Since its inception in 2010, Halloween on the Hill has grown to become Des Moines’s premier Halloween event. For a decade, residents of the historic Sherman Hill neighborhood have gone all out to decorate their homes with spooky scenes while also collecting food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network. Like so many events we all love, it is sadly not safe to invite thousands of our friends this year.
However, the need to help those who face food insecurity in our community has never been more important. At the core of Halloween on the Hill has always been a desire to use this fun event help others.
This year, we are asking everyone to support DMARC while we also take a trip down our own “Halloween on the Hill memory lane,” said Sherman Hill Association President, Ryan Howell. “You can check out the 7 foot tall Frankenstein, clowns, medieval knights, zombie spiders, Freddy Kruger roaming the streets, a full-size pirate ship, live performances of Thriller, and more! All have all been favorites but what’s number one? You can help us decide that with your donation – and vote!”
The public is invited to vote for your favorite(s) Halloween scene by making a donation to DMARC at
All funds raised will be used to support DMARC’s Food Pantry Network, which last year assisted more than 55,000 individuals in Greater Des Moines, 35% of whom were children and youth age 17 or younger. Established in 1976, it is the largest food pantry network in Iowa with pantry sites located in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, and Des Moines.
Matt Unger. “Halloween on the Hill is an event we always look forward to, and we are excited to keep its spirit alive in a virtual way while elevating the issue of food insecurity in our community.” Last year, Halloween on the Hill raised over $1,000 and collected nearly 5,000 individual items in support of the DMARC Food Pantry Network.
Drake University is offering discounted tickets for Sherman Hill residents for two upcoming games. We have great discounts available to see the men play Indiana State on Saturday, February 1 at 5pm and the women play Bradley on Thursday, February 20 at 6pm. You can attend both games if you want.
In order to get $5 admission to the games, all you have to do is visit DRAKETIX.COM/PROMO AND enter the Promo Code: SHERMAN. See promotion above for more info!
Tickets available for purchase at the Hoyt Sherman ticket office Saturday and Sunday during the tour!!!
2019 brings another year of great stops for this 42nd annual tour of historic homes.
Tickets and route maps can be purchased on Saturday, September 28th or Sunday, September 29th 10am – 1pm daily during tour hours at the Hoyt Sherman Box Office located at 1500 Woodland Ave (entrance on the east side of the building/parking lot). The tour ends each day at 4pm.
Early ticket pick-up at the Hoyt Sherman Box office is unavailable.