Tripadvisor notes that people are still planning to travel this fall with Halloween-themed plans among the top reasons.

All kinds of Halloween fun can be found Saturday, Oct. 9 at Des Moines County’s Big Hollow Park, 18853 152nd Ave., Sperry, Iowa, according to a report in the Burlington-based The Hawk Eye newspaper.

Big Halloween at the Campground will open at 4 p.m. at the RV campground. Fun for the whole family includes hayrack rides, a bonfire with s’mores, pumpkin-and fall-themed painting and crafts and costume contests.

There will be trick-or-treating and Halloween decorations at the campground’s 32 RV sites.

Conservation administrative assistant Jeff Breuer has been assisting in preparations for the party, including parking plans and gathering ingredients for s’mores campfire treats.

A borrowed SEIRPC bus will shuttle people back and forth from the campground to the parking area, and there will be parking attendants, said Breuer, who will join more than 20 volunteers and seven conservation staff members working the event.

DMC Conservation activities were on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, but about 300 or so kids brought their bags and buckets around to campers who decorated for Halloween and handed out candy on their own.

According to Breuer, the first Big Halloween at the Campground in 2019 attracted about 1,000 little ghosts and goblins. For 2022, organizers plan to promote, and have an even bigger event and more participants.

See the complete report in The Hawk Eye here.