"A scare in the air!" Halloween season event will be held at Petit Jean State Park on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29. Visitors are invited to come to the Rec Hall behind the park’s visitor center to have fun celebrating owls, bats, and other spooky flying or floating things. Costumes are welcome but not required. Visitors of any age may enter our contests, as well as visit our arts and crafts tables. This event begins at 6 p.m. and lasts till about 9 p.m. Planned programs and activities include the following:

6 p.m. — arts and crafts tables open in the Rec Hall – admission is free.

7 p.m. — Arkansas’s Haunted Historic Sites: Hear ghostly folklore about Civil War sites in Arkansas, presented by special guest Amanda Driver from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. This presentation will be followed by a best owl sounds contest, a best spooky sounds contest, and a best costume contest.

8:15 p.m. — Owl Prowl: Join Park Interpreter BT for a stroll during which we will explore the lives of the owls who make Petit Jean State Park their home. But beware… some of the owls out there might decide to come investigate us. Wear comfortable shoes and please bring a flashlight. This program will last about 30 minutes.

This event is family oriented, free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact the park at 501-727-5441 or by email at petitjean@arkansas.com, or visit the park’s website at www.petitjeanstatepark.com.