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
4:30pm-7:30pm

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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Dallas Arboretum Hosts Family Fun Festivities in October

Family Fun Weekend: October 26 – 27    

dallas arboretum pumpkin patch

The Dallas Arboretum invites you and your family to partake in Family Fun Weekend during Autumn at the Arboretum on October 26 and 27. You wil enjoy strolling through the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and surrounding displays featuring 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and breathtaking fall color throughout the 66-acre garden. 

Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village

Themed It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Pumpkin Village includes a ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary; Linus, Sally and Franklin topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries atop his dog house; Lucy giving garden advice at her booth; a Schroeder topiary standing near his giant topiary piano and more. 

You can trick-or-treat throughout the gardens, decorate pumpkins, get their faces painted, pet animals in the petting zoo and listen to live music all weekend long. On Saturday, October 26, enjoy a live performance from The Berkner Ramblers at noon in the Entry Plaza and a performance by TBA Band, a Dallas-based variety band with a perfect blend of folk, pop, and soul, at 2 p.m. at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.

On Sunday, October 27, enjoy live music featuring The Texas Boys Choir performance at 1 p.m. on the DeGolyer Pergola and The Monkey Love Band from 2-4 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.  The Volunteer Advisory Board is onsite to capture keepsake photos (for donation) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all weekend.  

On Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m., watch a special night screening of the movie, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treat bags. Family fun activities are complimentary with paid garden admission.  

Halloween Week at The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Crawl like a scary spider, slither like a spooky snake or hop like a Halloween frog to the biggest monster mash this side of White Rock Lake. Enjoy Halloween programming all week-long starting Friday. The adventure starts with a creepy creative corner, a spooky scavenger hunt, stick-er-treating and more. 

Trick-or-Treating in the Children’s Adventure Garden
Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27 

Don’t miss out on a special spooky late night at the Halloween Rory Meyer’s Children’s Adventure Garden. There will be tricks and treats at every turn! Costumes encouraged for a festive and frightful costume contest. Be sure to stop by the kooky costume spot in the entry plaza! Awards are given at 8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events happening in the Children’s Adventure Garden, visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/visitor-information/gardens-and-pavilions/childrens-adventure-garden/v

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