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ARKANSAS HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Ghoulish Events and Fun for the Kids

Posted Friday, October 12, 2012, at 1:15 AM

Check out some of the great Halloween events happening in Arkansas.
BOO AT THE ZOO: The Little Rock Zoo, 1 Zoo Drive. October 19-21, 26-31. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission: All-Inclusive Armband $14 in advance and $15 at the gate, which includes unlimited carnival rides and attractions (does NOT include food concessions or Fortune Teller). General Admission: $6 in advance and $7 at the gate. Children under 1-year-old get in for free; free parking. This year features a new haunted garden, haunted house, creatures of the night animals and an improved haunted train. For more info call 501-661-7218. LITTLE ROCK

BOO BASH: The Peabody Rivertop, Little Rock. Three Statehouse Plaza. Friday, Oct. 26. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Must be at least 21-years-old. Admission: $10 (General), $25 (Big Top VIP Lounge), $100 (table of four), $150 (table of six) and $200 (table of eight). Tickets can be purchased at the front desk, gift shop and online at www.peabodylittlerock.com. Event includes a costume contest that features over $5,000 in cash and prizes. For more info call 501-906-4000. LITTLE ROCK

HALLOWEEN BASH: The Afterthought, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Wednesday, Oct. 31. 8 p.m. until the fun ends. Admission: Free (no cover charge). Open Microphone night takes on a whole new meaning with a little Halloween flash. Come celebrate dressed in your favorite costume with party favors and drink specials. For more info call 501-663-1196. LITTLE ROCK

HOWL-O-WEEN: Burns Park, Dog Park. Saturday, October 20. Noon - 4 p.m. Admission: Individual $15 (advance) $20 (day of) and a Family (up to four people) $25 (advance) and $30 (day of). Halloween event dedicated to animals benefits the Out of the Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas. Costume contest begins at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per category, which includes Best Trick, Best Howler, Cutest Puppy, Most Charming Senior Dog, Most Creative Costume and Pet/Owner Look-A-Like. For more info email contact@ootwrescue.org. NORTH LITTLE ROCK

MAGIC SCREAMS -- HALLOWEEN AT MAGIC SPRINGS: 1701 E. Grand Ave. Weekends through Oct. 28. Saturdays 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Sundays 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission: Adults $29, Kids (3-years-old and under) Free. All children, any age, under 4-feet-tall, groups of 15 or more people and seniors (55-years-old and up) get in for $19.99. Halloween festival includes haunted houses, special entertainment and contests including "The Great Mummy Wrap" and "King & Queen of Scream." For more information call 501-624-0100. HOT SPRINGS

"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW:" Market Street Cinema. Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 - Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The cinema will screen the 1975 classic, and there will be a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite character and have your picture posted at the theater. There will also be participation kits handed out. For more info call 501-312-8900. Admission: $10. LITTLE ROCK

TINY HANDS MONSTER BASH: Next Level Events, 1400 Markham Street. Friday, Oct. 19. 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Admission: $50 in advance and $55 at the door. Must be at least 21-years-old to attend. The 10th Annual Bash benefits the UAMS Family Home and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This Halloween costume fundraiser includes eerie auctions, drinks, food, music and dancing. For more information visit the Monster Bash on Facebook. LITTLE ROCK

ZOMBIE WALK: Two Rivers Bridge, 2 Rivers Edge Drive. Sunday, October 21. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Admission: Free (4 cans of non-perishable food). This ghoulish-themed walk supports the Arkansas Foodbank. Dress in zombie garb and bring your families and pets out to support a great cause. For more info call 501-569-4318. LITTLE ROCK

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