2010 Family Fun, Halloween Parties, Pumpkin Patches, Costume Contests, Haunted Houses and more in the greater Austin, TX area!
Evergreen Farms – Pumpkin Hunt
WHEN: Last 4 weekends in October
[October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31]
Saturdays 10:00-5:00 Sundays 1:00-5:00
WHERE: Elgin’s Farm on Monkey Road, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin, Texas 78621
WHAT: The premier event, the Pumpkin Hunt, includes a wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden in the trees. After the Hunt enjoy pumpkin painting on the pavilion along with the other activities and games.
LEARN MORE: http://www.evergreen-farms.com/pumpkin.php
Austin Ghost Tours- Halloween
WHEN: 8 PM Fridays & Saturdays Oct. 1-16. Everyday, 8:00 PM Oct. 22-27.
Everyday, 7:30, 8:00 & 8:30 PM Oct. 28-31.
WHERE: Tours begin on the front porch of the haunted Hofheintz-Reissig building known today as Moonshine’s Patio Bar and Grill.
WHAT: Explore the city’s fascinating history on this one-and-a-half-hour jaunt through downtown’s shadowed streets. This year on the 2010 Halloween Tour we combine highlights from our most popular stops along with newly discovered astonishingly true ghost stories. Listed in the Top Ten Ghost Tours in the country, experience the paranormal firsthand!
LEARN MORE: http://www.austinghosttours.com/
Halloween Children’s Concert
WHEN: October 24, 2010 2:00 PM
WHERE: Michael & Susan Dell Hall
WHAT: It’s creepy, crawly and sooooo much fun…it’s spooky! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall for Austin Symphony’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert. This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2-10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra. Wear your costume!
Fall Fun Festival – Round Rock, Texas
WHEN: The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Fall Fun Festival 2010 will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at the soccer fields at Old Settlers Park.
WHERE: Old Settlers Park Soccer Fields. Old Settlers Park is located at 3300 Palm Valley Blvd. Round Rock, Texas.
WHAT: HOWDY! Come on down to the Old McDonald themed Fall Fun Festival. This is a fun and FREE event for toddlers and preschoolers. Participants will receive a goodie bag full of candy at the entrance and then can go run and play all of the carnival games including cookie stacking, spider ring toss, pumpkin knock down and much more! Don’t forget to hop on a hayride thru the park and enjoy cookies and punch! Remember to come in costume!
Round Rock Public Library staff will be there reading books at the festival and guests can climb on board a fire truck! Bring your trick or treat bags and collect goodies.
Guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for our local Round Rock Serving Center.
Boo at the Austin Zoo
WHEN: Boo at the Zoo happens nightly from 6:30 pm to 9 pm on Oct. 15,16,22,23,29,30, & 31. Trains runs every 20 minutes from 7:00 to 8:20.
WHERE: Austin Zoo, 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin ,TX, 78736.
WHAT: Wear a costume, bring a flashlight, pack a picnic! See the animals in a whole new light and meet the ghouls and goblins of the hill country on our one-of-a-kind haunted train ride. It’s the best Halloween treat around! $12.50 per person, children under 2 admitted free. Pre-select your ride date and time by purchasing advance tickets by calling 512-288-1490 and by paying with MC or Visa. No refunds unless the train is not able to run due to rain at Austin Zoo.
Goblins in the Garden
WHEN: The 5th annual Goblins In The Garden event will take place on Sunday, October 24th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739
WHAT: Come celebrate Halloween at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! There will be spooky, fun activities on the grounds and gardens for all ages to enjoy. Participate in the Trail of Bones scavenger hunt, observe and learn from pumpkin carving demonstrations, visit Botanica the Herbal Witch in our Haunted Tower and get creative with fall-themed arts and crafts. There will also be a Scarecrow Contest for folks to enjoy, with scarecrows on exhibit starting three weeks before the day of the event. The Wildflower Center encourages families to dress up in Halloween costumes and bring a camera for this event – there will be many opportunities for memorable snap shots! Visit the store a free treat for kids 12 and under!
LEARN MORE: http://www.wildflower.org/goblins/
A Halloween Whodunit on the Bertram Flyer
WHEN: October 30 & 31, 2010. Departs at 7:00 p.m. & returns at 10:00 p.m. [Cedar Park]. All passengers must board at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. The ticket office opens 90 minutes prior to the train’s departure time, and trains begin boarding 45 minutes before departure. As a courtesy to other passengers, the train will not wait for late arriving passengers. Please remember tickets will not be refunded or re-issued unless cancelled in advance.
WHERE: Cedar Park boarding location – 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste A-103, Cedar Park, TX 78613.
WHAT: A wealthy Austin socialite is throwing his annual Halloween party on the Austin Steam Train – the social event of the Fall season – and you’re invited. But is someone out to kill him? Be ready to have a scary good time – and solve a murder mystery!This event is for ages 12 and up! Box meal, beer, wine and soft drinks included. ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED AND ARE PRE-ASSIGNED.
LEARN MORE: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/rides.php#gmm
Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, TX
WHEN: September 25 through November 14th. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm. Closed ALL Wednesdays.
WHERE: Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
WHAT: Stuff Your Own Scarecrow (tons of family fun!)
- Hayrides (you gotta see grannies scarecrow scenes)
- Kiddie Hayfield Maze for children (ring the bell and race right back)
- The ‘Texas’ Hayfield Maze for ages 6 and up (are you up for the challenge?)
- Pick Your Own Flowers (aren’t they purdy?)
- Horse Rides (stay away from the one named Tornado) (on weekends only)
- Face Painting (unicorns are the popular item)(on weekends only)
- Ice Cream (you’ve got to try the Pumpkin Pie flavor)
- Pumpkin Grille – the grilled corn is amazing (weekends in October only)
- Picnic tables for you to enjoy
- Open spaces for the kids to run
- Pet the Horses and Goats, see the Chickens
- and of course – TONS of pumpkins, gourds, squash and other decorative items
More Berry Sweet Things:
- The homemade Ice Cream is back again this year. You can get it in Pumpkin, Strawberry, Vanilla, Berry Berry (a strawberry/blackberry combo) flavors. The Ice Cream is made the old fashioned way right here on the farm and only fruit picked from our plants is used. You might want to try a cup on your next visit to the farm — it is scrum-dilli-iscious.
- Have you tried our delicious homemade Strawberry Popsicles? Strawberries don’t ripen until the spring but you will think you are eating a fresh berry with these frozen treats.
- The Pumpkin Grille will be serving up lunch goodies on weekends in October. The Grilled corn on the cob is WOW!
- NO PETS Allowed!
- Don’t forget we have lots of Picnic tables for you to use.
LEARN MORE: http://www.sweetberryfarm.com/
The Jersey Barnyard – La Grange, TX – Fayetteville County
WHEN: Last weekend of September through October.
WHERE: Texas Jersey Cheese Company ~ The Jersey Barnyard, a 10- year old working dairy farm. Guided and self guided tours available daily. 3117 Hwy. 159 – La Grange, Texas 78945.
WHAT: PUMPKIN PATCH…
Jack o’ lanterns
fall bedding plants
LEARN MORE: http://www.texasjersey.com
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