walk!

Witches Bingo – (Pickup Bingo Sheet at Witches Walk) – Complete any 5 activities in a row to form a “BINGO” to be entered to win a gift basket with Downtown Ames Businesses.

Food & Drink Specials

Sam’s Place | 125 Main St. | Open from 11am to 2am. Spooky themed cocktails, pool, arcade games and a costume contest! Two full bars and karaoke! Must be 21+

The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Company | 129 Main St. | TBD

Whiskey River | 134 Main St. | TBD

Little Woods: Herbs and Teas | 136 Main St. | Open till 8pm. Special Brews: Drop in Pu’er Service & Steamed Mulled Cider

London Underground | 212 Main St. | $1 Gin & Tonics

Sweet Caroline’s | 316 Main St. | TBD

Della Viti | 323 Main St. | Free witch’s brew wine tasting!

Cornbred | 526 Main St. | “Witches Brew” Cocktail; drawing to win a gift card


Shopping Specials

Oak Lane Candle Co. | 121 Main St. | Photobooth inside and 15% off our candle of the month!

Transform Wellness Collective | 130 Main St. | Spin to win!

Dog-Eared Books | 203 Main St. | Book banning is scary! But we fight our fears here at Dog-Eared Books. For Witches Walk, we’re offering a themed cocktail, free snacks and stickers while supplies last, and an opportunity to send a quick postcard to make a difference in the fight against book banning.

Marmalade Moon | 207 Main St. | Sample snacks

Heroic Hair | 209 Main St. | Passing out candy

Treats on a Leash | 216 Main St. | Drawing for $50 gift card – guess the number of candy in a jar on their counter, closest guess wins!

Kaylee | 218 Main St. | All of our ISU clothing will be 15% Off

Chocolaterie Stam | 230 Main St. | Apple coffee is a cozy fall treat. Cinnamon, apple, caramel, and coffee

Duck Worth Wearing | 232 Main St. | In-store special

The Loft | 233 Main St. | In-store special

Life Distilled | 301 Main St. | Receive 20% of house plants and crystals

RAYGUN | 301 Main St. | In honor of Friday the 13th, RAYGUN will be offering an unearthly 13% off on everything. This supernatural discount will be offered both during the Witch’s Walk and on Friday the 13th this October.

Z.W. Mercantile | 301 Main St. | Late Night Shopping & Goodies

Nook & Nest | 301 Main St. | Late Night Shopping & Goodies

Cooks’ Emporium | 313 Main St. | Late Night Shopping & Goodies

Lindsey Loo’s | 312 Main St. | Treats and Door Prizes

Moose on the Loose | 312 Main St. | Treats and Door Prizes

Photosynthesis | 317 Main St. | Photo Booth outside: free 4×6 photo print from any Witches Walk photo booth, redeem night of or at later date

Ames British Foods | 328 Main St. Suite 100 | Come experience a taste of England with a variety of tea, biscuits, and others foods.

Everts Flowers Home & Gifts | 329 Main St. | Witches Brew & Bites – 30% off

MEMBERS1ST Community Credit Union | 423 Main St. | Photobooth – Color changing cups and candy

Back Alley House Plants | 501 Main St. | Open till 8pm, Double Leafy Rewards


Off Main Street Specials

Nook & Nest at Home | 210 5th St. | Late Night Shopping & Goodies

Visiting Angels | 426 5th St. | Drinks, candy, and a gift card drawing!

Identity | 307 Kellogg Ave. | Take a step down our rainbow stairs and get exclusive look at Identity. We’ll have have our retail space open, snacks, and free goodie bags with special offers!

The Octagon Shop | 413 Douglas Ave. | Shop 180 local & regional artists and learn how to block print from artist Wednesday Adams! Make your own lino-block printed spooky greeting card/postcards/one of a kind prints!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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