The Bethany Lutheran Church will host a pumpkin patch throughout the season. Here are a few other things to do this month.
Friday-Monday, Oct. 28-31
ChristBridge Fellowship hosts the final weekend of its inaugural pumpkin patch, which is open through Halloween. In addition to pumpkins for purchase, the location also features fall photo opportunities, giant table games and more. Proceeds from pumpkin sales go toward the Tomball J.O.Y. School and Tomball-area organizations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday, Saturday, Monday), noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (admission), price varies for pumpkins. 281-351-4445. www.facebook.com/cbfpumpkinpatch
Corn maze and pumpkin patch
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30:
Salem Lutheran Church hosts a 5-acre corn maze in the shape of an old steam locomotive to honor the early days of Tomball as a railroad hub and center of commerce in north Harris County. Other activities include hayrides, a pumpkin patch and yard games. The corn maze will be open through Nov. 13. 9 a.m.-noon (Tues.), 3-7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 1-7 p.m. (Sun.) $10 (ages 6 and older), $5 (ages 2-5), free (under 2). Salem Lutheran Church, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball. 281-351-8223. www.tomballcornmaze.com
Texas Renaissance Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-30
This weekend’s theme is All Hallows Eve, featuring trick or treating throughout the village for children, a costume contest for children and adults, and a kettle corn-eating contest. Thousands of people visit the festival each year. Each weekend in October and November, festival attendees dress up and explore the Renaissance-themed park. The festival features food and drink vendors, live entertainment and more than 400 shops. Entertainment options include parades, jousting and theatrical performances. Shops sell a variety of medieval goods, including glasswork, leatherwork, potions and musical instruments. Each Saturday night, the festival hosts the adults-only TRF After Dark, a costume gala with dancing and food. The gala features a Rocky Horror Picture Show theme this weekend. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $26 (adult), $14 (child). Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com
through Nov. 4
Registered voters can cast their ballot at any early voting location in their respective county through Friday, Nov. 4. Weekend voting hours differ by county. Montgomery County residents can vote early in Magnolia at the Magnolia Community Center, located at 422 Melton, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Harris County residents can vote early in the Tomball area at the Tomball Public Works Building, located at 501 James St., Tomball, or at the Lone Star College-Creekside Center, 8747 W. New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands. Early voting hours in Harris County are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.