Safe, Scare-free Fun: “Trunk-or-Treat” Events In and Around San Antonio

Fall is here, and the time to visit pumpkin patches has begun. But Halloween is also quickly approaching, and it’s never too early to start making plans. If you’re looking for a safe place where your kids can enjoy some scare-free fun, check out this list of “trunk-or-treat” events happening in and around San Antonio.

October 13–19

TrUnK oR tReAt for the YMCA, Friday, October 18, 6:00–8:00 P.M. at YMCA (3122 Roosevelt San Antonio, TX 78214) | FREE!
Volkswagen Owners of San Antonio & South Central Texas are sponsoring this YMCA Trunk-or-Treat and invite those who have a Vdubs to decorate it, wear a costume, and hand out some candy, or simply have fun alongside the kids.

Trunk-or-Treat by Realty ONE Group Emerald, Saturday, October 19, 4:00–6:00 P.M. at Realty ONE Group Emerald (105 Galleria Fair, San Antonio, TX 78232) | FREE!
Realty ONE Group Emerald presents its first annual Trunk-or-Treat!

Trunk-or-Treat by UIW Eye Institute, Saturday, October 19, 6:00–8:00 P.M. at UIW Eye Institute (9725 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229) | FREE!
UIW is inviting the public to a Trunk-or-Treat event! The first 50 kids get a free trick-or-treat bag. Games, music, and snacks during the family-friendly event. Please keep decorations and costumes kid-friendly.

October 20–26

Trunk or Treat by Brooks Lone Star Academy, Friday, October 25, 5:00–6:00 P.M. at Brooks Lone Star Academy (25 Burwood Ln., San Antonio, TX 78216) | FREE!
Join Brooks Lone Star Academy for its first community-wide “Trunk-or-Treat.”

1st Annual Latched Trunk or Treat, Friday, October 25, 5:00–7:00 P.M. at Crossroads Church (8102 Midcrown Dr., San Antonio, TX 78239) | FREE!
Join Latched Support for lots of candy, a best trunk contest, and more!

10th Annual Trunk-r-Treat, Saturday, October 26, 7:00–9:00 P.M. at Wonderland of the Americas (4522 Fredericksburg Rd., Balcones Heights, TX 78201) | FREE!
In the 10th edition of the Annual Alamo City LX Modern Mopar Trunk-r-Treat, there will be scary fun and a costume contest for children ages 9 and under.

Trunk-or-Treat by City of Schertz, Saturday, October 26, 5:00–8:00 P.M. at Pickrell Park (703 Oak St., Schertz, TX 78154) | FREE!
Hosted by Schertz Fire Rescue, in partnership with the City of Schertz and the Schertz Family YMCA, this Trunk-or-Treat event offers sweet treats for participants and games and activities like a hayride and walk through a haunted bus.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Market, Saturday, October 26, 3:00–8:00 P.M. at Travis Park (301 E. Travis St., San Antonio, TX 78205) | FREE!
Local businesses will provide Halloween fun for the community, including treats, shopping, food, and games.

CPD Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 26, 5:00 P.M. at Converse North Park (8201 Spring Town St., Converse, TX 78109) | FREE!
This event represents a good opportunity for the kids to get candy and goodies and have some Halloween fun! The Converse Parks and Recreation Commission will have a movie in the park after the event (once it is dark enough).

Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 26, 4:00 P.M. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, School, and Childcare (6914 Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240) | FREE!
The event will take place in the upper church parking lot. Trunks will be open, and participants will be passing out treats to children. There will be a puppet show presented for all to enjoy as well as a photo area!

Trick-or-Treatin’ in the TREES at Devine Acres Farm, Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 12:30–3:30 P.M. at Devine Acres Farm (944 FM 2200 W., Devine, TX 78016) | Visit website for pricing details.
Kids up to age 12 in FULL costume can go trick-or-treatin’ in the Christmas trees and enjoy several other activities the farm has to offer.

Trunk-or-Treat at Helotes Hills UMC, Sunday, October 27, 5:00–7:00 P.M. at Helotes Hills United Methodist Church (13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes, TX 78023) | FREE!
Get ready for an evening of spooky fun for this joint event between Helotes Hills United Methodist Church and Forest Hills Presbyterian Church that will include a food tent, carnival-type games, and plenty of trunk-or-treat opportunities for little ones. Costumes are encouraged, but please keep them on the “fun” rather than “fright” side.

PRIDE Families: Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat, Sunday, October 27, 2:00–4:00 P.M. at The Center—Pride Center San Antonio (1303 McCullough Ave., Ste. 160, San Antonio, TX 78212) | FREE!
The 7th Annual LGBTQ+ Family Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat celebrates the diversity of our city and promises a fun and free event for all types of families.

Halloween Week: October 27–November 2

2nd Annual San Antonio Trunk-or-Treat, Wednesday, October 30, 5:00–8:00 P.M. at Carvana (5435 N. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX 78249) | FREE!
Carvana’s Car Vending Machine is doing its second annual Trunk-or-Treat event and is hoping to see some decorated cars. They also promise on their website to have a spooky night full of fun, sweet treats, and amazing costumes.

Trunk-or-Treat by First Assembly of God, Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God (13435 West Ave., San Antonio, TX 78216) | FREE!
This annual Trunk-or-Treat event will have FREE candy, games, food, and music!

1st Annual Trunk-or-Treat by Helen’s Project, Thursday, October 31, 5:00–11:00 P.M. at 1850 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78202 | FREE!
Described as a “fun night of free candy, games, and fun.” Perfect for safe fun on Halloween night!

Jordan Ford’s Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat, Thursday, October 31, 5:00 P.M. at Jordan Ford (13010 IH 35 N., Live Oak, TX 78233) | FREE!
The Jordan Ford Family invites all to a family-friendly Halloween event with spooktakularly decorated vehicles, face painting, a costume contest, and a trunk decorating contest.

Annual Trunk-or-Treat at Resurrection UMC, Thursday, October 31, 5:00–7:00 P.M. at Resurrection United Methodist Church (7709 Knowlton Rd., San Antonio, TX 78263) | FREE!
Resurrection UMC offers a safe Halloween Trunk-or-Treat with a bounce slide, popcorn, and their famous “Cupcake Walk.”

ACC Trunk or Treat 2019, Thursday, October 31, 6:00–8:30 P.M. at Kids Crossing (6500 IH-35 N, San Antonio, TX 78218) | FREE!
Candy, music, fun, and food can be found at this family-friendly Halloween event.

Windcrest PD Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular, Thursday, October 31, 6:00–9:00 P.M. at Windcrest Fire Department (8601 Midcrown Dr., Windcrest, TX 78239) | FREE!
The 7th annual WPD Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular will take place on Halloween night. Windcrest PD will have patrol cars loaded with candy for all trick-or-treaters, and the Windcrest Fire Department will set up a haunted house in the fire bay. The City will have special Halloween movie screening outside the haunted house.

Halloween Family Night in Live Oak, Thursday, October 31, 6:00–8:00 P.M. at Live Oak Fire Station (8001 Shin Oak Dr., Live Oak, TX 78233) | FREE!
The Live Oak community will feature carnival games, rides, and a costume contest to celebrate Halloween night.

Halloween Boil and Brew Presented by Big TX Fun, Thursday, October 31, 6:00–11:00 P.M. at Retama Park (1 Retama Parkway, Selma, TX 78154) | Tickets: $6–$20
Admission to Retama Park’s “Halloween Boil and Brew” is $6 for entry into the onsite festival. Admission tickets are valid from 10/31–11/10. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 if purchased in advance online and $25 onsite. Wristbands are valid from 10/31–11/10.
Parking is $5.

Born and raised in the north part of Mexico, Aidée is a mom of two boys who considers San Antonio a great place to raise kids, even though all her family lives on the other side of the border. She speaks only Español at home and tries to teach her boys about their heritage, learning as well about American traditions and having fun adapting to both cultures. Favorite Restaurant: Palenque Grill Favorite Landmark: Mission San Jose Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Rodeo