The scaring season is close at hand, and we’re ready to celebrate. From trick-or-treating to local ghost tours, the Springfield area is home to plenty of spine-tingling fun. Grab your ghoul pals and phantasmagorical friends and check out our roundup of Springfield’s best Halloween activities. Then, join us at Bambinos Cafe for a delicious Italian meal that’s more treat than trick.
Trick or Treat
If you’ve got little ones, you’ve probably already scouted out your trick-or-treating battle plan. Our Delmar location is situated in the middle of the Phelps Grove neighborhood, which is a popular family-friendly destination full of festive Halloween decorations and generous candy bowls. We’re also just across National Avenue from the Rountree and Meadowmere Place neighborhoods, both of which are known for their Halloween spirit. If you’re located on Springfield’s south or east sides, make sure to stop by our Battlefield location before the kids fill up on Twix bars.
Catch a Festival
Nothing gets us in the Halloween spirit quite like a fall festival. Although a lot of Springfield area fall festivals took place earlier this month, you can still catch Pets and Pumpkins, an annual Halloween extravaganza taking place on Park Central Square this Saturday, October 20. Dress your pups in their cutest and creepiest Halloween finery, and head to the Square for pet trick-or-treating, games and more.
Do the Monster Mash
Experience the funk of 40,000 years: Join the C-Street Zombie Corps for a live performance of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” dance on Saturday, October 27. The show is free to the public and includes two showtimes: a family-friendly matinee at 4 p.m. and slightly more chilling performance at 7:30 p.m. Want another way to get your groove on? Leave the kids at home and check out The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the historic Gillioz in downtown Springfield.
Explore Local Haunts
Springfield is home to all kinds of eerie history. See for yourself with local ghost tours—for example, the History Museum on the Square’s haunted bus tours or a walking tour of the very spine-tingling Pythian Castle. If you’re looking for more scares, make sure to check out the haunted corn maze at the Verona MAIZE complex.
Eat, drink and be scary. If you’re celebrating Halloween, bring the kids to our Battlefield location or our Delmar restaurant in Springfield Missouri before or after trick-or-treating. Even the pickiest ghosts and goblins can agree that Bambinos is the place to be for a delicious Halloween while dining in Springfield Missouri. We’ll have ghoulish goodies for kiddos in costume and plenty of Italian eats for parents.