Fall/Halloween events 2021

(KBSI) – Halloween is around the corner and many communities in the area are celebration in a big way. Check out this list of Halloween/Fall events in southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky. Do you have an event not listed? Email news@kbsi23.com with all the details.


Cape Girardeau, MO

Haunted History Downtown Walking Tour
Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24
42 S Main Street
Cape Girardeau, MO

Join your host for a truly spooky tour of Cape Girardeau’s haunted downtown and its history. Walk the forgotten paths and learn stories of old on the most haunted stretch of the Mississippi river! Tour the inside of the haunted Glenn House. You never know what you might see! Come dressed to walk with proper shoes and check the weather.

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: More info and to buy a tour or 573-587-4248​

Haunted Hall of Horror
A.C. Brase Arena Building
410 Kiwanis Drive
October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31
7-11 p.m.

The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department hosts the Haunted Hall of Horror at the A. C. Brase Arena every October. This haunted house will take you on a long, dark journey through the nooks and crannies of the A. C. Brase Arena. Those who enter should be prepared for endless mazes full of creepy clowns, 3D Freak Show, an asylum, dolls that come alive, and so much more! All ages are invited, but kids twelve and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $9 | Children 5 & younger are free

Call the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department at 573-339-6340 for more information.

Boo’s on Broadway

920 Broadway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO

Join your guide on a frightfully fun adventure. You will be escorted from your hotel down the Broadway corridor. Enjoy some “Spiritual” tasting at some of our finest establishments while being regaled with tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, vampire bats, murders, mayhem and more. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.

Tours only available by booking here!

$45 per person – Minimum 6, Maximum 15.
Arrangements can be made for larger groups.

Includes a guide, and minimum of three stops for “refreshments.”
2.5 – three hours

The Black Forest Haunted Ghost Town
Fridays & Saturdays starting Oct. 8 through Oct. 30
7 – 10:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under
Fast pass admission is $22. Wait less, scream sooner!
All admission is on location and CASH ONLY.

They are located just outside of Cape at 2728 County Road 638 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

Are you ready to experience southeast Missouri’s premier haunted house? Located in the middle of the woods, the Black Forest features over 30 minutes of fear with elaborate scenes, terrifying detail, dizzying mazes, and 40+ actors ready to hear you scream.

Families are invited to join the Old Town Cape, Inc. Monster Mash Car Bash on Oct. 31 for a third year at 35 S. Spanish St. Classic cars will be parked and ready with fun displays and trunks full of candy.

There will be several free on-site activities available for children. The premier event sponsor, Bank of Missouri, will host sack races and one of the event partners, Mississippi Mutts, will hold a Pet Costume Contest with prizes for the winners and dog trick-or-treating at their booth. There will be a photo booth area set up for free pictures for all participants.

Three awards will be given out at the event for classic car drivers, “Most Creative Vehicle Display,” “Best Costume,” and The Bank of Missouri’s “Spookiest Vehicle.”

This event is free to attend for trick-or-treaters and is open to the public (costumes are encouraged).

Those with vehicles who are interested in participating should call 573-334-8085 or e-mail juliathompson@oldtowncape.org to register their vehicle by October 22. Click here for more information about the Monster Mash Car Bash or checking out the Facebook event.

Trunk or Treat at Lynwood Baptist Church
Sunday, Oct. 31
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

2935 Lynwood Hill Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Trunk or Treat is a family-friendly event on Sunday, October 31, where kids are able go trunk to trunk to gather candy, play games, and hear the Gospel presented. There will also be food available to purchase, and door prizes for those who attend.

East Prairie, MO

Halloween will be observed Saturday, Oct. 30 in East Prairie from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. for ages 12 and younger.

Fredericktown, MO

The Fredericktown Fire Department and JROTC present “Nightmare on Chamber” haunted house and hayride on Oct. 29, 20, and 31. This is at 151 South Chamber Drive in Fredericktown from 6-10 p.m. Tickets at $10.

Due to the rainfall that has occurred with more on the way the activities for Thursday, October 28 as cancelled. However, organizers anticipate being open October 29, 30, 31.

Gordonville, MO

Oct. 31
6 – 9 p.m.
Gordonville Fire Station #1
711 State Hwy Z
Gordonville, MO

Join the Gordonville Fire Department for their annual Halloween Bash on Oct. 31. It is a free event for family and friends. They will have a hay maze, bounce house, smoke house and lots of candy! Firefighters will be on hand to show off fire trucks and equipment.

Jackson, MO

Drive-Thru Trick or Treat
Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire and Rescue
Sunday, October 31
5-8 p.m. or until they run out of candy
The event will be held in the back parking lot of the Police and Fire complex at 525 S Hope St. Enter using the S Hope St. entrance (across from Sonic) and exit onto W Jackson Blvd.

Jackson Police Dept Drive Through Trick Or Treat Map

Trunk or Treat
Jackson High School parking lot (big parking lot on the west side of campus)
Oct. 31
5-7 p.m.

Tractor Treat
CrossRoads Church
4400 East Jackson Blvd.
Sunday, Oct. 31
5-7 p.m.

You’re invited to spend Halloween at CrossRoads Church located at 4400 East Jackson Blvd. It’s going to be a spooktacular time featuring games, food, hayrides, and CANDY! Bring the family and join in for candy, hayrides, games, firepit-roasted hot dogs, inflatables, and a “selfie” photo booth. Activities will be both indoor and outdoor, and costumes are welcomed!

Fall Flix & Food
Friday, Oct 22
5 – 9 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mo.
212 S High St.
Jackson, MO, 63755
church parking lot

  • Food trucks starting at 5 p.m.
    • Machos Tacos
    • Lil Country Store
    • The Cheesecake Ninja
  • Parade 6 p.m.
  • Outdoor movie 6:30 p.m.

Wear your costumes and don’t forget candy bags for the parade. Bring chairs and blankets for the outdoor movie. Free popcorn, hot chocolate and water provided.

Morley, MO

1st Annual Morley Halloween Event
Saturday, Oct. 23
Morley City Park
5-10 p.m.
(rain date is Saturday, Oct. 30)

Bring your lawn chairs and/or a blanket. They will be showing Disney’s Hocus Pocus movie. There will be free treats for the kids and kettle corn and refreshments available to purchase. Wear you costume. Prizes will be handed out for best costume.

New Madrid, MO

Trick-or-treat activities can take place between dusk and 9 p.m. on Halloween night.

Oak Ridge, MO

Cape County Cowboy Church
Trunk or Treat
Thursday, Oct. 28
6-7:30 p.m.
220 Orchid Lane
Oak Ridge, MO

Perryville, MO

Perryville Pumpkin Farm

Early September – Oct. 31
Open seven days a week
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

1410 Allen’s Landing Road
Perryville MO 63775

  • Pumpkin picking from real Pumpkin Patches – Take a scenic tractor-driven wagon ride, or walk to one of the patches to explore and u-pick all colors of pumpkins from the vine.
  • Two acre corn maze
  • One acre soybean maze
  • Big Bale Fort with slides – crawl and walk on top of big bales
  • Mini golf
  • Straw tunnel
  • Feed the goats, see the pigs and chickens, and watch cows & calves grazing in the pasture.
  • Lots of other activities

Scott City, MO

The 2nd Annual Truck or Treat will be Friday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Railroad Market parking lot located at 1513 Main Street. This is a safe and fun outdoor event with games and lots and lots of candy, thanks to the support of our community organizations and businesses and their generous donations. Main Street will be shut down for this event between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Street. Scott City departments, local businesses, churches, and organizations will be setting up trunks full or treats. If your business or organization would like to be involved or donate please contact Alishia at City Hall 573-264-2157 to request a form to fill out and for more information or email scott_city@outlook.com.

Sikeston, MO

Beggs Family Farm

Beggs Family Farm is part of Beggs Melon Company, Inc., a real working farm that has been in business since 1895. See a working farm, get lost in the The MAZE© a themed cornfield maze , relax on a wagon ride, interact with the farm animals, pick your own pumpkin right from the patch, eat delicious home-made fudge, and stock up on all your seasonal supplies.

Cost – $16.95/person plus tax for ages two years old and older. Special online pricing $13.49 per person pre-purchase tickets. Pumpkins are a separate charge of 35 cents per pound plus tax.

2319 State Highway U Sikeston, MO

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. most days (Check website for schedule.)

Saturday Oct. 23 in Sikeston:

  • Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Fall Carnival, 2001 Ables Road (2-5 p.m.) – Bounce houses, corn dogs, chips, cotton candy, carmel apples and popcorn. All is free!
  • Tree’s Mascot Trunk or Treat, Legion Park in Downtown Sikeston (5-7 p.m.) – Come have your pictures taken with Freddy, Michael, Pennywise and Ghost Face along with free candy.
  • Open Door Fellowship Annual Fall Festival, 204 Jackson St. (5-7 p.m.) – Free food, fun and games.

Saturday, Oct. 30:

  • Papa Johns, 225 N. Main St. – Will be giving out candy all weekend long
  • Sikeston Public School Bus Drivers & Aides Fall Festival, 218 S. Ingram Dr. (1-5 p.m.) – Games, prizes, candy and lots of fun
  • First United Methodist Church Fall Festival, 1307 N. Main (3-5 p.m.) – Fun for the whole family
  • Boost Mobile & Sikeston Nutrition Trunk or Treat, 520 S. Main St. (4-7 p.m.) – Candy, prizes, giveaways, Boost Swag, Sikeston Nutrition Swag
  • Always First In-Home Services, 930 S. Kingshighway (4-7 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Scott County Children’s Division Trunk or Treat, 106 Arthur Dr., (4:30-6 p.m.) – Free and safe event for all ages!
  • First Baptist Sikeston Fall Festival, 1101 N. Main (5-6:30 p.m.) – Games, popcorn, face painting, cake walk, bounce house and candy
  • Sikeston Little Theatre, North Parking Lot, 506 S. Kingshighway (5-7 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Stop the Violence, Pavilion on the corner of William & Branum St. (starts at 6 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat, Movie Night, Roasting Marshmallows, Drinking Hot Chocolate, Hayrides. Bring your lawn chairs.

Sunday, Oct. 31:

  • Papa Johns, 225 N. Main St. – Will be giving out candy all weekend long
  • Grace Bible Fellowship at Dancler Field, Sunset Drive (3-5 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Lambert’s Café, 2305 E. Malone Ave. (3-9 p.m.) – Bring your little ones inside for a fun and safe trick or treating
  • Miner Baptist Church, 416 State Hwy H (starts at 4:00 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Open Door Fellowship, 204 Jackson St. (4-6 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Fellowship Baptist Church, 1801 Ables Road (4-6 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 Ables Road (4-7
    p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Old Bethel Baptist Church, 180 County Road 449 Sikeston (starts at 4 p.m.) – Treats for Everyone! Backpacks for all kids, hot chocolate, the Gospel, hot dogs and candy. Singing service starts at 6 p.m.
  • The Sanctuary of Southeast Missouri, 338 Matthews Ave. (4:30-7 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • One Church, 405 Lynual St. (5:00 p.m.) – Enjoy an evening of free fun, fellowship and candy
  • American Legion, 333 S. Kingshighway (starts at 5 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Concordia Lutheran’s Annual Trunk or Treat, 836 Park Ave. (5-7 p.m.) – If weather is bad, it will be in the Family Life Center
  • Murray Lane Baptist Church, 807 W Murray Lane (5-7 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Miner Fire Department, 103 State Highway H (5-8 p.m.) – Trunk or Treat
  • Cape First Sikeston Kid’s Life Fall Festival, 1317 N. Main in back parking lot (6-8 p.m.) – Hayrides, food, games, prizes, inflatables and candy!

Steele, MO

The annual Halloween, costume contest, parade and Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the Steele Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, October 30. The events will start at Kelley Park at 5 p.m. The Trunk or Treat will be held after the parade at the parking lot across from the First Baptist Church. This year’s Halloween in the City of Steele will be observed Saturday, October 30. Trick or treating hours will be from 5–9 p.m.


Carbondale, IL

Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Carbondale will be Sunday, October 31, from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. The City of Carbondale asks that trick-or-treaters wear masks as they go door-to-door and when they cannot keep a safe distance from others. Trick-or-treaters are also encouraged to wear reflective tape or clothing and have their parents check their candy for potentially harmful objects.

The city of Carbondale plans more than a week of wicked-awesome, family-friendly Halloween festivities!

Saturday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 31

Saturday, Oct. 23

8 p.m. – Movie on the lawn – Hocus Pocus
Location: Hickory Lodge, 1115 W. Sycamore

Join the Carbondale Park District for a Movie on the Lawn. Watch Hocus Pocus, on the lawn, at Hickory Lodge. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks (popcorn will be for sale). The movie will begin at 8 p.m. and parking will be available behind Hickory Lodge.

Sunday, Oct. 24

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Haunted Hollow
Location: Touch of Nature

The Haunted Hollow, Touch of Nature’s fall family fun festival, returns and it’s bigger and better than ever! Come for an afternoon of not-so-scary fun, including a haunted hayride, climbing wall, not-so creepy crawlers frightening foods, and games for the kids. Costumes are welcome. Masks, too! Admission is FREE! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday, Oct. 29 & Saturday, Oct. 30

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Pumpkin Glow
Oakland Avenue Nature Preserve (1201 North Oakland Avenue)

Explore the woods at night at the Oakland Preserve’s Glow Trail! This nighttime hike will feature over 500 jack-o-lanterns along the trail for a beautiful woodland display. Masks will be required for ages 2+. Due to the pandemic, Green Earth will not be hosting the family carnival or concessions this year.

$5 suggested donations for adults, children free 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29th & Saturday, Oct. 30th Green Earth’s Oakland Nature Preserve, 1201 N Oakland Ave, Carbondale

Saturday, Oct. 30

10 a.m. – noon
Safe Halloween
Location: Murdale Shopping Center

Free for the kids! Celebrate Halloween with a festival featuring inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, hayrides, and games! Bison burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, and soda will be available. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.

Noon-2 p.m.
Candy Walk
Location: Downtown Carbondale

Carbondale Main Street is hosting its annual Candy Walk, October 30th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by Carbondale’s downtown businesses to pick up some Halloween treats! Start at the Old Train Depot (121 S. Illinois Avenue) to get a map of all the participating businesses. You can also find a map online at Carbondale Main Street’s Facebook page after October 25th. For more information or questions call 618-529-8040 or check out the Carbondale Main Street Facebook Page.

1 p.m.
The Great Pumpkin Race
Location: Mill St. Underpass, Downtown Carbondale,

The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race returns. This year’s event beneficiary is the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois. Promote your business and support our local community by helping to sponsor the event. Don’t miss your chance to carve your place as a fearsome community champion! Enjoy pumpkin racing, a Halloween costume parade, arts and crafts, and prizes galore!

This year our featured race is The Mayer Branding Grand Prix. The Grand Prix race has a $10 entry fee with a $250 grand prize, but most people just race for the fun of it. This year’s event features Diane Daugherty as our honorary judge with our very own Olympian, Deanna Price wielding the Mallet-O-Justice as the rule enforcer and pumpkin smasher. We also welcome Dave Davis from Channel 3 as our master of ceremony. Remember, cheater pumpkins never win, but we encourage you to have fun and build a racer with the possibility of an Olympian smashing it! Don’t Forget Your Costume! Not only can you get your wheels spinning with pumpkin racers, but the children can enjoy arts and crafts activities and a free costume parade sponsored by Carbondale Community Arts so you get a little extra wear out of your Halloween costume this year.

4 – 10 p.m.
Outdoor Concert
Location: Washington & Main Street

Join in downtown on Saturday, October 30, to enjoy the fall weather and a free concert! The music will start at 4 p.m.! (4 -5 pm, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago; 5:30- 7 pm, the Phonics; 7:30 – 9 pm, Swamp Tigers)

6:30 – 10 p.m.
The Pumpkin Glow
Location: Oakland Nature Preserve (1201 N Oakland Avenue)

Explore the woods at night at the Oakland Preserve’s Glow Trail! This nighttime hike will feature over 500 jack-o-lanterns along the trail for a beautiful woodland display. Masks will be required for ages 2+. Due to the pandemic, Green Earth will not be hosting the family carnival or concessions this year. $5 suggested donations for adults, children free

7 p.m.
Indoor Movie Night (Halloweentown)

SIU’s Student Programming Council invites you to an indoor movie night featuring the Disney Channel Original, Halloweentown! The movie will start at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Bring your friends and your favorite sweet treats! All ages are welcome! Children much be accompanied by an adult. Masks will be required during the showing.

Location: SIU Student Center

Sunday, Oct. 31

5 – 8 p.m.

Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry is excited to announce trick-or-treat hours for Halloween! Children may trick-or-treat throughout Carbondale on Sunday, October 31 from 5-8 p.m. Residents wishing to hand out candy to “trick-or-treaters” should light up their porches and driveways. “Trick-or-treaters” are encouraged to wear reflective tape or clothing and have their parents check their candy for potentially harmful objects. Mayor Henry and members of the City Council ask for the cooperation of all residents in making this a happy and safe occasion for the community.

Marion, IL

Friday, Oct. 29
5-8 p.m.
Trick or Treat hours in the city of Marion

5th Annual Marion PD Halloween Spooktacular
5-9 p.m.
Rent One Park
1000 Miners Drive
Marion, IL

There will be a fun filled free evening of trunks, treats, candy and eats. The bad weather backup plan will be changing the event from Oct. 30th to Oct. 31st if it is absolutely necessary. The Spook House will remain closed for another year.

The Merc proudly presents Downtown Trail of Treats on Friday, Oct. 29 in downtown Marion from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

West City, IL

The Village of West City will host a drive thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30 from 5-8 p.m. This will be located 406 S. Central St. in West City, Il (Street Barn). Trick or Treat in the Village of West City will also be from 5-8 p.m.


Martin, TN

2021 Halloween & Trick or Treat
Friday, Oct. 29
Downtown Great Pumpkin Parade
Martin Public Library
410 S. Lindell St.
Line up: 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30
The Grind & Sammies Trick or Treat
Kids in costume can trick or treat – no purchase necessary
112 Lovelace Street & 117 Lovelace Street
Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

American Legion Trunk or Treat
221 Central Ave.
Time: 2-5 p.m.

Mt. Pelia Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
136 Littrell Road
5-7 p.m.

Central Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
featuring kids inflatables, hot dogs chili and trunk or treat
801 Harrison Road
6-8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31
City wide traditional Trick or Treat
Martin residential areas
3-8 p.m.

First Baptist Church Fall Fest
Featuring games, food, horse rides and more
123 University Street
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Martin Fire Department Trick or Treat
106 Neal Street and 126 University Plaza Drive
5:30 p.m. – run out

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