TX Halloween Festivals

Texas Halloween Festivals

There are plenty of Halloween events in Texas, but Halloween festivals attract many visitors each and every year. While you are probably looking for something local, you may want to broaden your horizons and see what other Texas cities are hosting this year for a real scare.

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Several towns across South Texas host their own Day of the Dead celebrations. This is inspired by the time-honored celebration known as the Day of the Dead in Mexico, marked by the end of October. One of the best celebrations in regards to this takes place in Port Isabel.

Visitors can go on guided tours of the Port Isabel Cemetery. You will find traditional decorations throughout the town, as well as music and treats. However, there are some modern activities during this celebration, including a movie screening on the Port Isabel Lighthouse, and the folk play, The Life of the Juanito Gonzalez, on the museum’s outdoor stage.

Festivals at Local Zoos

Many zoos across Texas host their own little festival that children love each year. You can check your local zoo’s website to see what days they are doing special activities. Some allow families to come after zoo hours with flashlights to look at the nocturnal animals, while others will have treat stations and costume parades. Zoos in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Ft. Worth are some of the places you can visit for this unique zoo experience.

Spooktacular in Taylor, TX

Another Halloween festival takes place in Taylor, a small town just outside of Austin. Spooktacular has games for all ages, a costume contest, photos, free candy, and more. Many families prefer going to this safe alternative than their neighborhood’s trick or treating.

Located on Taylor’s Town Square, residents and visitors are sure to enjoy their Spook House, food booths, games, and more.

Salado Fright Trail

Another Texas Halloween festival is at the Tablerock Amphitheater in Salado, which is between Austin and Waco. It is on the 1/2 mile walking trail and has games, scary tales and activities for children, as well as a spooky fright trail.






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