It’s the spookiest time of the year and we’ve got the full scoop on all the Halloween activities, events and things to do for kids going on around Austin. From trick-or-treating to some awesome pumpkin patches, there’s plenty to fill up all the upcoming fall weekends. Get your fall on!

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Dark Harvest Halloween
Creepy scarecrows, ghost stories, haunted trails, pumpkin carving and more will be showcased in Austin’s biggest family-friendly Halloween festival, with live music, food and Scream Street activities. Pioneer Farms. Oct. 18-19, 25-27, 31. Event details

Rosita Y Conchita
In this imaginative adaptation of Erich Haeger and Eric Gonzalez’s award-winning children’s book, two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds and images. This touching story comes to life with son jarocho music by Son Armado, professional actors, and puppetry, All ages will delight in the rhyming bilingual dialogue and stunning images. Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Oct. 12-13, 20, 26-27, Nov. 2. Event details

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Be there at Metz Recreation Center for Halloween games, costume contest, trunk-or-treat, music, snacks, door prizes and haunted house. Game tickets are 25 cents each and the haunted house is $1. Metz Recreation Center. Oct. 17. Event details

Trunk or Treat for Special Needs Kids
A family-centered event, it encourages active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Trick-or-treat from car to car, trunk to trunk. Costumes encouraged. Bring your trick or treat bags. Seton Medical Center Williamson. Oct. 19. Event details.

Ghost Tours on the Square
Ghost Tours on the Square are hosted by the Williamson Museum. Later tours will be scarier than those held earlier in the evening. Purchase tickets at the Williamson Museum or by phone at 512-943-1670. Williamson Museum. Oct. 25-26. Event details. 

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The Pumpkin Express
The Pumpkin Express takes you to the sleepy town of Bertram where you will step off for 30 minutes to pick a pumpkin from the Depot Pumpkin Patch. Kids of all ages will enjoy a chat with Farmer Brown, take a tour of our historic 1912 train depot and sip apple cider. So pack a snack and jump on board! Austin Steam Train – Cedar Park. Oct. 27. Event details

Boo Bash
The 9th Annual Boo Bash, hosted by The Downtown Georgetown Association, is a family-friendly trick-or-treat event around Georgetown’s historic town square. Adults and children are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in “Trunk or Treat.” Georgetown Town Square. Oct. 27. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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