You’re busy carving pumpkins and putting together your legendary Halloween costume so we did the research you don't have time for. There are a lot of fantastically spooky things happening this month that you need to know about, so let’s get through them fast.
First things first: Here's your guide to local pumpkin patches.
Where: UA - Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater
When: Oct. 18-20, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Why: We don't see things going smoothly for Ichabod Crane in the spooky season opener for Ballet Arkansas. More here.
Creepy Crescents & Crafts
Where: Blue Yoga Nyla
When: Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Why: Halloween yoga with Amy Gordy and spooky crafts with Bang-Up Betty sounds like the perfect Sunday. More here.
Spooky Series: Hitchcocktoberfest, Family-Friendly Classics & "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Where: Ron Robinson Theater
When: Hitchcocktoberfest - Tuesdays in October, 7 p.m.; Classics - Fridays, 7 p.m.; "Rocky Horror" - Fridays, 9:30 p.m.
Why: The Sanderson Sisters, Norman Bates and Dr. Frank-N-Furter are waiting for you. More here.
Boo at the Zoo
Where: Little Rock Zoo
When: Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Why: Being around exotic animals in the dark is eerie, but getting in on spooky games and s'mores is a real scream — especially when nights have special themes like Star Wars and fairy tales. More here.
Bonus: Leave the kids at home and trick-or-treat for spirited beverages Oct. 18 at Boo at the Zoo Adult Night.
The Dance of Death Halloween Celebration
Where: Club 27
When: Oct. 25, 9 p.m.
Why: Salsa lessons have never been so spooky. BYO-costume. More here.
Tales of the Crypt
Where: Mount Holly Cemetery
When: Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Why: Forget the creepy, this annual event is all about the crypt's history. Stroll the cemetery grounds and hear the tales of locals past from the Parkview Theatre department. More here.
Halloween Costume Contest
Where: Stone's Throw Stifft Station
When: Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
Why: Nothing like a good, old-fashioned costume contest to get the creative (and creepy) juices flowing. Kids, adults, pets, scary, funny — all are welcome to compete and load up on candy. More here.
Where: Argenta Community Theater
When: Oct. 18 & 19, 8 p.m.
Why: Back for its third year, this Arkansas Circus Arts event combines circus, drag, sideshow and burlesque theatrics for a night of spine-tingling fun. More here.
Where: Outlets of Little Rock
When: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Why: Load up the kiddos and get your candy gathering on while helping out The Salvation Army while you're at it. More here.
24th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash
Where: Museum of Discovery, Old State House Museum, Heifer Village, Historic Arkansas Museum, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, the Terry House, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Curran Hall and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
When: Oct. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Why: Check out the sights in costume with family games, prizes and trick-or-treating. More here.
Fright in The Heights
Where: The Heights on Kavanaugh
When: Oct. 31
Why: All-day costumed fun in one of your favorite neighborhoods only gets sweeter when the trick-or-treating starts. More here.
Where: The Weekend Theater
When: Weekends through Oct. 27; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Why: More beautifully odd than creepy, this musical tells the (mostly) true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton in perfect harmony. More here.
Hell Party 2019
Where: Rebel Kettle
When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Why: Not as sinister as it sounds. This bash marks the release of the brewpub's seasonal Hell Camino Chipotle Porter along with live music from Little Rock's own Hell Camino. More here.
Halloween Party & Karaoke
Where: Brewski's Pub and Grub
When: Oct. 31, time TBA
Why: Dibs on "Witchy Woman." More here.
Where: Bark Bar
When: Oct. 26, 6 p.m. - midnight
Why: Black cats shouldn't get all the Halloween attention. More here.
Tiny Hands Monster Bash
Where: Next Level Events
When: Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Why: Groove to live music and dancing, auctions, food, cocktails and a costume contest to benefit Family Home of Little Rock and the UAMS NICU. More here.
Slytherin House Party
Where: Cregeen's Irish Pub
When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Why: Pass the butter beer. More here.
Where: Bernice Garden
When: Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Why: When your neighborhood farmers market celebrates your favorite ghastly gourd, great things happen. Expect food trucks, vendors and a whole lot of pumpkins. More here.
Nightmare on Sixth Street
Where: The Rail Yard
When: Nov. 1, 3:30-10 p.m.
Why: What better way to bid farewell to the spooky season than with food trucks, music and a costume contest? More here.
Where: Museum of Discovery
When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Why: Potions and critters and mad scientists — oh, yes. More here.
When: Oct. 20, noon - 5 p.m.
Why: It's gonna get nice and weird, y'all. Balance out your usual pizza and beer with rarities like strange art, tarot readings, bone jewelry and unique crystals. More here.
Where: The Terry House
When: Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m.
Why: Gather your little goblins to enjoy fun, fall, family-friendly activities and a trip through the historic (haunted?) house. More here.
Ghost Hunting & Investigation Class
Where: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
When: Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Why: When creepy YouTube videos just won't cut it anymore, you go to the pros. This very real course is led by Rhonda Burton, the co-founder of Arkansas Ghost Catchers, and includes hands-on investigating. More here.
Spooky Bingo Night
Where: White Water Tavern
When: Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Why: Who hates bingo? No one, that's who — especially when it's spooky and benefits Camp Hope. More here.
Festival of Darkness: Nighty Night Release Party
Where: Lost Forty Brewing
When: Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m.
Why: Zombie lumberjacks wanted at this post-apocalyptic party complete with music, food trucks and, of course, beer. More here.
Big Mouth Challenge + Costume Contest
Where: Hurts Donut
When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Why: Coming face to face with the biggest doughnut you've ever seen might not scare you, but missing out on these sweet spooky festivities should. More here.
Cupcakes for Goodness Sake
Where: Main St. in Argenta
When: Oct. 12, 4-8 p.m.
Why: Scream and sugar, anyone? This fifth annual cupcake bake-off gets a magical makeover with this year's Halloween theme. More here.
Halloween Chili Cook-Off
Where: The Outlets of Little Rock
When: Oct. 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Why: Consider us bewitched. For the 14th year, 100.3 The Edge is combining two of our favorite things into a block party benefiting The Van and the Humane Society of Pulaski County. More here.
Pints & Pumpkins
Where: Stone's Throw
When: Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m.
Why: Oktoberfest, schmoktoberfest. An afternoon of pumpkin carving contests and local brews sounds pretty good to us. More here.
Halloween Masquerade Tea
Where: Castle on Stagecoach
When: Oct. 27, 12:30-2 p.m.
Why: Princesses are allowed to like Halloween, too. Load up your littles and treat them to tea, music and carriage rides with some of their favorite Disney leading ladies, all with a Halloween spin. More here.
Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Where: The Little Rock Club
When: Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Why: Know what pairs well with a three-course dinner? Cold-blooded murder. Now it's up to you to find out who dunnit. More here.
Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Bash
Where: Rusty Tractor VIneyards
When: Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
Why: The best vineyard is a haunted vineyard. Sip on spooky spirits in your best costume and see for yourself. More here.
Haunted Tours of Little Rock
Where: Quapaw Quarter
When: Oct. 11, 17, 25 and Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Why: Get up close and personal with creepy locales like Mount Holly Cemetery, Curran Hall and the Empress of Little Rock. More here.
Haunted Argenta Ghost Tours
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.
Specters, Spirits & Stories: A Haunted History Tour
Where: Quapaw Quarter
When: Oct. 18, 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Why: Could this neighborhood be any more haunted? You'll find out on this bus tour complete with eats, specialty cocktails and other spooky snacks. More here.
Goodies & Ghosts Tours
Where: The Fee House
When: Oct. 9-12
Why: Located near the Governor's mansion, this 1890 Victorian home has a dark past and is in the beginning stages of restoration, which means it's the perfect place to get creeped out for a night (with snacks, of course). More here.
Creep 'N' Crawl 5K/10K Fun Run
Where: Two Rivers Park
When: Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
Halloween Hot Vinyasa Vibes
Where: Barefoot Studio
When: Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.
Halloween Half Marathon/5K
Where: North Shore Riverwalk
When: Oct. 19, 7 a.m.
Where: 1208 Louisiana St.
When: Oct. 18 - Nov. 1
Nightterrors Haunted House at The Terrorplex
Where: 3809 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock
When: Oct. 11 - Nov. 2
The Haunted Hotel
Where: 4601 S. University Ave.
When: Weekends through Nov. 2
The Reaper Haunted House
Where: 6016 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock
When: Weekends through Oct. 12, everyday Oct. 18-31
Village of Screams
Where: The Metroplex
When: Weekends through Oct. 31
We'll be adding to this list, so check back for spooky updates!