S'mores, music and Halloween hauntings: 5 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, Oct. 8-10

The Concert in the Park series resumed this fall. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Concert in the Park series resumed this fall. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Concert in the Park series resumed this fall. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Oct. 8: Enjoy s’mores with a sunset

Participants climbing at Texas TreeVentures in the evening can finish the night with a campfire and s’mores. Participants can climb for two hours before making s’mores. Low enrollment may cause the event to be canceled. 5 p.m. $50. Texas TreeVentures, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-2048. www.texastreeventures.com

Oct. 8: The Haunting at Bear Branch Park begins

The annual Halloween event at Bear Branch Park begins Oct. 8 and will run Fridays and Saturdays until the end of the month. Fast pass options are available for purchase with limited availability. The attraction is intended for guests age 9 and older. 8 p.m. $9. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 8: Create art at a tea party


Children can join the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter for a child-friendly tea event where they can decorate cookies and create handmade art projects at The Woodlands Children’s Museum Mad Hatter tea party. Adults attending the tea party must pay for admission to the museum. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7-$12. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.thewoodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Oct. 9: Celebrate fall in Oak Ridge North

The city of Oak Ridge North will host its eighth annual Fall Festival including games, prizes, train rides and pumpkin decorating. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Marilyn Edgar Park, 26531 Hillside Drive, Oak Ridge North. 281-292-4648. www.oakridgenorth.com

Oct. 10: Catch a concert

Sundays through Oct. 24 The Woodlands Township is hosting the fall series of Concert in the Park at Northshore Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. Glass is prohibited. Organizers note that all concert dates are subject to cancellation, pending local, state and federal orders or declarations in light of pandemic restrictions. On Oct. 10, Mechanix will perform. 5:30 p.m. Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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