There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in Spring and Klein, 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.


Haunted house painting class: Painting with a Twist instructors will teach attendees age 16 and older to paint a spooky haunted house on canvas while also holding a trivia night for the television show “American Horror Story” on Oct. 23. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and attendees can bring their own food and drinks. 7-10 p.m. $38-$48. Painting With A Twist, 16740 Champion Forest Drive, Spring. 346-808-7106.

Dia De Los Muertos Black Dinner: An outdoor four-course dinner cooked by chefs Eduardo Palazuelos and David Cordúa will be held at City Place Plaza on Oct. 28. Cocktails will be served, and the event will also feature a traditional Dia De Los Muertos altar and Catrina sugar skull face painting. 6-10 p.m. $150. City Place Plaza, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-524-2800 ext. 415.

Old Town Spring Annual Trick or Treat: Old Town Spring will host its annual trick-or-treat event Oct. 30, for which attendees are encouraged to wear costumes as participating shops pass out candy. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 315 Gentry St., Spring. 832-674-3284.

Haven Trick or Treat Outreach: The Haven Community Church will host its annual Haven Trick or Treat Outreach event on Oct. 30, at which attendees are encouraged to wear costumes as they collect candy. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Haven Community Church, 315 Gentry St., Spring. 713-494-4275.

Misguided Monsters Halloween Happenings: Costumes are encouraged for all ages at the Misguided Monsters Halloween Happenings educational event Oct. 30. Attendees will learn about some of the area’s most misunderstood animals while playing, creating and dissecting.10 a.m.-noon. Free. Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive, Spring. 832-927-4444.

CarnEVIL: Jailhouse Saloon will host its fourth annual CarnEVIL on Oct. 30, featuring a Dress to Kill costume contest at 10 p.m. and performances by The Skinz and The Kaleidoscope Project. 7 p.m. Price TBA. The Jailhouse Saloon, 310 Preston St., Spring. 281-288-0255.

Dia De Los Muertos festival: The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts will host its first Day of the Dead celebration Oct. 30. The outdoor event will consist of family-friendly scavenger hunts, art tutorials and gallery tours. A concert will be held afterward for adults, during which food and drinks will be served; costumes are encouraged. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (family event), 4 p.m. (adult concert). Free. Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322.

Family Movie Night: City Place will host an outdoor family movie night screening of Pixar’s “Coco” on Oct. 31. The event will include complimentary face painting and activities for children. 6 p.m. Free. City Place Plaza,1250 City Place Drive, Spring. 713-524-2800, ext. 415.

Haven Thanksgiving Potluck Service: Haven Community Church will host its annual Haven Thanksgiving Potluck Service on Nov. 24. Attendees are invited to bring a friend and their favorite dish to celebrate with the community at the family event. 10 a.m. Free. The Haven Community Church, 315 Gentry St., Spring. 713-494-4275.


13th Floor Haunted House: Three new attractions, “Dead in the Water,” “Bad Blood” and “The Dollmaker,” will give visitors the chance to brave a haunted river, a city overrun by werewolves and vampires, and a collection of possessed Victorian dolls, respectively, at this seasonal haunted house. 6 p.m.-midnight (Oct. 16); 6:30 p.m.-midnight (Oct. 23); 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (Oct 17 and 24, Nov. 5 and 6); 7-11 p.m. (Oct. 31); 7 p.m.-midnight (Oct. 22, 29 and 30); 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. (Oct. 20, 21, 25-28). $19.99-$29.99.13th Floor Haunted House, 7075 FM 1960 W., Ste. 20, Houston.

The Haunted Trails: A forest pathway twists through morbid scenes and lurks with spooky visitors at this outdoor haunted event. The location’s other attraction, “Psycho Hollow,” offers a colorful alternative for thrill-seekers. 7:30-11 p.m. (Oct. 31); 8-11 p.m. (Sundays and Oct. 21, 27 and 28); 8 p.m.-midnight (Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 16-Nov. 6). $28. The Haunted Trails,11500 Antoine Drive, Houston. 713-618-3323.

Cy-Fair Christian Church Fall Festival: Cy-Fair Christian Church will host its annual fall festival Oct. 30, featuring food, trunk-or-treating and other fall festivities. Costumes are encouraged. 3-6 p.m. Free. Cy-Fair Christian Church, 9730 Grant Road, Houston. 281-890-5397.

Lakewood United Methodist Church Fall Bash: Lakewood United Methodist Church will host its annual Fall Bash on Oct. 30 with trunk-or-treating, music, inflatables, a rock wall and Kona Ice. Costumes are encouraged. 3-7 p.m. Free. Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta Road, Houston. 281-370-2273.

Keller Williams Professionals Trunk or Treat: Keller Williams Professionals will host a family trunk-or-treating event Oct. 30 in which attendees can check out Halloween-themed cars and take care of all of their candy needs. The event will also include a costume contest and a car decoration contest. 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Keller Williams Realty Professionals, 8344 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-444-3900.

St. Dunstan’s Street of Shoppes: Hosted by St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, this 50th annual autumnal celebration Nov. 6 will feature food, games, face painting, crafts and holiday shopping. Funds raised will benefit local outreach groups. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 14301 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston. 281-440-1600.


Lakewood United Methodist Church

11330 Louetta Road, Houston

281-370-2273 •

Hours Oct. 6-31: Mon.-Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. • Free

Plymouth United Church

5927 Louetta Road, Spring

281-251-8147 •

Hours Oct. 3-31: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily • Free

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring

281-370-9141 •

Hours Oct. 1-31: Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • $9 per person age of 2 and older

J&J Nursery

4115 FM 2920, Spring

281-355-6884 •

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Free

TGR Exotic Wildlife Ranch

22115 Sherrod Lane, Spring

281-771-3700 •

Hours: Sat.-Sun. at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.* • $5 (under age 2), $25 (age 2 and older)

*Spots must be reserved in advance online.