They're baaaaack! It's time once again for spooktacular fear and fright thanks to our local haunted houses, trail rides, and castles. If you dare...
Park at West End: Oct 31
2nd and Garrison. Free rides to kids in costumes and music. 782-1473.
Trick or Treat at Central Mall: Oct 31
Central Mall - Center Court. Trick or treat at Central Mall, don't forget your costume. Kids 12 and under - free bags at customer service.
The Haunted Prison: Oct 1 - 31
Old Military Prison at Chaffee Crossing
The Historic Prison was built in 1940, Camp Chaffee, has been transformed into the spookiest Haunted Houses in the state. The constatine wire fence still surrounds the maximum security unit, barracks, latrine, electric gates, and chapel. Admission: $12 per person. More info, contact Lynn Merechka at 479-769-0398.
Belle Grove Girls Inc. Halloween Carnival: Oct 31
Children must be under 12! This event is free and will be held from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Enjoy lots of games and fantastic fun. Sponsored by Girls, Inc. and the UofA Fort Smith's Gamma Phi Beta. Belle Grove Center, 622 North 7th, Fort Smith, AR. Call 479-782-0375 or visit girlsincfortsmith.org
Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Historic Belle Grove: Oct 31
Trick-or-treat the oldest, most-haunted neighborhood in town at this event sponsored by the Park at West End and the Belle Grove Neighborhood Association. Downtown Fort Smith, AR. 479-782-1473.
Ghouls Grove: Oct 9th-31st (every Fri./Sat.)
Girls Inc. of Fort Smith invites you to visit the “Ghouls Grove” Haunted House. 8pm-11 p.m. $10 admission. 622 North 7th, Fort Smith, AR. 479-782-0375 or visit girlsincfortsmith.org.
Ghost Hunt on HauntedHill
River Valley Paranormal presents the 2nd annual Ghost Hunt on Haunted Hill, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., to be held at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitorium. Proceeds benefit the Arkansas Human Development Center in Booneville. Space is limited. For more information contact RVPRI at email@example.com or 479-926-9704.
Haunted Castle Halloween Festival: Oct 4 - Nov 1
An incredible 60 acre Halloween Theme Park in Muskogee, OK. The festival is open weekends in October (Fri. & Sat.) and Sat., November 1st. Hours are 6pm - 10pm (Halloween Land 6pm - 9pm only). You'll find thrills for the entire family inside and outside the Haunted Castle Festival. From the sinister, fog-shrouded forest to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land you'll find performances and activities for all ages. Start in the Halloween Village - hot and cold drinks, food, bobbing for apples, fortune tellers & ghost stories. Then, for the brave at heart, and if you dare, visit Domus Horrificus, Haunted Hayride, Casa Morte, The Dark Tower, Trail Of Blood, Ultimate Maze, Pirate Ship Stage, Enchanted Boardwalk or the Torture Chamber!
You can purchase tickets to each area individually or in family packages. For full details and tickets, visit okcastle.com.
Halloween Culinary Dinner for the ArtCenter
A night for the adults! Featuring food, live band, open bar, raffles, silent and live auctions. Tickets $50 per couple or $30 single. 7:00pm. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Art Center. Call 479-784-2787 or visit fortsmithartcenter.org.
Haunted Warehouse: Oct. 2 - Oct. 31
KISR will once again present "Haunted Warehouse" at Fort Chaffee. Haunted Warehouse will be open weekends (Fri. & Sat.) in October- 7:30pm to ?. Proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club. My family and I went last year and it was worth the wait. Moving floors, walls and doors and plenty of scary visitors. U.S. Military Post - Fort Chaffee, Arkansas - 7704 Fort Chaffee Blvd, Building 310. Click here for more details.
Haunted Halloween: Oct 17
Visit Tenkiller State Park for a haunted good time. This haunted trail is sure to delight but not recommend for children under 6. $4 adults, $1.50 kids 12 and under. 7-10pm. 918-489-5641.
Haunted House and Hayride: Oct. 10 - Nov. 2
Twice the fun for the price of one! $15 per person. Enjoy ghosts, goblins & a hayride. Presented by Ludwick's Nursery and Stone, 661- Alma Hwy., Alma. 479-632-5543.
Murder and Mayhem Trolley: Oct. 2 - 31
Thursdays: 7pm, 8pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. $12/person. Fort Smith Museum of History hosts this popular and award-winning trolley ride. It departs the Fort Smith Museum of History each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October. Fort Smith, Arkansas, home of the "Hanging Judge," Isaac C. Parker, was once known as "Hell on the Border." This rough, rowdy border town was the jumping off place into Indian Territory for outlaws, bandits and renegades. As the trolley winds its way through the Belle Grove Historic District, riders thrill to gruesome historic facts and eerie local legends. The tour guide points out real haunted houses, revealing their secrets, along with the story of a bloody love triangle. During its checkered past, prostitution was legal in Fort Smith. The first bordello to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places now serves as the Fort Smith Visitor Center. Blythe spirits and a variety of characters from the past keep tour-goers entertained for the one-hour ride, which regales stories from the National Historic Site, Miss Laura's Visitor's Center and the Clayton House, all located within downtown and the Belle Grove Historic District. The narrative is as colorful as Fort Smith's history. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History. Reservations recommended. Children under 13 not advised to take tour. 479-783-7841 or visit fortsmithmuseum.com for more details.
River Valley Life Teen Forrest of Terror: Oct. 24 - 31
Fear and fright combine to bring you extra scare and delight, sponsored by River Valley Life. Concessions are available. $5 per person. 7:30 p.m. Oct 23-24 and Oct. 27-31. Closes 10:00pm weekdays and midnight on weekends. Columbus Acres (behind McDonald's on Hwy 71.) 479-783-2603.
Terror at the Moffett Bottoms: Oct 16 - 31
Terror reigns in a haunted forest near the Arkansas River from 7:30pm until 10:30 p.m. on Thurs. and until midnight Fri. and Sat. Trail ride 16-18, 23-25, & 30-31. Ages 5 and up. Just over the Garrison bridge. Take the Moffett exit and look for the signs. 479-221-0795. Sponsored by the Fort Smith Jaycees.
HalloZOOeen! at the Tulsa Zoo: Oct 27-31
Find some spooktacular family fun at the Tulsa Zoo. Trick or treat in a safe environment and enjoy treats from corporate sponsors, play games and gaze at the zoo mascots while roaming the trick or treat trail. $5 per person. 6:30pm. - 8:30 p.m. Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum. 6421 E. 36th Street North, Tulsa. 918-669-6612.