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Halloween activity roundup

Here is a list of spooky activities in West Texas.

TEXAS, USA — After a disappointing Halloween season last year complete with drive-thru event lines that went on for what felt like eternity, many West Texas organizations are going all out this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed trick-or-treating to be a safe activity in a statement last week.

Here's a list of events open to the public:

Brown County

Thursday, Oct. 28

5 p.m.-7 p.m. - 10th annual Trick or Treat Trail at Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St., Brownwood

Saturday, Oct. 30

5 p.m.-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Lake Brownwood State Park, 200 Park Road 15, Brownwood

The trunk or treat will be held in the Willow Point camping loop.

Callahan County

Saturday, Oct. 30

5 p.m. to midnight – Market Street Trick-or-Treat in downtown Baird

Schedule of events:

5 p.m.-8 p.m. – Trick-or-Treat downtown, Jeep Club Trunk or Treat, Booster Club Fall Fest, kids train, bounce house

6 p.m. - Costume contest with a pet costume contest to follow

7 p.m. – Pumpkin pie eating contest

6 p.m. to midnight – House of Horrors

RELATED: Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

Coke County

Saturday, Oct. 23

7 a.m. – Halloween Run Fun 5K/1 Mile, 351 Wildcat Marina Road, Robert Lee

Registration is at 7 a.m. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. There is a $15 entry fee for the 5K and a $10 entry fee for the one mile. Costumes are encouraged. Weiner dog races will begin at 9 a.m.

Credit: RL4Restoration Foundation

Eastland County

Sunday, Oct. 31

5 p.m.-6 p.m. - Boo in the Garden by the Connellee Hotel & Civic Center, 309 W. Main St., Eastland

There will be safe trick-or-treating in Grimes Memorial Garden until goodies are gone.

McCulloch County

Sunday, Oct. 31

4:30 p.m. – Halloween in the Heart at Richards Park on Memory Lane

Sponsored by the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce, the festivities will include a trunk or treat and Halloween-themed games.

Nolan County

Friday, Oct. 29

7:30 p.m.–1 a.m. – HalloScream 6 Halloween Haunted House Attraction at The Haunted Olde Park Hotel, 107 S. 6th St., Ballinger

Tickets are $10 per person. The haunted house will open back up Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Runnels County

Saturday, Oct. 30

3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Trunk or Treat at the North Runnels District Hospital, 7821 State Highway 153

3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Trunk or Treat at the North Runnels District Clinic, 7571 State Highway 153

3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Trunk or Treat at the North Runnels District Senior Living Center, 506 Van Ness St.

Taylor County

Thursday, Oct. 14

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – "The Addams Family Musical" at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd.

General admission tickets are $12 with discounts for seniors, military, youth and students.

Thursday, Oct. 21

7 p.m. – Family Fun: All About Bats at the Abilene Public Library Mockingbird Branch, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane

This is a special story-time all about bats. All materials for craft involved will be supplied by the library.

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – "The Addams Family Musical" at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd.

General admission tickets are $12 with discounts for seniors, military, youth and students.

8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. - Haunted House at Play Faire Park, 2300 N. 2nd St.

This year’s theme is the "Dragon’s Lair, A Labyrinth of Horror." The tour is $10 per person. Miniature golf is included. The haunted house will be open from 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday  through Halloween.

Credit: Center for Contemporary Arts

Saturday, Oct. 23

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Scarecrow Festival at the Taylor County History Center, 133 N. William St., Buffalo Gap

The display opens on Oct. 23 and continues until Nov. 6. The display will include scarecrows by local artists, lawn games, food vendors, petting zoo and photo booth. The scarecrows will also be on view at the Center for Contemporary Arts on Thursday, Nov. 11 during ArtWalk in Downtown Abilene.

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – "The Addams Family Musical" at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd.

General admission tickets are $12 with discounts for seniors, military, youth and students.

Sunday, Oct. 24

2 p.m. – "The Addams Family Musical" at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd.

General admission tickets are $12 with discounts for seniors, military, youth and students.

5 p.m.-7 p.m. – Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat at Wylie Baptist Church, 6097 Buffalo Gap Road

Families are invited to wear non-scary costumes. Hot dogs, games, inflatables and a photo booth will be available.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mall-o-Ween at the Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road

Community members will be providing games, prizes and candy. The costume contest will be in the Women’s Dillard’s courtyard. Contest registration is 6 p.m.-7 p.m. The contest begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Halloween Bash at the First United Methodist Church, 202 Butternut

This is a free event for families to play games, have dinner and get candy.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – APD Trunk or Treat, Abilene Police Department parking lot at 4565 S. First St.

The event is a free, safe space to trick-or-treat. The department will have several vehicles out and trunks with lots of candy.

Friday, Oct. 29

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Fall Festival 2021 at Transformation Church, 3150 Vogel Ave.

The carnival will include games, bounce houses, food and candy – all free to the public.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Teens After Dark: Halloween Bash - Abilene Library, Mockingbird Branch, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane

Teens are invited to attend a Halloween party at the library with food, costume contest, party games, movies and crafts. The doors will be closed at 6 p.m., so attendees are asked to arrive before then with a permission slip from a guardian. Rides should return for pick up no later than 10 p.m. This event is strictly for teens, so parents and siblings will not be allowed to stay. Teens will be supervised by library staff throughout the program.

Tom Green County

Thursday, Oct. 14

8 p.m. to midnight – Railway Museum of San Angelo presents Scare Station, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

This is an old-fashioned haunted depot. Tickets are $15 each, with discounts for students, seniors, military and large groups. Scare Station will be open from Oct. 14-31 (closed Mondays).

Friday, Oct. 22

8 p.m. to midnight – Nightmare at Camp Williams, 10950 U.S. Hwy 87 N, Carlsbad

This is a haunted maze all over three acres of land. Tickets are $20 per person. The maze only allows those eight years and older. The maze will be open Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. Saturdays there is a ‘scaredy cat hour’ from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. for all ages. All proceeds go to the Volunteer Services Council of San Angelo State Supported Living Center.

Credit: Volunteer Services Council for the San Angelo State Supported Living Center

Saturday, Oct. 23

3 p.m.-8:45 p.m. – Trail of Treats with New Journey San Angelo, 4425 Hatchery Road

There will be a hayride or participants can take their own vehicles. Several non-profit organizations will be positions on the route to pass out treats and information. For admission New Journey is asking for items to stock their duffle drive. This includes things someone might need in their first apartment or home. The teal/sensitive child friendly route begins at 3 p.m. The slightly spooky route begins at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided

6 p.m.-8 p.m. - TCSA Trunk or Treat – Team Chip Martial Arts San Angelo, 3516 Knickerbocker Road

Thursday, Oct. 28

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Downtown Strong Celebrates Halloween in Downtown San Angelo

Participating locations include:

  • Old Central Firehouse Pizzeria & Taproom, 200 S. Magdalen St.
  • The She Shack, 31 W. Twohig Ave.
  • First United Methodist Church, 37 E. Beauregard Ave.
  • LaBella Massage & Skincare, 322 W. Twohig Ave.
  • Déjà Vu, 110 E. Concho Ave.
  • Conexion Special Projects at Paintbrush Allery, 22 W. Twohig Ave.
  • Texas Angelo’s Boutique, 113 E Concho Ave.
  • CowPatties Thrift Shop, 31A W. Twohig Ave.
  • Whiskey River, 125 E. Concho Ave.
  • Backbeat Music Company, location to be determined
  • Historic Sealy House, 204 S. Oakes St. 
  • Brix Winery, 113 E. Concho Ave.
  • First Christian Church at Heritage Park, 35 E. Twohig Ave.
Credit: YMCA of San Angelo

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Halloween at the Y, 353 S. Randolph St.

The largest event of the year for the YMCA of San Angelo features trick-or-treating and a haunted house.

Friday, Oct. 29

6:30 p.m.–10 p.m. – Dia de los Muertos at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The event will be kicked off by opening the community altar. There will be local folklorico dancing performances, live music and a showing of “Coco.”

Credit: San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Fort Concho Fright Night at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.

Fort Concho will hold a haunted house in the quartermaster. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased beforehand at the visitor center or at the quartermaster on the day. Children under six are free, but must be with an adult at all time.

Saturday, Oct. 30

2 p.m. - Halloween Spooky Story Celebration, Tom Green County Library North Branch, 3001 N. Chadbourne St.

The event will start with a Halloween story-time and craft designed for pre-k to second grade children at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m. there will be a Zombie Barbie Craft for people of all ages. At 5 p.m. the library will be showing "The Addams Family" (1991), rated PG-13.

RELATED: Tom Green County Library North Branch wants your dolls for frighteningly fun craft

4 p.m.-6 p.m. Family Fall Festival at Harvest Baptist Church of San Angelo, 2021 Austin St.

The event features games, door prices, candy and inflatables.

5 p.m.-8 p.m. Concho Valley Electric Coop Trucks and Treats, San Angelo Stadium, 1936 Knickerbocker Road

Trucks & Treats is a family-friendly event providing opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and food trucks.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. – 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party by Reynas Tacos, 226 Abe St.

This block party will be a celebration of the lives lost. The street will be blocked off for seating and a community ofrenda. There will be live music, Disney’s “Coco”, face painting and food.

6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. – Dia de los Muertos at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The event continues with vendor booths, food trucks, art demonstrations, salsa dancing lessons, a car show, and a procession across celebration bridge. This will be held at SAMFA Plaza, Bill Aylor River Stage, and Bart DeWitt Park along the Concho River Walk. There will also be a Dia de los Muertos 5K/1 mile. The first 150 participants signed up with receive a dry fit shirt and a medal. To sign up, visit sanangelohispanicheritage.org.

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Fort Concho Fright Night at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.

Fort Concho will hold a haunted house in the quartermaster. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased beforehand at the visitor center or at the quartermaster on the day. Children under six are free, but must be with an adult at all time.

7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. – San Angelo Halloween Spooktacular at Whiskey River Saloon, 125 E. Concho Ave.

This event will be a party crawl downtown with stops for discounted treats, sips and swag. There will be a costume contest.

Sunday, Oct. 31

5 p.m.-7 p.m. – Fall Festival at San Angelo First Church of the Nazarene, 3354 W. Beauregard Ave.

The event will include a trunk or treat with games and free food.

5:30 p.m. – Second annual Trunk or Treat at Fort Concho Mission Church, 500 Avenue D

This trunk or treat is open to the public. The church will be serving hot dogs, chips and water until they run out.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Life-size CANDY LAND at Jerusalem Assembly of God, 1819 Volney St.

This event features a walk through a life-sized Candy Land board. There will be games and candy. The event is free to the public.

7 p.m.-9 p.m. Trunk or Treat with the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 17667 Booth St., Water Valley

The Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department will have its trucks out, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.