Arizona’s Original Scream Park: This 10-acre park, now in its 11th year, features four haunted attractions — Alices’s House of Nightmares, 3-D Fear Factory, Castle of Darkness and Goldminer’s Revenge. 8823 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale. $16-$25. (480) 444-2590.
Doomtown at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass: Rawhide offers two haunted houses, a “Train of Terror,” Halloween-themed performances, a Kreepy Kids Zone with stories, arts, crafts, treats plus trick-or-treat Oct. 30-31. Rawhide Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Indian Community. $12 single haunt, $16 two haunts , $23 both haunts and Rawhide Town Pass. (480) 502-5600 or (800) 527-1880.
Shadowlands Haunted Attraction: Nothing can prepare you for what you’re about to experience. Shadowlands is the most stunningly themed interactive haunted house to ever be produced in Phoenix. Macy’s at Fiesta Mall, 1465 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. $18 for all 3 attractions; advance purchase available online for $15. (480) 835-4500.
Halloween crafts and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” Bookmans, 8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. (602) 433-0255.
The Haunt of the Living Dead: An experimental chemical that causes the dead to rise from their graves is the story line behind this brand new attraction. $20-$30; parking is free. Mesa Riverview, 1061 N. Dobson Road.
“Night of the Living Dead”: Based on George Romero and John Russo’s original film. Just in time for Halloween! The classic horror movie comes to theater! Forget about haunted houses this Halloween. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. $12 students, $16 adults.
Cooking for Kids: Halloween cookie and cake decorating. 5 p.m. Oct 23. Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. (480) 350-5100.
Free haunted house: The Haunt is returning for its ninth season of fun and terror. Arizona’s scariest and most popular home haunt located in Tempe is back with all new rooms. 6:15 p.m. Oct 24. 511 East La Donna Drive. Free but donations are appreciated. (480) 755-0259.
Spookapalooza 2008: Food, fun, games and even a trophy for the group winning the most games. Meet others in the paranormal field, exchange ideas, theories, and make new friends. Booths available. 10 a.m. Oct 25. Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. Early bird prices are $20 each or a pack of four for $60 and vendor spots starting at $10. (623) 932-3811.
Halloween Dog Costume Contest for Seniors at Merrill Gardens in Mesa: Pets are part of the family. Call and register your dog for the Halloween costume contest for dogs by Friday. Judges will pick the winner. 1 p.m. Oct 25. Merrill Gardens, 7231 E. Broadway Road, Mesa. Free. (480) 807-4700.
Halloween Monster Bash and Balloon Illumination. 5 p.m. Oct 25. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. (623) 878-4337.
Haunted Howl-o-ween Bash: Join us for a night full of fright and delight and discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert in the evening hours. Arrive promptly at 6 p.m. to enjoy an engaging presentation. 6 p.m. Oct. 25. San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, Queen Creek. $6 vehicle park entry fee. (480) 655-5554.
Haunted Walk for Ghouly Ghosts: Ghosts of all ages are invited to kick off the Halloween season with this one-mile haunted walk in Usery Park. Decorate a white bed sheet at home and wear it. Meet at Area 6. 7 p.m. Oct. 25 Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, north of Mesa. $6 per vehicle admission to the park. (480) 984-0032.
Halloween Town: This residential display mimics Halloween Town, the sinister, spook-filled town in Tim Burton’s movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. The Haunted Graveyard, 8414 E. Valley Vista Drive, Scottsdale. Free, but donations are appreciated. (480) 607-6422.
Arizona Fun Bus Horrorween Excursion: Running for five days before Halloween — experience haunted houses, loads of candy, ghoulish music, and scary movies in the bus as we explore the town in the Haunted Fun Bus. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. $35 per person. (480) 832-0212.
Final Destination III: Organizers of this house with an estimated 45-minute walk-through say 245 attendees exited the house crying in 2007; in addition, 19 quit, one puked and three fainted. 6 p.m. Oct. 29 Hell House, 585 E. Frye Road, Chandler. $10 general admission; $20 for VIP front-of-line access; parking is free. (480) 917-7200.
Author event: Darren Shan, “Demonata #7, Death’s Shadow.” 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. (480) 730-0205.
Halloween Eve Dinner Party: A delicious dinner with folktales by the fireside. Dick George presents Southwest Cemeteries and Sean Buvala presents storytelling. Tickets on sale Monday. 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. Carriage Manor Resort, 7750 E. Broadway Road, Mesa. $8 per person. (480) 984-1111.
Pumpkins at the Peak: Over 20 activity booths, includes photo booths, costume contest, live music, Phoenix Fire Department, food and beverage. All canned food items benefit the St. Mary’s Food Bank. 5 p.m. Oct. 30 Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix. Two cans of food per person or $5 for person . (800) 947-9784.
Halloween Tales 2: Classic and original stories come to life on stage. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe. $5. (480) 258-2329.
Halloween Luncheon 11 a.m. Oct. 31. Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. (480) 350-5100.
Join us at your Local Toys “R” Us for Geoffrey’s Trick “R” Treat Parade to help kids have a safe Halloween. Families can visit their local Toys “R” Us to get treats and safety tips about choosing the right costumes and safely trick-or-treating. 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Toys “R” Us, 15325 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. Free.
Apache Junction’s Halloween Festival: A Halloween festival with food, costume contest, petting zoo, bounce houses, horse rides, pumpkin carving contest, ghost story reading, games for kids and more. 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. Free, food and games additional. (480) 983-2181.
31st annual Family Halloween Carnival is offered as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Includes an all-ages costume contest, face painting and a variety of entertainment, carnival games and food booths. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Kiwanis Park, 6005 S. All-America Way, Tempe. Free admission; 25-cent tickets for food and game booths.
31st annual Family Halloween Carnival. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. (480) 350-5100.
Trunk or Treat Festival: Enjoy a safe and fun evening of Halloween fun. Kids trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk to fill their bags with goodies. 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road, Queen Creek. Free. (480) 358-3700.
A Safe Halloween Party: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Games, prizes, bounce houses, candy hunt, Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Oasis Community Church, 15014 N. 56th St., Phoenix. (602) 494-9557.
Halloween Horror: A family-produced attraction at a private home featuring effects like skeletons in chains. 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Ventana Community, 4615 E. Sleepy Ranch Road, Cave Creek. Free. (480) 206-6275.
Dogfish Brewery Dinner at Cowboy Ciao: Dogfish Brewery and Cowboy Ciao present a one-of-a-kind beer pairing dinner on Oct. 31. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Cowboy Ciao, 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. (480) 946-3111.
Acoustic Halloween With James Hurley, the Mass Wasters, and the Barefoot Beauties. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Fiddler’s Dream Coffee House, 1702 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. (602) 997-9795.
Halloween Bash with Let Go, The Loveblisters, Scotty Johnson (Gin Blossoms) and Guests. 9 p.m. Oct. 31. Last Exit Bar & Grill, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe. (480) 557-6656.