Haunted Houses & Halloween Events 

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

Thrillvania Haunted House Park-Terrell

Thru October 31st and also on Friday, November 13th

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.

https://thrillvania.com/

Drive Boo Halloween at American Airlines Center-Dallas

Thru October 31st

A no contact, family-friendly Halloween event, situated in Downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center Silver parking garage. Your family can enjoy a safe, contact-free spooky good time from the comfort of your own car. Give your kids a Halloween to remember, from circus thrills to Halloween icons.  For those seeking a more traditional haunted house vibe, a VIP upgrade will give you access to the “top floor”, the less kid-friendly post-apocalyptic chaos, where the scares are a bit more intense.

http://driveboohalloween.com/

South Main Spooktacular

Saturday, October 31st, 5pm-9pm

South Main Spooktacular will be held in South Main Village for Trick or Treating and special Halloween events.  Don’t miss it!

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/62982821/20201031170000

 

Trick R Treat Trains

Saturday, October 31st, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Come celebrate Halloween and practice your trick ‘r treating skills with a trip back in time on board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trick ‘R Treat Trains!

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/63050457/20201031110000

 

Texas Ballet Theater presents DRACULA at Coyote Drive-In

Thursday, October 22nd, 7pm

Experience a spectacularly spooky evening with Texas Ballet Theater. The night begins with a filmed montage of highlights from Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.’s Dracula ballet and is followed by the presentation of the 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (rated R).

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/63022171/20201022190000

Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth

Through November 14th

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 the America’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.  As with all public events, check out the COVID-19 notice on their website.

https://www.cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com/

Hangman’s House of Horrors

Through November 7th

If you get your thrills from getting chills in a haunted house, then head to the Hangman’s House of Horrors. Tickets and time slots MUST be reserved in advance online and masks are required. Spooky encounters run October 2 through November 7.

https://hangmans.com/tickets

Moxley Manor Haunted House in Bedford

Through 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.  As with all public events, check out the COVID-19 notice on their website.

http://moxleymanor.com/

Fort Worth Zoo Drive Thru Boo at the Zoo

October 22nd-25th 4:30pm-7:30pm

Get ready to Boo thru the Zoo! For the first time ever, the Fort Worth Zoo is inviting guests to drive their own vehicle through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of our animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and possible wildlife sightings along the way!            https://www.fortworthzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo

Screams in Waxahachie

SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park is cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but plan on a bigger and scarier experience for 2021.

Link:  http://screamspark.com/

Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour

Fridays and Saturdays

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.  The Stockyards Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute 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.

It’s a fun and entertaining outing for the whole family!

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/ghost-tours-index#ghost-tours 

Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 31st, 10am-2pm

Medical City Alliance invites families out to celebrate Halloween safely from their vehicle.  Attendees will stay in their vehicles the entire time while stopping at trick or treating locations spread-out across the medical campus. Guests will scan a QR code upon entrance to access a map and participant information. Children 15 years of age and younger are welcome to participate in a costume contest (contestants will be judged by stepping outside of their vehicle while maintaining a healthy distance). https://www.facebook.com/events/3239422432793019 

Hallowfest at Six Flags Over Texas

Through November 1st

It’s Thrills by Day, Chills by Night during HALLOWFEST, every weekend through November 1!

https://sixflags.com/overtexas/special-events/hallowfest

Halloween (1978) showing at Grand Berry Theatre

October 30th and 31st

https://grandberrytheater.com/

Howl-O-Ween at Mutts Cantina, Clearfork

Saturday, October 31st, 1pm-2pm

Who will be the best-dressed pup? MUTTS®!  is kicking off Howl-O-Ween night with an afternoon costume contest.  Join us in your BEST costume and we will have celebrity judges on site to decide who’s has the best costume for each category! As usual – there will be SPECIAL PRIZES for our costume contest winners!

https://muttscantina.com/mutts-dog-park-and-cantina-2/event-calendar/#fort_worth

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