Growing up, Halloween gave me a high expectation that has stayed with me in my adult life: the joy of freebies! I love trying those delicious samples at the grocery store. And as a mom, I now get to pass on the joy of grabbing freebies to my child. No time of year is better for it thank Halloween! Check out our list of trick or treat events taking place in and around San Antonio this October, and be sure to let us know if any are missing.
Texas Pumpkin Fest | 8760 FM 2243, Leander
Besides a ridiculous number of pumpkins and gourds, head to the Texas Pumpkin Fest to: enjoy a variety of rides and games; get spooked in the tent of terror by animatronics, monsters and zombies; race down the 65’ super slide; blow the whistle on one of the kiddie trains; get dizzy in the giant pumpkin spinner; fly high in the sky on the ferris wheel; turn into a pirate on the pirate ship; get your face painted as a superhero or princess; and get lost in the hay maze. There’s so much to enjoy!
Runs Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.- Closed Mondays Except Columbus Day
Zoo Boo | San Antonio Zoo
Running through October 31, Zoo Boo features a robust schedule of fun for the whole family. Candy is handed out Sunday – Friday 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Latched Littles Costume Contest | Latched Support- Walzem
Latched Littles come together to learn through play-based educational fun. Every family that joins the fun will receive a toddler essential bag, book and a snack! Happening 11:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m.” **Must be have a child 36 months of age or under to attend.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Pumpkins and Bumpkins | The Weighted Plate
Enjoy a family pumpkin carving party and pie in the face event.
Hocus Pocus 2023 | Victoria Black Swan Inn
Live music and vibes to celebrate all things spooky. An event for those 21 and older!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
Fall Festival | Helton Nature Park, Floresville
Live music and family activities 9 am – 2pm. Registrations are open for bake off and car show.
Trunk or Treat | 8130 Challenger Drive, San Antonio
Dress up in your scariest costume and bring your family and friends along for an evening filled with treats, games, and ghoulish delights. Starting at 5pm. Hosted by the Bad Moms of San Antonio, Tristarr, and Cabrara Funeral Home
Bootanica | San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Botanical themed activities with dress up encouraged.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat Fall Festival | Autism Treatment Center
Festival attendees will be able to participate in an array of activities such as the hay maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and checking out the decorated trunks and collecting treats.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
Trunk or Treat | University United Methodist Church
Everyone is invited to Trunk or Treat at University United Methodist on Friday, October 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the North Campus Parking lot. This event is open to the whole church and surrounding community. If you would like to host a trunk, register online at the link below. Costumes and trunk decorations are encouraged but not required.
Latched Trunk or Treat | Cross Roads Church, 8102 Midcrown Dr., 78239
Join Latched Support for lots of candy, a best trunk contest, and more. This event is a free outdoor event and safe for all families. Happening 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Day of the Dead River Parade | San Antonio River
River parade 7-8:30 pm.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Trunk or Treat | 1602 Thousand Oaks Dr, San Antonio
Kicks off at 2pm at the Pumpkin Patch!
Boerne’s Trick or Treat Trail | Hill Country Mile, 100 Main Street, Boerne
Trick or treat all day long in and around the Hill Country Mile! Kids and adults are welcome to dress up and fill their candy buckets while leisurely shopping and strolling through historic downtown Boerne, from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos | Hemisfair
Día de los Muertos brings back its unique mix of community altars, live music, art vendors and workshops in a free, family-friendly, two-day event. Popularly known at Muertos Fest, this beloved San Antonio event is one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Find out more on the website.
Fall Festival | Oak Hills Community Church, Floresville
This free event has food, games, and hay rides, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Carvana Trunk or Treat | 5435 N Loop 1604 W
Join us from 4-7 pm for a spooky good time!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Old West Trunk or Treat | 701 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City
“Put on yer boots, grab yer cowboy hats, and saddle on up to the church at 2pm for a hootin’ and hollerin’ Family Experience that’ll lasso the whole family! Then git on out to the Old West trunk or treat in the parking lot and mosey on over to all of our themed trunks for treats, trunkets, and games. You’ll rope yerself a whole passel of candy!”
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Fest | San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Live music, meeting animals, and lots of magic for the whole family. Tickets start at $40.
Dia de los Muertos | Hemisfair
Día de los Muertos brings back its unique mix of community altars, live music, art vendors and workshops in a free, family-friendly, two-day event. Popularly known at Muertos Fest, this beloved San Antonio event is one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States.
Fall Family Fun Fest | Churchill Baptist Church
Games, candy, and bounce houses. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat | University Baptist Church
We are excited to host our 2nd annual Trunk or Treat! Join us on Sunday, October 29th, from 5-6:30pm for our kid friendly event with FREE candy, fun and games! We can’t wait to see you and your friends! No scary costumes please!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Trick or Treat in the Garden | San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Candy in the garden until close!
Be sure to check out our Pumpkin Patch post to see what events they may be hosting for Trick or Treaters!