Third Annual "Spooking up the Park" Halloween Event

10/21/2023 | Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park | Miami, MO

The crew at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park invites you to attend the park’s third annual “Spooking up the Park” Halloween event! Activities will include crafts, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, haunted hikes, and campfire stories. 

Please note that costume contest registration is from 2-3:30 p.m. and will be followed by contest judging 4 p.m.

Activities schedule:
  • 2-4 p.m. – Crafts
  • 2-3:30 p.m. – Costume contest registration
  • 4 p.m. – Costume contest judging. Winners will be announced about an hour after judging is complete.
  • 5 p.m. – Trick-or-treating begins
  • 5 p.m. – Haunted hike for families with small children begins
  • 6:30 p.m. – Haunted hikes for other attendees begins; will continue throughout the evening in 20-to-30-minute rotations
  • 7 p.m. – Campfire stories begin

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the park office at 660-886-7537.

Event Time: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park is located at:

32146 N. Highway 122, Miami, MO | 660-886-7537

Associated activities

  • Camping
  • Hiking