Halloween, fall events planned for weekend

Thursday, October 28, 2021
A werewolf, skeletons, pumpkins and hay adorn this home on Spring Street in Eureka Springs, ready to welcome passersby during upcoming Halloween celebrations this weekend.

Carroll County organizations are hosting events for the whole family to celebrate Halloween and the changing season, starting as early as Thursday, Oct. 28.

The Eureka Springs Farmers Market will host the Dog Days of Halloween from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Eureka Springs Community Center at 44 Kingshighway, with dog contest categories including best costume for small, medium and large dogs, best trick, scariest costume, cutest costume, most unique costume and dog owner look-a-like. The contest registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the dog parade takes place at 9 a.m. Contest judging is at 9:15 a.m. and the raffle drawing takes place at 10 a.m. Adoptable dogs will be on-site from Good Shepherd Humane Society and Haven of the Ozarks.

The Palace Hotel & Bath House at 135 Spring St. in Eureka Springs will project silent films made between 1896 and 1939 on the facade of the hotel from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30.

Heart of Eureka will host its annual Trick or Treat event in downtown Eureka Springs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Downtown merchants will be dressed up and handing out candy.

Faith Christian Family Church at 157 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs will have a Fall Festival from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be a talent show, food, petting zoo, face painting and tons of games for kids. Cash prizes will be awarded for the talent show, with categories for kids and adults.

Green Forest First Assembly of God at 673 AR-103 in Green Forest will have its annual Trunk or Treat event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The parking lot will be lined with decorated vehicles where kids can fill their candy buckets and concessions will be free. The church asks for all costumes to be family-friendly no gore, blood or scary figures. All are welcome.

The Gravel Bar will host a pet costume contest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. It costs $5 per entry and all proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Humane Society.

Freeman Heights Baptist Church at 522 W. Freeman Ave. in Berryville will have a fall festival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. There will be games, a bounce house, candy, dinner and face and pumpkin painting.

Southern Heights Baptist Church at 279 Highway 221 South in Berryville will hold a fall festival at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

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