2010 Family Friendly Halloween Events

 Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Tuesday, October 26
  • Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Storytime at 11 a.m. Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin.
  • Michaels - 6 - 9 p.m.  Kids can make Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes at this Make-It Take-It event at all Michaels stores.
  • Barnes & Noble Monster Storytime - 10 a.m.  Welcome to Monster Town and Go Away, Big Green Monster! Halloween's almost here! Get ready with Welcome to Monster Town by Ryan Heshka and Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley. La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock.
  • Pflugerville Farmers' Market - 3 - 7 p.m. The Pflugerville Farmers Market wraps up for 2010 on Tuesday, October 26. Children are encouraged to come in Halloween costume for a contest at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Park Gazebo next to the Green Red Barn. Prizes will be awarded for the Cutest Costume, Scariest Costume and Most Creative Costume. Come take advantage of the last week of the Farmers Market! The Farmers Market will return in May 2011.
  • Halloween Party at Chick-fil-A Pflugerville - Party includes Face Painting with Michelle from On The Spot Body Art, Costume Parade, Treats for the kids, Pumpkin Contest! Carve or decorate a pumpkin at home, then bring it in to enter. There will be a prize for all who enter. 18617 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville.
  • Chick-fil-A North Mopac & Parmer - Action Hero Night, 5 - 8 p.m. - Dress like a super hero and receive a Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets Kid's Meal (4-count).
Wednesday, October 27
  • Lake Travis Community Library - Pumpkin Parade at 10:30 a.m.  Get dressed up in your best Halloween costume and come to the Library for the annual Pumpkin Parade! First join a Halloween story time, then trick-or-treat around the Lohman’s Crossing Shopping Center. 2300 Lohman’s Spur #100.
  • Georgetown Public LIbraryOn Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (October 27, 28, 29) at 10:30 a.m., fall-themed parties will replace the regular storytime routines. The little kids are invited to wear costumes and the grownups are asked to bring some goodies to share at the party. Library business always comes to a brief, smiling standstill while the little ones parade through the library in their costumes. The library’s family Halloween party takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. Once again, costumes are encouraged. There will be food, games, crafts, and fun of many varieties. 402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown.
Thursday, October 28
  • Round Rock Fall Fun Festival - The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Fall Fun Festival 2010 will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 28 at the soccer fields at Old Settlers Park.  Come on down to the Old McDonald themed Fall Fun Festival. This is a fun and free costume event for toddlers and preschoolers. Participants will receive a goodie bag full of candy at the entrance and then can go run and play all of the carnival games including cookie stacking, spider ring toss, pumpkin knock down and much more. Don't forget to hop on a free hayride through the park and enjoy free cookies and punch.  Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.
  • Michaels - 6 - 8 p.m.  Kids can make Halloween Masks at this Make-It Take-It event at all Michaels stores.
  • Haunted Hayride and Carnival in Georgetown - The Carnival will be held inside the Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, but each booth or activity charges a fee to participate. Hayrides begin outside the Georgetown Community Center at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $3 for children 5 or older and adults. Children under 5 are free. New this year is a Trick-or-Treat Village! The Trick-or-treat Village will be set up in the Community Center front lawn with local businesses and non-profit organizations passing out candy! Trick-or-treat bags will be provided, or bring your own. Another addition this year is a Costume Contest for children 12 & under and great prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes, judged by Suddenlink employees. Judging for the costume contest will begin at 7:00 pm, with the winner announced at 7:30 pm. Free to participate!
  • Harvest Festival at Montopolis Recreation Center - 6 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $0.50. Candy, fun and music.  512-385-5931.
  • Halloween at Cantu/Pan Am Recreation Center - 6 - 8 p.m. Enjoy an indoor carnival with food and prizes for entire family. $0.25 per ticket. 512-476-9193.
Friday, October 29
  • Spooktacular at Bob Bullock Museum - 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Free event. Go on a spooky tour of the Museum, create your own Monster, decorate your trick-or-treat bag, and win prizes in a terror-ific trivia game. Wear your costume to the Museum, or make one out of a t-shirt and recycled materials. Meet author Jeanine Plumer, who will be signing her book Haunted Austin: History and Hauntings in the Capital City.You can also get your face painted, listen to eerie stories about Texas History, and compete in a costume contest at this family friendly event.  1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.
  • Halloween Spook-tacular at Kaleidoscope Toys - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Free event. Wear a costume & Treat or Trick around the store, decorate a Halloween Cookie, Fun Icky Activities,  Spooky Games, Prizes, Treats and just plan Fun! Watch the Peanuts, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, on the big screen.  1601 South IH35 Ste 325, Round Rock. 
  • Halls of Horror Haunted House in Pflugerville - From 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Enter if you dare - the Halls of Horror Haunted house operated by the City of Pflugerville! Bring 2 canned food items or a financial donation for entry. All proceeds benefit Blue Santa. Heritage Park - 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville.
  • Dove Springs Halloween at Dove Springs Recreation Center - Free, from 6 - 8 p.m. Carnival booths, Music, and Arts & Crafts. An inclusive community experience serving all ages. Small refreshments available free of charge. With live entertainment. 512-447-5875.   
  • Fall Carnival at Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center -  3 - 5 p.m.  Free. Games booths will be provided by APD,HHS,APL, and AISD.  512-974-7865.              
  • Halloween Spooktacular at South Austin Recreation Center - 6 - 7 p.m.  Cost: $1. Celebrate Halloween with a stroll through our trick or treat path and a fun family Halloween carnival. Designed for children ages 3-12. 512-444-6601.   
  • Halloween Carnival at Givens Recreation Center - 3 - 5 p.m.  Come and enjoy Halloween with a fall carnival for the youth. Games, candy and fun!  512-928-1982.      
  • Costume Ball and Ghoulish Party at McBeth Recreation Center - 5:30 - 8 p.m.  Carnival booths, Music, and Costume Contest. An inclusive community experience serving all ability levels and ages. $3.00 per person. 512-974-9011. 
  • Michaels - 6 - 8 p.m.  Kids can make Halloween Treat Bags at this Make-It Take-It event at all Michaels stores.
Saturday, October 30
  • Chaparral IceKids can try hockey for free at this Hockey Halloween event!  Girls can skate for free from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and boys can skate from 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  Chaparral Ice14200 IH-35 N.Austin.
  • Beetle Juice (PG) - Free movie for kids 6 and up at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.  Free Candy!  Costumes encouraged.  Movie starts at noon, but arrive early as seating is first come, first served.  1120 S Lamar Blvd., Austin.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) - Free movie for kids 6 and up at Alamo Lake Creek.  Movie starts at 11 a.m., but arrive early as seating is first come, first served. 13729 Research Blvd, Austin.
  • Halloween Storytime at BookPeople - 11:30 a.m.  Spend the morning with author and illustrator Keith Graves and his hilariously spooky book Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance. Kids can also make monster masks, eat candy, and dance the Monster Mash! Then there will be a creepy costume contest! Delicious wormy apple skulls! LIVE MUSIC by the Zombie brothers!   603 N. Lamar, Austin.
  • Wells Branch Community Library Fall Festival - Bring the family to the library for this free Fall Festival from 2 - 3 p.m. There will be a spooky storytime, costume contest, crafts, games and prizes; all wrapping up with a viewing of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
  • Cedar Park Library - 10 - 11 a.m.  Attend the first ever Fairies and Trolls Tea Party! There will be fairy snacks and teas, a fairy story or two, as well as crafts for the kids to make. Costumes are encouraged. The tea party will be held in the program room of the children's area. Call Ms. Kit at 401-5634 for more information.
  • Central Market - 6:30 - 9 p.m. Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead Dance Party Parade.  This 3rd annual event is one of Central Market's most fun family friendly events. The theater group Las Monas de San Antonio will bring their Giant 15 Dia de los Muertos Puppets for a Day of the Dead parade in the Central Market park area. Acadêmicos da Ópera, the Austin Samba School, will bring their large Brazilian style carnival percussion show. DJ Trey Lopez & DJ Hobo D will be spinning all your Latin dance favorites with some spooky soul tunes thrown in to keep the spirits alive and dancing. 4001 North Lamar, Austin.
  • Acorn Learning Academy's Annual Fall Festival - From 2 - 4 p.m., join the preschool for some family fun filled with games, arts and crafts, and a bounce house.  Wear your costumes and invite your friends.  All of the activities (and food!) will be free. 1000 Sam Bass Circle, Round Rock.
  • First Evangelical Free Church in South Austin - From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., families are invited to come in costume for food, candy, games, bounce houses, and door prizes!  All the games and activities are free, and food items will be available at a minimal cost.  There will also be a Fall Festival Preview for families with children with special needs on Saturday, from 4 - 6 p.m.  If you have a child with special needs, the preview event is designed just for your family!  They will have many of the same activities as the evening festival, with some additions and/or modifications to fit the needs of your child.  The church's experienced and trained volunteers are excited to help your children have a blast at a celebration just for them!  4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd., Austin.
  • Halls of Horror Haunted House in Pflugerville - From 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Enter if you dare - the Halls of Horror Haunted house operated by the City of Pflugerville! Bring 2 canned food items or a financial donation for entry. All proceeds benefit Blue Santa. Heritage Park - 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville.
  • Michaels - Free Family Halloween Event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  From 10 a.m. - noon, kids can make a free duct tape cuff.  There will be face painting from noon - 1:30 p.m. and a Halloween Parade from 1:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Halloween at Turner Roberts Recreation Center - 6 - 8 p.m.  Halloween games and activities for the community. There will also be a costume contest for ages 3-5; 6-8;9-12 along with snacks. 512-926-6013. 
  • Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center - 3 - 10 p.m.  Free. Family Activities, Classic Car show, ofrendas (altar) exhibits and live music by JEZ and MAGood morning all young ghouls and goblins! Please join us this morning for a very special storytime to celebrate arguably the best holiday of the year: HALLOWEEN! We’ll start the morning off with author and illustrator Keith Graves and his hilariously spooky book Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance. ALSO -- we’ll be making monster masks, eating (a reasonable amount of) candy, and dancing the Monster Mash! Don’t miss it, kiddos, it’s going to be the most fun.
    PLUS: A creepy costume contest! Delicious wormy apple skulls! LIVE MUSIC by the Zombie brothers!  MOVIES beginning at 6PM. This ritual of honoring the dead has been observed by Mexico and other Latin American countries for centuries. 512-974-3770. 
  • Pumpkin Carving Carnival at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Carnival games, music, haunted house and a pumpkin to carve per family to take home. $0.50 per ticket. 512-472-7142. 
  • Borders Annual Halloween Spooktacular - 11 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to join in on the fun at all 3 Austin Borders stores. They'll read scary stories, play spooky games, do a creepy craft and top it all off with a parade. Costumes are encouraged. Featuring music from Kidz Bop Halloween.
  • Hill Country Galleria - 3 - 7 p.m. Enjoy a dance performance at 3 p.m. by Put Art in Your Heart, free bat crafts provided by Art Attack, free trick-or-treating at participating merchants from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., and free concert from 7 - 10 p.m. by Kenny Luna. Lots of fun, free events for the whole family! 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. T-100, Bee Cave.
  • The Goddard School - Join The Goddard School in Cedar Park for a Fall Festival this Saturday.  There will be free pony rides, live music, free activities, prizes and more!  Please bring gently used children's books to the Fall Fest.  Books will be distributed by Bookspring to families in need.  1905 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park.
Sunday, October 31
  • LEGO Store Get a LEGO Universe Halloween Treat for free, while supplies last.  The store will be open from 12 - 6 p.m.  LEGO® Store Barton Creek Square , 2901 S Capital of Texas Highway , Austin.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) - Free movie for kids 6 and up at Alamo Lake Creek.  Movie starts at 11 a.m., but arrive early as seating is first come, first served. 13729 Research Blvd, Austin.
  • Howl-o-ween at Central Market - 12 - 3 p.m.  Benefiting the Austin Humane Society. HOWL-O-WEEN is an afternoon of family & pet fun, including a canine costume contest. Top prizes will go to Best Pet Costume, Best Pet/Owner Duo, and Best Kids Costume! Register at www.1035bobfm.com to secure your spot! The more creative & outrageous the costume, the better the chances of winning! Judging will begin at 2 p.m. Enjoy the Horror Howling Contest, and the Kid’s Mummy Walk. There will be safe trick or treating for pets and humans alike. The Paul Green School of Rock will be performing, plenty of kid’s activities, arts & crafts, and a photo area for pets and kids.
  • Chipotle - On October 31, dress up as a horrifying processed food and receive a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for $2 at participating Chipotle restaurants.  Arrive between 6 p.m. and closing for this deal. Take a photo of yourself wearing your costume in Chipotle and submit it to the Boorito Costume Contest.
  • First Baptist Church PflugervilleFirst Baptist Church Pflugerville is hosting a Harvest Festival  from 5 - 7 p.m. The Harvest Festival will include carnival games inside the building, as well as trunk-or-treating trunks outside, a cookie walk, an inflatable, a box maze, food, and lots of candy. First Baptist Church PflugervilleC Building306 S. 10th Street, Pflugerville.
  • Shenandoah Baptist Church in Cedar Park - for an evening of safe and FREE family fun!  On Sunday, October 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., there will be games, candy, and door prizes! Your kids will also enjoy inflatables, a hayride, a petting zoo and lots of food (hot dogs, cotton candy, nachos, popcorn and drinks!). 3003 Blue Ridge Drive, Cedar Park.
  • The Ridge Fellowship in Leander - Trunk or Treat from 6 - 7 p.m.  Dress up, bounce on inflatables and get candy!  8754 RR 2243, Leander.
  • King of Kings Lutheran Church of Round Rock - Fall Festival from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be games, food, music, “trunk-or-treat” and a pumpkin toss.  17000 Smyers Lane, Round Rock.
  • Trick-or-Treat at Highland MallAges 12 and under can fill their Halloween bags with treats and goodies from participating retailers, from 3 - 5 p.m. Participating stores will be identified by a ballon bouquet. Visit guest services for free treat bags, spooktacular specials and one lucky goblin will WIN the NEW iPOD Nano Multi-Touch. Halloween costumes welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult. No masks permitted for persons over the age of 12.
  • Trick-or-Treat at Round Rock Premium Outlets - Come in costume and trick-or-treat at the shops from 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Mall-o-ween at Lakeline Mall - Trick-or-treat from store to store in Lakeline Mall from 4 - 6 p.m. Bring the family out to Lakeline Mall and treat the little ones to a night of safe trick-or-treating. 
  • Cars and Coffee Halloween Celebration - Classic, vintage, antique and exotic automotive enthusiasts are invited to the Cars and Coffee Austin event hosted by John Eagle European. Enjoy this family-friendly celebration with games, door prizes and fun for the whole family! Entry is free with a suggested donation of healthy non-perishable food items or $5 monetary donation to help our neighbors in need. Help nourish hungry central Texans on this special day and celebrate the winner of the Car Club Challenge as the City of Leander presents a proclamation in recognition of the Car Club that raised the most funds for the Food Bank. Halloween treats and goodies will be provided at Sunday's gathering. Old Town Leander, 300 Willis Street.

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