Halloween events this week!

pumpkin-cake-o-lantern-halloween-recipe-photo-260-ff1000halloa03.jpgHalloween in Northwest Arkansas is being celebrated practically all week! Here are a few events to consider. Just think: more chances for your kiddos to wear their costumes! (Click on the event to learn more — and click on the treats to see the recipes!)

On Thursday, Oct. 29, Circle of Friends is hosting the 2nd Annual Fall Carnival to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital at the Pauline Whitaker Arena in Fayetteville from 5-8 p.m. Kids should wear their costumes! Wristbands are $20 (for kids only) and there will be food, games, the Fayetteville Fire Department’s fire truck, Central EMS’ ambulance and more! 100% of proceeds go to the hospital. Presented by Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation Inc. Pre-purchase wristbands at The New School lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5:30 p.m.

hairy-daddy-long-legs-cupcakes-halloween-recipe-photo-260-ff1001treata12.jpgThe Fayetteville Visitors Bureau 8th Annual Trick or Treat on the Square, Friday, Oct. 30, 3-5. Pick up lots of yummy treats from downtown merchants and mingle with other creepy characters out on the prowl! Dress up your pets, too, and enter them in the pet costume contest sponsored by Dog Party USA. A highlight: about 30 Razorback student athletes will be on hand to sign posters and game schedules from 3-5 as well!

Community Access Television’s Spooktacular at the Fayetteville Town Center, Oct. 30, 4-7. Family-friendly games, costume contests, face painting, a magician, a Haunted Hallway and lots of tricks & treats! Admission is $3. (For the grown-up ghouls: CAT will also be hosting a Masquerade Ball later that night from 9 to midnight. Costume contests, dancing, DJs, cash bar and lots of treats. $10)

swamp-juice-halloween-recipe-photo-260-ff1009totma01.jpgThe 25th Annual Goblin Parade, downtown Rogers, Oct. 30, 3:30-5:30. Children in costume follow a planned route through downtown Rogers and trick-or-treat historic district businesses along the way. Sponsored by Main Street Rogers.

Downtown Bentonville will present an trick-or-treat event with a costume component for kids of all ages, Oct. 31! From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Arkansas Kids will perform downtown and around 11, costumed kids can trick-or-treat with Bentonville Farmers’ Market vendors and merchants (you’ll know which ones because they’ll have a pumpkin cut-out in their window or display!). This will be the last farmers’ market of the season. Around noon, there will be drawings in four different age groups for Walton Arts Center tickets. You MUST be wearing a costume to win the tickets, which are for: 0-3, Goodnight Moon/Runaway Bunny; 4-8, Peter and the Wolf; 9-16 The Hobbitt; and 16 and up, Thank You, Gregory. Each winner scores four tickets. Fun!

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market Halloween Kids Day III, Saturday, Oct. 31, costume contest!

Mall-O-Ween, The Northwest Arkansas Mall’s celebration, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. For children 12 and under. Trick-or-treating and costume contest!

2009 Trick-or-Treat Open, presented by The First Tee Northwest Arkansas, Oct. 31, 2-4. All-Star Sports Arena, Springdale. Enjoy an indoor putt-putt course and trick-or-treat experience for kids of all ages! Treats will be given at every hole.

We also saw a list of some church functions in the Morning News online, all for Friday, Oct. 30. Click HERE to see these “trunk or treat” options!