Fall activities: Your 2019 guide to autumn events in south Montgomery County

Hollywood Horror: Frights, Camera, Action!

Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26: Attendees can explore a haunted trail walk featuring horror movie scares. 8-10 p.m. $9.

Bear Branch Park
5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

Houston Symphony: Hocus Pocus Pops

Oct. 18: The Houston Symphony performs a Halloween-themed concert. 7:30 p.m. (gates 6 p.m.). $20.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

The Woodlands Fall Market & Fair

Oct. 19: Visitors can join Christ Church United Methodist in welcoming the fall season with a fair and market. Booths for vendors and crafts will be set up alongside a pumpkin patch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

Murder Mystery: Death at the Disco

Oct. 25: Guests can use their investigative skills in a murder mystery event hosted by Dancing Thru Life.  6-8 p.m. $49.

Jasper’s The Woodlands
9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands

Tandem Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 26: Families can take an aquatic trick-or-treat outing on Lake Woodlands in tandem kayaks. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $35 (resident), $40 (nonresident)

Riva Row Boat House
2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 26: Children can grab their costumes and gather treats from more than 30 The Woodlands-area vendors. Carnival games, crafts and a costume contest are available. 2-6 p.m.

Northshore Park
2505 Lake Woodlands Drive,The Woodlands.

Family pumpkin carving

Oct. 30: Members of the community can join Christ Church United Methodist for pumpkin carving and pizza. Donations are encouraged to help cover costs. 6-7:30 p.m.

Christ Church United Methodist
6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands

Monster Mash Trick-or-Treat Stop

Oct. 31: The event’s Halloween festivities include games, crafts and a costume contest. 5-8 p.m.

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands

Children’s Museum SpookTacular

Oct. 31: The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts a day of activities. Games, entertainment and prizes will be offered. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 (members), $10 (non-members), free (children under age 1)

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands

Pumpkin patches near The Woodlands

J&J Nursery

4115 FM 2920, Spring

Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring

Fridays in October, 4-7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. in October, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $7 entry (pumpkins and attractions sold separately)


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