As promised, here is our special, SPOOKTACULAR edition of What's Happening in the River Valley. (Please be aware, we use the term "River Valley" quite loosely, and cover other areas in Arkansas as well!) In this week's edition, you'll find Fall Festivals, Chili Cook Offs, Zombie Runs, Crawls and Battlefields, Haunted Houses and more!  Be advised: Not all events are family friendly. Please use your better judgment and find a babysitter if you plan to attend some of the scarier events!

If we missed your event, we're sorry!  We searched far and wide trying to include everything we could find!!! Send us a note, and we will be sure to add you to our regular post next week. Now, it's time to grab your calendar, have a family meeting, and decide which of these events you are going to enjoy!


Hillberry The Harvest Moon Festival

October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
The Farm Campground and Events, 1 Blue Heron Ln, Eureka Springs, AR

It's time for Hillberry 4- The Harvest Moon Music Festival. Featuring music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is held at "The Farm" located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The venue boasts beautiful 360 degree panoramic views. It is sits on 160 acres and backs up to Mark Twain national forest. Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, and the White River are all within 5 miles of the venue. Visit the website for band line-up and ticket prices.


Cabotfest

October 12, 2017 - October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
110 S. First St, Cabot, AR

Did you know the first CabotFest was actually held in October of 1978, but was not called CabotFest? It was called "Cabot...We're Back!" It was a celebration of Cabot's rebuilding from the 1976 tornado that destroyed downtown Cabot and killed 5 people. In the beginning, it was held the same weekend as homecoming. Eventually, it was changed to the second Saturday of every October. CabotFest is a community tradition. 38 years and still going strong! Just like Cabot!! 


35th Annual Wild Duck Festival

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Community Festival & Carnival, 16179 Pecan Grove Rd, Trumann, AR

Join us for the largest community festival in Poinsett County! Lots of food and fun for the entire family. Carnival, outdoor stage with many musical groups, Strut Your Mutt contest, duck calling contest, petting zoo, sanctioned weight lifting competition, midway vendor booths, pie, cake & cookie contest, pickle eating contest, antique tractor display, parade, hay rides, antique auto show, horseshoe tournament, softball tournament...and more!


72nd Annual Turkey Trot

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
300 East Old Main St, Yellville, AR

Each year, since 1946, Marion County residents have celebrated what is known as Turkey Trot in downtown Yellville. Held on the second weekend in October, the event was conceived as a way to call attention to the region's abundant wild turkeys. Turkey Trot is one of the most exciting times of the year around here. It has become a time for homecomings, reunions, and traditions for many tourists, classmates, friends and family members. It's held on the square in Yellville and has many things to offer for people of all ages. Our craft vendors feature quilts, paintings, carvings, and homemade jams and jellies. You can find all kinds of shirts, hats and bags to take home as souvenirs, including official Turkey Trot t-shirts and buttons. Turkey Trot events include one of the largest parades in Northwest Arkansas; a 5K Walk/Run; the Miss Turkey Trot pageant; and the Miss Drumsticks pageant, in which the winners are chosen while their faces and upper bodies are hidden.


Ozark Trail Festival

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Spring Park, 101 Frauenthal St, Heber Springs, AR

In keeping the tradition alive, Heber Springs and Cleburne County will host the annual Ozark Trail Festival on October 13th, 14th, and 15th in Spring Park and at the Courthouse Square in Heber Springs. This year promises to be fun with games and rides for the kids, arts and crafts, great food, and great music in the park. 


Vintage Market Days

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Benton County Fairgrounds, 7640 SW Regional Airport Blvd, Bentonville, AR

Admission: $10 Friday, $5 Saturday/Sunday, free ages 12 & under

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.


Modern Mission Zombie Battleground

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Sessions begin at 7:00pm with new sessions every hour until 10:00pm
Modern Mission - Outdoor Laser Tag - Indoor Battlefield, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd Fayetteville, AR 479.595.0055
Space is extremely limited! Must purchase tickets in advance.

Zombie event is for ages 12+ only • Price is $25+ tax per player

The zombies are back. The evil Arena master Zaylor is back with his undead Carnival! What is the Undead Carnival? Zaylor is bringing back the highly desired carnival themed missions and of course, clown zombies. Three times the experience! Take advantage of our advanced tactical equipment as the zombie battle unit (ZBU) and Vulture teams engage in 4 fierce missions. Resources are badly needed for both teams in this wasteland. Oh and did we mention Zombies on the battlefield? Guaranteed 4 missions which is about 30-40 minutes 


37th Annual Quartz, Quiltz, And Craftz Festival

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 248 Fairgrounds Rd, Mount Ida, AR

Three Shows! Two Crystal Digging Competitions! Something for Everyone! The Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival (QQC Festival) is three shows in one, a Gem & Mineral Show, a Quilt Show, and an Arts & Crafts Show. The event takes place annually on the second weekend in October at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Mount Ida, Arkansas - the "Quartz Crystal Capital of the World". 


37th Annual Blytheville Chili Cook-Off & Harvest Festival

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017
Main Street Blytheville, 400 W. Main St, Blytheville, AR

Join Main Street Blytheville on Friday evening, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the 37th Annual Blytheville Chili Cook-Off & Harvest Festival! Friday evening's kickoff party will feature Food Truck Friday Night on Main and a beer garden in Pocket Park from 4:00-10:00pm and live music from the Peter Moon Band of Nashville, Tenn. from 6:00-10:00pm. Saturday, chili teams will compete in the chili cook-off and vendors will line Main Street with a variety of food and fun from 10:00am-3:00pm.


River Valley Spooker

Continuing through October 31, 2017
6900 Highway 64, London, AR 501-350-8903

Admission: $12.00 per person. Thursdays are family nights! Adults $10.00, kids 10 & under $5.00

Terror is lurking in the River Valley area. The River Valley Spooker will attack all your senses in a way you have never experienced before. Be prepared to be scared (*Not for the faint at heart*).  Weekends from 7:00 p.m. until last one out. Weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26 is Trick or Treat Night. Free admission with kids under 14. Live monsters will be giving out candy.


Haunted Hotel of Arkansas

Continuing through October 31, 2017
3400 Brown St, Little Rock, AR  501-804-8883

Admission: $15 plus tax | $ 20 plus tax for speed pass | Halloween night :  $20 plus tax | $25 plus tax for speed pass

Thrills, chills and room service that kills. Midnight red meat buffet, Indoor blood pools. Frequent screamer miles accepted. Best heart rate in town and where we NEVER leave the lights on!


The Reaper Haunted House

Continuing through October 31, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm
6016 Crystal Hill Rd, North Little Rock, AR  501-400-3116

Are you ready for intensity never before seen in a haunt? Are you ready to cry and scream and beg for your life? Step inside The Reaper Haunted House and see if you can make it through over 20 horrific scenes of blood, gore and mayhem. In The Reaper's world, anything goes...and no one will be there to save you... With tons of twist and turns and something at every corner you will be screaming for someone to save you! This years haunted house is going to be bigger and better than ever!!


The Fear Factory 501

Continuing through November 4, 2017  from 7:00 p.m. to midnight
25120 HWY 107, Jacksonville, AR 501-912-7976

Admission: $15 ADMISSION every night except Halloween | $20 Speed Pass every night except Halloween
Halloween Night BASH $20 ADMISSION or $25 Speed Pass

Fear factory 501 works hard year round to deliver to our frightened customers the scare experience that they deserve, by constantly updating our scare tactics, costumes, themes, and technology. With our high quality 3-d haunted attraction, you’ll be sure to leave one of the best haunted houses in Arkansas dizzy with fear! Our Skully’s Haunted Playhouse will send you praying for rescue from our terrifying monsters. For those customers who believe that they have strong stomachs, take a spin in Fear Factory 501’s Halloween torture room attraction. It’s so deliciously gory that your belief in your strong stomach won’t be lasting for long. Enter FearFactory501’s haunted house, and get ready to scream, scream, scream and run, run, run – because it’ll be quite a trip trying to get away from our Halloween attraction’s petrifying monsters, settings, and props


The Torture Chamber

Continuing through November 4, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m.
706 Center St, Benton, AR  501-315-8300

Admission: $15-$25

This is the Last & Final Year of The Torture Chamber in Benton which is Located at 706 Center St Benton Ar 72015. This is a 6.5 acre facility with over 50,000 sq ft. One of the largest Haunted attractions in the state and has grown every year since the beginning in 2006. It is the highest featured HAUNTED ATTRACTION IN ARKANSAS. Ranked #1 & featured in Sync Magazine, KATV Ch 7, and KTHV Ch 11. The Point 94.1 and 100.3 The Edge as well as Alice 107.7 radio.  This Haunted House is very disturbing, Very Extreme & very gruesome. No one strikes fear to your core like we do.


2nd Annual Blocktoberfest

October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Apostolic Church, 4314 Landers Rd, North Little Rock, AR

One of North Little Rock's biggest and best block parties featuring vendors galore, top-notch entertainment, hot dog eating contest, kids zone, and more.


Fall Festival & Trade Days

October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nevada County Courthouse, 215 East 2nd St, Prescott, AR

The Fall Festival & Trade Days will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14th. The day will be packed full of activities for all ages. The morning will start with a 5K COLOR Run/Walk. There will be a timed race and a fun run/walk. There will be a Basketball Shoot out, dunking booth, Golden pumpkin hunt for Cash Prizes, Bunco, Vendors, Entertainment on the main stage and much much more!!


46th Annual Old Fashion Square Gathering

October 14, 2017
Ozark Square, 300 West Commercial St, Ozark, AR

Arts and crafts booths will open at 9:00 am. throughout the day there will be music, games, good food of all kinds, and free entertainment, as well as a Little Mister and Miss Square Gathering Pageant and Baby Photo Contest. Plan now to attend for a great time. Craftsmen from all over Arkansas and other states will be on hand to display and sell their wares and enjoy a day of good fun and fellowship.


11th Annual Crawfordsville Harvest Festival

October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Main Street, 1468 Old Highway 64, Crawfordsville, AR

Food and craft vendors, 5k run/walk, kids' parade and play area, a car show and competition, live bands, covered seating, shaded eating areas, live radio broadcasting, bake-off, free shuttle to and from the festival.


10th Annual Augsburg Fall Fest

October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, Augsburg, 93 Augsburg Rd, London, AR

A German-heritage festival featuring German food, music, entertainment, silent auction, free children's games, free pony rides, arts & crafts booths, bingo, antique farm equipment display, bump and jumps, cow patty drop, and drawing for half of a locally grown grass-fed side of beef.


11th Annual Nash Back at Ya Monster’s Ball

October 14, 2017 from 3:00 pm to dark
Frisco Station Mall back parking lot, 100 North Dixieland, Rogers, AR

RAIN OR SHINE. Free to the general public but for the vehicles and bikes registering this year we are asking for a donation of either: a bag of dog food, cat food, or any item of cleaning supplies for the local animal shelter. Starts at 3pm!!! 100% of proceeds from donations, concessions, and our silent auction goes to the Humane Society for Animals in Rogers, AR. Our local no kill shelter. Otherwise it is a free event.


Conway EcoFest

October 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Laurel Park, 2310 Robinson Ave, Conway, AR 

Conway EcoFest is a highly interactive, connected, balanced and educational event for all ages and best of all, it is free!!  The festival takes place in Laurel Park and is divided into sections as specified below.  After you've visited our sections you will be ready to take the EcoChallenge. Interact with exhibitors and answer a series of questions  to find out how Local Action can have Global Impact. Complete the Eco Challenge  by using your technology and race the leader board to win prizes. This is one of our newest events and sure to be a fun one. Go ahead, Take the Challenge! 


Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Multiple Venues, 110 Center Dr, Dyess, AR

This three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, Arkansas, builds upon the highly successful music festival held for four years on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro. The festival honors the Man in Black and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood In Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. The event includes Arkansas Music Nights in the Colony Circle, public presentations, food vendors, demonstrations, and tours. The festival culminates on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a world-class concert in the field adjacent to the Cash Home, featuring Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.


49th Annual Bella Vista Arts And Crafts Festival

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Festival Grounds, 1991 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, AR

A SHOPPER'S DELIGHT! Put the dates of our October festival on your calendar now – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 19-21, 2017, from 8:00am until 5:00pm. We’re known as the "friendliest" festival in the US - our staff and volunteers will do just about anything to make a better event for our exhibitors and our visitors! No other festival can boast finer juried artists and crafters. Stop in and visit us in Bella Vista - but beware - many who visit end up living in this beautiful city! 


53rd Founder's Day Fall Festival

October 20, 2017 - October 21, 2017
101 Parkway Dr, White Hall, AR

Vendors and food booths, a glow walk, a movie in the park and chicken wing contest. Saturday includes breakfast at City Hall, a 5K, a parade, local entertainment, booths, a BBQ cook-off, dessert contest and more.


2017 Arkansas Science Festival: Crazy Science

October 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ASU Museum, 320 University Loop Cir, Jonesboro, AR

Crazy Science includes hands-on activities that will “wow” participants; extracting iron from Life cereal using a magnet; Steve Spangler’s, “Newton’s Bottle,” and more! Our goal is for every Crazy Science visitor to walk away with fun scientific facts and the interest to learn more. Great for ages 8-13.


2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival

October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Main Street and Bernice Garden, 1510 Main St, Little Rock, AR

Why cornbread? Cornbread is an integral part of our southern heritage, and we live in a community steeped in history and tradition. It just seems to be a good fit for a festival in Little Rock. The Arkansas Cornbread Festival, a 501(c)(3), has continued to grow year over year with attendance in 2016 of 3,570. Organizers provide new and exciting activities to an already diverse grouping of offerings such as the cornbread competition for home cooks as well as professionals, outstanding musical acts, local breweries, and vendors selling Arkansas-made food, crafts, and gifts.


Hallowcon

October 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, 3201 Bankhead Dr, Little Rock, AR 

A full day of anime, sci-fi, and pretty much any fandom or genre of geekiness all rolled into one, with a Halloween twist!
We provide attendees with great opportunities to geek out at their favorite fan panels, get competitive with a cosplay contest, practice your dance skills with a fantastic rave, and of course, mingle with special guests and friends!
Join us for a full day of amazing fun!



Halloween in the Park

October 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lake Catherine State Park, Trailhead Fire Ring,1200 Catherine Park Rd, Hot Springs, AR

Join the friends and staff of Lake Catherine State Park as we host a community fall festival. Featuring trick-or-treating in the campground, hay rides, a hot dog and marshmallow roast, the event promises to be fun for all.


Halloween Villains Ball

Princess Party Palace, 813 W. Central #15, Bentonville, AR
October 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: 20.00 per child and 15.00 per sibling

Mal and Evie from your favorite tween Musical will be hosting a Halloween Villains Ball with some of your favorite well known villains! Enjoy fun activities such as painting ceramic keepsake pumpkins, cookie decorating, and making villainous masks to wear for the evening. Afterward join in for a rarity at the Palace....a villain sing along! We will cap off the night with some rotten to the core dancing and of course our most spooktacular story.


Celebrate Fall

October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR

Admission: $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12, free ages 0-3

Garvan Woodland Gardens offers our third fun morning of activities for families to Celebrate Fall in the Gardens! The Gardens will open at 9 a.m. with candy for Trick or Treaters ages 12 and under (costumes encouraged), a Pumpkin Patch with a free pie-sized pumpkin for the first 200 kids who visit the Gardens, a Spooky “James the Train” for climbing fun, and a special Treasure Map for kids to hunt for “Garvan Rocks” to keep (1 rock per child). The Chipmunk Café serves up fall treats. This is a fun day for families to come out to the Gardens, take pictures among the fall displays, enjoy the kids’ activities and relax with a special fall lunch outdoors at the Gardens.


Beebe Arts & Crafts Festival

October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Beebe Ballpark, 1 Ballpark Rd, Beebe, AR

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Beebe Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, October 21st from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Beebe Ballpark. This fun, family event will include vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a kid zone, a talent show, a car show, a dog show, a BBQ Cook-Off, a 3-on-3 Hoop Fest and much more! Admission is FREE!


1st Annual Dogtoberfest

October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Archey Fork Park, 214 Archey Fork Rd, Clinton, AR

Dance & Have Fun to the Tunes of Elvis 70's Music knowing you did your part in helping Fuzzy Animals Rescue & Snyp Arkansas in saving and supporting our precious 4-legged friends. Celebrate man's best friend with dog costume contests, fun and games for kids, arts & crafts, food vendors, car show, motorcycle rally, an Elvis impersonator in performance, and more! Brought to you by the animal rescue clinics of Clinton & Fairfield Bay. Bring your lawn chairs & Blankets


54th Annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest

October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
3324 Swiss Family Dr, Wiederkehr Village, AR

Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for a fun-filled day of music, food, and wine. Just come on by—no tickets needed for admission. Seating is first come, first served, and we have lots of great food for you to enjoy. Go to our Weinfest page for more information.


Helping Hand Trunk Or Treat And Silent Auction

October 26, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Helping Hand Children's Center, 4901 Northshore Dr, North Little Rock, AR

A Halloween Block Party and Silent Auction for children with special needs! A safe and friendly environment for your child to Trick or Treat, all in one location! Trick or Treating, a photo booth, costume contest, and new this year...a silent auction will take place to raise funds for the classrooms and facility for a better learning experience!


Treats at the Train Family Carnival

October 27, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Arkansas Missouri Railroad, 306 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR

Admission: $5.00 (Kids 2yrs and under are Free)

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 us 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.


21st Annual Chicot County Fall Festival

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Downtown Lake Village, 111 Main St, Lake Village, AR

Two days of Family Fun!!! A family oriented, pet friendly, BBQ, bike stunt show, antique car show, free festival on the amazing lake front of Lake Village, AR! Free kid games, BMX Bike Show, Carnival, Live Entertainment and much more!!


35th Annual Beanfest & Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Court Square, Stone County Courthouse, Mountain View, AR

Beans and cornbread, music and dancing all on the Courthouse Square. Handmade crafts and outrageous outhouse races. 30+ bean cookers compete for title of Champion. Beans served promptly at noon. The Grand Marshal of Beanfest is Jana Jae, the First Lady of Country Fiddle, live on the courthouse stage Saturday night.


Boo on the Bayou

 October 27 and 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
Delta Rivers Nature Center, 1400 Black Dog Road- Regional Park, Pine Bluff, AR  870.534.0011 

The Delta Rivers Nature Center invites all of you goblins to come out for Boo on the Bayou. This is the area’s largest FREE Halloween event. Wear your costume, bring your family and enjoy two nights of fun and scary activities including games, inflatables, the Scary Maze, the Trail of Terror, food vendors and more. Fun for all ages, bring the whole family. Tell your friends and neighbors.


Diamonds In The Fall Festival

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Murfreesboro Town Square, 204 E. Main, Murfreesboro, AR

The festival will begin at 10:00 A. M. with a variety of food and craft vendors. All kinds of games and contests will be going on during the day including small carnival rides for the kids and a bucking bull ride. Face painting and bounce houses will be available also. Lots of vendors to cater to all tastes including purses and soaps and jewelry. Rusty Relics will be on hand with their antique tractors. New to the festival this year will be a Family Fun Walk/Run that will begin at the South Pike County School and make the loop through town. 


Magnolia Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off

October 28, 2017
Historic Downtown Square, 211 W. Main St, Magnolia, AR

The Fall Festival is scheduled for the fourth Saturday in October. The festival will be held downtown, around the historic Courthouse Square.  A variety of activities for the family including a chili cook-off, 9th annual scavenger hunt, costume contest, pie contest, 5K Pumpkin Fun Run, bake sale, sidewalk sales, live music and much more!


22nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

October 28, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ,239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 

Admission: $20 adults; $15 ages 13-19; $10 ages 4-12 years and Seniors

Join us for our annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Fundraiser. A fun filled family event that the whole family can enjoy. This is the only time out of the year that you can see our animals after dark! There will be hayrides, games, contests, and prizes!


Halloween in the Hollow

October 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Crystal Bridges, 600 Museum Way , Bentonville, AR 479.418.5700

Admission:  $45

Conjure up the creative spirits of artists in our collection for Artinfusions’s annual Halloween in the Hollow. The Golden Dawn Arkestra will combine deep dance grooves and cosmic go-go dancers. The galleries will feature psychic readings to decipher messages from another realm, as well as a create your own horror scene photo booth and a zombie silent disco. You’ll interact with the ghosts of ArkansasStaged floating through the galleries, visit the HOWSE of Spirits, and enjoy scary movies from the past. No Halloween party is complete without a pumpkin patch and a costume contest, so come dressed in your best costume and enjoy some classic pumpkin carving! Must be at least 21 to attend; ID is required to enter the Hollow.


8th Annual Sorghum Festival

October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
819 Luzerne St, Mount Ida, AR

The Heritage House Museum in Mt. Ida will host its 8th Annual Sorghum Festival Saturday, October 28th, from 10 to 2. The festival will feature live demonstrations of the sorghum making process. It's alway a fun time, and we will have a variety of vendors. Please plan to join us as we celebrate the history and heritage of sorghum production in Mount Ida!


Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff

October 28, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Russellville Downtown, 320 West C St, Russellville, AR

Established in 1992, Russellville’s Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff is a fun filled street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October. This day-long celebration harkens back to the “good ole days” when carnivals set up on the streets of Downtown Russellville. Start the day off right by joining us in the morning for our breakfast buffet presented by the Knights of Columbus from 7:00 to 11:00 am. Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy more great food with from our vendors, Chili Cookoff samples and Pie & Cake Contest entries. Other annual events include the “Tour de Pumpkin” Bike Ride, Car & Truck Show, Arts & Crafts, Exhibit Booths, Children’s Costume Contest, games and live entertainment all day long! Come join the fun. Admission is free.


Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl

October 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm (line up starts at 5:00 pm)
Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library, 194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at Basin Spring Park

Cost: Two cans of food per person.

Zombie makeup and fake blood is all the rage on the evening of Saturday, October 28, 2017, when Eureka Springs experiences its 6TH Annual Zombie Crawl. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead down historic Spring Street, from the Public Library to the Basin Park. Bring your kids (and your brains) downtown for some frightening family fun from the sidelines, or join the crawl yourselves! The event is free, and locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers. Need help getting dead and ready? Makeup artists will be available in the Basin Park before the parade begins to assist the dearly departed with their new look. New for this year, we also have Melonlight Dance hosting a FREE family-friendly pre-parade Thriller dance workshop in the Basin Park from Noon to 2pm.


Halloween Hayride

October 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300, Little Rock, AR 

Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12

Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (marshmallows)! Advance payment and registration required.


Halloween Monster Dash

October 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
W Center St, Fayetteville, AR

Candy stations instead of aid stations, lots of crazy costumes with a costume contest at the end...what more could one want on Halloween night! Also, there will be a expo with kid's bouncy houses and other inflatables, a carnival and other fun Halloween related activities. This is fun way to involve the entire family, group of friends or your company to dress up and run, walk or dance your way around the course.


Kids Fest

October 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hughes Community Center, 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, Ar  479-968-1272

Kids Fest at the Hughes Center is just one of various Halloween activities offered. Scheduled on Halloween night from 5-8 p.m., Kids Fest used to be an alternative to trick-or-treating but has now become an addition to the tradition, according to Kelli Nealy, administrative assistant at the Hughes Center. For more info, call the Hughes Center at 968-1272


Goblin Parade

October 31, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Downtown Rogers, 113 N. 4th St, Rogers, AR

The Goblin Parade provides a safe, fun chance for children to trick o’ treat with our downtown businesses. A parade of ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, firefighters, cowboys, etc. parade through downtown and are greeted by our many downtown shop owners. It’s safe fun for the whole family! And did we mention there’s candy? We line up in Frisco Park.


Pine Bluff Police Department Fall Festival

October 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pine Bluff Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff, AR

Join the PBPB Oct. 31 for fun activities for the whole family. The day includes bounce houses, games, a hot dog eating contest, costume contest for youth, teen, and adults, cotton candy, snow-cones, popcorn, drinks, hot dogs, prizes and of course, free candy! Bring the kids in their favorite costumes and have a Trick or Treating  good time with your friends and local police officers.  For more information call 870-730-2073.