With Halloween just around the corner, children and adults alike will be heading out in their favorite costumes hoping to scare up some fun treats and creepy adventures.
And with plenty of festivals, haunted houses and other eerie activities happening around East Texas, the ghosts, princesses, clowns, superheroes and other costume characters are sure to be entertained.
Check out these Halloween activities and events:
Fall Festival & Spooky Trail, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Piney Park, 600 Martin Lake Road, Marshall. Tickets: $12 to $15. Information: https://www.pineypark.com/ .
Halloween Movies in the Garden, hosted by Tyler parks and Recreation Department, 7 p.m. Friday, Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. Movie: “Hotel Transylvania.” Admission: Free. Information: TylerParksandRec.com .
Trick or Treat on College Street, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, LeTourneau University campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Annual fall festival features a drive-through experience with candy and treats. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Admission: Free.
Halloween Fright Fest Concert Under the Stars, featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Free movie follows concert: “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” starring Richard Carlson and Julie Adams. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at eventbrite.com . Information: (903) 918 2132, www.kokomotheatre.com .
“Halloween Choral Spooktacular,” 7 p.m. Friday, Baptist Student Ministries Building, Kilgore College campus. Performances will include “spooky” music from the Kilgore College choirs. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween attire. Admission: Free. Information: https://www.kilgore.edu/ .
Boo at the Zoo, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Caldwell Zoo, 2203 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tyler. Family-friendly fun and games. Tickets: $16.50 adults, $12.50 children 3-12, $14.50 seniors. Information: https://caldwellzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo-2022/ .
Movie in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Darden Harvest Park, 202 Cannery Row, Lindale. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and snacks to watch the original “Hocus Pocus.” Admission: free. Information: https://www.visitlindale.com/events .
Candy Crawl, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Longview Mall, 3500 McCann Road. Offers families a fun, interactive location for children to show off their costumes and go trick-or-treating.
Trunk or Treat, presented by CASA of Harrison County, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Telegraph Park, downtown Marshall. Includes best decorated car contest, cotton candy, popcorn, vendors, face painting. Information: https://marshalltexas.com/ .
“Too Cute to Spook” Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd., S., Marshall. Includes games, giveaways, trick-or-treating. Cost: Free. Information: https://marshalltexas.com/ .
Trail of Terror Haunted Hall, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd., S., Marshall. Cost: $10. Information: https://marshalltexas.com/ .
“Kil-GORE Horror Movie Festival,” Dodson Auditorium, Kilgore College campus. Admission: $6 for single movie pass; $4 for single movie pass for Kilgore College students. Movies: ”Zombieland,” 6 p.m. Friday; “The Crazies,” 8 p.m. Friday; “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 4 p.m. Saturday; “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” 8 p.m. Saturday. Information: https://www.dodsonauditorium.com/4thannual .
Shady Ladies Dancing Witches, 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Made in the Shade Courtyard, 118 E. Henderson St., Jefferson. Information: (903) 665-8966.
Halloween Ghost Walk, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, downtown Jefferson. Information: (903) 601-3375.
Historic Downtown Kilgore Trick-or-Treat, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Includes thousands of pieces of candy handed out by community organizations and downtown merchants and photo opportunities throughout the event. Information: https://www.kilgoremainstreet.com/downtown-trick-or-treat .
Trunk-or-Treat, hosted by Special Health Resources, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Women and Child Health Center of Longview, 402 N. 7th St. Features an evening of games, prizes, candy and fun. Information: https://www.womanandchildlongview.org/ .
Fall Festival, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, The Hamptons of Tyler Senior Living, 4250 Old Omen Road, Tyler. Event includes a trick-or-treat parade, candy, games and music. Hot dogs will be available for $5 and Big Foot Ice Shack will be on site selling snow cones. Information: https://www.civitasseniorliving.com/the-hamptons/ .
‘Tent’-or-treat at Whitehouse Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Whitehouse Farmers Market, 109 E. Main St. Whitehouse. The market will include spooky trick-or-treating at tents around the market along with face painting, kids activities, and a bounce house. Information: www.whitehousefarmersmarket.org
● Graystone Haunted Manor, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 13481 FM 986 W., Longview. Attractions include The Manor, Oak Raven Cemetery, Labyrinth of Time, Karnival of Karnage and Spooky Woods. Tickets: $25 general admission, $35 VIP, $5 midway. Information: https://graystonehaunt.com/ .
● Doc Wilkes House of Horrors, 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, 1228 Market St., Longview. Attractions include Mine of Mystery and Fright Show Museum. Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 VIP. Information and schedule: http://www.docwilkeshaunt.com/ .
● World of Khaos, 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, 816 E. Oakwood St., Tyler. Attractions include Nightmares on Oakwood Street and Karnevil’s Revenge. Tickets: $20 general admission, $30 VIP fast pass. Information: http://worldofkhaos.com/ .
● Corpse Grove Haunted Trail, 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, 15972 Texas 64 E., Tyler. Attractions include House of the Broken and The Wicked Playground. Tickets: Adults, $15 main haunt, $20 two haunts; children up to 12 years old, $7.50 main haunt, $10 one haunt. Information: http://facebook.com/corpsegrove .