AUSTIN -- October is here, which means it's time for ghosts, goblins and all things spooky -- or pumpkin-flavored!
There are many Halloween or fall-related attractions around Central Texas this month. We've compiled a list of some of them to make things easier for you:
Visit a pumpkin patch:
- Cedar Park Twin Lakes Family YMCA: Oct. 1-31. More information.
- St. Mark United Methodist Church in Austin: Oct. 12-31. More information.
- St. John's United Methodist Church in Austin: Oct. 8-31. More information.
- Tarrytown United Methodist Church: Oct. 1-31: More information.
- Grace United Methodist Church: Oct. 13-30. More information.
- Bethany Lutheran Church: Oct. 13-31. More information.
Visit a haunted house:
- House of Torment. Located inside the Highland Mall. General Admission is $25. Sept. 21-Nov. 3. For more information click here.
- Ecopocalypse. Located inside the Coppertank Event Center. Oct. 19-31. Admission is $20. For more information click here.
- Scare for a Cure. Located inside Ghost Town in Manor, Texas. Oct. 12-31. Tickets are sold online for $25-$30. Buy them here.
See a movie at the Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-In:
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Friday the 13th" (double feature): Oct. 28
"Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" (double feature): Oct. 29
"Charlie Brown," and "Beetlejuice": Oct. 30
"Night of the Living Dead": Oct. 30
"Charlie Brown", "Monster Squad," and "Frankenstein": Oct. 31
"Halloween": Oct. 31
Attend a festival:
- Spooktacular in Taylor: Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information.
- Fall Fun Festival at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock: Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More information.
- Boo at the Zoo: Various dates in October, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information.
- Halloween Thriller Dance Party at Ballet Austin: Various days Oct. 16-31. More information.
- "Halloween at the Hall" at Cedar Park City Hall. Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. More information.
- "The Halloween House" at 23 Meandering Way in Round Rock. Oct. 29 7-9 p.m. More information.
Get a Halloween costume:
- Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds at 1506 South Congress Avenue. Website. (512) 444-2002.
- Costume World at 8207 Burnet Road. Website. (512) 323-5949.
- Halloween Express. Website. Austin location: 9503 Research Blvd. (Gateway Center). Cedar Park location: 11066 Pecan Park Blvd. (Lakeline Plaza).
- Spirit Halloween Store. Website. Austin locations: 9333 Research Blvd., 4001 S. Lamar Blvd., 801 E. William Cannon Drive, 5441 N. Interstate 35. Bastrop location: 109 S. Hasler Blvd. Cedar Park location: 11101 Pecan Park Blvd. Round Rock location: 2121 N. Mays Street. New Braunfels location: 651 N. Elliot Knox Blvd. San Marcos location: 1180 Thorpe Lane.
- Party City (with extended Halloween hours). Website. Austin locations: 5601 Brodie Lane, 12901 North I-35, 11150 Research Boulevard. Cedar Park location: 11066 Pecan Park Blvd. Round Rock location: 2601 South I-35.