Halloween events happening around NWA & River Valley

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ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — There are many events happening around the Northwest Arkansas and River Valley area to celebrate Halloween.

This list will be updated:

  • Free Spooky Spectacular Family Movie Night on Thursday, October 28. Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) and its student-run Student Ambassadors Government Association (SAGA) is sponsoring a free Spooky Spectacular Family Movie Night at the 112 Drive-In outdoor theater. The evening will be filled with a double feature of Gremlins and Beetlejuice, a costume contest, giveaways and chances to win prizes. Students and community members are asked to register to reserve a spot for their vehicle at the theater. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first movie starts at 7 p.m. You can find more information or register for the event here. Only one registration is required per car, not per person.
  • Walmart Spooky Street at Pleasant Crossing Walmart in Rogers on Friday, October 29. Celebrate the Halloween season at Walmart with a hauntingly fun stroll down Spooky Street. Enjoy sweet treats, frights that delight, and a ghoulishly good time for the whole family. More information is located here.
  • Costumes, Candy and Cops Carnival at the Benton County Fairgrounds on Friday, October 29. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their 6th annual drive-through event. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with food, drinks, and entertainment as vehicles wait in line. The entrance is off Highway 279, at the exit onto Barron Rd.
  • Trick or Treat on the Bentonville Square on October 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the Bentonville Farmers Market.
  • The city of Gravette is hosting its Trick-or-Treat Main Street on October 30 from 4-7 p.m. The city also encourages residents to participate in door-to-door trick-or-treating on October 30 as well.
  • Springdale Halloween Fest at Shiloh Square on West Emma Avenue in Springdale. The event is on October 30 from 4-7 p.m. The evening will consist of free candy giveaways for the kids, touch-a-truck, carnival games, a pumpkin drop, pumpkin painting, and more.
  • Fright Night Fling at 100 S. 4th St. in Fort Smith will feature costume contests, a haunted house, trunk-or-treat and food for the whole family. The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.
  • Tontitown Hollywood Trick-or-Treat In the Park on October 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Harry Sbanotto Park. There will be free food, candy, pumpkins, prizes, and much more. This is an event for kids of all ages, even the grown ones. So find your best Hollywood character costume and come make a “celebrity” appearance at the park. Prizes for the best costumes will be awarded.
  • Halloween on Main on Saturday, October 30 at 6 p.m. in Van Buren. Zombie Crawl (near Blanche Moore Park/8th & Main intersection), Time Warp Dance, Shake Your Bacon Witch’s Dance, and then costume contest in the 400 Block, followed by trick or treating and a screening of Hocus Pocus in Blanche Moore Park. Free admission and candy with funnel cakes and fair food available for purchase.
  • Trick Art Treat at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on October 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required for the event. Have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating, eating candy, and capturing your genius costumes at the photo booth. Music, live performances, and take-home art kits for everyone—dressed up or not—to enjoy.
  • Trunk or Treat event at 4550 N Crossover Rd., Fayetteville (future home of Keypoint Church, Fayetteville) on Sunday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Farmington Halloween Bash, located at the Farmington Senior Center at 340 W. Main Street, from 5-7 p.m. on October 31. You’ll be able to get handouts, bracelets, stickers and see firemen in all of their gear.

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