As Halloween draws near, Texans and Texas visitors are making plans to spend the day at one or more of these top Halloween festivals and events.
In Mexico, the end of October marks a time-honored celebration known as Day of the Dead. Over time, the tradition has crept into the Mexican-influenced Texas border region. In fact, several towns across Deep South Texas now host their own version of the Day of the Dead celebration. One of the more unique events takes place in the historic South Texas seaport of Port Isabel.
Held at the Tablerock Amphitheater in Salado, the Fright Trail offers games, contests and spooky tales for children. Adults can experience some of the "horror classics" and everyone can expect the unexpected.
Held at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, ZooBoo offers a safe Halloween activity for kids of all ages. ZooBoo features candy, face painting, hay rides, games and more.
Held each year at Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo, Boo at the Zoo includes over 60 carnival-style games, as well as treat station and a 5,000+ square-foot Haunted House - all set within the zoo's unique setting.
Held in tiny Taylor, just outside Austin, Spooktacular features games for all ages, a costume contest, free candy, photos and more - a great and safe alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating.