Citywide haunts offer thrills, chills

• Haunt the Zoo for Halloween

The Oklahoma City Zoo hosts its annual Halloween event at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night through Oct. 31, featuring several days of trick-or-treating for the kids. Admission cost is $7 per child ($6 if purchased in advance), and accompanying adults 18 and over are admitted free.

• Frightfest at Frontier City

It’s a fright-filled Halloween celebration at Frontier City beginning Oct. 8. Called “family by day and fright by night” by organizers, Frightfest runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween, featuring costumed ghouls and monsters, a trick-or-treat trail for the kids and a great haunted house for the older ones. Admission to Frightfest activities is free with park admission, with the exception of an extra $5 charge for the haunted house.

• Haunt the Harn on Halloween Night

At the historical Harn Homestead Museum, family members of all ages can have a great time from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. There will be hay rides, games, bobbing for apples, marshmallow roasting by the fire, crafts, trick-or-treating and more.

• Oklahoma Gazette’s Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween Parade

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, the 2010 Oklahoma Gazette’s Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween Parade will begin at 11th and North Walker, travel south and then east to 10th and Broadway, and finally turn south again to 2nd. The 2010 Grand Marshal is Count Gregore, and the Flaming Lips are again slated to appear along with many local bands, dance groups, and individual performers. Plenty of food, drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase.

• Arcadia Lake’s Storybook Forest

Held each year at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park and hosted by the city of Edmond, Storybook Forest runs nightly from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m Oct. 23 and. through Halloween. The family event, geared toward the younger kids, lets them meet characters from their favorite fables. In addition, Storybook Forest features story-telling, campfires for hot dog and marshmallow roasting, a hayride, games and more.

• Yukon’s Annual Spooksville

Held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23, Yukon’s Annual Spooksville is in its 15th year. Go to the Yukon Community Center for this local favorite that features face-painting, games, a costume contest, haunted house, carnival and, of course, candy. Admission is $3 per child.

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