Trick-or-Treat on the Trail, pumpkin pageant planned at Lower Ramble in Fayetteville

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan hands out candy during a trick-or-treat event on the Fayetteville square. (Flyer photo/File)

Get your costume ready and grab yourself a plastic pumpkin. It’s almost time to get that candy.

The annual trick-or-treat event will once again take place on the city’s trail system instead of the downtown square. This year’s fun is set for Halloween evening, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The event runs from 5-7 p.m. in the Lower Ramble, the new outdoor venue on the Razorback Greenway just below the Fayetteville Public Library.

Trick-or-treaters and their families are invited into the Fay Jones Woods, where treats will be handed out at stops along the trail.

The city has partnered with Experience Fayetteville and the Rotary Club of Fayetteville to host the free event for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Treats will be handed out by city staff, including police and fire crews, as well as local non-profits.

Free parking is available at the surface lot south of the library.

Community pumpkin pageant

Two days later, a community pumpkin pageant is planned from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, also in the Lower Ramble. Residents are invited to bring carved jack-o-lanterns to build a community display of pumpkins.

After checking in at the Fay Jones Woods entrance across from the library south parking lot, participants will be given an electric tea light to be placed in their pumpkin, which will be added along the canopy walk just inside the woods. All participants and spectators are invited to vote, and ribbons for best in show will be presented at 7 p.m.

After the event, pumpkins can be left behind for collection by the city’s Trash and Recycling Department for composting.