Taste of The Village, Halloween fun: 6 things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, Oct. 26-28

There are a number of fun and family-friendly events in The Woodlands area this weekend. Here are a few to consider adding to your calendar:

Take a Halloween-themed walk along the Psycho Path, Oct. 26-27
A tour guide will lead groups of visitors through a haunted trail. For ages 9 and up. 8-10 p.m. $9. 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day returns, Oct. 27
Hosted by The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The drop-off is located at The Woodlands Township front parking lot. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Woodlands, Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Enjoy food, fun at Taste of the Village in Indian Springs, Oct.27
This event is hosted by the Indian Springs Village Association and features local food vendors and local businesses, live music and a raffle. Noon-3 p.m. Free Indian Springs Shopping Center, 6777 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 713-822-7596, www.indianspringsvillage.com

Seventh Annual Hope for Heroes gala recognizes first responders, Oct. 27
This gala is hosted by Emergency Chaplain Group and features keynote speaker Andrew King Needum. 6-11 p.m. $150 per seat. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.emergencychaplain.org/gala

Celebrate All Hallows Eve at the Texas Renaissance Festival, Oct. 27-28
The Texas Renaissance Festival goes all out during the spooky season with various activities, including live shows, food vendors, shopping, games and fireworks. The first 1,000 children through the gate will receive a trick-or-treat bag. 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. $12.95-$32. Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com

Township Trick or Treat Trail, Oct. 28
All princesses, pirates, ghosts and goblins are welcome at this spooktacular event hosted by The Woodlands Township. Children can trick or treat with goodies provided by local vendors. Free. 3-6 p.m. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

There are also several live music events taking place this weekend:
Oct. 26 Genuwine Tasting Room, Sean Harrold, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26, Main Street Crossing, Hamilton Loomis, 8 p.m.
Oct. 26, The Refuge Bar & Bistro, Jimmie Hunter, 8 p.m.
Oct. 26, Dosey Doe Big Barn, Jimmy Webb, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 26, Baker Street Pub & Grill, Swagger, 9:45 p.m.
Oct. 27, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Buzzfest, 1 p.m.
Oct. 27 Genuwine Tasting Room, Sheri Lavo Aint Nobody’s Business, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, Main Street Crossing, Darryl Worley, 8 p.m.
Oct. 27, The Refuge Bar & Bistro, J-Walkers, 8 p.m.
Oct. 27, Dosey Doe Big Barn, Bostyx, featuring David Victor of Boston, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, Baker Street Pub & Grill, Swagger, 9:45 p.m.
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