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What's Happening in the River Valley

Cheree Miller
Feb 7 32 minutes read

You'll notice we are posting this a day early!  We will endeavor to get our events post out to you on Thursday instead of Friday, to give you more time to plan for the current weekend events. Thank you for your feedback last week! We will continue to post events not only for the weekend, but also upcoming events over the next 2 or 3 weeks to give you time to plan and add fun activities to your family's schedule! Again, there will be repeats from last week's post of on-going and upcoming events. Also in this week's edition, look for our special section on Trunk or Treats in the Russellville area. So, grab your calendar and pencil in some dates now! 

Again, if we missed your event, we're sorry!  We searched far and wide trying to include everything we could find!!! Send us a note, and we will try to add you. 

This Weekend

Twin Lakes Thunder Rally

October 26, 2017 - October 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr, Mountain Home, AR

The Twin Lakes area offers some of the most breathtaking scenic views throughout the year in Arkansas. Twin Lakes Thunder Rally will be held the weekend of October 26-29, 2017 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. We will have vendors, games, live bands, primitive camping and guided rides through the beautiful Twin Lakes area. Explore Buffalo City Friday morning for an hour, or spend some time riding on the road through Push Mountain for a few hours Saturday morning. Our family friendly motorcycle rally benefits the local charity, the Alpha House men's shelter in Mountain Home, Arkansas. All proceeds go to the Alpha House.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre & Auditorium, 1100 Henderson St, Arkadelphia, AR, (870) 230-5291

A national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually. For 46 years, the organization has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 700 academic institutions throughout the country.

Haunted Argenta

October 26, 2017 - October 31, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Argenta Arts District, 4700 Edgemere, North Little Rock
meet at the gazebo at the foot of the Main Street Bridge, at the intersection of Wasington and Main, at the back of the US Bank building


This one and a half hour walking ghost tour will tell the stories of Argenta's history from the time of its founding through the rebirth and revival. You will learn about the original buildings, some of which still stand, the stories connected to those buildings and the inhabitants, some of whom never left. You will hear the story of Anastasia, who still haunts a location. See photos of the Argenta Devil and hear about the Werewolf of Cherry Hill. Another place has an unknown entity who has his favorite spot from which he never moves. You will visit the locations where the Argenta Race Riots happened and stand in the places where history was made. We can’t guarantee you will see a ghost, but we have some pretty interesting photographs that people have captured and even a reportedly haunted artifact. You never know what you may see! 


October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Court Square, Mountain View, AR

Admission: see rates and hours

This special event is an annual favorite! Sponsored by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Book your rooms early at our Cabins at Dry Creek, enjoy home-style southern cooking at the Skillet Restaurant, and test your skills on Loco Ropes treetop adventure. Don't forget to check out the craft village and music concerts (rates and hours).

Haunted Waters Lake Tour

October 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lake Fort Smith State Park Marina, Mountainburg, AR

Admission: $10 adults, $6 children ages 6-12, under 6 free

The calm waters of Lake Fort Smith take on an ominous feel as we cruise the water at nightfall and tell authentic Ozarks ghost stories and folklore. Costumes are welcome. Not for the faint of heart! This is a weather-dependent event and subject to cancellation. Reservations are suggested, and can be made by calling the marina at (479) 369-1018.

Treats at the Train Family Carnival

October 27, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Arkansas Missouri Railroad, 306 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR

Admission: $5.00 (Kids 2yrs and under are Free)

Treats at the Train will provide a fun, safe place for families to come Trick-or-Treat on the Train, enjoy carnival games and live music, and have lots of fun. There will also be a haunted train for the older and braver kids. Proceeds benefit the House of Hope Rescue Mission, helping us feed the hungry and help the homeless of Northwest Arkansas. Canned good donations for our food pantry will also be accepted. *The train will be stationary; this is not a train ride. Fun for all ages. Safe for Kids.

21st Annual Chicot County Fall Festival

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Downtown Lake Village, 111 Main St, Lake Village, AR

Two days of Family Fun!!! A family oriented, pet friendly, BBQ, bike stunt show, antique car show, free festival on the amazing lake front of Lake Village, AR! Free kid games, BMX Bike Show, Carnival, Live Entertainment and much more!!

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

October 27, 2017
Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 

As the first song hits your ears, a family dance party full of funky beats and bass groove drops begins! Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the 2017 Grammy® Award-winner for Best Children’s Album of the Year. Known for combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, producing witty and sophisticated music both positive and inspiring for audiences of all ages. His show is an energetic tribute to the quirky underdogs in us all. With bumping call-and-response anthems, nobody is making better “Kid Hop” than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo!

Decades Rewind

October 27, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Walton Center, 495 W. Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 

Admission: $39-$49, 813-586-3577

A national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! Celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s from the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life! Show your children your life at their age through music.

35th Annual Beanfest & Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Court Square, Stone County Courthouse, Mountain View, AR

Beans and cornbread, music and dancing all on the Courthouse Square. Handmade crafts and outrageous outhouse races. 30+ bean cookers compete for title of Champion. Beans served promptly at noon. The Grand Marshal of Beanfest is Jana Jae, the First Lady of Country Fiddle, live on the courthouse stage Saturday night.

Boo on the Bayou

October 27 and 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
Delta Rivers Nature Center, 1400 Black Dog Road- Regional Park, Pine Bluff, AR  870.534.0011 

The Delta Rivers Nature Center invites all of you goblins to come out for Boo on the Bayou. This is the area’s largest FREE Halloween event. Wear your costume, bring your family and enjoy two nights of fun and scary activities including games, inflatables, the Scary Maze, the Trail of Terror, food vendors and more. Fun for all ages, bring the whole family. Tell your friends and neighbors.

Diamonds In The Fall Festival

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Murfreesboro Town Square, 204 E. Main, Murfreesboro, AR

The festival will begin at 10:00 A. M. with a variety of food and craft vendors. All kinds of games and contests will be going on during the day including small carnival rides for the kids and a bucking bull ride. Face painting and bounce houses will be available also. Lots of vendors to cater to all tastes including purses and soaps and jewelry. Rusty Relics will be on hand with their antique tractors. New to the festival this year will be a Family Fun Walk/Run that will begin at the South Pike County School and make the loop through town. 


Murder And Mayhem Haunted Trolley Tour

October 27, 2017 - October 31, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Admission: $40, 479-783-7841, Reservations are required

The Murder and Mayhem Haunted Trolley tours begin at the Fort Smith Museum of History at 5:30 and 7:30 pm with complimentary Halloween treats, drinks and ghost stories.  As the trolley winds its way through downtown Fort Smith, the Belle Grove Historic District and other areas of the city, riders thrill to gruesome historic facts and eerie local legends.  Real haunted houses are pointed out and their dark secrets revealed.  Hear stories of an especially nasty hanging, a murder that caused Fort Smithians to lock their doors, a bloody love triangle and Miss Annie Amos, who is still with us today!  The narrative is as colorful as Fort Smith's past.  Meet a variety of characters who make the stories come to life! 


October 27, 2017 - October 31, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Admission: Free, 479-783-7841

Enjoy a performance of Thriller by Western Arkansas Ballet on the street in front of the Fort Smith Museum of History on October 27 and 28 at 7:00 and 8:00 pm and Halloween, October 31 at 8:00 pm only.  Check out Western Arkansas Ballet's excellent performance of the 1980's classic.  Free! Donations to both non-profit organizations are appreciated. The Fort Smith Popcorn Company will offer popcorn during the performances. 

Magnolia Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off

October 28, 2017
Historic Downtown Square, 211 W. Main St, Magnolia, AR

The Fall Festival is scheduled for the fourth Saturday in October. The festival will be held downtown, around the historic Courthouse Square.  A variety of activities for the family including a chili cook-off, 9th annual scavenger hunt, costume contest, pie contest, 5K Pumpkin Fun Run, bake sale, sidewalk sales, live music and much more!

Autumn in Arkansas

October 28, 2017
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Visitor Center, Russellville, AR 

Admission: Free, 479-967-5516

Come celebrate the changing seasons as we explore what makes this time of year special. There will be programs and activities throughout the day.

Creep 'N Crawl 10K/5K

October 28, 2017
Two Rivers Park, 6900 Two Rivers Park Rd, Little Rock, AR 501-371-4639

The Creep ‘N Crawl Fun Run & Lil’ Monsters Dash is a family oriented event offering some Halloween fun with a healthy dose of physical fitness. Grab the scariest, funniest, wildest, goofiest, most creative costume you can think of and join us at Two Rivers Parks for a Howlin’ Ghoul Time.

Halloween Family Mystery Party

October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
P. J. Ahern Home Museum, 403 Laurel St, Texarkana, AR

Admission: $15 or $50 for family of 4; TMS Members receive $5 discount, 903-793-4831

In this family-centered mystery party, guests arrive in their best Halloween fashion with pumpkins in tow for the Best Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Challenge. Guests kick off the party with spooky food, then solve a scavenger-hunt mystery. Prizes for Best Costume, Best Pumpkin, and Scavenger Hunt winner! Reservations Required. Pumpkin carving and decorating supplies provided. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin).

Devil's Den Haunted Trail Walk

October 28, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork, AR 

Admission: $2 per person, 479-761-3325

Relive a haunted Devil’s Den story as you make your way down the trail. There is a small fee for this haunted trail walk. Register at the visitor center. Light refreshments will be provided.

22nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

October 28, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ,239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 

Admission: $20 adults; $15 ages 13-19; $10 ages 4-12 years and Seniors

Join us for our annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Fundraiser. A fun filled family event that the whole family can enjoy. This is the only time out of the year that you can see our animals after dark! There will be hayrides, games, contests, and prizes!

Ghost Roast

October 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cane Creek State Park Campground, Star City, AR

Admission: $2 per car, 870-628-4714

Family memories will be made at Cane Creek State Park this night. We will have trick or treating, games, costume contests, and food from vendors. Stroll through the campground to see the elaborate decorations while little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat.

Halloween Fun At Petit Jean

October 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, Rec Hall, Morrilton, AR 72110

Admission: Free, 501-727-5441

Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule. 

Halloween in the Hollow

October 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Crystal Bridges, 600 Museum Way , Bentonville, AR 479.418.5700

Admission:  $45

Conjure up the creative spirits of artists in our collection for Artinfusions’s annual Halloween in the Hollow. The Golden Dawn Arkestra will combine deep dance grooves and cosmic go-go dancers. The galleries will feature psychic readings to decipher messages from another realm, as well as a create your own horror scene photo booth and a zombie silent disco. You’ll interact with the ghosts of ArkansasStaged floating through the galleries, visit the HOWSE of Spirits, and enjoy scary movies from the past. No Halloween party is complete without a pumpkin patch and a costume contest, so come dressed in your best costume and enjoy some classic pumpkin carving! Must be at least 21 to attend; ID is required to enter the Hollow.

ASU-Beebe 90th Anniversary: Kris Allen Concert

October 28, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
ASU-Beebe, Main Campus, 1000 W. Iowa St, Beebe, AR  501-882-8957

A free community concert featuring Arkansas' own Kris Allen. The season eight American Idol winner and his band will be in concert on the Beebe campus.

8th Annual Sorghum Festival

October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
819 Luzerne St, Mount Ida, AR

The Heritage House Museum in Mt. Ida will host its 8th Annual Sorghum Festival Saturday, October 28th, from 10 to 2. The festival will feature live demonstrations of the sorghum making process. It's alway a fun time, and we will have a variety of vendors. Please plan to join us as we celebrate the history and heritage of sorghum production in Mount Ida!

Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff

October 28, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Russellville Downtown, 320 West C St, Russellville, AR

Established in 1992, Russellville’s Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff is a fun filled street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October. This day-long celebration harkens back to the “good ole days” when carnivals set up on the streets of Downtown Russellville. Start the day off right by joining us in the morning for our breakfast buffet presented by the Knights of Columbus from 7:00 to 11:00 am. Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy more great food with from our vendors, Chili Cookoff samples and Pie & Cake Contest entries. Other annual events include the “Tour de Pumpkin” Bike Ride, Car & Truck Show, Arts & Crafts, Exhibit Booths, Children’s Costume Contest, games and live entertainment all day long! Come join the fun. Admission is free.

Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl

October 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm (line up starts at 5:00 pm)
Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library, 194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at Basin Spring Park

Cost: Two cans of food per person.

Zombie makeup and fake blood is all the rage on the evening of Saturday, October 28, 2017, when Eureka Springs experiences its 6TH Annual Zombie Crawl. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead down historic Spring Street, from the Public Library to the Basin Park. Bring your kids (and your brains) downtown for some frightening family fun from the sidelines, or join the crawl yourselves! The event is free, and locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers. Need help getting dead and ready? Makeup artists will be available in the Basin Park before the parade begins to assist the dearly departed with their new look. New for this year, we also have Melonlight Dance hosting a FREE family-friendly pre-parade Thriller dance workshop in the Basin Park from Noon to 2pm.

Halloween Hayride

October 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Pinnacle Valley Road, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300, Little Rock, AR 

Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12

Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (marshmallows)! Advance payment and registration required.

Halloween Monster Dash

October 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
W Center St, Fayetteville, AR

Candy stations instead of aid stations, lots of crazy costumes with a costume contest at the end...what more could one want on Halloween night! Also, there will be a expo with kid's bouncy houses and other inflatables, a carnival and other fun Halloween related activities. This is fun way to involve the entire family, group of friends or your company to dress up and run, walk or dance your way around the course.

Trunk or Treat or Halloween Night

Bells Chapel Assembly of God

Fellowship of Christians, Sparksford Dr

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Dover

First United Methodist, Dardanelle

Journey Church

Lowes Home Improvement

New Life Church

Restoration Worship Center

Russellville Christian Center

Russellville First Assembly

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

United Methodist Church

Upcoming Events

Kids Fest

October 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hughes Community Center, 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, Ar  479-968-1272

Kids Fest at the Hughes Center is just one of various Halloween activities offered. Scheduled on Halloween night from 5-8 p.m., Kids Fest used to be an alternative to trick-or-treating but has now become an addition to the tradition, according to Kelli Nealy, administrative assistant at the Hughes Center. For more info, call the Hughes Center at 968-1272

Goblin Parade

October 31, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Downtown Rogers, 113 N. 4th St, Rogers, AR

The Goblin Parade provides a safe, fun chance for children to trick o’ treat with our downtown businesses. A parade of ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, firefighters, cowboys, etc. parade through downtown and are greeted by our many downtown shop owners. It’s safe fun for the whole family! And did we mention there’s candy? We line up in Frisco Park.

Pine Bluff Police Department Fall Festival

October 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pine Bluff Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff, AR

Join the PBPB Oct. 31 for fun activities for the whole family. The day includes bounce houses, games, a hot dog eating contest, costume contest for youth, teen, and adults, cotton candy, snow-cones, popcorn, drinks, hot dogs, prizes and of course, free candy! Bring the kids in their favorite costumes and have a Trick or Treating  good time with your friends and local police officers.  For more information call 870-730-2073. 

Continuing Events

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Multiple Venues, 110 Center Dr, Dyess, AR

This three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, Arkansas, builds upon the highly successful music festival held for four years on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro. The festival honors the Man in Black and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood In Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. The event includes Arkansas Music Nights in the Colony Circle, public presentations, food vendors, demonstrations, and tours. The festival culminates on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a world-class concert in the field adjacent to the Cash Home, featuring Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

Holly Springs Homestead Corn Maze & More!

Continuing Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to DARK , Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to DARK and Halloween from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Holly Springs Homestead, 217 Polk Road 184, Mena, AR

Holly Springs Homestead, is the place to be this fall! Join us for Fall Fun on the farm! You can get lost in the corn maze, enjoy a beautiful ride through the country and see the sights on the hay ride, admire acres of the sunflowers, learn something new at the Crops of Arkansas display or one of our many on-farm educational events, step back in time for some old fashioned play in The Kids Farm, and experience a real pumpkin patch – see how they are planted, watch them in various stages of growth and take one home!

Schaefers' 13th Annual Corn Maze

Continuing through October 31, 2017
863 Lollie Rd, Mayflower, AR

We will be open thru the week for schools and other groups upon scheduling.  Please ask about special rates for groups of 20 or more to receive $1.00 off per ticket.  Teachers, bus drivers and 2 chapparones free per group.  We also ask thatone adult collect all the admission fees for your group ahead of time.  We offer a concession stand, picnic area, corn pit, straw tunnels, hay bales to climb on and the “Corn maze express ride” for the little ones.  Porta-Potties and hand washing stations are available for your convenience.  Bring your own camera for our picture area.

Modern Mission Zombie Battleground

October 20, 21, 27 and 28.  Sessions begin at 7:00pm with new sessions every hour until 10:00pm
Modern Mission - Outdoor Laser Tag - Indoor Battlefield, 3484 E. Joyce Blvd Fayetteville, AR 479.595.0055
Space is extremely limited! Must purchase tickets in advance.

Zombie event is for ages 12+ only • Price is $25+ tax per player

The zombies are back. The evil Arena master Zaylor is back with his undead Carnival! What is the Undead Carnival? Zaylor is bringing back the highly desired carnival themed missions and of course, clown zombies. Three times the experience! Take advantage of our advanced tactical equipment as the zombie battle unit (ZBU) and Vulture teams engage in 4 fierce missions. Resources are badly needed for both teams in this wasteland. Oh and did we mention Zombies on the battlefield? Guaranteed 4 missions which is about 30-40 minutes 

Magic Screams

Continuing through October 29, 2017
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls, 1701 E. Grand Ave, Hot Springs, AR

In addition to haunted houses, Magic Screams features a trick-or-treat trail where kids can play games for candy prizes, a haunted house for children and kids’ rides in operation.

The Champion

Continuing through November 5, 2017
Walton Arts Center Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St, Fayetteville, AR

A world premiere by Amy Evans featuring Joy Jones as Nina Simone. Inspired by untold, true events in the life of music legend Nina Simone. It’s 1962 and Nina and her band are holed up from a snowstorm in a greasy spoon somewhere in North Carolina. As tempers flare and secrets surface, it seems the waitress at this small-town diner may soon be the only witness of a historic meltdown. Suddenly, the door swings open, and the famous outsiders discover they’re truly in unfriendly territory. A sharply drawn, exciting new play that intimately portrays a cultural icon and the turbulent era during which she rose to fame. Directed by Reginald Douglas.

Haunted Houses

River Valley Spooker

Continuing through October 31, 2017
6900 Highway 64, London, AR 501-350-8903

Admission: $12.00 per person. Thursdays are family nights! Adults $10.00, kids 10 & under $5.00

Terror is lurking in the River Valley area. The River Valley Spooker will attack all your senses in a way you have never experienced before. Be prepared to be scared (*Not for the faint at heart*).  Weekends from 7:00 p.m. until last one out. Weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26 is Trick or Treat Night. Free admission with kids under 14. Live monsters will be giving out candy.

Haunted Hotel of Arkansas

Continuing through October 31, 2017
3400 Brown St, Little Rock, AR  501-804-8883

Admission: $15 plus tax | $ 20 plus tax for speed pass | Halloween night :  $20 plus tax | $25 plus tax for speed pass

Thrills, chills and room service that kills. Midnight red meat buffet, Indoor blood pools. Frequent screamer miles accepted. Best heart rate in town and where we NEVER leave the lights on!

The Reaper Haunted House

Continuing through October 31, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm
6016 Crystal Hill Rd, North Little Rock, AR  501-400-3116

Are you ready for intensity never before seen in a haunt? Are you ready to cry and scream and beg for your life? Step inside The Reaper Haunted House and see if you can make it through over 20 horrific scenes of blood, gore and mayhem. In The Reaper's world, anything goes...and no one will be there to save you... With tons of twist and turns and something at every corner you will be screaming for someone to save you! This years haunted house is going to be bigger and better than ever!!

The Fear Factory 501

Continuing through November 4, 2017  from 7:00 p.m. to midnight
25120 HWY 107, Jacksonville, AR 501-912-7976

Admission: $15 ADMISSION every night except Halloween | $20 Speed Pass every night except Halloween
Halloween Night BASH $20 ADMISSION or $25 Speed Pass

Fear factory 501 works hard year round to deliver to our frightened customers the scare experience that they deserve, by constantly updating our scare tactics, costumes, themes, and technology. With our high quality 3-d haunted attraction, you’ll be sure to leave one of the best haunted houses in Arkansas dizzy with fear! Our Skully’s Haunted Playhouse will send you praying for rescue from our terrifying monsters. For those customers who believe that they have strong stomachs, take a spin in Fear Factory 501’s Halloween torture room attraction. It’s so deliciously gory that your belief in your strong stomach won’t be lasting for long. Enter FearFactory501’s haunted house, and get ready to scream, scream, scream and run, run, run – because it’ll be quite a trip trying to get away from our Halloween attraction’s petrifying monsters, settings, and props.

The Torture Chamber

Continuing through November 4, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m.
706 Center St, Benton, AR  501-315-8300

Admission: $15-$25

This is the Last & Final Year of The Torture Chamber in Benton which is Located at 706 Center St Benton Ar 72015. This is a 6.5 acre facility with over 50,000 sq ft. One of the largest Haunted attractions in the state and has grown every year since the beginning in 2006. It is the highest featured HAUNTED ATTRACTION IN ARKANSAS. Ranked #1 & featured in Sync Magazine, KATV Ch 7, and KTHV Ch 11. The Point 94.1 and 100.3 The Edge as well as Alice 107.7 radio.  This Haunted House is very disturbing, Very Extreme & very gruesome. No one strikes fear to your core like we do.

Into the Future

Eagle Tour

November 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Weigh-In Pavilion, Russellville, AR, 479-967-5516

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American White Pelicans, ducks, and Snow Geese. Please dress warmly as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for our tours we will take reservations this year. You will need to call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility.  Also, in case of inclement weather, call 1 hour before tour time for possible cancellations.

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise

November 4-6, 2017, various times
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Jolly Rogers Marina, Little Rock, AR 

Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12, 501-868-5806

Experience the beauty of a tree rainbow along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of these amazing colors. Don’t forget your camera—you won’t want to miss the amazing foliage of the Ouachita Mountains. Advance payment and registration required.

4th Annual Ouachita Arts Celebration

November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mena's Downtown Arts District, 607 Mena St, Mena, 479-394-3880

Indoor and outdoor street festival features arts related activities such as live music, the art of falconry, vintage cars (pre-1943), belly dancing, professional face painting, live music, arts & crafts booths, performing art, fashion show, culinary demonstrations.

Arkansas River Holiday Market

November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Kay Rodgers Park, Expo Building, 4400 Midland Ave, Fort Smith, AR 

Admission: $5 adults, $2 ages 5-12, 479-719-0736

Holiday Market is a shopping extravaganza! This two day shopping event offers vendor booths from five states. Holiday Market features exciting and unique gift buying opportunities to start your holiday season.

Cast Iron Cook-Off

November 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, 544 Cozahome Rd, Harriet, AR 72639

Admission: $5, kids free, 870-448-4870

Dogwood Hills is a working farm with mixed terrain. The event is held on the farm. There will be several categories for entrants. Both dutch oven and skillet categories, beginner, intermediate and advanced. RSVP for competition.

Fostering Hope Through Film

November 4, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR, 501-683-2040

The Arkansas Department of Human Services and Project Zero are hosting a film event to highlight the voices, hopes and dreams of children awaiting adoption in Arkansas. Short videos of waiting children are shown to introduce you to these children, along with commentary from those who work to find children "forever families."

On a Winter's Night: The Music of Trans Siberian Orchestra

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts, 2209 South Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR

Admission:  Orchestra $35, Mezzanine $30, and Balcony $20.

“On A Winter’s Night: the Music of Trans Siberian Orchestra” is a fundraiser to support Arkansas Center for Music Education, presented in the beautiful Center for the Arts at Russellville High School. The production is under the musical direction of Dr. Brian Faulkner and audio/visual direction of Larry Roberts of RedBea Productions. Music from "The Lost Christmas Eve" will be featured in the first half with narration by Richard Gordon Minick. Second half will be TSO favorites.

Until next week!

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