The Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Houses, and Other Halloween Fun in Abilene
Halloween is creeping up on us and people are already getting ready for it. For some, the excitement of Halloween can be compared to people who get ready for Christmas. So, with All Hallows Eve just around the corner, here are some events in Abilene that can cater to everyone, regardless of your age. We will be updating this list as we get more info, so be sure to keep checking back.
Haunted houses can be one of the coolest things to check out during Halloween - or the scariest. In the Abilene area, you'll usually be able to find several haunted houses to get your scare on.
The return of Abilene’s best Halloween experience is again presented at the Swenson House by the Abilene Preservation League, Friday, October 25th and Saturday October 26th. Tickets are available now for $10 for the haunted house and $20 if you add the trolly ride with an all-new route and stories about Abilene’s most famous friendly Ghosts. If you dare, go further into the darker parts of our fair city’s past with stories and characters you may not even know existed! For more information, please call 325-676-3775 or emaile firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Haunted Island has been providing great scary fun for 31 years and is hosted by the Men of Frater Sodalids. The Haunted Island is from October 25th through October 31st at 401 Loop 322 from 7:30pm to midnight. The cost is $10. for adults and children 12 and under are $5.
The Runway of Terror
The Runway of Terror is located 4886 Newman Road in Abilene. The haunted house, put on by Destination Imagination, offers food and snacks and is open from 7 to midnight on October 18th and 19th, 25th and 26th, and 30th and 31st.
The House of Horrors
The House of Horrors is located at 100 Hunt Street in Clyde. It's open Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm until November 2nd and open October 30th and 31st.
Put on by the Tye Volunteer Fire Department, the Haunted Hangar is open October 25th, 26th and 31st, as well as November 1st and 2nd. You can check it out behind the Tye cemetery and the cost is $8 per person.
Check out the links below for more info on haunted houses in the Abilene area.
Halloween Parties at Bars
Most, if not all, bars in Abilene have some sort of Halloween party and/or costume contests. Usually, you'll find that bars and clubs will do their party the weekend before, or the day of.
Monster Mash Bash at Bar 14
The first annual Monster Mash Bash is Saturday October 26th at Bar 14. Along with drink specials and live music from The Transporters, there will be hundreds of dollars in cash prizes in the costume contest. The cost is only $5 at the doors. More details with the link below.
Lucky Mule Saloon Halloween Party
The Lucky Mule will be hosting a Halloween party on Saturday October 26th. They will have several drink specials as well as a costume contest with $2000 in cash and prizes.
Send your bar or club Halloween party info to Chaz Mcguire.
The Paramount Halloween Film
Each year, the historic Paramount Theater shows some sort of creepy movie for Halloween. This year, that movie will be 'Aliens'. The movie will be shown October 31st at 7:30pm. Tickets are $6. For more information on the Paramount Theater or to order tickets online, check out the links below.
Mall Fall Festival
Each year, the Mall of Abilene hosts the 'Mall Fall Festival'. The family friendly event games, prizes, candy, and a costume contest. This year, 'Mall Fall Festival' will be on October 24th from 6-8pm at the Women's Dillard's Courtyard. The contest begins at 7pm. Pre-registration begins at 6pm. Open to children ages 0-12. Prizes awarded in three age categories (0-3 yrs; 4-7 yrs, 8-12 yrs.) For more info about Mall Fall Festival, or the Mall of Abilene, check out the links below.
The Pumpkin Patch
The 'Pumpkin Patch', benefiting Disability Resources Inc. will start October 2nd and run through October 31st. The fundraiser is held at DRI and is decorated with props, swings, hay bales and, of course, pumpkins. There is also a free hayride, tons of fun, and the best part, is being able to help out people with disabilities. The Pumpkins Patch will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am until dusk, and Sundays from 1pm until dusk. For more information, and to reserve your time, check out the links below.
Big Country Pet Parade and Costume Contest
If you like dressing up your pet for Halloween, then this event is for you. There will be a parade and costume contest for pets on October 26th at Frontier Texas from 10pm to 11:30am. The cost is $6 to $8 per pet. For more information, you can contact Pam Thomas at 325-437-2200 or visit Frontier Texas' website by clicking the link below.
Saturday October 26th, Oakridge Church of Christ, 3250 Beltway South in Abilene, will be holding a community trunk or treat from 5:30pm to 8pm. There will be free activities for the kids including: trunk-or-treating, candy apple making, face painting, black-cat bowling, archery and more. A stew & cornbread dinner will be provided for adults and kids in the building. This is a free event. For more details, visit the church's Facebook event post by clicking the link below.
St. John's Episcopal School's Halloween Carnival is October 26th starting at 5:30pm. The event is open to the public and, in addition to some ghostly fun, will have a petting zoo, bull riding, a dance party, balloon animals, food, raffles and more.
Twice Upon a Time, Big Country School Supply, Cordell's, Kid's Village, and Way of Life Fitness will have a River Oaks Spooktacular Event on October 26th at 3301 S. 14th. There will be Trick-or-Treating, a BBQ truck, and The Tooth Fairies Sister will be there.