Trick or treat? Have your pick of both with 5 Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto Halloween events

Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five "spooktacular" Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five "spooktacular" Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five "spooktacular" Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five spooktacular Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Oct. 30: Have a festive ball this fall

Take fall festivities to new heights with the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department's annual Fall Fun Festival, hosted this year at the Dell Diamond parking lot. Carnival games, hayrides, snacks and entertainments will be provided, all in line with the event's Under the Sea theme. Social distancing measures will be administered, and guests are asked to wear face coverings. Visitors are also recommended to bring a canned good to donate to the Round Rock Food Pantry. The event is catered to toddlers and preschoolers. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5540. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/fall-fun-festival-2020

Oct. 30: Take a trip through time with a “War of the Worlds” broadcast

Round Rock's Meridian World School Theater will bring the magic of the performing arts into guests' homes this year with a "The War of the Worlds" performance. It pays homage to the October 1938 original broadcast at the Mercury Theatre on the Air, famously known for Orson Welles' dramatic retelling of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds." Meridian World School Theater will stream its performance Oct. 30, the same date as the original radio broadcast. The streamed radio broadcast will remain online from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 30. $2.95 per device. www.broadwayondemand.com/series/ijpGFsm6bSRO-war-of-the-worlds-the-panic-broadcast--meridian-world-school?channel=watch-now


OCT. 31: Treat yourself to some Halloween candy

Sink your teeth into this: Hutto will host its annual Treats on Live Oak Street as a drive-thru event this year. Guests can put their scariest and most creative costumes on display while decorating their cars and receiving some sweet treats. Due to the pandemic, visitors must remain in their cars at all times. 5-7 p.m. Free. Hutto City Hall, 500 W. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4008. www.facebook.com/events/995268420947564

OCT. 31: Honor your ancestry on the Day of the Dead

Expand your knowledge this Halloween and learn more about the historic and cultural significance of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz will explain the history, stories and traditions affiliated with the Mexican holiday. 11-11:45 a.m. Free. www.facebook.com/pflugervillelibrary

OCT. 31: Drive your way to some festive treats

This is not a trick: Pflugerville will host a drive-thru trick-or-treating event this year at the Pflugerville Public Library's parking lot. Families are encouraged to dress up as they drive through the event and collect candy safely from their vehicles. Staff and volunteers participating in the event will wear masks and gloves. 1-4 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/25832/213
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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