Halloween Night Options in the Ozarks

By KOLR10 News

Published 10/30 2013 11:58AM

Updated 10/31 2013 04:08AM

Little ghosts and goblins will be out at dusk Thursday, seeking treats, not tricks.  If you are looking for group or organized events for your children, there are many alternative options to door-to-door trick-or-treating in the area. 

Here is a partial list of events, including some church-sponsored trunk-or-treat options:


Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd., Springfield
Oct, 31 Time: 6:30-9pm
Admission: $7 per person at the gate; $6 advance tickets available in mid-October at area McDonald's restaurants; $3 per person for Friends of the Zoo members
Treat the entire family to Halloween at Dickerson Park Zoo! SPOOKTACULAR is a frightfully fun time with the Festival of Scarecrows, Halloween decorations and hundreds of jack-o-lanterns! Join us for activities, candy treats and more.

Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Halloween
1935 S Campbell Ave
Through Oct. 31 - 5-8pm

Bass Pro Shops presents the Great Pumpkin event with the classic Peanuts™ characters, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally and Lucy for the Halloween holiday festivities. The free event will feature activities including fun crafts for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and much more


Springfield Art Museum's 'Trick-Art-Treat' event
Families are invited to celebrate Halloween 3-5 p.m., Oct. 31 at the Springfield Art Museum with a variety of fun and free activities.
The museum will offer a performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company, Vincent Van GOAT (an interactive sculpture that shares Ozarks artists' stories), shadow puppetry, make-your-own spooky sound effects, artist-carved pumpkins for sale, a costume contest, 3-D mask making and other arts and crafts, games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and balloon creations.
Admission to the Springfield Art Museum is free. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 E. Brookside Drive.

Free Mall-Wide Trick or Treating at Battlefield Mall, Springfield, MO
Battlefield Mall invites all little goblins to join them for free, indoor mall-wide trick-or-treating. The Simon Kidgits Club will also be hosting fun activities, giveaways and live entertainment.
Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Battlefield Mall
2825 S. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804

Trick Art Treat at the Springfield Art Museum
Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.
1111 East Brookside Dr.
Stop by for facepainting, Inertia Dance Company performance at 3:15 p.m., costume contest, scavenger hunt, shadow puppetry, balloon animals, arts, crafts and treats. This is free and for all ages. Call 837-5700.

Ozark Fire District's Trick-or-Treating
Ozark, Missouri
4-8 p.m., Oct. 31
At Fire House No. 1, 604 N. Third St., and Fire House No. 2, 5401 N. 22nd St.
Stop by the fire houses for treats, a tour of the station and fire trucks, and public safety education.

Treat Yourself in Republic, Missouri
5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at participating businesses, churches and organizations in Republic.
See a map of participating locations at the Republic Community Center at at republicmo.com.
Safe alternative to trick-or-treating by handing out candy.

Safe Street Trick Or Treat At The Branson Landing
October 31 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Admission
7th Annual Safe Street Trick or Treat with Branson Landing merchants. Thursday, October 31st.  This safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12.  Visit the businesses with the Halloween Signs in their windows - as those signs will mark the participating "Trick or Treat" businesses, located up and down the Branson Landing Promenade.
For more information:  417-239-3002

Trick or Treating at Tanger Mall, Branson, MO
Spooky Halloween fun at Tanger Outlet Mall, Branson.  October 31st.  Kids 12 and under may safely trick or treat with participating retailers from 5 to 7 p.m..
Tanger Outlets Branson, 300 Tanger Boulevard, Branson MO 65616


Fall Festival at Bethel Assembly of God, Springfield
Fall Festival October 31st, 2013 From 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 pm @ Bethel Assembly of God 3580 N. Farm Road 151 (North Grant Avenue) Springfield, Missouri 65803
Free admission.  Food, Inflatable Bouncing Houses & Games. For more information, please contact Bethel Assembly of God at (417) 866-7638

James River Assembly Church - October 31st Party
Free community event, hosted by James River Assembly, will feature activities for children and families including "The Glow Show," a massive glow-in-the-dark production; inflatables; cookies and crafts; loads of candy and more. Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for this event. Rain or shine, join us from 6pm-9pm. It's free for the entire family. The October 31st Party will be held at both James River Assembly locations; the South Campus at Hwy 65 & CC and the West Campus at Hwy 60 & FF.

Trunk or Treat at National Heights Baptist Church
3050 N. National
Springfield, MO 65803
Thursday, October 31, 2012
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free Trunk of Treat event on Thursday, October 31st, from 5:00-7:00 PM on the church parking lot for a night of fun.  Food available, including chili, corndogs, trunks filled with candy, inflatable games for the children.

Trunk or Treat Event - Hopedale Baptist Church in Ozark
Come by with your kids and get some candy from our church members. For more information contact the church at 417-581-3836.
Hopedale Baptist Church
5370 N State Hwy NN
Ozark, MO 65721

Fall Festival - Bethel Assembly of God, Springfield
October 31st
4 - 8 P.M.
3580 N. Farm Road 151 (North Grant Avenue)
Springfield, Missouri 65803
Free admission with food, inflatable bouncing houses & games.
For more information, please call (417) 866-7638

Trunk or Treat at Springfield First Church of the Nazarene
Oct. 31 - 5:00 pm
3245 South Kansas Avenue, Springfield, MO
Trunk or Treating is a safe and fun-filled, one-stop alternative to trick or treating for children where we offer trunks decorated in a variety of fun-themes, games, cider, popcorn, and of course candy.  Participants need to be at the church by 5 PM to have vehicles in the roped-off areas and decorated to be ready to pass out candy when our guests arrive at 6 PM.
You are encouraged to dress up along with your car, but please nothing scary!    Springfield First Church of the Nazarene | 3245 South Kansas Avenue, Springfield, MO | 417.882.5992

Free Trunk or Treat
Parkview Christian Church, Springfield
Looking for a fun, safe place to trick-or-treat?
Come join us at Parkview Christian Church for free candy, popcorn, and crafts! Free raffle for prizes throughout event. Rain or Shine! Located at 1362 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807.

Trunk-Or-Treat First Free Will Baptist Church
 201 E.Church Street Ozark, MO. 65721
6 - 8 PM hotdogs and candy.  On the NE corner of the Ozark City Square


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