Oct. 28: Downtown New Braunfels Spooktacular
From 5-6:30 p.m. more than a dozen businesses, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department will participate in the annual downtown trick-or-treating event that provides children with a safe place to celebrate Halloween. The city will also host a virtual costume contest for children ages 0-13 and families. Signs with a QR registration code will be available downtown and winners will be announced Nov. 1. Free. Downtown New Braunfels. 830-221-4000. For more information, visit the event FaceBook page.
Oct. 30: Halloween 5K and Lil’ Monster 1K
Beginning at 8 a.m., racers can participate in a 5K or 1K race while wearing their Halloween costumes. The run will travel through Gruene and will be followed by a best-costume contest. Check in begins at 6:45 a.m. and the costume contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. $10-$30, depending on race selected and registration date. Visit the Athlete Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. 830-629-999. Guild website to sign up.
Oct. 30: Oakwood Fall Fest
Wear a Halloween costume to Oakwood Church’s annual Fall Fest. Hosted by Oakwood Kids Ministry, the event will include games, bounce houses, rides, trunk or treat, and food trucks. 2-5 p.m. Free. 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels. 830-625-0267. www.oakwoodnb.com
Oct. 30: Halloween Festival and Night Market
Hosted by Hill Country Conferences, NB PetFest and more, this Halloween event will include entertainment for all ages. Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, a foam party, games, inflatables, food trucks, a night market, and more. 5-9 p.m. Free, though donations of canned goods are encouraged. Gruene Outpost River Lodge, 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels. [email protected] Visit the event FaceBook page for more information.
Oct. 31: Krause’s Halloween Costume Party
Visit Krause’s Cafe on Halloween for live music by The Alli Mattice Band, spooky drink specials and a chance to participate in the costume contest. Participants must register with the hostess upon arrival and the contest will begin at 7:15 p.m. Free to enter. 148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-625-2807. www.krausescafe.com