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October events set throughout county

There will be a number of different activities in October for both adults and kids to celebrate Halloween and the fall season.

Van Buren has a number of activities for the family, beginning with Fall Festival Oct. 11-13 on Main Street. The event is an old-fashioned celebration of autumn and will have several bands and more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors.

Tales of the Crypt will be held Oct. 19 and 20 at Fairview Cemetery. The event will feature six portrayals from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Historical Interpretation Program of individuals buried in the cemetery.

Costs for the event are $3 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Tours will be given from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Silent Storytellers, a documentary exploring the history of Arkansas cemeteries including Fairview, will be shown at the King Opera House that same weekend.

Halloween On Main Street is Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Kids can enjoy a safe Halloween with candy, a kiddie train and costume contest.

Arkansas Ghost Hunters of Crawford County will be at the Van Buren Public Library Oct. 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to show their recent findings. The group investigates suspicious activities in the area for free, and will have both video and audio recordings of their cases to share.

Alma also has several activities for the season, running the gamut from relaxing to terrifying.

The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open now at Frog Bayou Farms on West Main Street near the Alma High School. Families can enjoy hay rides and other activities, and concessions stands will also be open.

Costs for entering the maze are $10 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 4-12 and free for kids under 4. Group rates also are available.

Also open now is the Haunted Acres in Alma, a haunted house-type attraction open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at dark. Haunted Acres is located at 400 Crestview Acres Circle off U.S. 71.

Cedarville will celebrate the grand opening of its fire station Oct. 27 by giving out candy from 1-5 p.m.

Local libraries will be having Halloween events throughout the month, including a Halloween party Oct. 24 at the city park in Mountainburg with food, candy and games from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and a costume party Oct. 31 in Van Buren from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

A number of area churches will be holding Halloween events, including several Trunk or Treats.

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