Halloween Fun for Kids
Where in Joplin and the surrounding areas can you take your kids for some Halloween fun?
See the list below (events are listed in chronological order).
Post Mortem Hall: Every October, the Post Memorial Library at the Joplin Public Library transforms into Post Mortem Hall with spooky decorations. Located at 300 S. Main St., Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-623-7953. (All of October)
Decorated House at 2828 Wall Street: This house always has had awesome decorations for the Halloween season – but not this year. The residents have recently relocated and do not have their yard decorated this year. However, they will be back next year at at the intersection of Crow and McClelland. (CLOSED this year)
City of Oronogo Halloween Party: Held at the Oronogo Fire Station. Phone: 417-673-4541. (OCT 23, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Halloween Costume Skate: Wear your Halloween costume at Roller City! Located at 2800 E. 24th St., Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-4043. (Children OCT 27; Toddlers OCT 29)
Joplin Trick-or-Treating (no website): According to the City of Joplin, there are not any set hours for trick-or-treating but parents should use their discretion (skip houses where the lights are out, don’t stay out too late, etc). Joplin, MO. (OCT 31)
Treats on the Square: Located on the downtown square in Carthage, MO. Phone: 417-358-2373. (OCT 29, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Trail of Treats: This event is put on by the Neosho Daily news and will be held on the downtown square in Neosho. (OCT 30, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Trunk or Treat: Located on the downtown square in Sarcoxie. (OCT 31, 3:30 – 5:30 PM)
Trunk ‘n’ Treat & Carnival Time: Blendville Christian Church, 2201 South Picher Avenue, Joplin, MO. (OCT 31, 5:30 PM – 8 PM)
Northpark Mall: Trick-or-treating at participating retailers. Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-781-2121. (OCT 31, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Harvest Party Calvary Chapel: Victory Ministry & Sports Complex, Calvary Chapel, Impact Life, Oasis Church and Forest Park Baptist host this free, safe and fun alternative to Halloween. Located at Calvary Chapel, 4899 East 7th Street, Joplin, MO. Phone: 417-206-6886. (OCT 31, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM)
Want to make your own yummy treats? Check out the recipes for Halloween Graveyard Pudding Cups and Mummy Cookies.
For those of you too old for trick-or-treating, click here for a list of places where you can get scared out of your wits.
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