Here's your 2021 guide to fall activities in the Lake Houston area

There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in the Lake Houston area, whether checking out a family-friendly festival, facing fears at a spooky haunted house or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather. (Courtesy Fotolia)
There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in the Lake Houston area, whether checking out a family-friendly festival, facing fears at a spooky haunted house or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather. (Courtesy Fotolia)

There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in the Lake Houston area, whether checking out a family-friendly festival, facing fears at a spooky haunted house or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather. (Courtesy Fotolia)

There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in the Lake Houston area, whether checking out a family-friendly festival, facing fears at a spooky haunted house or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather. The information for each event is accurate as of press time and is subject to change.

NEW CANEY

Tricks & Treats Drive Thru:
Trick-or-treaters are welcome to visit this drive-thru-style Halloween event hosted by the East Montgomery County Improvement District on Oct. 26. Volunteers will hand out candy to cars as they pass through a line of tents. 7 p.m. Free. Randall Reed Stadium, 21360 Valley Ranch Parkway, New Caney. 281-354-4419. www.emctx.com

HUMBLE

Atascocita United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat: This annual event will feature a trunk-or-treat for children to receive candy as well as face painting, games and food Oct. 24. 3-5 p.m. Free. Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive, Humble. 281-852-1000. www.aumc.org


Trick-or-Treat Game Show: Harris County Precinct 4 Encore is inviting anyone age 50 and older to the precinct’s first game show event and lunch Oct. 27. Wear creepy, magical or otherworldly costumes to compete in a costume contest for prizes awarded to the scariest, most original and best overall costumes. No alcohol will be permitted at the event. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Deerbrook Mall-O-Ween: Bring the family dressed in their spookiest, cutest and silliest costumes to Deerbrook Mall in Humble on Oct. 30 for trick-or-treating, games and activities for children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Deerbrook Mall, 20131 Hwy. 59 N., Humble. 281-446-6626. www.shopdeerbrookmall.com

Woodlands Church Atascocita Fall Festival: Candy, games and inflatables will be at the 2021 fall festival held by the Woodlands Church, Atascocita campus on Oct. 30-31. A costume contest will be held during the church’s regular service. 6 p.m. (Oct. 30), 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Oct. 31). Free. Woodlands Church Atascocita, 18111 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble. 281-404-7700. www.wc.org

Autumn Scarecrows painting course: Learn how to paint a cheery scarecrow with the whole family at this group art lesson at Painting With A Twist on Nov. 6. Participants can bring their own snacks and drinks, and the event is geared for ages 6 and older. 10 a.m.-noon. $37-$57. Painting With A Twist, 6850 FM 1960 E., Ste. A, Humble. 832-777-1838. www.paintingwithatwist.com

PORTER

Purgatory Scream Park:
Visit the largest haunted attraction in the state between Oct. 22-Nov. 6 with this 30- to 40-minute route plagued with scary characters such as Kill Count and Lester the Jester. 8-11:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 8-10 p.m. (Sun. and Nov. 5-6). $40. Purgatory Scream Park, 1965 Northpark Drive, Porter. 281-622-6186. www.purgatoryscreampark.com

KINGWOOD

Good Shepherd Church Fall Festival: Come out to Good Shepherd Church on Oct. 23 for live music, obstacle courses, moonwalks, face painting, a bake sale, craft vendors, a petting zoo and games. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Good Shepherd Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. 281-358-3154. www.goodshepherdkingwood.org

Boofest Kingwood: Bring the whole family to Town Center Park on Oct. 30 dressed in their best costumes to enjoy seasonal shopping, food, a mini pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating. Hosted by Koutour Event, Boofest will also feature a trackless train. 4-9 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.koutourevent.com

Halloween party: Put on spooky Halloween garb and compete to win the title of best costume at this event hosted by Harley-Davidson of Kingwood on Oct. 30. The event will also feature trunk-or-treating for children and food and drinks. 3-6 p.m. Free. Harley-Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines Drive, Kingwood. 877-912-6634. www.kingwoodharley.com

Haunted Halloween: Hay rides will be held at Papa Murphy’s of Kingwood on Oct. 30 along with Halloween-themed games, a trunk-or-treat and a costume contest. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Papa Murphy’s Pizza, 4652 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. 281-570-4163. www.papamurphys.com

Fall Picnic at the Park: Visit Second Baptist Church-North Campus in Kingwood on Oct. 31 to enjoy inflatables, face painting, hayrides, a petting zoo and a pumpkin patch. Food, including catfish, barbecue, hot dogs, kettle corn and funnel cakes, will be available for purchase. 12:15 p.m. Free. Second Baptist Church-North Campus, 22770 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood. 713-465-3408. www.second.org

Kingwood Harvest Market: Local shops will bring a variety of jewelry, clothes, food and bath items to their booths for this outdoor market hosted by Koutour Event on Nov. 13. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.koutourevent.com

Kingwood Fall Market: Enjoy a selection of ciders, mochas and hot chocolate while getting a head start on holiday shopping Nov. 14. Local crafters and small businesses will be on hand, offering a wide selection of items at the event.1-5 p.m. Free. Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 346-600-2366. www.towncenterevents.com

ATASCOCITA

Halloween BBQ Celebration:
Children can trick-or-treat and have their picture taken in a spooky photo booth at this event hosted by Tin Roof BBQ on Oct. 23. A Halloween costume contest for children will be held at 7 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Free. Tin Roof BBQ, 18918 Town Center Blvd., Atascocita. 281-852-5577. www.tinroofbbqtexas.com

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Old MacDonald’s Farm

3203 FM 1960 E., Humble

281-446-4001 • www.oldmacdonaldsfarmtexas.com

Hours through Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • $14.90 per person age 18 months and older

Lake Houston United Methodist Church

23606 FM 2100, Huffman

281-324-1541 • www.lakehoustonumc.com

Hours through Oct. 31: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.) • Free

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood

281-358-3154

www.goodshepherdkingwood.org

Hours through Oct. 31: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily • Free

Warren’s Southern Gardens

1675 Northpark Drive, Kingwood

281-354-6111 • www.warrenssoutherngardens.com

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily • Free

Town Center Park

8 N. Main St., Kingwood

346-600-2366

Hours: 4-9 p.m. (Oct. 31) • Free
By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.



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