Friday, October 19, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>10-19-07

Haunted Cathedral open

The Haunted Cathedral will be open through Oct. 31 at the EMOBA Campus, 1208 Louisiana, Little Rock. Arkansas’ scariest haunted attraction with live actors and animatronics. Housed in an old 14,000 sq. ft. Gothic church building, lending itself to enchantment and family fun. The Haunted Cathedral will be closed Oct. 21-23rd and is closed Sundays. Admission is to be announced. For more information visit

Murder and mayhem tour

Murder and Mayhem Halloween Tour is open through Oct. 27 at the Fort Smith Museum of History in Fort Smith. Stories of the colorful and checkered past of this once rowdy border town are narrated by a saucy spirit from the 1800s. Hear about the murders, madams, and the marshals. Find out which houses are beautiful by day, but haunted by night and who haunts them. The trolley departs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. in October. Parental discretion advised. Admission is $10. For more information visit

Magic Screams open through Oct. 28

The Third Annual “Magic Screams,” Halloween Festival runs through Oct. 28 at Magic Springs in Hot Springs. The “Magic Screams” Halloween Festival is a fun-filled family event every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28. There are all sorts of fun things for people of all ages; there is a scare-free zone for little ones from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. but after that the ghosts, ghouls and goblins take over and anything can happen! Join us for a “scary” good time. Admission is up to $44.99. For more information visit

Hidden Valley festival

Hidden Valley Farm Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch is open through Oct. 28 at 719 Ferncliff in Little Rock. The pumpkin patch is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Suitable for kids of all ages, old-fashioned pick-your-own pumpkin, family fun, hayrides, funny but (not scary) scarecrows, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds. Professional photography and/or loads of photo opportunities. Admission is $2 per carload on weekends only, other days are free. For more information visit

Fourth annual Eureka Screams

The Fourth Annual Raycliff Manor Haunted Attraction runs through Nov. 3 at 132 Huntsville Dr., Hwy. 23 in Eureka Springs. The Victorian/Gothic themed attraction with 22 rooms of mind-blowing, heart pounding scares. This is a scary attraction with high shock factor, terrifying special effects, and illusions that are horrifyingly real. Admission is $13. For more information visit

Corn maze open near Mayflower

The Third Annual Schaefers Farm Corn Maze is open through Nov. 4 at Schaefers Farm at Lollie, in Mayflower. A 12-acre corn maze(puzzle) to find your way through, located on a working farm. Smaller maze for kids. Scenic hayrides along the Arkansas River. Flashlight nights and special Halloween events. Great family activity. Concession, hand washing stations, porta-potties, picnic area. Pumpkin patch across the road. Admission: Adults $7, seniors $6, ages 3-5 $3, ages 6-12 $5; Kid’s Maze $2.50, scenic hay ride $3. Special pricing for groups. For more information visit

Parade date set

Cabot’s Annual Christmas Parade has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. This year’s theme is “All I Want For Christmas Is…”. Participants are requested to, in good taste, select an idea that best represents their favorite memory or interpretation of this Christmas theme and use it in designing their entry/float.

Entry forms, parade rules and route maps are available at Cabot’s Veterans Park Community Center, the Chamber of Commerce office and downloadable at Entry deadline is Wednesday Nov. 30. A $10 entry fee must accompany each entry form. Completed forms should be sent to: Christmas Parade, P.O. Box 1101, Cabot, AR 72023.


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