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It’s time to get spooky Mountain Home!
Halloween weekend is finally here, and while the trick-or-treaters might not be out until Monday evening, there are plenty of fun and scary things to do over the weekend.
And while we could have written an article about local politics, we’ve decided to join in the fun on our final article of the week.
We hope everyone in town has a good time and stays safe while they’re out and about. Parents, please remember to check any candy your children receive over the weekend and ensure that it’s safe for them to eat.
Here’s what’s happening for Halloween in Mountain Home!
Trick or Treat at the Casey House
“Trick or Treat at the Casey House” will again be hosted by the Baxter County Historical Society for three nights this year: Saturday, Oct. 29, Sunday, Oct. 30, and Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The Casey House is located on the Northeast corner of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of Wade Street and Arena Drive. Parking is available on Wade Street. The event is free and kid-friendly.
The Casey House was built in 1858 by Col. Randolph Casey and is the oldest still-standing structure in Mountain Home. It features two rooms separated by a dog trot breezeway. The Casey house is the site of the first county court and Mountain Home post office.
The Casey House is owned by Baxter County and maintained by the Baxter County Historical Society. The Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit their Facebook page- Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. or their website www.BaxterCountyHistory.org or visit the Baxter County Heritage Center at 808 S. Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. Phone 870-425-2551.
Haunted Trail and Treat!
Arkansas State University – Mountain Home will join in the Halloween fun tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with their popular Haunted Trail and Treat event on the university campus.
Those brave enough to walk the trail will be treated to booths, games, and concession stands before heading out on a guided tour of the campus’s new walking trail.
Trunk or Treat!
The Cruisers of Mountain Home will be showing off their spooky rides this weekend, and while we don’t think they will ride into town headless on a horse, they might just show up with trunks full of candy!
The group’s annual Trunk or Treat evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Ultimate Auto Group located off of U.S. Highway 62 W. The event is expected to wrap up around 8 p.m.
The group will not be putting on a Halloween parade this year.
Trick or Trunk Fall Festival!
First United Methodist will be putting on its own Halloween event for the little ones this year. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event will run until 6:30 p.m. The festival will include candy, games, and door prizes.
First United is located at 605 W. 6th Street.
Halloween Fun Fest!
The Alley-White American Legion Post 5 will be hosting its Halloween Fun Fest fundraiser on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Legion Post is asking residents to bring their A-game for their scarecrow building contest. Other activities will include games and prizes throughout the day.
The Post is located at 717 Market Street. This event is a fundraiser, and the cost of admission is one more nonperishable food item that will go towards the Pantry at the Post program.
The event will run rain or shine.
Fall Festival 2022
Mountain Home’s First Free Will Baptist Church will be hosting a fall festival starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This free event will feature hot dogs, a bounce house, games, face paintings, and a bonfire.
The festival is located at 1306 E 9th St in Mountain Home.
Fields of Terror Haunted House!
The scariest event for Halloween in Mountain Home has returned! The Fields of Terror will be open this Friday and Saturday from sundown until 10 p.m.
The event features a haunted house as well as zombie paintball. A special “monster repellent” is available to children if they feel brave.
The Haunted House costs $20 to enter. Zombie paintball runs $20 as well. Both events can be purchased together for $30.
Fields of Terror is located at 1230 Cannie Baker Rd. in Mountain Home.