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A Complete Guide to Halloween in Waco


I have managed to get my entire family dressed in coordinating Halloween costumes every single year. Yes, that fact becomes much less impressive when you know that I was married last October and my twins weren’t born until December. But, nonetheless, all four of us dressed up as an avocado last year and I am still proud. Stay tuned for this year’s twin costume!

My 7 month twin baby bump was the avocado pit!

There are so many places to go on Halloween. To try to make your decision a little easier, I have compiled a list of events for the whole family going on in/near Waco in 2017.

Here are all the Halloween festivities going on October 28th-31st in Waco this year:

  • Halloween Fun Run and Festival
    • Oct 28th 9:30 AM – 12 PM at Brazos Park East
    • 1K for children 10 and under, 5K for anyone older! Medals and costume prizes will be awarded. Register here:
    • Festival begins at 10:30, which involves holiday games, crafts, a raffle, and face paint.
  • Haunted Hayride
    • Oct 28th 3 – 10 PM at 7915 S General Bruce Dr in Temple
    • Family Friendly rides are from 3 – 6 PM, then Very Haunted rides from 6 – 10 PM!
  • Trinity at Badger Ranch Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 28th 4 – 6 PM at 2 Ritchie Rd
  • Columbus Avenue Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 29th 6 – 8 PM at 1300 Columbus Ave
    • Games and candy in a family-friendly environment!
  • Trunkfest 2017
    • Oct 29th 4 – 7 PM at 1208 N Robinson Dr
    • Games, food trucks, music, fellowship, cotton candy and face painted hosted by Harvest Time Revival Center.
  • Trick or Trunk
    • Oct 29th 2 – 4 PM at Whitehall Park
    • Games and candy provided by your local Girl Scouts. Bring a canned good to vote for your favorite game/booth and it will help feed the hungry.
  • St. Alban’s Fall Festival
    • Oct 29th 3:30 – 5:30 PM at 305 N 30th St
    • Trunk or treat, pumpkin painting, Pie a Priest, games,  and food trucks will all be there; invite your friends and neighbors for a spooky good time!
  • Church of the Open Door Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 29th 6:30 PM at 900 N Loop 340
    • Free admission includes train rides and face painting!
  • Dr Pepper Museum After Dark
    • Oct 30th 10 PM – 12 AM at 300 S 5th St
    • Adults 18 and older only: come tour the museum in the dark to learn about paranormal investigations and behind-the-scenes information about Waco history. $20 ticket includes a large souvenir cup with a DP float.
  • Creekside Spooktacular
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at Warren Park (450 S Old Temple Rd in Hewitt)
    • Involves trick or treating, games, bounce houses, costume contests (with prizes!), food trucks and more! Free admission; hosted by the City of Hewitt.
  • Zoo Boo
    • Oct 31th 6 – 8 PM at Cameron Park Zoo
    • Designed for children 2 – 12 years old: face painting, themed exhibit areas, candy stations, bounce houses, and more. Tickets are $9 for adults 13+, $6 for children 4 – 12, and FREE for children 3 and under (PLEASE NOTE: ticket prices rise $1 each if you don’t buy them in advance)
  • Apostolic Tabernacle Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at 16095 Old China Spring Rd
  • Michael Jackson Tribute Show
    • Oct 31st 7 PM at 724 Austin Ave (Hippodrome Theater)
    • $20; get your sequined glove ready, Michael Jackson is coming to the Hippodrome on Halloween for a Thriller spectacular!
  • Trick or Treat with Main Street
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM in downtown Clifton
    • Annual event for children 12 and under that consists of  kids trick or treating at local businesses along Main Street.
  • Trunk or Treat (Teal Pumpkin Friendly)
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at 1624 Wooded Acres Dr
    • Trunks full of candy, free hot dogs, carnival games, and a parking lot full of fun! All trunks will also provide non-food treats for children with food allergies, food intolerances, diabetes, celiac disease, other special diets or feeding tubes. Hosted by Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.

Happy Halloween!



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One Response to A Complete Guide to Halloween in Waco

  1. Millie L. October 5, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    Good job Paige.