Aside from the changing season, the vibrantly colored leaves and the cooler temperatures, October is a great time for spooky adventures. And with all of the amazing history in Eureka Springs, some say that this town is full of haunted adventures. Eureka Springs has been featured on shows like Haunted Road Trips, The Today Show, Ghost Hunters, and My Ghost Story because of the supposed paranormal activity. If you are excited by the unknown, ghost stories and all things scary, then spooky Eureka Springs is the place to be this Halloween. While there are many to choose from, here are 5 itinerary musts for those who love to be scared:
- Howl-o-ween Spooktacular at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
The perfect event for the family, the mild-mannered 21st Annual Howl-o-ween Spooktacular fundraiser is the only time of the year that you can see the animals here after dark when they are most active. After exploring the animals, have fun playing games, winning prizes and enjoying hayrides. Celebrate early by attending this event on October 29th from 7-9 pm. Get more info here.
- Intrigue Theater presents The Illusionist & the Medium
Watch illusionist Sean Paul and Medium Juliana Fay put on a spectacular performance. Their Halloween Tour attracts sellout crowds for an evening that wows and leaves its guests stunned. The show is even tailored to include historical events or facts from Eureka Springs’ Victorian era. Get more info and your tickets here.
- Haunted Eureka Springs Tours
Take a guided walking/van tour of Eureka Springs. Haunted Eureka Springs Tour Company will take you to some of the most haunted sites in the area. Be ready to hear some stories of the deep history in Eureka Springs while exploring some of the best sites for paranormal activity. Get the full tour itinerary here.
- Voices From Eureka’s Silent City fundraiser
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum presents its 8th annual “Voices From Eureka’s Silent City” event. Stroll through the Eureka Springs cemetery with walking tours featuring live actors portrayed as early citizen of Eureka Springs. Proceeds of the event go to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. All of the details are here.
- Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl
You couldn’t call it “spooky Eureka Springs” without zombies for Halloween. Gear up for the 5th annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl starting from the public library on Spring Street. Check out the zombie-speed procession of scary street performers, hearses and other creepy vehicles outfitted for the occasion. Bring the entire family and watch the parade of zombies make their way through town for a hair-raising Halloween experience. Details are here.