Plenty of opportunity for Halloween fun

With all of the trick-or-treating events planned in Hood County, costumed children will certainly get their fill of Halloween candy. Fun events are planned by local churches, merchants and organizations.

The following activities have been reported to the Hood County News.

Pumpkin Patch

Now through Oct. 31.

Sponsored by First Christian Church, supports mission trips and summer camps for youth.

LOCATION: 2109 W. Highway 377.

HOURS: Noon until dark Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. until dark Saturday and Sunday.



Friday, Oct. 26.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Prankster pigs bobbing for apples, spookiest jack-o’-lantern contest, frightening face painting and more. Free.

LOCATION: 1789 County Road 2009 in Glen Rose, 254-897-2960.

HOURS: 4-6 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 27.

Public welcome at the Western Hills Baptist Church Harvest Festival. The fun includes a bounce house, food, games, prizes and a hay ride.

LOCATION: 507 Western Hills Trail.

HOURS: 2-6 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 27.

First Christian Church sponsors the Fall Festival with food, games and bounces house. Trunk-or-Treat is offered for children. Wear your costume!

LOCATION: 2109 W. Highway 377

HOURS: 2-5 p.m.

10th annual Haunted Hike

and Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27.

Dinosaur Valley State Park will host dino dig, bean bag toss, face painting and more. Proceeds support The Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park.

LOCATION: Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, 254-897-4588.

HOURS: 6-10 p.m., with costume contest at 6.


Saturday, Oct. 27.

Outdoor festival with vendor booths, live music and pumpkin contests.

LOCATION: Granbury square.

HOURS: Booths open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scarecrow contest and decorated pumpkin contest at 9 .m. Kids in costume contest at 3 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 28.

Harvest Moon Festival continues with vendor booths, live music and contests.

LOCATION: Granbury square.

HOURS: Booths open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bow Wow Trick or Treat

Sunday, Oct. 28.

Halloween fun for dogs. Proceeds to benefit HALO, a nonprofit organization that helps displaced companion animals in Hood County. Pooch parade with costumed dogs, talent contest for dogs, look-alike contest, pet adoptions, vaccinations, demonstration by working police dog and more. Entry fee is $5.

LOCATION: in front of Granbury City Hall, just off the square on Bridge Street.

HOURS: Noon – 5 p.m. Pooch parade at 2 p.m. on Crockett Street, near the Granbury Live building on the square.


Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Harbor Lake Nursing and Rehab invites the public to a Spook-Tacular time with a kid-friendly haunted house, safe trick-or-treating and a bounce house. A costume contest is planned. Hot dogs, popcorn, chips and drinks will be available.

LOCATION: 1300 2nd St.

HOURS: 3-6 p.m. Call 817-408-3800 with the number of people who will attend.


Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Locals and visitors are invited to bring their little ones to the historic square and trick-or-treat in participating shops and restaurants downtown.

LOCATION: Granbury square.

HOURS: 3-5 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Trunk-or-Treat is an annual evening of fun, treats and eats at Granbury First United Methodist Church. Festivities begin with a family meal in the Christian Life Center followed by “Trunk or Treat” at 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Granbury First UMC, 301 Loop 567,

HOURS: Begins at 5:30 p.m. with a family meal.


Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Acton United Methodist Church and the Granbury Parks and Recreation Department sponsor a free Halloween event in the parking lot by the Dana Volmer Municipal Swim Center. Children will enjoy the Trunk-R-Treat activity, a bounce house and participation by the Granbury Police Department, the Rainbow Room, Child Advocacy Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center and more.

LOCATION: Parking lot near the Dana Volmer Municipal Swim Center at City Park on Park Street, 817-326-4242.

HOURS: 6-8 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

Gateway Community Church presents a Light in the Dark Festival. Includes old-fashioned hayride, bounce house, cupcake walk and Trunk-or-Treat. Hors d’oeuvres will be available, along with “Halloweenies” served on buns with condiments.

LOCATION: Gateway Community Church, 817-579-0509.

HOURS: Begins at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 31.

First Assembly of God Church plans Trunk-or-Treat tailgate style in the lights parking lot.

LOCATION: 1900 W. Highway 377

HOURS: 6:30-8:30 p.m.