Halloween Guide 2016: Family Friendly Events In River Valley And Northwest Arkansas

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Halloween is coming up on Monday (Oct. 31) this year, and several groups throughout the area are hosting events to celebrate.

Here’s a list of free, family friendly Halloween events going on in the area. If we’ve missed an event, let us know.


Halloween Takeover – Monday (Oct. 31)

Beyond Church will be hosting a Disney themed Trick-or-Treating event.

Bella Vista

Spooktacular – Sunday (Oct. 30) 

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


Costumes, Candy & Cops Carnival – Friday (Oct. 28)

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 Benton County Sheriff’s office parking lot.

Trick or Treat on the Square – Saturday (Oct. 29) 

Trick-or-Treating festivities will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the final Bentonville Farmers Market of the season.


Centerton FOP Trunk or Treat – Saturday (Oct. 29) 

There will be a trunk-or-treating event at the Bentonville West High School from 5-9 p.m. Vehicle entry is $5 per car to enter the show and give out candy.


Fall Festival – Saturday (Oct. 29)

The Elkins Fall Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn in front of the primary and elementary schools. The event will have a cake walk, bean bag toss, bounce house and several other games. Costumes are welcome but not required.


Trick or Treat on the Square – Monday (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

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Trick-or-Treating – Saturday (Oct. 29)

The event will be  at the Fort Smith Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is open to the hole family, including pets. There will be a pet parade starting at 11 a.m.

Trunk or TreatSaturday (Oct. 29)

Massard Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a trunk or treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ghouls On Garrison – Monday (Oct. 31)

The businesses in Downtown Fort Smith along Garrison Avenue will be handing out candy from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A small children’s costume contest will be held at 7:45 p.m.


Halloween Trail – Monday (Oct. 31)

The city and Greenwood High School will be passing out treats along the Greenwood Walking Trail from 5-8 p.m.


Superhero Hayride –  Friday (Oct. 28)

Kibler Baptist Church is hosting a free family friendly hayride beginning at 7 p.m.

Prairie Grove

Trunk or Treat – Saturday (Oct. 29)

The Prairie Grove Police Department will be hosting a trunk or treat event from 4-7:30 p.m. at Prairie Grove Battlefield Park.


Downtown Trick or Treat WalkFriday (Oct. 28)

Trick-or-Treaters can enjoy Halloween festivities from 3:30-5 p.m. in Downtown Poteau.

Trails of Treats and Thrills – Saturday (Oct. 29)

The Halloween festivities will be at Lake Wister State Park from 4-7 p.m.

Citywide Trick or Treat – Monday (Oct. 31)

The citywide Trick-or-Treating will be Monday night.


American Legion Community Spooktacular – Saturday (Oct. 29)

From 4-6 p.m. the American Legion will be hosting a free event, that includes a costume contest and door prizes.

Bible Walk and Fall Festival – Saturday (Oct. 29) 

The First Church of the Nazarene will host a free festival, as well as a chili supper fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m.

Goblin Parade – Monday (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.


Halloween on Elm Street – Monday (Oct. 31) 

From 5-8 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters can enjoy Halloween festivities along Downtown Elm Street.

Siloam Springs

New Life Church Trunk or Treat – Sunday (Oct. 31) 

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


Streetfest – Thursday (Oct. 27)

The Jones Center will be having a fall festival from 6-8 p.m.

Trunk or Treat – Saturday (Oct. 29)

The Springdale Police Department will be holding a trunk or treat event from 4-6 p.m. at the station.

Trunk or Treat – Sunday (Oct. 30)

The FUMC Children’s Ministry will be holding a trunk or treat event from 4-6 p.m. at 206 W Johnson Ave.

Van Buren 

Momentum Church Trunk or Treat – Monday (Oct. 31)

Momentum Church at 4810 Alma Hwy. will be hosting an event from 6:30-8 p.m.