Things to do on Halloween this year…

Houston Ghost Tour
Do you dare to dive into the paranormal? Houston Ghost Tour guides you through Hermann Park, recalling the history of the civil war cemetery that once laid underneath the park and other stories. The company also offers ghost tours of Old Town Spring, Humble and Tomball, as well as family friendly and R-rated tours.

Ghost Tours of Texas
Step through the shadows, gather your courage, and discover chilling and ghastly tales of murder, revenge, passion, heartache and breath-taking history! Ghost Tours of Texas in Galveston takes you on a fascinating walking tour of the historic and haunted Silk Stocking district, starting at the famous Broadway mansion, Ashton Villa.

Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston
For nearly 15 years, Dash Beardsley (“the Ghost Man of Galveston”) has used his knowledge of the coastal community to take guests on one of six different tours of Galveston Island, including the original two-hour walking tour, the Restless Spirits Tour and the Secret Society Cemetery Tour.

Not a fan of the ghosts and the ghouls? Check out Houston’s family friendly attractions and events.

Boo on the Boardwalk
Oct. 6-31, 2017
For the entire month of October, families can enjoy an array of Halloween themed activities at Boo on the Boardwalk in Kemah. Brave souls who dare, may want to take a stroll to the dark side at the Dungeon of Doom Haunted House. For the little ones, the Little Boo Haunted Fun House offers tons of spooky fun. Other attractions include pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, and costume contests.

Halloween Monster Mayhem
Oct. 10-31, 2017
For three weeks in October, the Children’s Museum of Houston unleashes monstrous mayhem as it transforms into the Monsters’ Museum of Houston. We dare you to witness how monsters have rummaged, scoured, combed, and turned the Museum upside down to make room for their monster lairs. Don’t miss the grand finale Monster Mash Bash, which includes a Thriller Dance Party for the kiddos.

Picking the perfect pumpkin can be quite a task. Luckily, Houston is packed with patches all over the city. Try Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, Dewberry Farm, Blessington Farms, or Oil Ranch for prime pumpkin picking, hay rides and other activities. Searching for the perfect costume? Be sure and stop by Frankel’s Costume Co.– a Houston staple for Halloween fashion.

Looking for an adrenaline rush or just want to get into the “spirit” of the season, check out these haunted houses.

Houston Scream Fest

Houston Scream Fest
Thursdays through Sundays in October, and Oct. 30 and 31
The Houston Scream Fest is more than a haunted house; it’s a month long festival. Shoot at walking dead zombies with paintball markers, try to escape the asylum, scream your way through the castle of doom, and more. Also enjoy live music and freak show performances.

Sep. 29-Nov. 4, 2017
Named the best haunted house in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press, Screamworld contains five terrifying attractions: The Maze of Maniacs, the Haunted Hotel, the Edge of Darkness, Jake’s Slaughterhouse, and the Zombie Graveyard. Screamworld is open Thursday to Sundays in October. Only go if you dare.

Haunted Trails
Oct. 6-31, 2017
Walk the trails of Houston’s most thrilling outdoor attraction. Haunted Trails features detailed sets, zombies, clowns and other creeps—body parts, creepy crawlers and more. Find out what lurks beyond the trees every weekend in October.

Houston Terror Dome
Thursdays and Weekends, Sep. 30 – Oct. 31, 2017
In its opening year, The Houston Chronicle billed the Terror Dome the “Scariest Haunted House In Houston.” Get ready to scream your way out — if you make it that far. With new effects, rooms, and actors this year, Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger.

Nightmare on the Bayou
Weekends, Sept. 29-Nov. 4, 2017
Located directly beside Houston’s oldest graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou is the only attraction that is haunted by real ghosts. Aside from possible ghost sightings, the merciless actors torment visitors from beginning to end, while the rooms, monsters, and mayhem will have you running for the exit.