Heartland Halloween events 2021

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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 3:33 PM CDT|Updated: 19 hours ago
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(KFVS) - Here’s an unofficial list of Halloween events around the Heartland.

If you know of other events in the area, you can email them to

The neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor has launched its annual Halloween treat map.


Cape Girardeau County

The Monster Mash Car Bash will return to Downtown Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will be at 35 S. Spanish Street. There will be trick or treating, classic cars, activities and a costume contest.

The Indie House Spook-tacular will be Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include face painting and games. Vendors will be set up also.

The Gordonville Fire Department Halloween Bash will be Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a hay maze, games, bounce house, smoke house and candy. Firefighters will be on hand to show off fire trucks and equipment. Gordonville Fire Station #1 is located at 711 State Highway Z.

Reynolds County

Johnson’s Shut-Ins will host an annual Halloween Happenings on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Black River Center. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. It will include games, interpretive tables and costume judging.

Scott County

The inaugural Morley Halloween Event will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. A rain date is set for Saturday, Oct. 30. Organizers say there will be a costume contest and free treats for the kids. They will show a movie at dusk.

Scott City School is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, free games, a costume contest and haunted hallway.

St. Francois County

St. Francois State Park will host Halloween events starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. They include a costume contest at the campground playground from 5 to 6 p.m., trick or treating from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and best-decorated campsite award at 8 p.m. The park is located 5 miles north of Bonne Terre on U.S. Highway 67.

Washington County

The annual Halloween Hootenanny at Washington State Park is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. It is a free event. All activities will take place in the campground and are open to the public. Kids crafts will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a chili supper fundraiser will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., trick or treating will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and judging for the campsite decorating contest will start at 8 p.m.

Wayne County

Sam A. Baker Park will host a Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 23. Trick or treating will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., free food will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., activities will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a haunted hike will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a campfire program will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available. In the case of severe weather, the event will be postponed until Oct. 30 or canceled. The public is encouraged to dress up in costumes.


Jackson County

The City of Carbondale announced trick-or-treating hours and Halloween events. Trick-or-treating will be Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a Halloween decoration contest and a pumpkin carving contest.

Halloween Extravaganza in Carbondale at SIU/Shryock Auditorium starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29. Members and friends of the SIAGO will perform a wide variety of music. Costumes are not required, but are encouraged.

Massac County

The Metropolis Police Department will host a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. 8 p.m. It will be at Ft. Massac State Park by the visitor center.

Union County

The City of Anna says trick-or-treating will be Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Graves County

See the pole-mounted Haunted Light Display in Downtown Mayfield throughout the month of October.

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