The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


October 28, 2011

Halloween events enter final weekend

JOPLIN, Mo. — Many area haunted houses and Halloween attractions are entering their final weekend of business for this year’s season. Other events are being held for Halloween.

Those events include:

~ Historic Ghost Tours presented by the Dream Theatre Company.

The guided walking tour takes about 90 minutes and includes tales and re-enactments of Joplin’s violent mining past, Ozarks folktales and legends, haunted homes and -- in one case -- a stop at an epicenter of paranormal activity. Tours are $10 per person, with tickets available for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October at the booth set up in front of the Newman Innovation Center, 407 Pennsylvania Ave. The tours will begin at 7 p.m.

Details: e-mail or look up the “Historic Ghost Tours” page on Facebook.

~ Raycliff Manor and the Raycliff Carriage House on Highway 71B at 4706 Gateway Drive in Joplin, just 3.5 miles south of I-44 on Range Line Road.

The event will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 30. Hours of operation are from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $13 for the manor and $7 for the carriage house. Tickets for both features are available for $17.

Links for the attraction’s Facebook and Twitter pages are on its website, Details: 417-624-1414.

~ Arwood Family Farms Fall Festival, south of Joplin.

The family event includes pony rides, corn crib play area, hay maze and a hayride to see new baby calves and feed goats.The event is open 1 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30.

Admission is $5 for age 3 and older, free for children 2 and under. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Seneca Food Pantry.

Directions: From Joplin go six miles south of I44 on Highway 43 to BB Highway, then east one mile to Crow Road, then 1/2 mile north. Details: 417-825-4259 or 417-499-2141.

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