FLYER GUIDE: A guide to the 2021 Halloween events in Fayetteville

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer Staff

Better get your costume ready, and stock up your candy bowls, buddies. Halloween is sneaking up on you like a ninja.

The holiday falls on a Sunday this year, so that means we’ll be trick-or-treating on a school night in 2021.

There’s a lot more happening in and around Fayetteville as well.

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

Also while you’re in the Halloween spirit, you can also check out our annual list of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes 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 below.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone.

Halloween Events for Kids/Families

Little Sprouts Costume Parade – Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27 Rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 29
Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
What: Annual costume parade geared toward pre-schoolers at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Cost: The event is free for garden members with a Family Membership. For non-members, there is no admission charge for children 3 and under. Admission for children 4 and older is $5, and $10 for adults accompanying the children

Teen Halloween Movie Night at Rogers Public Library
When: Thursday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m.
Where: Rogers Public Library
What: Movie night snacks, crafts games and more for kids aged 13-18. Registration is requested here.
Cost: Free

Be(A)ware Halloween Event
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Public Library
What: An allergy-friendly Halloween trick or treating event, costume parade, Toy Story character performance, and more
Cost: Free

Howling Halloween 5k and Dog Walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m.
Where: Wilson Park
What: 5k run and dog walk fundraiser for Service Dogs of Distinction
Cost: $25/person.

Springdale Halloween Fest
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m.
Where: Shiloh Square, Springdale
What: Family-friendly event with free candy, carnival games, pumpkin toss, touch a truck and more organized by Springdale Police Department
Cost: Free

Halloween Trick or Treat in the Park – Tontitown
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harry Sbanotto Park, Tontitown
What: A Trick or Treat event featuring free food, candy, pumpkins, prizes, and much more sponsored by the City of Tontitown
Cost: Free

Truck or Treat – FBC Bentonville
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Where: FBC Bentonville
What: Trick or treating in the main parking lot, inflatables
Cost: Free

Bentonville Trick or Treat on the Square
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Downtown Bentonville
What: A Trick-or-Treating event on the Bentonville square, in association with the farmers’ market
Cost: Free

Halloween Brunch at Likewise
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.
Where: Likewise
What: Halloween brunch with Margaret’s Food Truck, pottery show, music by DJ Dribblz, tea cocktails, more
Cost: Attendance is free, food and drinks available to purchase.

Trick Art Treat – Crystal Bridges
When: Sunday, Oct. 31
Where: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
What: Trick-or-Treating, photo booth, music, performances,
Cost: Free, but timed tickets / registration is required. Register here.

Bike Fright Trick or Treat
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Gregory Park, Fayetteville
What: Trick-or-Treating and bikes in the park. Costumes, free hot dogs, and more.
Cost: Free

Halloween Events for Grown Ups

Springdale Bike Club Halloween Ride
When: Thursday, Oct. 21
Where: Bike Rack Brewing in Springdale, AR
What: Six mile bike ride, costume contest, presentation by winner of the Arkansaw High Country race Scotti Lechuga
Cost: NA

Banshee Manor
When: Oct. 22-24, Oct. 29-31. OpenFriday & Saturday 7 p.m. – 11 a.m., Sunday from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Lokomotion
What: A haunted house inside Lokomotion.
Cost: Admission is $13 per person.

Nightmare on Block Street
When: Month of October
Where: Pinpoint
What: DJ Beatbachs, AKA Pinpoint owner Bo Counts is known for his annual Halloween bash. Due to the pandemic the past couple years, he’s said screw it, and just run it for an entire month at his own bar on Block Avenue. There are Halloween drinks, occasional seances downstairs, and the bar is decked with all the crazy decor Bo has accumulated over the years.
Cost: NA

Maxine’s ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ Halloween
When: Oct. 25-31
Where: Maxine’s Tap Room
What: Maxine’s is dressing up the bar with a Wizard of Oz theme this year. Those who know, know they go all out.
Cost: NA

Witchsister Halloween Show
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Where: George’s Majestic Lounge
What: Live music by Witchsister, Theody, and Vulturegeist
Cost: $10

Halloween Cookie Decorating at New Province
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.
Where: New Province Brewing Co., Rogers
What: Halloween cookie decorating at New Province with Alexander Baking Company
Cost: Beer plus cookie decorating for $25.

Brother Moses Halloween Show Cancelled
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Where: Prairie Street Live
What: Live music by indie band ,Brother Moses, costume party
Cost: $15

Halloween Happy Hour w/ Ultra Suede
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.
Where: George’s Majestic Lounge
What: Live music by party band Ultra Suede, costime contest
Cost: $8

Boos & Booze on Dickson Street
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Cannibal & Craft
What: DJs, costume contest
Cost: $10

Mixed Nuts Comedy Showcase – Halloween Edition
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Nomad’s Trailside
What: A special Halloween edition of the Mixed Nuts Comedy Showcase, featuring comedy by Taylor Hern, Jeremy Beck, Topher Kogen and Zach Khan
Cost: NA

Core Brewing Halloween Party
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.
Where: Core Brewing Co, Springdale
What: Halloween party with food trucks, live music by Patti Steel, costume contest with cash prize
Cost: Admission is free

Friday Night Frights Movie Night
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.
Where: AM/PM Bar (546 W. Center, Fayetteville)
What: Screening of film Halloween
Cost: Free

Halloween at Whiskey 101
When: Oct. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Whiskey 101
What: Costume contest with cash prize
Cost: NA

Dial Up Halloween show
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: JJ’s Live
What: Live music by local 90s tribute band Dial Up, costume party
Cost: $10

High Tea with the Queens
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.
Where: Likewise
What: Drag show with Asami Tea Cocktails, Treats by Busy Bees, Music by DJ Girlfriend. 21+ show. Tickets sold in space groups of 2-8.
Cost: $40/person

Halloween Nirvana and Sublime Tribute Shows
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: George’s Majestic Lounge
What: A Tribute to Sublime by Lou Dog and a Nirvana Tribute by The Mixtapes
Cost: $12-15

Boston Mountain Brewing Halloween Party
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m.
Where: Boston Mountain Brewing
What: Live music by Modeling, Fight Dream, Olympics, and a costume contest
Cost: NA

Fright Night Halloween Party at Moonbrooch
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: Moonbrooch Brewing, Rogers
What: Halloween party, costume contest, fortune teller, music
Cost: $5 cover

Night of the Living Bass
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: Club Rush (Rendezvous Hookah Lounge)
What: Dance party and costume contest with cash prize
Cost: $10

Yung Joc at Arkansas Events Center
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: Arkansas Events Center (3570 MLK Jr. Blvd, Fayetteville)
What: Performance by Yung Joc, costume contest with cash prize
Cost: General admission is $30, VIP tickets are $50

Lucas Parker Band and Jessica Paige Halloween Matinee
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m.
Where: Kingfish
What: Live music, costume party
Cost: NA

Forgotten Space – A Very Jerry Halloween Bash
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Where: George’s Majestic Lounge
What: Grateful Dead Tribute, costume party
Cost: $20 pre-sale, $25 day of show