Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Little Rock

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: 

Spooky Series: Family-Friendly Classics & Scary Movies

Where: Ron Robinson Theater

When: Throughout October

Why: The Sanderson Sisters, Jack Torrance and Lydia Deetz are waiting for you. More here.


“The Addams Family”

Where: Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

When: Oct. 11 – Nov. 11

Why: This might come as a shock, but this hit musical comedy is equal parts creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. More here.


Science After Dark: Nightmare at the Museum

Where: Museum of Discovery

When: Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m.

Why: Guillotine tinkering, potion brewing, zombie shooting — it’s all in a day’s work for a mad scientist. More here.


Carnival Bizarre

Where: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

When: Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Why: Back for its fourth year, this Arkansas Circus Arts event combines circus, sideshow and burlesque theatrics for a night of spine-tingling fun. More here.


“Wait Until Dark”

Where: The Weekend Theater

When: Oct. 13-29

Why: This classic thriller puts the audience in the shoes of a blind woman fending off criminals who break into her home and will have you on the edge of your seatMore here.


Howl-o-Ween Parties in the Plaza

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: Oct. 14, 21 & 28 

Why: Right this way, tiny creatures. Head to the zoo to get in on all-day events like magic shows, arts and crafts, yoga, princess meet-and-greets and showing off your costume to your favorite animals. More here.


Rooftop Cinema: “Hocus Pocus”

Where: Roof of the parking deck at the corner of Sixth and Scott streets

When: Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Why: Drinks, candy, costumes and the perfect escape-by-broom route if you need to out-fly some 17th century witches. More here. 


“Ghouls Gone Wild”

Where: The Public Theatre

When: Oct. 19-21, 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.


Fright Night at The Promenade

Where: The Promenade at Chenal

When: Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m.

Why: Costumes, activities, food trucks, drinks and some scary good fun for the fam. More here.


Spooky Soirée 2023

Where: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

When: Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Why: The Greater Little Rock Chapter of Jack and Jill of America is hosting this first-ever bash with music, drinks and costumes for charity, and they’re ready to get ghoulish at a “Nightmare on Ninth Street.” More here.


Boo Bash Costume Party

Where: Pinspiration

When: Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m.

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


Big Boo!seum Bash

Where: Curran Hall, Firehouse Museum & Hostel, Historic Arkansas Museum, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Museum of Discovery, Old State House Museum, Witt Stephens Nature Center

When: Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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


“The Rocky Horror Show” Live

Where: Sway

When: Oct. 26-29

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


Halloween for the Dog Lovers

Where: Bark Bar

When: Oct. 26-29

Why: Why should black cats get all the Halloween attention? Bark Bar is pulling out the stops with four days of spooky canine fun including trivia, costumes, lots of cuteness and even a bottomless mimosa brunch. More here. 


“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Where: Wildwood Park for the Arts

When: Oct. 26-29

Why: This classic Sondheim show will make you think twice about that shave (and that slice of pie). More here.


Monster Bash

Where: The Venue at Westwind

When: Oct. 27, 7-10:30 p.m.

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


Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat

Where: Inner Circle Autism Clinic 

When: Oct. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Why: Games, carnival food and lots of treats await at this free, sensory-friendly party. More here.


Halloween Dance Night

Where: Club 27

When: Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

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


Silent Party Halloween Bash

Where: Agasi 7: Rooftop Bar + Kitchen

When: Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

Why: All the party, none of the annoyed neighbors. More here.


Candlelight Concert: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

Where: The Still Ballroom at the Robinson Center

When: Oct. 27 & 29

Why: Your favorite spooky songs only sound better when performed by a string quartet surrounded by candles. More here.


“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Annual Screenings

Where: Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema

When: Oct. 27-31

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


Spooky Season Events

Where: The Labyrinth

When: Throughout October

Why: From an oddity bazaar to a “Practical Magic” ghoul’s night, this South Spring Street venue has a month packed with events for those who live by the line “We are the weirdos, mister.” More here.


The Rocky Horror Pickin’ Show

Where: Four Quarter Bar

When: Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m.

Why: Bluegrass meets Transylvania. More here.


Arkansas Paranormal Expo

Where: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

When: Oct. 28-29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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


HarvestFest Halloween Costume Contest with The Rep

Where: Kroger

When: Oct. 28, enter 12-1 p.m., announcement 2 p.m.

Why: One of our favorite festivals and one of our favorite arts institutions are teaming up to bring the spooky to Kavanaugh (prizes included). More here.


Market at Chenal Halloween Carnival

Where: Rahling Circle

When: Oct. 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Why: Get the trick-or-treating started early at this free community event (and don’t skimp on the vendors, games and food trucks). More here.


Halloween Market

Where: Flyway Brewing

When: Oct. 29, 2-8 p.m.

Why: Costumes, pumpkin carving, music, food, drinks and vendors battling the real nightmare: fast fashion. More here.


Farmer Trunk-or-Treat

Where: The Root

When: Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m.

Why: Going door to door is so 2019, especially when you can meet some of the folks behind your favorite fresh eats. More here.


Tall Tales

Where: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

When: Oct. 29, 4 & 6 p.m.

Why: This spooky storytelling sesh with The Yarn lets you pick your poison: an early show for the kiddos or some delicious bites with the later show. More here.


After School Spooktacular

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

Where: Arkansas DHS office, 700 N. Main St.

Why: Superheroes, princesses, little monsters — all are welcome at this outdoor trick-or-treating bash. More here.


Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Terry Library

When: Oct. 31, 4-5:30 p.m.

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


Fright Night in Argenta

Where: E.O. Manees House 

When: Oct. 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Why: Costume contests, dancing and drinks in a historic building to benefit the NLR Animal Shelter? Count (Dracula) us in. More here.


Eerie Eats: 

“Beetlejuice” L80s Night

Where: Petit & Keet

When: Oct. 12, 4 p.m.

Why: All-night themed drink specials, no actual beetle juice. More here. 


Friday the 13th

Where: Camp Taco

When: Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Why: Welcome to Camp Crystal Lake (at least for the night). This retro camp-themed restaurant is the perfect place to have a very lucky day with menu specials, costume contests, horror trivia and an outdoor screening of the 1980 flick that started it allMore here.


Festival of Darkness: Nighty Night Release Party

Where: Lost Forty Brewing

When: Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m.

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


Pints & Pumpkins

Where: Stone’s Throw Brewing

When: Oct. 21, 4-8 p.m.

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


Harry Potter Trivia

Where: Nexus Coffee & Creative

When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

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


Trick or Treat Brunch

When: Oct. 27-29, 31

Where: At the Corner

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


17th Annual Halloween Chili Cookoff 

Where: Arkansas State Fairgrounds

When: Oct. 28, 10 a.m. 

Why: If chili isn’t part of your Halloween traditions, it’s about to be. At this yearly throwdown, local teams compete for top honors while proceeds go to The Van and the Humane Society of Pulaski County. More here.


The Yard After Dark 

Where: The Rail Yard

When: Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Why: What better way to celebrate the spooky season than with food trucks, music and a costume contest? More here.


Monster Cocktail Menu

Where: Brood & Barley

When: Throughout October

Why: We never expected to be craving a Creature from the Black Lagoon, but here we are. More here.


Sip on: Get Your Boos With These Local Halloween Spirits


Halloween Bar Crawl

Where: Downtown & SoMa

When: Oct. 28, 4 p.m.

Why: Why choose just one place to do your spooky sipping? More here.


Mad Hatter Halloween Dinner 

Where: Petit & Keet

When: Oct. 31, 6:15-9 p.m.

Why: This Wonderland-themed, six-course meal with wine pairings is enough to make you lose your head. More here. Plus, P+K is keeping the Halloween cocktails and costumes going all Halloweekend. More on that here. 


Spooky Scoops + Shakes

Where: Loblolly Creamery

When: Throughout October

Why: Black sugar cones, caramel apple macarons, pumpkin cheesecake flavors… We’ll take one of everything. More here.


Spine-Chilling Sweats:

Spooky Sip & Stretch, Full Out Boo & “Thriller” Hip Hop

Where: Full Out Barre

When: Oct. 19, 28-29

More here.


Bike with Boo: Halloween Date Night

Where: ZenStudio

When: Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

More here.


Camp Yoga & SUP Witch Paddle

Where: Little Maumelle River

When: Oct. 21, 3 p.m.

More here.


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

Where: Two Rivers Park + virtual

When:  Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m.

More here.


Witches Ride The Heights

Where: Kavanaugh Boulevard

When: Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

More here.


Haunted Houses:

Creepy Trail of Willow Creek

Where: 2811 Willow Springs Road 

When: Weekends through Oct. 29, Oct. 31

More here.


Fear Factory 501

Where: 25120 Hwy. 107, Jacksonville

When: Weekends through Oct. 21, every day Oct. 26-31

More here.


Gwat-Thrilla Haunted Car Wash

Where: 1701 T P White Drive, Jacksonville

When: Oct. 27-29

More here.


Haunted Forest Halloween Drive-Thru

Where: 19921 Cantrell Road

When: Weekends through Oct. 21, every day Oct. 27-31

More here.


The Haunted Hotel

Where: 10800 Arch St.

When: Weekends through Oct. 22, every day Oct. 26-31

More here.


The Reaper Haunted House

Where: 15312 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock

When: Weekends through Oct. 14, every day Oct. 20 – Nov. 1 

More here.


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


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