Just one step into any store in and around our apartments in Austin, Texas and you’ll know what Halloween takes second place (to the Christmas season) for festive fun at all ages. To help you make your final plans, here are a few of the top things to do and top events in Austin this Halloween season.
The month’s Blog starts with a few ideas for families and ends with our new “Frights for the Older Folks” column.
FUN FOR ALL AGES
Harvest the Fall Fun
Come on over to Strawberry Hills this Halloween season for endless activity for all ages. It’s almost overwhelming. Check out this list then check into some seasonal fun through November 8th!
- Stuff Your Own Scarecrow (Tons of family fun!)
Hayrides (Home of Scarecrow Island. Don't fall off the trailer or you might turn into one of them!)
- Candy Corn Hay Maze for children
- The 'Texas' Hayfield Maze for ages 6 and up
- Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train (Watch out for the Goats!)
Paint-a-Pumpkin (Everyone is an artist!)
- Picnic tables for you to enjoy & open spaces for the kids to run
Pet the Horses and Goats
.. and so much more!
For more information call 830-798-1462 or visit www.SweetBerryFarm.com
The Fall Festival & Great Pumpkin Maze
Through November 8th
, every weekend the season is at its best with outdoor fun for everyone.
Visit the most scenic pumpkin patch and more in Texas … rated by TexTraveler.com as a Top 4 pumpkin patch in the Texas. It is truly one of the most scenic pumpkin patches you’ll ever visit! Once you’ve made it through the maze, grab a big Jack O’Lantern or
pumpkin for carving, painting or decorating the house. And that’s just the beginning. Make plans today to head to Barton Hill Farms for music and a magical day with your family in tow.
For more information, visit BartonHillFarms.com.
FRIGHTS FOR THE OLDER FOLKS … IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
While you get your costume together here in your apartment in Austin, Texas
, check out a few of these “Frights for the Older Folks” coming your way this Halloween Season.
Illusion Manor and House of Torment
523 Highland Mall Blvd.
Recommended for 12 and up ONLY (SERIOUSLY . .. even the websites are SCARY!)
Establishment Recommends that kids under 12 do not enter without parent or guardian. Not appropriate for younger children.
Scare For A Cure
14219 Littig Road
Manor, TX 78653
Establishment recommends that kids under 12 do NOT enter without parent or guardian due to intense nature. This is NOT appropriate for younger children.
Austin Ghost Tours
Downtown Austin, TX
THE ALLEYWAYS AND SHADOWS GHOST WALK OF THE TEXAS CAPITOL
The day ends, the shadows descend, the darkness is coming, and something distinctly untoward begins to stir in the alleyways, streets and passageways that lie at the heart of the Lone Star Capitol. Follow the phantom footsteps to the first Hospital in Austin, the old jailhouse location, the Capitol grounds, the Governor's Mansion, the Capitol grounds and of course the Driskill and much more.
If you are looking for haunted history and good chilling Halloween family fun (for kids 10 and up) this tour is for you! (Content may not be suitable for children under 10 years old.) For more information, call 512-853-9826 .