Scare tactics: Your guide to DFW Halloween attractions

Halloween by the numbers

Americans are set to spend more on Halloween this year than in recent years. But what are we spending $8.4 billion on? Music: Spooky Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a creative commons attribution.
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Americans are set to spend more on Halloween this year than in recent years. But what are we spending $8.4 billion on? Music: Spooky Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a creative commons attribution.

You don’t have to travel very far to either get frightened or simply get into the candy-eating, pumpkin-carving fall spirit in North Texas. Chances are there’s either a haunted-house attraction or autumnal festivity going on somewhere near you this week.

Here are some of the major events in DFW where you can get your howl on.

Tarrant County

After Dark in Sylvania Park 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth. 817-392-7640. Free.

Boo at the Zoo 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. 817-759-7555. Free with zoo admission. Kid-friendly event with treat stations, carnival games, animal shows.

Brick-or-Treat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. 877-818-1677. $21, free ages 2 & under. Includes Haunted Town Big Build (noon-5 p.m.), Pumpkin Trail, SCARE-venger hunt in Miniland and costume contests for kids.

Cutting Edge 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday & Saturday. 1701 E. Lancaster Ave. (at Interstates 30 and 35), Fort Worth. 817-348-8444. $29.95, $49.95 Speed Pass; $24.95 ages 10 & under, $44.95 kid’s Speed Pass. World’s Largest Haunted House. Service fee and credit cards accepted online; cash only at the door. $10 parking. Abandoned meatpacking plant houses 250,000-square-foot, multistory, multithemed haunt.

Dia de los Muertos Saturday. Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Free outdoor event to honor Day of the Dead with folkloric music, dance, pan de muerto, ofrendas and a drum procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Plaza. Art and food vendors, face painting. Artes de la Rosa will sell candles and T-shirts.

Fall Festival 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave., Fort Worth. 817-392-7613. Free.

Fright Fest Friday-Sunday. Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington. 817-530-6000. Fright Pass, unlimited admittance to the five haunted attractions only: $20. GA at the park with Fright Fest: $64.99, under 48 inches $49.99, 2 & under free. Roller coasters and haunted-house scares.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze Open daily through Monday. 3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine. 817-991-1052. $8, $5 children 12 and under.

Halloween Weekend at Arlington Skatium 7-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. 5515 S. Cooper St., Arlington. 817-784-6222. Glow skate event Friday, scavenger hunt Saturday afternoon, costume contest and candy grab Saturday evening, trick-or-treating Sunday.

Hangman’s House of Horrors 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday. 4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth. 817-336-4264. Tour includes four attractions. Plus, 19-acre property features live bands, food trucks, photos, festival activities, novelties and more.

Harvest Fest Carnival 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St., Fort Worth. 817-392-5992. Free.

Moxley Manor 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 8-10 p.m. Sunday & Monday. 510 Harwood Road, Bedford. Rain or shine; indoor attraction. $23; $30 Fast Pass. Credit cards accepted. Free paved parking.

Parents Night Out at River Legacy 5-9:30 p.m. Friday. River Legacy Parks, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. 817-860-6752, ext. 102 or 104. Hiking, mystery movie watching, kid-friendly Halloween fun. Pizza dinner and supplies, $25.

Pumpkin Party at Legal Draft Beer Co. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. 500 E. Division St., Arlington. 817-962-2210. Pumpkin carving and decorating, live music, food. Children welcome.

Saints and Sinners Oakwood Cemetery Tour 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sat and Sun 701 Grand Ave., Fort Worth. 817 625-5082. Guided walking tours and hear stories of “residents” such as rancher W.T. Waggoner and ‘30s actress Adrienne Ames. $10 adults, $5 students/children.

Senior Fright & Fun Party 10-11:30 a.m. Friday. 2015 Craig Hanking Drive, Arlington. 817-460-5009. $4. Breakfast snacks, prizes for the best costume and a DJ.

Treat Street in the Stockyards 6-8 p.m. Monday. 130 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth. 817-625-9715. Games, hayrides, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, costume contests. Free.

Trick or Tours and Halloween Tours at Globe Life Ballpark Trick or Tours: 4 & 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, noon & 2 p.m. Sunday. Haunted Tours: 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. 817-273-5099. Tour ballpark, plus crafts, stories, games and treats. $15 each child, $10 per adult; family discounts.

Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-392-8070. Free.

Dallas & Collin counties

Dark Hour Haunted House 7 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday. 701 Taylor Drive, Plano. 469-298-0556. $28; $50 Fast Pass; $35 Back Stage Tour; $75 VIP. Three shows: Dominion of the Dead, Coven Manor and Voodoo Vengeance.

Fall Halloween Block Party 5-7 p.m. Friday. Dalworth Recreation Center, 2012 Spikes St., Grand Prairie. Free.

Forest of Fear Dusk-10 p.m. Saturday. Loyd Park, 3401 Ragland Road, Grand Prairie. $10 per vehicle.

Halloween Community Carnival 5-7 p.m. Friday. Charley Taylor Recreation Center, 601 E. Grand Prairie Road, Grand Prairie. Free.

Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo 5-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 650 R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas. 469-554-7500. Family-friendly event with treat stations, pirate-themed animal show, bounce houses and games. $10, kids 2 and under free.

Reindeer Manor Halloween Park 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday & Monday. 410 Houston School Road., Red Oak. 214-399-6425. From $10. Three attractions: Reindeer Manor, 13th St. Morgue and Dungeon of Doom.

Slaughterhouse 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m-midnight Sunday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday. 1855 Wall St., Garland. 844-222-5800. $25-$40. Claims to be the longest-running haunted house in Dallas County.

Street ‘N Treat 7-9 p.m. Monday. Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St. Free.

Johnson County

Boo Bash 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Old Town Burleson. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat for free.

Texas Scaregrounds 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday. $20. 7829 E. Farm Road 917, Alvarado. Cash and credit cards accepted. Bring a canned food item for a local food bank and get $1 off. Panic’s Playground, featuring games, face painting and more, has no cover charge. The Doors Haunted House is a new walk-through haunted attraction. The Dark Carnival is a walk-through carnival in the spirit of the freak shows of the past.

Denton County

Dan’s Haunted House 8-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas. 972-821-9154. $20. Journey into Japanese culture and folklore. “Ancient Fear Rising” theme with samurai, spirits, ghosts and demons. Anyone named “Dan” or variation (Danny, Daniel, Danielle) gets in free with ID.

The Dark Path Haunt 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Sunday. 2695 Old Alton Road, Denton. $20, cash only. Final Fight Laser Tag zombie. 6-acre outdoor haunt with a path that takes you through the frightening forest area behind the Swisher Courts facility along Lake Dallas.

The Parker House Haunted Attraction 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday & Monday. 8550 W. University Drive, Denton. 469-556-3475. $25, $40 fast scare pass. Based on the story of the Parker House, which, back in the ’40s, was used for family wakes and later became a front for black-market human organs.

Ellis & Kaufman counties

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday. 2511 Farm Road 66, Waxahachie. 972-938-3247. $27 online, $30 at the door. Three haunted houses, CarnEvil clown maze and zombie wasteland.

Tayman Graveyard Haunted Theme Park 8 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday, 8-11 p.m. Sunday. 4721 Cecillia St., Midlothian. $25. Check website for special theme nights. Revamped from the old Addamsville Terror Complex, park features an abandoned gold mine with dark tunnels and mazelike features.

Thrillvania Haunted House Park 7 p.m.-midnight Friday, 8-10 p.m. Saturday. 2330 County Road 138, Terrell. $29.95, ages 10 and under $14.95; Adult Speed Pass $39.95, Child Speed Pass $24.95. $5 parking. Combo tickets available; discounts online. Four haunted attractions.

Hood County

GranScary 8-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Hood County Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court, Granbury. $10. Ticket includes haunted house and cemetery tour. Benefits Christmas for Children.