Austin Family Halloween Events and Fall Festivals

Each year, our friends at Free Fun in Austin, put together a great list of fall festivals and Halloween events that are family friendly and this year is no different.  If you are looking for things to do with your family this Halloween season, you will find it here.

What's the Story Steve Halloween Shows, Saturdays, September 18 - November 2, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., ColdTowne Theater. Join Steve and friends at ColdTowne Theater for spooky tales created on the spot! Wear a costume if you'd like! Pay what you wish. (4803 Airport Blvd)

Pumpkin Palooza, Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, 12 - 5 p.m., Whole Foods Gateway. Pumpkin Palooza means three whole days of pumpkin fun! Sample delicious pumpkin dishes in each department on Friday & Sunday. Head to the patio on Saturday for pumpkin fun and games, be a judge in the pumpkin carving contest, or carve your own pumpkin for the competition. FREE. (9607 Research Blvd)

Pumpkin Palooza, Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, then Fridays, October 4 & 11, Whole Foods Lamar. Join Whole Foods Market for Pumpkin Palooza! Enjoy pumpkin samples, games and giveaways across the store from 12-5 pm each day. FREE. (525 North Lamar)

MUMC Pumpkin Patch, October 5 - 31, Manchaca United Methodist Church. Visit the patch, purchase a pumpkin to carve, take photos and join in celebrating the cool breezes of fall and the changing colors of the season. The MUMC Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  The MUMC Fall Festival is a great time to celebrate the season! Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a day of fun! The Festival will include family fun, a hay ride, children's games, a moon jump, food, a cakewalk, crafts, prizes, clowns, music and more!  FREE. (1011 FM 1626 at Manchaca Rd)

Boo Bee Kid's Club, Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m., Whole Foods Gateway. Kids and parents are invited to join Whole Foods at 1 pm for a special peer-taught workshop with young entrepreneur Mikaila, owner of BeeSweet Lemonade! She will be teaching Kids Club participants all about the importance of bees and will lead a Halloween themed bee-friendly craft. Afterwards, participants will enjoy juice and cookies provided by Whole Foods Market. Sign up today with Guest Services as space is limited! (512) 345-5003. FREE. (9607 Research Blvd)

Boo at the Zoo, October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. Boo at the Zoo is the Austin Zoo's annual fall fundraiser benefiting their rescued animals. Take a haunted train ride, walk through a haunted house, and enjoy spooky lights all throughout the zoo. Call 512-288-1490 to purchase tickets with a MasterCard, Visa, or Discover card. You will need to purchase tickets for a specific date and train ride time. 48 hour notice is required for cancellation. Admission is $12.50 per person and includes train ticket. (10808 Rawhide Trail)


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