2021 Halloween Event Ideas


Isabella Kohn, writer

Halloween is right around the corner, so if you have no idea what plans to make, no worries! There are a variety of events you can attend in Texas.

If you are searching for a Halloween event that would get your adrenaline rushing, some good options would be:


Smithville Halloween Park

This Halloween adventure is located in Smithville Texas and consists of 4 haunted houses and 20 acres full of the screams of its visitors. A portion of the experience happens in the woods where costumed actors are awaiting those that stroll through the area.

Dates: Scream Hollow is September-November but they have a spooky Christmas-themed attraction during December!

For more information visit:https://screamhollow.com/


The Haunted Trails

Similar to Smithville Park, this event will give you the thrills you are looking to obtain this Halloween. It is located in Houston and it is outdoors! Once you are there you’ll be surrounded by trees and nightmarish creatures.

Dates: The whole month of October 

For more information visit:http://www.thehauntedtrails.com/index.html


Phobia Haunted Houses

There are 8 haunted attractions that you can explore! Located in Houston, the attractions have to do with mental health hospitals, genetic mutation, technology going rogue, killer clowns, etc.

Dates: September-November

For more information visit: https://www.darke.com/


If the scary options listed above are not what you are looking for but you are still searching for something spooky to attend, some good less spooky options would be:


Six Flags Fright Fest

This family-friendly haunting experience at the Six Flags amusement park in San Antonio, Texas allows you to enjoy the rollercoaster attractions at the park while engaging with scary creatures that roam around. Some attractions are specifically horror-themed, maximizing the already exciting amusement park experience.

Dates: September 18-October 31

For more information visit: https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas


Houston Scream Fest(Houston TX)

This festival is the largest Halloween event you can attend in Houston! You can visit a variety of nail-biting scary attractions, get free drinks and eat yummy food all while having fun with friends and family!

Dates: October-November

For more information visit: https://www.houstonhauntedhouses.com/


Lastly, if what you are looking for is simply a good family-friendly event to attend with your younger siblings, then the following options might be for you:


Houston Zoo Boo(Houston TX)

Activities at the zoo include carving pumpkins, passing the zoo’s popular lantern tunnel, riding the scary carousel, and many more. This event is great for families with young children. Wearing costumes is encouraged to get the best out of this Halloween experience!

Dates: October 1- October 31.

For more information visit: https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-boo-2021/


Boo On The Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas

The Kemah boardwalk hosts activities that include pumpkin decorating, food eating contests, live concerts, magic shows, etc. Like at the Houston Zoo Boo, costumes are encouraged!

Dates: October 2-October 31

For more information visit: https://www.kemahboardwalk.com/promos/Boo-on-the-Boardwalk/index.asp