Halloween Guide: Haunted houses, costume parties and more

HOUSTON - From frightening haunted houses to crazy costume parties, there are tons of things to do for Halloween in Houston.
 
The spooky events are beginning in and around the Bayou City. Here are some freaky fun things you and your friends can enjoy; but beware, some activities are for adults only. 
 
Note: All events are subject to change or an unexpected cancellation. If you would like to add an event to our list, send the information to web@khou.com. Updated: October 18
 
Haunted Houses
 
Houston Scream Fest
Features several haunted attractions and live concerts each night on stage. Visit the midway and play carnival games or watch horror films on the big screen. You can even shoot at walking dead zombies.  
 
Location: 1500 Elton St, Houston
 
Nightmare on the Bayou
Nightmare on the Bayou is located at I-10 and Studemont near The Heights directly next to Houston's oldest graveyard. Voted the #1 Haunted House in the U.S. by American Haunts 2017. Voted #1 Scariest Haunted House in the U.S. by Fangoria Magazine 2015.
 
Location:1515 Studemont St, Houston
 
Phobia Haunted Houses
One of the oldest leading haunted houses in Houston. Operating since 1996, Phobia Haunted Houses is a very scary haunt located on Beltway 8 South, between 288 and I-45, Phobia operates multiple great haunts in one location.  
 
Location: 5250 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston
 
ScreamWorld
Spine-tingling haunted house featuring a slaughterhouse, Maze of Maniacs & zombie graveyard. The Swamp (formerly the Skull Cave) is considered a high-tech haunted attraction in Houston with very elaborate scenes and sophisticated animatronics.
 
Visit: ScreamWorld
Location: 2225 North Sam Houston Pkwy West, Houston 
 
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House
At Dungeon of Doom, you can take a stroll through the dark side of reality.The Dungeon contains loud sounds, strobe lights, sudden movements, artificial fog and other effects. Located on the Kemah Boardwalk. 
 
Location: #8 Kemah Boardwalk
 
Creepy Hollow Haunted House
Features three terrifying haunted houses in one location including 288 Scare Factory, Pitch Black, and Dark Woods. Get ready for a big scare at all three! 
 
Location: 12872 Valley Vista Drive, Rosharon
 
Houston Terror Dome
Houston Terror Dome is a safe Halloween attraction designed to scare everyone who enters.  Do you think you can handle it?  The Houston Terror Dome is fully air conditioned.
 
Location: 16030 East Fwy, Channelview
 
Fearshire Farms®
Fearshire Farms® is a real farm. The house is a real haunted house built in the early 1900’s. A dead-end corn maze features winding pathways and unexpected strange creatures appearing out of nowhere. Fearshire Farms® offers NEW experiences in all three main haunted attractions. 
 
Visit: Fearshire Farms®
Location: 1100 S Walker Street, Angleton
 
Ghost Tours Texas
Ghost Tours of Texas last 90 minutes as you are led through the haunted mansion district in Galveston. Take a haunted walking tour led by an informative and entertaining guide who will tell you ghostly things you may not know. Exciting and fun for the entire family! 
 
Location: Strand Street, Galveston
 
Pumpkin Patch
 
Family-friendly Events
 
Boo on the Boardwalk
This fun event includes mini pumpkin decorating, kid’s costume contests, magic shows, Halloween movie screenings and live concerts. Don’t miss out on Freaky Fridays, Scary Saturdays and Spooky Sundays. 
 
When: Month of October
Location: The Kemah Boardwalk
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Halloween Monster Mayhem
For three weeks in October, the Children's Museum of Houston offers magic, mystery and… MONSTERS! The grand finale Monster Mash Bash features a hip moving dance party for the kids. 
 
When: October 10-31, 2017
Location: Children's Museum of Houston
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Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo
Enjoy Zoo Boo activities including the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch, the Monster Mural, and more. New Halloween Zoovie nights on October 13 and 21. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo members.
 
Fridays - October 13, 20 & 27
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Saturdays and Sundays - October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: Houston Zoo
Click here for more information
 
Spirits & Skeletons
The biggest Halloween party in town! Dress in your costume and enjoy the night with your friends. From dancing under the dinosaurs to viewing the mummies in the Hall of Ancient Egypt. Spirits & Skeletons is the place to be to celebrate Halloween. Food Trucks, cash bars and live music with The Space Rockers.
 
When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science - Sugar Land
Click here for more information
 
Sugar Land - Tricks, Treats & T-Rex! Halloween Festival
Halloween fun during Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. A spookathon of family fun filled with carnival games, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, costume parade, costume contest, face painting and more. You'll parade through the museum in the Grand Costume Contest with prizes! 
 
When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science - Sugar Land
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7th Annual Halloween Haunted House
Looking for a family event? Pack the car and get into the Halloween spirit and be “scared to death” at this family-friendly haunted house.
 
When: October 1 through November 4
Location: National Museum of Funeral History
Click here for more information
 
BarkHappy Houston Halloween Dog Costume Party
Wear your costumes and bring your pooch for tricks, treats and fun to benefit Adore Houston! The dogs are showcased in a "Halloween Costume Fashion Show." 
 
When: Saturday, October 21
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: FM Kitchen & Bar
Click here for more information
 
7th Annual Houston Halloween Festival!
The Houston Zombie Walk will be putting on their annual Houston Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will feature entertainment and activities for the entire family including live music acts.
 
When: Saturday, October 21
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Location: 19th Street, The Heights
Click here for more information  
 
Halloween Yoga Class
Come for our super fun Halloween class and grand opening, there will be a costume contest, spooky drinks and lite bites.
 
When: Sunday, October 29
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: Goat Yoga Houston
Click here for more information
 
Halloween Monster Mash Parents Night Out
Just for kids!  Bring your favorite spooky scary snack to share with others. Dust off your scariest Halloween costume and take part in a costume contest. 
 
When: Friday, October 27
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Location: Premier Martial Arts-Rosenberg
Click here for more information
 
Pumpkin Patch
 
Late Night Events
 
Back to the 80's Party - Halloween Ball
The 4th edition of the Back to the 80's party is coming back to Houston. Can't wait to see these costumes!
 
When: Friday, October 27
Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Studio 809
Click here for more information
 
Halloween Party at Hotel ZaZa Houston
Experience a live DJ spinning the spooky hits, specialty drinks and delicious bites at The ZaZa's Family haunted mansion this Halloween.
 
When: Friday, October 27
Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Hotel ZaZa Houston
Click here for more information
 
Spooktacular Zumba Party!
Come dressed in a costume for a Halloween Zumba party! Get ready to dance it up to classic spooky music, as well as traditional Latin and Top 40 hits.
 
When: Friday, October 27
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Fred Astaire Dance Studio – The Woodlands
Click here for more information
 
Washington Avenue - Houston Halloween Pub Crawl
Put on your coolest, scariest or sexiest costume and head out to Houston's Washington Avenue for this massive Halloween Pub Crawl with over a half dozen bars.
 
When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 2-9 p.m.
Location: Washington Avenue
Click here for more information
 
Haunted Hotel Derek Houston Halloween
If you're looking for Halloween experience, the Haunted Hotel Derek is one option for the time of your life!
 
When: Saturday, October 28 
Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
Location: Hotel Derek
Click here for more information
 
Pumpkin Patch
 
Pumpkin Patches
 

Zoo Boo Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch

Bring the kids and pick a child-sized pumpkin to paint into a Halloween jack-o-lantern.

Location: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

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Halter Inc.

In 2016, Halter was voted #7 out of 10 of the best pumpkin patches in Houston. The Little Couple filmed an episode at this pumpkin patch. Visit every weekend in October.

Location: 17410 Clay Rd. Houston

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Nature Discovery Center

Admission to Pumpkin Patch is FREE. Games, activities, food and drinks.

Location: 7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire

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Froberg’s Farm

Corn Maze is open weekdays and weekends from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: 3601 West Hwy 6, Alvin

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Old Macdonald’s Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm opened its gates for the first time in Spring of 1991. They are a 15 acre children's delight with a petting zoo, pony rides, train ride and swimming pool.

Location: 3203 FM 1960 East, Humble

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Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

Bring the family out and enjoy eight attractions: Train, Hayride, Petting Zoo, Giant Slide, Mini Slide, Inflatable Corn Maze, Bounce House, and Jump Pad. Enjoy some Tex Mex, Shaved Ice, or Funnel Cakes in the picnic area.

Location: 7632 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring

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Matt Family Orchard

Visit the Harvest Festival including a pumpkin patch, hayride, picnic tables, covered pavilion, campfire, stack of hay for "King of the Hill" game, a nature experience in the country, tire swing, swing set, tetherball and volleyball, board games and a pumpkin to take home!

Location: 21110 Bauer Hockley Road, Tomball

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Pure Pumpkin Patch

The front lawn is covered with thousands of fresh, gorgeous pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The Pure Pumpkin Patch is open Oct 9-31.

Location:  3471 Westheimer Road

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7 Acre Wood

Families can enjoy a 7.5 acre old-fashioned family fun park! Visit the petting zoo, mini golf course, western play town, huge playground, gigantic sandbox, rope slide, horseshoes and much more.

Location: 4401 N. Frazier St., Conroe

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Cypress United Methodist Church

Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. from October 6 - Nov 1, 2017. Proceeds from the sales of pumpkins go toward youth missions and outreach.

Location: 13403 Cypress N. Houston Rd.,Cypress

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P-6 Farms

One of the best U-Pick 'em pumpkin patches. Visit throughuot the month of October.

Location: 9963 Poole's Road, Montgomery

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Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Starting October 16th, the 2017 Good Shepherd Pumpkin Patch features three tons of pumpkins ranging in size from very small to VERY large. Shop in a safe and relaxed environment designed to entertain the entire family. 

Location: 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood

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Dewberry Farm

Enjoy a corn maze and pumpkin patch and family activities. Open to the public weekends only during the Fall season.Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sundays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Open until 9 p.m. on October 14 and 21 for fireworks.

Location: FM 362 & Morrison Rd, Brookshire

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First Christian Church

Schedule your class, group, troop or organization for a visit to the pumpkin patch and leave with a photo keepsake, craft, story and pumpkin.  Call 281-492-2693 to schedule your trip and for more information.

Location: 22101 Morton Ranch Road, Katy

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St. Peter’s United Methodist Church

Student Ministries sponsors the Pumpkin Patch on the front lawn of St. Peter’s. Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins benefit the Student Ministries mission in Jamaica. Open Oct. 9 - 31 (or until all the pumpkins are sold)

Location: 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church

The 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch opens on Friday, October 6, 2017 and is open every weekend through the end of October. The Pumpkin Patch has grown to be the largest pumpkin patch in Ft. Bend County and welcomes over 8,000 visitors each year.

Location: 5653 W. Riverpark Drive, Sugar Land

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Pumpkin Patch

 

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