9 things to do in Georgetown this weekend, Oct. 27-30

Halloween is right around the corner, and fall weather is in the air. There is a little something for everyone in Georgetown this week.

Here are some of the highlights:

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Halloween Festival
Oct. 27

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is putting on the event featuring hayrides, a showing of “Hotel Transylvania 2,” a trick-or-treat village and a costume contest.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Free (to enter, booths and hayride charge fees). Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3595. www.parks.georgetown.org

Rider Cup Classic
Oct. 28

ROCK's fifth annual Rider Cup Classic benefits ROCK on Veterans, a therapeutic horsemanship program, the golf event includes gifts, boxed lunches and a light dinner during the awards ceremony.

11:30 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $125 (individual), $500 (foursome). Cowan Creek Golf Club, 1433 Cool Spring Way. 512-930-7625. www.rockride.org

Boo Run
Oct. 29

Hosted by the Exceptional Georgetown Alliance, the 1-mile/5K run raises funds to offset the cost of summer camps for students in the Georgetown area as well as help to fund other recreational activities. A children’s costume contest and race awards will follow the event.

8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (5K chip-timed race), 10 a.m. (1-mile fun run). Prices vary. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-686-3468. www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org

A Ghoulish Night of Tricks and Treats
Oct. 29

Hosted by the Wolf Ranch Town Center, guests can experience a night of tricks, treats and Halloween entertainment at this event, which features trick-or-treating, custom treat bags, a magic show, performers, music, food vendors, a costume contest, a dog parade, a pet costume contest and children’s craft table.

5-9 p.m. (full event), 6-8 p.m. (trick or-treating). Free. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave. 512-930-8038. www.wolfranchtowncenter.com

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First Responders breakfast
Oct. 29

The San Gabriel Masonic Lodge is hosting a free breakfast to honor the men and women of Georgetown who serve as public safety officers, firefighters and EMS first responders.

9 a.m. San Gabriel Masonic Lodge, 900 N. College St., Georgetown. 512-560-4511. www.sangabriel89.org

Boo Bash
Oct. 30

Visit the Georgetown Square in costume and take part in trick-or-treating as merchants stay open for the evening.

5-8 p.m. Free. The Square. 512-868-8675. www.downtowngeorgetown associationtx.org

Here are some regional events happening in the area:

Cross Country Championships
Oct. 29

Southwestern's men's and women's cross country teams are hosting the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's championships.

9 a.m. (men), 10 a.m. (women). Free. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.southwesternpirates.com

Chili Cook Off
Oct. 29

San Gabriel River Brewery will host its first annual chili cook off benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County. Teams will compete in a people's choice vote for the best chili.
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $10 (children 10 and under are free and admission ticket will get you a taste of any or all the chili and one drink from the taproom). $35 (teams of any number of people). Tickets available at the door only. San Gabriel River Brewery, 500 Chaparral Drive, Liberty Hill. 512-627-9384.

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Beer Rally
Oct. 29

The American Homebrewers Association is hosting the rally to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. The event features a brewery tour, beer samples, and prizes.

1-4 p.m. Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online or sign up for a discounted member rate at the event. Live Oak Brewing Co., 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle. 303-447-0816. www.homebrewersassociation.org


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