Fall 2021: Check out these festivals, trunk-or-treats, haunted houses in San Angelo area

Alana Edgin
San Angelo Standard-Times

SAN ANGELO — October has finally arrived, bringing an array of Fall and Halloween events to the San Angelo area, from the sweet to the frightening. Here's a look at where you can get your tricks, treats and fun this spooky season.

ONGOING

Circle S Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

When: Oct. 1-31. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Circle S Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 7305 Bean Road in Wall.

Cost: Entry for the corn maze is $8 for adults and $5 for children older than 2 years old. Children 2 years old and younger get in free.

Other: Besides an awesome corn maze, there will be a pumpkin patch, corn cannon, and other activities. For more information, check circlesacres.com.

TLC Pumpkin Patch

What: The Last Chapter Pumpkin Patch has pumpkins, gourds and crafts, including pumpkin painting. Free admission.

When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 1-Nov. 1.

Where: The Last Chapter, 8601 US-67 in Ballinger.

Contact: facebook.com/TLCPumpkinPatch

Halloween Costume Contest

What: Children can compete in Sunset Eye Care's costume contest by having their picture posted to the business' Facebook page and coming to the office, where the business will offer treats. 

When: Oct. 25-Nov. 1, winner will be announced Nov. 1.

Where: Sunset Eye Care, 4241 Southwest Blvd., Suite 108.

Contact: 325-949-6697.

October is here, bringing pumpkins, fall festivals and spooky activities to the San Angelo area.

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

Fort Concho Fright Night

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30.

Where: Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St.

Cost: Tickets can be purchased early for $8 at Barracks 1 Visitor Center, or on the days of by cash.

Other: Children younger than 6 years old get in free, but must have an adult with them at all times. 

Haunted Corn Maze in Wall

When: Oct. 29-30 from 9-11 p.m.

Where: Circle S Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 7305 Bean Road in Wall

Cost: $20

Other: Tickets will be time slot tickets for every half hour and sold only online. Purchase tickets at circlesacres.ticketleap.com/haunted-corn-maze-2021. You must show up the time your ticket shows. This is a fundraiser event for the San Angelo Broadway Academy.

Hallow Fest Haunted House

When: Starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 30-31

Where: Ballinger Community Center, 200 Crosson Ave. in Ballinger.

Cost: Free. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Other: This haunted house is hosted by the Ballinger Police Association and Nexus North Point. On Oct. 31, there will also by a non-scary "Trunk or Treat Kandy Korral" starting at 6 p.m. for free. For more information, call 325-374-6964.

HalloScream at The Haunted Olde Park Hotel

When: 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 29 and 30

Where: The Haunted Olde Park Hotel, 107 S. 6th St. in Ballinger.

Cost: $10. If you purchase ahead of time online at oldeparkhotel.com, you can skip the line. Tickets will be sold on the day of at the door as well.

Other: The Haunted Olde Park Hotel has been featured on several paranormal podcasts and shows, including Fright Club on Discovery+ with the Ghost Brothers and Jack Osbourne.

Nightmare @ Camp Williams

When: 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30.

Where: 10950 N. US 87 in Carlsbad.

Cost: $20.

Other: This is a haunted maze and fundraiser for Volunteer Services Council of San Angelo State Supported Living Center. The maze is for ages 8 years old and older, except for 7-8 p.m. on Saturdays, which is for all ages. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 325-253-7920 or visit facebook.com/SanAngeloVSC

Scare Station at The Railway Museum

When: 8-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday through Oct. 15-31. Closed Mondays.

Where: The Railway Museum, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

Cost: $15 per person, $10 for students, military and seniors.

Other: Tickets can be bought online at sanangelorailway.org. This is the first year of this event, which had direction and design help from Shelby Bond, a Los Angeles producer, writer and comedian.

FESTIVALS

Dia De Los Muertos

What: There will be a public altar, an opening ceremony by Bishop Michael Sis, performances, shopping, an outdoor showing of "CoCo," food, contests, free workshops and more. This is presented by the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29 and starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 30.

Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Bill Aylor Memorial River Stage and Bart Dewitt Park.

Contact: sanangelohispanicheritage.org.

Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival

What: This wine festival will offer a variety of wine, and ticket-holders will receive extra goodies. Buying a ticket gives people two tastings per winery, a wine glass, a swag bag, water and charcuterie boards available for palate cleansing. This is happening during the En Plein Air event.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30.

Where: Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St.

Cost: $35, purchase tickets at prekindle.com/event/85339-texas-forts-trail-wine-festival-at-fort-concho-san-angelo.

Jesus Fest

What: There will be games, food, music, testimonials and baptisms.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 30.

Where: 2929 Waco St.

Information: 325-812-5636.

Dia De Los Muertos Block Party

What: There will be an ofrenda, music, a balloon release, Disney's "Coco" movie and more.

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 30.

Where: Reynas Tacos, 226 S. Abe St.

Contact: Reynas Tacos on Facebook.

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREATS AND PARTIES

Oct. 26

Howl-O-Ween Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-7 p.m. at Green Meadow Veterinary Hospital, 3446 Green Meadow Drive. There will be treats for children and pets, and the first 100 pets get a goodie bag. Cassie's Place will also have an adoption event. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Eagle Harvest Fest is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at TLCA Elementary Campus. There will be games, candy, a photobooth and face-painting. There will be ticket sales for games, and the money raised will benefit the grade levels. The campus requests no scary or gory costumes. Food will be available for cash purchase.

Premier Trunk-or-Treat is set for 6-8 p.m. at 4102 Sunset Drive. There will be games, vendors, food trucks, raffle for a grill and a costume contest.

Oct. 27

Trunk-or-Treat hosted by Keller Willams Real Estate is set for 4-6 p.m. at 2117 Knickerbocker Road.

Trunk-or-Treat is set for 6-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church parking lot, corner of Harris Avenue and Chadbourne.

Hallelujah Night Trunk-or-Treat begins at 6 p.m. at Trinity Fellowship Church, 3838 Arden Road. There will be treats, games, prizes and a bounce house.

Oct. 28

Austin Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-6:30 p.m.

Crockett Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-6:30 p.m.

Lamar Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-7 p.m.

Bradford Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Boo Bash is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bowie Elementary, 3700 Forest Trail. There will be booths, games, a bounce house, a haunted house and more. Cost: $5 wristband pre-sale or $7 at door. The wristband will allow unlimited access to booths/games. Does not include concessions. Funds raised will benefit the elementary.

Santa Rita Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Costume Party and open house for the San Angelo Toastmasters is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 1313 S. Hill St. There will be treats, activities and spooky, kid-friendly stories. This is open to all, and people can attend via Zoom by contacting SanAngeloToastmasters@gmail.com.

Goliad Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 6-7 p.m.

Downtown Strong Stroll: Halloween Fall Festival is set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 in downtown. People should wear Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat downtown. Some locations will have festival games.

Halloween at the Y is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the YMCA, 353 S. Randolph St.

Costume Parents Night Out is set for 6-10 p.m. at Team Chip Martial Arts, 3516 Knickerbocker Road. There will be food, games, movie and a dance party for children. Cost: $35 for the first child, $20 for siblings.

Halloween Dance with Southern Comfort Band is set for 7-11 p.m. Oct. 30 at VFW, 123 S. Browning St. Cost: $10. Information: 325-655-6550.

Oct. 29

Spirit of Halloween Bingo will begin at 10 a.m. at the Santa Fe Crossing Senior Center, 702 S. Chadbourne. This is an event for people 55 years old or older. Attendees are welcome to dress up. Cost: Free. Information: 325-657-4484.

Halloween Concert with Nathan Lange and a special guest is set for 5-9 p.m. at The Bearded Barista. This is a 50th birthday celebration and Halloween event with a costume contest. Ticket sales will go to the Old Central Firehouse First Responder Scholarship Fund. Cost: $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.

Holiman Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tricks & Treats Fall Fest is set for 6-8 p.m. at 4220 Sherwood Way. Cost: Free to attend.

Ignorance Car Group Truck-or-Treat is set for 7-11 p.m. at Kia, 3970 Arden Road. There will be candy, games, music, food and more. Information: 325-450-6389.

Ghouls Night Out Sip 'n Shop will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Koronazz, 4611 S. Jackson St. People are invited to dress up in their Halloween best to see vendors, giveaways, raffles, a photobooth, music and food trucks. Cost: $15, which includes two margaritas. Information: facebook.com/events/1780193645514172/.

SPam's Spooktacular Halloween Party begins at 8 p.m. at SPam's Bar and Lounge, 2321 Sherwood Way. There will be a costume contest, live music and a "spiritualist" available for tarot card readings.

Oct. 30

Old Town Books Halloween Spooktacular begins at 11 a.m. at Old Town Books, 506 S. Chadbourne St. Joe will read two Halloween books to children. There will also be spooky music, candy and a costume contest for children 12 years old or younger. Prize will be a $15 gift card.

Halloween Party will begin at 4 p.m. at T Saloon, 3300 N. Chadbourne St. This is a costume party with food and drinks available.

Family Fall Festival is set for 4-6 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, 2021 Austin St. There will be games, food, prizes and inflatables.

Hoppy Halloween begins at 5 p.m. at SoCo Taphouse & Brew Co., 113 E. Concho Ave. There will be a costume contest and more. Information: facebook.com/events/410513723801013/.

Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-7 p.m. at Brown Honda, 5130 W. Houston Harte Expressway. There will be games, music, a bounce house and sno-cones.

Trucks & Treats is set for 5-8 p.m. at San Angelo Stadium, 1919 Knickerbocker Road. This is hosted by the Concho Valley Electric Cooperative. Children will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of vehicles, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and food trucks. Information: Krysha Burleson at 325-655-6957 or kburleson@cvec.coop.

Spooktacular and Safe Trunk and Treat is set for 5:30-7 p.m. at Lake View Bible Church, 4825 Grape Creek Road. There will also be hot dogs, chips and water.

Great Pumpkin Drive-Thru Trunk-of-Treats, hosted by the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, is set for 5:30-8 p.m. at the former jail sally port, 122 W. Harris. The line of vehicles will form up off of N. Irving St. at the entrance to the sally port, extending north to College Ave. and west on College Ave. to MLK Drive. Vehicles exiting the jail sally port will turn west onto Harris Ave.

Fall Festival at Little Rascal's Clubhouse, 2216 W. Ave. M, is set for 6-8 p.m. There will be a trunk-or-treat, petting zoo, barrel train ride and food.

Trunk-or-Treat is set for 6-8 p.m. at Car Town Hyundai, 501 N. Bryant Blvd. 

Nature Center Fright Fest is set for 6-9 p.m. at the San Angelo Nature Center, 7409 Knickerbocker Road. This is a trick-or-treat event with animals. Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for children and free for ages 3 years old and younger. Information: 325-942-0121.

Trunk N Treat is set for 6-9 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, 2701 Southwest Blvd. The San Angelo Jeep Clube, Hotrod Association, Outlaw Offroad  groups and San Angelo Police Department will be present.

Spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat Party is set for 6:30-8 p.m. at Lyndale Senior Living Center, 6101 Grand Court Road. There will be candy giveaways and food for sale.

Zombie Prom will begin at 7 p.m. at the Chadbourne Tavern, 115 S. Chadbourne St. There will be food, contests, prizes, zombies and prom royalty. Information: 325-212-4935.

Fearless Fest begins at 7 p.m. at 6545 N. Grape Creek Road. This is a Christian Halloween party. Information: facebook.com/Fearless-Fest-113105567700655/

Halloween Spooktacular Pub Crawl is set for 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Whiskey River Saloon, 125 E. Concho Ave. There will be discounted treats and a costume contest.

Carnival Halloween Party begins at 9 p.m. at The Penny Tap House, 2412 College Hills Blvd., Suite 100. There will be a $750 cash prize for the winner of the costume contest.

Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl Bingo  is set for 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Casual Pint, 19 E. Concho. There will be a costume contest.

Oct. 31

Reagan Elementary Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat is set for 5-6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Fall Festival is set for 5-7 p.m. at San Angelo First Church of the Nazarene, 3354 W. Beauregard Ave. There will be games, food and a trunk-or-treat. Cost: Free.

Trunk-or-Treat will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Ft. Concho Mission Church, 500 Ave. D.

San Angelo Fire Department Truck-or-Treat is set for 6-8 p.m. at 8 stations. Locations are 306 W. 1st St.; 4702 Southland Blvd.; 514 Smith Blvd.; 3415 Edgewood Drive; 3351 TLC Way; 4386 N. Chadbourne; 3225 Executive Drive; 7894 Knickerbocker Road. 

Hallow Fest's Kandy Korral is set for 6 p.m. at the Ballinger Community Center, 200 Crosson Ave. in Ballinger. With this non-scary event, children ages 3-12 can get hotdogs, chips and juice while supplies last. People can set up a trunk, treat, booth or game. There will also be a trunk-or-treat in downtown on 8th Street. Information: 325-718-8740.

Michelle's Pumpkin Patch, with over 400 carved pumpkins to see, will be open from 6-9:30 p.m. at 117 Dellwood Drive.

OTHER EVENTS

Nov. 5-6

A Murder at Fort Concho is set for 7-10 p.m. Nov. 5-6 at Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St. This is similar to a murder mystery event, and tickets can be purchased prior to the day, or on the day of the event. Tickets will be offered for specific times.

Nov. 18

Fall Festival Resource Fair, hosted by Housing Authority of San Angelo, begins at 5 p.m. at 420 E. 28th St. Guests will learn about community resources, and there will be games, prizes and family fun. La Esperanza Clinic will alsp be present to give COVID-19 and Flu Vaccinations.

This list will be updated throughout October and November. Do you know of an Fall-related event not on this list? Email the details to events@gosanangelo.com.

Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at aedgin@gannett.com