We’re sorry to see it go, but the reality is October is winding down. Time to pack up the Jack-O-Lanterns, skeletons, and witches in mothballs for another year. But for all you lovers of the big orange and black holiday, don’t worry, there’s still time to sneak some more scary fun before we say “au revoir” to the spookiest time of the year.
Here are a few spirited events that you and your little goblins won’t want to miss.
Sure you can go trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, but for something really different join Downtown Dallas, Inc. for Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Streets. Everyone (adults, kids, pets) is invited to this 2nd annual event that starts at the Statler Hotel with a spooky storytime. A map of all participating Downtown businesses at Main Street Garden will be provided and each local retailer on the map will create a fun Halloween station handing out treats for all. After the trick-or-treating is over, stay late for a free screening of “Hocus Pocus.”
Halloween night is going to be chilly. If you’re looking for inside fun for your little ghosts and goblins check out Ick or Treat at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Mini monsters can prowl around the museum and have a bewitchingly good time experimenting with slime or flying on a witch’s broom. Everyone is encouraged to wear their spooky (not scary) costumes.
October might be drawing to a close but there’s still time to enjoy a good old-fashioned pumpkin patch. That’s right, there are still a few pumpkin patches open and after Halloween can be a great time to visit. The crowds have died down and you can have a good time at a slower pace. Enjoy some simple pleasures at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms. Experience the country life as you take a hayride, explore a 6-foot hay maze, ride the farm train, or pet some farm animals. They’re open daily through Nov. 27.
Artes de la Rosa’s annual Dia de los Muertos Festival in Fort Worth’s Northside neighborhood honors those loved ones who have passed. The family-friendly event features mariachi music, ballet folklorico, arts & crafts, theatrical performances and, of course, pan de muerto! The celebration starts on Friday evening with an art exhibition and screening of Disney’s “Coco” and continues Saturday evening with a drum procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza followed by the festival.
Guess what? It’s open house time at Latte Da Dairy! Yes, I know. This event doesn’t fall into the category of spooky, but their baby goats are just so gosh darn cute we just had to give them a shout out. Plus, this peek inside the dairy is extra special because it only happens twice a year. You and your “kids” can meet the goats called the “dairy divas,” see how goat cheese is made, and best of all — pet baby goats! They’ll also be holding a mini-market where you can buy locally produced items like jam, free-range eggs, local honey, and of course, goat cheese. And because goats produce more than just milk, you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase Nanny Berry organic compost for just $5 a barrel. Just make sure the container you bring has a TIGHT lid.