Texarkana: It’s not as dead as it seems


Sophomore Kelsey Clark holds up her own special pumpkin from Williams Memorial.

The 1946 Moonlight Murders– featured in the movie “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” — aren’t the only creepy thing about Texarkana. During the month of October, Texarkana is full of fall festivals and spooky events.

Here are seven scary things to do this month.

  1. Pumpkin Patch

    Reid Bingham chooses a pumpkin at the Williams Memorial Pumpkin Patch.
  • Williams Memorial
  •  8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • All throughout October


  1. The Perot Theater ghost tours 
  • At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
  • Friday, Oct. 18


  1. Perot Theater -Movie nights 
  •  Saturday, Oct. 19: Hocus Pocus at 1p.m. and 3p.m.
  •   Oct. 19: Poltergeist (with “campfire” ghost stories following) at 8 p.m.


  1. Trunk or Treat/Fall Festivals
  • Various churches in Texarkana
  • First Family Fall Festival ( First Baptist Texarkana) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30th
  • Fellowship Bible Church Fall Fest 6:00-8:00pm
  • Circle J Cowboy Church Texarkana Arkansas, Fall Fest Oct. 26, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.


  1. Toy Story 4 movie  
  • From 5p.m. to 7p.m. Oct. 31st
  • Trunk or treat 
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Movie starts at dusk 


  1. Haunted house
  • 5301 West 7th Street in Texarkana
  • Open Thursday, Friday ,and Saturday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. every week in October 
  • The last week of Oct.  it’s open from Thursday-Monday 
  • $10 a person 


  1. Noble Oaks Farm 
  • Fall festival
  • September 28-October 27 
  • $10 for a full day 
  • 3 and under free


  1. Spooky-Con/ Comic Con 
  • Central Mall
  • October 26 10am-10pm 
  • Gaming and Tournaments