Ready to get creeped out in Cowtown? From boo at the zoo to a historical look at haunted houses, you may get a little boo scared out of you. Here are some of the spooks and haunts not to miss this October (and November) in Fort Worth. 
 

Ongoing Haunts & Spooks

Haunted House - Hangman’s House of Horrors
Take the older kids to Hangman’s House of Horror’s for a choice of three different experiences: “Hangman’s House,” “Zombie Outbreak,” or “No Place Like Home.” After your tour, stick around to enjoy games, music and food trucks. Rest easy knowing that the net proceeds go to support the local chapters of the American Cancer Society, A Wish with Wings, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, Victory Therapy Center and Safe Haven charities. Spooky encounters run through November 4. Get the details.

Haunted Terror Inside
Kitchen, Terror on the Fox, Green Bay, WI, Misty Keasler, 2016
 

Haunt - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
If you love haunted houses, like really love them, this spooky exhibition will be right up your alley. Thirteen themed haunted houses from across America make up the 40+ images in photographer Misty Keasler’s Haunt on display at the Modern Art Museum. Some feature only the facade, while others include gory details and props. Be prepared to be spooked! Exhibit runs through November 26. Get the details.


Special Events & Spooks

Say Boo -  Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Decorate for the holiday with the kids at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Thursday, October 12, 6-7 p.m. Your little ones will be able to create Spooky Mummy votive lights for Halloween. While you’re there, let them run around in one of the many gardens to see all the fall foliage. Get the details.

Botanic Gardens

Ick Fest - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
This one is for you, mom and dad! Celebrate the ickiest day on calendar, Friday the 13th, at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History! Discover the gross (anatomy) and fascinating sciences at IckFest. Check out real human organs, try making fake wounds with special effects makeup and play trivia. You are invited to wear costumes (no masks please) and enjoy music, food and strange brews! Get the details.

Annual Fort Worth Ghost Tour - Acre Distillery
Dive into Fort Worth's haunted past aboard the only ghost bus tour in the city. Departing from Acre Distillery, a signature ghost tour cocktail may be added to your tour ticket; however, if liquor isn't your thing, then simply jump aboard the bus to learn all about the ghosts and legends from long ago. Tours run every Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and  9 p.m. Get the details.

Trails and Treats - Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Learn about some of the region's misunderstood animals at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge’s Trails and Treats on Thursday, October 26. This free event includes lots the fun and organizers encourage participants to wear a costume. Games and treats will be available. Get the details.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo - Fort Worth Zoo
Carve out some time the last weekend of October to explore the Fort Worth Zoo in a way the kids will not soon forget. Boo at the Zoo is a trick-or-treaters haven as treat stations, carnival games and more are setup throughout the complex. Costumes are welcome and Halloween activities are included with general admission. Get the details. (This event continues occurs October 27, 28 & 29.)

Boo Bash - Crockett Row at West 7th
Spend the evening trick-or-treating with your kids with the merchants of Crockett Row at West 7th. This free and safe event will feature a costume contest and runs from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Get the details.

Dia de los Muertos Festival - Artes de la Rosa 
Immerse yourself in the culture-rich celebration known as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center will honor those who have passed on with a free festival on October 28, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Rose Marine Theater. Guests will enjoy live folkloric/opera/mariachi music, ballet folklorico, dance, theatrical performances, pan de muertos, art and food vendors and much more. Get the details.

Treat Street

Halloween Day

Treat Street - Fort Worth Stockyards
Trick-or-treat in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on the evening of Tuesday, October 31. Enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, hayrides and lots of free, family fun! Get the details.

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