Howl-O-Ween, casino night and more: 18 things to do in Cy-Fair this October, November

Stop by Bridgelandu2019s Howl-O-Ween festivalnOak Meadows Park

Stop by Bridgelandu2019s Howl-O-Ween festivalnOak Meadows Park



Oct. 24: Attend a Harris County property tax workshop


The Harris County tax assessor-collector’s office hosts a workshop to educate taxpayers on how property taxes are calculated and how they can lower their tax burdens by protesting and filing for exemptions. 6 p.m. Free. Richard & Meg Weekely Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. 713-274-8000. www.tax.co.harris.tx.us





Oct. 24-26: Shop the Just Between Friends consignment sale


The local shopping event features children’s clothing, baby equipment, maternity items, electronics, books, games, sports equipment and toys. 1-8 p.m. (Oct. 24), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Oct. 25), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Oct. 26). $2 admission (Oct. 24), free admission (Oct. 25-26). Louetta Automotive Sports Complex, 17120 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. 832-302-8121. www.cypress.jbfsale.com





Oct. 25: Celebrate Halloween at the local YMCA


The Langham Creek Family YMCA hosts an evening of family-friendly activities, including trunk-or-treating, food trucks, arts and crafts, and a dance party. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags. 6-8:30 p.m. Free (admission). Langham Creek Family YMCA, 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston. 281-859-6143. www.facebook.com/langhamcreekymca





Oct. 26: Trunk-or-treat with the kids at fall family fest


The community is invited to a family-friendly fall festival, complete with inflatables, food and trunk-or-treat. 5-8 p.m. Free. Houston Northwest Church, 19911 Hwy. 249, Houston. 281-469-3389. www.hnw.org/fall





Oct. 26: Stop by Bridgeland’s Howl-O-Ween festival


More than 6,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which will feature performances from Pets Overboard!, Houston Disc Dogs & Dock Diving and K9 Demonstration, which showcases how dogs assist law enforcement officers. Food trucks will be on-site. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oak Meadows Park, 17730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. www.bridgeland.com





Oct. 26: Attend a fall festival at The Ark Fellowship


Trunk-or-treating, free concessions, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch, live music and an outdoor showing of the movie “Cars” are planned for the family festival. 4:30-9 p.m. Free (admission). The Ark Fellowship, 13237 Kluge Road, Cypress. 281-213-3533. www.thearkfellowship.org





Oct. 26: See classic cars and vintage guitars


The Guitars N’ Cars Auto Show celebrates local veterans with proceeds benefiting U.S. VETS-Houston. Classic cars, vintage guitars, food trucks, children’s activities and live music are featured throughout the day. Noon-6 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (children, veterans). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 213-542-2615. www.guitarsncars.org





Oct. 27: Cheer on triathlon participants in Fairfield


The event features a triathlon and duathlon centered around Bradford Lakes in Fairfield. 7:30 a.m. $70-$80 (individual participants). Fairfield Athletic Club, 16055 Mason Road, Cypress. 281-433-1415. www.fairfieldtri.com





Oct. 27: Visit St. Aidan’s annual fall festival


Market booths, food trucks, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, trunk-or-treat, live music, a cake walk, a silent auction and other activities are available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13131 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-3203. www.aidanschurch.org/fallfest





Oct. 27: Stroll through a pumpkin patch in Cypress


Pumpkin Fest features trunk-or-treat, a dance party, inflatables, carnival games, food trucks and a bake sale. Photo opportunities will be available in the pumpkin patch. 5-7 p.m. Free (admission). Cypress United Methodist Church, 13403 Cypress North Houston Road, Cypress. 281-469-6014. www.cypressunited.org





Nov. 1-4: Catch ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at a local high school


Cypress Ranch High School Theatre presents the classic Disney musical. 7 p.m. (Nov. 1, 2, 4), 1 p.m. (Nov. 2), 2 p.m. (Nov. 3). $15 (mezzanine seating), $20 (orchestra seating). Cypress Ranch High School, 10700 Fry Road, Cypress. http://cyranchtheatre.ludus.com





Nov. 2: Support Relay for Life at Pooches & Pints


PetSuites Houston Cy-Fair hosts contests, raffles, music and other activities at a fundraiser for Relay for Life. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). Murdoch’s Backyard Pub, 18541 Mueschke Road, Cypress. www.facebook.com/petsuiteshoustoncyfair





Nov. 5: Vote in state, local elections


Cy-Fair voters have the chance to vote on 10 amendments to the state constitution, a bond referendum for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and four board of trustees seats for Cy-Fair ISD. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. www.harrisvotes.com





Nov. 5: Support Cy-Hope at a golf tournament


Registration for the annual Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Shootout includes lunch, beverages, dinner, raffle, player gifts and a round of golf with celebrities. Proceeds benefit Cy-Hope. 10 a.m. (registration), 5:30 p.m. (dinner). BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. $500 (individual player), $2,000 (team of four plus a celebrity), $25 (spouse dinner admission). 713-466-4673. www.cy-hope.org





Nov. 6: Get friends together for a local ladies night


Langham Creek ACE Hardware hosts its 12th annual ladies night event, complete with food samples, discounted holiday merchandise, complimentary valet parking, door prizes and musical performances from local school groups. 6-9 p.m. Free (admission). Langham Creek ACE Hardware, 18020 FM 529, Cypress. 281-855-6801. www.facebook.com/lcacehardware





Nov. 9: Attend a casino night to benefit FACES


The Foundation for Autism Care, Education and Services hosts a fundraiser featuring a seated dinner, an open bar, live and silent auctions, raffles, gambling and dancing. Proceeds benefit the local nonprofit. 6 p.m. $125. Red Oak Ballroom at City Centre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Houston. 281-757-6750. www.facesautism.org





Nov. 14: Attend a nostalgic 1940s concert


The Salyards Middle School Choir presents “Sentimental Journey – A Musical Tribute to the Greatest Generation,” featuring 1940s music accompanied by a live swing band in honor of the 75th anniversary of World War II. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Salyards Middle School, 21757 Fairfield Place, Cypress. 281-373-2432. http://salyards.cfisd.net





Visit the Texas Renaissance Festival


The Texas Renaissance Festival returned for its 45th season Oct. 5, spanning nine weekends through Dec. 1.

Festival basics
Gates open: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gate admission: $34 (adult), $17 (ages 5-12), free (age 4 and younger)
Free admission: children age 12 and younger every Sunday
Additional costs: games, rides and food

  • Free parking

  • Camping packages available


Festival policies

  • Re-entry allowed until 6 p.m.

  • No pets

  • Festival held rain or shine

  • No handguns

  • Swords must be sheathed and peace-tied

  • No outside food or drink


Weekend lineup
October
26-27: All Hallows Eve

November
2-3: Return to the Renaissance*
9-10: Heroes and Villains
16-17: Barbarian Invasion
23-24: Highland Fling
29-Dec. 1: Celtic Christmas
*New theme to celebrate the 45th anniversary


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By Shawn Arrajj

Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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