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Darkness Haunted House, Fun and Safe Halloween in Batesville
Batesville, Ark. — The Darkness Haunted House is in Batesville Oct. 23, 24, 27, 29-31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night at the Barnett Building in downtown Batesville. If you are looking for a terrifying time then this is the place for you. Admission is $5. For more information, call Joel Williams at 870-698-1555.
It’s time for some Halloween fun. The best for a Fun and Safe Halloween is on Batesville’s Main Street. Come join us for trick or treating from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. There’ll also be music in the pocket park, a haunted house for the big kids at the Barnett Building, and more.
We’ll see you on Main Street.
Boo at the Zoo in Little Rock through Saturday night
Little Rock, Ark. — Halloween and zoos seem to go together like Boo and Zoo. This year’s Boo at the Zoo is held at the Zoo in Little Rock now through Halloween night. Hours are 6 pm. to 9 p.m., and the last admission is at 8:30 p.m. The show goes on rain or moonglow.
The zoo is transformed into a botanical garden filled with fun Halloween theme decorations. There is a haunted reptile house and a Lighted Penguin Pointe. There are costume contests, face painting, glitter tattoos, and a Frankenstein dance contest. “Day of the Dead” is Friday. There are food concessions, a haunted train, carnival rides and bounces, and haunted bingo.
General admission is $10 per person; an all inclusive armband costs $20. Bingo and food is not covered by the armband.
The Zoo is located in War Memorial Park in Little Rock.
For more information, the Zoo office number is 501-666-2406.
Halloween Costume Contest and Party at Thayer Fun and Friends Center Friday
Thayer, Mo — It’s Halloween at the Fun and Friends Center Friday Oct. 30.
A Costume contest will be held at the lunch meal. First, second, and third place prizes will be given out to the winners.
Come in costume and have fun. Anonymous judges will circulate, and you could be wearing the winning costume. The Halloween party starts at 11:30 a.m.
The Fun and Friends Center is located downtown on the corner of Front Street and Chestnut, across from the Thayer Police Station.
Halloween costume dance Friday night at George D. Hay Music Hall
Mammoth Spring, Ark. — A Halloween costume dance will be held Friday night, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the George D. Hay Foundation Music Hall on South Highway 63 in Mammoth Spring.
Performing for the Halloween dance is Keith Bradshaw and his Country Connection band.
Prizes will be given out for best costumes, and there will also be door prizes.
Refreshments will be available, and guests may bring in finger food.
Admission will be $5 per person.
Halloween fun will start here
“House on Haunted Hill,” Spooktacula III concert in Willow Springs
Willow Springs, Mo. — A free showing of “House on Haunted Hill” and Spooktacula III orchestra concert highlight Halloween activities in Willow Springs.
“House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price will be shown free at 7 p.m. Friday at the Star Theater, 205 E. Main St., in downtown Willow Springs. Sponsor is the Willow Springs Community Foundation. Lou Wehmer will speak at 6:30.p.m.
On Halloween night Pumpkin Bash trunk or treat will be presented starting at 6 p.m. at Booster Park. Willow Springs Chamber and Landmark Bank are sponsors.
Spooktacula III, featuring the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra, kicks off 7 p.m. at the Star Theater. Willow Springs Arts Council is sponsor. Those attending are invited to come in costume. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Magician Cedric Morley highlights Mammoth Spring Ark Spooktacular Saturday night
Mammoth Spring, Ark. — Magician Cedric Morley is performing for Spooktacular-goers in the city mini park Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. as the main attraction.
There will be games, arts and craft booths costume contests, a pumpkin carving contest and Halloween fun at the annual “Spooktacular” held on Main Street Mammoth Spring.
Admission to the event is free. Game tickets are sold 10 for $2.
The Adult and Teenage Costume Contest sponsored by K-Kountry-95 gets underway in the mini park at 5:30 p.m. Contest winner gets $95. There are also several other costume contests scheduled.
Winner of the pumpkin carving contest is announced at 5 p.m. at the Floral Express. To be eligible. carved pumpkins must be delivered to the flower shop by 4 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be cash prizes.
Set up for booths and games is free. However, reservations are required; contact Jenifer Crowe at (870)625-3235 to register.
The Haunted Hotel of Arkansas is open and waiting for you to check in!
Little Rock, Ark. — Looking for the scare of a lifetime? Well, the “Haunted Hotel of Arkansas” is for You. The hotel, which is staffed by a group of 25 actors, is open tonight through Halloween. The hotel opens at 7 p.m. and runs through midnight. Weeknights you can get in for $12 per person, and Halloween night it’s $15. To get in without waiting in long lines a speed pass is $20.
The hotel features 13 rooms. Freddie Kruger, Chuckie, Jason Vorhees, clowns and the Texas Chain Saw Massacre are all waiting for you to check in.
The Hotel, which has been around for 20 years, is located at 4601 South University.
For more information, contact Mikey Bolding at (501) 804-8883.
Big “Howl-O-Ween” celebration Saturday at ASU’s Centennial Stadium
Jonesboro, Ark. — “Howl-O-Ween,” billed as “the largest costume party in Arkansas, takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, at Arkansas State University’s Centennial Stadium. Events surround the 6 p.m. football game between the ASU Red Wolves and Georgia State.
The A-State football team will be throwing out candy at Red Wolf Walk beginning at approximately 3:45. Fans are encouraged to bring candy to their tailgates to hand out to trick or treater, and Hays Tailgate Town will have even more safe trick or treat opportunities for kids, who will receive special prizes for collecting the most candy. Also, the concession stands will offer special Halloween themed items There will be a pre-game costumed march around the field. The Sound of the Natural State band will be playing in costume.
There will be costume contests and Halloween promotions all game long.
The night also will feature a postgame autograph and “meet the team” session on the field.
Advance single tickets range from $20 to $30. Group tickets, for groups of 15 or more, start at $11. To purchase tickets in advance, go HERE.