2013 Fall Festivals & Halloween Events

 Thursday, September 26, 2013



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What's the Story Steve Halloween Shows, Saturdays through November 2, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., ColdTowne Theater. Join Steve and friends at ColdTowne Theater for spooky tales created on the spot! Wear a costume if you'd like! Pay what you wish. (4803 Airport Blvd)


MUMC Pumpkin Patch, October 5 - 31, Manchaca United Methodist Church. Visit the patch, purchase a pumpkin to carve, take photos and join in celebrating the cool breezes of fall and the changing colors of the season. The MUMC Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  The MUMC Fall Festival is a great time to celebrate the season! Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a day of fun! The Festival will include family fun, a hay ride, children's games, a moon jump, food, a cakewalk, crafts, prizes, clowns, music and more!  FREE. (1011 FM 1626 at Manchaca Rd)

Boo at the Zoo, October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. Boo at the Zoo is the Austin Zoo's annual fall fundraiser benefiting their rescued animals. Take a haunted train ride, walk through a haunted house, and enjoy spooky lights all throughout the zoo. Call 512-288-1490 to purchase tickets with a MasterCard, Visa, or Discover card. You will need to purchase tickets for a specific date and train ride time. 48 hour notice is required for cancellation. Admission is $12.50 per person and includes train ticket. (10808 Rawhide Trail)


Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch, October 11 - 31, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church. Choose from an inventory of over 2000 various sizes of pumpkins for purchase. On the weekends kids can enjoy storybook readers, children activities, cookbook, and great picture opportunities. FREE (plus cost of pumpkins). (3701 W. Slaughter Ln)


Pioneer Farms Haunted Trails, October 18 & 19 and October 25 & 26, 7-10 p.m., Pioneer Farms. Experience Halloween like nowhere else in Texas! A must-see history show for all ages. This is an Austin tradition with new displays and thrills! Admission is $12 a person. Reservations are not necessary. Hayrides and fortune telling booths available for extra fee (Update: hayrides are not available the first weekend due to soggy ground from all the rain). Food and drinks will be on sale in the Spook Town entrance village. (10621 Pioneer Farms Drive)


TownLake YMCA Fall Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring the family for raffles, trick or treating, Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, dogs in costume from Austin Pets Alive, face painting, inflatables, pumpkin decorating, treats from Thunderbird Energetica and fun for the whole family. Also learn about the Y's upcoming garden mosaic classes and volunteering at the Y. The Y will be honoring the Community Gardens sponsor, Kevin Williamson of Ranch 616. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. (1100 W. Cesar Chavez)

Fall Fun at Red Barn, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Red Barn Garden Center. This free event will feature a moon bounce and a petting zoo, and pumpkins of all sizes available for purchase. FREE. (12881 Pond Springs Rd)


Dia de los Muertos Festival, Saturday, October 19, noon - 11 p.m., Fiesta Gardens. $20 for age 13 and up in advance ($25 at the gate); kids 12 and under FREE. Proceeds from the Dia de los Muertos Festival will benefit Easter Seals Central Texas’ mission of providing exceptional services to people with disabilities. (2101 Jesse E. Segovia St)


Octoberama, Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mathews Elementary. All are welcome! Come enjoy games, inflatables, live music, award-winning local food vendors, a silent auction, and fun for the whole family! FREE. (906 West Lynn St.)


Viva la Vida Festival, Saturday, October 19, from 2 - 10 p.m., Mexic-Arte Museum. This year, the Museum will present the 30th Anniversary of the festival with the debut of 100 Catrinas during the Grand Procession and a reunion call to all Austinites who have participated over the years. The free annual street festival is Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event and features a Grand Procession, Latino artists and entertainment, an exhibition with community altars inside the museum, and educational programs. Attendees will also enjoy traditional foods from local food trucks, hands-on art activities, artist demos, and traditional and contemporary Latino art. The 2013 event is co-sponsored by the City of Austin. Festival: 5th St., between Congress & Brazos, 2-10 p.m. Grand Procession: Line-up on 6th Street (between Comal and Chicon) 5 p.m., runs down 6th St. to 5th & Congress, 6-7 p.m. FREE.


Run for All Festival & 5K, Saturday, October 19, 5:30 - 10 p.m., Texas School for the Deaf.  Come down to the Run For All Festival, featuring the city’s only Halloween-themed evening 5K, and an Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow screening of the movie Beetlejuice. Come in costume! Runners and walkers of all ages welcome. Registration for the 5K is $30 and includes all festival events. Spectator tickets are $10. (1102 S. Congress Ave)

Costume Ball and Ghoulish Party, Saturday, October 19, 6 - 9 p.m., McBeth Recreation Center. Carnival games, dancing and party for a chance to flaunt your costume, win prizes and have a great time socializing. (2401 Columbus Drive)

Hyde Park Annual Fire Station Festival, Sunday, October 20, 4 - 6 p.m., Fire Station #9 (3rd & Speedway). Hyde Park Neighborhood Association invites you to have a little fun with your friends and neighbors at our own Fire Station #9. There will be live music, refreshments, a Halloween parade, activities for all ages, and prizes for best costume. You can even meet the firefighters! Parade will gather at Shipe Park. FREE. (4400 Ave G)


Goultide Gala, Sunday, October 20, 7 p.m., St. Martin's Lutheran Church. A program based around the narrative poem 'Twas All Hallows Eve, featuring Ghoultide Scarols, a chamber oghoulstra, and a 100 voice massed Ghoul Choir. The story will be brought to life with costumed and choreographed actors and dancers. A gala reception will follow in the church's gymnasium with Ghoultide Gourmet (food) and Ghoultide Go-Go (dancing). $10 suggested donation. (606 W. 15th St)

11th Annual Great PUGkin Fest, Sunday, October 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Woodlands Park. Each year the Austin PUG Club hosts the biggest and best Halloween costume contest for pug dogs! The costume contest is family friendly with 11 categories, including best kid-crafted, "arfully" close second and best in show! Available pugs and pug mixes from Pug Rescue Austin will be in attendance, with dogs available for adoption at the start of the show. The event is free to attend with a $5 donation to participate in the contest! Proceeds benefit Pug Rescue of Austin (501c3). (8820 Big View Dr.)

Fall Festival, Sunday, October 20, 5 - 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Church. A family friendly festival for kids and families of all ages. Children can play fun carnival games, decorate cookies, make crafts, enjoy yummy BBQ, and fun bounce house attractions in a safe and fun family oriented environment. Admission is FREE but some games have a fee and food meal tickets $3 each. (6909 West Courtyard Drive)

Spooky Snacks & Creepy Crafts, Thursday, October 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m., YMCA North Austin Branch. Get in the Halloween spirit and join us in making healthy, Halloween-themed snacks and crafts that the whole family can enjoy. Fun for all ages; families are welcome. Admission is $5 for an individual child or $10 for the whole family. (1000 W. Rundberg Ln)

Halloween Carnival, Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6 - 8 p.m., A. B. Cantu / Pan American Recreation Center. Every year the Pan Am Recreation Center offers families an alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Swing by for the Halloween Carnival, where families can enjoy carnival games, prizes, candy, a costume contest, and dancing! (2100 East 3rd St.)

Halloween Carnival, Thursday, October 24, 6 - 8 p.m., Dove Springs Recreation Center. Come and enjoy Games, booths, candy, many prizes. Costume contest for: Infants - 3yr olds; 4 year olds to 6 year olds and 7 years to 10 year olds. (5801 Ainez Drive)

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Carnival and Haunted House, Thursday, October 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center. Bring your whole family and your pumpkin-carving skills! Activities include pumpkin carving, carnival games, food, and haunted house. (2608 Gonzales St)

Ghostbusters, Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m., Republic Square Park. The Alamo Drafthouse and Austin Parks Foundation present Ghostbusters (1989 | PG). The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. Details about the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse website. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. (422 Guadalupe)

Halloween Bash, Friday, October 25, 5 p.m., The Little Gym of Austin at Lakeline. Ghostly games, thrilling treats, and a mysterious maze! Costumes are encouraged! Please call at 512-918-9876 if you have any quivering questions! The first gym play hour from 5:00-6:00 p.m. is only open to families with children under 3 years. Families with children 3 years and older will be invited to come at 6:00pm. Children under 3 years are free to stay after 6:00 p.m. If you have both Parent/Child and Pre/K children, please do not participate in gym play before 6:00 p.m. The Halloween Bash is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a member to attend, so invite friends and family! Admission is FREE. (14010 N Hwy 183 #445)

Trick or Treat Path & Carnival, Friday, October 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center. Don’t be late….for this very important date! Come join us down the rabbit hole for our annual Halloween trick-or- Treat Trail and Carnival. This year’s carnival will include a bounce house, popcorn, games, candy, a trip down the rabbit hole trail, and more Halloween fun for all ages! First 10 Tickets are FREE. Additional tickets can be purchased for $0.25 each. (2913 Northland Dr.)

Spooktacular, Friday, October 25, 6 - 9 p.m., Bullock Texas State History Museum. When darkness falls at the Bullock Museum, history's spookiest stories are brought to light. Discover terror-ific tales of Texas through games, storytelling, costumes and more! FREE. (1800 N. Congress Avenue)

Community Halloween Carnival, Friday, October 25, from 7 - 9 p.m., Turner-Roberts Recreation Center. Boo… Trick or Treat!! Join the Halloween Celebration at Turner-Roberts for lots of free candy, games, door prizes and arts & crafts. Music and snacks will be provided. FREE! (7201 Colony Loop Dr.)

2nd Annual Halloween Family Fun and Film FestSaturday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,Yarborough Branch512-974-8820Visit the library for arts and crafts, food and drinks, and a movie for the whole family. Monsters, Inc. will show at 10:30 a.m. FREE. (2200 Hancock Dr.)

Halloween Bash, Saturday, October 26, 12 - 3 p.m., Whole Foods Gateway. Enjoy music, food, face painting and Halloween crafts & games. Be sure to wear your costumes and have your photo taken in our photo booth! FREE. (9607 Research Blvd)


Brentwood Halloween Carnival, Saturday, October 26, 3-7 p.m., Brentwood Elementary School. Come support Brentwood Elementary at the annual Haunted Halloween Carnival! Fun Activities: Haunted House, Inflatables, Putt-Putt, and over a dozen carnival booths with prizes! Delicious Food: Taco Deli, Eastside Pies, Bake Sale, Popcorn, and Cotton Candy! FREE to attend. Tickets sold on site for games and concessions. (6700 Arroyo Seco)

26th Annual Monster Concert, Saturday, October 26, 3-8 p.m., Austin High. FREE concerts in the Performing Arts Center will feature guest orchestras from local schools. See the full performance scheduleIn addition, there will be an outdoor Carnival with food, games, live music, a costume contest at 5:45 p.m., and a Haunted House. At the event, Carnival tickets will be $1 and Haunted House admission will be $7. (1715 West Cesar Chavez St.)

Fall Festival, Sunday October 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Cathedral School of St. Mary. Join us for food, fun and fellowship. There will be food, games, silent auction, arts & craft vendors and much more. FREE. (203 E. 10th St)



Halloween Party on the Plaza, Saturday, October 26, 3-5 p.m., The Domain. Halloween is here and The Domain is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo'tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Halloween Party on the Plaza Event at iPic Theaters Plaza. There will be trick-or-treating, spooky music, face painting, crafts, and more! No toy weapons. Masks permitted on children 12 and under. (3225 Amy Donovan Plaza)


Dittmar Spooktacular, Saturday, October 26, 4 - 9 p.m., Dittmar Recreation Center. The carnival festivities will be held on the Dittmar Field with the movie to follow at sunset. The Haunted House will be held in Dittmar’s Main Building. (1009 W. Dittmar Rd)

Halloween at Rosewood, Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 6 - 9 p.m., Rosewood Park. Activities will include carnival type games, concessions, prizes, cake walk, costume contest and haunted house! (1182 North Pleasant Valley Road)

Pumpkin Sculpting Competition, Sunday, October 27, noon - 4 p.m., Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. BYOPumpkin or purchase one from the museum. There will be sculpting and carving tutorials by Texas Society of Sculptors’ Marla Riperda, plus a silly round of judging at 3:45 p.m. This year, your admission fee is waived when you bring 3 non-perishable food items to be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. (605 Robert E. Lee Road)

Fright at the Museum, Sunday, October 27, from 1 - 4:45 p.m., Texas Memorial Museum. Dress up your little goblins and bring your mummy to celebrate Halloween at Austin's very own dinosaur graveyard! Join spooky scientists in exploring the mysterious side of Texas' natural history. Feel frightful fish from the ocean depths; and be rattled by slithery snakes of Central Texas. FREE. (2400 Trinity Street)


Free Family Day at the Art Garage, Sunday, October 27, 2 - 4 p.m., The Art Garage. Visit the studio for free and fun Halloween themed art projects. There will also be specials and walk-in offerings. All ages are welcome. FREE. (11190 Circle Dr, Ste 202)


Austin Symphony Halloween Children's Concert, Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m., Long Center. This year’s spook-tacular show is sure to have you shakin’ in your boots! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall as the Austin Symphony presents its annual Halloween Children’s Concert, featuring mindchilling songs that are entertaining for all ages! The entire family is encouraged to join in on the fun and dress to impress in their favorite costumes while attending a concert full of “boo-tiful” music. Tickets are $8 for children; $12 for adults. (701 W. Riverside Drive)


Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday October 27, 3 - 5 p.m., YMCA North Austin Branch. Gather up your little ghosts and goblins for some Halloween fun at the YMCA! There will be tricks and treats, so come in costume. The Y will provide games, candy and a parade in a safe and supervised environment. FREE and open to all. (1000 W. Rundberg Ln)


Goblins in the Garden, Sunday, October 27, 4 - 7 p.m., Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Dress up and come to the Wildflower Center and trick-or-treat at candy stations throughout the garden. Kids can also get their faces painted, listen to stories at the Little House, take part in a scavenger hunt, do arts and crafts, and march in a costume parade. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for Center members and children under 5.


Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival, Sunday, October 27, 4 - 6 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church. Join Bethany Lutheran for the annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival. Children can collect candy at decorated cars, decorate cupcakes, play carnival games, participate in a costume parade, hear spooky stories, enjoy yummy treats and much more. Exciting prizes will be offered for best decorated cars so please consider bringing your “decked out” car to the event! FREE. (3701 W. Slaughter Ln)


Fall Festival, Sunday, October 27, 4 - 6 p.m., Southwest Christian Church. Wear your costume for trunk or treat candy and games, and enjoy a hayride, bounce house, and more. FREE. (10500 Old Manchaca Rd)



Spooky Halloween Trail, Wednesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m., South Austin Recreation Center. A family friendly event featuring a carnival, costume contest, haunted house, trick or treating and more! FREE. (1100 Cumberland Rd.)

Spooktacular Halloween, Wednesday, October 30, 6 - 8 p.m., Givens Recreation Center. Children of all ages and their parents can scare up some fun at the carnival where they will find games, inflatables, and much, much more. Kids love to show off their costumes for this event; parents are encouraged to dress up too! FREE. (3811 East 12th Street)

St. John Fall Festival, Thursday, October 31, 3:30 p.m., Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center. To all you trick-or-treaters, come out and enjoy some mini carnival games, good food, and have a lot of fun before you head out and trick or treat. Fee: $2 for wristband (7500 Blessing Ave.)


2nd Annual Monster FestivalThursday, October 31, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Ruiz Branch of Austin Public Library.  512-974-7500. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or monster for the costume contest. Get your face painted like a monster at the face painting station. Get creative at craftBOOths. Create your own scary story: write, draw, color, and more. Make your own paper monster. At 6 p.m., enjoy the movie Monsters, Inc. All ages welcome! FREE. Snacks and goodies bags will be provided on first come, first served basis. (1600 Grove Blvd.)

Halloween Carnival, Thursday, October 31, 6 - 8 p.m., Montopolis Recreation Center. Come and enjoy a spooktacular time! There will be games, arts and crafts, and a haunted house. There will also be a family pumpkin decorating contest and a costume contest. FREE. (1200 Montopolis Dr.)

Pumpkin Parade, Thursday, October 31, 10:30 a.m., Lake Travis Community Library. Get dressed up in your best Halloween costume and come to the library for the annual Pumpkin Parade. There will be a brief story time, then parade around the library. FREE. (1938 Lohman's Crossing)


Trunk or Treat, Thursday, October 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Austin Baptist Church. Bounce houses and a small petting zoo. FREE of charge. (7016 Ribelin Ranch Drive)

Trunk or Treat, Thursday, October 31, 6 - 9 p.m., Wells Branch Community Center Parking Lot. Bring your trick-or-treat route by the Community Center parking lot off Klattenhoff Drive for Trunk-or-Treat. You will be able to vote for various decorated cars and play games on Halloween night. FREE. (2106 Klattenhoff Dr)


Trick or Treat for Books, Thursday, October 31, 6 p.m., BookPeople. Storytime will kick off in the BookKids amphitheater at 6 p.m., featuring stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary). Then, at 6:30 p.m., join the costume parade around the store, which will start on our second floor and end at the front of the store where you’ll get your treat – a FREE book to bring home! This Halloween Party is perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 and under. (603 N. Lamar)Trunk or Treat, Thursday, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., South Austin Church of the NazareneJoin the church for a fun filled night of trick or treating, games, and costumes.  Contact sacnkids@gmail.com for more info. (6711 Manchaca)
Dia de los Muertos, November 2, 10 a.m., Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Participate in an annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) celebration by displaying your custom or classic car or bike. This colorful community event grows every year, and it continues to provide an opportunity to celebrate Latino culture. Día de los Muertos is an indigenous Mexican holiday that celebrates the life cycle through the building of temporary altars to commemorate loved ones who have passed, and as such, altars are also suggested and may be placed inside or outside your vehicle. Display your pride and vehicle or bike this year for a chance to win a special prize! (600 River Street)

River Oaks Fall Festival, Saturday, November 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., River Oaks Elementary School. Enjoy  laser tag, ponies, carnival games where everyone is a winner. Entertainment such as the mariachi band Trio Los Castros and Connelly cheer-leading squad. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE, but some activities have a fee. (12401 Scofield Farms Dr)


Bastrop


Fall Festival & Corn Maze, Saturdays & Sundays, September 28 - November 10, Barton Hill Farms. Enjoy a corn maze, train rides, a sunken ship, jumping pillow, and more. Free pumpkin painting with purchase of pumpkin. General admission is $7 per person for ages 3-10 and $10 for ages 11 and up. Ages 2 and under are FREE. Admission includes entry to the corn maze and pumpkin patch. Some of the other activities cost extra. Guests can purchase an all access pass for $5 for unlimited access to the jumping pillow. Guests can also save $1 per ticket by purchasing online. (1115 FM 969, Bastrop)


HalloweenFest, Thursday, October 31, 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Bastrop. Take the family down to historic main street in downtown Bastrop for the Annual Halloween Festival, recognized as one of the top Halloween festivals in the country. Kids and parents alike will enjoy costume contests, pumpkin carving contests, trick-or-treating, games and more. FREE.


Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria Trick or Treating, Saturday, October 26 from 2-9 p.m. Visit Hill Country Galleria for a special Halloween event with FREE face painting, FREE bounce houses, bungee jump, and of course trick or treating! The fun starts at 2 p.m. in the outdoor Amphitheater with a dance performance by PAIYH Dance Studios, then trick or treating follows from 4-6 p.m. Make the rounds at over 100 stores and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria to trick or treat! Be sure to wear your costume and stop by the Hill Country Galleria Guest Services booth to get a free trick or treat bag! The day will end with a live music performance by The Loose Wheels! (12700 Hill Country Blvd.)


Buda

11th Annual Boo-da Halloween, October 26, from 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Buda. Downtown Buda serves as a safe and fun opportunity for children to trick-or-treat for Halloween and includes Halloween stories, crafts, games and more Halloween fun at the Buda Public Library. FREE.


Cedar Park


Pumpkin Festival and Craft Show, Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cedar Park First United Methodist Church. Kids Activities & Games * Free Caricature Artist* Free Face Painter *Food & Much More! Craft Show on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (600 West Park Street, Cedar Park)

Fall Festival, Saturday, October 26, 12 - 4 p.m., Lakeline Mall JC Penney court. Join Lakeline Mall for a costume contest, Halloween craft activities, and prize giveaways! Be sure to check out the strolling magician, balloon twister, and face painter while you’re there. And, stop by the pumpkin patch and pick out your very own pumpkin. Admission is FREE, but activities may have a fee. (11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park)

Free Fall Fest, Saturday, October 26, 4 - 7 p.m. FREE Family festival complete with food, games, petting zoo, pony rides, hay ride, bounce houses,trunk or treat, a rock wall and MORE!(1775 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park)

Fall Festival, Saturday, November 9 from 12 - 9 p.m., YMCA Camp Twin Lakes (rescheduled due to inclement weather). Kids who are 3 years and younger enter for free. For everyone else, admission is $6 per person in advance (before Oct. 19 at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA Member Services Desk in Cedar Park) or $8 per person at the gate. Activities included with admission are: inflatables, hay rides, petting zoo, super slide, Pedestal Joust, Superhero Obstacle, climbing tower, midway carnival games, Kiddie Carnival (8 years and younger), Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins available for purchase), and a vendor fair. (204 E Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park)

Elgin


October Fall Fun at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, daily from October 5, excluding Pumpkin Festival Weekends. Enjoy hay rides, animals, mazes, and more. Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sundays noon - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $6 per person. Join the Farm Family to receive one FREE child admission coupon. (120 Nature's Way, Elgin, off Roy Davis Rd)


Pumpkin Festival Weekends, October 12 & 13, October 19 & 20, Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Parents can enjoy the live music (and eating great food) while the kids stay busy decorating pumpkins, competing in the duck races and playing on the playground. Included in admission are hayrides, face painting, animal visits, train ride, and more. Pony rides, crafts and pumpkin purchases are an additional fee. Admission is $6 for kids ages 2-12, $8 for ages 13 and up. Join the Farm Family to receive one FREE child admission coupon. (120 Nature's Way, Elgin, off Roy Davis Rd)


Pumpkin Hunt, Evergreen Farms, weekends in October. Admission is FREE but some activities cost $2.50 to $5. Free activities include wagon rides around the farm and a petting zoo. Activities that cost $2.50 per ticket include a train ride, a maze, and face painting. (Directions)


Georgetown


Special Needs Halloween Dance, Friday, October 11, 6 - 8 p.m., Georgetown Community Center. Age 15 and up can enjoy food, dancing, photos, and prizes. Admission is $5. (445 E Morrow St, in San Gabriel Park)


19th annual Halloween Hayride and Carnival, Thursday, October 24, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Georgetown Community Center. Hayrides begin outside the Georgetown Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales will STOP at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be $2 for children 5 or older and adults. Children under 5 are $1. Please note: This will not be a scary Haunted Hayride. It is a friendly hay ride through the park with Halloween themed decorations, aimed towards younger children.The Carnival will be held inside the Community Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is FREE, but each booth or activity charges a fee to participate. The Trick-or-treat Village will be set up in the Community Center front lawn from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Back again this year is a FREE Movie in the Park! See Casper (PG) at 6:45 p.m. at the Gazebo in San Gabriel Park. FREE popcorn. (445 E Morrow St, in San Gabriel Park)


Boo Bash, Friday, October 25, 5:30- 8:00 p.m., Downtown Georgetown on the Square. Kids and adults will enjoy live music, trick or treating on the square. FREE. 

Kyle

Kyle Community Fall Festival, Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m., Kyle United Methodist Church. Pumpkins, crafts, games, baked goods photos, all at the pumpkin patch and inside Kyle UMC. FREE. (408 West Lockhart, Kyle)


Lakeway


The Great Goblin Glow, Saturday, October 19, 7 - 9 p.m., Lakeway City Park. Celebrate the season as hot air balloons illuminate the night sky. Children from around the area are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy and evening featuring candy, glitter tattoo artists, a juggler, balloon twisters, SpinOut Swings ride and music from The Loose Wheels.  Don't forget to see the live bats exhibit and venture into Lakeway's own Dead End Cemetery!  Please, no dogs at the park on this night. FREE. (502 Hurst Creek Rd, Lakeway)


Leander


Leander Fire Department Fall Fun Festival, Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26, 5:30 - 10 p.m., Biff Johnson Fire Administration Building.  Featuring the Firehouse of Horror. Carnival Games tickets are 50¢ each. Most games require only one ticket per play. Tours of the Two-Story Haunted FireHouse of Horror are $10 per person, per tour. The purpose of the event is to provide Leander and the surrounding communites a safe, fun, and low-cost event, and to raise money for Leander Fire Department to replace three old worn out Automated External Defibilators (AED). There is FREE admission and free parking. (101 E. Sonny Drive, Leander)


Whitestone's 10th annual Fall Festival, Friday, October 18, 2013, from 4:30 - 8 p.m. There will be fun, food, and games! Come join to enjoy some laser tag, rock climbing, hamster balls, a human gyroscope, a petting zoo with pony rides, balloon animals, and much much more! There will also be food trailers this year so please bring cash or credit for the food trucks.Tickets for games will be available online at a discounted price or at the event for full price. (2000 Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander)


Fall Festival, Saturday, October 26, 3 – 6 p.m., Leander United Methodist Church. All activities are FREE! Carnival Games: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Snack Bar Open: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Costume Contest: 5:00 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. All Meals: $5 | Frito pie & drink | BBQ sandwich, chips & drink. (107 S. West Drive, Leander)

Manchaca 


MUMC Fall Festival, Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Manchaca UMC. The MUMC Fall Festival is a great time to celebrate the season! Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a day of fun! Live music by Psychic Cowboy and Demi the Daredevil. Bring a canned food item to donate to the MUMC Food Pantry and a pair of men’s white socks for Manna Bags to be given to the homeless in the community. Hay Rides, Face painting, Clowns, Bounce House, Food, Crafts, Cake Walk, Door Prizes, Craft Show and lots more! (SE corner of Manchaca Rd and FM 1626)

Manor

30th Anniversary Fall Celebration, Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Crowe's Nest Farm. Animal shows, cow milking demos, hayrides, meet the animals, and more. $8 for adults; $6 for children (3 - 12); $2 for 2-year-olds; under 2 free. (10300 Taylor Lane, Manor)


Marble Falls


Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm, September 28 - November 8. Harvest the fall fun at Sweet Berry Farm with corn mazes, Berry Bouncers, pumpkin painting, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, train rides, ice cream, and lots more. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. (1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls)


Pflugerville


Halls of Horror Haunted HouseOctober 18-19 and October 25-26 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Green Red Barn at Heritage Park. Enter if you dare the Halls of Horror Haunted House. Not only is it a chance to prove your bravery.... this haunted house benefits local food pantries as entrants provide either $2 donation or canned goods. (901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville)


Pflugerville Thriller Mob Dance, Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., H-E-B on Pecan Street. Don your best zombie costume and head to Pflugerville to take part in a community-wide "Thriller" mob dance! (201 FM 685, Pflugerville)

Pflugerville Community Church Fall Festival, Sunday, October 27, from 5 - 7 p.m. FREE family fun! Enjoy hot dogs, a raffle, Sponge Toss, Bounce House, Photo Spot, Duck Pond, Bean Bag Toss, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Mummy Wrap, Snow Cones, and more! (1214 Pfennig Lane, Pflugerville)

Round Rock

Fall Festival, Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Christian Church. Free fun, including face painting, pumpkin bowling, petting zoo, games, pony rides, and more. FREE. (4300 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock)


Create a Pumpkin for Halloween, October 5, 10 a.m., IKEA. BYO Pumpkin for this FREE crafting workshop. RSVP required. (1 IKEA Way, Round Rock)


Decorate a Pumpkin, Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Kaleidoscope Toys. Decorate mini pumpkins with all kinds of craft items, including googly eyes, feathers, markers, and more. FREE. (110 North IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock)


Fall Festival, Friday, October 25, 7 - 9 p.m., Kids R Kids of Round Rock. Join us on Friday, October 25 for our 4th Annual Fall Festival! The festivities are to include pony rides, face painting, photo booth, carnival games, family friendly costumes, and our famous haunted house. FREE Admission with donation of any canned good. Donations to benefit the Round Rock Serving Center. (1455 Red Bud Ln, Round Rock)


Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Friday, October 25, 5:30 - 8 p.m., IKEA. Boo-rific Fun! Dress up your little ones and bring them to IKEA Round Rock Friday evening, October 25th for FREE spooky (not really) fun! (1 IKEA Way, Round Rock)


Halloween at the Y, Saturday, October 26, 4 - 10 p.m., Old Settlers Association. One of the largest Halloween events throughout Central Texas, this festival will include carnival games, inflatables, rides, climbing walls, Halloween candy, music, prizes, concessions, a costume contest, and more. Admission is $5, and parking is free at the Dell Diamond. (3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, across from the Dell Diamond)


Little Gym Halloween Bash, Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m., Little Gym Round Rock. Ghostly games, thrilling treats, and a mysterious maze! Costumes are encouraged! Please call at 512-687-4141 if you have any quivering questions! The first gym play hour from 3:00-4:00 p.m. is only open to families with children under 3 years. Families with children 3 years and older will be invited to come at 4:00pm. Children under 3 years are free to stay after 4:00 p.m. If you have both Parent/Child and Pre/K children, please do not participate in gym play before 4:00 p.m. The Halloween Bash is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a member to attend, so invite friends and family! Admission is FREE. The Little Gym of Round Rock, 3203 S IH-35, Round Rock.

Halloween House Open HouseSunday, October 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The house boasts hundreds of original outdoor displays based on Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas and The Corpse Bride, as well as Disney's Haunted MansionThese Open House events are FREE and open to the public. The owners will be taking people through in small groups to get a closer look inside. Please keep in mind that the Halloween House is a private residence, not a business. They ask that you do not park in front of the yard displays so that others can enjoy the full view, and please be mindful of the neighbors and respect their properties and privacy. (23 Meandering Way, Round Rock)

Fall Fun Fest, Thursday, October 31, from 9 - 11:30 a.m., Lakeview Pavilion festival area of Old Settlers Park
Update: Due to rain, the Fall Fun Fest location has been moved to the Old Settlers Association Tabernacle (indoor location) located at 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. next door to the Dell Diamond, across from the Salt Lick. Times and activities remain the same.This year's theme is superheroes. Kapow! Bam! Pow! Zap! Superhero to the rescue! Fly into the park for a fun filled morning with all your favorite superheroes. There will be carnival games for toddlers and preschoolers, hayrides, cookies and punch and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. Be sure to wear your favorite costume! FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for the Round Rock Serving Center. (3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock)

First Baptist Church Round Rock Fall Festival, October 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Inflatables, candy, food, music and fun.  FREE.  (306 Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock)

San Marcos

Farmer Fred's Harvest Fall Carnival, Saturday, October 26, 6-9 p.m., San Marcos City Park. FREE admission and FREE activities!  All ages welcome.  Don't miss the costume contest.  A Haunted Hayride will be available for a nominal fee. (San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E. Hopkins, San Marcos)

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