It's heeeere. We know you’re busy carving pumpkins and putting together costumes, so we did the research. There are a ton of fantastically spooky things happening this month that you need to know about, so you keep carving, and we'll go through it all speed-dating style.

Let's get haunting!


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


Frightful Fun: 

Howl-o-Ween Parties in the Plaza

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: Oct. 15, 22 & 29 

Why: Boo at the Zoo is still on hiatus, but you can get in on all-day events like dance parties, magic shows, princess meet-and-greets and showing off your costume to your favorite animals. More here.


Spooky Series: Hitchcocktoberfest, Family-Friendly Classics & Monster Movies

Where: Ron Robinson Theater

When: Throughout October

Why: The Sanderson Sisters, Norman Bates and Dr. Frankenstein are waiting for you. More here.


"Back and BoOostered"

Where: The Public Theatre

When: Oct. 20-22, 8 p.m.

Why: Hosted by the often bawdy, always funny Red Octopus Theater Co., this isn't your mother's Halloween sketch comedy show. More here.



Where: UA - Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater

When: Oct. 20-23, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Why: Somebody get Van Helsing on the line, stat. Vlad's on the loose in the spooky season opener for Ballet Arkansas. More here.



Where: The Weekend Theater

When: Oct. 21 – Nov. 6

Why: Because nothing says "I'm your biggest fan" like a good, old fashioned hobbling. More here.


HarvestFest Halloween Costume Contest with The Rep

Where: Kroger

When: Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.

Why: One of our favorite festivals and one of our favorite arts institutions are teaming up to bring the spooky, this time with some "Guys and Dolls" flair. More here.


Fright Night at The Promenade

Where: The Promenade at Chenal

When: Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Why: Costumes, games, food trucks, drinks and some scary good specials. More here.


Boo Bash

Where: Pinspiration

When: Oct. 22-23, 4 & 3 p.m.

Why: Pumpkin crafts, face painting, games, treats — all the things your little boils and ghouls want. More here.


Halloween Spooktacular Concert

Where: Robinson Center

When: Oct. 22-23, 7:30 & 3 p.m.

Why: Your favorite spooky season movies wouldn't be the same without music — think: "Jaws," "Beetlejuice," "Ghostbusters," even "Harry Potter" — so come hear them live from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra alongside dancers and circus performers. More here.


Halloween Carnival

Where: Funland Park

When: Oct. 22 & 29, 7-10 p.m.

Why: You survived the rocket ship slide, so you've got nothing to fear from a few ghostly games, movies and costume contests for the kiddos. More here.


Big Boo!-seum Bash

Where: CALS Main Library, Curran Hall, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Museum of Discovery, Old State House Museum, Witt Stephens Nature Center

When: Oct. 27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Why: It's back! Check out the sights at some of your fave museums in costume with family-friendly games, prizes and trick-or-treating. More here.


"The Rocky Horror Show" Live

Where: Sway

When: Oct. 27-30

Why: Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. More here.


"The Rocky Horror Show" with Actors Theatre of Little Rock

Where: Discovery Night Club

When: Oct. 27-31, 7:30 p.m.

Why: There's no such thing as too many live Time Warps. More here.


After School Spooktacular

When: Oct. 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Arkansas DHS parking deck

Why: Do your trick-or-treat stops usually include Ghostbusters, Minions and Candyland? They do now. More here.


Monster Bash

Where: The Venue at Westwind

When: Oct. 28, 7:30 - 11 p.m.

Why: Groove to live music and dancing, auctions, food, signature spooky cocktails and a costume contest to benefit Home for Healing. More here.


Halloween Salsa Night

Where: Club 27

When: Oct. 28, 9:15 p.m.

Why: Salsa lessons have never been so spooky. More here.


"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Where: Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema

When: Oct. 28-31

Why: Who's bringing the newspapers? More here.


Haunted Arkansas 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 especially fans of the Boos & Brews tours. More here.


Halloween Carnival

Where: CALS Main Library

When: Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m.

Why: Yes, October is full of creeptastic activities across all 14 of its branches, but the downtown hub is taking it to another (family-friendly) level. More here. 


Forever Thrifted Halloween Bash

Where: 608 Main St.

When: Oct. 29, 2-7 p.m.

Why: Costumes, trick-or-treating and vendors battling the real nightmare: fast fashion. More here.


Howl-o-Ween Pawty

Where: Bark Bar

When: Oct. 29, 6-10 p.m.

Why: Why should black cats get all the Halloween attention? More here. P.S. Bark Bar has themed events all month if you can't get enough cuteness.


Fright Night in Argenta

Where: Argenta Plaza

When: Oct. 29, 7-10:30 p.m.

Why: Costume contests and an outdoor party to promote local art? Count (Dracula) us in. More here.


Halloween Karaoke

Where: Town Pump

When: Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Why: Dibs on "Witchy Woman." More here.


Silent Halloween Party

Where: 109 & Co.

When: Oct. 29, 9 p.m.

Why: All the party. None of the annoyed neighbors. More here.


The Rocky Horror Pickin’ Show

Where: Four Quarter Bar

When: Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m.

Why: Bluegrass meets Transylvania. More here.


Arkansas Paranormal Expo

Where: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

When: Oct. 29-30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Why: Bigfoot requests the honor of your presence. More here.


Market at Chenal Halloween Carnival

Where: Rahling Circle

When: Oct. 30, noon - 4 p.m.

Why: Get the trick-or-treating started early at this free community event. More here.


Farmer Trunk-or-Treat

Where: The Root

When: Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m.

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


"Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror"

Where: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

When: Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Why: Sometimes silence is scariest. In this case, you'll get that dose of classic film creepy along with live organ accompaniment. More here.


"Goosebumps: The Music in Concert"

Where: Argenta Community Theater

When: Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Why: R.L. Stine is about to get rocked in this tag-team concert between The Local Artists Project and ACT to raise money for theater education programs. More here.


Creatober Workshops

Where: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

When: Throughout October

Why: DIY your doom at The Hub. Ok, not exactly, but you can learn how to make black candles, witch brooms, light-up costume elements and other Halloween goodies. More here. 


Día de Muertos

Where: Ron Robinson Alley

When: Nov. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Why: No, it's not technically Halloween-related, but Dia de Muertos still has a place on this list. The Downtown Little Rock Partnership, CALS and Mexican Consulate of Little Rock are teaming up to host this multicultural celebration with traditional food, crafts, music and customs. This, of course, includes an altar honoring our loved ones who passed before us. More here.


Eerie Eats:

Pints & Pumpkins

Where: Stone's Throw Brewing

When: Oct. 15, noon - 8 p.m.

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


Festival of Darkness: Nighty Night Release Party

Where: Lost Forty Brewing

When: Oct. 22, 5-9 p.m.

Why: Zombie lumberjacks wanted at this post-apocalyptic block party complete with music, food trucks and, of course, dark beer. More here.


Harry Potter Halloween Trivia

Where: Nexus Coffee & Creative

When: Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

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


Camp After Dark

Where: Camp Taco

When: Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

Why: When your one-year anniversary meets spooky season, magic happens. Sip on themed cocktails (available all month!) and enjoy a variety show and costume contest. More here.


Boos & Booze

Where: Cregeen's Irish Pub

When: Oct. 28-29, 7 p.m.

Why: The scary movie marathon (with drinks and costumes) you've been waiting for. More here.


100.3 The Edge Halloween Chili Cookoff 

Where: Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center

When: Oct. 29, 11 a.m. 

Why: Is chili part of your Halloween traditions? It's about to be. Local teams will compete for top honors, and proceeds go to The Van and the Humane Society of Pulaski County. More here.


Halloweekend Brunch

When: Oct. 29 & 30

Where: At the Corner

Why: Three words — boo, booze and brunch. More here.


All Ages Trick-or-Treat at The Winery 

Where: Rusty Tractor Vineyards

When: Oct. 30, 12-4 p.m.

Why: Candy for the kiddos, drinks for the grownups, costumes and fun for everyone. More here.


Specter Supper

Where: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Why: Ghost peppers? No, thanks. A phantom-filled dinner catered by Trio's with a side of ghost hunting? We're there. More here.


Spooky Scoops + Shakes

Where: Loblolly Creamery

When: Throughout October

Why: Black sugar cones, eyeball macarons, pumpkin pie cheesecake… We'll take one of everything. More here.


Boo-zy Cocktails

Where: Sauced

When: Throughout October

Why: The only witch's brew we're interested in sipping. More here.


Spine-Chilling Sweats:

Creep 'N' Crawl 5K/Half Marathon/Lil’ Monsters Dash

Where: Two Rivers Park + virtual

When:  Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m.

More here.


Witches Ride The Heights

Where: Kavanaugh Boulevard

When: Oct. 23, 3 p.m.

More here.


Bike with Boo: Halloween Date Night

Where: ZenStudio

When: Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

More here.


Halloween Hip-Hop: "Thriller"

Where: Full Out Barre

When: Oct. 31, noon

More here.


Halloween Party Bike Ride

Where: TBD

When: Oct. 31, 6 p.m.

More here.


Halloween Stroller Strides Classes

Where: St. Andrew's Church + Motley's Farm Pumpkin Patch

When: Throughout October

More here.


Haunted Houses:

Fear Factory 501

Where: 25120 Hwy. 107, Jacksonville

When: Weekends through Oct. 23, every day Oct. 27-31

More here.


The Haunted Hotel

Where: 3400 Brown St.

When: Weekends through Nov. 5

More here.


The Reaper Haunted House

Where: 15310 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock

When: Weekends through Oct. 15, every day Oct. 21 - Nov. 1 

More here.


Village of Screams

Where: 1616 S. Shackleford Road

When: Weekends through Oct. 23, every day Oct. 26-31

More here.


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


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