The time for tricks and treats is quickly approaching. If you are looking for scary-fun events with family-friendly activities, check out the upcoming 2015 Halloween events in The Woodlands and Bridgeland in Cypress, two of the popular Houston area communities J. Kyle Homes builds in.
The 7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest at Bridgeland in Cypress
This year’s annual Howl-O-Ween Fest at Bridgeland in Cypress will feature a star-studded lineup with a number of four-legged entertainers that include talking dogs and circus-trained cats, among other crowd-pleasers. Todd Oliver, the comedian and ventriloquist seen with his “talking” dogs on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Today Show and America’s Got Talent, is among the event’s highlights.
Other headlining performers include the Panfilov family’s Trained Pets that have performed with Ringling Brothers and on late night talk shows. In addition to their circus-trained cats, the Panfilov’s act will feature their performing Jack Russell Dogs.
Trainer Alex “Popeye” Rothacker and his talented dog Sailor, voted the Smartest Dog in the World and a recent record-breaker, have also made television appearances, including on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. Popeye and Sailor are among other scheduled stage performers that also includes The Magic of Lanny Kibbey, a family-oriented comedy magic show, plus the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club.
KTRK meteorologist Casey Curry will host the ‘haute-dog’ fashion show and costume contest, and Splash Dogs will bring its dock-diving competition to the event. From trick-or-treating for children and pets to pumpkin decorating and more, this is one Halloween event you do not want to miss! It all happens Saturday, October 24, from 10am to 4pm. Entrance and some activities are free. A small fee charged for other activities will help support participating animal rescue groups. A variety of vendors, including food trucks, will also be on site.
Scheduled Halloween Events in The Woodlands
As for Halloween events in The Woodlands, every year you can find a variety of them, including ones free of charge, and 2015 is no exception. Two of the most popular events, The Wicked Wonderland Family Carnival and The Haunted Trail, are hosted by The Woodlands Township.
The Wicked Wonderland Family Carnival on Friday, Oct. 16
Bring your family out for an evening of Halloween fun with live stage performances featuring The Snake Man, Magician and more. The Wicked Wonderland Family Carnival will also include trick-or-treat stations, inflatable games, a glow in the dark trail, concessions and a showing of the movie Hotel Transylvania, all at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive in The Woodlands.
Stage performance, trick or treat stations, contest participation and the movie are free. Tickets will be sold for games, concessions and the glow in the dark trail. Bring treat bags and be ready for fun! The family carnival kicks off at 4pm and ends at 8pm, when the movie begins.
For more information, or for inclement weather updates, call the Parks and Recreation at 281 210-3950.
The Haunted Trail
The Haunted Trail is an annual Halloween event in The Woodlands filled with frightful fun and recommended for ages 9 and up. “Forest of Phobias” is the theme this year, so be prepared to face your greatest fears as you make your way through this haunted trail at Bear Branch Park, 5310 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.
The trail is open from 8pm-10pm on Fridays, Oct. 23 and 30, and Saturdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Admission is $8 per person and tickets are sold until 9:30 pm.
Spooktacular Halloween Event at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting multiple Halloween-themed events during the month of October, including the Potteryland Studio Halloween special Oct. 6th and 7th and a Halloween themed workshop Oct. 30. The big event, Spooktacular, is on Halloween from 4-8 pm.
Considered the best Halloween event in The Woodlands for kids aged 7 and under, Spooktacular offers festival games, face painting, magic, experiments, treats and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes, and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost for members is $7, $9 for non-members, and $1 for adults. Details about these Halloween events at The Woodlands Children’s Museum are available online.
Other Halloween Events in The Woodlands
Among other Halloween events in The Woodlands is the 2nd Annual Jack-O-Lantern Challenge, held in conjunction with Concert in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 11. Enjoy an evening of jazz music by the Gary Michael Dahl Band and see if you can out-carve other participants in the Jack-O-Lantern Challenge. The free concert is from 5:30pm-7:30pm, with pumpkin carving beginning at 5:30pm and judging at 6:30pm during the concert intermission. Arrive early so you can sign up for the free Challenge at the Township tent. Pumpkins and supplies are provided while supplies last. This event is at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, in The Woodlands.
Trick or Treat Trail is another Halloween event in The Woodlands that features trick-or-treating, a costume contest, kids’ activities, games and more. Provided by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, this event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Town Green Park and along The Woodlands Waterway. Call The Woodlands CVB at 281-363-2447 or email email@example.com for additional information.
And, you won’t want to miss the return of Hocus Pocus Pops with the Houston Symphony Friday, Oct. 23rd at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Wear your costume and you might get a chance to go on stage during the concert! You could also take a tour of the haunted grounds by way of the Great Pumpkin Express. Get details, including times and ticket information, here.
Happy Halloween from your friends at J. Kyle Homes