20+ ideas for spooky October fun in North Little Rock

October may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fall fun. North Little Rock attractions are getting creative with some fun and spooky things to do.


October Dining Deals

Make a day of it! Whatever fun things you do in North Little Rock, don’t forget your favorite restaurants are ready to serve you, whether you’re dining in, dining on the patio or picking up to-go. During the month of October, your favorite North Little Rock restaurants are offering special deals.


October: Annual Pumpkin Contest at American Pie Pizza

Every October, American Pie Pizza (Maumelle and North Hills locations) have a special tradition – guess the weight of a very large pumpkin! This year, you can join in the fun virtually. Visit their Facebook page to comment your guess for the chance tow in a dinner for 4 or a $60 gift card.


Oct. 20 – Oct. 25: Pumpkin Carving Contest at Flyway Brewing

Flyway Brewing at 314 Maple Street in North Little Rock is hosting a fun, socially-distant Pumpkin Carving Contest for all ages. The contest is all week and free. Come and get a pumpkin carving kit from Flyway, submit your pumpkin design to the competition and be entered for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to Flyway Brewing Co.


Wednesdays Oct. 21 – Nov. 4: Boos & Brews

Boos & Brews, presented by Haunted Argenta, is the 21 and up version of the Haunted Argenta Walking Ghost Tours, with stops at local bars, more “lusty and lascivious” stories and even a seance. These Wednesday evening tours have limited spots and will sell out quickly, so reserve your spot in advance.


Oct. 22 – Nov. 7: Haunted Argenta Walking Ghost Tours

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning October 15, stroll through Argenta on a Haunted Argenta Walking Ghost Tour! This 1.5-hour tour begins at the gazebo in Faucette Park and tells the stories of Argenta history. Advance reservation is highly recommended, as spots are limited and sell quickly.

 


Oct. 22 – Oct. 31: Requiem: In Remembrance of the Dead

Requiem: In Remembrance of the Dead is a Halloween show produced by Paul Prater of Haunted Argenta that will be hosted in The Elks Lodge at 123 E. Broadway St.. The storytelling show is an “interactive night of spirit theater, magic and mentalism.” Seats are very limited.


Oct. 23: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the North Little Rock Drive-In

For some good grown-up Halloween fun: the North Little Rock Drive-In Movie Theater at 7318 Windsong Drive will show the 1974 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Friday, October 23, at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 9 p.m. for this classic horror film based on a true story. Tickets are $20.


Fridays beginning Oct. 23: The Main Thing Still Live!

You’ll be socially distanced and so will they when The Main Thing returns to The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse stage with this hilarious comedy revue, STILL LIVE! It’s loaded with original sketches and songs, bogus commercials and a press conference with independent Presidential Candidate Dog Spranger. THE MAIN THING…Still Live! will open October 23 and run indefinitely with performances every Friday at 8 p.m. The Joint’s cabaret theater offers cocktails, craft beers, wines, specialty coffees, snacks and desserts at your table throughout the show. All seating in the socially-distanced theater is reserved and admission is $30.

 

 


Oct. 23 – Oct. 31: Funland Halloween Carnival

North Little Rock Parks & Recreation is hosting a family-friendly Halloween Carnival at Funland Amusement Park the weekend before and and the weekend of Halloween! Each night, the gates will open at 6 p.m. and entry is $5 per person ages two and older (parents are free). They will have a nightly costume contest, Zombie Boogie, Eerie Express, Boogieman Maze and more. Masks are required for anyone over 10 years of age and groups must stay socially distant by 6 feet or more.

 


Oct. 24: Travelers Halloween Festival & Movie Night

The Arkansas Travelers will host Halloween Festival & Movie Night at Dickey-Stephens Park on Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Presented by First Arkansas Bank & Trust, the event will include:

  • Socially distanced trick-or-treating
  • Costume Contest
  • S’more making station
  • Hocus Pocus movie showing

 


October 24 at the North Little Rock Drive-In (7318 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

7 p.m.

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. The gates open 6:15 p.m.

 

Zombieland

9 p.m.

Zombieland in a nutshell: a shy student tries to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy tries to find the last Twinkie and two sisters help fight zombies. Gates open 8:30 p.m.

 

Fright Fest Movie Marathon

11 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For the first time, the North Little Rock Drive-In Movie Theater is hosting a TRIPLE feature: Trick or Treat (1986), Dead Alive (1993) and Maniac (1980).


Oct. 27 – Oct. 31: Halloween Candy Beer Pairing at Flyway Brewing

Join Flyway Brewing for good, old-fashioned fun (adult-style) and safely social distant. Flyway will pour flights of their Bluewing Berry Wheat Ale, Thrasher Black Lager, Honeybird Blonde Ale and Shadowhands Stout to pair with Twix, Snickers, Kit Kats and Almond Joys. Get your Halloween fill all week!

 

 


Oct. 28: Trick R’ Treat at the North Little Rock Drive-In

Nope, this is NOT a kid-friendly trick-or-treating event. Trick ‘r Treat is a horror film with five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween. Gates at the North Little Rock Drive-In open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20.


Oct. 30 at the North Little Rock Drive-In

Alice in Wonderland

7 p.m.

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns tot he magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends. Gates open at 6:15 p.m.

Friday the 13th (1980)

9:30 p.m.

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp in Friday the 13th. Gates open at 9 p.m.


Oct. 31: Halloween (1978) at the North Little Rock Drive-In

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town in Halloween. Gates open at the North Little Rock Drive-In at 8:50 p.m. for the 9:20 p.m. show.


Fridays & Saturdays: Argenta Outdoor Dining District

Enjoy the cool temps in the Argenta Outdoor Dining District! Main Street from Broadway to 4th is closed Fridays at 6 p.m. to Saturdays at 10 p.m. and tents are set up for restaurant patrons to enjoy outdoor dining and live music. Luckily Halloween falls on a Saturday, so wear your best costumes October 31! Restaurants include Ristorante Capeo, Four Quarter Bar, Brood & Barley, Argenta Nutrition, Flyway Brewing, Crush Wine Bar, Skinny J’s, The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, Nana’s Organix, Reno’s Argenta Cafe, Cregeen’s Irish Pub, Mugs Cafe and KamiKaito.

Live Music: Justin Elkins (Oct. 23), Mike Dillon’s Tropical Exotica Show (Four Quarter Bar), Zach McKenzie Live in Argenta (Oct. 24), Adam Faucett w/ EC Haynes (Oct. 24)

 


Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena

Every Friday in October, Simmons Bank Arena is hosting Food Truck Fridays in its VIP parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy different food trucks in a safe and socially-distanced event. The VIP lot is located on the south side of the building beside I-30.

 


Saturdays: Fall at the St. Joseph Farm Stand

Pick up your fall decorations and support local farmers at the St. Joseph Farm Stand at 6800 Camp Robinson Road! St. Joseph Farm Stand is stocked up with everything you’ll need for decorating your porch or patio with giant mums, hay bales, pumpkins, and more. Order for pickup on Fridays 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. or stop by Saturdays between 8 a.m. and noon. The farm stand is also a great outdoor space for fall photo opps, and don’t forget to say hello to the goats and sheep.

 


Public Art Scavenger Hunt

Gorgeous weather to go on a scavenger hunt! Check out our free, outdoor public art scavenger hunt in North Little Rock for a fun drive and photo opps around town. We’ll be updating the hunt with more art soon, so check back regularly!