Not only does fall in Texas mean more comfortable temperatures for spending time outdoors, it’s also a reminder that Halloween is just around the corner, and several cities throughout the state are hosting events to celebrate the season.
- Dallas - Hall’s Pumpkin Farm: Explore one of the last working farms in the area to pluck a pumpkin or two (or three!) from the vine, bump around on a hayride or get lost in a two-acre corn maze. Kids can savor some old-fashion kettle corn before feeding farm animals. Located in Grapevine, about 30 minutes from Dallas, this farm opens to the public on Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m.
- San Antonio - Coffins on Parade: There’s no better way to ring in Halloween than watching themed coffins in a boat floating along the river in San Antonio. Join the crowds to cheer on the barges as they make two laps around the River Walk beginning at the International Building all the way through Arneson River Theatre. Free to the public, this event will be held on Oct. 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Houston - Zombie Walk: Anything for charity, right? Dress up as a zombie and parade around downtown Houston to help raise money for the kids and animals, including Houston Children’s society, Houston Humane Society and the Dove Key Ranch Wildlife Rehab. Tickets cost $15 to participate, but every cent goes straight to the charities. Get the costumes ready for Oct. 19 from 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Jones Plaza.
- Austin - Ghost Tours: ‘Tis the season to encounter some of Austin’s most famous ghosts. As the sun goes down, set foot on a walking tour of the Warehouse District or the Old Pecan Street District to witness mystifying actions of the paranormal. Most tours begin at 8:00 p.m. and cost $20.
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