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Howly Growly Owly brings October spirit to Bearizona

Bearizona’s Howly Owly Growly fall festival continues through the month of October. (Photo/Bearizona)

Bearizona’s Howly Owly Growly fall festival continues through the month of October. (Photo/Bearizona)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Are you looking for something fun to do this month? Then look no further than Howly Growly Owly, Bearizona’s Fall Festival.

Hop on the Howl-O-Ween Express, a windowless bus that takes visitors through the drive-thru animal exhibits where patrons can howl with the wolves in the Alaskan tundra and arctic wolf enclosure and watch the bison interact with a special Howl-O-Ween enrichment treat.


Howly Owly Growly runs through select dates in October. (Photo/Bearizona)

Bus rides depart from the Fort Bearizona parking lot at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day in October.

Make your way through the Growly Bear Cave, located within the Fort Bearizona walk-thru area, where guests can check out an array of jack-o-lanterns that adorn the inside of the Kindergarten Bear Cave.

Visit Scareizona at Bearizona Haunted House, rated PG-13, those who dare can walk through a super scary Haunted House. Guests should also plan to catch an Owly Raptor Show at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., and visit the Pumpkin Maze.

Howly Growly Owly is open every day in October. Scareizona is only open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

There are also several areas of the park are decorated in different themes so visitors can take photos with their families. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

There is no additional fee for Howly Growly Owly. This is the fifth year Bearizona has put on the festival.

“Fall is a great time to visit Bearizona Wildlife Park; the animals are active in the cooler weather and are sporting lustrous fur coats in preparation for winter,” the park said on their website.

More information is available from Bearizona at (928) 635-2289 or

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