Halloween is fast approaching, and there will be a variety of activities in and around the Oklahoma City area for children and their families to trick or treat or visit haunted houses. Here's a look at what's happening:
• Meet and Treat: This trick or treating event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Edmond. Downtown business owners will dress up in costume and hand out candy to children.
• Storybook Forest: Storybook Forest is going on from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly through Oct. 31 at Arcadia Lake's Spring Creek Park, 2 ½ miles east of Interstate 35. The event is geared for kids 10 and younger. Children walk through a tree-lined trail collecting candy and visiting scenes from classic stories such as The Three Little Pigs. Admission is $5 per child Monday through Thursday and $7 on Friday and Saturday.
• Pumpkin Palooza: This event is sponsored by the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department and will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mitch Park. There will be a pumpkin carving contest for the first 30 people who register and a flashlight pumpkin hunt at sunset. For more information call 216-7638.
• Guthrie Haunts Scaregrounds: Open from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday until Halloween at 4524 Riverside Circle. Admission is $12. For more information visit www.guthriehauntsscaregrounds.webs.com.
• Haunted Trails and Haunted Forest: The Haunted Trails will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Oct. 31 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $5 person. The location is 2001 N Harper in Choctaw. For more information call 390-8276 or 390-3232.
• Haunt Old Town: Haunt Old Town will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Moore and the Moore Community Center for safe trick or treating. There will be an animal petting zoo, hayrides, scary karaoke, food vendors and other activities.
• Trail of Fears: The Trail of Fears Haunted Trail at Little River State Park will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The event is designed for ages 12 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at Moore Community Center. Call 793-5090 for more information.
• Trick or Treat City: The event will be held at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a free candy village, food, games and crafts. Carnival events will require tickets that can be purchased at the event. The rain location is Nick Harroz Community Center, 200 N Midwest Boulevard. There will also be a trick or treat session for children with special needs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Nick Harroz Community Center.