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Lemurs enjoying pumpkin enrichment at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo's Halloween event

The end of summer can be bittersweet, but there are plenty of festivities to look forward to throughout the upcoming fall season! Besides sending your little ones back to school and anticipating the wide array of Halloween events in Texas like Meadowmere Park’s Pumpkinfest, you should consider celebrating this seasonal change with us at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. While zoos aren’t often thought of as great places to celebrate the spooky season, the Zoo’s annual fun-filled Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza is sure to be an instant Halloween classic for Austin, Houston, and San Antonio families! You can also check out the list below for the fun fall festivities that will be discussed throughout this blog:

  • Meadowmere Park’s Pumpkinfest
  • Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo’s Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza
  • Center Street Trick-or-Treat, hosted by Kyle’s Parks and Recreation department
  • Halloween Movie in the Park, also hosted by Kyle’s Parks and Recreation department
  • Texas Pumpkin Fest
  • Haunted ATX’s mobile ghost tours
  • Trick or Drink Austin Halloween Bar Crawl
  • The Belmont’s Spooky Silent Disco Party
  • Coyote Ugly Saloon’s Austin Happy Hour Halloweekend Pub Crawl

During our Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza, children 12 and under who visit the Zoo in their Halloween costumes get in for FREE! Fill out this survey to get in on this amazing deal.

Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo: A Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza Exclusive to New Braunfels!

Some of our favorite Halloween events in Texas are hosted by our animal-loving staff at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo! In addition to our spooktacular Halloween event, the Zoo is home to some of the creepiest of critters. All season long, guests can conquer their fears by getting up close and personal with these critters. Such creatures range from our scaly and slithery snakes to one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most notable muses: the raven! Since other Halloween events Austin side rarely feature live animals, make this Halloween season unforgettable during your autumnal visit to the Zoo!

A girl dressed up in her Halloween costume at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo's Halloween event

A Few Spooktacular Free Austin Halloween Events 

Our upcoming Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza will take place over the final weekend in October, but there are several other Austin Halloween events that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit all month long! However, attending Halloween events all season long will eventually add up—even if admission is as cheap as $5 per person! To avoid spending an arm and a leg this autumn, consider attending notable free Halloween events Austin side. 

One free Halloween party in Texas is Kyle’s own Center Street Trick-or-Treat. In addition to functioning as a safe space for young trick-or-treaters before it gets dark, this event is a great way for families to get to know the friendly faces behind local businesses and organizations. Another free event that will be hosted by Kyle’s Parks and Recreation department is the Halloween Movie in the Park. While the movie that will be played is a complete mystery, the event is sure to be frightfully fun for all who attend!

Fun for the Whole Family: Halloween Events Austin Has to Offer  

Oftentimes, Halloween and the month of October as a whole tend to come and go in a flash. Before this cruel phenomenon can happen this year, we want to take some time to recognize some of our personal favorite Halloween events Austin wise. One of these events is Texas Pumpkin Fest, an annual autumnal festival thrown at VFW Post 10427. In addition to classic fall must-haves like an enormous pumpkin patch, the festival also holds fun Halloween-themed games and shows for the kiddos. The event also boasts plenty of delicious food trucks like the spooktacular Evil Weiner Hot Dogs and a wide array of spirits and alcoholic beverages for adults. 

Another notable event that will get the whole family in the Halloween spirit is Haunted ATX’s mobile ghost tour! As its name implies, families can go on a tantalizing ghost tour at their own pace in either public van tours or exclusive, private hearse limo tours. Since walking during these tours is intentionally minimal, guests are encouraged to sit back and relax as they learn about a compelling assortment of local haunts. However, while there are plenty of annual Halloween events in Texas, it is important not to get overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of them and to attend whatever events best interest you and your family!

Siblings dressed up in their Halloween costumes at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo's Halloween event

Amazing Halloween Parties Austin Side!

Halloween-themed events often cater to large families, but there are plenty of Halloween events in Texas that parents can attend while their kids stay home with a babysitter. From the spookily-themed Trick or Drink Austin Halloween Bar Crawl to The Belmont’s Spooky Silent Disco Party, there is sure to be a Halloween party Austin  adults can enjoy. One of many Austin Halloween parties that is perfect for adults who want to party while indulging in some delectable spirits and alcoholic refreshments, is Coyote Ugly Saloon’s Austin Happy Hour Halloweekend Pub Crawl. While many Halloween events only let kids trick or treat, adults who attend this pub crawl event will have access to ample trick-or-treating opportunities and exclusive drink specials! 

Although it may be for kids and adults alike, it is still an epic party! We are talking about one of our personal favorite Halloween events, our very own Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza. This event will be held during the last weekend in October. Here are a few additional Austin Halloween events that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit before then! 

Ring in the Start of Fall in Austin at the Zoo!

Even though Texas heat is common throughout autumn, this doesn’t need to interfere with your fall festivities! Stop by Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo this Halloween season to experience a truly unforgettable fall in Austin, even if you have to hop over to New Braunfels. When you visit us this October, you can expect spooktacular Halloween-themed shows and festivities all month long leading up to our annual, fun-packed Halloween event! For more fall fun, check out our events calendar here to see what other amazing autumnal events the Zoo has to offer! 

Secure your tickets before they sell out here to make sure you ring in this spooky season with us at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo!

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