Halloween in Eureka Springs

ANNA is a haunting theatrical experience that 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 throughout the month of October.

At the 11th 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 25th & 26th.  

Chateaux De Lumiere is hosting its first Headless Horseman Ball! Celebrate the engagement party of the Infamous Ichabod Crane and the Stunning Katrina Van Tassel with a night of dining and dancing at Center Stage.  Check their Facebook event for all the details.

While there will be the usual trick or treating around Eureka Springs on Halloween night, you can also take your little boos and ghouls out for a free and family-friendly night of traditional trick-or-treating with participating downtown merchants on Friday, October 25th. Bring your best-carved jack-o-lantern to Basin Park to enter it into the pumpkin carving contest, and include it in the Great Pumpkin lighting ceremony. View classic kids’ Halloween cartoons in the City Auditorium, and check out the amazing Halloween Tree in Basin Park. Plus, enter your kids and/or pets in the costume contest! Presented by Eureka Zombies and members of the Heart of Eureka.

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 25th, 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.

Let’s do the time warp again at The Auditorium on Friday, October 25th at 10 pm with a showing of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Tickets range from $9 to $18 and can be purchased on the Auditorium web site.

Join the 8th 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 26th is free, and locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers.   The parade starts at 6 pm but zombie fun will be happening all day in Basin Spring Park.

Intrigue Theater will present its 6th Annual Halloween Show at The Auditorium on October 26th.  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 TourFlickering TalesNot Really a DoorBasin Park Ghost Adventour, and Haunted Eureka Springs Tours. Be sure to add them all to your spooky trip agenda!