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Halloween Weekend

24.10.2019 (8:06 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Links,Listings

Here is a list of links to pages on this site that will be useful as you plan your weekend.

Statewide listing of haunted attractions

Halloween Parties

Other Halloween Activities

Halloween movies and TV listings

Screams Halloween Theme Park

Haunted House Reviews

Halloween links

Halloween Parties Through October 27

23.10.2019 (3:32 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Links,Listings,Other Halloween Activities

Guide to children’s parties here.

Adult and Pet Events

Wednesday, October 23

Hotel Habana Halloween Festival

Thursday, October 24

Doublewide Halloween Bash starts at 8, show at 9.

Happy Halloween and Perfect Pie -Grapevine starts at 6:30.

Boss Babes Halloween Birthday Bash in Lake Dallas, starts at 7pm.

Pumpkin Carving at The Old Monk nightly through Halloween.

Friday, October 25

Trick or Treat at the Farmstead at Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, from 10am-noon.

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Adults at 7 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Free Play Arlington Night of the Living Arcade The ticketed Halloween party begins at 7pm.

Monky Events Halloween Party in Arlington, starts at 8

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl Downtown and Deep Ellum. Starts at 8 at RBC on Commerce St.

Punch Bowl Punch Up Halloween Edition in Arlington, starts at 8.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 8.

Perrish Cox 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular in Dallas, starts at 8.

Phright Night Costume Party in Arlington, starts at 9.

Leather and Laces Halloween Edition, hosted by Jeremy Piven, starts at 9:30 Statler Dallas

Hotel ZaZa’s Yelloween Halloween Bash, begins at 10.

Saturday, October 26

STEM in the park, Halloween Edition-Begins at 10am, in Dallas.

Halloween ComicFest at the Multiverse Multiverse Comics in Hurst, begins at 10am

Halloween Boogie Spooktacular at M.A.C. center in Dallas, begins at 10:30am

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Workshop-in Royse City, begins at 11am

Trick’r Treat Trains Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 11:30 am and 1:30pm

Dallas DogRRR Howl O Ween Party and Costume Contest at 3 Nations Brewing in Carrollton 1-5pm

Hilltopper Halloween Beer Tasting in Farmers Branch, begins at 1pm

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Kids at 2 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Truck Yard Halloween Party and Costume Contest for Dogs  3pm at Truck Yard in Lower Greenville

Friscovania 3pm in Frisco.

Halloween Bar Crawl at Clutch Bar on Cedar Springs, begins at 4pm

Trick or Drink Halloween Bar Crawl (2 days) begins at 4, at Playground Bar on McKinney.

Cirque Du Horror in Denton at 4.

Howl O Ween Costume Contest for pets at the Ginger Man in Southlake from 5-8.

Oaklawn Block Party-begins at 7 on the 3900 block of Cedar Springs in Dallas.

Deep Ellum Bar Crawl at STIRR on Main St at 7.

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Adults at 7 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Harley Quinn’s Fright Night Halloween Party in White Settlement, begins at 7.

Halloween Costume Paint Party at Toshio’s taste of Japan in Duncanville, begins at 7.

Come if You Dare Pole and Aerial Show in Hurst, begins at 7.

Boo’d Up Couples Paint and Trap Party in Ft Worth, begins at 7:30.

Halloween Costume Party at Z Tap and Grille in Flower Mound, begins at 8.

Doublewide Halloween Bash in downtown Dallas, begins at 8.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 8.

2019 Halloween Bar Crawl (Saturday) at RBC in downtown Dallas, begins at 8.

Terror at Texas Halloween Party in Arlington, begins at 8.

Three Links Halloween Party at Three Links in Deep Ellum, begins at 8pm.

3rd Annual Car Wreck and Cowboy and the Key Party at On Premise in Deep Ellum, begins at 8.

Haunted W Halloween Costume Party in the W Hotel, begins at 9.

Halloween Twerk and Sip at Ruby Room in downtown Dallas, begins at 9:30pm.

9th Annual Mega Masquerade and Costume Bash at House of Blues in Dallas, at 10.

Halloween TricksNTreats on Kiest Blvd in Dallas at 10pm.

Sunday, October 27

Trick’r Treat Trains Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Halloween Slime Fest at Tinted Beauty in Irving, begins at 2.

Halloween SafeTacular  for Kids and Pets at the Ron Kirk Bridge at 4pm

Halloween Murder at Sherlock’s in Addison at 6.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Weekend for Screams

21.10.2019 (5:07 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Haunted House Listings,Links,Listings,Screams

This coming weekend is your last chance to see Screams this year! Please remember that Screams will not be open on Halloween, so this Friday and Saturday are the final days for the 2019 season at Screams. All of the haunted attractions, and most of the park, have been remodeled for this season, so even if you’ve seen Screams in the past, there will be things for you to see. Please refer to my review of Screams from October 5th for more detailed information.

Screams has five main attractions, Cursed: the Witches of Terra Mythica Castle, Hotel D’Feers, Capt’n Barbarosa’s Blood Harbour (3D), PT Harmum’s Carnival of Chaos (maze), and the Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse trail. I listed the attractions in the best order to see them in, especially if you don’t have a fast pass. Screams also has a large food court, three pubs, and a full service bar and cafe called Full Moon Cafe. Full Moon has an excellent selection of Halloween specialty drinks (Dracula’s Kiss is my favorite) and great bartenders. They also have good food, generous portions, and reasonable prices. Full Moon is well decorated too, it’s like eating and drinking inside a haunted house. You can find Full Moon Cafe on the side of the food court by the West Market Arch.

Screams also has Scaryoke in the covered seating area next to Taboo Tavern, games of skill across from the food court, Halloween related shops, wax hands, henna tattoos, palm and tarot readings, and feather extensions.

Screams has general admission tickets, fast passes, and group tickets available here. Group tickets have to be purchased in advance, online. They are not available at the ticket booth.

Screams has never been better, so be sure to check it out this weekend! Screams is located in Waxahachie, on the Scarborough Faire grounds. Their address is 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167. If you are coming from the north, take exit 399A from I-35, and head west (right), if you are coming from the south, take exit 399, and head west (left). Screams is 1.6 miles west of I-35. Visit their site here for more information.

 

 

 

Recommended Haunted Houses

16.10.2019 (2:27 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Links,Listings

With the Halloween season entering it’s final phase, I thought I would post a list of haunted attractions that I personally recommend. Keep in mind that I live in the DFW area and mostly see haunted houses around here, so most of the recommended haunts will be in this region.

Screams-A great haunted park with five major attractions, games, merchants, and lots of options for food and alcohol at three pubs, plus a full service bar and cafe.

Cutting Edge-A huge haunted house in downtown Fort Worth. As good a haunted house as you will find anywhere, it takes over half an hour to go through it.

Thrillvania-A large haunt park in Terrell, about 30 minutes east of downtown Dallas. Three attractions, including the famous Verdun Manor.

Texas Scaregrounds-A haunted house in a haunted hospital, in Mineral Wells, west of Fort Worth. It’s a fun, intense house, and it’s nestled in an area with major paranormal hotspots. You can combine Texas Scaregrounds with a ghost hunt in the old hospital it’s in, as well as the nearby Baker Hotel.

Waco Haunted Houses-Two attractions and a nice gift shop on the northbound access road of I-35. a little north of Waco. These are great looking haunted houses, and everyone has fun here, including the actors.

Dark Hour-Fantastic props and decor, and first rate actors make this Plano haunted house one of the best in the country.

Scream Hollow-A huge haunt park southeast of Austin with multiple attractions, and a cafe and bar.

Screamworld-If you are in the Houston area, this is a must see haunted attraction.

13th Gate-World famous, and deservedly so. The best haunt in Louisiana, by far. People travel from all over the country to see 13th Gate.

House of Torment in Austin and San Antonio’s 13th Floor-Owned by the same company, they feature movie quality sets, props, costumes, and makeup.

 

Other Halloween Activities

02.10.2019 (11:28 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Links,Listings,Other Halloween Activities

This is a listing of pumpkin patches, festivals, and other Halloween related activities that aren’t haunted attractions, in the DFW area. Halloween parties will be added soon, so check back for updates.

Boo at the Zoo runs from October 25-27, 10am-5pm,  at the Fort Worth Zoo. It’s a daytime event, free with zoo admission or membership. It’s basically a carnival at the zoo. Boo at the Zoo has the same hours as the zoo. Check the zoo’s site for hours, prices, and directions.

Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas Zoo has a Halloween festival on the final weekend of October, the 26th and 27th, from 9am-5pm. It features trick or treat stations, mazes, a bounce house, face painting, snakes, toads, and newts, plus craft beer for adults. It’s free with a zoo ticket, or zoo membership.

Dallas Arboretum has Autumn at the Arboretum from now through Halloween. They have a spectacular Pumpkin Village, with more than 90,000 pumpkins. They are open from 9am until 5pm. Parking is difficult to find in the area, due to it’s location by White Rock Lake, so your only option is usually to park in their paid lot at their front entrance, or in their new parking garage, two blocks north. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for children 2-12, children under 2 are admitted for free. Parking is $15, but you can buy your parking online for $9. Parking can be bought here  The street address for the Arboretum is 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218.

 

Pumpkin Patches-DFW

Royal Lane Baptist Church pumpkin patch-Opens by October 5. This church has a large selection of large, medium, and small pumpkins, plus various sizes of gourds. The pumpkin patch is nicely decorated, and has hay on the ground.  The patch is just west of Hillcrest on westbound Royal Lane, in North Dallas.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Open now through Halloween, 9am-7pm. They have pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and refreshments. There are activities for children, and local vendors provide food for purchase. Parking is $5 M-F, $10 on weekends. Activities are free, purchases are optional.

Halls Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine. Open daily through Halloween. Hayrides are available Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $5 during the day, $3 after dark. Cash only. Corn maze-$5. Everything at Hall’s is cash only. 3pm-8pm Monday-Thursday. 3pm-8pm Friday. 10am-10pm Saturday. 1pm-8pm Sunday.

Preston Trail Farms in Gunter has a pumpkin patch, open from 8am-8pm daily through Halloween. They also have a cafe and allow dogs on a leash. Gunter is north of Frisco, on Preston Road.

More pumpkin patches listed on this page

 

Ghost Tours- This site has a full list of Ghost Tours in DFW and elsewhere in Texas.

 

Costume Shops DFW

Incognito Costume World-Dallas, on Inwood, close to the Galleria.

Norcostco Dallas, on Wycliff, south of I-35, in the Design District.

Dallas Vintage Costume Shop-Plano, off of 75, just north of Collin Creek Mall.

Rose Costumes-Denton, off of I-35 (northbound side) at 288.

Dallas Costume Shoppe-in east Dallas, on Main. Old shop, never open later than 5:30.

Magic Etc. In Ft Worth, on Forest Park Blvd, just north of I-30, west of downtown Ft Worth.

Halloween Links

01.08.2019 (5:09 am) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Links

HALLOWEEN LINKS

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costumes

http://www.spirithalloween.com/

http://www.halloweencity.com/

http://www.partycity.com/

http://www.halloweenexpress.com/

http://www.costumeworld.com/

http://www.norcostco.com/

http://rosecostumes.com/

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/

http://www.costumeexpress.com

http://www.buycostumes.com

http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/

http://www.extremehalloween.com/

http://www.costumekingdom.com

 

Halloween Decorations

https://athome.com/halloween

http://www.michaels.com/

http://lemax-spookytown.com/

http://www.hauntedprops.com/

http://www.thehorrordome.com

http://www.frightprops.com/

http://www.poisonprops.com/

http://creepycollection.com/

http://www.mostlydead.com

http://www.dappercadaver.com/

http://www.darksidedisplays.com/

 

Haunted House Listings

http://www.hauntedhouse.com/

http://www.hauntworld.com

 

“Real” Haunted Site Listings

http://theshadowlands.net/places/texas1.htm

http://www.texasescapes.com/FEATURES/Texas_ghosts.htm

http://forgottenusa.com/haunts/TX/

http://ghosttourstexas.com

http://www.jeffersonghostwalk.com/