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2012 Eureka Springs Halloween Events

September 16th, 2012

Halloween trick or treaters

Halloween in Eureka Springs, AR is a big deal! Just at our Ozarks B&B alone we get about 400 children and parents stopping by for treats.

The 2012 fall equinox on September 22 is less than a week away. The autumn season is bringing beautiful color to Eureka Springs and our Ozarks B&B. Before you know it, Halloween will be upon us. The historic flavor of our inn and the architecture of Eureka Springs lends just the right air for a spooky holiday. It’s a big event around here! We usually get about 400 kids and their parents who stop by, trick-or-treating in wonderful, unique and very cute costumes. It’s always a pleasure to hand out goodies to a darling little lightning bug with a flickering tail or a four-foot tall Spiderman!

There are also numerous Halloween parties throughout Eureka Springs. Two of our favorite events are the annual Howl-O-Ween and the Mad Hatter Ball.

Friday, October 26, 2012 Eureka Springs Mad Hatter Ball
Held at the Crescent Hotel at 75 Prospect Avenue from 6 to 10 pm, this annual costume ball features games and refreshments to benefit the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). Costumes are highly encouraged. But even without a costume, hats are required! Be sure to wear your hat–silly or otherwise. All ages are invited to join in the festivities.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 Howl-O-Ween in Eureka Springs
Come to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on Hwy 23 S. From 7 to 9 pm, the refuge will be open for this 17th annual Eureka Springs Halloween party. A family-friendly event, all are invited to dress up and see the lions and tigers at night. No alcohol, please.

It’s going to be another great Halloween! We hope to see you at our door trick-or-treating, helping us pass out candy or at these fun Eureka Springs, AR family-friendly events.

Eureka Springs Halloween Event

October 5th, 2010

We really enjoy Halloween here in Eureka Springs, AR because every year we get from 400 to 500 kids at our bed and breakfast, most of whom are dressed up in costumes. A good share of the parents also join in with their kids by dressing up.

Another fun event is the Mad Hatter’s Ball, a lavish costumed affair and fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). The event includes live and silent auctions, music and dancing, a hat contest, and live music by Red Ambition. This ball is in true “Eureka style” – party-goers will dazzle each other with creative hats, while many go further, sporting full costume. Awards will be given for “Best Hat”, & for the “People’s Choice”.

Some of the hats you see at the ball are so unique it makes you shake your head and say, “Wow, who would have thought you could make a hat out of that?”

Hours are 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50, including an Italian pasta buffet, and available by calling ESSA at 479-253-5384. ESSA is a non-profit school providing adults and youth classes in arts and crafts throughout the year for emerging and professional artists. Award-winning, noted artists and craftspeople teach classes at the school’s campus.

So, I end with what the King of Hearts says in Alice in Wonderland, “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end, then stop.” Eureka Springs is the end.

Halloween Howls in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

November 2nd, 2009

What great fun we and our bed and breakfast guests had on Halloween night this year. As usual the historic loop where we are located was crowded with trick or treaters, young and old. Baby’s dressed in cute bug and animal costumes, kids in transformer, ninja, princess, devil and all kinds of other kinds of costumes. We’re always amazed and impressed with the number of adults who also dress up in costume. What a visual joy!

Being a town full of artists some of the costumes were very unique. Here’s a picture of a couple who were lit up from head to toe.

We started at about 5:30 p.m. and handed out candy until 9:00 p.m. when we ran out of candy. We estimate there were around 500 kids this year. The candy store loves it.

There is a house down the street from us that has been called the Witches House for years. Their gazebo has a pointed roof which they drape in black plastic and put a face on the front. The design has been different over the years, but always creates a mini-traffic jam on Halloween night.

If you want to laugh and smile and see great costumes, join us next year here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for an old-time classic night of Halloween Trick or Treat.

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