Flyer Guide: Halloween 2015 events

It’s that time of year, everyone. Time for tricks, treats, caramel apples, jack-o-lanterns, and zombies.

Time for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, scary movies, and black cats.

Time for grown ups to dress up as ghosts, celebrities, and sexy inanimate objects, and have dance parties.

That’s right. It’s time for Halloween.

We’ve complied a list of all the Halloween-related events we could find so far for both children/families and for adults. We’ll certainly add to this list between now and Halloween, and feel free to add anything we’ve missed in the comments. Have fun, everyone.

Halloween Events for Kids/Families

NWA Roller Derby Hallowscream
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25
Hours: 6 p.m.
Location: Starlight Skatium
More info: NWA Roller Derby face off as Team Marvel and Team DC! in their 7th annual Hallowscream Game! There will be costume contest at halftime, with prizes for Best Costume-Adult and Best Costume-Child.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Hours: 6-8 p.m.
Location: JTL Plaza, Outside The Jones Center
More info: Trick or treating, activities for kids and families.

Trick or Treat on the Square

Modern Mission’s Zombie Battleground
Dates: Oct. 23-24, 30-31
Hours: 6-11 p.m.
Location: Modern Mission, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd.
More info: Laser tag with zombies. $25 admission.

Glow in the Park
Date: Oct. 29
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Gulley Park
More info: A one-mile “Glow Run” that will give you a chance to sport some flashy neon accessories and navigate the Gulley Park trail under the light of the moon and your fellow runners. Following the run, Glow in the Park will feature an outdoor showing of the family friendly Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Square
More info: Trick-or-treating event, with merchants on the square handing out candy to kids.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Northwest Arkansas Mall
More info: Trick-or-treating event, with mall merchants handing out candy to kids.

Halloween on Ice
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: The Jones Center
More info: A event at the Jones Center featuring ice skating, treats, and games.

Banshee Manor
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Hours: 5-10 p.m.
Location: 2893 N Sunny Lane, Fayetteville
More info: Banshee Manor is a non-profit “Home Haunt” which includes a Scare-Free Zone for little monsters and an outdoor Haunted Maze for older children and adults.

Zombie Takeover at the Co-op
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Ozark Natural Foods
More info: Staff at ONF will be dressed up like zombies and handing out candy to trick or treaters from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Halloween.

Haunted Physics Lab
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Physics Building (UA Campus)
More info: The UA Physics Department will host their annual “Haunted Physics Lab,” featuring science demonstrations, liquid nitrogen ice cream, door prizes, and more.

Ongoing activities

The Pumpkin Patch at Dickey Farms

Ozark Corn Maze
Location: 12880 Hwy 112, Cave Springs
Dates: Open through Nov. 1.
Hours: Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.
More info: Three corn mazes, petting zoo, corn cannon, animal train, hay maze and acre pumpkin patch!

Farmland Adventures
Location: 5355 Parsons Rd., Springdale
Dates: Open through Nov. 1
Hours: Fridays from 1–9:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
More info: Giant corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting zoo, pig races, a kids play area and more

Dickey Farms Pumpkin Patch
Location: 14306 Wildcat Creek Rd, Springdale
Dates: Through Nov. 1
Hours: Monday – Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sequoyah UMC Youth Pumpkin Patch
Location: 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville, AR
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.,

Ranalli Farms Pumpkin Patch
Location: 2190 W Henri De Tonti Blvd., Springdale
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ozark Escape Haunted Escape Rooms
Location: Ozark Escape (509 W. Spring Street, Suite 140)
Dates: Through Oct. 31
Hours: Vary. Pre-booking required.
More info: In honor of Halloween, Ozark Escape has added a spooky twist to their popular escape rooms in October; they’re haunted! Use Promo Code HALLOWEEN when booking online to save 10% on any room. For more information, including pricing and game times, visit

Halloween Events for Grown Ups

The Airplanes will perform a set of early Weezer songs at “bands as bands” night at Smoke & Barrel.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 27
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: George’s Majestic Lounge
More info: It’s movie night at George’s Majestic Lounge! Fasten your garter belt and come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! 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) where the audience interacts with the film!

Beat Bachs presents: Halloween Dance Party 2015
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaiian Brian’s (25 E. Center St.)
More info: Annual costume party and dance party thrown by Bo Counts (a.k.a Beat Bachs). Featuring performances by a who’s who of the local DJ scene, including Beat Bachs, of course. Bo always goes all out with his parties, and will completely transform the space with decorations. There will be three levels to party in (a basement, the main level, and the upstairs balcony area). It’s always pretty crazy.

Halloween Square Dance
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Backspace
More info: Traditional southern squares, taught & called to live oldtime string band music by The Ozark Highballers. There will be a costume contest, with prizes for scariest, funniest, best group, and best overall. Admission is $5 at the door.

Bands as Bands
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Smoke & Barrel
More info: The “bands as bands” Halloween tradition continues at Smoke & Barrel. Locals The Airplanes will perform a set of early Weezer tunes, Teenagers will play a set by The Cars, and The Good Fear is back with their Six Tom Petties set of Tom Petty tunes. Admission is $5 at the door.

Are you Afraid of the Dark – Dark Beer Flight Night
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Puritan Brew Co.
More info: Featuring New Belgium 1554, their Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout (Collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales), New Belgian Draft Only Hop Stout, Boulvard Imperial Stout, and Boulevard Rye on Rye.

Hallows Eve Variety Show
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Ryleigh’s
More info: Featuring The Silvershakers, and Cabaret Fayetteville

Purp Loder’s Spooky Halloween Homecoming
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Grub’s
More info: Costume contest, performance by DJ Purp Loder

sUgAR/Backspace Grotesque Art + Music Halloween Spectacular
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Backspace
More info: An art show and music event, featuring local artists Mariamsadat, Chris Drobnock, Parker Boales, Emily Chase, Cory Perry, A.j. Douglas, Mikayla Hoffman, Alli Woods Frederick, Ashley Byers, Sara Jasmine Moore, Raul Flores, Caleb Quin, Danny Baskin, and Wanbli Gamache. Music will begin at 9 p.m., with Candy Lee, The Chads, Noise Counseling, Witchsister, and Rat Brats. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

Nightmare on Dickson Street Pub Crawl
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Dickson Street.
More info: Pick up a punch card at Jose’s at 7 p.m., then make your way to the participating bars. Scary-oke at Jose’s weather permitting, and a costume contest featuring prizes for the scariest, sexiest, and best couple costumes. A $10 donation includes a t-shirt and goodie bag, and the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Studio 54 Halloween
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Maxine’s Tap Room
More info: A Studio 54 Halloween Dance Party, featuring local DJ’s Sam Houser and Robe Flax.

Buster Belly’s Halloween Party
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Buster Belly’s
More info: Buster’s annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest. The winner this year will score a $100 prize.

Artinfusion: Halloween in the Hollow
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Location: Crystal Bridges
More info: A party and costume contest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The Zombie Ball
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Springdale Holiday Inn
More info: A Halloween dance party and costume contest

Last Saturday – Woodstock ’69 Party
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Underground
More info: Amanda Rey performing as Janis Joplin, Jimmy Wayne Garrett and The Liberty Bell Rhythm Band performing as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Truman Rail Boys performing as The Band. Word War performance competition. $50 prize.

JJ’s Halloween Party
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: JJ’s Grill
More info: Door prizes, live music, costume contest.