Sherwood Halloween Carnival Offers Safe Place to Trick-or-Treat

SHERWOOD, Ark. (New release) – Parents that are looking for a safe place to take their spooky trick-or-treaters this Halloween, Sherwood’s Parks and Recreation office is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival. 

The free event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Forest Room at Sherwood Forest located at 111 W. Maryland Ave from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Festivities include carnival booths with games, candy, prizes and a costume contest for ages 0 to 12. 

Several area businesses and organization are volunteering at the community event to provide a safe place for trick-or-treaters. If a business or organization would like to take part, they must fill out a booth registration form and return it to event coordinator Misty Brown no later than Wednesday Oct. 25. 

Booth spaces are free to reserve, but each booth is required to hand out candy and offer a game or activity of some form for the kids. Each booth will need to be set up and ready for the public no later than 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 31. Booths may not sell anything during the event but are welcome to display business information for parents to take with them. 

To receive a registration form call 501-833-0476 or email Misty Brown at 

In addition to the carnival, the Sherwood Mayor’s Youth Council and the Sherwood Day Camp counselors are holding their annual haunted house in the Sherwood Room at Sherwood Forest from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Admission for the haunted house is $3 and proceeds benefit the Youth Council’s educational trips and activities throughout the school year.

Later in Dec. Sherwood will host its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade will be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. 
For more information or to request an entry form, call Julie Tharp at the Duran Youth Center at (501) 835-9599 or email 

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