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Halloween in The Woodlands

Looking for something fun, safe and festive for the kids this Halloween? There are a number of activities and events going on in and around The Woodlands. Everything from FREE events to those that are nominally priced, you're sure to find a spooktacular way to pass the time until going trick-or-treating on All Hallows Eve!

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Mad Hatter Tea Party

Enjoy high tea and decorate cookies with the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts in a room filled with Alice in Wonderland's whimsy! Art projects, a whimsical photo booth, face painting and much more... Don't be late for a very important date! Held on Friday, October 6 between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, this event is open to members and non-members; cost included in regular admission. The Woodlands Children's Museum is located in the Panther Creek Shopping Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Call them at 281 465-0955 for more information.

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houston symphony halloween performance at the pavilion

Hocus Pocus Pops!

An evening of spooky sounds and creepy creatures awaits for goblins and ghouls of all ages at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion! Houston Symphony conductor Lucus Waldin mesmerizes the audience into a nightmarish performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons, and chilling cellos.


Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume for a chance to walk on stage during the concert; the first 100 boys and girls to check in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza, fully costumed, get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade (wristbands are required to participate in the Goblin Parade). Or jump on the Great Pumpkin Express as it leaves the station to sweep you away on a tour of The Pavilion’s haunted grounds.

Train rides aboard the Great Pumpkin Express begin at 5:30 in the Gold Lot. Haunting the plazas before dusk are pre-concert activities, starting when the gates open at 6:00 PM.


Hocus Pocus Pops is Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Pavilion. Tickets for the orchestra seating (sections 101, 102, 103 and the pit) are only $20, with all other seats, and the lawn, free of charge. As always, plenty of free parking is available.

10th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Challenge

Join the fun and enjoy the music when you enter your jack-o-lanterns in the second annual jack-o-lantern challenge! Make sure you arrive in plenty of time; the pumpkin-guts start flyin' at 5:30 PM. Pumpkins will be judged at dusk.


A fun event for all ages, there is no charge, and it includes carving supplies and pumpkins while supplies last! It all going on at Northshore Park along with Concert In The Park on Sunday, October 15.

A Haunting at Bear Branch Park

Sinister Circus

Come one, come all!! A new circus is in town - there is just one, small, catch. Once you visit the circus, you may never come out! Do you dare take a chance to see the show? Come out to the Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park and experience the Sinister Circus for yourself - where your worst fears come to life!


Recommended for ages 9 and older, parental discretion is advised. FEE: $8 per person. Ticket sales stop at 9:30 PM.


Fridays, October 13, 20 and 27, 2017 and Saturdays, October 14, 21 and 28, from 8:00 - 10:00 PM.

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Halloween at The Y

It's that time of year again! The outdoor Family Fright Fest is back at the Shadowbend YMCA, on Saturday, October 21 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Outdoor activities will include trunk-or-treating, carnival games, a sweet tooth walk, a photo booth, face art, mascots and much more frightful fun. Don't forget to put on your best family-friendly costume and bring a camera to capture memories from the fun afternoon. Kids are welcome to visit activity booths as many times as they would like and will receive a treat at each one.


This special night is open to the community and admission is free, so bring friends, family and coworkers. In lieu of an admission fee, each guest is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. The Shadowbend YMCA is located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands 77381. For more information, contact Roxanne Davis at 281 367-9622.

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trick or treating for kids of all ages at waterway square

Trick or Treat Trail

A FREE event for all ages; Trick or treat at Town Green Park for festive fun and special treats! This free event will have fun for the entire family and attendees are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best. While at the Trick or Treat Trail, kids will have the opportunity to trick or treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goodies from more than 30 local vendors.


Plus, the event includes children's activities, strolling entertainment, inflatables and costume contests. This festive event is expected to draw over a thousand attendees and is produced by The Woodlands Development Company and The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. The Trick or Treat Trail will be held Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

Costume Contests:

  • Costume Contests will take place at 3:15, 4:00, 4:45 and 5:30 PM
  • Participants may only compete in one contest.
  • Participants must be in the Costume Contest Corral prior to the start of the contest to participate. Once the contest begins, no additional participants will be added.
  • There will be a maximum of 50 participants per contest.
  • Participants will receive a number in the Costume Contest Corral and wear it until the end of the contest.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes per contes (no age group or categories).


halloween themed science class in the woodlandsSpooky Science - Your child is sure to have a SPOOKtacular time partcipating in fun yet educational "spooky science" experiments in this week-long class. Children ages 5 - 12 will explore optical illusions, use the science of sound to create "howling cups" and "screaming balloons." Instructions and supplies to repeat the experiments for everyone at home included! Held Monday - Friday, October 23 – 27, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming.

This event is sponsored by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. Fees can be paid online at their registration page. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281-210-3950.

The Woodlands Children's Museum Annual Spook-tacular

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Kids ages 7 and under can have the best fun at The Woodlands Children's Museum Halloween Spook-tacular! There will be stage entertainment, a bone dig, monster truck, monster eyes, creepy crawly sensory play, a pumpkin ring toss, mummy wrap, pin the nose on the cat, a bean bag toss haunted house, monster bowling, pom pom caces, dunkin’ ducks, pumpkin shooters, face painting, a photo booth, pin the bowtie on the skeleton, and art projects like a Halloween necklace and Monster bags!

Since the museum caters to young children, nothing will be scary. Costumes are encouraged! Please note: In keeping with the museum's health and wellness initiatives candy will not be served at this event. Held on Tuesday, October 31 between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, this event is open to members and non-members. Cost is only $2 for members and $8 for non-members. The Woodlands Children's Museum is located in the Panther Creek Shopping Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Call them at 281 465-0955 for more information.

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Pumpkin Patches and Family Fall Festivals

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Pumpkin Fest, Field of Screams at P-6 Farms
Visitors to P-6 Farms are in for a whole lot of treats this year; check out the fall festival every weekend, September 03 - November 12, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM on Saturdays, and noon - 5:00 PM on Sundays. The Fall Festival is a wealth of fun with the corn maze, cow train, candy cannon, hay rides, vintage park, jumping pillow, apple blasters, a hay maze and more! Plus, after dark enter the Field of Screams if you dare! Opening at dark, try to survive the haunted corn maze and the petrifying pallet maze. Ticket prices for all this and more information available on their website. P-6 Farms is located at 963 Poole's Road, Montgomery 77356. Contact them at 936 597-6062.

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Fall Festival for The Refugee Project
Join in for a fun evening celebrating The Refugee Project. This is their second annual Fall Festival fundraiser and all proceeds go helping The Refugee Project continue to help refugee women and their families through opportunity, skills training, pre-school classes and much more. Attendees will enjoy Carnival foods and games, a trackless train ride, yard games, sack races, face painting, bounce houses, a Pumpkin Patch, traditional Nepali and Burmese Dance performances and so much more. Tickets are $10 and are available online. The Fall Festival will be held at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 77380 on Saturday, September 30 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Contact The Refugee Project for more information.

oak ridge north annual fall festival

Oak Ridge North Fall Festival
The City of Oak Ridge North will host the fourth Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Along with vendor booths, the free event will feature great food, face painting, balloons, photo booth, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, trackless train, old fashion carnival games, prize giveaways and much more! The festival will be held in Marilyn Edgar Park located at 26531 Hillside Drive in Oak Ridge North. Contact Sarah McClure at [email protected] or 832 381-3215 for more information.

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Pumpkin Fest at Faith United Methodist Church
Enjoy a day of family fun at Pumpkin Fest! Pumpkin Fest includes scarecrows, a bounce house, games, a petting zoo, and more, and of course there are photo opportunities for all ages. The Pumpkin Fest hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017. Also going on at Faith United Methodist Church is their annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is open daily, October 1 - 31, weekdays noon until 7:00 PM, and weekends 9:00 AM until 7:30 PM. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 2403 Rayford Road, Spring 77386. If you would like to have a booth at our Pumpkin Fest, please call Frances Planchard at 281 543-0169.

happy garren craft show at sawdust road

Harvest Delights Craft Show
This arts and crafts show has been held each October for several years now at the Wood Winds Shopping Center on Sawdust Road near Big Lots. Held from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 21 and 22, at 365 Sawdust Road, Spring 77380. For more information, contact Happy Garren at 281 451-7728 or [email protected]

pumpkin patch at market street

Pumpkin Patch at Market Street
Each fall, a much-loved family tradition is to visit a pumpkin patch in search of the pick of the patch, or perhaps just an adorable photo. This year Market Street invites local families to visit as they host a pumpkin patch in Central Park October 27 - 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. There is no charge to select a pumpkin, but donations will be accepted for Interfaith of The Woodlands.

christ church united methodist fall market and fair

The Woodlands Fall Market & Fair at Christ Church United Methodist
Do your Christmas shopping early; bring the kids for fun free festival activities; bring your appetite for a Texas BBQ meal; participate in a silent auction; satisfy your sweet tooth at the bake sale; and get your pumpkins all at the same time! The Woodlands Fall Market & Fair at Christ Church United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM includes multiple vendors selling their wares, a bake sale, children's activities and a pumpkin patch - plus a fantastic meal! Christ Church United Methodist is located at 6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77381. For more information, contact [email protected]

autumn fest at the woodlands christian church on sawdust

Autumn Fest at The Woodlands Christian Church
Bring the family! Fun for all! The Woodlands Christian Church is hosting their Autumn Fest on October 28 - and everyone's invited! The Craft Show hours are 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, where you can shop for gifts for adults and children. Come do your Christmas shopping early!! The Hurricane Relief Cook Team will be serving all-you-can-eat lunch for $12 (single pass $6) and proceeds will help fund the church's Hurricane Harvey Relief Dinners for displaced families. The Woodlands Christian Church is located at 1202 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands 77380. Contact them at 281 367-7139 for more information.

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7 Acre Wood - Thrill at the Mill
The 17th Annual Free Thrill at The Mill and Vendor Market will be held at 7 Acre Wood (4401 N. Frazier, Conroe 77303) on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Free Admission into park and vendor show, candy, and more. Tickets will be sold for extra rides and activities.


Vendors can apply online for a booth space. Call 936 890-2326 or email [email protected] for more information.

fall festival at the woodlands community church on Rush Haven Drive

Fall Festival at The Woodlands Community Church
Woodlands Community Church is hosting their fourth annual free Fall Festival on Sunday, October 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This family-friendly journey will take you down their wooded path from music to moonwalks, photo shoots to fishing, hot dogs, games, treats, crafts, and more! The Woodlands Community Church is located at 5401 Rush Haven Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Contact them at 281 364-1000 for more information.

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