Eureka Springs is The Halloween City

What used to be a one-day celebration, Halloween has now turned into a month-long celebration of creepy and hair-raising events and activities. If you’re itching to take a road trip in October, check out Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Founded in the Victorian era late 1800’s, Eureka Springs has always been known for its historical charm and haunted past. These days it embraces the spookiness with Halloween events for all ages.

ANNA is a haunting theatrical experience has become a Halloween staple in Eureka Springs. This unique production throws guests into the action for an immersive and frightening experience not to be missed. Shows run September 22nd through October 27th.

Voices from the Silent City

At the 9th Annual Voices from the Silent City Cemetery Tour, you will meet some of Eureka’s colorful past residents that helped shape our quirky little town. This year’s theme is “EUREKA! Believe it or Not!” and will focus on the many people, places and things that intrigued Robert Ripley of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” fame, and many other unique and unbelievable characters! Tours run October 19th-28th.  

Dancing in the Park is wrapping up the season with a special THRILLER edition! Bring the whole family to Basin Spring Park to learn some moves from the iconic music video. The amazing DJ Testube will be spinning the tunes, so sport your finest undead attire and join us for family-friendly Halloween fun! October 28th from 12pm-2pm in Basin Spring Park.

Zombie Crawl

Join the 6th Annual Zombie Crawl for a creeping parade procession of zombies, funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead down historic Spring Street. Bring your kids (and your brains) downtown for some frightening family fun from the sidelines, or join the crawl yourselves! The event on October 28th is free, and locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers.

Halloween can be a hair-raising experience, especially when you throw over 100 big cats into the mix. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge’s annual Howl-o-Ween party is the only time you can view our cats in the dark of night. On October 28th, the main compound at Turpentine Creek is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of our lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children’s costume contest are all part of the one of a kind experience and provides fun for all ages.

Intrigue Theater will present their 3rd Annual Halloween Show at The Auditorium on October 28th.  A special show featuring “The Illusionist & The Medium” will challenge your reality on this haunting evening.  Sean-Paul, a nationally-acclaimed illusionist, takes his audience back to a time of intrigue and the golden age of magic.  Juliana Fay, clairaudient medium & telepath explores the paranormal and spiritualism.  Tickets are on sale now!

Eureka Springs also offers year-round ghostly fun with the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour, Flickering Tales, Not Really a Door, Spirits of the Basin Tour, and Haunted Eureka Springs Tours. Be sure to add them all to your spooky trip agenda!

Make Eureka Springs your spooktacular October escape!