TO-DO LIST: 8 events to attend in Conroe, Montgomery from mid-October to November

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Festival featuring four wineries, four breweries and one distillery Nov. 7-8. (Courtesy Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce)
The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Festival featuring four wineries, four breweries and one distillery Nov. 7-8. (Courtesy Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce)

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Festival featuring four wineries, four breweries and one distillery Nov. 7-8. (Courtesy Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce)

Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30: Visit a haunted car wash

Bubble King Car Wash presents an evening haunted tunnel with characters mingling inside and outside the facility. Attendees can dress up and enjoy the Halloween fun while staying within their vehicle. 8-10:30 p.m. $20 per vehicle. 19868 Eva St., Montgomery. www.facebook.com/montgomerytexas

Oct. 17: Go trick or treating

Join the city of Conroe for the annual Trick or Treat Trail, which will take place as a drive-thru event. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and decorate their vehicles. Health and safety guidelines, including remaining in vehicles at all times, will be in place. 2-4 p.m. A movie will follow at 7:15 p.m. Free. Carl Barton Jr. Park, 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe. www.cityofconroe.org

Oct. 20: Celebrate a grand opening


The University of St. Thomas will mark its opening of a microcampus with opening festivities and tours. The event is open to the public. 11 a.m. Free. 336 N. Main St., Conroe. www.stthom.edu

Oct. 30: Vote early

The last day of in-person early voting is Oct. 30. Montgomery County residents can early vote at any early-voting location in the county. https://elections.mctx.org

Oct. 31: Enjoy a fall festival

7 Acre Wood hosts its 20th annual Thrill at the Mill event at its outdoor family fun park, featuring a petting zoo, a playground, mini golf and a vendor market as well as paintball, hay rides and other activities for a cost. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). 4401 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-890-2326. www.7acrewood.org

Oct. 31: Participate in fall activities

Historic Montgomery businesses welcome children accompanied by adults to trick or treat in the downtown area. A parade, a car show and Sip N Stroll are also planned. 10 a.m. (parade), 1-4 p.m. (trick-or-treating), 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Sip N Stroll). Free. Downtown Montgomery. www.facebook.com/historicmontgomerytx

Nov. 7-8: Attend winefest

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Historic Montgomery Wine & Music Festival featuring four wineries, four breweries and one distillery. Different than previous years, attendees will travel to nine locations for samples within a 20-minute drive from Montgomery. Times vary. $50 (weekend passport). Locations vary. https://montgomerywinefest.com

November 12: Learn about mental health

The Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention Task Force of Montgomery County and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service present a community help expo about navigating behavioral health, including breakout sessions, a panel discussion, an art exhibit and a resource fair. The event is available in person and virtually with registration. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.communityhelp.org
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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