Halloween in Branson

Whether you're looking for frightful fun or a safe place to take the kids trick-or-treating, there's excitement for everyone this Halloween in Branson.

Each October, Halloween is brought to life in Branson with plenty of pumpkins, themed events and spooky festivities. Check out a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in Branson below:

PUMPKIN PATCHES AND FESTIVALS 

Have the time of your life at the McKenna Family Farm this fall! McKenna's Farm features a host of harvest-themed activities for the whole family. In addition to an impressive selection of pumpkins, the farm's annual extravaganza includes a three-acre corn maze, hayrides, face painting and an activities area featuring a bounce pillow, pony swings, slides, a hay-bale maze, life-sized gerbil wheels and plenty of homemade goodies.

Packed with plenty more pumpkins, the Harvest Festival held onsite at Still Waters Resort has pumpkin bowling, pumpkin chuckin' contests, hay rides through a magic pumpkin patch, giant inflatables, live music, fall refreshments and more.

Enjoy a carnival-style celebration during the Fall Roundup at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch. A family-friendly, four-acre corn maze, gourd launchers, farm frisbee golf, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, photo ops and furry friends are all a part of the Roundup through the month of October and select weekends in September and November.

Whether you're looking for a place to pick pumpkins or get a good scare, you can find all kinds of weekend fall and Halloween entertainment through October at the Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park's second Spooktacular. The event includes pumpkin painting, a great pumpkin ropes course and rock-climbing wall, Baldknobber Zombie Paintball, a Haunted Hollow Hayride and more activities.

Also adding to Branson's lineup of Halloween and fall events, Silver Dollar City's Harvest Festival featuring Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights is the perfect way to experience non-frightful fun. From September 23-October 31, you'll find tons of artisans demonstrating their work during the day and an impressive display of thousands of pumpkins aglow in the city's Town Square at night. Please note, no costumes are allowed at Silver Dollar City.

TRICK-OR-TREATING

A variety of Branson businesses host safe Halloween trick-or-treating events so kids (and the young at heart) can dress up and gather plenty of sweets. Find all treats and no tricks at these venues: 

  • Branson RecPlex - The Branson Parks & Recreation's Halloween Hayride and Haunted Barn will be held Tuesday October 27-Friday October 30.  The Halloween Hayride is geared toward families with young kids looking for a safe and fun fall-themed event, whereas the Haunted Barn offers a scare to guests 12 years and older.
  • Branson Landing - The Branson Landing will host its 14th annual Safe Street Trick-or-Treat event on October 31 from 5-7 p.m. The safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12, and a variety of Branson Landing merchants will participate – just look for the Halloween pumpkin signs in store windows. 
  • Tanger Outlets - Ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes will converge at Branson's Tanger Outlets October 31 from 5-7 p.m. for a Trick-or-Treat Tanger Style event. Tanger Shopper Services and participating stores will be handing out candy to disguised guests age 12 and younger. Look for display decals on entrance doors identifying participating stores.

HAUNTED HOUSES

Next to trick-or-treating, another favorite Halloween tradition is getting spooked at haunted houses. If you prefer a spine-chilling holiday, Branson has several unique houses of horror to help you get your scare on! 

Open year-round, the Castle of Chaos 5D Adventure is a revolutionary family attraction and must-see in Branson. The action-packed adventure merges a 3D film with heart-pounding motion, special effects and an all-out shooting battle against evil. Think of being caught inside a horror movie-turned-video game.

Located in Branson West, Branson’s Haunted Screampark includes 11 levels of fear in one location: Terror Tales 3D, Prison Riot, The Mirror Maze, The Doll House, Doctor of the Dead, The Boiler Room, Pitch Black, Haunted Graveyard, Laser Swamp, Project X and Primal Fear. Find this year's schedule here. Bring your friends, and get ready for the fright of your life!

Happy Halloween from Branson! Looking for more fall fun? Find more festivals, outdoor adventures and attractions to explore this fall in Branson here

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