Keeping tradition with our coverage of local events in Central Texas, Superior Foundation Repair brings you this year’s top family friendly Halloween events in the Austin and San Antonio areas. We only pick events that have information available online, so if you know of another event you would like to have added to the list, leave a comment with a short description plus the time and place of the event. We’ll add it to the list once it’s been posted.
Fiesta Texas Fright Fest 2010 – San Antonio, Texas
- Fiesta Texas hosts its annual Fright Fest this year once again, with fun and games for the whole family. Fiesta Texas will be open Friday through Sunday October 29-31, 2010 and will feature special shows, a haunted house, and lot’s of kids in costumes. They also have a policy of non-gory costumes to make the festival more family friendly. General Admission for kids is $39.99 with kids 2 and under free. For more information visit the Fiesta Texas Fright Fest 2010 page
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld – San Antonio, Texas
- SeaWorld of San Antonio will be hosting this year’s Howl-O-Scream festival which features halloween themed shows and attractions for the whole family. The Howl-O-Scream website lists the special events and rates them according to their fright factor. Ticket prices vary depending on what you would like to experience and how large the group is. A list of packages can be found here. SeaWorld will be open Friday October 29 through Sunday, October 31, 2010 from noon to 10 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sunday).
Boo at the Zoo 2010 – Austin, Texas
- Experience the Austin Zoo in a new light. Nightly train rides take visitors on a frightful tour of the Austin Zoo. See all of your favorite animals plus the spirits of the hill country. Cost for the train ride is $12.50 for children 12 and under, while kiddoes under 2 are free. Costumes are permitted and is open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with train rides every 20 minutes between 7:00 and 8:20. Costumes and picnics are welcome. The Zoo will be open Friday October 29th through Saturday October 31st, 2010. For more information visit the Boo-at-the-Zoo info page.
Zoo Boo 2010 – San Antonio, Texas
- The San Antonio Zoo offers its own Halloween event as well. Zoo Boo 2010 is billed as a safe and non-scary Halloween event. Activities include trick or treating, face painting, a costume contest, and games. The zoo will be hosting the event on Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31st from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under when purchased in advance, $6 when purchased at the gate. Visit the event page for Zoo Boo 2010 for more information.
Pumpkin Hunt at Evergreen Farms – Elgin, Texas
- The Pumpkin Hunt at Evergreen Farms is a fun-filled, family excursion. With numerous events, families can pick and choose which games and activities they would like to participate in. Some of the activities are free, while some cost $2 to participate. There is also an old Fire Truck that will take the kids around the farm, cost for the ride is $4. Kids can pick out a pumpkin (pumpkin must be purchased) and decorate it. For a complete list of activites plus directions visit the Evergreen Farms’ homepage.
Harvest the Fall Fun at Sweetberry Farms – Marble Falls, Texas
- Harvest the Fall Fun is an ongoing festival celebrating fall. While not necessarily associated with Halloween, this festival features several seasonal activities such as a cornfield maze and stuffing your own scarecrow. There are other activities available for the kids and a pumpkin grille for the hungry parents. The farm is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed on Wednesday) and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For a list of activities and more information about the farm visit the Sweetberry Farms homepage
The Government Canyon Halloween Party – Helotes, Texas
- The Government Canyon State Natural Area is hosting its annual halloween party on Saturday October 30th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. On the slate for the evening are a costume contest, “creepy crawlies” hunt, and ghost stories. Each child will receive a treat bag for attending and normal entrance fees apply. This event is by reservation only so sign up quickly as the limit is 50 participants. Contact information can be found here.
A Halloween Whodunit on the Bertram Flyer- Cedar Park, Texas
- This event is for families with kids 12 and up. Take a ride on the Bertram Flyer and solve a murder mystery. Not much more information is available than that description, but it sounds like a classic dinner mystery which takes place on a train. Tickets start at $50 for adults and $40 for kids including a meal, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Visit the Austin Steam Train homepage for more information (scroll to near the bottom of the page)
Coffins on Parade at the Riverwalk – San Antonio, Texas
- This event has to make the list, just because it is the Riverwalk. However, this may not be the most family friendly event. The webpage has billed it as family friendly, yet the whole thing is sponsored by Bud Light. So attend at your own discretion. It does sound fun though. The canals are filled with floating coffins in barges and crowds line the riverwalk for the parade. The best thing about it is, it’s free! Visit the Riverwalk’s home page for more information. The event takes place on Saturday, October 30th from 6-8 p.m.
More Halloween Family Fun in Austin and San Antonio
Of course there are plenty of other activities going around Austin and San Antonio this Halloween that are fun for the whole family. The following lists refer to events happening at Austin and San Antonio Parks.
- Halloween Party at Cantu/Pan Am Recreation Center – October 28, 2010 (info is on page 7 of the pdf file)
- Costume Ball and Ghoulish Party at McBeth Recreation Center (info is on page 7 of the pdf file)
- Pumpkin Carving Carnival at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center (info is on page 10 of the pdf file)
- A Full List of events with links to the park home pages
San Antonio Parks (no links)
- Monster Bash Halloween Dance at Lincoln Community Center (for people with disabilities and their families) – phone: 210-207-3210
- Halloween Costume Party and Dance at Commander’s House – phone: 210-224-1684
- Movies in the Park featuring “Monsters vs. Aliens” at San Pedro Springs Park – phone: 210-207-3000
- View the San Antonio parks Calendar of Events
Happy Halloween from Superior Foundation Repair
Superior Foundation Repair of Austin and San Antonio wishes you and your family a safe and happy halloween. Whether you decide to choose one of the above events or celebrate in your own way, we hope you enjoy yourself.
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