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Where to Trick or Treat in Austin for Halloween 2016

Posted on October 25, 2016 | by


The “witching hour” is drawing near, and little ghosts and goblins will soon fill the streets. If you’re still wondering what to do this Halloween, you’re in luck: Austin has plenty of activities that are anything but “boo-ring.” To help you choose, we’ve put together a list of fun 2016 Halloween events and activities in Austin.

Shake things up with a special event

If trick or treating feels a little passé, check out one of these Halloween happenings in the neighborhood:

For the wee ones:

If you have kiddos aged 3-7 who’d love to whip up some of their own spooky treats, you’ll want to check out the Bewitching Halloween Party at Patricia’s table. Kids can decorate witch hats and enjoy sweet and savory festive treats. Sessions are available on both October 28th and 29th.

Bonus: This event is 90 minutes of supervised fun, making it the perfect opportunity to run to the store and stock up on your trick or treating supplies.

Kids of all ages

No matter the age, you and your kids will have a blast at Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek. This fall festival has it all: 5 acres of candy booths, carnival games, petting zoo, bounce houses, and more! Stop by between 5 – 10 PM on Friday, October 28th.

Calling all dog lovers

Does the idea of spending an afternoon with pugs make your tail wag? Then grab the kids and your pup to hit up the 14th Annual Great PUGkin Fest! This yearly event benefits Pug Rescue of Austin and offers plenty of fun, including a costume contest, raffle prizes, and food and gift vendors.

Stick with tradition & check out the best trick or treating ‘hoods

For some, Halloween wouldn’t be complete without door-to-door trick or treating. We’ve put together some of our favorite neighborhoods that are family-friendly, walkable, and have the most Halloween participants (meaning more candy for you to sneak when the kids go to bed!).

  • Clarksville: this historic district in Austin is located west of downtown and has a number of beautiful, historic homes that make a perfect trick or treating backdrop.
  • Tarrytown: with a reputation for spooky displays and friendly residents, this neighborhood is a must-visit on Halloween night.
  • Allandale & Crestview: these neighborhoods are family-friendly and have a strong walking/biking culture, making them a safe spot for wee ones.

Wherever you find yourself, we wish you a happy, fun, and safe Halloween!