Hot Springs, Ark. – From start to finish, October is sure to offer plenty of thrills and excitement at Oaklawn starting with a traditional Oktoberfest party and ending with a Halloween Bash complete with a costume contest.
The Oktoberfest celebration kicks off the month Sunday, Oct. 1 with a $5,000 drawing from 6 – 10 p.m., a $4.99 German dinner in Lagniappe’s from 5 – 10 p.m., live music and beer specials throughout the game room.
Oaklawn will host the third annual Scary-Oke Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Silks Bar and Grill from 7–11 p.m. with $3,500 up for grabs for the best karaoke singers in the region. Singers who would like to participate should post a video to Oaklawn’s Facebook page beginning Oct. 1. The top 13 singers based on likes, shares and judges’ votes will be selected to perform during Scary-Oke.
Oaklawn closes out the month of thrills with a Halloween celebration Tuesday, Oct. 31.The frightfully fun evening will include a $1,000 costume contest and a $5,000 Free Play drawing with winners called every 10 minutes between 5 and 7 p.m. and 8 and 10 p.m. In addition, there will be a free hot dog bar in the Bistro from 5 – 7 p.m. along with $2 drafts and $2 drink specials.
The popular Bring a Friend promotion returns every day in October. Current Oaklawn Rewards members just need to bring in a friend who signs up for a new Oaklawn Rewards card and both will receive $10 in Free Play.
Guests should come prepared for scary fun and Free Play at the Wicked Whirlwind every Thursday from 5 – 10 p.m. Winners will be called every 15 minutes and they will have the chance to get in the money machine for their share of $6,000.
Football season is back and Oaklawn has everything you need to watch the big game. Football related promotions include: Pigskins Spins every Friday, which offers a chance to win up to $2,500; Oaklawn Fan Zone, featuring food and drink specials from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and the popular Gridiron Challenge every Monday along with drink specials from 5 – 10 p.m. The Gridiron Challenge board opens at 5 p.m. and guests must have earned 25 points to participate.
On selected Sundays throughout football season, guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Bud Light Tailgate Takeover for the chance to win Free Play and other prizes. Drawings will be held every 20 minutes between noon and 7 p.m. At the end of each session at 2:40 and 7 p.m. one lucky person will win $500 in Free Play. An entry is received for every 25 points earned.
Forever Young for guests 55 and up continues on Mondays all day. Guests can enjoy a $5 Silks menu, half-off Bloody Marys, five times the points and more.
Oaklawn’s $1.99 Steak Night is every Thursday from 4 – 9 p.m. Guest can come out and enjoy Hot Springs’ finest steaks, hand-cut from USDA Choice Beef. This mouth-watering steak is served with a gourmet salad and sides. This fantastic meal is yours for only $1.99 when you earn 140 points on your Oaklawn Rewards card the previous Thursday through Wednesday.
Reel tournament fans will have their chance to play for a share of $6,000 Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday Oct. 24 during two sessions of the Ghouls vs. Goblins Reel Tournament. Registration for the first session begins at 1 p.m. and play begins at 2 p.m., while registration for the second tournament begins at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Players only need to earn 30 points between Sunday and Tuesday to participate.
Guests will have the chance to win $50 in Free Play Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 17 during Oaklawn’s Power Hours. The Fun Squad will be calling winners every two minutes between 4 – 5 p.m., 6 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m. on these days.
Oaklawn Rewards cardholders who have birthdays in October can enjoy a Birthday Bash in Lagniappe’s Sunday, Oct. 29 where there will be birthday treats, a special gift and a $10,000 drawing.
- Oct. 1: Oktoberfest
- Oct. 25: $3,500 Scary-Oke
- Oct. 29: Birthday Bash
- Oct. 31: Halloween