Haunted Houses, Kid Events and Other Halloween Fun in Abilene
With Halloween just around the corner, here are some events in Abilene that can cater to everyone, regardless of your age. We will be updating this list as we get more info, so be sure to keep checking back.
Haunted houses can be one of the coolest things to check out during Halloween - or the scariest. In the Abilene area, you'll usually be able to find several haunted houses to get your scare on.
The Runway of Terror
The Runway of Terror is located 4886 Newman Road in Abilene. The haunted house, put on by Destination Imagination, offers food and snacks and is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 9th through October 31st. For more info, follow the link below.
The House of Horrors
The House of Horrors is located at 100 Hunt Street in Clyde. It's open Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm from October 2nd through the rest of the month. Ages 5-10 will pay $5.00 per ticket, $10.00 per fast-pass. Ages 11+ will pay $10.00 per ticket, $20.00 per fast pass.
Put on by the Tye Volunteer Fire Department, The Haunted Hangar will be open this year on Oct 23rd and 24th, as well as 30th, 31st. You can check it out behind the Tye cemetery and the cost is $8 per person. More info in the link below.
The Abilene Preservation are back their annual Haunted Abilene event. Trolley rides, a creepy circus set up in the Swenson House, and a spooky laboratory will be featured this year. The trolleys begin leaving at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for all three attractions will cost $20, tickets to tour the mansion are $10, and tickets for the trolley at $10.00. Get more details with the link below.
Check out the links below for more info on haunted houses in the Abilene area.
Halloween Parties at Bars
Most, if not all, bars in Abilene have some sort of Halloween party and/or costume contests. Usually, you'll find that bars and clubs will do their party the weekend before, or the day of.
Monster Mash Bash at The Zone
The Monster Mash Bash is Friday, October 31st at The Zone Grill & Bar. Along with drink specials and live music, there will be hundreds of dollars in cash prizes in the costume contest. The cost is only $5 at the door. More details with the link below.
Send your bar or club Halloween party info to Chaz Mcguire.
The Paramount Halloween Film
Each year, the historic Paramount Theater shows some sort of creepy movie for Halloween. This year, that movie will be "Beetlejuice". The movie will be shown October 31st at 7:30pm. Tickets are $6. For more information on the Paramount Theater or to order tickets online, check out the links below.
Fall Festival at the Mall
The annual family friendly event will have games, prizes, candy, and a costume contest. This year, the event will be on October 29th from 6pm - 8pm in front of the Women's Dillard's Courtyard in the Mall of Abilene.
• Pre-registration will begin promptly at 6pm at Women’s Dillard’s Courtyard.
• Costume Contest begins at 7pm for children ages 0-12.
• Children will be judged in age categories of (0-3), (4-7) and (8-12).
• Prizes will be awarded for First Place in each age division.
The Pumpkin Patch
The 'Pumpkin Patch', benefiting Disability Resources Inc. will run through the entire month of October. The fundraiser is held at DRI and is decorated with props, swings, hay bales and, of course, pumpkins. There is also a free hayride, tons of fun, and the best part, is being able to help out people with disabilities. The Pumpkins Patch will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am until dusk, and Sundays from 1pm until dusk. For more information, and to reserve your time, check out the links below.
Several churches and other organizations will usually have "trick or treating" and other festivities. As we get more information from those groups, we'll continue to update this blog.
Send your community event info to Chaz Mcguire.
Boo at the Zoo
'Boo at the Zoo' happens on Saturday, October 24th at the Abilene Zoo. This year, the Halloween party kicks off at 10am and goes to 7pm. In addition to several trick or treat stops, there will be plenty of games, crafts and other Halloween fun. The cost is $5.00 for everyone over the age of 2.