No month goes by faster than October! And with so little time, and so much to do, you need to allot your time wisely, and here’s my choices for the best things to do this season!
October has to be the busiest month, with a constant flow of activities, when it’s not what do you want to do, but asking yourself of all the things there are to do, which are the best! Here’s a handy list to help you pick out the Greatest from the Gruesome!
1. Pumpkin Patches
There are enough Pumpkin Patches to keep you busy all month, and many of the Patches have extended their seasons, starting in mid to late September and going until the first or second weekend in November. Some of our favorites include:
Dewberry Farms, Brookshire This is such a great farm, with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, adorable animals and so much more! They are requiring online reservations this year, because Covid, and only allowing 50% capacity, so book early!
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, Spring This fun farm offers pumpkins, farm animals, hay rides, seasonal food and much more, plus it’s pet friendly and that’s really cool! Open weekends in October!
Blessington Farms, Wallis Wallis is where the Fall fun is! Blessington has great activities, pumpkins, all sorts of farm games and events, and for 2020 even a farmers market! Open weekends September 26 – November 21st.
The Oil Ranch, Hockley Enjoy pumpkins, hay rides, cute little animals and much more at this fun park!
Click HERE for more Pumpkin Patches around the state.
2. Haunted Houses
Creepy Hollow Haunted House, Rosharon Voted scariest in the state by someone, if it doesn’t scare you enough, they’ll replay the Presidential Debate until you scream (not really, but it would be funny).
Houston Terror Dome, Channelview I just love Terrordome, with a freakish haunted house, paintball and ghoulish games! I also find it hilarious that they offer a $5 senior citizen discount, but when I’m 60 I’ll probably still love it!
Fearshire Farms, Angleton Boo! Fearshire Farms won’t be open this year due to Covid-19, but we love them enough to mention!
Houston Screamfest, Houston More of a haunted carnival than just a haunted house, Houston Screamfest has amazing actors, paintball, midway games, live music, food and much more!
3. Zombie Paintball
Texas Haunted Zombie Shoot let’s you shoot at zombies with paintballs, and freakin’ fantastic! It might make you a little too confident in the face of a real zombie hoard, but you can worry about that when it happens!
4. Corn Mazes
P-6 Farm, Montgomery Have fun on this farm with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and activities for kids of all ages!
Rocky Creek Farm, Moulton Get ready to get lost in this huge, 8-acre corn maze in Moulton, 120 miles southwest of Downtown Houston.
Froberg’s Farm, Alvin A fun corn maze and farm festival!
5. Fossil Day Events
As if there wasn’t already enough going on in Texas, October is also Texas Paleontology Month, and the Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting a fun fossil event on October 14th!
For more fossil related activites, click HERE to visit the Texas Paleontological Society website.
6. Texas Archeology Month
October is also Texas Archeology Month, and there are plenty of fun activities to celebrate past Texans!
The National Museum of Funeral History, Houston is a really cool museum!
George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond Tour the historical homes, and enjoy seasonal presentations.
7. Fall Camping
Lone Star Jellystone, Waller You’ll love these fun, themed weekends with activities for the whole family! The park offers RV, tent and cabin camping.
Brazos Bend State Park, Needville From star parties at the George Observatory, to hiking trails and watching the incredible wildlife that dominates this park, you’ll understand why it’s a Fall favorite!
8. Star Gazing Trips
The Orionids Meteor Shower is peaking on Oct. 20-21st and while the bright moon will block some of the meteors, there should be good viewing!
9. Body Worlds at the Houston Museum of Natural Science This is what I am most excited for this Fall! We’ve seen this exhibit years before, and it is amazing! A little grusome but truly amazing and educational, the exhibit features real bodies exposing their workings! The exhibit opens October 17th!
10. Ghost Tours
Houston Ghost Tour takes you through Hermann Park and some of the more haunted locations!
Spring Ghost Hunt is much more than just a tour! You work with trained paranormal professionals and cutting edge electronics to search for proof of the afterlife!
11. Haunted Hotels and Restaurants
The Hotel Icon is considered one of the most haunted hotels in Houston!
12. Murder Mystery Dinners and Escape Rooms
Houston had a rich selection of Murder Mystery Dinners before Covid, but now we’re just waiting to see which ones will reopen.
13. Zombie Runs, Boo at the Zoos and more….
Houston Zoo Boo will take place the entire month of October! Bring out your costumed cutie for fun, games and of course, candy! Just don’t try to share it with the elephants!
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