From a chance to see a live lemur to picking up loads of candy, there's plenty to enjoy when it comes to Halloween-related fun. If Halloween isn't your jam, check out the fall festivals.Here's our rundown of cool things to see and do — and eat — across Kerrville and Kerr County.
SATURDAY FOR THE FAMILYThe 11th annual Pumpkin RunThe Salvation Army Kroc Center Field, 201 Holdsworth Dr.7:45 a.m.Want to run 3.1-miles in a Halloween costume? Well, the Salvation Army is providing the opportunity to do just that. The 5-kilometer run will be held Oct. 30 with a course that starts at The Salvation Army Kroc Center parking lot, running west on Holdsworth Drive before turning around at Harper Road and heading back to the finish line at the Kroc Center parking lot. Register online at www.AthleteGuild.com or visit the Kroc Center at 201 Holdsworth Drive. The last day to register will be at 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 30. Breakfast and coffee will be provided by McDonald's for all runners at the start or end of the race. For more information, please contact (830) 315-5762.
Fall FestivalThe Ridge Marketplace, 13439 S Ranch Rd 783, Kerrville8 a.m.-9 p.m.Come out for a family-friendly Fall Festival! There will be so many things to do! We will have a fun Haunted House (not too scary for the littles), face painting, hair painting, games & prizes, food, caramel apples, Caricature artist, petting zoo, crafts, and soooo much more!
No Tricks, Just TreatsRiverside Nature Center11 a.m.-3 p.m.Stop by and show off your scary fabulous costumes and receive lots of treats!
The Harvest FestivalThe Salvation Army Kroc Center Field, 201 Holdsworth Dr.11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Featuring a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, food trucks, vendor booths, face painting, nine bounce houses and of course, lots of candy. Tickets will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to fund the many programs of The Salvation Army Social Services and Boys & Girls Club. Families are encouraged to come dressed in their best family, friendly costume. For more information or to get involved, please contact (830) 315-5762.
Halloween Organ Concert
First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St., Kerrville
This is probably the unique event of the weekend — a Halloween-themed organ concert. Led by First Presbyterian's organist — Sabrina Adrian — this concert features the works of Luther, Buxtehude, Bach, Boellman, Paine, Correll and Ore. This event is free.
Family Fright Night
Louise Hays Park, Kerrville
4 p.m.Big ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night are invited to join us on Saturday, Oct. 30 for our annual “Family Fright Night”, an evening of safe and traditional Halloween fun. The event takes place in Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr., starting at 4 p.m. “Family Fright Night” is a FREE family-friendly event that offers a costume contest, trick-or-treating, games, bounce houses, music, and more fun festivities! For an added twist to this annual event, at dark we will be showcasing “Hocus Pocus” (PG) as part of our “Movies in the Park” series.The costume contest registration begins at 4:30 p.m., with judging times as follows:
- 0-4 years – 5 p.m.5-9 years – 5:20 p.m.
- Family/group costumes – 5:40 p.m.
- 10-14 years – 6 p.m.
- 15+ years – 6:20 p.m.
- Awards will be given for crowd favorite, most creative, creepiest costume, and more.
Kerrville Drive-Thru Trunk or TreatSouth Star Bank,1101 Junction Highway, Kerrville 4 p.m.Costume Contest: Take a picture in costume in front of our photo backdrop and enter to win. All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Night at the Museum: Creature FeatureMuseum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville,4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.This fun-filled, family-oriented event is free and open to the public. Costumes are welcome and encouraged for kids, adults may dress up too. Come and see over 30 different creatures of all shapes and sizes!
Trunk or TreatDoyle Community Center5 p.m.Join us at the Doyle Community Center for a Trunk or Treat. Wear a costume, bring a candy bucket, and be ready for a good time! We'll serve hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner, too!
Hunt School Fall CarnivalHunt School5 p.m.The Hunt School Carnival is BACK!! Bring your family out for an evening of fun, with a silent auction, carnival games, a haunted house, and a raffle. Wristbands for unlimited games — $20. $1 raffle tickets.Proceeds go directly back into the Hunt School and classrooms.
Family Fall Festival
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 202 Coronado Dr.
There's a lot of fun here with chili and tamale cook-off (wondering if there will be any pumpkin tamales?). The event will have a cake walk, games and a mummy wrap of the church leadership.
Night FestKerrville Plaza Apartments7 p.m.Community Night Fest! We will be playing Hotel Transylvania out on the Lawn. Bring your Lawn Chair or Blanket. Snacks provided. It will be smore fun.Halloween Bash! Live music – The Reefs & Costume ContestHunt Store8-11 p.m.Halloween Bash immediately following the Hunt School Carnival! Live music with The Reefs. Costume contest: 1st place prize $100 gift certificate to Gibsons 2nd place: $50 gift certificate to The Hunt Store.
Hallelujah NightFaith Christian Church, 1205 Sidney Baker St S, Kerrville5-8 p.m.Join us for a Hallelujah Night. Trunk or Treat, Games, Chili cook-off, Candy and more.
Halloween Drive ThruSchreiner University4 p.m.The Schreiner University Student Government will host a Halloween drive thru on the Schreiner campus. Student organizations, departments local businesses and organizations will set up around the loop to pass out candy and celebrate Halloween. A safe and family friendly alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. For more info contact us at 830-792-7278
Halloween Stonehenge Pumpkin Patch
Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram
Join the folks in Ingram, with the assistance of the Ingram Police Department, for a whole lot of fun including costumes, games and treats.
Trunk or Treat
Calvary Temple Church, Loop 534, Kerrville
Another opportunity to have some fun and some candy.