Halloween 2017: 12 Things To Do In The Fort Smith Area!

If you’re looking for things to do from October 27th through October 31st, then consider your search officially over. Here is a list of 12 things you can do (some that are family-oriented and some that are just for adults) to get into the Halloween spirit if you’re in Fort Smith, Arkansas! And if you’re not already in the Fort Smith metro, then let’s fix that! Start making plans to visit Fort Smith by checking out our lodging options and/or booking a room!

FS Ark.pngThis list is in no particular order. View Our Full Calendar of Events!


#1 Tour Fort Smith On The Haunted Trolley!trolley tours

Murder & Mayhem Haunted Trolley Tours
Dates: October 27th, 28th and 31st
Times: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of History – 320 Rogers Avenue
Cost: $40 per person (21+ ONLY)

Join the Hangin’ Judge, Isaac C. Parker, and his wife (portrayed by reenactors) on Fort Smith’s historic rubber-wheeled trolley for treats, adult beverages, and a haunting tour through Fort Smith’s “spirited” past…Learn More!


#2 Dinner, Drinks & The Rocky Horror Picture Show!Rocky Horror Event-01

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dates: October 27th
Times: DJ Starts at 7PM & Film Starts at 10PM
Location: The Sound Room – 817 Garrison Avenue
Cost: $5 Cover (21+ ONLY)

All ‘creatures of the night’ (Ages 21+) are invited to a special screening of the 1975 cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” at The Sound Room in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The DJ will start playing music at 7PM & the movie plays at 10PM. The Sound Room will be offering their full dining and bar menu. Seating is first-come-first-served…Learn More!


#3 Check Out This Abandoned Warehouse Haunt…If You Dare!Final Scream2

Final Scream (Haunted House Attraction)
Dates: October 27th, 28th and 31st
Times: 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Location: 7704 Fort Chaffee Blvd. #310
Cost: $15 per person

Every October, the fiends who reside in this abandoned warehouse at Fort Chaffee have been feeding off the screams of those brave enough to enter…Learn More


#4 Glow In The Park During This Family-Friendly 5K Fun Run/Walkglow in the park

Glow In The Park 5K Fun Run 
Dates: October 27th
Times: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Ben Geren Regional Park
Cost: $35 per racer; $3 sign-up fee.

Join Harvest Time Academy for its inaugural 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk at Ben Geren Regional Park. Participants will compete for age division awards in 5-year age groups and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! Bring the whole family…Learn More!


#5 Head To The Park For A Halloween Party!

Parks Party

Fort Smith Parks & Rec Halloween Party
Dates: October 28th
Times: 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Creekmore Park (Community Center)
Cost: FREE

Bring your family to Creekmore Park on Saturday, October 28th, for fun Halloween activities, games for kids and a costume contest! DRUMS ALIVE will perform at 1…Learn More!


#6 Win Season Passes To The Sound Room & See Justing Edwards Band LIVE!Halloween Bash-01

2017 Halloween Bash (21+ ONLY)
Dates: October 28th
Times: Doors Open at 6 p.m. – Justin Edwards band at 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Sound Room – 817 Garrison Avenue
Cost: $5 Cover

Don’t miss your chance to WIN Season Passes to EVERY Show at The Sound Room during its 2018 Season ($1,800 Value) by entering the 2017 Halloween Bash Costume Contest! And be sure to get there before 8:30 p.m. to see the Justin Edwards band LIVE…Learn More!


#7 Don’t Travel Alone Down This Haunted Trail of Terrors!

Haunted Prison

2017 Haunted Prison & Trail of Terrors
Dates: October 27th, 28th & 31st
Times: 7 p.m. ’til the last victim leaves
Location: 3138 Dora Road, Van Buren, AR. 72957
Cost: Prison & Trail of Terrors – $15 each | Combo Ticket $25

The Haunted Prison and Trail of Terrors is a dark walk-through haunted Halloween attraction filled with terrifying live actors, ghoulish special effects, and horrifying monsters. Enter at your own risk…Learn More!


#8 Visit Frog Bayou Farms For The Perfect Family Outing!

Frog Bayou Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Dates: October 28th & 29th
Times: 1 p.m .-7 p.m.
Location: Frog Bayou Farm – West Main Street, Alma, Ar. 72921
Cost: Adults (13+) $10 | Children (4-12) $6 | Under 4 is FREE!

Visitors always love the pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted corn maze, hay ride, hay climb & slide, farm animals, picnic area, and more at Frog Bayou Farm, and this is the LAST WEEKEND OF THE SEASON to check it out. Bring a picnic and enjoy a beautiful afternoon outside with your family and/or friends…Learn More!


#9 Check Out The Local LIVE Music & Entertainment Scene!

LIVE Music

Upcoming Performances – FortSmithLIVE.com
Dates: Starting October 27th
Highlight Events: GentriJB & The Moonshine Band38 Special 
Location: Fort Smith Metro
Cost: Varies by Event

Discover a multitude of LIVE Music & Entertainment in Fort Smith and the immediate surrounding area. Shows coming up between October 27th & 31st include GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio, JB & The Moonshine Band, 38 Special and more! Just go to FortSmithLIVE.com whenever you want to quickly see a filtered view of our events calendar that will show you everything LIVE Music & Entertainment related.


#10 Cruise Through The Ozarks: Fall Foliage & Ghost Stories!

Haunted Waters

Haunted Waters Lake Tour
Dates: October 27th
Times: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Lake Fort Smith State Park – Mountainburg, AR. 72946
Cost: Adults $10 | Children (6-12) $6 | Under 6 is FREE!

The calm waters of Lake Fort Smith take on an ominous feel as you cruise the water at nightfall and hear authentic Ozarks ghost stories and folklore. Costumes are welcome. Not for the faint of heart…Learn More!


#11 Have Some Fall Fun At Wild Things Farm

Wild Things

Wild Things Farm Fall Fun
Dates: October 27th-29th | November 2nd-4th
Times: SAT 10-6|SUN 12-6| THURS/FRI 2-6
Location: Wild Things Farm – 700 Beaty Avenue, Pocola, OK. 74902
Cost: General Admission $12 | Super Pass $15 (includes 1 Pony Ride)

Wild Things Farm has more than 90 acres for you to enjoy, with different things to do during different seasons. Fall activities include: petting farm, hay rides, slide, maze, pumpkins,*pony rides, *train, *jumping pillow, and farm store…Learn More! 

*Not Available Thurs/Fri. 

Also going on at Wild Things Farm (October 27th & 28th) is the Night Maze! Be Sure to bring a flashlight for this eerie adventure through the corn maze…in the dark! Admission for Night Maze is $6 per person and it is open from 6PM-9PMLearn More!


#12 Spend Halloween in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas!

Ghouls on Garrison

Ghouls On Garrison
Dates: October 31st
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Fort Smith – Garrison Ave. & Brunwick Place
Cost: FREE!

And last, but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST…Ghouls on Garrison!!! This is a great family-friendly Trick-or-Treating event brought to you by Downtown Fort Smith merchants! Your family is invited to join us for some traditional trick-or-treating up and down Garrison Avenue and at Brunwick Place!


Experience Fort Smith (Fort Smith CVB) wishes you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We hope to see you at Miss Laura’s Visitor Center (2 N. B St.) while you’re in town. Stop by for a FREE TOUR Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or Sunday from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

For More Information:
Call Us: 800.637.1477
E-Mail: info@FortSmith.org


 

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