20+ Family-Friendly Houston Halloween Events

‘Tis the season of festivals, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches! From trunk or treat stops to concerts under the starts, there are plenty of ways to celebrate fall in Houston. {And get multiple uses out of that costume for your kids!} We’ve got your complete guide to Houston Halloween events, and you don’t want to wait long to get started! First, we arranged events by dates, then we included a complete roundup at the end of places open all season long!!

20+ Family-Friendly Houston Halloween Events | Houston Moms Blog

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Friday, October 13th

Hocus Pocus Pops!

Location :: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Time :: Starting at 5:30pm
Cost :: Orchestra Seating – $20 / All other seats are free!

Head up to The Woodlands for an evening of spooky sounds and creepy creatures as Houston Symphony conductor Lucus Waldin leads a nightmarish performance! Plus, the first 100 fully-costumed boys and girls to check in at Hocus Pocus Central will get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade!


Sunday, October 15th

10th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Challenge

Location :: Northshore Park
Time :: Starting at 5:30pm
Cost :: Free

Thing your carving skills can’t be beat? Join the fun and enjoy the music at this annual jack-o-lantern challenge. The best part is… There is no charge for this event, and it includes carving supplies and pumpkins while supplies last!


Saturday, October 21st

Bridgeland’s 8th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest 

Location :: Oak Meadow Park
Time :: 10am – 4pm
Cost :: Free

Enjoy food trucks, kids’ activities, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating {for pets and kids!}, roaming entertainment, a magic show, pet product and service vendors, and lots more. There will also be a pet rescue group with onsite adoptions, and the pooch fashion show and costume contest are guaranteed to be a howling good time!

OctoberPest 

Location :: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Time :: 11am – 3pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

At this event, you and yours can celebrate the fascinating world of bugs. Enjoy a bug petting zoo, gourmet insect cooking demonstration, face painting, monarch butterfly release, bugs & crafts, adopt-a-ladybug, and more! BONUS – Dress up like an insect, beekeeper, or other bug-related character … and you’ll receive a FREE ticket to the Cockrell Butterfly Center to use on a future visit.


Thursday, October 26th

23rd Annual Harvest Fun Fest

Location :: Clute Municipal Park
Time :: 6 – 8pm
Cost :: Free

The Annual Harvest Fun Fest provides families an opportunity to enjoy the holiday in a safe environment. Children are encouraged to play and participate in as many activities as possible throughout the course of the event!


Friday, October 27th

17th Annual Fall Fest 

Location :: Crosspoint Community Church
Time :: 6 – 9pm
Cost :: Free

Another free event that features games, inflatables, balloon twisters, cookie decorating, and LOTS of candy.  Invite your friends and neighbors to come along!

Haute Halloween: A Dueling Piano Experience

Location :: Sugar Land Town Square
Time :: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Cost :: Free

Head to the Plaza for Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos back again this year! Their interactive show is fit for all ages and laugh out loud funny, so grab your chairs … and bring your requests too!


Saturday, October 28th

17th Annual Thrill at the Mill

Location :: 7 Acre Wood
Time :: 10am – 3pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

Play on the playground, visit the petting zoo, enjoy a round of mini golf, and zip down the rope slide…  Then, check out the vendor market and purchase your tickets for hayrides, pony rides, pumpkins, and food!

3rd Annual HPP Halloween Event

Location :: Houston Party Playland
Time :: 10am – 2pm
Cost :: Children ages 1 – 10 years old are $10 {pre-sale} & $12 {at the door} / All others are free!

This is a great event for young kids and older siblings alike. The theme this year is Creepy Crawlers, and they have planned TONS to do – from a costume contest, mascots, and live bugs on display.  Plus, they’ll have green screen photos, face painting, and fun raffle drawings too!

Deer Park’s 44th Annual Halloween Carnival 

Location :: Jimmy Burke Activity Center
Time :: Noon – 3pm
Cost:: Free

Halloween activities abound at this fun-filled event, including a costume contest and a pumpkin carving / decorating contest.  Carnival ride tickets and concessions are available for purchase too!

Tricks & Treats Among the Trees

Location :: Jesse H Jones Park and Nature Center
Time :: 3:30 – 7pm
Cost :: Free

Kids and the young at heart are invited to a free trick-or-treat nature trail with crafts, live creepy critters, games, hayrides, a critter storybook trail, and more. Proceeds from carnival-inspired games benefit Jones Park.

Trick or Treat On Our Street 

Location :: Pearland Town Center
Time ::  5 – 9pm
Cost :: Free

Celebrate Halloween with the Pearland Town Center and ALL that they have planned! Head to the event page for a full schedule of events, but as a teaser – you can expect to find trick-or-treating, a costume contest, Hauncert performed by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, an outdoor movie, and more!


Sunday, October 29th

Halloween Spooktacular 

Location :: Sea Center Texas
Time :: 1 – 3pm
Cost :: $5 Craft Fee

Dress up in your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, games, and other special programs. Admission fee covers a fun make and take craft for the kids.

Trick or Treat Trail 

Location :: Town Green Park
Tme :: 3 – 6pm
Cost :: Free

Dress in your Halloween best, and head out to Town Green Park for a festive and fun event fit for the whole family! While at the Trick or Treat Trail, kids will have the opportunity to visit booths and fill their bags with goodies from more than 30 local vendors. And as an added bonus, the event will also include children’s activities, strolling entertainment, inflatables, and costume contests.

City of Sugar Land’s Halloween Town

Location :: Sugar Land Town Square
Time :: 4 – 8pm
Cost :: Free

Calling all witches, superheroes, princesses, and other costume-clad kids!  The City of Sugar Land’s Halloween Town includes a costume contest, special entertainment, activity stations, and a pumpkin patch.  Just be warned — no blood or horror elements are allowed at this event, as it’s for friendly ghosts and goblins only!


Tuesday, October 31st

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Annual Spook-tacular

Location :: The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Time :: 10am – 5pm
Cost :: Members – $2 / Non-members – $8

Best for kiddos age seven and under, The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Halloween Spook-tacular is packed with fun things to do.  You can expect to find stage entertainment, a bone dig, creepy crawly sensory play, a pumpkin ring toss, monster bowling, face painting, a photo booth, and art projects galore!

Halloween Monster Mash Bash

Location :: Children’s Museum of Houston
Time :: 3 – 8pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

Looking for a safe and fun-filled Halloween experience? Then, look no further! This Monster Mash Bash is the ultimate Halloween party for kids, featuring a wicked DJ, monstrous characters, Thriller Dance Party, and of course, trick-or-treating all evening long!


>> Ongoing Houston Halloween Events <<

P-6 Farm’s Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze

Location :: P-6 Farms
When :: Weekends until November 12th

Pumpkins, a corn maze, hay rides, cow trains, pig races, and more… Just about anything you need to have a full “fall” experience! {For adults and children ages 12 and up ONLY, be sure to check out Field of Screams – deemed the scariest corn maze in Texas!}

Monster Mayhem 

Location :: Children’s Museum of Houston
Dates :: October 10 – 31

Get ready, Houston…  Because a myriad of magic, mystery, and monsters have maneuvered their way into the Museum for three straight weeks of Halloween fun!!  

Halloween Movie Nights at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier 

Location :: Galveston Pleasure Pier
Dates :: October 14, 21, & 28

Enjoy Halloween movies shown on the historic Pleasure Pier! This year’s line up includes The Haunted Mansion {10/14}, Hotel Transylvania {10/21}, and Hocus Pocus {10/28}.  

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival 

Location :: Blessington Farms
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Blessington Farms is open once again … and better than ever!  Enjoy festive favorites like hay rides, barrel train rides, pumpkin patches, and more.  Then, be sure to check out all of their new activities open this fall!

Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Festival 

Location :: Oil Ranch
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Enjoy some good old fashioned fun with a pumpkin patch, scarecrow festival, and new attractions the whole family will enjoy.  Plus, every child age 10 and under receives a FREE pumpkin with paid admission!

Fall Fun & Pumpkin Patch 

Location :: Dewberry Farm
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Explore the 8 acre corn maze, pick pumpkins, and enjoy a mile-long train ride! With a special play area for little ones and tons of games and activities for the whole family, Dewberry Farm is always a full day of fun.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House 

Location :: Kemah Boardwalk
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

**WARNING :: This is NOT a haunted house for small kids!** The Dungeon of Doom is geared to those who are not faint at heart with scary scenes and different characters jumping out directly at you.  BOO!

Zoo Boo

Location :: Houston Zoo
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

All little ghouls and goblins can celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, and don’t forget your trick-or-treat bags too!

5th Annual Halloween Haunted House 

Location :: National Museum of Funeral History
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

This family-friendly haunted house will make you “scared to death” while taking a light-hearted view of a usually very serious subject.  The haunted house is recommended for children ages 12 and up, and while children under 12 are welcome – they MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Plus, don’t miss these helpful fall posts too…

A Houston Mom’s Guide to October

2017 Houston Pumpkin Patch Round-Up

20 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

DIY Kids’ Halloween Costumes

Easy Halloween Lunch Ideas

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Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same when researching options and making plans too! If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other Houston Halloween events, please include those in the comments as well!!

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