The City of Benton is adding some special new fun to the normal fun in October this year. Spook City – the family Halloween costume carnival – will happen as usual on the evening of Saturday, October 21st. But before that, there will be a Zombie Parade… the featured event, the Arkansas Coffin Races… and live music downtown.
At 1:00 p.m., the public is invited to watch or participate in a Zombie Parade. Limp around the parade route with zombie makeup and clothing and all the grunts and expressions that go along with it. This should be quite a spectacle. Line up to be in the parade at 12:30 p.m. at C.W. Lewis Stadium.
Next up will be the 1st Arkansas Coffin Races featuring the Graveyard 400 in the downtown Benton area. There is a limit of 30 coffins in this first race, so get your entry form in early, build that coffin and get in on this crazy competition.
According to race organizers, all race coffins will be showcased in the Zombie Parade and will be voted on by the crowd for the “People’s Choice” award for most creative design. The races begin at 2:00 p.m. on Market Street next to C.W. Lewis Stadium.
Next up, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Katmandu, a popular six-piece band from central Arkansas, will perform live for the downtown audience with their mix of dance hits, classic rock and blues. Everyone is encouraged to dress like zombies and dance.
At 5:00 p.m., Spook City begins with rides, bouncy houses, candy, and fun for all ages. Spook City has been a crowd-pleasing, family-friendly trick or treat festival since 2005.
The entry form packet has everything you need to participate in the first annual Arkansas Coffin Races, including where to send your completed form and $35 entry fee. The race guidelines and race coffin specifications are also included in the downloadable form. It’s scary how much fun you’ll have at Spook City and the first annual Arkansas Coffin Races.
Download the entry form packet here: http://bentonproud.com/exciting-additions-to-spook-city/
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