Halloween Fun in Fort Smith Arkansas
Halloween is around the corner, and looks like it may be a little different than years past. Whether you are planning on trick or treating or staying home and enjoying the holiday with family, here are some local Fort Smith businesses that have fun ways to celebrate safely.
Brighten someone’s day with their perfectly packaged Halloween treat boxes! Each box contains two one-quart-sized “ghost tins,” one filled with luscious caramel corn, and the other with a festive fall mix of butter-flavored popcorn, mini marshmallows, and M&Ms.
Also included are a candied orange popcorn ball and an assortment of popular candies (Reeses, Hershey’s & York Peppermint Patties). The deadline to order is October 21. They will bulk ship all Halloween Goody Box orders between 10/23 – 10/27, just in time for Halloween gifting! Click here to order.
Is there anything better than a spooky book on a cold fall evening? Bookish is an independent book shop in Downtown Fort Smith that curates selections that reflect Fort Smiths interests. We asked them for a list of good reads for the Halloween season. Click below to order any of these titles from their website.
Pumpkin Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book
The Pumpkin Is Missing! (Board Book with Die-Cut Reveals)
Have a super spooky movie night! Movietown, located on Phoenix Avenue, has something for everyone. They are a locally owned DVD, Blu-ray, TV series, and game rental and sales store. Whether you’re looking for the super spooky, the brutally bloody, devastatingly devilish, or just plain creepy, they’ve got it. For the younger crowd, they have a Kids & Family Halloween section. It’s full of great movies for the whole family, including the Goosebumps movies, The Addams Family, Casper, and our Peanuts Collection- It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
If you love cookies, this is a great activity to do or even drop off for family and friends. These Halloween take & decorate kits come with eight cutout cookies, four bags of icing and sprinkles for $19.99, or you can upgrade to a small 12″ round cookie cake for $24.99 or a medium 16″ round cookie cake for $31.99. You will need to call 479-452-9999 to pre-order yours for Halloween.
Make a list of your favorite Halloween decorations. Pumpkins, inflatables, super scary skeletons, spiderwebs, and people in costumes. Load up in your car, play your favorite Halloween music and drive to your favorite neighborhoods, and try to find everything on your list. If you find everything on your list, reward yourself with Halloween candy, a drive-thru ice-cream, or your favorite fancy coffee drink. We recommend Sweet Bay for a Pumpkin Spice latte.
Make your own candy charcuterie board! This is perfect for the candy lover who doesn’t want to trick or treat. Head to Candy Craze and get a variety of your favorite candies. Buying candy at Candy Craze is a great way to ensure you don’t overbuy any one thing. Make sure to get a good variety of chocolates, gummies, licorice, and sour candy. Arrange it all on a cute fall or Halloween plate or board for the perfect candy grazing board.
Dress up in your costume create some candy-filled buckets or bags, and drive-by family and friend’s house to “boo” them. Fill the boo bag with their favorite candy, a Halloween movie, bath bombs, or a variety of their favorite items. Drop their gift at the door, ring the doorbell and run! If they have doorbell cameras, make sure to leave a silly or spooky message for them to find later.
Skip the Halloween social and make some fantastic fall cocktails at home. Sodies is the region’s premier wine & liquor store with an inventory that rivals big warehouses. They have a large selection of fall ciders, beers, wines, and more and their newest addition is Fossil Cove Orange Cream Ale and Abita Pecan Ale, which looks like the perfect Halloween drink. If you’re unsure what to buy, they will take the time to help you find the ideal beverage for your palette. Drive-thru services make it easy for you to get what you need with keeping socially distant. Drive through anytime or order online.
What are you planning on doing for Halloween? Are you going to trick or treat? Let us know in the comments below.