Every October 31st, people of all ages come together to celebrate, in my opinion, one of the most fun holidays! Costumes, Candy, and Celebrations, Halloween is a magical time. For us here in Texas, it brings the hope of cooler weather and the desire that maybe, just maybe our trees will turn a slight shade of orangeish -red to give us the fall ambiance that is so foreign to most of us in the south.
The Woodlands might not have as much haunted history as some of it's fellow Texas cities including San Antonio, New Braunfels, or Galveston, but there is still a wide range of events for all ages to make this a Halloween to remember!
1. Visit the Haunted Locations in Old Town Spring
Begin the day by visiting the various shops and restaurants all within walking distance of each other, including Corkscrew BBQ for lunch and The Blue Giraffe for coffee and dessert. It's a very enjoyable walk if the weather calls for it. As nightfall hits, you can visit the various locations that are reportedly haunted. Some of these include Puffabelly's and the Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon. Unfortunately the latter has severe burn damage and is not functioning at this time but you can still walk by and catch of glimpse of the historic building. Old Town Spring is also rumored to have been a robbery victim of the famous bank robbing duo, Bonnie and Clyde. This unique area is a goldmine for the paranormal and history buffs!
Bonus adventure: Make the trek to downtown Houston where you'll find all sorts of spooky spots including the famous, Spaghetti Warehouse.
2. Zombie Run!
Halloween brings the beginning of holiday season aka unwanted poundage. Get a head start on the turkey and rolls you will be consuming this Thanksgiving by joining in on a Zombie Run! The Atascocita High School Marine Corps JROTC Program is hosting a 5k fun run on October 29th, 2016. Bring the whole family as there is something for everyone. Trick or Treat costume trail for the little ones and zombie infested trails for anyone who dares to enter!
3. Truck or Treat
On October 30th the 4 Wheels Food Festival will be going on at Town Green Park. Tons of local food trucks will be in the area for you to taste test and find your favorite! Along with that, there will be live music, a costume contest, bounce houses, face painting, etc. It's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Kids under 12 are free along with first responders, military, and teachers. Just make sure to bring your ID with you.
4. Texas Renaissance Festival
Texas Ren Fest welcomes over half a million guests each year. For only being open on weekends during October and November, that's pretty impressive! From costumed performances to unique shops, to interesting craft vendors, Ren Fest is a sight to see. Check out each of the themed weekends to pick which one best suits you, from "Pirate Adventure" to "All Hallows Eve."
5. Howl-O-Ween Fest
Howl-O-Ween Fest welcomes all on Oct. 29 to come and celebrate the season, furry friends especially! Plenty of special guests will be stopping by including the duo, Christian and Scooby, featured on America's Got Talent. Food trucks, pumpkin decorating, trick-or- treating for pets and kids, a magic show, and much more! Don't forget about the fan favorite pooch fashion show and costume contest!
We hope you get a chance to spend some time with your family this Halloween and have a ghoul time!
-Texas Rockstar Group
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