15 spooky, fall and holiday events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia through mid-November

Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up and collect candy from decorated trunks in a Halloween trunk or treat event hosted by Medella Urgent Care–Magnolia on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Medella Urgent Care-Magnolia)
Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up and collect candy from decorated trunks in a Halloween trunk or treat event hosted by Medella Urgent Care–Magnolia on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Medella Urgent Care-Magnolia)

Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up and collect candy from decorated trunks in a Halloween trunk or treat event hosted by Medella Urgent Care–Magnolia on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Medella Urgent Care-Magnolia)

Through Oct. 31

Enjoy fall activities

Magnolia’s First Baptist Church pumpkin patch is open on weekends with food, hay rides, “punkin’ chunkin’” and photo opportunities. The patch is open weekdays for pumpkins and photos. Magnolia’s First will also host a festival Oct. 31 from 2-5 p.m. featuring bounce houses, children’s games and candy. 4-7 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), noon-6 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) Free. 18525 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-8543. www.m1bc.org

Through Nov. 1

Enjoy fall activities


The Oil Ranch in Hockley offers a weekend pumpkin patch with hay rides, a petting zoo, a stockyard maze and other activities for children. Tickets are available online. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). $12.25-$24.38. 23501 Macedonia Road, Hockley. 281-859-1616. www.oilranch.com

Through Nov. 21

Get lost in a corn maze

Supported by the Salem Lutheran Church Children’s Ministry, the Tomball Corn Maze is a 5-acre, man-made maze on Lutheran Church Road in Tomball. For this year’s fifth anniversary, the theme for maze is “Down on the Farm” in honor of farmers and cowboys. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). $6-$12. Salem Lutheran Church, 2601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball. 346-800-2676. https://tomballcornmaze.com

Oct. 25

Catch a car show

Delayed from April, The Tomball Lions Club will host its annual car show at Tomball High School. In addition to barbecue and beverages, the car show will also feature live music by a DJ. All car years and models are welcome to participate in a number of trophy-winning contests, such as Best Paint, Best Interior and Best of Show. 8 a.m. (registration). Free (entry), $25 (car registration). 20220 Quinn Road, Tomball. 713-410-6542. https://tomballlionsclub.org

Oct. 30

Drive-thru tricks and treats

Tomball will host a “Drive-Boo” trick-or-treating event in which participants can receive candy in a drive-thru fashion. Children are encouraged to come in costumes. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Juergen’s Park, 1331 Ulrich Road, Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Oct. 31

Celebrate Halloween

2920 Roadhouse hosts a Witches and Warlocks Halloween Bash with a children’s Halloween party featuring candy, a bounce house and hay rides. Live music from the Kenny Martin Band is scheduled that evening. Free (children’s activities), $10 (live music). Noon-5 p.m. (children’s activities), 7-11 p.m. (music). 21835 FM 2920, Hockley. 281-909-4199. https://2920roadhouse.com

Oct. 31

Support animals

Local nonprofit Abandoned Animal Rescue will be hosting a Hiss & Howloween Spooktacular in celebration of Halloween this year featuring a dog play group, a live DJ and children’s games. Event attendees are asked to bring a donation item upon entry. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Abandoned Animal Rescue, 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org

Oct. 31

Trunk or treat

Medella Urgent Care hosts a Halloween trunk or treat. Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up and collect candy from vehicle trunks and other vendors. Prizes will be given for best costumes and trunk decorations. Social distancing and face coverings will be maintained. 3-6 p.m. Free (entry), $25 (vendor/trunk registration). 18535 FM 1488, Magnolia. 346-808-3670. www.medellauc.com/magnolia-location

Nov. 3

Vote in elections

Registered voters in Tomball and Magnolia can weigh in on local, state and federal elections. Find sample ballots and polling information at www.harrisvotes.com and https://elections.mctx.org.

Nov. 6

Take a ghost tour of Tomball

Take a spooky walking tour through Tomball lead by Houston Ghost Tour. The hourlong tours take place on weekends starting Nov. 6 and are open for all ages. Tour attendees can expect to hear ghost stories at local locations such as Granny’s Korner Antiques & More and the Tomball Railroad Depot Plaza. 9-10 p.m. $20. Tomball Railroad Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-770-1324. https://houstonghosttour.com/tours/tomball

Nov. 7

Go holiday shopping

The second annual Holiday Cheer Market hosted by the Concordia Cheerleading Program will feature local vendors with items such as clothing, home decor and handmade crafts. Event attendees also have the chance to win door prizes. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 (admission). Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-351-2547. www.clhs-tx.org

Nov. 7

Attend a holiday bazaar

Magnolia High School’s Texas Star Dance Team will host its fifth annual Holiday Bazaar featuring specialty boutiques, photos with Santa and a tug of war tournament, among other activities. In addition to food trucks, the event will also include a car show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 (admission). Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/texasstarsholidaybazaar

Nov. 12-22

Catch a play at the theater

The National Youth Theater will present two performances of the “Grimm Fairy Tales.” “Grimm Fairy Tales Jr.,” featuring a younger cast, will be performed at Freedom Church, 8103 FM 1488, Magnolia, on Nov. 12-14. “Grimm Fairy Tales” will take place at Concordia Lutheran High School on Nov. 20-22 at 700 E. Main St., Tomball. $12-$18. 7 p.m. (Nov. 12-13, 20); 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (Nov. 14, 21-22). 832-510-7794. www.nationalyouththeater.org

Nov. 20

Kickstart the holidays virtually

The city of Tomball presents its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Depot virtually this year, live-streaming music by Cool Freddie E & The Crew, an address by the mayor and the lighting of the tree. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/tomballtexanforfun

Nov. 21

Thank a soldier

The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia will host its first annual community appreciation event known as “The Way Gives Thanks” in late November. Children can participate in games, activities and write thank-you cards to soldiers deployed overseas. Free. Noon-2 p.m. The Way Family Dojo, 32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 346-345-7100. https://thewayfamilydojo.com


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