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Excelsior Springs’ Ultimate Guide to Tricks and Treats

It’s that time of year when witches, ghosts, and goblins go out seeking delicious treats and celebrating the spookiest of holidays, Halloween. We’ve put together a list of the area’s best trick or treat and Halloween activities for kids and families. If you have an event you’d like to see added to the list just send us an email

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Blue Sparrow Fall Festival
Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
107 North Industrial Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO

The Blue Sparrow Garden Center Fall Festival is October 16th 9:00am to 4:00pm – Fun activities will include Games, Photo Op, Mock Pumpkin Patch, Maze, and Food! We will have Ate1Six’s Food Truck here and baked goods from Muffin Top Bakery! Visit our Facebook event page for more information:

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Watkins Mill Safety Fair and Trunk or Treat and Campground Trick or Treat Event
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Noon – 3:00 PM and 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Watkins Mill State Park 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Noon – 3:00 PM Staff members at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site invite the public to bring family and friends to a fun and educational Safety Fair and Trunk-or-Treat from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site staff members partner with the Missouri State Park Rangers and local community emergency service providers to host this event that includes a safety fair, interpretive activities and a trunk-or-treat at the swimming beach parking lot. The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

4:00 – 6:00 PM All registered campers are invited to participate in a self-guided trick-or-treating event in the campground. Campers are encouraged to provide candy for trick-or-treaters and to dress up in costumes. Campsite decorating is also encouraged, but there will be no contest. Small children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the event, call the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site at 816-580-3387.

Excelsior Springs Community Center Child Watch Halloween Activities
Tuesday, October 19 – Saturday October 23, 2021
500 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO

The events for children at the center next week are as follows:

Tuesday Oct 19th- Monster house (movie), PJ’s, & popcorn

Wednesday Oct 20th- Halloween scavenger hunt

Thursday Oct 21st-Wooden pumpkin painting

Friday Oct 22nd- Halloween dress up day

Saturday Oct 23rd- Pumpkin plunge (pool) This event must be registered for so we know how many pumpkins to purchase. After each child picks their pumpkin, there will then be a place set up to decorate them. This event runs from 9am-3pm. Potential participants can call the center at 816-656-2500 to register for a time slot.

All weekday events will be held in the child watch room during each shift of 8am-12pm or 5pm-8pm (limit 10), and Saturday’s Great pumpkin plunge event will be held in the pool starting from 9:00am-3:00pm Please contact Cassie Kinnard to register for a time slot, as we will have participants spaced out for social distancing.

Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge #1001 Annual Trunk or Treat!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 PM
421 S Titus, Excelsior Springs, MO

It’s that spooky time of the year again! Time for the Excelsior Springs Elks Lodge #1001 Annual Trunk or Treat! This year it will be on Saturday October 23rd from 2 to 4. Hotdogs, chips, and a drink will be served. Bring those little ghouls and goblins up in their costumes and have a spooktacular time!

Harvest Festival at Excelsior Springs First Assembly of God Church
Sunday, October 24, 2021
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
1800 W 69 Hwy, Excelsior Springs, MO

Celebrate the season with a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, inflatable slide, chili dogs, and yard games.

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Ziggy’s Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 24, 2021
5:30 – 7:00 PM
26017 County Road Ra, Kearney, MO

Trunk or treat is back! Bring your little ghosts and goblins for this fun family event.

Fam Fest at Pisgah Baptist Church
Wednesday, October 27 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM
112 Pisgah Drive, Wood Heights, MO

Trunk or Treat, Bounce House, Escape Room, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Paint, Cookie Walk, Popcorn & Cotton Candy. Drive Thru Trunk or Treat.

Drive Through Trunk or Treat hosted by Excelsior Springs Clinic
Friday, October 29, 2021
3:45 – 5:00
199 S. McCleary Road, Excelsior Springs, MO

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Roberts-Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 29, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 PM
1501 Kearney Road, Excelsior Springs, MO

Join us for a FUN, SAFE trunk or treat event!!! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy FREE fun for the entire family! We’ll have socially distanced trunk or treating for the kids!
Everything will take place outside in our east parking lot by Service with lots of space and fresh air.
If you would like to set-up a trunk please contact Kelly or Shelby at 816-630-3151
Address: 1501 Kearney Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 

K-9 Clips Howl-O-ween Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 29th, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM
1903 W Jesse James Road, Excelsior Springs, MO

Costume Contest and Giveaways

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Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab, Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 29th, 2021
4:30 – 5:30 PM
1003 Meadowlark Lane, Excelsior Springs, MO

Biblically Based Trunk or Treat hosted by Barbee Memorial
Saturday, October 30, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 PM
501 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO

Barbee Memorial will be hosting a biblically-based Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will be hot dogs and chips, treats, fellowship, and fun! Bring your kids for a great time, with their favorite Bible stories. The church is located at 501 Tiger Drive directly across from the high school. Hope to see you there!

“Downtown Trick or Treat” hosted by Downtown Excelsior Partnership
Saturday, October 30, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Downtown Excelsior Springs

One of the largest trick or treat events in Excelsior Springs, this event invites you into the downtown area to visit the many shops, restaurants, and boutiques filling your goody bag as you go! For more info visit the Downtown Excelsior Partnership website.

Annual Bill Payne Halloween Party hosted by the Clay-Ray Veteran’s Association
Sunday, October 31, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Clay Ray Veterans 208 Veterans Memorial Drive

For more than 90 years Excelsior Springs has enjoyed the tradition of the Bill Payne Halloween Party. In 1926, during Halloween, vandals painted windows, slashed tires on automobiles, defaced the streets and storefronts and caused damage to one of the city’s bridges. In 1927, the Police Chief Billy Payne threw a party for the citizens of Excelsior Springs to provide an alternative Halloween celebration with free food and drinks, donated by local merchants. To gain entrance to the party, citizens had to pledge not to damage or destroy property. Over the years, it became known as the Bill Payne Halloween Party and it is still celebrated every Halloween in downtown Excelsior Springs!

Children are invited to come in costume to Clay Ray Veterans Hall located at 208 Veterans Memorial Drive, where members of the association judge the costumes based on a number of fun categories! Winners get monetary prizes to take home! After the contest families can enjoy hot dogs, chips, soda pop for free! Don’t forget, that your entrance to the party means you will follow the law on Halloween night!

For more info about Bill Payne or other interesting Excelsior Springs history, visit the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives downtown on Broadway.

You can also spend the night in the old Payne jailhouse! Book your stay at the Payne Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast, where you can dine in the old jail cell.

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Dari-B’s Last Day of the Season
Sunday, October 31, 2021
11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
901 Isley Blvd., Excelsior Springs, MO

A local tradition, be sure to stop by Dari-B on their last day of the season to satisfy your ice cream cravings. Children in costume can receive a free small ice cream cone, while supplies last

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Lawson Chamber of Horrors sponsored by Lawson Chamber of Commerce
Friday and Saturday evenings in October
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
627 N Pennsylvania Ave., Lawson, MO

An annual haunted house open Friday and Saturday evenings in October (Starting the 2nd weekend of October). Proceeds go toward Lawson High School Senior Scholarships.

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1 thought on “Excelsior Springs’ Ultimate Guide to Tricks and Treats”

  1. Halloween fun for Adults! A Nightmare at the Elms (Hotel) Monsterball, hosted by the Excelsior Springs Culteral Guild. Friday Oct. 22 7:30 to 11:30. Costume contest, DJ, Dancing, Appetizers, Cash bar, Games, 50/50 Raffle, and Prizes. Enjoy some grown up fun! Your participation help fund Art Scholarships for local students!

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