According to a survey this week from the National Retailers’ Federation less Americans will celebrate Halloween. Just 58% of Americans surveyed say they will celebrate Halloween.


Due to a barrage of rain across the Ozarks, the Branson Parks & Recreation Department is changing up its schedule of Halloween activities.

The planned Halloween Hayride for Tuesday was canceled; however, it has been extended through the rest of the week, according to a news release from the city of Branson.

“We didn’t want anyone to miss out on these fun events because of the weather, so we are extending them through Saturday as well as adding more time slots,” said Cindy Shook, director of Branson Parks & Recreation, in a news release.

The Halloween Hayride is designed for families and children 12 and under. The hayride runs from 5:30-7 p.m. each night and 2:30-7 p.m. on Saturday. All participants will enjoy a hayride through the woods, a craft, fall-themed games and a s’more by the campfire.

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The Haunted Barn is designed for those 12 and over. The Haunted Barn will run from 7-9 p.m. each night and will stay open to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All who dare to make it through will enjoy a s’more afterward, as well.

Tickets can be purchased online or you may pay on site.

Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased online in advance to reserve a spot. Children under 2 years old are free. Tickets may be purchased by calling 417-335-2368 or at

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