Rock concerts to trunk or treats: 6 events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto Oct. 24-Nov. 1

Southern rock artist, Read Southall Band will join country group Pecos & The Rooftops at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater Oct. 24. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
Southern rock artist, Read Southall Band will join country group Pecos & The Rooftops at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater Oct. 24. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

Southern rock artist, Read Southall Band will join country group Pecos & The Rooftops at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater Oct. 24. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

Whether you are looking to give back this fall to area nonprofit organizations or putting your spookiest Halloween costume on display, there is an area event right for you. Here are six things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this week.

OCT. 24 | Combat hunger while hiking

Lace up your sneakers and go on a stroll with the Round Rock Police Department and the U.S. Army as part of the 2020 Hike for Hunger Food Drive. Participants will go on a 2-mile hike while carrying backpacks full of food, with the course running from the U.S. Army Round Rock Recruiting Center to the Round Rock Area Serving Center. All proceeds benefit the serving center. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. U.S. Army Round Rock Center, 2000 S. I-35, Ste. M-2, Round Rock. 512-218-5500. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/2020-hike-for-hunger-food-drive

OCT. 24 | Curb your Halloween sweet tooth

It is not a trick: Round Rock’s annual Trunk or Treat is back this year as a drive-thru edition. Collect your candy and view decorated car trunks on display, courtesy of Round Rock Operation Blue Santa. Both toys and monetary donations are welcomed. 5-8 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Safety Training Center, 2801 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-218-5500. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/2020-drive-thru-trunk-or-treat


OCT. 24 | Put on your dancing shoes

Put on your dancing shoes or cowboy boots and head on out to spend an evening grooving with southern rock artist Read Southall Band. The concert also features performances from country group Pecos & The Rooftops. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Brushy Creek Amphitheater, 1001 CR 137, Hutto. www.facebook.com/events/2863924197264284

OCT. 24 | Embrace your inner car buff

What better way to spend a Saturday than with a classic car show? Top Notch Hamburgers will partner up with Hutto’s Co-Op District and Southside Market & Barbeque for live music and a pre-1972 car show, with proceeds benefiting the Hutto Resource Center. 3-10 p.m. Free. The Co-Op District, 420 Hwy. 79, Hutto. www.facebook.com/topnotchaustin/posts/4578013898906744

OCT. 26-NOV. 1: Show off a spooktacular Halloween costume

Whether silly or spooky, put your finest Halloween costume on display as part of the Pflugerville Public Library’s “Pfrightening Pfall” costume contest. Post a photo of your costume in the contest’s Facebook event for consideration, where awards will be handed out for first, second and third place in the following categories: scariest costume; most original costume; best group costume; best pet costume; and people’s choice, or the photo with most likes in any category. Free. 512-990-6375. www.facebook.com/events/4876183975725361

OCT. 29 | Explore the ghosts of Latin American history

Delve into the history of Latin American haunted folklore with bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz and the Pflugerville Public Library. The virtual event will revisit the tales of “the ghosts of obsessive and vengeful men and women wander free, scaring travelers and taking along with them those who dare to confront them,” per the event description. 7-7:45 p.m. Free, registration required. Age 18 and older. 512-990-6375. www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/25758/213
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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