This week you'll find lots of family savings, more Halloween and pumpkin fun and some last minute online Halloween deals. Enjoy!
Whole Foods is having a shrimp sale. Friday, October 19th cooked 31/40 white shrimp is on sale for $6.99, that’s nearly 50 percent off. Thanks Julia for the tip!
Hair cut savings
The Austin-based nonprofit awareness campaign Hawktober is using Mohawk haircuts to generate awareness for brain tumors this October, and Floyd's 99, the original rock n’ roll barbershop, is getting in on the Rock da’ Hawk action. Head to any of the three Floyd’s 99 locations in Austin on any Monday during the month of October and you can get a free Mohawk.
- Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Ln. , (512) 892-5550
- 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., (512) 291-6056
- Arbor Walk,10515 N. Mopac Expwy, (512) 338-8866
Thanks Heidi from Free Fun in Austin.com for the tip!In honor of breast cancer awareness in October, JCPenney is giving away FREE hair cuts and styles to ALL breast cancer survivors. Plus for the first 50,000 haircuts, they will donate $1.00 each to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Call or stop by jcp salon to schedule a FREE appointment while they last.
Family fun -- Pumpkin Patch
There are lots of places to pick pumpkins in Central Texas. Here is the Free Fun in Austin.com list of available pumpkin patches in Austin (and beyond)!
Greater Austin Area:
ACTS Church (Lakeway): Open October 7th - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- 1304 RR 620, Austin, TX
Bethany Lutheran Church (Austin): Open October 12th - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Storytelling & Children's activities
- Bake Sale
- Hours (10-7)
- 3701 W. Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX
First United Methodist Church of Georgetown (Georgetown): Open September 29th - October 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Hours (9-dusk)
- 410 East University Ave, Georgetown, TX
Red Barn Garden Center (Austin): Open October 10th - November 14th
- Pumpkin Patch
- Sat. October 20th : Inflatables & Barnyard Animals
- 12881 Pond Springs Rd, Austin, TX
St. John's United Methodist Church (Austin): Open October 10th - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Various Hours (check website)
- 2140 Allendale Rd, Austin, TX
St. Mark United Methodist Church (Austin): Open October 15th - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- 601 W Braker, Austin
St. Richards Episcopal Church (Round Rock): Open September 28th - October 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Benefiting NetsforLife, The Round Rock Serving Center, and St. Richards Episcopal Church
- Sun-Fri (noon-dark); Sat (9am-dark)
- 1420 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX
Tarrytown United Methodist Church (Austin): Open October 1st - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Benefits Youth Ministry
- M-F (2-7:30); Sat (9-7:30); Sun (12-7:30)
- 2601 Exposition Rd, Austin, TX
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes (Cedar Park): Open October 1st - 31st
- Pumpkin Patch
- Weekdays: (9:30-12 & 4-7:15); Sat (9-4); Sun (12-4)
- Fall Festival (Oct 20): Inflatables, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Vendor Fair and more
- 204 E Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, TX
Barton Hills Farms (Bastrop): Open Weekends through November 18th
- Pumpkin Patch
- 5 acre Corn Maze
- Live Bands
- Frontier Games
- Adults $10; Children $7
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm (Elgin): Open Weekdays starting October 6th
- Hay Rides
- Hay Jumping
- Kiddie Train Ride (weekends only)
- Pumpkin Painting
- Animals to Visit
- October Fall Fun: Weekdays & 1st & 4th Weekends of October - Admission $5
- Pumpkin Festival: 2nd & 3rd Weekends of October - Admission Adults $7; Children $5
Evergreen Farms (Elgin): Open All Weekends in October
- Pumpkin Hunt
- Wagon Rides
- Petting Zoo
- Pumpkin Launcher
- Train Ride
- Pumpkin Maze
- Rides on an authentic pumper fire truck
- Admission is free; Select activities have a fee ($2.50 - $5)
Silo Christmas Tree Farm (Temple): Open Weekends October 6th - 28th
- Kiddie Train Ride
- Hay Ride
- Pumpkin Painting
- Feed the Farm Animals
- Pony Rides
- Stuff the Scarecrow
- Admission is canned food or monetary donation; Purchase tickets for activities ($2-$15)
Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls): Open September 29th - November 11th
- Texas Hayfield Maze
- Stuff Your Own Scarecrow
- Scarecrow Island Hayrides
- Sweetberry Express Barrel Train
- Horse Rides
- Berry Bounce
- Pick your own Pumpkins
- Free Admission; Activities are individually priced ($2.50 - $16.50)
- Closed on Wednesdays
Free Fun in Austin also put together a roundup of fall festivals and Halloween events in and around the city! As always, please check times and locations on the individual event sites before heading out, as they may have changed.
The fifth annual Dogtoberfest takes place this Saturday, October 20th at the Domain from 10am to 4pm. They’ll have dog costume contests and more.
Boo at the Zoo, October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 7 - 9 p.m. Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary -- See the animals at night and ride the haunted train, which runs every 20 minutes from 7 - 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and include your train ticket for a specific time. Please note that coupons and vouchers will not be valid for this event. (10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin)
Free Wand Making, October 19, 5 - 7 p.m., The Art Garage -- You just can't have enough wands! Join The Art Garage for their popular free Harry Potter wand-making event. Make a wand to accessorize your Halloween costume, or just for fun! There will be other studio specials and surprises, too! FREE. (11190 Circle Drive #202-3)
Haunted Trails, October 19-20 and October 26-27, 7-10 p.m., Pioneer Farms -- The moon is full, spirits are rustling through the leaves along Walnut Creek and ghouls are ready to welcome you to this popular Halloween event. The Chisholm Trail that runs across Pioneer Farms was never this ghostly. Fun for the whole family. Appropriate for children. Come see Spooky Scarecrows, haunted historic houses, ghost stories among other family-friendly frights along a three-quarter-mile walking tour through Hallow's Eve, with fortune tellers, eerie spooklights and much more. Hear tales of Edgar Allan Poe, a famous 19th Century author. Watch short "lantern show" films from the 1890s. Hear spooky tales from the Central Texas Storytelling Guild. Admission is $12 a person. Reservations are not necessary. Hayrides and fortune telling booths available for extra fee. Food and drinks will be on sale in the Spook Town entrance village. (10621 Pioneer Farms Drive)
What's the Story Steve? Special Halloween Shows, October 20 and 27, 10 a.m. ColdTowne Theater -- Join Steve the Improvising Poodle in two special Halloween shows: help Steve create an improvised haunted house, create spooky tales, and see them brought to life! Costumes are welcome! Kids are also invited to stay for a sample improv class from 11 - 11:50 a.m. Come early -- the theater capacity is only 48. The show is FREE, but donations are appreciated. (4803 Airport Blvd)
Dia de los Muertos Viva la Vida Fest, October 20, from 2 - 10 p.m., Downtown Austin -- Mexic-Arte Museum, the Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas, is celebrating its 29th Annual Día de los Muertos – Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival featuring Latino artists and entertainment, educational art activities, and a grand procession in the heart of downtown. Part of the proceeds benefit the Museum's education outreach programs. Viva la Vida Fest celebrates life and our environment through art and culture, using the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. The festival brings together a diversity of people in Austin to pay homage to friends, family, and heroes. The festival features a grand procession down 6th Street, followed by a costume contest and a street celebration (5th Street from Congress to Brazos). FREE.
Girlstart Spooky Science Extravaganza, October 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lake Travis Community Library -- Discover the science behind Halloween mysteries. Eerie experiments to creepy crawlers; there is something for everyone at our Spooky Extravaganza. FREE. (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite 100)
Spooktacular!, Friday, October 26, 6 - 9 p.m., Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum -- Ghosts and ghouls of all ages will enjoy a terror-ific evening of spooky storytelling, experiments, games, costumes, and more! The night will really heat up when Sangre Del Sol lights up the Plaza. This performance group brings together fire and LED effects with amazing costumes, diverse dance styles, and exciting music to create a one-of-a-kind experience. FREE. (1800 N Congress Avenue)
Trick or Treat Trail and Carnival, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center -- Bounce House, Popcorn, Games, Candy, a Crazy Laboratory Trick-or-Treat Trail, a Weird Scientist Show and Even More Halloween Fun! FREE event! Receive 12 tickets for the carnival and endless trips through the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Get additional tickets for only 25 cents! (2913 Northland Drive)
Ski Shores Cafe Halloween Party, October 26, 6 p.m. -- BOO! Join the restaurant for some spooky, family-friendly fun on Lake Austin - costumes are encouraged, of course! The fun starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the movie Coraline when the sun goes down. Admission to the party is FREE and includes fun stuff such as trick-or-treat bags, fireside s'mores, Halloween punch, live music from Amy & the Bullets and more. (2905 Pearce Road)
5th Annual Halloween Festival and Fashion Show, October 26, 6 - 8 p.m., Austin Children's Academy -- FREE EVENT for all Austin Families! Activities include: Children's Halloween Fashion Show, Hay Ride and Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Carving and Contest, Cupcake Decorating, Live Local Musicians, Bounce House and Balloon Animals, Face Painting and Colored Hair Spray, Carnival Games and Refreshments, Family Entertainment and much, much more. (12310 Ranch Road 620 North)
Halloween Howl, October 27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Austin Nature and Science Center -- Don’t miss this spook-tacular family event! Discover the science and nature of Halloween. Perfect for children of all ages. Lots to see and do! Costumes encouraged! Bring a flashlight! Hike by Moonlight, Play with Slime, Meet Nocturnal Hunters, Encounter a Bat, Visit the Planetarium, Experiment in a Mad Scientist Lab, Touch a Hissing Cockroach, Learn about Lizards & Snakes, Investigate Bones & Skulls, See Arachnids and More! $5.00 per person. (301 Nature Center Drive)
Pumpkin Carving on the Dock, October 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center -- Fun the whole family. Come in costume and enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, food, music, games and prizes. RSVP by Tuesday, October 23 by calling 512-974-4926. FREE. (1165 Angelina Street)
Halloween Fun and Film Fest, October 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Yarborough Branch Library. (512) 974-8820. Movies, games, and crafts. Popcorn and refreshments served. Reservations not needed. 10:30 a.m. - Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie. 12:30 p.m. - The Adventures of Icabod and Mr. Toad. 2:30 p.m. - Dark Shadows (PG-13). FREE. (2200 Hancock Drive)
Fall Family Fun, October 27, Wells Branch Community Library -- Telephone Company concert at 10:30 a.m. Then, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., bring along a pumpkin to paint or paint a pumpkin on a paper bag. FREE, but you need to sign up at the library, starting October 13. (15001 Wells Port Drive)
Goblins in the Garden, October 28, 4 - 7 p.m., Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- Come celebrate Halloween at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! There will be spooky fun activities on the grounds and gardens for all ages to enjoy. Explore the Not-So-Haunted Tower, where Botanica the herbal witch casts her magic plant spells. Follow the clues for the ultimate prize in the Owl Prowl scavenger hunt in the gardens. Get creative in the Halloween arts ‘n crafts center or be an Owl Pellet Detective in the Visitors Gallery. Families can dress up in their Halloween finest and bring a camera to take memorable snap shots. Come dressed as an insect from our Butterfly Garden to celebrate its 10th anniversary and then join the costume parade through the courtyard at 6:00 p.m. Think butterfly, moth, spider, and ladybug costumes. Enjoy goodies from local vendors on the grounds or stop by the Wildflower Center Café for hot chocolate and other seasonal beverages and food. Regular admission applies: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors 65 years and older; $7 Students 13 years and older; $3 Children 5 through 12; FREE for children 4 and under. (4801 La Crosse Avenue)
Spooky Skedaddle Festival and 5K, October 27, 4 - 9 p.m., Texas School for the Deaf -- Wear your costume and run, walk, cart wheel, or skip your way through the first Spooky Skedaddle Festival and 5K. Hot air balloons, safe trick or treating, face painting, mummy wrapping, cake walk, and more. Race entry fee: $30 for adults, $15 for students/kids. Tickets can be purchased on site for all booths. Trick or treating is FREE. Register here. (1102 S Congress Ave)
NW Spooktacular, October 27, 5 - 8 p.m., Northwest Family YMCA -- Come dressed in your "family appropriate" halloween costumes and enjoy the following activities with you family: Face Painting, Haunted Candy Trail, Pumpkin Patch Pickin (one pumpkin per family), Seton Haunted Hospital (get bandanged up & some cool fake injuries), Festive Arts & Crafts, Family Halloween Games, Raffles with prizes, and spooky music. FREE for all. (5807 McNeil Dr.)
Fright at the Museum, October 28, 1 - 4:45, Texas Memorial Museum -- Dress up your little goblins and bring your mummy to celebrate Halloween at Austin's very own dinosaur graveyard! Join spooky scientists in exploring the mysterious side of Texas' natural history. Feel frightful fish from the ocean depths; be rattled by slithery snakes of Central Texas; and feast your eyes on bizarre bugs while the Museum serves up creepy, crawly critters for your culinary delight. For more information, visit here. FREE. (2400 Trinity Street)
Halloween Children's Concert, October 28, 2 p.m., Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts -- This year’s spook-tacular show is sure to have you shakin’ in your boots! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall as the Austin Symphony presents its annual Halloween Children’s Concert, featuring mindchilling songs that are entertaining for all ages! The entire family is encouraged to join in on the fun and dress to impress in their favorite costumes while attending a concert full of “boo-tiful” music. Wear your costume! Tickets are $12 per adult; $8 per child. They can be purchased online. (701 W. Riverside)
A Positively Spooky Puppet Show, October 31, 10:30 a.m., BookPeople -- The store's wild and crazy puppeteers will perform a hilarious rendition of the story Dorothy’s great and treacherous journey to find the Wizard -- THE WIZARD OF OZ! It is Halloween so, if you wish, come dressed in your costume! Make sure to arrive early to ensure a seat at this raucous magical mystery show. FREE. (603 N Lamar Blvd)
La Patisserie Trick or Treat, October 31, until 7 p.m., La Patisserie -- Bring your little ones dressed in their favorite costumes to La Paitsserie for some early trick or treating. The store will stay open until 7 p.m. passing out mini macarons to all that come dressed... even the adults. (602 West Annie Street)
Fall Festival & Corn Maze, weekends through November 18, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Barton Hill Farms -- Get lost at the first annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms! Set amongst hundred-year-old cottonwoods on the banks of the Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, Barton Hill Farms integrates live Texas Country music, Texas heritage, and traditional fall fun to create an experience the whole family can enjoy. The festivities will be held every weekend through Sunday, November 18th. Featuring a 5-acre corn maze, the Fall Festival & Corn Maze offers a dynamic outdoor experience for all ages. Moms and dads can kick back with a brew and listen to the music while the little ones explore The Lively, a 50 foot pirate ship wrecked on the banks of the river, play frontier games in a replica of the ol’ Wilbarger fort, and pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Austin’s own educational music duo, The Biscuit Brothers, will visit Barton Hill Farms on Saturday, October 27th and Saturday, November 10th. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ages 3 - 12, and FREE for 2 and under. (1115 Farm to Market 969, Bastrop)
Halloween Fest, October 31, 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Bastrop -- Recognized as one of the top festivals in the country. FREE admission.
Trick or Treating Event, October 27, 3 - 9 p.m., Hill Country Galleria -- Trick or treating, kids activities, bounce house, free face painting, costumes, and live music! FREE. (12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave)
Join the fun Trick or Treat event at the Hill Country Galleria Saturday, October 27th with Trick or Treating, Costumes, Kid Activities, and Hair Raising Music!
The party starts at 3:30pm:
3:30-4:00 Paiyh Dance Studios Performances
3:30-6:30 Free Face Painting
4:00-6:00 Trick-or-Treating at participating stores
7:00-9:00 Live Music: Carson Brock & The Effect
Boo-Da Halloween, October 25, 6 - 8 p.m., Downtown Buda -- Activities Include: Halloween Stories, Crafts, Games and more at the Buda Public Library PLUS Trick-or-Treating. Local businesses provide free treats to children. For more information, call 512-312-0084. FREE and open to the public.
Trick or Treating at Lakeline Mall, October 31, 5 - 9 p.m., Lakeline Mall -- Enjoy a night of safe trick or treating. Kidgets Club members can pick up their trick or treating bags at guest services and stop by retailers for a sweet treat. Halloween photos will also be available by the Noerr Programs at the Dillards Women's court for a fee. (11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park)
Lakeline Mall invites all Simon Kidgits Club members and their parents to the annual Boo Bash Halloween event on Saturday, October 20, from noon – 2 p.m. Kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costume for a chance to win this year’s costume contest. The Simon Kidgits Club® is for children ages 3-8. Membership is $5 per child per year and includes free admission to several Kidgits events throughout the year. You can sign up online or at the mall. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. You may also be interested in Lakeline's Mall Wide Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.
Fall Family Fun Festival, October 20 & 27, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Crowe's Nest Farm -- Visit the animals, hayrides, animal shows, butterfly demos, children's costume contest, and more. Free pumpkin for every family! Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 3 - 12, $2 for children age 2, FREE for under age 2. (10300 Taylor Ln, Manor)
Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt, each weekend in October, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. -- Admission is FREE and several activities are free, but others cost $2.50 - $5. (Monkey Road, Elgin)
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Festival, October 13 and 14; October 20 and 21, Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays from noon - 5:30 p.m. -- Parents can enjoy the live music (and eating great food) while the kids stay busy decorating pumkins, competing in the duck races and playing on the playground. Plan to spend the day, there's so much to do. Admission: $5 Kids (2 – 12 years of age); $7 Adults and Older Kids (13 and Older). Some activities cost an additional fee. Join the Farm Family email list to receive One FREE Child Admission Coupon. (120 Nature's Way, Elgin)
Spooktacular Halloween Bash, October 27, 6 - 9 p.m., Mel's Lonestar Lanes -- $12/per person includes: 2 Games of Bowling, Shoe Rental, Goodie Bag, Gutter Mansion - Haunted House with Unlimited Entries, Costume Contest with Prizes. (1010 North Austin Ave, Georgetown)
Family Halloween Party, October 26, 6 - 8 p.m., Georgetown Public Library -- Bring the kids in costumes for the contest and come for lots of fun and activities. FREE, for all ages. (402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown)
Great Goblin Glow, October 27, 7 - 9 p.m., Lakeway City Park -- Happy Halloween from the City of Lakeway! Come one, come all on Saturday, October 27th to Lakeway City Park and celebrate the season as hot air balloons illuminate the night sky from 7 - 9 p.m. Children from around the area are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy an evening featuring music and a light show from DJ Strat Cat, candy, glitter tattoo artists, balloon twisters, a few carnival rides and a trip into Lakeway's own Dead End Cemetery! Don't miss the live bat exhibit from Bat Conservation International! Food will be available for purchase from The Evil Weiner, WhataTaco, Kona Ice Austin, Ice Cream 2U and KettleKing Karmel Korn. Please, no pets at this event. This event is sponsored by the City of Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, please call 314-7530. (502 Hurst Creek Road, Lakeway)
Trick or Treat, October 31, 10 a.m., Leander Public Library -- Come in costume for some stories, crafts and Library trick or treating. (1011 S Bagdad Rd, Leander)
Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm, September 19 - November 11 -- Fall season at Sweet Berry Farm begins Saturday, September 29. Activities include the corn mazes, Berry Bouncers, stuff your own scarecrow, hay rides, train rides, ice cream, and lots more. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays. Admission and parking are FREE, but activities have a fee. (1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls)
Halls of Horror Haunted House, October 26 and 27, 7 - 11 p.m., Green Red Barn -- Enter if you dare! Admission is canned goods or $2. (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville)
Harvest Festival, October 27, 4 - 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Pflugerville -- Admission is FREE and activities are FREE! Activities will take place inside the Multi-Purpose Building and outside on the parking area in front of the buildings, including: Box Maze, Candy, Carnival Games, Door Prizes, Food, Hay Ride, Inflatables, Live Music, Silent Auction, Trunk or Treat, Wear a Costume (Not Scary). (512) 251-3052. (801 West Pecan Street, in the Multi-Purpose Building located behind Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville)
The Fall Fair at Teravista Elementary, Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Teravista Elementary -- There will be a zip line, hair feathers, laser tag and slot car race, plus inflatables, carnival rides, pumpkin patch and pony rides and petting zoo. Admission is FREE; tickets and wristbands available for a fee. (4419 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock)
Costume Swap at The Little Gym, Saturday, October 13, 3 - 6 p.m., The Little Gym -- In addition to the swap, there will be complimentary food and drink, raffle drawings and an open gym for the kiddos to play. The swap is an excellent opportunity to recycle your kids’ used Halloween costumes and pick up something new-to-them for this year’s trick-or-treating. FREE but RSVP required. (3203 S. IH-35, Round Rock)
Halloween at the Y, October 27, 4 - 10 p.m., Old Settlers Association -- Take your Halloween celebration to an entirely new level at the 16th annual Halloween at the Y at the Old Settlers Association (across from the Dell Diamond) in Round Rock. One of the largest Halloween events throughout Central Texas, this festival will include everything from Carnival Games to Inflatables and Rides to Climbing Walls, FREE Halloween Candy, Music, Prizes, Concessions and more. You also won’t want to miss out on our ever-popular Costume Contests. Admission is $5 per person, with FREE parking available at the Dell Diamond. For additional details, please contact the CHASCO Family YMCA in Round Rock at (512) 246-9622.
Fall Fun Fest, October 31, 9 - 11:30 a.m., Lakeview Pavilion festival area at Old Settlers Park -- This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss. There will be carnival games for toddlers and preschoolers, hayrides, cookies and punch and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for the Round Rock Food Pantry. For more information, call the Clay Madsen Recreation Center at 218-3220 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 218-5540. (3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock)
Trick or Treaking at Morgan's Wonderland, October 31, 5 - 8 p.m., Morgan's Wonderland -- Wear your delightful but frightful Halloween costumes and enjoy the park and a night of trick or treating. For ages 12 and under; for special needs, all ages. Admission is $5, but bring any non perishable food item per person to Morgan's Wonderland or to STAR Soccer Complex between October 1st - 30th, and receive a coupon for FREE admission. (5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio)
Farmer Fred's Harvest Fall Carnival, October 27, 6 - 9 p.m., San Marcos Plaza Park -- Join the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation for the annual Fall Event, Farmer Fred's Harvest Fall Carnival in San Marcos Plaza Park. All ages are welcome and admission is FREE! FREE activities include carnival games with prizes and candy and an age-grouped Costume Contest. The Barrel train ride, Jump Castle, the Haunted Hayride and concessions will all be available for a nominal fee. Registration for the costume contest is from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Judging will take place at: 7:00 for 3 and under; 7:30 for 4-6 year olds; 8:00 for 7-9 year olds; 8:30 for 10-12 year olds. Call (512) 393-8400 for more information.
Spooktacular, October 31, 6 - 9 p.m., Downtown Main Street -- Stroll among the ghosts and goblins downtown from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and visit the SpookyHouse next to the Howard Theatre for a fun Halloween adventure!
Main Street Fright Fest, October 31, 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Temple -- Vendors will provide treats and fun activities for kids, such as face painting, ring toss, bean bag toss, bounce houses, and more. Activities include painted pumpkin contest, Thriller line dance, costume contest, ghost tours, and more. All activities and admission is FREE.
Zoo Boo, October 31, 6-8 p.m., Cameron Park Zoo -- Zoo Boo is for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old. In addition to the trick or treating, kids will also enjoy games, face painting and the zoo’s barrel train! Tickets can be purchased online. Adults $9; kids 4 - 12 $6; kids 3 and under are FREE. (1701 N. 4th Street, Waco)
Free car seat safety checks
Texans in Motion and Scott & White are setting up more free car seat safety checks in November. I’m letting you know in advance because you do need to schedule an appointment. The information on what number to call and where they are located is below. Thanks Katherine!
Certified technicians will be available to check your child’s car seat. FREE!
- 11/09/12- Baby Earth; 12pm – 2pm, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664, (512) 600-7050
- 11/13/12 - Central Texas Medical Center; 10am – 1pm, 1301 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos – 78666, Hays County Health Dept. (512) 393-5567
- 11/14/12 - Marble Falls EMS Station; 10am – 1pm, 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls – 78654, (830) 693-7277
- 11/15/12 - Lockhart EMS Station; 10am – 1pm, 1914 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart – 78644, (512) 336-3423
- 11/20/12- Plug & Play; 10am – 1pm, 13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin – 7875, (512) 336-3423
On line savings
Halloween is just around the corner and you’ll find some terrific last minute savings on costumes, decorations and more thanks to the Austin based Offers.com Halloween Savings Center. Thanks Shermayne.
Halloween Makeup Deal
Was: $24.99 - Now Only $10.50!
Dog Costume Deal
Was $19.75 - Now Only $5.99!
Halloween Decorations Deal