Halloween Fun in Fort Worth

Halloween activities and events might be a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,. But don’t worry, there are still a few spooky (fun) events for your family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo 

Boo is back, but with a drive-thru twist!

Boo at the Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo
October 22-25,2020

Get ready to Boo thru the Zoo! For the first time ever,  the Fort Worth Zoo is invites you to drive through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! 

With sanitation and social distancing top of mind, they have made the decision to not cancel Boo at the Zoo this year, but instead, put a spin on their typical event and design a unique environment while keeping this beloved 29-year tradition alive. 

Boo at the Zoo Tickets

Member ticket: $45/vehicle Non-member ticket: $50/vehicle 

Advance ticket purchase is required for members and nonmembers. Members will receive 10% off tickets, food, and beverage. When tickets go on sale, you will purchase tickets for a designated arrival time slot. 
  • Tickets are sold per vehicle, not per person.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final, tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, online.
  • Guests who show up without a ticket will not be able to enter the event.

While there will be the usual amount of candy, trick-or-treat stations will be combined into five stations, limiting contact to keep everyone safe. Therefore, treat coupons will not be necessary this year.

They have limited capacity and expect this event to sell out.

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Shakespeare Dallas presents Movies in the Park

October is outdoor Movies in the Park month, presented by Shakespeare Dallas. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through October 24, 2020, for socially-distanced movie nights at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater. Thursdays they’ll screen Shakespeare-inspired movies.  Fridays, you and your family can enjoy a classic selection and on Saturdays, they will show family-friendly films. 

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Where to Find Your Favorite Fair Foods

Fair Food - Corny dog

Even though we won’t be able to enjoy the Auto Show, live music concerts, the Midway, or other State Fair of Texas attractions, we can still enjoy some of our favorite ‘fair foods’ like Fletcher’s Corny Dogs.

 Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru 

This year, starting on September 19th, you can get Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, Pioneer Kettle Corn, and more State Fair favorites, all while social distancing and without having to get out of your car. There are a variety of packages available, starting at $65, and they include everything from a professional photo with State Fair icon Big Tex to sodas, cotton candy, and even a prize from the midway games.

Smokey John’s turkey legs, Sweet Connie’s corn on the cob, and more fair foods can also be added.

Fair Food & Photo Packages are available for these dates: 

  • September 19 – 20: Photo-only Drive-Thru experience $25. The photo-only activation will operate from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with all tickets pre-sold in three entry windows. 
  • Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2020  
  • Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4, 2020 
  • Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12, 2020 (excluding Saturday, October 10, due to the AT&T Red River Showdown football game) 
  • Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18, 2020 


Feeds Two (2) people

  • Admission (in one vehicle) for up to eight (8) people
  • Downloadable professional photo with Big Tex
  • Two (2) Soft Drinks or Bottled Waters provided by Haworth Concessions
  • One (1) order of Jack’s French Fries
  • One (1) order of Stiffler’s Fried Oreos®
  • One (1) bag of State Fair Cotton Candy
  • One (1) bag of Pioneer Kettle Corn
  • One (1) Midway Prize
Order Package A – $65


Feed 3-4 people

  • Admission (in one vehicle) for up to eight (8) people
  • Downloadable professional photo with Big Tex
  • Four (4) Soft Drinks or Bottled Waters provided by Haworth Concessions
  • Two (2) orders of Jack’s French Fries
  • Two (2) orders of Stiffler’s Fried Oreos®
  • Two (2) bags of State Fair Cotton Candy
  • Two (2) bags of Pioneer Kettle Corn
  • Two (2) Midway Prizes
Order Package B – $99
More information about State Fair of Texas Cancelation.

*Photo credit Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas