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It’s time for another Spooktacular Halloween, Mountain Home! This year’s candy-filled holiday is jam-packed with local events right here in town.
To start the Halloween festivities, the Good Samaritan Society will be hosting a Pumpkin Walk at its main campus’ walking trail on Oct. 26-27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The event is free and open to children of all ages. Candy will be provided during the first hour of each day.
The Good Samaritan Society is currently taking painted and carved pumpkin donations to place along its trail.
Following a walk around the trail, residents and children are invited to attend the Care Manor Community Trick or Treat event at Care Manor Nursing and Rehab. Residents at Care Manor are currently conducting a candy drive to be able to pass out candy to children on Halloween.
Care Manor’s Trick or Treat event starts at 5:30 on Oct. 27. If you would like to donate to Care Manor’s candy drive, please contact Activities Director Melissa Parker at (870) 424-5030.
ASU-Mountain Home will also be kicking off its own Haunted Night on its main campus starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Student organizations and community sponsors will be present with free treats and games, as well as activities that may include fundraisers.
A Haunted Hallway in Gotaas Hall with free treats for children will be available, as well as some bounce houses. A food truck will be on-site with barbecue and other foods at regular prices. All outdoor activities are contingent upon the weather.
If the haunted hallways of ASUMH aren’t enough, Mountain Village 1890 is also hosting a Haunted Village Tour of its historic buildings in Bull Shoals on Oct. 27-28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at a part of its Colorama Fall Festival.
Mountain Village 1890 will also be hosting a 5k Color Run at 10 a.m. on Oct. 28. Registration for the run starts at 9:30. The event is being sponsored by C12.
The Colorama Fall Festival will include live music from DJ Peace, in addition to scare tours and haunted village tours. Tickets for the event are $12 per person or $40 for a group of four. Mountain Villages popular Bull Shoals Caverns will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 28th.
A kids zone will also be available at Mountain Village 1890 on Oct. 28.
If Bull Shoals is too far on Oct. 27 or Oct. 28, Baxter County Library and the Twin Lakes Tennis Club have you covered. On Oct. 27 the Baxter County Library will be hosting a Spooktacular Costume Contest starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Twin Lakes Tennis Club will also hold its own costume contest at 5 p.m. before kicking off its Trick or Treat Triples game. Tickets for the event are $20.
For those looking to party on Saturday night, Buckets Sports Bar & Grill, The Rabbit Hole Coffeehouse & Brew, and Mountain Home Elks Lodge will all be kicking off their Halloween parties at 7 p.m. Lake Nofork Resort will also host a party at 8 p.m. for those on the other side of Norfork Lake.
Sunday will be a light day with First United Methodist Church’s Trick or Trunk event for the little ones.
Baxter County’s Casey’s House will hold at Trick or Treat event on Oct. 30 starting at 5 p.m. The Rabbit Hole Coffeehouse & Brew will also open for a Kids Free Halloween Event at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Halloween will round out on Oct. 31 with Trick or Treat at the Casey House and the 4th Halloween Extravaganza Trunk or Treat event at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Casey House will open at 5 p.m. and the Fairgrounds will begin handing out candy at 7 p.m.