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Something Wicked (& FUN!) This Way Comes: Halloween Hijinks in Central Texas


Every autumn, Central Texans look forward to three things: cooler temperatures, football, and the month long festivities leading up to Halloween. There certainly is no shortage of creepy, chilling and family-oriented fun throughout the month. Here’s an extensive list of activities, but make sure to bring a sense of adventure…and your courage!


Haunted Houses

The House of Torment
A catastrophic virus outbreak originating from Promontory Point is destroying the lives of central Texas residents. The city has become a chaotic disaster area run amok with voracious, maniacal zombies frantically in search of food. Will you and your friends escape?

Austin Ghost Tours
Three different walking tours, telling the stories behind Austin’s most haunted places.



Family-Friendly Parties

Halloween Party @Round Rock Public Library
Hop into your costumes and bring treats to share – the Round Rock Public Library is throwing a Halloween bash!  Children ages 18 months and older may join us with their parent/guardian for stories, songs, treats, and Halloween fun. There will be three identical parties. Please register for one date:


Healthy Halloween Family Link Celebration
Sat, October 22, 2016
Costume Contest, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Haunted House, Photo Booth, Halloween Games, Tattoos, Spooky Activities, and Healthy Treats 

Central Market’s Kid’s Ball featuring White Ghost Shivers
Sat Oct 29
An evening at Central Market with the music of White Ghost Shivers at the Kids’ Ball. Free and open to all! Fun and treats galore, with make-your-own costume, mask, and puppet stations.



Adult Festivities

There’s almost an endless list of local and near-Austin Halloween parties and masquerade balls to fit anyone’s taste. In fact, too many to list here. Check out this expansive collection from EventBrite.



Corn Maze sign in cornfield

Pumpkin Patches & Mazes

The Great Pumpkin Patch
Barton Hill Farms’ Fall Festival & Lonesome Dove Maze is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals.

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
Enjoy a hayride, petting zoo, mazes, mini pumpkin decorating, playgrounds, picnic areas, pumpkin photo ops and hay jumps.

Evergreen Farms
Many free activities for all ages including wagon rides, toddler play area, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin decorating, a bean bag toss and a petting zoo. Other activities like a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin launcher, pumpkin maze, pumpkin slide, train ride, pumpkin golf and more cost only $2.50 per ticket.

Sweet Berry Farm Maze
It’s A-MAZE-ING in Marble Falls because of this a four-acre maze in the shape of Texas.  And inside are a myriad of pathways.  The object is to walk through Texas and find signs representing destinations in Texas which are listed on your game card. Also enjoy a variety
of fun fall activities.

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