Katy Celebrates October

| October 1, 2015

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Ah Autumn! Thank you for your cooler temperatures and pumpkin and other vegetable harvests. Residents of Katy and Fulshear are geared up to celebrate with pumpkin patches, pet events and fun for all ages.


Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk And Costume Contest

Saturday, Oct. 17, 8-11 a.m.   23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy 77494

Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Dedicated volunteers with CAP – Citizens for Animal Protection, a local Houston-area animal shelter and nonprofit organization – hold this pet-friendly event, which is one of its biggest annual fundraising events. The Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk is a lively event, as hundreds of registered pet owners participate, demonstrating their love for their four-legged friends. Fam­ilies and their pets enjoy a variety of activities including the costume contest, door prizes and other giveaways! All proceeds collected go directly towards orphaned animals staying at CAP, waiting for a home and a chance to live a better life.

The first 200 Registrants will receive a free T-shirt, goodie bag and one night of boarding at Rover Oaks Pet Resort. For more information, call 281-497-0591 or visit cap4pets.org.



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Fall Fest

Friday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.

(Visit the website crosspt.org\events before the event; the starting

time may change to 6:30 p.m.)

Cross Pointe Community Church

700 S Westgreen Blvd., Katy, 77450

Bring your lawn chairs and hang out on the front field at this family friendly celebration that will feature an outdoor movie, carnival rides, lots of food and more. Children can participate in “Trunk or Treat” to collect candy in the parking lot.


Seven Lakes High School Pumpkin Patch Fest

Saturday. Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9251 S. Fry Rd., Katy 77494

This annual festival organized by the Seven Lakes Orchestra Parent Association includes the pumpkin patch and lots of activities including a hayride, food, games and prizes, face painting, moonwalks and other inflatables, and for the first time this year a pumpkin launcher will send those orange orbs flying high! Admission is free, the cost of specific events is $1.

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Redrum Haunt Experience

For a truly terrifying experience, check out RedRum in Richmond, the three-part Halloween fright fest. The contagion attraction at RedRum is an outdoor laser tag experience that will test your bravery against hostile, disease-infected foes. The Twisted Circus is a horrifying freak show like no other circus you have ever seen. Deadwood Asylum is a gruesome institutional facility possessed by an unnerving demonic energy. RedRum will operate from Oct. 2 to Nov. 1.



Katy Mills Mall Boo Bash

Saturday,October 31, 5-7 p.m.

5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy 77494

This annual safe Halloween event at the mall features fun activities for all ages. Trick-or-treat store participation lists will be available at Guest Services. Get updated details by calling 281-644-5015 .


Spooktacular Halloween

Monday,October 5, 9:30 a.m.

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy 77494

The first event of the hallowed Halloween season is for the youngsters. As part of the fun with Mondays with Mommy presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, children ages infant to 5 years are invited to attend in their spookiest costumes. Educational activities, crafts, and music are part of the entertainment.


Ghost Tours Of Historic Richmond

If ghoul hunting is your cup of tea, catch a ghost tour of the city of Rich­mond historic district. This walking tour includes stops along Morton Street, the old jail, and a hunt for the spirit of Deaf Smith, one of Sam Houston’s scouts during the Texas War for Independence. Tours will take place select Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 11 through Nov. 1. texastourconnection.com


Ghosts & Grub

On Halloween night, the George Ranch Historical Park invites adults and children ages 12 and older for dinner and a spooky tour around the park. Guests will enjoy a delightful dinner at the 1830s log cabin where they will learn about Richmond’s very own local headless horseman story. After dinner, guests will take a candlelight walking tour of the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home, the 1890s Davis Mansion and the 1930s George Cattle Complex to hear ghost stories from the past. This tour will involve more than a mile of walking. Reservations required and tickets are non-refundable. georgeranch.org



October 31, 9 a.m. to Noon

City of Katy Dog Park.

5414 Franz Rd., Katy 77493

Another pet-friendly event is the City of Katy’s Howl-A-Ween. Your four-legged friend can come dressed for a frightful fun time. The highlight of the event is the costume contest, but other fun and games will be plentiful. The cost of admission is one bag or can of dog food per dog, which will be donated to a local shelter.


All Hallow’s Day At The Park

Visit the George Ranch Historical Park on Halloween day for All Hallows Day at the Park. Learn about how Halloween was celebrated over the past 100 years with fun historic games and activities, ghoulish ghost stories, a Halloween promenade and costume contest, trick AND treating, and an exciting scavenger hunt around the Park. The event is free with general admission. georgeranch.org


Eerie Lectures And Tours At Fort Bend Museum

Stop by the Fort Bend Museum on October 2 for lectures on Spooks, Spectrals and Spirits; and Mourning Traditions and Graveyard Symb­olism. Then, check back on Oct. 29 and 30 for the All Hallows Eve house tour or the Museum ghost tour. fortbendmuseum.org


A Classical “Hauntcert”

One of the more cultured events this season will be the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s spooky Hauntcert. Take the family in costume to Sugar Land Town Square on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. to chill out with live seasonal music from the orchestra. The evening will start with a trunk or treat event for the kids and there will be a costume parade during the intermission. Conductor Dominique Røyem will lead the costumed musicians as they perform popular Halloween favorites, classics, and even songs from video games. Included on the program are Michael Jackson’s Thriller, In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Phantom of the Opera, the theme from Star Wars and more. The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra is a full-size volunteer ensemble, complete with brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. The concert is free of charge. fbso.org


fulshear scarecrow festival cross creek ranch

The Fulshear Scarecrow Festival returns and this year’s theme is “Decades.”

Fulshear Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch

Cross Creek Bend Ln.,

Fulshear 77441

Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual Fulshear Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch features a scarecrow contest and fall celebration that benefits Arts Fulshear. Besides the collection of full-size scarecrows, families will enjoy live music, a carnival, food trucks, apple bobbing, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. Students from Huggins Elementary, Randolph Elementary and Simon­ton Christian Academy schools will provide music and entertainment.  Admission to the festival is free and open to the
public. All-day carnival tickets are $5 per person. crosscreektexas.com

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