The global pandemic has affected so many of this year's activities and traditions, forcing many closures and alterations.
However, there are still activities happening all across the area to help celebrate the spooky holiday season.
No matter how you'll be celebrating this year, make sure you're staying safe with proper social distancing and the use of facial coverings
Here are some things to do in the Austin area this fall:
Shock Cinema Series Drive-In Experience
If you’re looking for something fun to do this October AND support a good cause check out the Shock Cinema Series Drive-in Series! Snag your tickets quick! 80% of any profit from tickets go directly to our six featured nonprofit programs as a suggested donation. Ticket(s) also include popcorn and candy.
Barton Hill Farms
Barton Hill Farms has added some new features this year with heightened safety features. The corn maze this year has a Scooby Doo theme, and there are thousands of pumpkins at the Jumbo Jumping Pillow. The pumpkin patch is open until mid-November.
(1115 FM 969 in Bastrop)
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is a great source of family fun this fall season. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy looking at the nocturnal animals, a haunted train ride, and a walk through the mansion. Boo at the Zoo will last until October 26th and tickets are limited.
(10808 Rawhide Trail in Austin)
Here are three places to go trick-or-treating this year in the Austin area:
Walmart will be transforming 100 of its store parking lots into "spooky street" trick-or-treat adventures. The event will be "contact-free and socially distanced", according to a spokesperson for the event. To see a list of specific locations and times, click here.
Trick or Treat Trail hosted by Healing with Horses Ranch
Trick or Treat Trail hosted by Healing with Horses Ranch is inviting guests to come trick-or-treating down one of the ranch's accessible and inclusive trails. There will be a QR code scavenger hunt as well. The event is in Manor on October 31st from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
(10014 Farm to Market Road 973)
Socially Distanced Trunk or Treat with SignatureCare!
Socially Distanced Trunk or Treat will be on Saturday, October 24th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Pflugerville. SignatureCare is partnering with local businesses to keep kids safe while offering holiday entertainment. Handouts and goodies will be sanitized beforehand, and the employees will be masked and gloves while passing them out.
(21315 Texas 130 #Bldg. 4)