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Halloween Guide 2017: Family Friendly Events In Northwest Arkansas & River Valley

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s almost Halloween, and several groups throughout the area are hosting events to celebrate. Here’s a list of free, family...

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s almost Halloween, and several groups throughout the area are hosting events to celebrate.

Here’s a list of free, family friendly events in our area. If we have missed an event, let us know.


First Baptist Church Fall Festival – Saturday, Oct. 28

First Baptist Church in Alma will be hosting a fall festival on Oct. 28.

Bella Vista

Spooktacular – Sunday, Oct. 29

The Bella Vista library will be hosting Halloween festivities from 2-4 p.m.


Costumes, Candy & Cops Carnival – Friday, Oct. 27

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a carnival with an outdoor movie, food and games beginning at 5 p.m. at the sheriff’s office.

Trick or Treat on the Square – Saturday, Oct. 29

Festivities will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the final Bentonville Farmers Market of the season.


Centerton FOP Trunk or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 28

There will be a trunk-or-treating event at the Bentonville West High School from 5-9 p.m. 


Trick or Treat on the Square – Tuesday, Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treaters will be able to participate in the event at the downtown Fayetteville Square from 3-5 p.m.

Fort Smith

Ghouls on Garrison – Tuesday, Oct. 31 

The businesses in Downtown Fort Smith along Garrison Avenue will be handing out candy from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Trunk N Treat – Sunday, Oct. 29

Trunk and treat at the Highfill City Park from 4-6 p.m. A costume contest will begin at 5 p.m. and a pie in the face contest starts at 5:45 p.m.

Prairie Grove

Trunk Or TreatSaturday, Oct. 28

Local businesses and churches, along with the fire and police departments, partner for trick or treat, face painting, inflatables and food and rinks. Event is from 5 p.m. to dark at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park/Borden House parking lot.


American Legion Community Spooktacular – Saturday, Oct. 28

From 2-4 p.m. the American Legion will be hosting a free event, that includes a costume contest and games.

Goblin Parade – Tuesday, Oct. 31

Downtown Rogers businesses will be handing out treats from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A Goblin Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. and they are asking participants to line up at Frisco Park.

Siloam Springs

Downtown Trick or Treating – Tuesday, Oct. 31

Shops will be passing out candy for trick or treating downtown from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

New Life Church Trunk or Treat – Tuesday, Oct. 31

New Life Church will be hosting a trunk or treat event from 6-8 p.m.


Springdale Halloween Fest – Saturday, Oct. 28

Springdale Parks and Recreation, the Springdale Police Department, and the Downtown Springdale Alliance will be hosting an event from 4-7 pm. in downtown Springdale.

Van Buren

Bethesda Trunk-Or-Treat – Tuesday, Oct. 31

Trunk or treat at Bethesda Church at 3928 Industrial Park Road from 6-8 p.m.

Butterfield Church Fall Festival – Tuesday, Oct. 31

Butterfield Church will host a fall festival with a hay bale maze and games from 6:30-8 p.m. at 1302 N 30th Street in Van Buren.