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story.lead_photo.caption News Tribune fileMavis Jefferson, 6, and her sister Nala, 5, left, dress as Woody and Jesse from “Toy Story” during the 2019 High Street Trick-Or-Treat event downtown. This year’s event is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

It's time to get ghastly.

Despite the global pandemic, there is no shortage of Halloween festivities set for this weekend in Mid-Missouri. Below, find our latest roundup of Halloween events in the area, from family-friendly trunk-or-treats to the more adult bashes with live music.

If you see that we've missed something, visit to add an event to our online calendar.

And remember guidelines from the Cole County Health Department that provide tips to allow everyone to safely enjoy the holiday, from trick-or-treating to neighborhood events.


Align Trunk or Treat, 4-7 p.m., Align Chiropractic Clinic, 3306 Emerald Lane, Suite A. This event will include a bounce house, games, costume contest, a haunted house, food trucks and more.

JCPD Haunted Alley, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Jefferson City Police Department, 401 Monroe St. Instead of the traditional Halloween event at the Jefferson City Police Department, this year's will be more of a drive-thru, with department members handing out treats while you stay in your vehicle.

Bonkers Spooktacular Halloween Party, 5-8 p.m., Bonkers, Columbia. This not-scary Halloween party includes pizza and soft drinks, a trip through the Bonkers Pumpkin Patch and decorating station, a tour of the Not-So-Spooky Room and treat stations. Cost is $10 per person.

Trick or Treat on Oak Street, 6-8 p.m., Oak Street, California. Now in its third year, this event brings local businesses in California together for games and treats. Dress the children in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating at Oak Street businesses.

Scream One Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Scene One Theatre, 623 Ohio St. This Halloween-themed fundraiser for Scene One Theatre will include prizes for best individual costume and best team-themed table, as well as 50/50 games and a raffle. There will be 10 trivia rounds, each with 10 questions, to determine the overall winner, who will get a prize.

Capital Ritz Halloween Dance Mix Party, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Capital Ritz Banquet and Dance Center, 2716 Plaza Drive. This casual event where costumes are optional allows you to dance to country, swing, ballroom and more. Cost is $5 per person.

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The Haunted Hustle, 8-11 a.m., North Jefferson City Recreation Area, 927 Fourth St. Get in costume for the second family-friendly event that features a 5K with refreshments before, during and after the race. All participants will receive a goodie bag. Hosted by The Sneaker Project. To register, visit

High Street Tick-Or-Treat, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., High Street. Put on your costume and stroll down High Street to trick-or-treat from local businesses all the way from the Capitol to the county courthouse.

Rat Rod Show & Trunk or Treat, noon-5 p.m., Ice Cream 4 Ice Cream LLC, Eugene. This event will feature a costume contest, rat rod show, trunk-or-treat, food and, of course, ice cream.

Halloween Public Skate, 1 p.m., Washington Park Ice Arena, 711 Kansas St. Enjoy games and a costume contest during this Halloween-themed skating session. The costume contest will be at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for youth. Skate rentals are $3.

Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treat, 1-3 p.m., Missouri Governor's Mansion, 100 Madison St. This free outdoor event will include several vendors, bluegrass musical entertainment and children's activities, such as a straw bale maze and photo booth, in addition to candy for those ages 12 and younger.

Trunk or Treat, 2-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 803 Swifts Highway.

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat, 2-4 p.m., Holts Summit Lions Club, Holts Summit.

Jefferson City Jaycees 12th annual Trunk or Treat, 2-5 p.m., Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Road. Bring the children for an afternoon of games, activities and goodies, with all proceeds going to benefit Operation T.O.Y.S. Admission is $1 and food and refreshments will be available.

Immanuel Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran School, 8231 Tanner Bridge Road. Weather permitting, this free family event will include trunks lined up behind the church.

Drive-Boo Trick-or-Treating, 3-5 p.m., Cosmo Park, Columbia.

Drive-Thru Grab Bags, 3 p.m., Quinn Chapel A.M.E., 415 Lafayette St. Let the treats come to you in this drive-thru set up that starts on Miller Street.

Trunk or Treat, 3:30 p.m., Calwood Community Center, Fulton.

Halloween Bash, 4 p.m., Spectators, 232 E. High St. This adult event will feature DJ Curt and more than $250 worth of giveaways throughout the night.

Optimist Halloween Spooktacular, 4-6 p.m., Ashland Optimist, Ashland. Come out prepared as there are several contests at this free event, including best decorated trunk, best costumes family and best costume, with prizes for the top winners.

Trunk or Treat, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lincoln University Jason Gym parking lot, 809 Lafayette St.

Trunk-or-Treat, 5-7 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, Fulton. This annual event will include free food and a giveaway for two bicycles and a tricycle.

Trunk-or-Treat, 5-7 p.m., Heartland Church, Fulton. This event will be held outside this year to allow for social distancing. Masks will be encouraged but not required.

Trunk or Treat, 5-8 p.m., Bible Baptist Church, 4730 Country Club Drive.

Trunk-or-Treat, 6-8 p.m., Holts Summit Police Department parking lot, Holts Summit.

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m., Taos Countryside Park, Taos.

Halloween with Five Turn Knot & Aquanet Allstars, 7 p.m., Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oil Well Road. This Halloween party is for the older children. Featuring food and alcohol, as well as live music from Five Turn Knot and Aquanet Allstars. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes. Cover charge is $10.


Reverse Halloween Parade, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 324 Madison St. One last chance to celebrate with this parade that starts by driving in from Jefferson Street/Wall Way and following through the parking lot west of the church through the alley east to Madison and the circle drive. Candy and treats will be given out with no need to leave your vehicle.

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