Halloween 2016 Guide: Family-friendly events/activities in Northwest Arkansas


It’s Halloween weekend! LOTS happening this weekend before the big event on Monday, the 31st! If you’re looking for something fun to do in Northwest Arkansas, scroll down and take your pick!

Oct. 7: First Friday Fall Fest, Bentonville Square, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Bentonville Square is transformed into a Fall Fest blockparty with live music & entertainment, outstanding food options and family friendly activities. Games, Mask Making Craft, Pumpkin Decorating, Trampolines, Ponies, Caricature Artist, Face Painting.

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Family Friday: Make clay pumpkins. Community Creative Center, Fayetteville.

clay-pumpkins-community-creative-centerIt’s that time of year goblins and ghouls! Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to get ready for it than to come make your own clay jack-o-lantern at CCC.

Click on the image below and sign up for Family Friday: Clay Pumpkins!

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Oct. 8: 10th Annual Nash Back at Ya Car Club’s Monster Ball. Free pet event at back parking lot of Frisco Station Mall in Rogers, 3 p.m. to dark. Pet Parade, pet contest, pet costume contest, and prizes and goodie bags. Silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the Humane Society for Animals. Registered vehicles and bikes are asked to bring an item of dog food, cat food, or a cleaning supply for the shelter to register in the the car or bike show. Stuff the trailer full of items to help the shelter get through the winter. Will have concessions on site.

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Oct. 13: Mercy YMCA 4th Annual Halloween Carnival. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Village on the Creeks, Rogers.

There will be: Inflatables, Super Science Show, Free Carnival Games, Fire Truck, Kona Ice, Say Cheese Photo Booth, Fun Run with Obstacle Course, Mercy Pediatric Teddy Bear check ups, Family, Food, and Fun. A $5 wristband will give you full access to the event.

Click here to buy your wristband.

arts live logoOct. 13-16: Arts Live Theatre presents the ALT original adaptation ‘I Was A Teenage Werewolf’.

Production dates:
Thursday, October 13, 7 pm
Friday, October 14, 7 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2 pm

Arts Live Theatre, 818 North Sang Avenue, Fayetteville.

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modern-mission-logoOctober 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29: 2016 Zombie Epidemic, Modern Mission, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, 7-11 p.m. each night.

Take your fight indoor with this year’s undead carnival theme. Infected clowns will be in fast pursuit of you and your friends as you battle for survival. Sessions start at 7 p.m. each night with limited space available. Join Modern Mission and fight the epidemic.

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maskaread-picOct. 20: Mask-a-Read. An evening to celebrate and support our community through literacy. Fayetteville Town Center, 6-9 p.m.

2016 Event Features: Annual Barbara Broyles Champion for Literacy Award Presentation; Blind Date with a Book; Cork Pull; and Silent Auction featuring OLC Programs and Services + Literacy Related Items; Live Auction of various Little Free Library Kiosks; Dinner; Music; Pop Up Entertainment Events. Masks available for sale at the door. Costumes optional but encouraged.

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Oct. 21-22 & Oct. 28-29: 2016 Zombie Epidemic, Modern Mission, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, 7-11 p.m. each night.

Take your fight indoor with this year’s undead carnival theme. Infected clowns will be in fast pursuit of you and your friends as you battle for survival. Sessions start at 7 p.m. each night with limited space available. Join Modern Mission and fight the epidemic.

Click here for more Zombie Epidemic info!

Oct. 20 & 27: Clay pumpkin art, Spark Kids. Create and take home your own family keepsake THURSDAYS: 3:50-5:00pm, Oct. 20th & 27th. Ages 6 and up. Location: Art classroom at Ozark Montessori Academy

First class: Learn clay techniques as you mold the pumpkin. Second class: Paint and decorate pumpkin. Teacher: Brook Blanton, a mom who is passionate about seeing kids learn confidence, perseverance, innovation and wonder through the creative process.

Cost: $25 (includes two classes, materials and take home keepsake) Discounts for siblings available.

Register with Brook by Oct 19th at brook.blanton@gmail.com or call/text her at 479-236-4859.

Clay pumpkin craft, Spark Kids

Oct. 22: Halloween Bash at Princess Party Palace. 5-6:15, Princess Party Palace, 925 N. College Ave. Join some of your favorite princesses as they host this annual Halloween Party! This year the palace will have:

Spooktacular photo booth
Fun games such as Snow White’s Apple Toss, Haunted Witch’s’ hate ring toss, and Halloween Bingo
Cinderella’s Pumpkin Craft
Popcorn Bar full of your favorite candy toppings
Cookie Decorating
Glitter Tattoos
Halloween story
And of course we will all do the Monster Mash

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Oct. 23, Halloween Monster Dash. 1-4 p.m., 200 W. Center St.

monster-dashA Halloween-themed 5k and Fun Run involving a costume contest and candy treats along the course. This is a unique themed-run which celebrates health, an active lifestyle and the changing of the seasons while getting to still eat some chocolate! Each participant will be given a Halloween Monster Dash candy bag and there will be several candy stations along the course to gather candy.

This event is less about your minute per mile time, but more about having the time of your life. The fun run is un-timed (although some will be racing for a time and that is fine) and less about who finishes first! It’s about dressing up in the craziest, scariest and most creative costumes on the planet and coming out to do some exercising and collecting some candy along the way! What better way for a family to go trick or treat and have a healthy experience. Or for all those who are going to make a day of it what better way than to dress up with your roommates or training partners, have some fun for a couple of hours and then you’re right in the heart of the entertainment district and the night is still young!

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Oct. 26: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Costume Parade. 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Little Sprouts is a weekly botanically-themed program for preschoolers. Each week there are stories, sing songs, and fun crafts and activities. Whether we are learning about how bees are more helpful than harmful, or exploring the garden with handmade binoculars, the children leave the garden with a real appreciation for the world around them and a new desire to protect it.

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Oct. 27: Streetfest and costume contest, The Jones Center. Free. 6-8 p.m. This event is put on by Camp War Eagle and Mosaic hosted at The Jones Center. It’s outside on the JTL Plaza. If there’s rain, everything will move inside to the gym and cafeteria. There will be free food, candy, games, and a costume contest with prizes for best dressed. The event is totally free.

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Friday, Oct. 28:

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modern mission outsideOct. 28-29: 2016 Zombie Epidemic, Modern Mission, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, 7-11 p.m. each night.

Take your fight indoor with this year’s undead carnival theme. Infected clowns will be in fast pursuit of you and your friends as you battle for survival. Sessions start at 7 p.m. each night with limited space available. Join Modern Mission and fight the epidemic.

Click here for more Zombie Epidemic info!

Oct. 28: 5:30-9 p.m. Animal Science Day.

Come Celebrate Animal Science Day with students, family, faculty, and friends. There will be food, games, animal judging, costume contests for the whole family (including the dog), a haunted house and tons of candy!

Entry is free!

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Oct. 28: Hogwart’s Masquerade: A Harry Potter Event. Barnes & Noble, Rogers. Are you ready for more Harry Potter?
You are cordially invited to the masquerade. Come dressed in your finest witch, wizard, fantastic beast, or frightfully clever costumes for a magical evening to be remembered! Special #bnstorytime for younger goblins, events, giveaways, contests, and more! Stop by the cafe and enjoy some #HarryPotter themed treats including #chocolatefrogs, #bertiebotts, and Passion Potion Iced Tea, perfect for any #witch, #wizzard, or #muggle! This Hogwart’s Masquerade is sure to be magical.

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haunted-hollywood-partyOct. 28: Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party. Join us if you dare…for a ghoulishly fun evening! The Grand at 117, Rogers, 7:30-11:30 p.m., All proceeds benefit the BFF Foundation. Early-Bird Tickets $20 until Oct 15. $25 after. Includes one complimentary drink, small bites, music and entry into a costume contest. Cash Bar Available.

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Oct. 28: Treats at the Track, A&M Railroad Station. Emma St., Springdale, starts at 6:30-9:30 p.m. Treats at the Tracks 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. 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.

Admission is $5 (Kids 2yrs and under are Free).
Trick-or-Treat on the Train
Carnival Games
Live Music
Hay Ride
Haunted Train
Door Prizes
Inflatable Games

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Oct. 28: Costumes, Candy and Cops Carnival. 7-9 p.m. Join us for a “fa-BOO-lous” time! Outdoor movie, Hotdogs, Candy, Popcorn, Fun, Activities for all ages! Wear your costumes! Open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs & your blankets!

At the Sheriff’s Office on 14th St. in Bentonville.

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Oct. 28: Pumpkin Painting at the Bentonville Community Center. This will be a fun afternoon of pumpkin decorating. The center will have 100 mini pumpkins available OR you can bring your own. They will provide everything you need to decorate. 2-6 p.m.

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Saturday, Oct. 29th:

trick-or-treat-bentonvilleOct. 29: Trick-or-Treating at the Farmer’s Market. Bentonville Square, 7:30a-1p.

Help wrap up the 2016 Bentonville Farmer’s Market Season by dressing in your best costume and joining us for Trick or Treat on the Square. Trick or Treat activities will be from 10am-12pm. Visit the DBI booth in front of the 5&10, or stop by any of our downtown businesses who have a pumpkin in the window for a sweet surprise!

This is the last market for the season, so be sure to check out all of the vendors and get your Farmer’s Market fix before it’s too late.

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Oct. 29: Centerton FOP Trunk or Treat. 6-9 p.m., Bentonville West High School, Bentonville. Car Show & Trunk or Treat. A safe place for families to bring young children for Halloween fun. Ozark Off Road Club and other car/4×4 groups will be represented. Food trucks, a hay ride, and having police and fire trucks on site for “touch a truck”! Stay tuned for more details.

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Oct 29: Fall Festival Bella Vista Baptist Church. Games, food, bounce houses, Lots of fun. 6-8 p.m.

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trunk-or-treatOct. 29: Trunk or Treat. Caudle Ave. Baptist Church, Springdale. 5-7 p.m. Caudle Ave Baptist hosts trunk or treat! Springdale police will be grilling hot dogs for dinner. Lots of fun games and prizes. Completely free. Everyone is welcome.

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Oct. 29: Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs. Visit the ONE time a year that you can see the animals after dark! A fun-filled event for the whole family! Games, prizes, hayrides, and scares.

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Oct. 29: Halloween Costume Party, Brick Street Brews (adults only)

The event is free & open to the public, 21 & up. There will be a costume contest with judging between 8-9 pm, party food and the bar & beer garden will be decorated. 6-11 p.m. Location: Brick Street Brews, W. Walnut St., Rogers

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Oct. 29: Arts Live Dance Party

arts-live-halloween-eventJoin us on October 29th, 7-9 pm for the Arts Live Theatre Halloween Dance Party. $15 per person and boys and ghouls ages 6-18 are invited…ticket includes dance, refreshments and Halloween goody bag! Advance purchase only. Space is limited.

To reserve call 479.521.4932 or email info@artslivetheatre.com.

Click here to visit the Arts Live website!

Oct. 29: Halloween Dance Party. Bentonville  Community Center, 3-6 p.m.

Please join us for an night full of Halloween dancing fun! We will have a DJ, dance competition and costume contest! Plus, candy of course. The dance will take place in the Community Rooms at the Bentonville Community Center. $5 per person

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Oct. 29: Haunted Night on the Battlefield, Prairie Grove Battlefield. 7-9:30 p.m.

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Oct. 29: Kick or Treat.

Springdale Parks and Recreation has announced the Inaugural Kick or Treat! Kick or Treat is a soccer tournament during the day and a free Halloween carnival at night!

USYS and USASA Sanctioned Tournaments
U10 & Older 3v3
U7 & Older Recreation Format
U7 & Older Select Format
Adult Open Format
Registration will begin Tuesday. Sept. 6th.

Free and open to the public!
Candy, Costume Contests (Including Dog), Bounce Houses, Games, Food, Haunted Hay Ride, and much more!

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Oct. 29: Annual Dog Party USA Halloween Costume Party. At Dog Party, 5:30 – 8 pm.  All “parents” and puppies are encouraged to dress up. There will be delicious food, live music, games, prizes, goody bags and of course a costume contest.  It is all free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Peace, Love and Paws.”

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Dog Party USA event

Sunday, Oct. 30th:

Oct. 30: Faith Assembly of God Trunk or Treat. 4-7 p.m., West Sunset, Springdale.

Don’t miss our Annual Trunk or Treat on October 30th from 4-7 pm. It will be a great time of Trunk or Treating, Face Painting, Inflatables and fun! All for FREE!

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Oct. 30: Bark’NPaws’ 4th Annual Halloween Dog Costume Party. 5-6:30 p.m. Come get SPOOKED with your POOCH this Halloween-Eve at BARK’N PAWS!!!! There will be a COSTUME CONTEST with PRIZES, PIZZA, DRINKS, and gobs of fun in store.

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Murder Mystery and Dinner, Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Oct. 30: 6-9:30 p.m. The murder mystery involves the guests. The acting group has been doing murder mysteries for many years and are a very talented group.

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Halloween Night, Monday, Oct. 31st:

fallapaloosa-fbc-farmingtonOct. 31: Fallpaloosa, First Baptist Church, Farmington. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 589 Rheas Mill Road. Cake walk, food, candy, dunking booth, carnival.

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Oct. 31: Goblin Parade. Downtown Rogers, 3:30-5:30p, Oct. 31.

Bring your little ones (13 & under please) to Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Rogers. It’s fun, safe and free.

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Oct. 31: Trick-or-Treating on the Square, Fayetteville Square, 3-5p, Oct. 31.

Trick or Treat on the Square features carnival games, face painting, costume contests and candy for all participating children.

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Oct. 31: First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat. 6-8 p.m. You can expect food, games, inflatables and lots and lots of candy. There will be prizes awarded to the winners of the costume contest for the following categories: Funniest, Most Heroic, Most Original and Best Overall.

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Oct. 31: Eureka Springs Superhero Takeover. 6-9 p.m. Eureka Springs. Get ready to take over Eureka Springs and take over the city! Bring your best superhero or supervillain costume, and let’s rock this town!

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halloween-event-imagine-adventureworldOct. 31: Trick or Treating at Imagine A Child’s Adventureworld. “Little trick or treaters dressed in a disguise will get a sweet surprise! (Allergy friendly options available!)” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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To see the October Calendar of Events, click here! For a list of craft fairs, pumpkin patches and other fun fall in Northwest Arkansas, click here!