Ghost tours and haunted houses: 6 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 11-14

Dive into the the Halloween spirit with these weekend events in Georgetown.

THURSDAY


Test your knowledge at Shade Tree Wine Bistro Trivia Night
Shade Tree Wine Bistro hosts trivia night on Thursdays, where attendees can play as individuals or in teams of up to five. Prizes are awarded. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Shade Tree Wine Bistro, 103 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 105, Georgetown. 512-256-9463. www.facebook.com/ShadeTreeWineBistro

FRIDAY and SATURDAY


Be frightened in the Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House
If you’re looking for a scary haunted house, stop by the Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House. The rumored haunted jailhouse held prisoners from 1889 through 1990 and has been featured on the popular show “Ghost Hunters.” All proceeds benefit the Brown Santa program. The event will also be held Oct. 19 and 20. No children under 8 years old allowed. 7-11 p.m. $25 fast pass tickets; $15 adult; $5 child tickets ages 8-12. Historic Williamson County Jail, 312 Main St., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org

Hear the tales of Ghosts on the Georgetown Square
Tag along on the Williamson Museum Ghost Tours that tell the stories of ghosts who have haunted local places for more than 100 years. The costumed docent-led tours leave the museum every 30 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m., with an interactive ghost hunt at 9 p.m. 7:30-9 p.m. $20; $15 for members and students. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org

SATURDAY


Play along at Halloween Ball Murder Mystery
The Georgetown Public Library will host a Teen Mad Hatter’s Halloween Ball. Attendees of the bash will find themselves in a haunted castle where a murderer is afoot. The event is for teens ages 12 to 18. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. 3 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-819-3132. https://library.georgetown.org/teen-mad-hatters-halloween-ball-murder-mystery/

Enjoy some bubbles and brews
The Bubbles and Brews fundraiser for the Georgetown Art Center will offer live music by Sean Russell, art, a silent auction, appetizers and craft beer. 7-9 p.m. $25 member; $40 nonmember. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. www.georgetownartcentertx.org

SUNDAY


Go back in time to the days of Elizabeth I
Southwestern University presents “Elizabeth I: To Speak or Use Silence.” After a staged reading of the play by Carole Levin, professor of history and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, there will be a talk-back session where attendees can ask the playwright questions. 6-8 p.m. Free. Southwestern University Mood-Bridwell Hall, Atrium, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-6511. www.southwestern.edu/live/events/10407-2018-history-colloquium-elizabeth-i-to-speak-or

WORTH THE TRIP - Pflugerville, Saturday


Bark and Brew event benefits Heart of Texas Lab Rescue
Eat, shop and enjoy a day with your pup at the Bark and Brew pop-up event. There will be a splash pad and pool available. Brews are courtesy of Flying Man Brewing Co. Proceeds benefit the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue. 1-4 p.m. Free. DogJoy, 20818 Martin Lane, Pflugerville. 281-608-4253. www.facebook.com/events/284742125689849/
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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