Celebrate Halloween in Carrollton this October
Get in the spirit of All Hallows Eve in Carrollton with spooktacular events to satisfy both the bravest and the most timid trick-or-treater. ‘Tis the season for picking out pumpkins, watching scary movies, making some fun craft projects, and trick-or-treating for candy or a free book.
Perry Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City of Carrollton will usher in some free fall fun with the annual Perry Pumpkin Patch at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) with games, competition, and of course pumpkins. Feel free to wear a costume. Everyone is invited.
Folks can enjoy some old-fashioned games, take part in a petting zoo, capture a few photo opportunities, and even pick out their very own pumpkin. Pumpkin reservations are encouraged and are limited to one pumpkin per person. To register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow, go to the Community section, and type in the keyword Perry Pumpkin Patch. Be sure to bring an appetite and compete in the pie-eating contest, too. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events, facebook.com/perryhomesteadmuseum, or call 972-466-6381.
Ghost Town (If You Dare!)
Saturday, October 30, 4-7 p.m.
Ghost hunt on the Square and celebrate Halloween in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). Grab some candy, make a craft, and participate in a free mini-pumpkin giveaway. Most importantly, wear your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest. Contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Stick around for a showing of the classic Hocus Pocus (1993), PG at sunset. New kid in town, Max, struggles to fit in and inadvertently unleashes three, long dead but diabolical, witches on All Hallows Eve in Salem, Massachusetts. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.
Books for Treats
Sunday, October 31, 1-5 p.m.
Children ages 12 and under, wear a Halloween costume to Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) or Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road), and pick out a free book while supplies last. For more information or for other Library activities, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
For a full listing of upcoming City events, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar.