Happy Halloween! 2022 Events
There are so many great Halloween events happening in the Greater Prescott area in October! Here are the events we’ve found. Be sure to check back as we add more events, and check our social media channels for updates. Halloween events are also listed in the October issue of Prescott NOW magazine and in our online events calendar. If you know of an event that isn’t listed, please send the event information to email@example.com.
PUMPKIN FEST & CORN MAZE
Mortimer Farms – Dewey
The Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze is on all month until Halloween, and it’s featured on the cover of our October issue! Visit the Mortimer Farms website for more information about this fun annual event.
YAVAPAI COUNTY MONSTERS
Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Prescott Western Heritage Center (Whiskey Row)
Don’t miss this Halloween event with Drew Desmond, local historian, author and captivating storyteller as he shares some spooky and bizarre stories about Yavapai County monsters. Hear about the mysterious and scary crypto-creatures that are roaming in our caves and forests! Tickets are $10 and available at the WHC.
POP UP PROGRAM: SHARLOT’S SPOOKY STORIES
Wednesday, October 19 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sharlot Hall Museum – Prescott
This special Pop-Up program for children includes making a spooky-themed pop up card while creating a Frankenstein fill-in-the-blank story. This year’s Pop-Up theme is “Hands-On History”—engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs are included with admission and open to all ages, no reservations required.
TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR LITTLE ONES
Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 AM
Prescott Public Library
Stories and songs followed by trick-or-treating inside the library. Costumes are encouraged! For children, ages 0-5. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
HAUNTED HOUSE FOR KIDS
Thursday, October 27 from 4:00-6:00 PM
Prescott Public Library – 215 E. Goodwin Street
Enjoy a mildly spooky stroll through our dark and twisty haunted house! This family-friendly event is for kids, teens, and fearless families. Costumes are encouraged! Hosted by Prescott Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENING AT HIGHLANDS CENTER
Friday, October 28 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Highlands Center for Natural History – 1375 S. Walker Rd in Prescott
Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 3-12. Free for members.
In this annual nature-themed Halloween celebration, families are invited to explore the natural wonder of the Highlands Center at night in a safe and exciting environment. Wander along our paths in your costume and see what awaits you.
Dissect Owl Pellets! Listen to stories by candlelight! Meet live animals from the Heritage Park Zoo!
PRESCOTT VALLEY – HAUNTING ON THE GREEN
Free, family-friendly event for all ages. Will include pumpkin painting, a haunted house, character meet and greet, a costume contest and a haunted house.
MONSTER MASH: HALLOWEEN’S MOST MONSTROUS TUNES!
Friday, October 28 at 7:00 PM
Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center in Prescott. Concert will be held in the main theatre.
Tickets and Event Info
Zombies, ghosts & ghouls are all invited to the incredibly fun, family-friendly, Halloween-themed “Dead Man’s Party” known as MONSTER MASH. Come to the party dressed in your favorite costume and let’s “Time Warp” with the “Witch Doctor” and the “Werewolves of London” as Transylvania descendants Lynzee 4man, John Knispel and Taylor Caprara rock out with songs such as “Thriller,” “Evil Woman” and “Superstition.”
COSTUMES FOR KIDS 5K FUN RUN
Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Halloween comes early in Prescott this year with Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation’s 8th annual Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run. The event consists of a 5k through downtown Prescott and a 1-mile Fun Run around the Prescott Courthouse Square. There will be food, drinks, music and a costume contest. Online registration is $30 for ages 17+ and free for ages 16 and under. Group registration is available.
FINDLAY SUBARU PRESCOTT – 5TH ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT
5th Annual Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00-6:00 PM. Family fun and entertainment for everyone, including a Live DJ, food truck, and over 1000 pounds of candy to be handed out. Findlay Subaru Prescott is located at 3230 Willow Creek Rd. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate on behalf of the Yavapai Food Bank.
PRESCOTT VALLEY COMMUNITY MARKET
TRICK OR TREAT — TRUNK OR TREAT — PET ADOPTION HALLOWEEN BASH
Takes place at the Prescott Valley Community Market on Sunday, October 30 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Located at 7210 E. Pav Way in Prescott Valley.
Event info: www.facebook.com/events/1231567744359100
Monday, October 31 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Takes place at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, and is sponsored by the Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Club.
This free event is open to all trick-or-treaters. Will include numerous businesses, organizations and individuals participating and handing out treats. Tables will be set up inside and outside the arena.
BOO AT THE ZOO!
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary – Prescott
Heritage Park Zoo • Monday, October 31 from 5:00-8:30 PM
1403 Heritage Park Rd., Prescott
Boo at the Zoo is a fun family event held every Oct. 31. Come in costume and trick-or-treat at different stations around the Sanctuary with your favorite animals. Bring a flashlight and see all the nocturnal residents and don’t forget to visit the new Boo Zone! See website for additional event info.
NIGHTMARE AT THE MUSEUM
Takes place at the Museum of Indigenous People in Prescott on October 17-22, October 24-29 and on Halloween Night. Located at 147 N. Arizona Avenue. Phone: 928-445-1230
“Exhibits will feature the frightening characters in Native lore. Set design and special lighting effects by Joshua Ballze. It will be both Halloween season-themed and educational, with respect to the Native cultures featured. Admission to this very special, spooky production will be $5, and to settle the hairs on the back of spectator’s necks, some treats will be offered.” (From museum website)
Monday-Saturday, October 17-22 (10am-4pm)
Monday-Saturday October 24-29 (10am-4pm)
Halloween Monday, October 31 (4pm-9pm).
All time slots $5 per person, and all tickets at the door only.
Visit www.museumofindigenouspeople.org for additional event details.
CANDY CRAWL – QUADCITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
QuadCity Christian Church will host its free annual Candy Crawl event on Halloween night (Oct. 31) from 4-8 PM. It’s located at 501 S. Senator Highway in Prescott and shuttles and free parking will be available. Be sure to visit the website for directions to the parking area, as a detour in the area will be in effect on Halloween night. Event website: www.prescottcandycrawl.com
“Located just above Mount Vernon, the most popular trick-or-treating location in Yavapai County, Candy Crawl is an incredible time of carnival games, inflatables, food, and trick-or-treating for kids of all ages. You can add this to your trick-or-treating traditions or do this as an alternative to the creepy decorations and dark streets.”
FOUNDING FATHERS COLLECTIVE EVENTS
Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 PM.
Live music, food trucks, drink special, and guests are encouraged to wear costumes!
Trick or Treat Brunch
October 30 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
For additional events and updates, visit the Prescott NOW! Facebook page.