Are you ready to get into the Halloween spirit, but the intense Texas heat is making it difficult? Well, we’ve got you covered! Throughout this blog, we will be sharing several fun-filled Halloween events that are perfect for the whole family. Whether you’re a huge fan of all things pumpkin spice or can’t wait to have an excuse to buy a massive bag of candy, these San Antonio fall events are sure to get you in the fall spirit! Make sure to check out the list below for the family-friendly fall festivities that we will discuss throughout this blog:
- Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo’s Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza
- Traders Village’s CORNy Maze 2023
- Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater’s DISNEY Costume Party and Trivia
- FreakShow Farms’ Family Fall Fest 2023
- Ernest T Dixon UMC Children’s Ministry Presents Trunk or Treat
During our Halloween event, you can get FREE children’s admission (12 and under) when you book your tickets online. Reserve your tickets here to get in on this amazing offer while supplies last!
Enter Our Zoo’s Famous Costume Contest!
We may be a little biased, but our personal favorite way to celebrate Halloween is through our zoo’s annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza on October 28th and 29th! During this incredible San Antonio fall event, families can attend our entertaining Halloween-themed animal shows, navigate our tricky corn maze, and even enter our spooktacular costume contest. Since there is truly no better way to celebrate this fun-filled holiday than to dress in costume, we encourage guests of all ages to attend our Halloween event in costume— the more, the merrier! For more information on how to enter our famous costume contest, follow us on Facebook. If you need some costume inspiration, check out some of our spooktacular past costume contest winners below!
Now that we’ve shared one of our favorite aspects of our Halloween celebration, it’s time to talk more about another incredible feature that makes our Halloween party unique: our spooky lineup of amazing animal shows! From our one of a kind Rocky Horror Lemur show to our Meat-Eating Monster Mash show, our zoo offers spooktacular animal shows for all kinds of animal lovers. During many of these shows, you can watch in awe as our animals indulge in extra special, Halloween-themed enrichment! As a sneak peek of what’s to come, we will be feeding our adorable otters bits of pumpkin and our carnivorous creatures carved jack o’lanterns stuffed with meat! Check out our interactive, impressive show lineup here before attending our 8th annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza!
Check Out These Local Haunted Corn Maze Experiences!
There are plenty of exciting San Antonio fall events to look forward to, but this sheer quantity of amazing events can be overwhelming. In hopes of preventing this while ensuring you find the best events to attend with the whole family, we will be sharing some of our favorite local Halloween events! One activity that is perfect for local families who want to navigate a haunted corn maze is Traders Village’s very own CORNy Maze 2023! This particular corn maze is special since it is the largest corn maze in south Texas, unfolding over 10 acres of land. To make the maze even better, families can choose between three trails of varying difficulties! This experience doubles as an incredible way to take in the changing of the fall leaves and the brisk San Antonio fall weather!
Another amazing event that you should check out if you’re already thinking about cute or spooky costume contest ideas for the whole family is Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater’s DISNEY Costume Party and Trivia event! During this event, families can dress up in costume and participate in a night of themed treats and trivia. If you want to pay a little extra, you can even indulge in a Disney-themed 4-course meal! While this event does not host a costume contest of their own, it serves as a great, fun-filled opportunity to dress in your Halloween costume and celebrate Halloween with the whole family!
Family-Friendly Trick or Treat Events Near Me
Now that we’ve discussed a spooktacular option for a haunted corn maze near me and some amazing costume contest ideas, it’s time to share some incredible options for trick or treat events near me! Since it wouldn’t be Halloween without ample trick or treating opportunities, no Halloween blog would be complete without sharing a few of our favorites. One trick or treat event that we highly recommend attending to gear up for our zoo’s Halloween party is FreakShow Farms’ Family Fall Fest 2023! During this event, families can go on a haunted hayride, trick or treat to get yummy candy, and roast s’mores all before the sun goes down. Since this event takes place in the afternoon, it is perfect for families with young children!
Another incredible event that is sure to get you in the San Antonio fall spirit is the Ernest T Dixon UMC Children’s Ministry Presents Trunk or Treat event! At this event, you can expect plenty of trick or treating opportunities and are encouraged to dress up in your Halloween costume. Besides boasting plenty of sweet treats, this event will also have plenty of sweet sights in the form of creatively decorated trunks. While this event does not include a haunted corn maze, it is still an incredible way to make memories with the whole family this Halloween season!
Halloween Events in San Antonio to Get You in the Halloween Spirit
We hope this spooktacular blog helps you decide which fun-filled Halloween events in San Antonio you will be attending this year! Whether you attend these great events to have an excuse to dress up as your favorite fictional character or cherish these events as unique ways to make memories with the whole family, you are sure to have an incredible time at our 8th annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza! We hope to see you there!
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