Arkansas Halloween festivities will be taking place all over town throughout the month of October. Grab your ghouls and goblins and check out some of these spooktacular events!
Coming to Little Rock on October 8th is the 6th annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo. Vendors and speakers on all subjects of the supernatural including UFOs and “Bigfoot”, will be showcased at The MacArthur Museum of Military History on East Ninth Street in Little Rock. The mission of the organizers is to help preserve this building as it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur. This has grown to be a popular community event and is just $10 for a weekend pass.
Little Rock history comes alive October 11 for Tales of the Crypt at Mount Holly Cemetery. Each year Parkview High School students dress in period clothing and recite monologues from the gravesides of famous Arkansans buried in the “Westminster Abbey of Little Rock”. If you aren’t familiar with the cemetery and its historical relevance, you can visit the grounds any day and see the burial sites of 15 state Supreme Court justices, four Confederate generals, seven United States senators and 22 Little Rock mayors. There are two Pulitzer Prize recipients, as well as military heroes, including David O. Dodd, a 17-year-old boy executed for being a “Confederate spy,” and often referred to as the “Boy Martyr of the Confederacy.” Read more about events at Mount Holly here! Watch a sneak peak of Tales of The Crypt on vimeo.
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An Arkansas Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a haunted house! Each year, local author and tour guide Linda Howell gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with a few of Arkansas’ most famous haunts. The Empress of Little Rock luxury hotel and B&B will be featured on the tour. Visit the website to reserve your spot! The first tour of the season takes place Friday, October 14th.