Fall Fun in Houston
TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
September 30-November 26, 2017
The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, returns for the 43rd season with the addition of a ninth weekend. The magic of the Festival transports patrons to the 16th century offering enchanting experiences featuring world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters.
BOO ON THE BOARDWALK
October 6-31, 2017
Our free event includes Pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, costume contests, fun activities and more ghoulish fun on Freaky Fridays, Spooky Saturdays & Scary Sundays! Don’t miss the Little Boo Haunted Fun House and the Dungeon of Doom Haunted House.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER MAYHEM
October 10-31, 2017
Something spooky this way comes to the Children’s Museum of Houston! A myriad of magic, mystery and monsters have maneuvered their way into the Museum for three weeks of Halloween! Come partake in spine-tingling experiments, spirit-lifting activities and slime-filled fun. Don’t miss the Thriller Dance Party for the kiddos.
October 13-29, 2017
Dress up in your spookiest costume and get ready to trick-or-treat, learn about bats, paint pumpkins, and play carnival games during Zoo Boo — the Houston Zoo’s annual Halloween event. It will include your favorite Zoo Boo activities, including the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and, of course, candy! Don’t miss this year’s new Halloween Zoovie Nights on October 13 and 21 for fun activities and spooky films after dark.
October 21, 2017
The Arboretum invites you to our annual ArBOOretum fall festival. Activities include hay rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a cake walk, carnival games, face painting and pumpkin decorating. 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.
PUMPKIN PATCH FALL FESTIVAL
October 21-22, 2017
Our Pumpkin Patch fall festival will return to a transformed Russ Pitman Park this fall! Come enjoy our refreshed, updated park as your family picks out the perfect pumpkins for your porch, takes a horse drawn wagon ride, browses vendor stalls, bounces, spins, and climbs on our big attractions, and plays plenty of festival games. Don’t forget to stop by the food trucks for some scrumptious eats!
SCREAM ON THE GREEN
October 27, 2017
Visitors will have a spooky good time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family! There will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE games! There will also be a performance by Fairytale Headquarters and dance performances by ADC Studios of Houston. Enjoy watching Hotel Transylvania 2 on the big screen on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn.
SPIRITS AND SKELETONS
October 28, 2017
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, monsters and mummies, witches and werewolves: Houston’s favorite Halloween party — the one and only Spirits & Skeletons — is back at HMNS! With the entire Museum open you can shake your stuff with a stegosaurus, grab a drink and get spellbound by bewitching gems, all to live music and your favorite hits played by The Space Rockers with fantastic food trucks parked right outside.
TRICKS AND TREATS AMONG THE TREES
October 28, 2017
Enjoy FREE family-friendly Halloween fun with free crafts, games, hay rides, live critters, trick-or-treat trail and more! Costumed trick-or-treaters are encouraged!
HOUSTON SCREAM FEST
October 30-31, 2017
Come enjoy adult beverages and get the fright scared out of you at one of our many haunted attractions. We have live concerts each night on stage. Visit the midway and play carnival games or have some food from vendors. You can watch horror films on the big screen plus you can shoot at walking dead zombies. The Houston Scream Fest has FREE well-lit patrolled parking!
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
November 2-5, 2017
More than 1,000 antique and contemporary quilts, original cloth dolls and wearable art are on display at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There are hundreds of booths to shop for quilts, supplies, and crafts, as well as classes from beginner to expert levels.
CITY OF HOUSTON THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
November 23, 2017
Join us Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade is located in downtown Houston and is free for all.
OLD TIME CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
7932 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379
Bring the family out on a weekend in October and enjoy the Texas fall weather! Eight attractions: Train, Hayride, Petting Zoo, Giant Slide, Mini Slide, Inflatable Corn Maze, Bounce House, and Jump Pad. Enjoy some Tex Mex, Shaved Ice, or Funnel Cakes in the shade in our Picnic Area. Take some great pictures of your family. Here at the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, we believe in keeping it simple – spending quality time with your family and getting a real farm experience.
7705 FM 362, Brookshire, TX 77423
We’re opening for the 17th year of Texas-sized fun at Dewberry Farm! You’ll find old favorite attractions (the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!) and some delightful new ones — plus a whole lotta good things to eat and drink! Our Events Calendar lists special hours, live entertainment, fireworks shows and more!
510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, Texas 77476
Stroll through the pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite pumpkin. Kids will also enjoy other Fall Festival activities. Mazes, slides and rides….OH MY! There is so much to see and do on the Farm. Stroll thru our Hay Maze, slide down our Giant Slides or run the “Rat Race”. You can challenge your opponent on our Pony Hops, Steer Roping or race our Pedal Cars. How about a leisurely Hay Ride or a little more boisterous Barrel Train ride? An unlimited amount of fun is to be shared in the fresh country air.
510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, Texas 77476
The Scarecrow Festival & Pumpkin Patch Houston has been an annual tradition for families from all over the surrounding areas. All ages enjoy the fall festivities: hay rides, scarecrow scenes featuring more than 85 scarecrows, and thousands of pumpkins piled high for photo ops! Plus, all the regular ranch activities are open during the festival and included at no extra charge. Free pumpkin for every child with paid admission.