Plan your weekend of Halloween family fun and more, Oct. 27-29

Cooler weather is ahead with highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s and 50s. It’s almost like it’s fall and Halloween is around the corner.

Check out these family events this weekend:

Spooktacular. Explore the Bullock Museum during this Halloween extravaganza. 

FRIDAY

Bullock Museum. Spooktacular. Come dress for Halloween activities. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Friday. $20. Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Come in costume and ready for fun. $15 adults, $13 children. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling. Create journals for writing and sketching. $15 adults, $10 children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 10:15 a.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.

Día de los Muertos. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

The Austin Zoo puts on Boo at the Zoo. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Farm Fun. Explore a corn maze, hay bale maze and a crazy maze, plus go on a hay ride, visit animals and get a mini pumpkin to decorate. Big pumpkins to purchase. $7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Ballet Austin brings back its charming ‘Not Afraid of the Dark.’ Contributed

SATURDAY

Pumpkin Carving. Free pumpkins based on household size, plus games, face painting and more. 11 a.m. Saturday. Saturday, Carver Center, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: HalloweenSTEAM. Noon-4 p.m Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

Wildflower Center. Botanical Drawing. Create art based on the garden, for ages 10 and up. $40. 1-4 p.m. Saturday.  Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Pinkalicious Story Time with Paramount Theatre. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

BookPeople Story times: Best Friends Forever, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Mary McScary,” Saturday.

Central Library Grand Opening. 11 a.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop has a themed corn maze, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, face painting, and more. Photos: Barton Hill Farms

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free, but pay for activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Go hunting pumpkins, launch pumpkins, train ride, maze, mini golf, fishing pond pony rides and bounce house. $2.50 for each activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Fall Family Fun Days. Enjoy raptor shows, snake shows, sheep shearing, corn shucking, apple cider making, live music, and lots of local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, and bread and more. $9-$3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in October. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane. crowesnestfarm.org

Thinkery. Costume Design. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 1 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

“Paw Patrol Live!” Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $23-$74.  10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Ballet Austin’s “Not Afraid of the Dark.” See glowing ballet in the dark. $15. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

 

Austin Symphony’s Halloween Children’s Concert will play spooky but not too scary music. Austin Symphony Orchestra

SUNDAY

FARE Heroes Walk. 3 p.m. Sunday. O’Henry Middle School, 2610 W. 10th St. It’s free to walk, but donations are appreciated to raise $45,000 for food allergy awareness and research. farefoodallergy.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: “Block Heads, improv based on Minecraft. 2 p.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $14-$19. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1925 E. 51st St. austinsymphony.org

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.


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