Halloween Spooktacular
 
Pythian Castle
Pythian Castle
Ghost Tours and more!
Prairie Hollow Pumpkin Patch
Prairie Hollow Pumpkin Patch
Petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides and more just minutes from Springfield!
Karen
Karen's Pumpkin Patch
The largest selection of pumpkins, gourds, mums, indian corn, corn stalks and much more!
Pick
Pick'n Patch
Mums are in full bloom and pumpkins are ready. Hayrides! Come see us while the weather's good!
Hampton
Hampton's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Come and find Daniel in the lion's den (Daniel 6:10-23)
Hy-Vee
Hy-Vee will begin "making lives easier, healthier, happier" on October 18th at 1720 West Battlefield Road.
Fieth Family Farm
Fieth Family Farm
Corn maze, pumkin patch, petting zoo, rope swings & more!
Haunted House on the Hill
Open October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 & 31.
Fall Decore
Vicky's Fall Harvest & Costume Shop
Everything that you need to get into the Fall spirit!
Mountain Springs Trout Park
Mountain Springs Trout Park
Family Trout Fishing year round, no license or tag required, no limit, we clean and pack your catch.
Silo Hill Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Maze
Silo Hill Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Maze
Pumpkin painting, scarecrow trail, hedge apple launch, pumkin smashing, cow train and more!
Andy
Andy's Frozen Custard
The perfect gift for any occasion!
The Maize
The Maize
Hillbilly shootin' range, pumpkin chuckin', corn cannon, cow train, farm animals and more!
Campbell
Campbell's Maze Daze
There's something for everyone at the annual fall celebration down on Campbell's Farm!
Rock Lane Resort
Rock Lane Resort
On the shores of Table Rock Lake and only 2 miles from Silver Dollar City.
Gem of India
Join us October 20-23 for the 8th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights!

AUTUMN IN THE OZARKS

Your guide to Autumn In The Ozarks fun starts here. Autumn In The Ozarks is the time of year for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides, haunted houses and festivities at local attractions. Plan your autumn family fun with us.

Halloween Tricks

 
Scare up an appetite with monster-worthy fare
Scare up an appetite with monster-worthy fare
McClatchy-Tribune
With frightful little creatures ringing the doorbell all evening, Halloween isn't the best time for a sit-down dinner party.

Just be sure to get started a day ahead so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy all the entertainment anyone needs on Halloween: answering the door.

Wormy lime punch

Serves about 8 to 10

Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) container frozen limeade concentrate, frozen 4 cups white grape juice, chilled 4 cups ginger ale, chilled Wormy ice ring (see recipe below)

1. Stir limeade and white grape juice in large punch bowl until limeade concentrate melts and is fully incorporated. Stir in ginger ale. Add wormy ice ring and serve.

Nutritional information: Per serving (punch and ice ring), based on 8: 253 calories, trace fat, 65 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, no cholesterol, 19 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber, 0 percent of calories from fat.

-- Laura Samuel Meyn

MUENSTER SAMMIES WITH APPLE JELLY

This recipe also is from Food Network Kitchens (www.foodnetwork.com). You'll need a cookie cutter or two in spooky shapes (such as pumpkins, ghosts, black cat, bats or witches). The recipe calls for small pumpernickel; we used a larger loaf for bigger sandwiches.

Makes 8 sandwiches

Nutritional information: 16 (3 1/2-inch square) slices Westphalian Pumpernickel, or other thin black bread

1/2 cup apple jelly

8 slices Muenster cheese, about 3 ounces

8 slices yellow Cheddar cheese, about 3 ounces

Optional garnishes: Dill pickle rounds, fennel fronds, Spanish olives with pimentos

1. Toast bread in toaster or toaster oven until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes (or less if using a toaster.)

2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with apple jelly. Layer the cheese over the apple jelly, top with remaining slice of bread.

3. Cut out as desired. Garnish as desired.

Nutritional analysis per sandwich: 168 calories, 7 grams fat, 20 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein, 21 milligrams cholesterol, 246 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber, 38 percent of calories from fat.

-- Food Network