Fright night at the Haunted Barn

The Stock Up Feed horse in Taylor on Main Street promotes its upcoming “Fright Night at the Haunted Barn.” For the last five or six years, people, especially teens, line up night after night “to be frightened out their minds.”

This year promises more “fear” beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.


Concho school hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 30

The Concho Elementary School is hosting its Harvest Festival from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in school gymnasium.

There will be 25-cent games, cake walk and food. Wear your costume.

Join for “Trunk or Treat” to follow in the Concho School parking lot after the Harvest Festival.

Any help with donations of candy or small prizes would be appreciated.


What are you afraid of?

The Cpl. Joe McCarthy Foundation presents “Fears? What Are You Afraid Of?” Spiders, bugs, snakes, clowns, or are you just afraid of the dark? Find out Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, starting at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 815 W. 1st Place South in St. Johns.

There is a charge. For more information, including cost, call 928-337-3440.


Hon-Dah hosting Halloween party

Hon-Dah Resort Casino is hosting a Haunted Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the fun begins at 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older.


Black Cauldron Fall Festival

The Black Cauldron Fall Festival, sponsored by Crossroad Cottage in Round Valley, will be held Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31

It will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature a craft fair, food, tricks and treats and, of course, a haunted house.

Crossroad Cottage is located on the immediate left after turning toward New Mexico at the Highways 180/191 turnoff from Main Street in Springerville.

Owner Becky Miller asks vendors who may want a spot for the event to call her at 928-551-2858 for more information.


Halloween at the hospital

White Mountain Regional Medical Center, 118 S. Mountain Ave. in Springerville, will be offering games, popcorn and candy from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.


Willis Farm corn, haunted maze

The Willis Farm corn maze (not haunted) is open through Saturday, Oct. 31, Monday through Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and closed Sunday. Bring or rent a flashlight for dark hours.

There’s only two more chances to visit the haunted corn maze “Barnyard Apocalypse”: Saturday, Oct. 24 and 31. It opens at dark. Barn doors close at 10 a.m. Not suitable for young children.

Willis Farm is located at 381 S. 1st St. East in Snowflake. For more information, call 928-243-8791.


Trunk or Treat in Heber-Overgaard

The Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce presents Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Tall Timbers Park.


Vernon Elementary PTSO Trunk or Treat

Vernon Elementary PTSO Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m. at the school. For more information, call Paula Johnson at 928-532-0858.


Pinetop-Lakeside Trunk or Treat

The Town of Pinetop-Lakeside and Bryan Anderson of Cedar Ridge Real Estate are once again hosting Halloween Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Come to Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex on Woodland Road, any time between 6-8 p.m. and be ready to fill your bag with the goodies being handed out by our community’s businesses and organizations.

Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-368-6732 for more information or questions about the event.


Halloween at the Pinetop-Lakeside Library

Friends of the Pinetop-Lakeside Library will present a Batty Book Sale and Bone Appetite Bake Goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Residents are invited to support their community library and have some fun.

“Wear a costume and receive a treat. Have your free picture taken with the Halloween scenic background.”

Then at 1 p.m., the library will show a seasonal movie. The public is invited to take a moment, browse a variety of used books while their children enjoy the video.

If it the snows come early, be prepared to read through some snowy days.


Monster Dash Fun Run

Begin your Halloween celebration the healthy way by running or walking in costume at the first annual Show Low Main Street Monster Dash Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Festival Marketplace, 1033 E. Deuce of Clubs (location of the card player statue).

The three-mile fun run/walk, presented by Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, starts at Festival Marketplace, continues through the streets of downtown Show Low (with water stations along the route) and ends at the finish line at Festival Marketplace, where participants will be treated to snacks, gift bags and prize drawings.

Cost to participate is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and under, with proceeds used to help Show Low Main Street beautify and encourage investment in downtown Show Low. Show Low Main Street is a 501c3, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. 

For details or to register, call 928-532-2680, email or go to


Haunted House in Show Low

Bilbie’s Interiors will host a haunted house from 4-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, at its location at 909 E. Cooley in Show Low.

Entry is $5 per person and all proceeds benefit local charities. The Cowboy Way BBQ will be serving delicious food including Riala’s famous pulled pork tacos.

For more information, call 928-537-3567.


Halloween at Haven

Haven of Show Low, 2401 E. Hunt Drive, presents Halloween at Haven from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Trick or treat with the residents.

There will also be a face-painting booth, cupcake walk, games and prizes. Safe fun for all ages.


First Baptist Church offering carnival, trunk or treat

The First Baptist Church of Pinetop, 1901 E. White Mountain Blvd., is holding a special Halloween Trunk or Treat celebration from 4:40-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, for the community.

Looking to reduce the safety hazards of treat or tricking walking the streets, the church will host a hazard-free Halloween carnival in its lighted parking lot. Trunk or Treat candies and special gifts will be handed out.


Show Low Main Street’s Spooktacular Festival

Celebrate Halloween at the sixth annual Spooktacular Festival, presented by Naked Mobile, from 12- 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in downtown Show Low on Cooley and 9th streets.

The free festival, open to the public, features the popular Trunk or Treat (a long tradition in Show Low), Power 95.7 Hot FM’s popular Scaryoke finals at 2 p.m., Halloween-themed activities and games, pet costume contest at 1 p.m.

Human costume contests at 3 p.m., haunted house presented by Bilbie’s Interiors, a car bash, pumpkin bowling and food and craft vendors. 

All-day live entertainment on the stage includes a concert by the Lakesiders from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by the Spookarama with deejay Jennifer Jae (featuring zany contests with audience participation) from 7- 8 p.m. This is a safe and fun way for families and children of all ages in the White Mountains to enjoy Halloween.

Local businesses and organizations are invited to set up and operate a trunk or booth to hand out candy and/or provide an activity for the kids at no charge—a way to market your business or organization and give back to the community at the same time.

Vendors who wish to sell their products are invited to participate for a nominal fee ($50 for food vendors and $25 for arts and crafts and product vendors). This opportunity provides exposure to several thousand potential customers who typically attend this event.

For more information or to register a booth or trunk, call 928-532-4124 or e-mail Steve North at

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