FLYER GUIDE: A guide to the 2017 Halloween events in Fayetteville

Trick or Treat on the Square

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer Staff

Get ready ghosts, goblins, and dancing bananas. Your night to shine is coming up.

We’ve complied a list of all the Halloween-related events we could find in Fayetteville for both children/families and for adults.

You can also check out our annual list of Pumpkin Patches we posted earlier this month.

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 and be safe, buddies.

Halloween Events for Kids/Families

Animal Science Day / Halloween Party
Date: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m.
Location: Pauline Whitaker Arena
More info: Free Animal Science Dept. event featuring food, games, animal demonstrations, costume contests for the whole family (including the dog), a haunted house, trick or treating, petting zoo, and more

Modern Mission’s Invasion of Zombies
Dates: Oct. 27-28
Hours: 7-11 p.m.
Location: Modern Mission, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd.
More info: Laser tag with zombies. Tickets are $25, available here.

Gymnastic Joes Halloween Fun House
Dates: Oct. 27-31
Time: Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 1-8 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m., Monday 4-8 p.m., Tuesday 4-8 p.m.
Location: Gymnastics Joes
More info: Gymnastics Joe’s will host a Children’s Haunted House this weekend. Admission is $5 per person.

Banshee Manor
Date: Oct. 27-29, Oct. 31
Hours: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: Lokomotion
More info: Haunted house. Admission is $10 per person.

The Howling 3K Fun Run – Mile Walk and Halloween Fest
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Veterans Park
More info: Fun run, 1 mile fun walk, costume contest, games, fundraiser for Service Dogs of Distinction

Halloween Monster Dash
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 29
Hours: 9 p.m.
Location: Center Street, Fayetteville
More info: Costumed fun run, bouncy houses, carnival, and more.

Trick or Treat on the Square

Staff photo

Pumpkin Carving at Walker Park
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Hours: 2 p.m.
Location: Walker Park Pavilion
More info: inTRANSitive, a group that works to support, liberate and celebrate the intersections of Trans Community in Arkansas, will be hosting an afternoon of pumpkin carving and fun at Walker Park. Bring a pumpkin. Everything else will be provided.

Halloween Story Time
Date: Monday, Oct. 30
Location: Fayetteville Public Library
More info: A spooky storytime event that is is more silly than scary! Appropriate for preschool-aged kids. Costumes encouraged.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Square
More info: Trick-or-treating event, with merchants on the square handing out candy to kids.

Strings & Screams
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 6-11:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium 51 at Mount Sequoyah – 150 N Skyline, Fayetteville
More info: Pumpkin carving competition, costume contest, live music with Arkansauce and Town Mountain. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Beer and wine for purchase, along with food from Nomads food truck.

Ghoulish Goblin Getdown
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Smoke & Barrel Tavern
More info: Performance by DJ SYCA, costume party

Halloween Scavenger Ride
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lewis & Clark Outfitters
More info: The Halloween Scavenger Ride is designed for families and friends and “kids” of all ages are welcome. Participants will start at Lewis & Clark near Lake Fayetteville, and will be given a series of clues that will guide them along the NWA Greenway trail and compete in a series of games/challenges, with the completion of each challenge taking them down the trail to the next. You will need to at least have one partner to participate.

Halloween Events for Grown Ups

Tavern Trivia – Halloween Edition
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Smoke & Barrel
More info: Halloween-themed trivia show

Bass Chamber Halloween
Date: Thursday, Oct. 26
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Lit Lounge
More info: “Spooky vibe” dance party featuring NO.FACES, Purp Loder, and MEESH

Beat Bachs Halloween Dance Party
Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hog Haus
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 goes all out with his parties, and will completely transform the space with decorations. It’s always pretty crazy. Admission is $10 or $25 for R.I.P.’s (get it)

Halloween Square Dance
Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Backspace
More info: Square dance, costume contest with prizes

SCAREpino Blacklight Halloween
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Location: Teatro Scarpino
More info: Dance party, costume contest, music by DJ JRED

Halloween Party 17 w/ DJ SnoWhite
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: C4 Nightclub & Lounge
More info: DJ, costume contest with cash prize

Halloween Party
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: On The Mark
More info: Costume contest, games

AXIS Halloween
Date: Oct. 27-28
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Axis Lounge
More info: Costume party, music by NO.FACES, Alluro

Artinfusion Halloween in the Hollow
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
More info: Artinfusion’s annual Halloween in the Hollow! Featuring The Golden Dawn Arkestra (deep dance grooves and cosmic go-go dancers), psychic readings, create your own horror scene photo booth, zombie silent disco, ghosts of ArkansasStaged floating through the galleries, scary movies from the past, pumpkin patch a costume contest. Tickets are $45.

K.I.D.S / Monster Squad
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Nomad’s Music Lounge
More info: Bands as bands show featuring K.I.D.S playing 90s covers, and Monster Squad (band made up of New Ending, Radio Sky, Patterns & Waves, Bear Colony)

Walton Arts Center will once again be showing Rocky Horror Picture Show this year

Grotesque: The Trilogy – Halloween Art and Music
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Backspace
More info: A Halloween-themed art and music show featuring dozens of local artists and live music by Ten High, Hot Freaks, and a special unannounced guest. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit the DIY venue.

Hocus Pocus and Scream Double Feature at JBGB
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: JBGB
More info: Outdoor movie night at JBGBs featuring Halloween films Hocus Pocus and Scream.

Mad Scientist Laboratory Halloween
Date: Oct. 28-31
Location: Maxine’s Tap Room
More info: Maxine’s is getting all dressed up for Halloween again. This year’s event features a dance party on the light-up dance floor featuring DJ Clunk on Saturday October 28 and DJ Alannah on October 31, special test tube cocktails, and more.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Date: Oct. 30-31
Time: Oct. 30 at 8 and 11 p.m., Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.
Location: Walton Arts Center
More info: A screening of the classic film. It’s a BYOP* show (Bring Your Own Props) where the audience interacts with the film!

Fossil Cove Halloween Party
Date: Tuesday, Oct 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
More info: Halloween Party featuring live music from Vintage Pistol, beats from DJ E Yo of RFRSH, costume contest, more

Halloween Open Mic
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Nomad’s Music Lounge
More info: Open mic night, costume contest with cash prize

Grub’s Halloween Party
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Grub’s Bar & Grill Downtown
More info: Halloween party, music by DJ Derrick, shot specials, costume contest with cash prizes

Halloween Showcase & Party
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Stage 18
More info: Performance poetry showcase, costume party, more

Bleep Bloop Halloween
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: George’s Majestic Lounge
More info: Halloween dance party featuring Bleep Bloop, um, sumthin sumthin, NO FACES