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From adult Halloween bashes to family-fun festivals, you don't have to travel far to have some autumn fun! Fall is gone in a flash, so take advantage of these great seasonal activities going on right here in Northwest Arkansas!



The Big List of Halloween Activities in Northwest Arkansas

by Angela Forsyth

From adult Halloween bashes to family-fun festivals, you don't have to travel far to have some autumn fun! Fall is gone in a flash, so take advantage of these great seasonal activities going on right here in Northwest Arkansas!


Bella Vista

Spooktacular

Bella Vista Public Library's 11th Annual Spooktacular event p.m. This year Spooktacular is going to be bigger than ever with more games, more activities, and a hay ride! The library is excited to welcome special guests, Super Science NWA and the Scott Family Amazeum to the event this year! So mark your calendars and get your costume ready because it's going to be a spectacularly spooky good time!

When: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2pm-4pm

Where: Bella Vista Library, 11 Dickens Place, Bella Vista, AR 72714

Cost: FREE

Link: Event Link


PBV Halloween Bash

First annual Positively Bella Vista Halloween Bash. $22 per person; includes all you can eat dinner and dessert, DJ and dance floor in the premier Bella Vista venue: Simple Pleasures Event Center! Costumes are optional but encouraged. Schedule includes social hour, dinner and dessert, dancing and costume contest.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 6pm-11pm

Where: Simple Pleasures, 13718 Rothbury Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715

Cost: $22

Link: Event Link


Bentonville

Costumes, Candy & Cops Carnival

Trunk-or-Treating, FREE family fun festival at the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Wear your costume, play some games, trunk-or-treat and watch a movie in our park. Free Food, Drinks, & Candy while supplies last. You won't want to miss this fun family event!

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 5pm - 9pm

Where: Benton County Sheriff's Office. 1300 SW 14th St. Bentonville, AR

Cost: FREE

Link: Facebook Event Page


The Reeves Brothers Honky Tonkin Halloween

The Reeves Brothers Live for Halloween! Come have a Honky Tonkin Halloween at The Meteor. Live Music from The Best Damn Honky-Tonkers In Town! Help celebrate the release of their new album.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9pm - 1am

Where: Meteor Guitar Gallery, 128 W Central Ave., Bentonville, AR 72712

Cost: $10

Link: Facebook Event Page


Halloween in the Hollow

Conjure up the creative spirits of artists from the collection for Artinfusion's annual Halloween in the Hollow! FEATURING: Golden Dawn Arkestra, psychic readings, zombie silent disco, haunted house, lounge, costume contest, photo booth and theatrical accounts of artists' lives. FREE Admission to Stuart Davis: In Full Swing. Tickets are required for entry. Register online or with Guest Services. Must be at least 21 to attend; ID will be checked at the door. Please drink responsibly.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9pm-12am

Where: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

Cost: $45 (FREE for Artinfusion members)

Link: Facebook Event Page


Broadway Sing A Long-Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hosted by Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar

When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar, 225 S Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712

Link: Facebook Event Page


Fall Festival presented by Walnut Farm Montessori School

Please join in for a super, fun family fall morning! There will be a pumpkin patch and decorating area, Hay Maze, 4-H Animal encounters, sensory activities, reading nook, bake sale, BBQ and so much more! Ticket price includes 1 pumpkin per child and access to all activities! There will be BBQ from Kersey Brothers Barbecue on site for purchase to satisfy your lunch cravings.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 9am - 12pm

Where: Walnut Farm Montessori School, 4208 E Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712

Cost: $10

Link: Event Page


Cave Springs

Ozark Corn Maze

Ozark Corn Maze features 3 seperate mazes across 16 acres. They also have a hay maze, corn cannon, pumpkin sling shot, barrel traing, minature donkeys, corn pool, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and concessions.

When: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2pm-4pm

Where: 12880 Hwy 112, Cave Springs, AR 72762

Cost: $9 admission + $1-2 for attractions

Link: Web Link


Eureka Springs

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Join TCWR for their annual Halloween celebration during the only time of year to see the Refuge's animal residents at night. Enjoy music, games, costume contests, haunted hay rides and more during this family-friendly event. Follow them on social media or call the Refuge for more information.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7pm - 9:00pm

Where: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Cost: $10-20

Link: Event Page


Dancing In The Park- Thriller edition

Dancing in the Park is wrapping up the season with a special THRILLER edition! Bring the whole family to Basin Spring Park to learn some moves from the iconic music video. The amazing DJ Testube will be spinning, so sport your finest undead attire and join in for family-friendly Halloween fun! The Zombie Crawl parade will start at dusk, followed by a performance by Melonlight's Street Theater. RSVP to this event for updates - October is creeping up on us!

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 12pm - 2pm

Where: Basin Spring Park, 3 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Link: Facebook Event Page


6TH ANNUAL EUREKA SPRINGS ZOMBIE CRAWL- A Benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank

A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will join the hungry horde of the undead as they shuffle down historic Spring Street. Bring your kids (and your brains) downtown for some frightening family fun! Locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers. There is no charge to participate. Zombies and other parade participants are only asked to each bring two (or more) cans of food to benefit the Flint Street Food Bank.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6PM

Where: Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library, 194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR. Ends at Basin Spring Park.

Cost: 2 cans of food per person (donation)

Link: Event Page


2017 Dance of the Dead - Official After-Party

Is that your heart pounding in fear, or is it just the bass? Grab a quick bite to eat after the parade, and then prepare to shake your bones at the DANCE OF THE DEAD. This official Zombie Crawl after-party hosted by the Upstairs at Grotto will feature the eerie electronic mashups and monster-rific mixes of DJ TESTUBE. Don't be caught dead somewhere else! Must be 21 to Enter.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8pm

Where: Upstairs at Grotto, 39 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR

Cost: $10 per person

Link: Event Page


Intrigue Theater Halloween Show

The Halloween show has been a sellout for the last 4 years! This year's show is Echoes of the Witch Trials - the Ghost Talker faces the Gallows. If you have seen Juliana Fay's Ghost Talking performances - you know it has the potential to convert harden skeptics into believers. Blindfolded on stage, she listens to what the spirits convey - and is able to make the connection between the spirit world and members of the audience. The Court finds Juliana Fay Guilty of supernatural acts of heresy and it sentenced to Death. Come see if the spirits will aid the Ghost Talker in cheating Death! Use COUPON CODE "noose" to get $5 off each ticket.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 8:30pm - 11pm

Where: The Auditorium, 32 S Main St, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632

Cost: Ticket prices start at $29.95

Link: Event Page


Fayetteville

Project 10.31 Community Event

One of Northwest Arkansas' best fall events has gotten even better. More cars means more candy. More candy means more energy to burn. More energy to burn means more activities to enjoy. And all of this can be done for free in a safe, family-friendly environment! Activities include: Trunk-or-Treat, games, pony rides, The Sky Twister, Interactive inflatables and activities for all ages (even adults).

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6pm-8pm

Where: Christian Life Cathedral Fayetteville, 1285 Millsap Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Spooktacular Halloween Bash featuring Banshee Manor

One of Northwest Arkansas' best fall events has gotten even better. More cars means more candy. More candy means more energy to burn. More energy to burn means more activities to enjoy. And all of this can be done for free in a safe, family-friendly environment! Activities include: Trunk-or-Treat, games, pony rides, The Sky Twister, Interactive inflatables and activities for all ages (even adults).

When:

  • Oct 20th. Fun Tour: 6-8pm, Haunt 8-11pm
  • Oct 21st - 22nd: Fun Tour: 1-6pm, Haunt 7-11pm
  • Oct 27th - 29th: Fun Tour: 1-6pm, Haunt 7-11pm
  • Oct 31st Halloween Night: Fun Tour: 1-6pm, Haunt 7-10pm

Where: Locomotion Family Fun Park, 4520 North College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Cost: Free

Link: Web Page


Gymnastics Joe's Halloween Fun House

Looking for something fun and exciting for Halloween this year? Bring the kids out to Gymnastics Joe's Halloween Fun House. This is a family-friendly event for kids ages 5 - 17. This is not meant to give your children nightmares, just a slight spook. If you have any questions, call (479) 582- 9567.

When: Oct. 27 - 31. See link for various times.

Where: Gymnastics Joe's, 4201 N Shiloh Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (Inside the NWA Mall)

Cost: $5

Link: Web Page


Rogers

Sling or Treat

Come by the Equip Sling Station on October 20th for a spooky fun family event from 6-9pm. There will be games, face painting, candy, music, and costume contests where the winners will take home an Equip Hammock! Costume contests are by age categories.

When: Friday, Oct. 20, 6pm - 9pm

Where: Mercy Trailhead on the Razorback Greenway, Rogers, AR 72758. See link for map

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page

Kid's Day - Pumpkins & Scarecrows

Fall is here and Halloween is on its way, for our last Kid's Day of the season. Wear your costume and come celebrate! There will be a bounce house, live music, pumpkins for sale, pumpkin decorating station, and scarecrow crafts!

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 10am - 12pm

Where: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, 101 E. Cherry St., Rogers, AR 72756

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Movie Night - Ghostbusters (1984)

Join Downtown Rogers Farmers Market for the last Movie Night of the season because it is going to be a good one! They will be showing the original 1984 version of Ghostbusters! Rated PG. 1h 47m.

When: Friday, Oct. 20, 6:45pm - 8:45pm. Movie starts at dark.

Where: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, 101 E. Cherry Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Mom & Me Pumpkin Painting

Join Imagine Studios for a pumpkin painting event. Each mom and kiddo will paint a set of ceramic Jack 'o lantern jars--a big one for moms and a smaller one for kiddos. $55 per pair. Extra Jack o lanterns can be purchased.

When: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2pm-4pm

Where: Imagine Studios, 5212 W Village Pkwy Ste 11, Rogers, AR 72758

Cost: $55 per pair

Link: Facebook Event Page


Goblin Parade

The Goblin Parade provides a safe, fun chance for children to trick o' treat with the downtown businesses. A parade of ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, firefighters, cowboys, etc. parade through downtown and are greeted by the many downtown shop owners. It's safe fun for the whole family! And did we mention there's candy? The Goblin Parade starts at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 (Halloween ... when else?). We line up in Frisco Park.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30 - 5:30

Where: Main Street Rogers, 113 N 4th St, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Siloam Springs

Trunk-or-Treat New Life Church

Every year New Life hosts trunk-or-treat to provide a safe and family friendly environment for kids to trick-or-treat. You will enjoy the many humorously themed and some biblically based decorated trunks and costumes. With inflatables, free refreshments, and great costumes you are sure to have a good time!

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6pm - 8pm

Where: New Life Church, 1611 Cheri Whitlock Dr, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Riverside Entertainment

The Haunt Attractions at Riverside Entertainment are sure to leave you running in fear, screaming in terror and begging for more. We are the home of the BEST Trio of Haunt attractions in the Midwest. Our flagship attraction the Warehouse of Fear is 24 rooms and over 10,000 sq ft of terror and amazement. Walk across the way and discover The Lost Corn Maze. Caught in a space between times, you will discover dinosaurs, dragons, and more as you run for your life. Then Finish your evening off in the Swamp Walker Zombie Shoot. You and your friends will ride through the Zombie infested swamp as you help us to stop them from taking over the area. HALF PRICE ONLY FOR OCT 6th and OCT 7th - $7.50

When: Opening weekend Oct 6th and 7th. Open every Fri and Sat night as well as Halloween night. Ticket booth opens 6:30pm, attractions open at 7:00pm

Where: 17023 Chamber Springs Rd, Siloam Springs, AR

Cost: $15 and up

Link: Facebook Event Page


Springdale

2nd Annual Macaroni Kid Community Trunk or Treat

Join Macaroni Kid Fayetteville/ Macaroni Kid Rogers-Bentonville & many other kid-friendly local businesses & organizations for a fun, free & safe Trunk-or-Treat event! Wear your costumes and join the fun! (Trick-or-Treat bags will be provided by Whataburger for the first 2,000 kids).

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 5pm - 8pm

Where: Arvest Ballpark, 3000 South 56th St., Springdale, AR 72762

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Caudle Ave Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat

Free trunk or treat for kids of all ages! Games, prizes, hot dogs and more! Bounce house for the kids!

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 5pm-7pm

Where: Caudle Ave Baptist Church, 402 Caudle Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Trunk-or-Treat hosted by CoVid Automotive

Stop by this Trunk-Or-Treat in your costume and let the kiddos stop by each vehicle and get their candy. Once they have made their rounds they will get a token to vote for their favorite ride. The winner of the car show will come from the kids. Different sponsors have donated gifts for the winners. CoVid is now up and running for all your Muffler/Exhaust, brakes, oil changes, and general repairs.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 3pm - 6pm

Where: CoVid Automotive, 2328 South 8Th Suite B, Rogers, AR 72758

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Treats at the Train Family Carnival

Treats at the Train will provide a fun, safe place for families to come Trick-or-Treat on the Train, enjoy carnival games and live music, and have lots of fun. There will also be a haunted train for the older and braver kids. Proceeds benefit the House of Hope Rescue Mission, helping to feed the hungry and help the homeless of Northwest Arkansas. Canned good donations for our food pantry will also be accepted. *The train will be stationary; this is not a train ride. Fun for all ages. Safe for Kids.

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where: Arkansas Missouri Railroad, 306 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Cost: $5.00. Kids 2 and under are free. Buy tickets here.

Link: Facebook Event Page


Springdale Halloween Fest

Springdale Parks and Recreation, Springdale Police Department, and Downtown Springdale Alliance are joining together to bring the Springdale Halloween Fest to Downtown Springdale! Celebrate Halloween with friends and family for a fun free night in Downtown Springdale! The night will consist of candy giveaways from the local downtown businesses, touch-a-truck, carnival games, a pumpkin drop, a pumpkin carving contests, and a costume parade (dogs too!), with the showing of the movie "Hotel Transylvania" to end the night.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4pm - 7pm

Where: Downtown Springdale, 110 W. Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

Cost: Free

Link: Facebook Event Page


Ghost Walks

Come walk downtown Rogers and encounter six costumed interpreters, each with a different true tale of murder, mischief or mayhem. Each tour will take 45 minutes. Tours leave every 15 minutes between 7 and 9 p.m. from the Museum building. Registration is required; cost is $5 per person. You must call 479-621-1154 or stop by the museum to reserve your date and time.

When: Oct. 19 - Oct. 28, 7pm - 9pm

Where: Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756

Cost: $5

Link: Web Page


Sulphur Springs

Treasure of Terror Theater

Watch classic Halloween movies inside a real cavern. We will be setting up our large room called the Council Room as an underground movie theater. We will be doing this on Friday, Saturday and some Sunday nights starting Sept. 23. Alll movies and ticket prices are located on our website: www.spanish-treasure-cave.com

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30 - October 14, 6pm - 9pm.

Where: Old Spanish Treasure Cave, 14290 N Hwy 59 Sulphur Springs, AR

Cost: $8-10

Link: Web Page


Muskogee, OK (Out of state but worth the drive)

Halloween Festival - The Castle Muskogee, OK

The Castle's Halloween Festival is a one-stop shop for all things fall festivities and Halloween thrills. Within the 14 acre Castleton village, guests will find over 30 merchants, a collection of crafty creations, home decor and eccentric gifts. Around each corner you will find culinary wizards who brew up delicious drinks, dinner and dessert options. The goal is to offer you and your group a truly unique experience, no matter the age or level of imagination! Complimentary parking, as well as gate admission. There are over 11 different haunt attractions, which guests may purchase tickets for. You can save time by purchasing tickets online, but if you are not sure as to which events you would like to attend, the characters at the Information Booth are happy to advise! Attractions include: Inside Haunts, Outside Haunts, Haunted Hayride, Domus Horrificus, Ultimate Maze, Torture Chamber, Chessboard Stage, Halloween Land, Enchanted Boardwalk and Dark Tower Zombie Hunt

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 29 - Oct. 28, 6 pm - 10 pm.

Where: The Castle Muskogee, OK, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, OK

Cost: Varies - see link below

Link: Web Page



Angela Forsyth, free lance writer with Firefly Marketing, LLC

Angela Forsyth, Editor - FamilyLifeNWA.com