THINGS TO DO: Fall fun for Halloween weekend in Central Texas
CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — Cooler weather is upon us and fall events are in full swing. Check out these fun, fall activities and things to do this Halloween weekend in Central Texas.
UNDEAD: Haunted House of Dances there are two performances on Saturday, one at 6:30 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. The show is an adults-only Halloween show at the Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St.
Boo & Brew is a live music event with face painting and balloon art and vendor booths. The event is from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at The Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd.
The Brew Paul’s Drag Show: Halloween Edition starts at sunset with multiple performers. There will also be a costume contest with prizes for three winners.
There will be a concert at the George Washington Carver Museum at 6:30 p.m., performed by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble.
The Viva la Vida Festival and Parade are hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum until 6 p.m. The event features hands-on art activities, artist demonstrations, traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-cost exhibit, and live performances throughout the day.
Tricks, Treats and Trails at McKinney Roughs Nature Park is a Halloween weekend event with a pumpkin patch, trick or treating trail, s’mores and more. Saturday’s event is from 2 to 8 p.m
Film Alley Bastrop will host a free Halloween costume contest from 13:00 to 16:00
Ghost screen on green will include a viewing of the film Hocus Pocus at 8pm at Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Ave.
The Neal-Cochran House Museum has a free Halloween carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes, and children can enjoy a trunk or treat, bounce house, corn husk doll making and scavenger hunt.
Tricks, Treats and Trails at McKinney Roughs Nature Park returns for its second day with a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat trail, s’mores and more. Sunday’s event is from 4 to 8 p.m
The Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center has a free Halloween story and scavenger hunt start at 10:30 a.m. Costumes are encouraged but optional.
Barton Hill Farm, located just outside of Austin, has opened its doors Fall Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze for the weekends until November 6. There are still tickets available for the remaining days off.
The Whispering Pines Harvest Festival in Bastrop is also open for seasonal activities such as hayrides and pumpkin patching. The outdoor event costs $10 per person.
A Dia De Los Muertos event at the Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center will be available to the public through November 5. The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Into something a little spookier?
Chased ATX offers a variety of mobile tours for the Austin area.
Austin Ghost Tours also organizes walking tours of the Austin and San Marcos area.
Scream Hollowjust south of Bastrop, there are several haunted attractions and trails available.
House of Torturelocated in Northeast Austin, has a variety of haunted houses open, as well as ax throwing and escape games.
Ghost City Tours has Pub crawl, with tickets starting at $29.99 for ages 21 and up. The pub crawl takes you through the city’s most haunted pubs and restaurants.