Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
In light of this spootacular season, we’ve put together a list of activities taking place in and around the Austin area…some are scary, some are family friendly and some are just downright fun!! But overall, there is something for everyone!
House of Torment – Open on select nights until November 12. This haunted house is not recommended for children under 12 because it is really scary!! This season House of Torment has doubled its size to 40,000 square feet by moving to a new location at 2632 Ridgepoint Drive near the intersection of Hwy 183 and Hwy 290 East. For more information, go to www.thehouseoftorment.com.
Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park – Open select nights until November 5th. Located on 20 acres at 149 Split Rail Lane in Smithville (right outside of Bastrop), this Halloween Park features three haunted houses! And, again, this activity is not recommended for children under 12. For more information, go to www.screamhollow.com.
Austin Ghost Tours – Open Friday and Saturday nights. Austin Ghost Tours has been going on for 20 years and has recently grown to three different tours around Austin. The Friday night tour, Shadows and Alleyways of the Capital begins at the Omni Hotel at 700 San Jacinto at 8:00pm. Saturday night hosts two tours and both begin at 8:00pm. The Haunted Historic District tour begins in front of Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill at 303 Red River Blvd. The Historic Red Light and Warehouse District tour begins in the lobby of the JW Marriot Hotel at 110 East 2nd Street. All tours are $20 per person and are reservation only. They run about 90 minutes and cover about a mile. Make sure you bring your walking shoes!! For more information, go to www.austinghosttours.com.
Pioneer Farms – Open Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. Located at 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, the Spook-tober Extravaganza is family friendly and offers a haunted trail, storytellers, pumpkins, food, fortune-telling, souvenirs and more. For more information, go to www.pioneerfarms.org.
Boo at the Zoo – Open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28-29 from 6:30-9:00pm. The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, located off of Highway 290, offers kids and adults an opportunity to dress in their Halloween costumes (no adult masks) and explore a haunted mansion and enjoy a haunted train ride. Parking is free and flashlights are recommended. For more information, go to http://www.austinzoo.org/homepage/boo-at-the-zoo.
These activities just scratch the surface of the many Halloween and Harvest festivals around the Austin area. If these don’t fit the bill, check out http://freefuninaustin.com/2016/10/harvest-festivals-halloween-fun-austin/ for many more options!
Be sure to try one or all of these fun activities with family and/or friends and enjoy all that Austin has to offer!!! Happy Halloween!
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