FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2022
Contact: Joanna Sheehan Bell
Arts and Culture Director
Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs
Trick or Treat on the Trail to be held Oct. 31 in Lower Ramble
Community Pumpkin Pageant to follow Nov. 2
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville is excited to announce two family friendly Halloween events that will be held in the Lower Ramble, both of which are free and open to the public.
Trick or Treat on the Square, a Halloween-costumed celebration, will be held 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters and their families are invited into the Fay Jones Woods, where treats will be handed out at stops along the trail between the West Ave. entrance across the Fayetteville Public Library and the Tanglewood Steps.
The City’s Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department is partnering with Experience Fayetteville and the Rotary Club of Fayetteville to host this fun-filled Halloween event for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Free parking is available at the surface lot south of the library.
Additionally, a Community Pumpkin Pageant will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Ramble. Residents are invited to bring carved jack-o-lanterns to build a collaborative community display of pumpkin artistry.
After checking in at the Fay Jones Woods entrance across from the library south parking lot, participants will be given an electric tea light to be placed in their pumpkin, which will be placed along the Canopy Walk just inside the woods. All participants and spectators are invited to vote, and ribbons for Best in Show will be presented at 6:30 p.m.
Afterward, pumpkins can be left behind for collection by the City’s Trash and Recycling Department for composting.
Arts and Culture Director Joanna Bell said, “We are so excited to celebrate the spooky season in Fayetteville’s newest outdoor space! The Fay Jones Woods in the Lower Ramble is the perfect setting for these festive, family friendly Halloween events.”
The Lower Ramble is the southern section of The Ramble, a dynamic 50-acre outdoor public space that will help to revitalize Fayetteville’s downtown area and create a destination for residents and visitors alike. Linking the City’s key cultural institutions, it will showcase and celebrate local arts culture. It will serve as a catalyst for additional development and density in the downtown area, increasing bike trails and connections, and improving streets and walkability.
Within The Ramble, areas north of Center St. will be referenced as the Upper Ramble. In September, the Lower Ramble – areas south of Center St. – officially opened. The Lower Ramble features many new destinations, including the Fay Jones Woods, an upgraded section of The Razorback Greenway and the Tanglewood Branch Creek and Tanglewood Lawn.
The Ramble is part of a Bond package approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019. To learn more about this project, go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3456/Cultural-Arts-Corridor.
For more information about Trick or Treat on the Trails or the Community Pumpkin Pageant, contact Joanna Sheehan Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.