Beggar's Night Tradition in Des Moines, Iowa

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It's not until you move away from Iowa that you realize what we have here is special....
Beggar's Night is coming...and for those of you not in Des Moines, Beggar's Night is the night that the kids take to the streets and go trick or treating. Though the 31st is Halloween, each town in the Des Moines area picks what night will be "Beggar's Night". Around the country kids are saying "Trick or Treat!" and claiming their candy prize, but we do things a bit differently here. We do things right....

New to Des Moines? Be prepared:
1) Kids in costume ring the doorbell
2) Homeowner answers...
3) Kids say "trick or treat!"
4) Kids then tell their BEST joke, usually something simple, and then wait to see if the homeowner is amused.
5) If the homeowner likes the joke, then...
6) The kids earn their candy!

Have a Joke to Share?

I can only think of one right now...if you know a good one, leave a comment with your joke!

Why did the boy bring the string to the game?

To tie the score

Des Moines Area Beggar's Night Times

Clive: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

Des Moines 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

Grimes: 6-8 p.m. -- October 31

Granger: 6-8 p.m. -- October 31

Johnston: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

Urbandale: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

Waukee: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

West Des Moines: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

Windsor Heights: 6-8 p.m. -- October 30

For more areas around Des Moines, check here

Have more questions? There are definitely more answers. Feel free to connect with me via Facebook, Twitter, Text, Email, or by cell. I’m happy to help.

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