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Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's Offering FREE Candy Hunts and Photo Ops Oct. 27 - 31

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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's never seem to shy away from the opportunity to celebrate a holiday. So it should come as no surprise that Bass Pro Shop Halloween is back for 2023. The annual event switches it up a bit each year. This go-round, during events running from Oct. 27 - 31, kids can participate in a free storewide candy hunt and get a free digital download photo posing in costume against a festive autumnal backdrop.

Again, there's no purchase necessary to participate. This is a golden opportunity for free stuff.

Like we mentioned before, holidays are kind of Bass Pro Shops' jam. On Nov. 4 you can get in line to snag a free 4x6 photo with Santa, and in the spring expect free photos with the Easter Bunny.

If you don't live near a Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's, check out our list of free trick-or-treat events in each state.

We're diving into everything you need to know for enjoying Bass Pro Shop Halloween below. And make sure you text HACKS to 57299 for more info on freebies and ways to save at Bass Pro, Cabela's, and beyond.

Bass Pro Shop Halloween is offering free in-store candy hunts and a digital download photo op from Oct. 27 - 31 (event times vary by day).


For this annual event, Bass Pro Shop Halloween goes all in on spooky season with five days of free candy hunts and free Halloween-themed digital photo ops. There's absolutely no purchase necessary to participate. Just bring your costumed kids down to your local Bass Pro Shop/Cabela's on one of these dates during the allotted time for free fun. Find your nearest shop using their store locator.

  • Friday, Oct. 27, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, Oct. 29, 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 30, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Again, it's free to participate in the candy hunt. And the photo op is free too.


In previous years Bass Pro Shop Halloween has consisted of a few different activities, all kid-friendly. Sometimes there were crafts, other years a pumpkin toss, but all involve candy. This year the retailer is specifically promoting the storewide candy hunt (while supplies last) and a free digital download photo op.

We strongly recommend getting to the event at the start so that kids don't miss out on the most obvious candy spots.

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Is there an age requirement to participate in Bass Pro Shop Halloween?


We cannot find any fine print suggesting that there is either an age minimum or age limit for their Halloween event. In fact, there's nothing that says you have to come in costume to participate, either. But isn't that part of the fun?

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's offer several free family-friendly events throughout the year, like Santa and Easter Bunny pics.


If you miss out on the Bass Pro Shop Halloween events, there are other free activities offered at the retailer throughout the year. For instance, get a free photo with Santa starting Nov. 4, 2023.

Here are some of their free activities with approximate timing:

  • Santa Pictures: Nov. 4 - Dec. 24, 2023

  • Easter Bunny Pictures: March 2024

  • Fishing Classic Kids Events: June 2024

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