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Where to scare up fun in Prescott for Halloween

Finalists in the 8-and-under costume contest pose for a photo during the third annual Great Prescott Pumpkin Patch event in downtown Prescott Saturday. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Finalists in the 8-and-under costume contest pose for a photo during the third annual Great Prescott Pumpkin Patch event in downtown Prescott Saturday. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Scream Factor haunted house

Thursdays through Saturdays through Nov. 1, Frontier Village shopping center, 1841 E. Highway 69 next to Prescott. Huge themed haunted house. See more details online at screamfactoraz.com.

Day of the Dead Art Exhibit

Now through Nov. 2, Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 Marina St., Prescott. Free exhibit featuring 2D and 3D art with a Dia de los Muertos theme. Also a raffle for Day of the Dead jean jackets created by local artists. Go online to pca-az.net or call 445-3286 for gallery hours.

Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze

12907 E. Highway 169, Dewey. Various dates through October. Check www.mortimerfamilyfarms.com.

Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival

Every Saturday and Sunday in October., 1096 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley. Featuring petting zoo, hay rides, corn maze, merry go round, kids train, pumpkin patch. For more details call 636-5714 or go to azpumpkins.com.

Trick-or-Treating for Cans

The Bradshaw Mountain High School Interact Club will be trick-or-treating for cans in Granville, Stoneridge, and Quailwood. All canned food collected will be donated to the Yavapai Food Bank.

Costumes for Kids 5K

Today, Sunday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, 120 S. Cortez St. in Prescott. A fun run/walk benefiting the Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation who serves the unmet needs of local children in foster care. There will be prizes for best costumes and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Today, Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m., Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery, 208 Marina St., Prescott. Maddy Groves will teach participants of all ages the Day of the Dead art of decorating sugar skulls that will be available in small sizes for $3 and large for $5, including art supplies. Stop by any time during the four-hour period; no reservations required.

Day of the Dead altars

Monday, Oct. 27, through Nov. 7, Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott. The public is invited to create and/or view Day of the Dead altars in honor of loved ones who have passed away. smokimuseum.org; 928-445-1230.

Haunted storytelling

Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., Peregrine Book Company, 219A N. Cortez St., Prescott. Hear local ghost stories from Madeline Groves. 445-9000; peregrinebookcompany.com.

Trick-or-Treat for Little Ones

Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Stories and songs followed by trick-or-treating around the library. For children ages 0-5. Costumes encouraged. 777-1537.

Teen Haunted House

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Walk through a maze of haunted rooms and enjoy some creepy treats. Costumes encouraged. Call 777-1537.

Harry Potter themed party

Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m., Peregrine Book Company, 219A N. Cortez St., Prescott. Harry Potter costume contest for children and adults, plus readings from the novels. 445-9000; peregrinebookcompany.com.

Fright Night at the Elks Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 to 9 p.m., Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott Costume contest, "White Zombie" cult classic movie, comedy commentary to "Bloody Pit of Horror," local comedy web series "Diary of a Mad Scientist's Assistant," and the Time Warp dance.

It's Alive! Nature Horror Movie Double Feature

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Natural History Institute, 312 Grove Ave., Prescott

Teen Halloween Party

Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4 to 8 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle

Halloween Hunt

Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., Picture scavenger hunt where X marks the spot for knowledge and fun prizes. For grades K-6. Call 777-1537 for more info.

Safe Halloween Trick or Treat

Friday, Oct. 31, from 4-7 p.m., Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St. Free haunted house and trick-or-treating, followed by a free screening of "Ghostbusters" movie on the PV Civic Center lawn. 759-3090.

Boo at the Zoo

Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m., Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd., Prescott. Trick-or-treat at the zoo and bring your flashlight to see some of the nocturnal animals. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members, and free for children younger than 3. 778-4242; heritageparkzoo.org.

Prescott Film Festival screening

Friday, Oct. 31. Pianist Jonathan Best brings the classic Lon Chaney "Hunchback of Notre Dame" back to life. The film screens at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 or $8 for students and are available at the door or online at www.prescottfilmfestival.com. Costumes encouraged.

Trick-or-Treat on Mt. Vernon St.

Friday, Oct. 31, after dusk. A traditional favorite area for Prescott trick-or-treaters because of the elegant homes, elaborate decorations and generous residents.

Warmer for trick-or-treaters

Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Yellow Leaf Coffee Company in Prescott Valley will offer free hot chocolate to kids 10 and younger in costume.

Dia de los Muertos 5K Community Fun Run

With 1-mile kids run for 12 and younger. Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. Brownlow Trailhead, 1300 Commerce Dr. in Prescott. Registration and check-in starts at 9 a.m., race starts at 10, and raffle drawing and awards take place at 11:30 a.m. Register online at latierracommunityschool.org. Bring a jar of change to help kids in Haiti attend school. Come dressed in a Day of the Dead costume and get your face painted for the run by local artists at 9 a.m. There will be raffle prizes, music and food.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott. Join this free traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring mariachi music, ballet folklorico dancing, cemetery procession, green corn tamales for sale, and vendors. Prescott-Caborca Sister Cities is co-hosting the event. For more information go online to smokimuseum.org or call 445-1230.

Please let us know about your Halloween events and we'll add them to our list. Email rlayton@prescottaz.com or call 928-445-3333, ext. 1095.