Fall festival season is already underway, but now it’s time for Halloween haunts to begin in Sedalia. Numerous activities are planned in West Central Missouri. To have an event added to the list, email email@example.com.
• Sedalia Public Library, 311 W. Third St., will have a Halloween-themed preschool story time from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Parents and their children ages 3 to 5 will sing songs, listen to stories and do a craft/activity together. Costumes are welcome. From 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, the library will host a Halloween-themed toddler story time. The similar event is for children ages 2 to 3.
• Sedalia Parks and Rec will host its annual Boo Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Convention Hall in Liberty Park. The whole family is invited to have dinner, play games, make crafts, participate in a costume contest, go on a hayride, and enjoy plenty of treats. Children are not allowed to be dropped off alone. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 660-826-4930 or visit sedaliaparks.com.
• Boonslick Regional Library, 219 W. Third St., will host a Halloween Rock Painting event for all ages from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the meeting room. Find a rock, or more than one, and bring it to the library to turn into pumpkins, cats, bats or witches hats. The library will provide painting supplies needed to turn the rock into a Halloween decoration. For more information, call 660-827-READ or visitwww.boonslickregionallibrary.com.
• The Wheel Thing Skate Center, 3600 S. Grand Ave., will host a Halloween party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be a costume contest and raffles. The first 100 people in line will receive a treat bag. Cost is $7.50 and guests can receive $2 off if they bring a donation for the Sedalia Animal Shelter.
• Thompson Hills Animal Clinic, 1201 Thompson Blvd., will host its second annual trunk or treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. It will include bounce houses, cookies, hot chocolate, games, candy for kids and treats for furry friends.
• Parkview Christian Church, 1405 E. 16th St., will host a trunk or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. It will include snacks, a bounce house, and barrel train rides. Families will have the opportunity to vote on the best trunk.
• Downtown Sedalia will host its annual trick or treating from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Families are invited to wear their costumes and make their way down South Ohio Avenue and other downtown streets to visit businesses and organizations handing out candy and treats.
• The Sacred Heart Active Parents Club will host a trunk or treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Sacred Heart School west parking lot. There will be face painting, food and fun.
• Stores in The Crossing shopping center, 2700 W. Broadway Blvd., will have Halloween treats for kids 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Businesses include Subway, Salon and Spa of Sedalia, Shoe Sensation, Advance America and Cabinetry Pros.
• Real Life Church, 110 W. 24th St., will host a trunk or treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
• First Christian Church, 200 S. Limit Ave., will host Halloween Wing Ding from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Kids can trick or treat inside the Fellowship Hall.
• RE/MAX of Sedalia, Movement Mortgage and TheHomesTour.com will host a trunk or treat from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1435 Thompson Blvd.
• La Monte United Methodist Church, 400 N. Main St., will host a trunk or treat at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The event will include free hot dogs.
• The Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce and IOOF Lodge 187 will host a downtown trick or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Businesses will participate as well as local organizations that will offer trunk or treat along the street.
• Johnson County Board of Services, 200 N. Devasher Rd., will host Harry Potter Halloween Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event will include trick or treating for candy and non-candy items, sensory games and photo opportunities.
• Families can trick or treat in downtown Warrensburg from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a costume contest at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Drum statue.
• American Legion, 733 E. Young St., will host a trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
• The Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Rd., will host trick or treating from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Veterans will pass out candy inside the home. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, the Home will also host its first Great Pumpkin Walk. Guests can see the pumpkin-lit courtyard while enjoying cider and refreshments.
• Dale Hollow Winery, 314 E. First St., will host its annual “Holloween” party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Costumes are encouraged, and specials and prizes will be offered to those in costume. Must be 21 or older to attend. Guests are welcome to bring food, but no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
• Deons Otterville Inn, 203 Main St., wil host a Halloween party and costume contest at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Prizes will be offered for the scariest, most creative, and funniest costumes. The meal special will be prime rib dinner.