By Becca Muncy
Whether you’re looking for something spooky, something cozy, something family-friendly, something crafty, or something relaxing, you’re sure to find something fun to do this fall! Click the links to find out more information about each event.
First up, everyone’s favorite October holiday: Halloween! There’s no shortage of spooky, scary events going on in Waco right now:
- October 23- Pumpkin Decorating Contest, hosted by Waco Parks and Rec. Submit your decorated pumpkin by October 23 and vote on the best pumpkin until October 30. Winners will be announced on October 30!
- October 23- Halloween Make & Take Workshop at Board and Brush. Create a fun piece of Halloween decor! All materials are provided. There are two afternoon workshop sessions; sign up for the 1:00 session here and the 1:30 session here. Cost is $15.
- October 24- Monsters of Waco Escape Game, hosted by Waco Escape Rooms. Grab your team and get ready to race against the clock and other teams as you solve puzzles around Waco! Your mission: to find the mysterious Monster 11 and solve the mystery of Scary O’Ghouligan. Tickets are $31.
- October 25- Skellington Curiosities’ October Market. Enjoy goods from 30 local vendors and artists, as well as a costume contest. You’re sure to find something spooky at this market!
- October 25- Sensory Friendly Treats-to-Trunk from Elite Therapy Center. Vendors bring the treats to you at this drive-thru reverse trunk or treat for kids with special needs and disabilities!
- October 28- Howl-O-Ween Party with Best Fido Friends. Enter your pup in a costume contest and get a goodie bag!
- October 29-31- Scared Sober Haunted House, hosted by Sunshine Recovery House. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds fund the work of Sunshine Recovery House. Learn more about this event and Sunshine Recovery House from this Act Locally blog post!
- October 30- Halloween Masquerade Late Skate at Skate World Waco. Skate until late, join in on a laser tag tournament, and enter a costume contest! Get tickets here.
- October 30 and 31- Halloween DIY Fun with The Rustic Brush. Pick up your kit (all materials included) and have some Halloween crafting fun at home! Kits cost $20. Reserve your kits here.
- October 31- Free Halloween Skate at Skate World Waco. Come in costume and skate for free!
- October 31- Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. Trick or treat from the safety of your car!
- October 31- Trunk or Treat + Fall Festival at BridgeChurch
If spooky Halloween activities aren’t your cup of tea, or if you’re just looking to continue the fall fun into November, check out these other fall-themed events:
- October 23-31- Blow-Your-Own Pumpkin Event at Stanton Studios. Make your own unique glass-blown pumpkin! Workshops take place October 23, 24, 30, and 31. Cost is $48.
- October 24- Succulent Pumpkin Workshop & Beer Tasting, hosted by The Plantery and Southern Roots Brewing Co. Enjoy Waco’s best craft brews and create a beautiful succulent pumpkin arrangement!
- October 24- Autumn Uptown Art Walk with The Kieran-Sistrunk Art Gallery and MC Art Supplies. Take a stroll down Washington Avenue and help support Waco artists and musicians!
- November 6-7- LuluBelle’s & Cedar Chest Outdoor Fall Market at Cedar Chest Antique Mall. Visit over 150 vendors at this outdoor fall market, all weekend!
- November 21- Virtual Central Texas Turkey Trot. This year, the 15th annual Turkey Trot has gone virtual! Register by November 20 and log your run anytime from November 21-30. Cost is $40.
- November 27-29- Homestead Fair. Join the Homestead Heritage for a weekend of shopping, crafts, activities, agricultural exhibits, and great food! Check out the schedule of events here.
And, finally, if you’re looking for a way to give back this season, be sure to check out these opportunities:
- The Coats N’ Cocoa Coat Drive, hosted by The New Black Collective. To donate a coat, email email@example.com
- Mentor Waco’s 2nd Annual Friendsgiving Lunch, with Mentor Waco. Donate items now through November 12. See what items are needed here.
This is the round up so far, but we are learning about new events and opportunities for fall fun every day, so keep an eye on the Act Locally Waco Events Calendar.
Becca Muncy is an Act Locally intern from Dallas. She is studying professional writing at Baylor University and is completing her senior year.
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