The Halloween season in Pulaski County is always full of plenty of family-friendly, fun events to keep the communities busy showing off costumes, playing games, getting spooked, and, of course, trick-or-treating. This year the Daily Guide has collected all the information it has been able to find about what has been planned in the days leading up to Halloween.

The Halloween season in Pulaski County is always full of plenty of family-friendly, fun events to keep the communities busy showing off costumes, playing games, getting spooked, and, of course, trick-or-treating. This year the Daily Guide has collected all the information it has been able to find about what has been planned in the days leading up to Halloween. We will bring you a complete list of Halloween information, trick-or-treat times, etc. for your area next week.

Many people have asked us about details for Pumpkinfest, the large Halloween festival held in Waynesville City Park on Halloween every year, and unfortunately, the most recent information we've been given from Waynesville Methodist Church, which has led the planning of that event for many years, is that it will not be held this year due to a number of factors, but that they would try to tackle it next year.

Don't worry though, there are still plenty of Halloween events to keep the kids in candy and families entertained. The Daily Guide put together a list of 11 events happening in the next two weeks.

  1. Oct. 21 Halloween in the Park at St. Robert

The city of St. Robert is holding its annual Halloween in the Park at the Community Center this Friday night from 6 -9 p.m. This popular event is free and features all kinds of family-friendly fun. There will be a costume contest for kids ranging in age from birth to 16, with 5 age categories including newborn to 3, four to five, six to nine, 10 to 12, and 13 to 16. There will be a first and second prize for each age group. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Kids won't go away hungry because there will also be free hot dogs, chips, and soda, while supplies last, as well as candy! Families will certainly be entertained, as well, thanks to the games, hayride, and haunted hayride they can participate in.

 2. Oct. 26 Howl-O-Ween pet trick-or-treating

Are you a pet parent? Does your four-legged friend have a costume? If so, there's fun to be had for Halloween for you and your fur-babies. Some of the businesses in the Downtown Business Association of Waynesville are hosting How-O-Ween on Oct. 26 from 5-7p.m. You can bring your pet, in costume, to trick-or-treat on the Square. Are you interested in handing out treats? You can do that too! For more information, contact Robin from Just Because on Facebook or call 573-774-4995.

 3. Oct. 28 Spooktacular Family Game Night

The USO and the ASYMCA have teamed up to bring you a night of fun and games on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Leonard Wood USO Club located at 805 Iowa Ave. Fort Leonard Wood. Crafts, games and dinner all provided at no charge. Costumes encouraged as there will be lots of prizes given out throughout the night. Make sure to help spread the word. As always we try to keep dinner simple so that children will enjoy it, so we will be serving build your own taco salads!

 4. Oct. 28 Black Jack Halloween Bash

Come out to the Pershing Community Center Black Jack Bar and Grill and sing your favorite songs and bring your funny or scary costume. Come out early for drinks and food. This event is FREE to the public with access to the base. The party is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 5. Oct. 28 Zombie Attack at the Post Exchange

The Directorate of Emergency Services is calling all qualified Zombie Hunters (ages 12 & under) to battle the Zombie Outbreak on 28 October 2016, 1500-1800 hrs. Report to the Main Exchange, bldg. 487. This event is FREE. The Police & Fire Department will be passing out candy to the children. For further information contact DES Operations at 573-596-6310.

 6. Oct. 29 Friends of the Shrine Annual Halloween Bash at Shrine Club

The Annual Friends of the Shrine Annual Halloween Bash at Pulaski County Shrine Club Park located on Highway 17 South, off Shrine Road, in Buckhorn benefits the Shriners Children's Hospital. This annual event costs $2.00 per person to enter and features, free treats, hot dogs, soda, and, of course, candy! There are several haunted houses in one location, as well as a haunted hay ride through the woods. Organizations and volunteers are welcome to be a part of the Bash to help raise money for the Children's Hospital. Anyone interested in volunteering or setting up another haunted house can call 573-512-0265.

 7. Oct. 29 Trick or Treat Trail at Roby Fire Department

The Roby Fire Department is sponsoring a Trick or Treat Trail for kids,. This will be a safe area for them to trick or treat at, on Saturday October 29th. There will be burgers and hot dogs and free popcorn. We will also be showing a Halloween movie or 2. We are also in need of donations of candy, decorations or monetary donations to make this an annual event. We are hoping to have 6-8 stops on the walking trail and a trunk or treat area. If you would like to donate please contact Dorie Barnett at 401-338-5115.

 8. Oct. 29 Costume 5K Run/Walk

Members of the Ozark CCRA and local community; join us on our annual Costume Fun Run/Walk on 29 Oct at 0800 at the Memorial Grove on Fort Leonard Wood. The cost is 20$ if you want a Tshirt and you can register on line at our website at www.ozarkccra.org; click the events tab. The top three costumes will win a prize; the categories are Best Group, Best Individual, and Best Family.

 9. Oct. 29 Mount Gibson Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

Join us for our first Trunk -or- Treat! There will be free candy and refreshments. This is a fun safe alternative to trick -or- treating. Everyone is welcome. Invite a friend and join us! The event will be held Saturday, Cot. 29 from 5 -7 p.m.

 10. Oct. 29 Kid's Halloween Bizarre at the American Legion Post in Richland

American Legion Post 240, of Richland, is hosting the Kid's Halloween Bizarre on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 - 4 p.m. There will be a costume contest, fun and games. There will be four age categories for the costume contest including newborn to 12 months, 13 months to 4, 5 to 9, and 10 to 15. Prizes will be awarded to the best boy and girl for each category.

 11. Oct. 30 Kitten Division Halloween Party

Halloween Party at Kitten Division Adoption Center, Sunday, October 30 from 2 to 6 pm. Join us for our kid’s costume contest, face painting, play with our kitties who are looking for their forever homes, have a bowl of chili along with some hot apple cider and hot chocolate, paint your own concrete pumpkin to take home and display, and visit with some small farm animals at our mini-petting zoo! Popular Daily Guide columnist Jennifer Bressner will be on hand with some of her infamous animals at the petting zoo.