Whether you are looking for a good scare, or just looking for some good wholesome family Halloween fun for the entire family, What’s Up Fort Worth has you covered.  From Boo at the Zoo to your favorite haunted houses, and a whole slate of fun AND scary outings across Fort Worth and the entire DFW metroplex,  you have plenty of things to do to whet your Halloween appetite.  Family Fun or Adult Outing…it’s all right here.

Fort Worth Zoo Boo at the Zoo

1989 Colonial Parkway · Fort Worth, Texas 76110 

October 28th, 29th & 30th.  4:30pm-7:30pm

Enjoy treat stations, themed entertainment, animal shows and more. This festive daytime event is free with Zoo admission or membership and packed with fun for the whole family. Click HERE for Boo at the Zoo details

Treat Street Stockyards Spooktacular Halloween Festival

October 31st | 5pm-7pm

Swap your cowboy hat for a witch’s broom and head to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the Treat Street Stockyards Spooktacular Halloween Festival. Children 12 and under wearing costumes can get their candy fix trick-or-treating at participating Mule Alley and Stockyards Station retailers sporting a pumpkin in their windows. At the costume contest, ghosts, goblins and ghouls are invited to walk the runway and compete for goodie bags filled with spooky surprises at 6:15 (ages 0-5) and 6:30 p.m. (ages 6-12). Other activities include face painting and the Legends of Texas Spooktacular, a comedy Halloween-themed gunfight show starring some of the season’s most sinister monsters. Learn more HERE.

Oakwood Cemetery’s Saints & Sinners Tour

October 29th & 30th, 1pm & 3:30pm

Guided walking tours where 6 of Oakwood Cemetery’s “residents” tell their life stories. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 29th and 30th at 1:00 & 3:30 pm on each day. Oakwood was started at 1701 Grand Ave. by John Peter Smith in 1879. Oakwood has a century old chapel, casket vaults and historic monuments under huge oak trees. Adults $15, students/children $10. www.stockyardsmuseum.org  or 817 5082 for more information.

Click here for details.

Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth

1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2022 Open Dates:  September 30th, October 1, 7-9, 14-15, 21-23, 27-31 & November 5th

Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Fort Worth, Texas Haunted Attraction, is a real haunted house. Cutting Edge is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Cutting Edge Haunted House is an intense, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction that is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares!

Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, but now it is a two-story human processing area. Realistic looking human mannequins are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level. The old meat-packing plant in downtown Fort Worth is a great home for the fantastic special effects that our loyal customers have come to expect.

It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House. This walk-through haunted house is frighteningly realistic.

Cutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the country. Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Guinness World Record holder, is one of America’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.



Hangman’s House of Horrors

4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76106

September 30th – October 31st 

Hangman’s is proudly located in our home town and birthplace, Ft Worth, Texas.   Our location is a 100+ year old military base that was built as a helium production plant in the early 1910’s.  Many believe this was only a guise and in actuality the site was used as grounds for other top secret purposes.  Much of the information about “Helium Production Plant No. 1” is classified, so it all remains a mystery.



Moxley Manor Haunted House in Bedford

510 Harwood Road, in Bedford, Texas 76021.

September 30th – October 31st 

Moxley Manor Haunted House returns this fall, bringing you three haunted houses for one price! In addition to Moxley Manor, we bring you our mind blowing 3D Haunted House Big Top Terror and Regans Revenge. Voted one of DFW’s Scariest Haunted Houses in 2018 & must see Haunted House of 2019.



Screams in Waxahachie
2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167

Screams Halloween Theme Park is open each Friday & Saturday, September 30 – October 29, 2022 from 7:00pm – 1:00am.

Screams Halloween Theme Park is 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot more providing the ultimate Halloween experience in the D/FW Metroplex!  Each haunted house has a different theme including the all-new Bootlegger’s Bayou.  And there’s so much more! The all-new Cool Ghoul Boolevard and exciting live entertainment on the Screams main stage. Plus, you don’t want to miss the Rottingwood Cemetery, the DJ spinning tunes at the Taboo Tavern Stage, Scary-Oke, or the games of skill for an entire night of Halloween Fun!

When you are ready to take a break, partake in some food & drink or shop for some great Halloween swag at the Screams shops. Enjoy a drink at the all-new Headless Horseman Tavern (yes, we serve alcohol for those 21+) and other pubs. Grab a bite to eat at the Food Court, Full Moon Cafe, or the all-new 13th Hour Bakery.

All 5 haunted houses, the Rottingwood Cemetery, all-new Cool Ghoul Boolevard, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke are included in your admission price. To cut the wait times in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night. Screams is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for young children.

Click Here for SCREAMS details


Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour

Located in Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards at
128 E. Exchange Ave., Suite 610, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights (year-round)

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.

Our Ghost Tour takes you on a walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where we will share stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!

Some of the stops along your tour will include The Cadillac Hotel, Miss Molly’s B & B (as seen on the Discovery Channel), The Stockyards Hotel and many more.

The tours leave promptly on time, so please allow plenty of time to park and arrive at the winery.  

Join us for a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!  Click on the reservation tab to purchase your tickets and book your tour.

Private tours for 10 or more are available.  Call the winery at 817-626-1011 to inquire.



Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 29th 10am-2pm

Medical City Alliance is pleased to present the 2022 Spooktacular Fall Festival Celebration. This year marks our eighth year to host this event, so we are so excited to welcome our neighbors back! This year’s event will be an in-person event, hosted under the tents located in the SW corner of the main parking lot.

This year will feature superhero themed costumes and backdrops. Come dressed as your favorite superhero! While you are here, enjoy music, free food and drink, trick or treating, face painting, games, a pumpkin decorating contest, and more!

The costume contest will be back once again, so attendees are encouraged to dress up and compete for the best costume award given every hour

Click here for details.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

September 24th – October 31st 

 It’s Thrills by Day, Chills by Night during HALLOWFEST, every weekend through October 31st.

Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever!

Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day…and thrills once the sun goes down.



Trick R Treat Trains

Saturday, October 29th 

705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX

Knock Knock…Whoooo Whoooo…Halloween fun for all ages! Celebrate Halloween and practice your trick ‘r treating skills with a trip back in time onboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trick ‘R Treat Trains! These do not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Your Trick ‘R Treat Train experience includes:
• A prepackaged bag of treats
• A Halloween storybook reading
• A fun interactive game

Make sure your little ones wear their favorite costume!



Thrillvania Haunted House Park-Terrell

Thrillvania Haunted House Park is located about 33 miles east of Dallas, Texas at
Interstate 20 and Wilson Road in Terrell, Texas 75161

Oct 8-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-31 and Nov 5

3 Amazing Haunted Houses / 50 Haunted Acres


If you are serious about Halloween and your annual trips around DFW for your annual scare, it’s worth the short jaunt to Terrell, Texas.



Frights N Lights Frisco

October 1-31

Dr Pepper Ballpark

Frights’n Lights: the ULTIMATE Halloween adventure where ghouls glow, spirits shine and things go “bump” in the light! Frights’n Lights is an Instagram-worthy spookyland, choc-full of “phantasmic” photo ops, bridging the gap between pumpkin patches and the gore of haunted houses. Encounter thousands of shining, intricately carved jack-o-lanterns and a creepy cast of iconic, spine-chilling stars brought to life by a ghoulish gallery of giant-sized lanterns and lights. Add to that a haunted host of games, The Headless Horseman’s Haunted Hay Maze, thematic rides, creepy crafts, frightening food and drink, and it’s no wonder why Frights’n Lights is the most eagerly anticipated family fall attraction in the DFW metroplex!

Click here for details.




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