Variety of Halloween Activities Available to You in East Texas | Culture & Leisure

With Halloween just around the corner, kids and adults alike will step out in their favorite costumes in hopes of spooky fun treats and spooky adventures.

And with many festivals, haunted houses and other eerie activities taking place in East Texas, ghosts, princesses, clowns, superheroes and other costumed characters are sure to be entertained.

Check out these Halloween activities and events:

Fall Festival and 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: .

Halloween movies in the garden, hosted by the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department, Friday at 7 p.m., Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive. Participants are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. Movie: “Hotel Transylvania”. Admission fee. Information:

Trick or Treat on College Street, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, LeTourneau University Campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. The annual fall festival offers a ride experience with sweets and treats. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Admission fee.

Halloween Fright Fest concert under the stars, featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Kokomo Theater, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. A free film follows the concert: “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”, with Richard Carlson and Julie Adams. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at For further information: (903) 918 2132,

“Halloween Choral Spooktacular,” 7:00 p.m. Friday, Baptist Student Ministries Building, Kilgore College Campus. Performances will include “scary” music from Kilgore College choirs. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween attire. Admission fee. Information: .

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 entertainment and games. Tickets: $16.50 adults, $12.50 children 3-12, $14.50 seniors. Information: .

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 fee. Information:

candy ride, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Longview Mall, 3500 McCann Road. Gives families a fun and interactive place where kids can show off their costumes and do tricks.

Trunk or treat, presented by CASA of Harrison County, Saturday 5-7 p.m., Telegraph Park, Downtown Marshall. Includes best decorated car contest, cotton candy, popcorn, vendors, face paint. Information: .

Fall Festival “Too Cute to Scare”, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd., S., Marshall. Includes games, gifts, tricks or treats. No cost. Information: .

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: .

Kil-GORE Horror Film Festival

The Kil-GORE Horror Film Festival continues from Friday to Saturday in the Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus.

“Kil-GORE Horror Film Festival”, Dodson Auditorium, Kilgore College Campus. Admission: $6 for a single movie pass; $4 for a single film pass for Kilgore College students. Films: “Zombieland”, Friday at 6 p.m.; “The Madmen,” 8 p.m. Friday; “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 4 p.m. Saturday; “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” 8 p.m. Saturday. Information:

Shady Ladies Dancing Witches, 6:30 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.

Trick-or-Treat of Historic Kilgore Town Center, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. Includes thousands of candies distributed by community organizations and downtown merchants and photo ops throughout the event. Information:

Trick-or-Treat of Historic Kilgore Town Center

Miles McNew, 3, and his brother Jacob, 5, attend Kilgore’s historic town center Trick-or-Treat event on October 31, 2020, where town center merchants are giving out Halloween sweets.

Trunk-or-Treat, hosted by Special Health Resources, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Longview Women’s and Children’s Health Center, 402 N. 7th St. Includes an evening of games, prizes, candy and fun. Information: .

autumn festival, 6-8 p.m. Friday, The Hamptons of Tyler Senior Living, 4250 Old Omen Road, Tyler. The event includes a candy parade, sweets, games and music. Hot dogs will be available for $5 and Big Foot Ice Shack will be on hand to sell snow cones. Information: .

‘Tent’-or-treat at the Whitehouse Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Whitehouse Farmers Market, 109 E. Main St. Whitehouse. The market will include spooky stuff in tents around the market, as well as face painting, activities for kids and a bouncy house. Information:

haunted houses:

Graystone Haunted Mansion, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 13481 FM 986 W., Longview. Attractions include the Mansion, Oak Raven Cemetery, Time Labyrinth, Karnival of Karnage, and Spooky Woods. Tickets: $25 general admission, $35 VIP, $5 halfway. Information: .

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, 1228 Market St., Longview. Attractions include Mine of Mystery and Fright Show Museum. Tickets: $20 general admission, $25 VIP. Information and schedules: .

Khao’s World, 7 p.m. Friday-Monday, 816 E. Oakwood St., Tyler. Attractions include Nightmares on Oakwood Street and Karnevil’s Revenge. Tickets: general admission $20, VIP fast pass $30. Information: .

● Corpse Grove Haunted Trail, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, 15972 Texas 64 E., Tyler. Attractions include House of the Broken and The Wicked Playground. Tickets: Adults, $15 for main haunt, $20 for both haunts; children up to 12 years old, $7.50 for the main den, $10 for a den. Information:

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