Halloween is almost here; can you believe it? This year I can safely say that I’m at least trying to prep earlier than the day before or the day of. Costumes are in the making, pumpkins are ready for carving, and now we just need candy for the occasional trick-or-treater. Of course, we have to get our fun on, as well! Halloween is such a fun time of year with pumpkin patches, corn mazes to explore, and more.
If you’re wondering where to go this fall, I have a few ideas in mind…
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Nearby
Farmland Adventures in Springdale - Open from September 5 to November 1, they offer a pumpkin patch, a 9-acre giant corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, play area, and more. The theme for their corn maze this year? “Lost Civilizations.” And you can visit at night for Flashlight Nights in the corn maze. Spooky! Hours are Fridays, 1pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays, 9am to 9:30pm.
Vanzant Fruit Farm in Lowell – This happens to be one of our favorite places to visit. They have a ton of pumpkins, though not really in a pumpkin patch; they’re already picked. But they have them set up all over near their market, also decorating with spooky characters, famous characters, and more. From a spooky graveyard to a traveling family on the Gourdhead Express to a tractor-driving scarecrow, it’s fun just to walk around and enjoy the decorations. Pumpkins are also relatively inexpensive, and while you’re there, it can’t hurt to grab a batch of apples; you may even get to sample a slice. Yum! My boys especially love hauling our pumpkins around in provided wagons and saying hi to the farm dog, always asleep in the little market. Hours are Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 6pm.
McGarrah Farms in Pea Ridge – You can pick your own pumpkins or just pick from the ones already picked. Kids will enjoy a mule train, grass maze, hay rides, and more. They even have hay stacks to play on. Oh, do I ever remember getting in trouble for playing on our hay when I was a kid (growing up on a farm). But boy was it ever fun! Hours are Monday thru Friday, 1pm to 6pm; Saturdays, 10am to 6pm; and Sundays, noon to 6pm, thru October 31.
Ozark Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Cave Springs – Oooo, think hay maze, a corn cannon, animal train, pony rides, helicopter, horse drawn wagon rides, an 8-acre corn maze, a 4-acre pumpkin patch, and more! Hours are Fridays, 5pm to 10pm; Saturdays, 10am to 10pm; and Sundays, 1pm to 6pm.
Trick-or-Treating in Rogers
My boys are already asking where we’re going this year. I have a few ideas up my sleeve. Here are a few places your family might enjoy…
Pinnacle Hills Promenade will host store-to-store Trick-or-Treating on Halloween, starting at 6pm. There are plenty more festivities you may want to check into, as well. Trick-or-Treating will go until all the candy is handed out.
You won’t want to miss the Goblin Parade in Downtown Rogers from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Halloween. Store and shop owners will greet your Trick-or-Treater with candy and treats! How fun is that?!
The 2014 Coca-Cola Trick or Treat Open will be on Saturday, November 1. From 1pm to 3pm at Rogers Heritage High Indoor Football Practice Arena, you’ll find mini golf, treats, and Halloween fun. Photo opps will also be available with special characters like McGruff the Crime Dog. Oh, and the best part? It’s totally free!
Want to find more ways to celebrate this spooky time of year? Visit Rogers has an events page with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, trick-or-treating info, and haunted house info! Be sure to check it out, so you don’t miss a thing. One haunted adventure I’m looking forward to … The Haunting on Cherry Street, which is supposed to be kid-friendly and can actually be viewed from the sidewalk/street.
We’ve got our pumpkins just waiting to be carved, and we’re gearing up for this year’s Halloween festivities. How will your family be celebrating?
Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle/travel blogger and freelance writer residing in Northwest Arkansas. Mel blogs at MamaBuzz. You can also find Mel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.