FLYER GUIDE: Halloween events for children and families in and around Fayetteville

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It’s time to put on your costumes and restock your secret candy stash, kids. Halloween is right around the corner.

The holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, so that means we’ll be trick-or-treating on a school night again in 2023. We’re not letting that stop us, though.

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

We’ve compiled a list of all the Halloween-related events we could find for both children and families happening in and around Fayetteville this year. We also compiled a list of costume parties, contests, pub crawls, and other items geared toward adults.

We’ll certainly add to this list between now and Halloween, and feel free to drop us a line and let us know about anything we’ve missed.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone.

Halloween Events for Kids/Families

Little Sprouts Costume Parade – Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
When: Wednesday, Oct. 25
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

An Evening with R.L. Stine
When: Thursday, Oct. 26
Where: Fayetteville Public Library
What: An author talk with R.L. Stine. author of the Goosebumps series of children’s books and other works
Cost: Free

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Scott Family Amazeum
What: A night for children with special needs, their siblings, and grown-ups to have the Amazeum to themselves
Cost: Free for members, $2 admission for non-members

Be(A)ware Halloween Event
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Public Library
What: An allergy-friendly Halloween trick or treating event, costume parade, including games, bounce houses, performances, and more.
Cost: Free

Monster Mash Adoption Bash
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Where: Ozark Natural Foods
What: Big Paws of the Ozarks adoption event and dog costume contest sponsored by Adventure Subaru

Howling Halloween 5k and Dog Walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 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. 28, 3 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 and Springdale Parks & Rec
Cost: Free

Trick or Treating Around the Galaxy: A Star Wars-Themed Halloween Family Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Springdale Public Library
What: Halloween celebration featuring crafts, games, costumes, and more
Cost: Free

Bentonville Trick or Treat at the Bentonville Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 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

FamJam Halloween Harvest w/ Shannon Wurst
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Where: The Jones Center
What: Live music as part of the Jones Center’s FamJam series
Cost: $5

SoNA’s Haunted Harmonies: A Halloween Concert
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Walton Arts Center
What: Halloween concert by Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
Cost: $36-$61

Deathray Print and Illustration Expo
When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Mount Sequoyah Center
What: A print and illustration expo organized by CattyWampus Co-Op celebrating pop culture, comics, art, and ephemera.
Cost: Free

Trick Art Treat – Crystal Bridges
When: Sunday, Oct. 29
Where: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
What: Trick-or-Treating, photo booth, music, performances
Cost: Free

Monster March
When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Prairie Grove
What: Trick or Treat event, costume contest
Cost: Free

Halloween Bash
When: Monday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Ozark Natural Foods
What: Live music, goodies, costume contest
Cost: Free

Trunk or Treat at Altitude
When: Tuesday Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Altitude Trampoline Park
What: Trick-or-Treating, trampoline fun, and more

Scarecrow Showdown Sip & Stroll
When: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
What: A temporary art installation featuring 50 artistic scarecrows created by local artists, community groups, and others.
Cost: $5

Trick or Treat on the Trail
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Lower Ramble
What: Trick-or-Treating
Cost: Free

Ghost Train Tour and Kiddie Caboose 
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Where: Arkansas / Missouri Railroad (Springdale)
What: The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad will host two nights of tours and trick-or-treating at its depot area in downtown Springdale. The Ghost Train Tour and Kiddie Caboose event includes a stationary, Halloween-themed guided tour of decorated train cars, followed by trick-or-treating on the train caboose.
Cost: Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Halloween in the Park – Tontitown
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harry Sbanotto Park, Tontitown
What: A Trick or Treat event featuring candy, pumpkins, prizes, and much more sponsored by the City of Tontitown
Cost: Free

Community Pumpkin Pageant
When: Thursday, Nov. 2
Where: Lower Ramble
What: Pumpkin carving display, re-cycling event
Cost: Free