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Halloween Family Fun

Laura Standefer, Senior Halloween Correspondent

October 7, 2019

The weather is getting cooler and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween is probably the best holiday ever. There’s no obligation to make a fancy dinner or buy each other presents. You can dress up as your favorite character or food condiment, and guess what? No judgement. And if that wasn’t enough, there is free candy everywhere. If you love Halloween as much as I do, then there are plenty of activities in the Austin area to celebrate. Here’s a list of frightfully wonderful Halloween activities for everyone in your family.

Select Dates from 10/4-10/26: Boo at the Zoo at the Austin Zoo. A spooky train ride, a haunted mansion, and silly shows for the kiddos can all be found at this amazing event. Make sure to call and grab your tickets before they sell out! 

Weekends through 11/3: Barton Hills Farm in Bastrop will be holding their fall festival and pumpkin patch all month long. With corn mazes, a giant jumping pillow, and, of course, so many pumpkins to choose from, this is an amazingly traditional way to celebrate the fall/Halloween season.

10/19: Little Land Play Gym’s 5th Halloween Spooktacular will be held at their north Austin location. Are you a member? If so, then this event is free! Call or check back on their Facebook event page for additional information on everything this spooktacular event will entail. 

10/20: Halloween Monster Mash at The COOP, presented by Keep Austin Young. Come for spooky arts, crafts, and treats. Make sure you get your tickets beforehand!

10/26: Fable Fest at Elizabeth Milburn Park. Come in your favorite costume to one of the best parks in town for magical events and storytelling. 

10/26: Halloween Hootenanny at the Thinkery. We all know that the Thinkery knows how to put on fun events for adults and kids alike. Get your costume and buy your tickets for some Thinkery-style Halloween fun. 

10/27: The Halloween Children’s Concert at the Long Center. Enjoy music from the majestically talented Austin symphony. The fun starts at 3pm. 

10/31: Fall Fun Fest at Old Settlers Park. If you’re looking for an event specifically for preschoolers and toddlers, head to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock for a free event put on by the Parks and Recreation Department.