A young child dressed as a vampire holds open a treat bagThe University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual Haunted Union event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.


The event, which is free and open to the public, will transform the entirety of the building into a haunted woodland-themed carnival, boasting activities for all ages. A haunted house will bring spooky scares to the Reynolds Room, while carnival games, treat stations, and face-painting will fill the campus center halls. 


For the first time in Haunted Union history, an escape room will join the line-up, offering visitors the chance to compete against the clock to find hidden clues, solve a series of puzzles and complete a chilling mission to “escape.”


A trunk-or-treat will also be held in the parking lot east of the building, with student organizations decorating their cars and parking spaces with Halloween themes, passing out candy, toys, treats and school supplies to guests.


“Haunted Union is a fun, family event,” said Beth Jones, the UAFS student leading this year’s event, and Traditions Coordinator for the Campus Activities Board. “It’s important to give kids a fun, safe place to enjoy Halloween, and the Haunted Union lets adults have fun too!”


The event has been hosted since 2004 by the Campus Activities Board, welcoming more than 1,000 community visitors to the UAFS campus each year. 


For more information, please call 479-788-7318 or email cab@uafs.edu.

Rachel Rodemann Putman
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Rachel Rodemann Putman
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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