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The Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Houses, and Other Halloween Fun in Abilene

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With Halloween 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.

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Haunted Houses


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.

Haunted Abilene

The return of Abilene’s best Halloween experience is again presented at the Swenson House by the Abilene Preservation League, Friday, October 24th and Saturday October 25th. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are available now for $10 for the haunted house and $20 if you add the trolly ride. 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 email

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 Friday and Saturday nights from October 19th through November 1st.

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 from October 3rd through November 1st.

Haunted Hangar

Put on by the Tye Volunteer Fire Department, The Haunted Hangar will be open this year on Oct 24th, 25, 30th, 31st, and also on November 1st. 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.

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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 The Zone

The Monster Mash Bash is Friday, October 31st at The Zone Grill & Bar. Along with drink specials and live music, there will be hundreds of dollars in cash prizes in the costume contest. The cost is only $5 at the door. More details with the link below.

Halloween Escapade at Fat Boss's Pub

"Halloween Escapade" happens Halloween night at Fat Boss's Pub. There will be spooky drink specials, music by DJ Vaughn, and a costume contest. For more details check out their link below.

Adult Trick or Treat at Jack Rabbit Slims

Jack Rabbit Slims, at 833 East Hwy 80, will be holding an adult trick or treat. There will be Halloween candy shot specials, as well as several other crazy and creepy drink specials througout the night. No cover charge.

Halloween Freak Show at Firehouse

The Halloween Freakshow will be at The Firehouse Bar & Grill, 2074 Butternut on Halloween night. The show will feature music from Rear Naked Choke and TheObvious. Plus, the Scream 'N Ink Sideshow will be on hand to really freak you out. There will be a costume contest with cash, tattoos and other prizes and drink specials all night.

Send your bar or club Halloween party info to Chaz Mcguire.

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The Paramount Halloween Film


Each year, the historic Paramount Theater shows some sort of creepy movie for Halloween. This year, that movie will be 'Ghostbusters'. 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.

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Fall Festival at the Mall


The annual family friendly event will have games, prizes, candy, and a costume contest. This year, the event will be on October 30th, 2014 from 6pm - 8pm in front of the Women's Dillard's Courtyard in the Mall of Abilene.
• Pre-registration will begin promptly at 6pm at Women’s Dillard’s Courtyard.
• Costume Contest begins at 7pm for children ages 0-12.
• Children will be judged in age categories of (0-3), (4-7) and (8-12).
• Prizes will be awarded for First Place in each age division.

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The Pumpkin Patch


The  'Pumpkin Patch', benefiting Disability Resources Inc. will run through the entire month of October. 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.

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Community Events


Family Fun Fair at New Hope Church

New Hope Church, 3122 South Clack, will be hosting the Family Fun Fair on Halloween night from 5:30pm to 10pm. The event is free and will include bounce houses, candy, booth games, horse rides, live music and more. Get more details on New Hope Church's website.

Berry Lane Baptist Church

The church will hold a Trunk or Treat event at 1515 Lakeside Drive in Abilene Wednesday, October 29. The event goes from 6pm to 8pm and there will be hot dogs, treats and fun for the whole family. This event is free.

St. Paul Methodist Church

St Paul United Methodist Church, First Central Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church downtown will all be having trunk or treats Sunday evening Oct. 26th. St. Paul's will be taking place from 5-7 in the parking lot at North 5th and Beech just west of the church building.

Arrow Ford Trunk or Treat

Arrow Ford, 4001 South 1st, will be holding a 'trunk or treat' event from 5-7pm in their parking lot on Halloween night.

We'll continue to update this blog as we get more information.


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