Cornelius’ Fall Festival.
Oct. 1. You’ll find spectacular fall decorations including pumpkins, gourds, squash, scarecrows, bales of hay and special displays for the season! Enjoy loads of free activities that are fun for the whole family, including pumpkin pie decorating, pumpkin bowling, arts and crafts, witch’s hat ring toss, face painting and more. All ages. Free. 9am-7pm. Cornelius Nurseries. 2233 South Voss Rd., Houston.
Hocus Pocus Pops.
Oct. 7. Check out the Houston Symphony as they play all your favorite Halloween music. All ages. Lawn seating free. 7:30pm. Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion. 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands.
Zomball in Tomball.
Oct. 8. Monster-sized trunk-or-treat with dozens of vendors, games, contests, spooky stuff and more followed up by a special showing of “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” on a giant inflatable screen. All ages. Free. 5pm. Tomball Downtown Depot. 201 South Elm Street, Tomball.
Halloween Monster Mayhem.
Oct. 11-31. Witness how monsters have rummaged, scoured, combed and turned the Museum upside down to make room for their monster lairs. This hair-raising experience will allow you to “catch monsters” in the act, interact with their pals, participate in monster hobbies and discover why monsters may be just simply misunderstood! All ages. Free with museum admission. Children’s Museum of Houston. 1500 Binz, Houston. 713-522-1138.
Zoo Boo 2016.
Oct. 14-31. Friday – Sunday and Monday, Oct. 31. Celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume, and don’t forget the trick-or-treat bags! All ages. $16 adult. $12 kids 11 and younger. 9am-1pm. The Houston Zoo. 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston.
Oct. 15. Besides the collection of creative, full-size scarecrows, families will enjoy live music, a Carnival, food trucks, apple bobbing, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. All ages. Free, carnival tickets $5. 11am-4pm. Crosscreek Ranch. 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear.
Pumpkin Patch at Nature Discovery Center.
Oct. 15 and 16. Russ Pitman Park will be transformed once again into a carnival like atmosphere with fun festival games for children, a new and different inflatable Obstacle Course, the popular horse drawn wagons, the tubs-of-fun ride, fall crafts, and more! All ages. Free admission. 11am-4pm. Nature Discovery Center. 7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire. 713-667-6550.
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival.
Sept. 24 – Oct. 30. A great outing for the entire family, with fall festivities including hay rides, giant slides, pedal cars, hay maze, barrel train rides, animal encounter, sand mountain and lots more. All ages. $15. Children 0-18 months free. 10am-5pm. Blessington Farms. 510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton. 832-444-8717.
Oct. 22. Come come to play, learn, and have an enchanting day enjoying festive activities on the grounds of our nature sanctuary.This fantastic family event features a Trick-or-Treat Trail where kids learn about different creatures and collect candy while traveling along one of our nature trails. $15. Children 3 and younger free. 12-4pm. Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. 4501 Woodway Dr., Houston.
Scream on the Green.
Oct. 28. Have a spooky good time at Houston’s eighth annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration! Prizes, music and more! Watch the Book of Life at 7:30 pm. All ages. Free. 6-10pm. Discovery Green. 1500 McKinney St., Houston.
Hauntcert with Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra.
Oct. 29. Break out your Halloween costume and join the costumed FBSO for a spooky evening of fun with a Trunk or Treat at 1:15 pm, concert at 2pm, and a costume parade during intermission. All ages. Free. 1:15-3pm. Sugar Land Town Square. 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land.
Dia De Los Muertos Festival.
Oct. 29 and 30. This two-day celebration focuses on traditions from throughout Latin America, with an Ofrenda Exhibition, foods from the Americas, vendors selling authentic Latin American Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts, and a Calavera Fashion Show. All ages. Free. 11am-7pm. MECA. 1900 Kane St., Houston.
City of Sugar Land Presents Halloween Town.
Oct. 30. Jack-o-lanterns, spooky creatures and candy stations for trick-or-treaters will once again transform Sugar Land Town Square into Halloween Town! All ages. Free. 4-8pm. Sugar Land Town Square. 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land.
17th annual Boo-Bash.
Oct. 30. Boo Bash 2016 will present continuous live musical entertainment and activities, and monster-sized Trick-or-Treating. All ages. Free. 1-4pm.Trader’s Village. 7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston.
The Original Halloween SpookTacular.
Oct. 31. The Woodlands Children’s Museum is the place to be for Halloween—full of child-friendly games, art projects and activities. Ages 0-7 with adult. $9. 4-8pm. The Woodlands Children’s Museum. 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr., Suite 280, The Woodlands.
The Menard House Trick-or-Treating.
Oct. 31. Galveston’s oldest residence opens its doors for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats (and a few surprises). All ages. Free. 5-7pm. The Menard House. 1605 33rd St., Galveston.
5th Annual Haunted House at the National Museum of Funeral History.
All month long you can get into the Halloween spirit and be “scared to death” at this family-friendly haunted house. The house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children ages 12 and up. $5 adults. $3 kids. National Museum of Funeral History.
Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Festival at Oil Ranch.
Oct. 1 – 31. Enjoy the fall festivities including a hay ride, tour the scarecrow scenes, and see the thousands of pumpkins! You won’t want to miss the 60 decorated scarecrows that make the ranch come to life. All ages. $15.95. Children 2 and younger are free. Oil Ranch. 23501 Macedonia Rd., Hockley.
7 Acre Wood.
All year round. Check out this old-fashioned family fun park full of activities. Children of all ages love animals, and they’ll love our petting zoo with donkeys, llamas, chickens, goats, deer, a cow and ducks. Plus we have pony rides with Shelby and Bullet, a playground, play town for the little ones, a mini golf course and much more. All ages. $6. 7 Acre Wood, 4401 N. Frazier St., Conroe.
P6 Farms 6th Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival.
Sept. 24-Nov. 2. At P6 Farms enjoy our pumpkin patch, pig races, shooting the water cannon and jumping around in the in ground trampoline. Top off your visit with a ride on the cow train, tractor drawn hayride or one of our many corn mazes. $12.50. Children 2 and under are free. P6 Farms. 9963 Poole’s Rd., Montgomery.
Weekends Oct.-Nov. Dewberry Farms has it all this fall. From a small playground for kids 0-6, hayrides, pig races, horses, baby chickens, goats, rubber duck fountain races, zip line, fort, slides, pedal karts, corn maze, singing chickens, balloon jump and several small rides are some examples of the activities that will make going to Dewberry Farm a family tradition. All ages. $11. Children 2 and younger are free. Dewberry Farms. 7705 FM 362, Brookshire.