Halloween-themed events are piling up on each other as the evening of October 31st approaches.
The Boss Haunted House at Fort Leonard Wood will be open this evening and tomorrow evening at Building 709 from 7 until 9:30 each night. This spooky house is open to anyone with access to Fort Leonard Wood and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. The cost is $2 per person. All proceeds will go to the Fort Leonard Wood Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.
The U. S. Army Garrison/Fort Leonard Wood Trunk-or-Treat event will occur this evening from 4 until 6 p-m at the Main Exchange and will include games, trunk-or-treating, and music by the 399th Army Band Rock Band, the Roughriders. This is a free event. Additionally, trick-or-treating in Fort Leonard Wood’s housing areas is scheduled to take place on October 31st from 6 until 8 o’clock in the evening. And the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital will be hosting an opportunity to have trick-or-treat candy x-rayed from 6 to 10 o’clock that evening in the Radiology Department.
The 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Haunted Mine will be open again this evening and Saturday and Monday evenings from 6 until 9 o’clock.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children under 10, Missouri S&T students, and military members with valid IDs. Guests can get a discount of up to $3 per person at $1 per can by bringing canned goods to donate to Russell House in Rolla. On any of these nights before Halloween, groups with small children can walk through the mine with the lights on from 5-6 p.m. for $5 per child. The Experimental Mine is located at 12350 Private Drive 7002 in Rolla, just off Bridge School Road.
The Crocker Park Board will hold a Trunk or Treat Saturday afternoon and evening from 4 to 6 o’clock at Crocker Park under the blue pavilion. There will be free hotdogs, chips, and drinks while supplies last. Free candy will be handed out to children. There will be hayrides, and a prize will be awarded to the most creative trunk.
The Monster Mash Halloween Bash will be coming to the Shrine Club Park in Buckhorn this Saturday evening from 6 to 9 o’clock. A Trunk or Treat will be set up for children to get safe candy for Halloween. There will be haunted hay rides, houses, hot dogs, and sodas. There is no cost to take part.
A Halloween Spook Trail will be set up Saturday evening from 6 to 8 o’clock in Shady Dell Park in Richland. Parents are invited to bring their children and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween event.
The Dixon Chamber of Commerce will have Halloween Trick-or-Treet on Main Street Saturday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock. City-wide Trick-or-Treating will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 o’clock. This will be the only time Dixon has a city-wide trick-or-treating.
In Waynesville, area churches, non-profits, and other organizations will have Pumpkin Fest which provides the entire family with safety, food, games, and fun. This event has been an annual Pulaski County tradition since 2007. In 2021, due to COVID restrictions and concerns, we conducted a drive-through event that serviced over 300 cars. However, this year, we will be returning to our carnival-style setting by providing a walk-through event for the families of Pulaski County.
Pumpkin Fest will take place Saturday from 11 o’clock in the morning to 3 o’clock in the afternoon. It is free and open to all.