Texoma Halloween Events

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

Here is our list of Texoma area Halloween events. We also want to remind everybody to pay extra attention while driving tonight and watch out for little ghosts and goblins.


SAT, OCT 30: Whitesboro, Durant, Ada, Bells, Lone Grove

SUN, OCT 31: Sherman, Denison, Ardmore

UP TO PARENTS: Bonham, Gainesville


Bonham Carnival
Fri, Oct 29
Halloween carnival hosted by Footsteps & Fingerprints Daycare. There will be games, food, costume contest and hay rides. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
1210 Evans St. Bonham, Tx

FrightFest 2010
Fri, Oct 29
Once again the Sherman Police Department is getting ready for the Halloween activity known as Fright Fest. In case you don’t know, Fright Fest is a Halloween event sponsored by the Sherman Police Department that offers kids and parents a safe, controlled environment in which to trick-or-treat. It was started after the attacks on 9-11 to give parents a feeling of security. Basically, contact is made with as many businesses, government agencies, church groups, and other organizations as possible and arrange for them to set up a booth and hand out candy. The event is held on the municipal grounds in Sherman (across from Bearcat Stadium) and the Sherman Police Dept will provide for a live band (Willie Kickit). There is no fee charged to the groups to set up and they are allowed to advertise in any way they choose, all we ask is that they show up and bring a lot of candy to give away. In the past, participants have set up booths as simple as a card table and chair, to as elaborate as a haunted house built on site. A trophy is awarded to the group with the best display. The event usually draws anywhere from 1500 to 3000 trick-or-treaters and their parents from all over Grayson County. We are in the process of getting groups to come out and set up. If your organization would like to participate please contact Sgt. Bruce Dawsey at 903-892-7365. The deadline to sign up is 12 noon October 27th. No venders wishing to sell items during the event. This is a free event. Booths must be set up no later than 5:30pm. The event, as always, is held on the municipal grounds.

Van Alstyne Haunted Gym
The Van Alstyne Panter Band present the Haunted Gym!
Friday 10/29 from 6p-midnight
Sat 10/30 from 6p-Midnight
Sun 10/31 from 6pm-10pm
The Old Elementary Gym
588 W. A Denton Dr.
Van Alstyne, TX

TQHA 2nd Annual Haunted Pasture
Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Drive through a haunted pasture...not knowing what will jump out and scare you!!
Category: Holiday
Texoma Quarter Horse Association Arena
2218 Knight Rd.
Denison, TX 75020
Donations accepted

Downtown Trick or Treat
Friday, October 29, 2010
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
251 E Main
Ardmore OK 73401

Teen Council Graveyard Smash
October 29th, 2010
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ghouls and Ghosts its time for another Teen Council event to be held at the Van Alstyne Community Center. The Teen Council will be hosting an evening of food, music, games, and prizes! Admission is only $1 WITH costume, or $2 without. Activities include: limbo, twister, face painting, dancing, and costume contest. Ages 13 years and up only, please. Proceeds to benefit Teen Council of the Van Alstyne Public Library. For more information email youngadult.vapl@gmail.com or call Judy Spence at 903-482-5991.

Band Booster Haunted House
October 29th & 30th, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
October 31st, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Van Alstyne, TX
Support the VA Band Boosters and attend the haunted house fundraising event, benefiting both the middle school and high school bands. The haunted house is located at the administration building (the old elementary school) at 549 Miller Lane.

Halloween on the Square
Friday, October 29th
5:30 pm
For more information contact the Bonham Chamber at (903)583-4811.

Midway Mall in Sherman will be having their trick or treating for the kids on Saturday the 30th from 6-8 pm.

Trunk or Treat
Saturday Oct. 30
First Baptist Church in Atoka- Trunk or Treat 5:30pm Family Life Center, candy for the kids, 210 North Delaware
Downtown Trick or Treat-Atoka all day before 6.
Willow Wild Cemetery Walking Tour

Willow Wild Cemetery Walking Tour
October 30, 2010 - Bonham, TX: The Sam Rayburn House Museum will host Willow Wild Cemetery Walking Tour at 10:30am The event is free. Meet at the Rayburn headstone, near the entrance gates or contact Marion Wilson at 903/583-5558.

Tom Bean Fall Festival
Tom Bean- Parade 5:30-Tom Bean Elementary school Fall Festival-6:00-games candy, Haunted Hay ride 903-546-6333

Holiday International Circus
Saturday, October 30th
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Rodeo Arena
Fannin County Multi-Purpose Complex
700 FM 87
For more information contact the Bonham Chamber at (903)583-4811.

Details: 5:30pm - 7pm For More Information Please Call
Durant Main Street Office @ 924-1550

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Details: Sponsored by Abundant Life Temple - Bryan Co. Fair Grounds
Entry fee - Canned food donation

Fall Festival
Oct. 30
Games, costume contest, activities, food, and fun for the whole family! 5pm-7pm All events held on the Plaza, 3rd & Muskogee in historic downtown Sulphur

Monster Mash Bash

October 30th beginning at 6:00 PM on NW 2nd, bring the kids for trunk and treat. Marietta Fire Department is having a haunted house beginning at 6:00 PM at the Fire Station on W Main.

Downtown Van Alstyne Trick or Treat
October 30th, 2010
5:00 pm
Bring your ghosts, goblins, super heroes, and princesses to downtown Van Alstyne to trick or treat at the local merchants. You never know who you might see.
Cemetery Walking Tour

All Day. Octoberfest at Texoma Specialty Care. Texoma Specialty Care Center in Denison is hosting October Fest at their location, 1300 Memorial Drive Denison! Come have fun, and help to replenish the Animal Fund for Vet and Grooming expenses that have accrued in the wake of allowing residents to enjoy the company of a pet.

Grayson County Habitat for Humanity
Grayson County Habitat for Humanity Fall Warehouse Sale and Tool Trailer Tou602 E. Brockett, Sherman (at the railroad tracks, six blocks east of Travis Street)
Saturday, October 30, at 8:00am.

Items include: Bathtubs, toilets, sinks, lawn sprays and pesticides, cabinets, doorknobs and hardware vinyl fencing, ceramic tile, light fixtures, molding, paneling, windows, doors and Closet Maid organization shelving. Most new items priced at 50% of retail prices. Used items are 25% of retail or less. We are proud to show off our outfitted and organized tool trailer, made possible by funding from Elias and Hannah Regensburger Foundation. Join us for ribbon cutting at the warehouse at 11:00am. Snacks and tours follow.

North Texas Kids Magazine Halloween Extravaganza

North Texas Kids Magazine is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday, October 30th from 10am-4pm at the Plano Centre.

The free, family event is a fun-filled extension of the mission of North Texas Kids magazine; to provide parents and children with a guide to all of the resources in the area needed to raise happy, healthy kids while spending quality, family time together. There’s something for everyone as the pages come to life during this one-day Halloween Extravaganza and expo, your one-stop-shop to educational hands-on displays, information, products and services for the whole family.

Costume contests for all ages, trick-or-treating, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses and so much more provide great entertainment for the kids while you browse all the grown-up goodies.

This year’s event benefits CITY House whose mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect, and homelessness. The vision of success is that every child, youth and young adult develops the skills and confidence he or she needs to succeed in life, especially while coping with difficult relationships and circumstances; their goal is to enable families to function more effectively within the family unit and the community.


Trick or Treating at Mountain View Mall
Saturday, October 30, 2010
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The public is invited to the trick or treat. Halloween costume contest for kids at 6pm, ages infant to 10 years old. Prizes will be awarded to one boy and one girl.
Center Court Mountain View Mall
1211 N. Commerce
Ardmore OK 73401

Saturday, October 30th
6pm - 8pm
Food - Games - Cake Walk - Bingo - Candy - Old Fashioned Hayride
Lots of fun for the whole family!
And the best part is it’s FREE!
The Lord’s Church - 928 Lake Murray Drive - Ardmore - 224-0777

Leonard Halloween On The Square
The Leonard Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring it's annual Halloween On The Square from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Saturday October 30th. There will be a costume contest for kids up to 10 years old as well as small pets. All of the activities are free to the kids.

FBC Bells
First Baptist Church in Bells will be having a Fall Festival 5:30 pm-7pm on Saturday, plus Trunk or Treat for the kids on Sunday.

Family Fun Festival (F3)
Sunday, Oct. 31, 4pm to 7pm
Georgetown Baptist Church – Pottsboro, Texas
120 Georgetown Road, Pottsboro, Texas

Live music, games, rock climbing wall, inflatables, concessions, cake walk
Silent auction – many great items

Victory Life Hallelujah Night
Sunday Oct. 31
4:00PM 7:00PM The F3 at Georgetown Baptish Church in Pottsboro It's the Family Fall Festival!! Here is a partial list of activities... FREE FREE FREE Rock Wall Bungee Trampoline 70' Inflatable Obstacle Course 24' Inflatable Slide Petting Zoo with Horse & Cart rides Cake Walk Child Safety Booth w/Pottsboro police officers Live Music Free Concession (hot dogs, nachos, spaghetti from Roma's, Cajun cuisine from Da Happy Cajun, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, etc.) Game booths galore with candy & prizes Preston Volunteer Fire Dept service vehicles Balloon Animals from Rico the Clown Silent & Live Auction (all proceeds going toward new playground) Food drive is optional (all collected food going to local food banks) For more information, contact Tracy at 903-786-2233

Monsters on Main
Date: October 31, 2010
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Annual Monsters on Main sponsored by Downtown Denison, Inc. Merchants will pass out candies to the tricker treaters on Halloween night in front of their businesses. Costume contests will highlight the evening.

Austin College Roo Boo

The Austin College chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity will host the 11th annual “Great ’Roo Boo” for area children Sunday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, near the west end of campus off Brockett Street. Children age 12 and younger are invited to attend the free event when accompanied by an adult family member. Austin College Police will patrol the event.

The event, established as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, will include booths hosted by more than 30 Austin College student organizations. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and join in the fun, said 2010 coordinator Swathi Anantha, a senior from Plano, Texas. More than 1,300 children and parents attended last year's event.

Light Fest 2010
Sunday, October 31st
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church
913 S. 5th Street
For more information call (903)583-3910.

Autumn Celebration
First Baptist Church Whitewright 216 West Cedar St. (903) 364-2479 Community Center, 3pm-5pm
Carnival games, free hotdog supper, prizes, hay ride, lots of candy

Tom Bean Fall Festival
First Baptist Church Tom Bean-307 East HWY11 Fall Festival free Chili cook off hotdogs, chips and drinks, bounce house, games, candy. 6pm 903-546-6231

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
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