Thursday 10/31. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Rusty Tractor Vineyards. Early Bird tickets for $25.
Slip on your scariest and/or slinkiest get-up and join the Arkansas Times at its first-ever Halloween party! Sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, this spooky romp through the haunted Rusty Tractor Vineyards will offer guests Halloween-themed cocktails from Don Julio, Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff, as well as Rusty Tractor’s local wines. The Electric Five will also be playing live music — which hopefully will include a spirited cover of “The Monster Mash” — and food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Rope your friends into dressing up as the group of brave nerd children from “Stranger Things,” or try to convince your significant other that this is the year you’ll master the Dana Scully and Fox Mulder couples costume. There will be prizes awarded for Best Overall Costume, Sexiest Costume, Best Couples Costume and Scariest Costume, so start planning your trips to Goodwill for costume components now, before all the ’80s polyester suits are gone and your plan to dress up as Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker movie is ruined. Early bird tickets are $25 and available on centralarkansastickets.com for a limited time.