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Trick-or-Treating Alternatives


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Note: please check with event sponsor before making plans as times could have changed.

11th Annual Bryant Monster Madness at Mills Park (Bryant)
October 28
Admission: free ($3 for munchkinland, $5 for trail)
Munchkinland games and bounces for younger children, costume contest, haunted trails and hay ride, s’mores, trunk or treating.

Mall-O-Ween (Fayetteville)
October 31
6 -8:00 p.m.
Children 12 and under invited to Trick-or-Treat with merchants at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Costume contest and free treats. More details on website.

Scare on the Square (Heber Springs)
October 31
Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Costume contest, “trunk or treat,” and fun for the entire family.

Trunk or Treat (Jacksonville)
October 31
5 – 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Community Center @ 5 Municipal Drive
Admission: Free
Several city businesses, churches, sponsors and the Parks & Recreation Department open their decorated trunks and pass out candy.

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean (Morrilton)
October 31
Admission: Free
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family friendly nature activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule.

After Dark in the Park (Mountain View)
October 31
7 – 9:00 p.m.
Ozark Folk Center Auditorium
Admission: Free
Storytelling, a costume contest, eerie music, and old-fashioned fun.

Goblin Parade (Rogers)
October 31
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Frisco Park, 3rd & Walnut
A community event for kids to trick or treat at Downtown Rogers Businesses

Trick or Treat on the Square (Searcy)
October 31
Admission: Free
Trick or treating, train rides and spooky fun in Downtown Searcy.

Downtown Trick or Treat (Siloam Springs)
October 31
Downtown merchants
Admission: Free
Free afternoon of trick or treating, costume contest with prizes and carnival style games on Broadway Street.

Adults & Older Kids

Voices from the Silent City (Eureka Springs)
October 16-18, 24-25
Begins at 5:30 p.m. each day
Eureka Springs Historical Museum
Admission: $5
Living history tours led by costumed guides through the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Highway 62 East. Tours leave the museum every 20 minutes and last approx. one hour.

Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fayetteville)
October 31
8:00 pm
Walton Arts Center
The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation – and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests. Join us in your best Rocky Horror themed costume, and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music – the most popular cult classic of all time. It’s a BYOP* show (Bring Your Own Props).

October Shadows Paranormal Lamplight Tour (Fort Smith)
October 24
The Clayton House, 514 North 6th Street
Admission: $10
Take your own flashlight and camera and listen as guides share evidence and anecdotes of the spirits some believe linger in this restored Victorian-era house. Find out why the investigators keep coming back, and why some of the staff say they never will…at least not after dark.

2nd annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (Hot Springs)
October 23-26
Central Theatre, 1008 Central Ave.
Brings together filmmakers, fans and horror fanatics for a fright-festive 4 days packed full of films from all over the world. Will include local and international films from the Horror, Thriller and Sci – Fi genres.

Murder & Macabre Mystery Dinner Theater (Hot Springs)
October 31 – November 1
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.; Showtime 7:00 p.m.
262-4521 or 623-9126 for reservations
Tickets: $40
The Porterhouse Restaurant, 2nd Floor – 707 Central Ave.
An audience participation murder mystery with dinner catered by Porterhouse Restaurant

Halloween at Oaklawn (Hot Springs)
October 31
6 – 10:00 p.m.
Oaklawn Racing and Gaming
Adult Halloween party with a cash prize for the best costume as well as prize drawings and drink specials. Please note: No full head masks or toy weapons will be allowed.

Candlelight Tours & A Victorian Funeral (Rogers)
October 17 & 24
7 – 9:15 p.m.
Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S 2nd St.
Admission: $5 (suggested age 12 and older)
Step back in time and attend a funeral service in the Hawkins House. Then walk with the widow to her husband’s final resting place and watch the undertaker place the casket in the ground. The tour will wrap up with refreshments in the museum’s garden. Registration required as space is limited to 10 people per tour. Tours last approx. 45 minutes.

Murder, Mayhem and Lies: Investigating Some of Arkansas’s Historical Cold Cases (Washington)
9:00 a.m. – Noon
1914 Schoolhouse at Old Washington State Park
Admission: Free
The Arkansas History Commission and the Southwest Regional Archives (SARA) hosts their annual history symposium. Featured speakers include Brian Irby, Amanda Paige, and Peggy Lloyd. Registration required.

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