A Complete Guide to Halloween in Waco



I have managed to get my entire family dressed in coordinating Halloween costumes every single year. Yes, that fact becomes much less impressive when you know that I was married last October and my twins weren’t born until December. But, nonetheless, all four of us dressed up as an avocado last year and I am still proud. Stay tuned for this year’s twin costume!

My 7 month twin baby bump was the avocado pit!

There are so many places to go on Halloween. To try to make your decision a little easier, I have compiled a list of events for the whole family going on in/near Waco in 2017.

Here are all the Halloween festivities going on October 28th-31st in Waco this year:

  • Halloween Fun Run and Festival
    • Oct 28th 9:30 AM – 12 PM at Brazos Park East
    • 1K for children 10 and under, 5K for anyone older! Medals and costume prizes will be awarded. Register here: http://www.acresofsmiles.com/
    • Festival begins at 10:30, which involves holiday games, crafts, a raffle, and face paint.
  • Haunted Hayride
    • Oct 28th 3 – 10 PM at 7915 S General Bruce Dr in Temple
    • Family Friendly rides are from 3 – 6 PM, then Very Haunted rides from 6 – 10 PM!
  • Trinity at Badger Ranch Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 28th 4 – 6 PM at 2 Ritchie Rd
  • Columbus Avenue Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 29th 6 – 8 PM at 1300 Columbus Ave
    • Games and candy in a family-friendly environment!
  • Trunkfest 2017
    • Oct 29th 4 – 7 PM at 1208 N Robinson Dr
    • Games, food trucks, music, fellowship, cotton candy and face painted hosted by Harvest Time Revival Center.
  • Trick or Trunk
    • Oct 29th 2 – 4 PM at Whitehall Park
    • Games and candy provided by your local Girl Scouts. Bring a canned good to vote for your favorite game/booth and it will help feed the hungry.
  • St. Alban’s Fall Festival
    • Oct 29th 3:30 – 5:30 PM at 305 N 30th St
    • Trunk or treat, pumpkin painting, Pie a Priest, games,  and food trucks will all be there; invite your friends and neighbors for a spooky good time!
  • Church of the Open Door Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 29th 6:30 PM at 900 N Loop 340
    • Free admission includes train rides and face painting!
  • Dr Pepper Museum After Dark
    • Oct 30th 10 PM – 12 AM at 300 S 5th St
    • Adults 18 and older only: come tour the museum in the dark to learn about paranormal investigations and behind-the-scenes information about Waco history. $20 ticket includes a large souvenir cup with a DP float.
  • Creekside Spooktacular
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at Warren Park (450 S Old Temple Rd in Hewitt)
    • Involves trick or treating, games, bounce houses, costume contests (with prizes!), food trucks and more! Free admission; hosted by the City of Hewitt.
  • Zoo Boo
    • Oct 31th 6 – 8 PM at Cameron Park Zoo
    • Designed for children 2 – 12 years old: face painting, themed exhibit areas, candy stations, bounce houses, and more. Tickets are $9 for adults 13+, $6 for children 4 – 12, and FREE for children 3 and under (PLEASE NOTE: ticket prices rise $1 each if you don’t buy them in advance)
  • Apostolic Tabernacle Trunk or Treat
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at 16095 Old China Spring Rd
  • Michael Jackson Tribute Show
    • Oct 31st 7 PM at 724 Austin Ave (Hippodrome Theater)
    • $20; get your sequined glove ready, Michael Jackson is coming to the Hippodrome on Halloween for a Thriller spectacular!
  • Trick or Treat with Main Street
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM in downtown Clifton
    • Annual event for children 12 and under that consists of  kids trick or treating at local businesses along Main Street.
  • Trunk or Treat (Teal Pumpkin Friendly)
    • Oct 31st 6 – 8 PM at 1624 Wooded Acres Dr
    • Trunks full of candy, free hot dogs, carnival games, and a parking lot full of fun! All trunks will also provide non-food treats for children with food allergies, food intolerances, diabetes, celiac disease, other special diets or feeding tubes. Hosted by Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.

Happy Halloween!



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Paige is happily married to Andrew and became a mother to twin boys, Hayden and Ashton, in December 2016. Against all odds, a girl raised in New Mexico met a boy from Michigan while they were attending Baylor University in Texas. Andrew and Paige took a year off to start their family, and have now returned to reside in Hewitt and finish their bachelors' degrees at Baylor. When the twins are asleep, she enjoys curling up with a Common Grounds coffee and either a book or a Sudoku puzzle. She loves breaking stereotypes of young moms by thriving as a twenty year old mom of multiples.


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