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7 exciting things to do for pre-Halloween fun

Don't wait until the end of October to indulge in some spine-tingling adventures. Here are some Halloween events happening now and over the next few weeks.

7 exciting things to do for pre-Halloween fun

1. Pumpkin Nights

  • Get lost in this walk-through Halloween attraction where you'll encounter thousands of intricately hand-carved artificial pumpkins and enchanting light displays, including a 40-foot-long dragon and a ghostly pirate ship. This event is more family-friendly than frightening, with occasional entertainment like fire performers and pumpkin carvers. Enjoy delectable treats from food trucks and vendors.

  • Runs through October 30 on select nights at Howell Farms, Arlington.

  • Ticket prices range from $20 to $28 for ages 13 and up, $15 to $20 for ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and younger. Online advance ticket purchase is required, and parking costs $10 per car. Find more information at pumpkinnights.com.


2. Ghost Tours at Old City Park

  • Join the Victorian Spectre Tour at Old City Park, where lantern light will guide you through the park while eerie tales of Dallas' dark history unfold. For a more intense experience, book a private Paranormal Investigation Tour. Equipped with ghost-hunting devices and led by a knowledgeable guide, you'll explore the park's allegedly haunted buildings. The paranormal tour is suitable for ages 13 and up.

  • Victorian Spectre Tours run through November 2 on Thursdays at 7 p.m., priced at $25. Paranormal Investigation Tours continue through November 3 on Fridays at 7 p.m., with a cost of $50 (advance booking required). Both tours take place at Old City Park, Dallas. More details at oldcityparkdallas.org.


3. Fright Fest and Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags

  • After sunset, Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a chilling landscape during Fright Fest. Haunted attractions, scare zones, dark roller coaster rides, and spooky surprises await. Families can opt for a milder experience with Kids Boo Fest during the day. Children 12 and under are welcome to wear costumes.

  • Fright Fest runs until October 31, while Boo Fest continues until October 29 on select days at Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington. Online admission prices start at $45, with free entry for children aged 2 and under. Parking costs $40-$50. Attraction access is subject to availability and weather conditions. For more information, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.


4. 'Le Ballet de Dracula' and Happy Harvest

  • LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents several performances of the mesmerizing vampire ballet. On the matinee performance on October 14, there's an opportunity to partake in the Happy Harvest celebration. Young visitors can explore a Romanian village, dance, visit a fortuneteller, and create flower pumpkins. Costumes are encouraged.

  • Taking place on October 13-14 at the Lewisville Grand Theater, tickets are priced at $25. Admission to Happy Harvest is complimentary with a ticket to the October 14 matinee. For more information, visit lakecitiesballet.org.


5. Doggie Halloween

  • The Stoneleigh hosts a pet-friendly trick-or-treat happy hour soiree. This event features food, drinks, a pet costume contest on the pool deck, goody bags, and a DJ spinning tunes. A portion of the proceeds goes to the SPCA.

  • On October 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Le Meridien Dallas, the Stoneleigh. Tickets are priced at $35. Find out more at facebook.com.


6. Jack-O'-Lantern Nights in Weatherford

  • Experience a spine-tingling night stroll through Chandor Gardens, surrounded by eerie lights and fog. Engage in a scavenger hunt challenge, and admire the winning gourds from a pumpkin carving contest.

  • Occurring from October 19-21, 7 to 10 p.m. at Chandor Gardens, Weatherford. Tickets are $10 for ages 7 and up, and free for ages 6 and younger. Explore further details at experienceweatherford.com."


7. Boardwalk Bites


  • Halloween is almost here and while enjoying these activities, you can always drop by to Boardwalk Bites' Carnival Food truck for exciting fair foods. You can also order our mouth-watering eats and treats online.

  • If you are planning for an event in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Boardwalk Bites catering service is one the best and sough-after catering. You can start filling out the form for inquiries.


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