You’re busy carving pumpkins and putting together costumes so we did the research and, spoiler alert: Halloween is still on for 2020. There are a lot of fantastically spooky things happening this month that you need to know about, so grab a mask (bonus points if it's scary), keep a safe distance and let's get haunting.

 

First things first: Here's your guide to local pumpkin patches.

 

Frightful Fun:

Ales From the Crypt

Where: War Memorial Stadium

When: Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.

Why: When local breweries Stone's Throw and East Sixth team up to host a Halloween double feature spread out on a stadium field while serving up beer and eats, only good things happen. Come see "Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist" like you've never seen before. More here.

 

Shocktoberfest Film Series: Terror From the '80s!

Where: Virtual

When: Oct. 9, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30 at 7/8 p.m.

Why: Cheesy B-movies with built-in cliche bingo are waiting for you. More here.

 

Shadows at Sixth Street: An Elevated Halloween Drive Thru

Where: 600 Scott St.

When: Through Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 7-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Why: Zero contact, 100% spooky fun. Take a drive through this haunted parking deck with scenes based on Arkansas hauntings and amazing views of the city. But don't worry, it's all family friendly. More here.

 

Howl-O-Ween Pawty

Where: Bark Bar

When: Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m.

Why: Why should black cats get all the Halloween attention? More here.

 

Halloween with HAM

Where: Virtual

When: Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

Why: The Historic Arkansas Museum is digging up spooky stories from the state's past to share on Facebook Live, along with fortune readings, pumpkin carvings and more family-friendly fun. More here.

 

Tiny Hands Monster Bash Shirt Sale

Where: Virtual

When: Through Oct. 15

Why: The annual party benefiting Family Home of Little Rock and the UAMS NICU is off the table, but you can still support the nonprofits with a Frankenstein's monster tee. More here.

 

Doggie Costume Contest + Adoption Event

Where: Bernice Garden

When: Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Why: Well, this is scary cute. Show off Fido's best fit, bid on auction items or go home with a new furry friend, all benefiting CARE. More here.

 

"Dracula" with Ballet Arkansas

Where: Virtual

When: Oct. 31, starting at 7 p.m.

Why: We don't see things going smoothly for the non-vamps in this spooky streamed perfromance. More here.

 

SoMa Trunk-or-Treat

Where: SoMa Outdoor Dining Room

When: Oct. 31, 5 p.m.

Why: Going door to door is so 2019. More here. 

 

Movie Night FUNdraiser

Where: Rusty Tractor Vineyards

When: Oct. 28, 6 p.m.

Why: Load up on eats and drinks while spreading out under the stars to watch "Hocus Pocus" and benefit the Ronald McDonald House. More here.

 

Tinkerfest: Spooky Tinkering

Where: Museum of Discovery

When: Oct. 24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Why: Monster puppets, spider web spinning and light-up critters — oh, yes. More here.

 

ARToberfest

Where: Virtual

When: Through Oct. 18

Why: Gather your little goblins and enjoy hands-on, family-friendly arts and crafts online. More here.

 

Halloween Festival & Movie Night

Where: Dickey-Stephens Park

When: Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Why: The Sanderson Sisters cordially invite you to an outdoor movie night with distanced trick-or-treating, a costume contest, s'mores and more. More here.

 

Arkansas Circus Arts Halloween + Fall Show

Where: Lake Willastein Park

When: Nov. 1, noon - 9 p.m.

Why: If you're not ready to let go just yet, head to the lake for a day of dazzling performances from the troupe as they also celebrate their seventh year. Spooky how time flies. More here. 

 

Halloween Classics at the Drive-In

Where: North Little Rock Drive-In

When: Throughout October

Why: Old-school slashers, spooky family films and everything in between are on the lineup, including a movie marathon on Oct. 24. More here. 

 

25th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash

Where: Virtual

When: Starting Oct. 20

Why: Your spooky one-stop shop for all the family-friendly fun hosted by local museums. More here.

 

Creepy + Creative Workshops

Where: Virtual

When: Throughout October

Why: The Innovation Hub is taking its maker classes to the (inter)webs. Learn how to build masks, prop coffins and more Halloween goodies. More here. 

 

Funland Halloween Carnival

Where: Funland Amusement Park

When: Oct. 23-24 & 30-31, 6 p.m.

Why: You survived the rocketship slide, so what's there to fear? Let the kiddos get their haunt on with ghostly rides, mazes, candy, costumes and more. More here. 

 

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat

Where: Jess Odom Community Center

When: Oct. 31, 6 p.m.

Why: The Maumelle park has never been sweeter. More here. 

 

Hallo-Wednesdays with the Little Rock Zoo

Where: Virtual

When: Wednesdays in October at 2:15 p.m.

Why: Boo at the Zoo is off, but you can get an up-close look at creepy crawlies with these Facebook Live zookeeper chats. More here.

 

"The War of the Worlds" 

Where: Virtual

When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Why: As if 2020 couldn't get any scarier, Argenta Community Theater is hosting a livestream performance of a modern take on the iconic radio play. More here.

 

Safety first! If you need a refresher on what the Arkansas Department of Health suggests for a COVID-free Halloween, click here.

 

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Eerie Eats:

Goosebumps-Themed Cocktails

Where: Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

When: Throughout October

Why: R. L. Stine would be proud. More here.

 

Spooky Scoops + Shakes

Where: Loblolly Creamery

When: Throughout October

Why: Pumpkin spice latte shakes, black sugar cones, butter beer freezes… We'll take one of everything. More here.

 

Sunday Funday in the Vineyard

Where: Rusty Tractor VIneyards

When: Sundays in October

Why: Wine flights, food trucks, plenty of space to spread out and to-die-for views. More here.

 

Halloween Candy Beer Pairing

Where: Flyway Brewing

When: Oct. 27-31

Why: Why choose between beer and candy when you can have both? More here.

 

Harry Potter Halloween Brunch + Trivia

Where: Nexus Coffee

When: Oct. 31

Why: This fun (and menu) is Hogwarts-approved. More here. 

 

Pints & Pumpkins

Where: Stone's Throw

When: Oct. 17, 2-6 p.m.

Why: Oktoberfest, schmoktoberfest. An afternoon of pumpkin carving contests and local brews sounds pretty good to us. More here.

 

Halloween Wine Flights & Handcrafted Candy Bites

Where: Petit & Keet

When: Oct. 26-31

Why: A pairing made in Halloween paradise. More here.

 

Halloween Cocktail Menu

Where: Big Orange (Midtown location only)

When: Through Oct. 31

Why: Nostalgia wins every time, and these spooky sips have it. More here.

 

Halloween Candy-Inspired Menu

Where: At the Corner

When: Through Oct. 31

Why: Three words - Skittles buttermilk pancakes. More here.

 

Bonus: These not-so-evil geniuses are offering up some boo-tiful baking kits for cookie lovers.

 

Terrifying Tours:

Fall Lantern Light Walking Tour

Where: Quapaw Quarter

When: Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Why: The typical lineup of tours is out, but Haunted Tours of Little Rock is making it count with this nighttime stroll through a cemetery. More here.

 

Haunted Argenta Ghost Tours

Where: Argenta

When: Throughout October

Why: Lace up the comfy shoes and get ready to meet the spooky side of Argenta. We're particularly fans of the Boos & Brews tours. More here.

 

Goodies & Ghosts Tours

Where: The Fee House 

When: Fridays & Saturdays in October

Why: Located near the Governor's mansion, this 1890 Victorian home has a dark past and is mid-restoration, which means it's the perfect place to get creeped out for a night (with snacks, of course). More here.

 

Spine-Chilling Sweats:

Halloween River Float

Where: Rockwater Marina

When: Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

More here.

 

Creep 'N' Crawl 5K/Half Marathon/Ghost Race

Where: Two Rivers Park or virtual

When:  In person: Oct. 24, 4/4:30 p.m. / Virtual: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1

More here.

 

A Spooky Aerial Affair

Where: Gemini Fitness

When: Oct. 28, 5 p.m.

More here.

 

Cupcakes on the Run 1M/5K/10K

Where: Virtual

When: Oct. 15 - Nov. 30

More here.

 

Jolly Bodies Clocked in the City Outdoor Halloween Workout

Where: Clinton Presidential Library

When: Oct. 31, 9 a.m.

More here.

 

The Great Pumpkin Stroller Strides + Trunk or Treat

Where: War Memorial Park

When: Oct. 31, 9 a.m.

More here.

 

Hallo-week Workouts

Where: D1 Training Little Rock

When: Oct. 26-31

More here.

 

Haunted Houses:

The Haunted Hotel

Where: 3400 Brown St.

When: Weekends through Oct. 31

More here.

 

The Reaper Haunted House

Where: 7324 Lunn Road, North Little Rock

When: Weekends through Oct. 17, every day Oct. 23 - Nov. 1 

More here.

 

Fear Factory 501

Where: 25120 Hwy. 107, Jacksonville

When: Weekends through Nov. 7

More here.

 

We'll be adding to this list, so check back for spooky updates!

 

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