The following fall fests, trunk or treats and more taking place in the Grand Lake area in the next three weeks.

Fall Festivals

• Jay Fall Fest

Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include games, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks and more. The event will be free and open to the public.

For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148 or 918-705-1898, or email cityofjay4@gmail.com.

• Old-Fashioned Fall Carnival

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village Museum will host an "Old Fashioned Fall Carnival" from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the museum.

Cost is $5 for non members and $4 for members. The event will include old fashioned games like clothespin drop, ring toss, pumpkin chunkin, face painting and more. Students will have a chance to make a craft and play bingo. Hot dogs and apple cider will be served.

A Halloween costume parade (costumes optional) will take place during the event.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

• Turkey Ford Carnival

The Turkey Ford Fall Carnival will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at the school, 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte (located north of Grove on Highway 10 to South 670 Road).

The event will include a king and queen contest, games for children, cake walk, silent and live auction, spook house, fish fry, hot dogs, chili dogs, frito chili pie, drinks and desserts.

Donations for the live and silent auctions, the cake walk and the OU/OSU baskes are now being collected.

For more information, persons interested may contact Tammy Larson, or school officials, at 918-786-4902.

• Fall Festival at Lake Center

Volunteers at Lake Center Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at the church, 29020 South Highway 125, near the entrance of Monkey Island.

The event will include games, popcorn, candy, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5702 or visit www.lakecenterbaptist.com.

Autumn Moon Craft & Market

The Autumn Moon Craft & Market, the Church on the Lake’s annual holiday market and craft fair, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church one and a half miles east of Ketchum,, on Highway 85.  

Proceeds from the event support COTL’s growing local youth outreach – Kids’ Cove and Fusion Teens – which serves families around the South Grand Lake area.

The event will include a variety of vendors, including holiday and handcrafted items, apparel, jewelry, stained glass, candles, quilted and crocheted items, pottery, home decor, and Amish baked goods.

Booth space is available. Contact Teresa Deckard at 918-527-4512 or teresadeckard@yahoo.com to request a vendor application.  Booth fees are $20 for an inside booth and $10 for an outside booth.  Early bird deadline for registration is Oct. 27.

For more information about the event, persons interested may visit www.churchonthelake.org.

Trunk or Treats

• Trunk-O-Ween in Colcord

Members of the Colcord FFA will host a “Trunk-O-Ween” from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Colcord Community Building in Colcord.

The event will include hot chocolate, coffee, and carnival games. It’s designed to be a family event.

For more information, persons interested may contact Josh Gilstrap, advisor, at 918-326-4017 or jgilstrap@colcordschools.com.

• Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls

The annual Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls State Park will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at the campground, located off Highway 412 west of West Siloam Springs.

It will include games, fun and trick or treating in the camp. For more information, persons interested may call 918-422-5802.

• Trunk or Treat in Jay

The annual Trunk or Treat, around the Delaware County Courthouse Square, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The event will include games, bounce houses, candy, a costume contest at 6 p.m., and a photo booth by Phorever Studio.

Persons who are interested in setting up a “trunk” or volunteering for the evening, may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or email cityofjay4@gmail.com.

• Car-Mart Trunk or Treat

Employees and volunteers with Car-Mart in Grove will host a trunk or treat from 3 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at dealership, 3618 U.S. Highway 59 North, Grove.

Volunteers have been invited to "decorate" trunks for the event. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-791-3058.

• First Baptist Trunk or Treat

Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or when candy runs out), on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church.

The event will include candy, games and more.

The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

• Immanuel Lutheran Trunk or Treat

Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grove will host a trunk or treat event from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4585.

• Hallelujah Party

Volunteers with Cornerstone Church will host the 28th Annual Hallelujah Party from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

The event, which is free and open to the public, draws in more than 2,000 people each year. It will include more than 50 games, with candy provided at each game for children 12 and under, prize drawings, a food court and periodic live entertainment.

Participants are encouraged to attend in costume, but are asked to refrain from ghoulish or evil costumes.

Volunteers from Mountain Movers, Foundation Free Will Baptist and New Song Church will also participate in the event.

For more information, persons interested may call Tracy Anderson at 918-786-6164.

Haunted Houses/Events

• Spook Trail

Members of the Jay High School Baseball Team will host the Spook Trail from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturdays Oct. 21 and 28, at the Jay High School Baseball field.

The event costs $5 per person. Concessions (ranging in price from $1 to $3) will be available.

All proceeds will benefit the JHS Baseball program.

• Cowskin Haunted House

The annual Cowskin Fire Haunted House, Maze and Hayride will take place from Thursday, Oct. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the house near the intersection of 630 and 260 Roads, north of Grove.

Hours are 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sunday and Monday.

Dates open include Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 19 to 21, and Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 26 to 28, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31.

Cost is $10 per person and includes admission to the haunted house, and free hot dogs and cocoa on the trail ride. Proceeds benefit the fire department’s “Kids at Christmas” fund.

For more information, persons interested may visit the department's Facebook page by searching "Cowskin-Fire-Department".

Fall Fun

• Owl Watch at Har-Ber Village

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor the annual Owl Watch, a birding field trip to Har-Ber Village on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Members will carpool from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib at 5:15 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided.

For more information, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918 787-6532 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.

• Benefit Chili Cook-Off

Volunteers with the Colcord Chamber of Commerce, will host a benefit chili cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Colcord Community Center, in Colcord.

Judging will begin at 5 p.m., with the entry fee $5 per pot. (Chili must arrive before 5 p.m., to be entered into the contest).

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and cost $6 per person for chili, drink and desserts. The auction will follow.

Proceeds will benefit the Christmas to Remember, sponsored by the Colcord Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Gary Barker at 870-371-0013.

• Bluegrass Festival

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include the Foust Family at 6 p.m., and Lonesome Road at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

• Kasen’s Costume 5K/Fun Run

The Kasen’s Costume 5K & Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the JB Earp Football Stadium in Jay.

The event is designed to raise funds for Kasen Sparks and his family, due to his ongoing medical expenses.

Pre-Registration for the 5K is $25, and for the Fun Run is $15. On the day of the race the costs will be $30/20 respectively. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three male/female finishers in standard age groups, as well as a medal to the best costume kid/adult. The first 300 at check-in will receive a t-shirt. Timing will be completed by Tatur Racing. Costumes are optional.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit http://runsignup.com/kasensparks or contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or jaybenefitrun@gmail.com.

• Costume Skate in Grove

The staff at Rocket Skating will host the Third Annual Costume Skate from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the rink, 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. Cost is $5 for the first two hours, $1.50 for each consecutive hour.

The costume contest will take place at 9 p.m. Normal dress code rules apply. For safety reasons no masks may be worn or accessories carried onto the skate floor. Kid friendly costumes are requested.

Costumes may also be worn during the 2 to 4 p.m. session on Saturday as well.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746.

• VFW Turkey Shoot

The annual turkey shoot at the Grove VFW Post 8380 will take place beginning at 11 a.m., each Sunday, until Nov. 19.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The shoot is $2 per shot and $1 for splatter shots. Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Relief Fund. More information: 918-786-2375.

Fall Fest Vendors

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