Fall is finally here, and if you haven’t made plans yet for Halloween and you’re looking to have a little more fun this holiday than just passing out candy to trick-or-treating kids in Batman and ballerina costumes, here are a few exciting events you won’t want to miss!
All Hallows Eve Dinner & Ghost Tour at the Menger
The Sisters Grimm puts on an annual event inside the Menger – one of San Antonio’s most historic hotels known for its ghostly past. Guests get to feast on a special three course dinner inside the haunted Colonial Room Restaurant and dine by candlelight at the Halloween-inspired dinner table.
After dinner, a tour guide will take you through the hotel and recount stories of its past. Step inside the King Ranch Suite, reported to be the most active and haunted room inside the hotel. Following the Menger, you can go on a “Ghost Walk” of the downtown area. Available dates are October 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 pm and Oct. 30 and 31 at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Go to the website to buy tickets.
Braune Farms Real Pumpkin Patch
Local farm, Braune Farms, will be open to guests who wish to experience a real pumpkin patch on October 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 11am to 4 pm, weather permitting. This is a great opportunity for the kiddos to enjoy picking out their own pumpkins, and see what they look like growing on the vine. The festivities include a hayride, face painting, a petting zoo with baby animals and access to a farm stand where you can buy seasonal veggies as well as handmade pumpkin pie and bread, made with Braune’s pumpkins. Braune Farms is located at 1300 Link Road, Seguin, TX.
Not far from San Antonio, in Hondo, Texas, you and your friends and family can get lost in a maize maze – that is, a labyrinth of corn stalks. It opens this year on September 19, and also sells pumpkins, food, offers hayrides, campfires and more. Click the link for details.
If chills and thrills are what you’re looking for in October, the 13th Floor Haunted House is your best bet for a truly scary adventure. This year they’re showcasing two new attractions: “Into the Void” and “Burial Ground,” that sound just too creepy for us!
The fun starts on September 25 and runs through November 14, with some blackout dates during the week, so be sure to visit the website. The closer it gets to Halloween, the more crowded they get, so we recommend spending the extra cash to get immediate access.