5 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, Oct. 28-30

Make the most of the weekend leading up to Halloween with these events happening in The Woodlands.

Haunted Trail at Bear Branch
Oct. 28-29

Celebrate this Halloween tradition with a guide-led tour through a haunted trail. This year’s theme is “Trail of Treachery: The Cursed Wood.” This event is recommended for children age 9 and older.

8-10 p.m. $8 (Ticket sales stop at 9:30 p.m. nightly). Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

Truck or Treat
Oct. 30

Eat your way through Town Green Park, where more than 15 food trucks will be open. This Halloween event will also feature a costume contest judged by this year’s hometown heroes. Other activities include pumpkin bowling, bounce houses and trick or treating. TVs tuned into Sunday’s sports will be on, and two stages will be set up for live music.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10 (adults), Free (children age 10 and under), teachers, military, police and first responders get in free with a valid I.D. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-594-3165. www.4wheelsfoodfest.com

Tracy Byrd at Dosey Doe
Oct. 28

Country music singer Tract Byrd, known for hits such as “The Keeper of the Stars,” will perform songs from his repertoire at the Big Barn. Ward Davis is lined up as the opening act.

6 p.m. $88-$148. Dosey Doe Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands. 281-367-3774. www.doseydoe.com

Illuminate 5K
Oct. 29

This year’s Illuminate Nations' 5K will raise money for four orphanages in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It will also benefit a school program in disadvantaged regions of India.

6:30-8 p.m. $30 (per person), $25 (per person in a group of four). Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. 540-695-0135. www.illuminatenations.org.

Walk MS: The Woodlands
Oct. 29

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Apollo Hospital will host Walk MS in The Woodlands with a goal of raising $150,000 for MS research. One-mile and 3-mile options are available for participants.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration fee; walkers raise an average of $250. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 1-800-344-4867. www.main.nationalmssociety.org.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


The Firework Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Celebrate dad, see Fourth of July fireworks: 12 things to do in The Woodlands area this June and July

Events in The Woodlands area in June and July include celebrations for Father's Day and the Fourth of July.

The Woodlands Township board of directors will meet June 17. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands to resume incorporation planning sessions June 17

After a break of more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Woodlands Township will resume its incorporation planning meetings June 17.

ShareTea opened in Metropark Square in early June. (Courtesy ShareTea)
ShareTea now open in Metropark Square

ShareTea opened June 7 at the Metropark Square in The Woodlands.

Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened a second location. (Courtesy Avanti Italian Kitchen)
Avanti Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opens second location in The Woodlands

The new location comes after the original location receive positive reception from the Creekside community.

The Shenandoah City Council approved a resolution regarding an updated thoroughfare plan June 9. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council weighs in on Montgomery County's 2021 thoroughfare plan

Among the projects opposed by the council is an I-45 overpass from Vision Park Drive.

Taco Bueno sells tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more unique items, including the Muchaco, a taco made with a soft pita-like shell. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Taco Bueno coming to Katy and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

Sen. Brandon Creighton announced his re-election campaign for Texas Senate District 4 on June 10. (Courtesy Brandon Creighton)
'Unfinished business remains': Brandon Creighton aims at re-election for Texas Senate District 4

Creighton announced his plans to run for re-election to serve his third term for the 88th Texas Legislature.

Q&A: Dirk Lange, president and CEO of KBI Biopharma, talks about biotech growth in The Woodlands

KBI Biopharma began operating at its site in The Woodlands in 2017 and has more than doubled in size to 60 employees in the last several years.

Economist Elliot Eisenberg spoke about the economic recovery post-pandemic, saying this year's GDP growth will be the best since the 1950s. (Brooke Ontiveros/Community Impact Newspaper)
Economist explains housing demand, price booms in Texas, Greater Houston area

Eisenberg explained why home prices are rising at a June 9 Greater Houston Builders Association luncheon.

Officials with the Harris County Justice Administration Department said they identified racial disparities in citations and use of force by law enforcement, among other areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Harris County identifies racial disparities in use of force, citations from law enforcement agencies

Analysis in the report included racial demographics in instances of consent search, contraband discovery, traffic stops that led to arrests, types of citations or warnings, and use of force.

Hughes Landing is one of two locations where new office leases were signed by The Howard Hughes Corp. in The Woodlands in early June. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
Howard Hughes Corp. names 6 new tenants for Hughes Landing, The Woodlands Waterway

The Howard Hughes Corp. announced June 9 six companies in fields including commercial real estate, cyber intelligence, energy and bioscience have signed leases at The Woodlands office buildings.