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Other Halloween Activities

11.10.2020 (5:30 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News,Other Halloween Activities

Due to the fluid nature of Covid, check the site of the event that you want to attend for the latest in days open and hours of operation.

Boo at the Zoo October 22-25, with a drive through this year.

Dallas Arboretum Art of the Pumpkin Now through November 1. Located next to White Rock Lake. Separate charges for admission and parking. There have been changes to ticketing, so check their site for current information before you go.

 

Pumpkin Patches DFW

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Attendance by reservation only. See the site for details.

Halls Pumpkin Farm Opens October 2, check the site for hours, directions, and prices.

Preston Trail Farm Open now, check the site for hours, prices, and directions.

More pumpkin patches and outdoor Halloween activities are listed here.

 

Costume Shops DFW

Incognito Costume World-Dallas, on Inwood, close to the Galleria. Open for in person business.

Dallas Vintage Costume Shop-Plano, off of 75, just north of Collin Creek Mall. Open for in person business.

Magic Etc. In Ft Worth, on Forest Park Blvd, just north of I-30, west of downtown Ft Worth. Open for in person business, seven days a week.

Norcostco Dallas Closed for in person shopping. Online and phone orders only, with curbside pickup. On Wycliff, south of I-35, in the Design District.

Rose Costumes-Denton, off of I-35 (northbound side) at 288. Closed for in person shopping, but they have online shopping available.

Dallas Costume Shoppe-in east Dallas, on Main. By appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

 

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

11.10.2020 (5:20 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News

Here is an updated list of stores that sell quality Halloween merchandise and costumes. These links should take you directly to their Halloween departments. Walgreens, Kroger, Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and CVS usually sell a fair amount of Halloween decorations and candy, but they list little to nothing online, so I’m not linking to them. They are worth checking out in person, especially CVS. Many of the costume shops listed also carry decorations.

Merchandise

In Person and online

Spirit

Michaels

At Home

Party City

Home Depot

Lowes

Halloween Town

Halloween Club

Halloween City

Halloween MegaStore

Halloween Adventure

Spookers Halloween

Phantom Halloween

Halloween Express

Halloween Mart

Hallmark

Joann Fabrics

EHobby Tools

Target

Walmart

Costco

Lemax Spooky Town 2020

 

Online only

Amazon Halloween

Haunted Props

The Horror Dome

Fright Props

Poison Props

Creepy Collection

Mostly Dead

Dapper Cadaver

Dark Side Displays

Best Halloween Store

Halloween Found

Oriental Trading

 

Costume Shops

Online

Costume Super Center

Halloween Costumes.com

Costume Express

Buy Costumes

Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Costume Kingdom

Costumes 4 Less

The Halloween Spot

Mask World

Halloween Costumes 4U

Pure Costumes

 

In Person and online

Costume World

Norcostco

Rose Costumes

Magic Etc

 

Haunted House Opening Dates

11.10.2020 (5:13 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News,Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates

Due to Covid, it’s possible that haunted attractions will have to close with little notice, so please check with the haunted attraction before buying tickets, and before you leave for the attraction. It’s best to call the number for the attraction for updates, or to check their Facebook site. Websites are usually last to be updated. Please remember to take a mask with you. Most attractions will be required to enforce mask wearing, and most will not have masks to provide to customers.

Update: Some haunted attractions will be selling a limited number of tickets, online only, this season, so it’s best to buy your tickets in advance this year. If nothing else, check with the attraction’s site, or Facebook page to find out whether advance tickets are required. In 2020, don’t show up at a haunted house with the expectation of being able to buy tickets at the box office.

Update II: House of Torment is closed for the 2020 season.

Dates and times are for opening night only. Please check with the haunted house’s site for all other dates and times.

 

All Year

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 11am-6pm Sun-Thu, 10am-9pm Fri-Sat (210) 226-2828 Facebook

Haunted Mayfield Manor 1pm-6pm, except Saturday 1pm-8pm. (409) 762-6677 Facebook

 

Opening September 18

Scream Hollow 7pm-Midnight (512) 710-8267 Facebook

13th Floor 7:30-10pm (210) 910-6450 Facebook

 

Opening September 25

World Of Khaos 7pm-Midnight (903) 283-8939 Facebook

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors 7:30-Midnight (903) 297-5397 Facebook

Purgatory Scream Park 8pm-Midnight (281) 622-6186  Facebook

6th Street Massacre 7pm-Midnight (806) 337-0749 Facebook

 

Opening September 26

Amarillo Scaregrounds 7-9pm, tickets on sale only at the box office. (806) 367-9516 Facebook

P6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze 10am-6pm (936) 597-6062 Facebook

 

Opening October 2

Cutting Edge  8-11pm (817) 348-8444 Facebook

13th Gate 6:30-11:30pm (225) 389-1313 Facebook

Hangman’s House of Horrors 8pm-Midnight (817) 336-4264 Facebook

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm Must sign waiver before entering park. Facebook

Phobia 8pm-Midnight (713) 526-3323 Facebook

J&F House of Terror (Online tickets only) (972) 278-7692  Facebook

Texas Scaregrounds  7:30pm-Midnight (817) 819-6773 Facebook

The Mortuary 6:30pm-Midnight (504) 483-2350 Limited tickets, time slot only Facebook

Hex House 7-11pm (877) 980-7882 Facebook

Houston Terror Dome 8-11pm (281) 864-9686 Facebook

Haunted Trails 8pm-Midnight (713) 618-3323 Facebook

Creepy Hollow 7pm-Midnight (800) 357-3323 Facebook

Graystone Manor 7pm-Midnight (In person sales only, at 50% capacity) (903) 918-3889 Facebook

Afterlife Haunted House 8-11pm (903) 202-0123 Facebook

Yesterland Fright Farm “Dark until 10” (903) 567-2255 Facebook

Parker House  7:30-11pm  (469) 556-3475 Facebook

Creekside Manor Dusk till Midnight (469) 471-4030 Facebook

Moxley Manor Hours TBA (682) 231-1313 Facebook

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail 7:45pm-Midnight  Facebook

3Haunts 8-11pm (713) 962-2339 Facebook

Psycho Path Haunted House 7:30-11:30pm  Timed tickets sold online only. (918) 288-7685 Facebook

The Blackness Haunted House 7:30-11pm Facebook

Redrum Fear Park 7pm-Midnight (281) 762-0034 Facebook

Rise Haunted House 7pm-10pm (985) 277-9666 Facebook

Haunting on the Blue Ghost 7:30-10pm (361) 248-8268 Facebook

Nightmare on Main Street 7:30-10 pm Facebook

Tree Farm Massacre 7pm-Midnight (337) 378-8726 Facebook

Dark Woods Adventure Park 7-11 pm (318) 289-9019 Facebook

Zombie Safari 7-10pm (972) 203-0014 Facebook

 

Opening October 3

Nightmare on 19th Street 7:30-10:30pm (Tickets online only) Facebook

Zip Line With Zombies (903) 968-6924 Begins at 7, reservations only, made by phone only. Facebook

 

Opening October 9

Thrillvania 8:30-10pm (972) 428-9653 Facebook

Waco Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight (254) 826-7473 Facebook

Silo of Screams  Opens at 8 for first showing, 10:15 for second showing Facebook

Fright Night Haunted House Online ticket sales only, limited tickets, timed entry. 7-11pm Facebook

Evil Visions Haunted House 7pm-Midnight (318) 355-1751 Facebook

 

Opening October 16

Texas Maze of Terror Timed tickets only this year, buy online. 8 to 10 (409) 681-5115 Facebook

 

Opening October 23

Defcon One and Circus of the Dead 7pm-Midnight (432) 894-2494 Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit Stores Begin Opening This Weekend

07.08.2020 (1:28 am) – Filed under: Halloween News

Spirit begins opening it’s stores this weekend, Friday August 7, and Saturday, August 8. Check here for Spirit stores opening in your area.

Update on the 2020 Season

30.07.2020 (7:10 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

This is the time of year when I ordinarily update the statewide haunted house listings, and begin posting haunted house opening dates. You can see the statewide haunted house listings here, but I won’t be posting haunted house opening dates until early September. At this point, the only Texas haunted attraction that has cancelled it’s 2020 season is Screams. However, no haunted attraction can be certain of opening in 2020, and won’t be certain of being able to open until at least early September.

2020 is unprecedented, thanks to Covid. We aren’t sure of how much of an impact Covid will have on the Halloween season, beyond haunted houses. Halloween parties, trick or treating, seeing horror movies in theaters, and other activities such as pumpkin festivals, may be impacted. We can be certain that stores that carry Halloween related merchandise (Spirit, Michaels, At Home, Party City, etc) will be open. At the very least, you will be able to visit “real” haunted sites, watch horror and scifi movies and TV shows at home, and decorate your home. Anything beyond that will have to be viewed as a bonus this year.

Speaking of “real” haunted sites, or paranormal sites, if you prefer, we will be posting a list of such sites in Texas and surrounding states. We do have a list of stores that carry Halloween merchandise here, but we will be posting an updated list soon. The first Spirit store openings will be on August 8, and will continue on a rolling basis into early September. We will keep you informed of new developments in the 2020 season as they happen, so keep checking back.

Spirit Locations Have Been Announced

27.07.2020 (4:46 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

In another promising sign for the 2020 Halloween season, Spirit has announced most of it’s store locations for 2020. This is not a full listing, so keep checking their site for added locations. Check here for their locations.

 

Screams 2020 Is Cancelled

27.07.2020 (4:41 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News,Haunted House News,Screams

It is incredibly difficult for me to write this, but Screams just announced that they have cancelled their 2020 season. I will post their full press release below. I was greatly looking forward to seeing everyone at Screams, and especially Helaine, the Screams/Scarborough marketing director, Cheltsea and Michael at the Full Moon Cafe, and Tai.

As anyone who visits this site knows, Screams is my favorite theme park (of any kind) and the Halloween season will not be the same without it. It would have been extra difficult for Screams to have opened, given that they sell a great deal of food and drink, and in the end, management made a decision in the interest of the safety of Screams employees and guests. As sad as this is, I am already looking forward to Screams 2021!

Below is the Screams announcement.

2020 Season Canceled
Due to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis and on-going outbreaks, Screams® Halloween Theme Park has made the difficult decision to cancel Screams® 2020 season for the first time in its 25-year history. Screams® 2020 season was scheduled to run Friday and Saturday Nights October 2 – October 31, 2020.
During this unprecedented time, the owners and management of Screams® considered many options and scenarios to safely conduct the Screams® 2020 season. They came to the determination that cancelling Screams® is the most responsible course of action to ensure the health and safety of its staff, employees, participants, patrons, and community.
Screams® is extremely disappointed in the cancellation of its 2020 season but plans to be back in the Fall of 2021 bigger and better than ever to celebrate its 25th season!
We wish each of you good health and hope that the COVID-19 will be contained and eradicated in the coming months.
Screams® Owners and Management

Lemax Spooky Town 2020

26.07.2020 (7:37 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

Michaels has put the 2020 Lemax Spooky Town line out on display in it’s stores, nationwide. This is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Spooky Town Collection, and this year’s line is the best since at least 2008. Here is the regular Spooky Town 2020 line, and here are the Michaels exclusives.

Lemax is ridiculously expensive at regular price, so I wait for the Michaels annual Labor Day sale, when they give out a coupon that can be used for all items in their stores, including items already at reduced price. Michaels begins marking down Lemax in late August, in most years, so I get roughly 40%-45% off of the regular price for Lemax by combining Michaels Labor Day coupon with the mark down of Lemax items. You could wait until late September for Lemax at Michaels to be marked down to over 50% off, but by then nearly all of the good stuff is sold out. Make sure that you are on Michaels email list so that you will receive their Labor Day coupon. They only send those to their email list.

Michaels and At Home Are Stocking Halloween Merchandise

13.07.2020 (1:45 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

At Home (formerly known as Gardenridge) and Michaels have begun to stock Halloween decorations. At Home and Michaels usually have most of their Halloween decorations on shelves by late July. Both stores have an excellent selection of Halloween merchandise, and Michaels is the main distributor of Lemax Spookytown. Michaels currently has a 20% off coupon on their site for use on regular price, in store purchases. This sale runs through August 1.