Here is a list of the Halloween and Fall Festival events which have been submitted to The Malakoff News.
Halloween at the Hatchery
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will host the annual Halloween at the Hatchery the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27.
Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy, and the center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.
The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is expected to attract about 3,000 people. No one will be admitted before 6:00 p.m., and no pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission is $1 per person; proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Room of Henderson County, Henderson County Humane Society and the East Texas Crisis Center.
Halloween at the Hatchery is TFFC’s way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for local causes.
The Anglers Pavilion will be the site of a fright-free area featuring prize and game booths for small children. Parents wishing to visit this area should park in the overflow parking lot on Peninsula Point Road and enter through Gate C.
Decorations for the event are made possible by sponsor donations, and local businesses and organizations provide candy and hand it out to visitors. Sponsors at press time included: The Vault; Athens Steel Building; The Realty Crew; Southside Bank; Dallas Manufacturing; KCKL; Red Hat Rentals; Republican Party of Henderson County; Island Tans; Wulf Outdoor Sports; Dr. Stuart Spitzer for State Representative; Heritage Land Bank; Walgreen’s; TVEC; Texas Farm Bureau; FutureMatrix Interventional; Brookshire’s; Citizens National Bank; Nelson-Putman Propane; First State Bank; and Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership.
Payne Springs ‘Woods of Terror’
The 8th annual Payne Springs Fire Rescue “Woods of Terror,” a haunted hayride, will be held Oct. 28-29 starting at dusk for only $5. This is the last weekend. Lots of fun.
CR Haunted House
There will be a haunted house at the old hospital in Athens Oct. 29-30. The haunted house will be open on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight and on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $5. The event benefits the CRISD Bobcat Band, Athletic Boosters, and Senior Bash.
PBC Fall Festival
Providence Baptist Church, 1016 Church Road in Tool, is having its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s all free and includes hamburger/hot dog supper, hay rides, fantastic door prizes from area merchants; lots of candy for the kids, cake walk and many other fun games for the whole family. For information call the church at 903-432-3238.
FBC Fall Festival
FBC Malakoff is inviting all children in the community to Fall Festival on Oct. 31.
“We are extremely excited to be hosting the Fall Festival, and have expanded to host even more children than last year,” said Kasey Holt, Children’s Minister at FBC. Last year’s event provided a safe experience for over 1,200 children and families in the area.
Fall Festival will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. on the parking lot of FBC Malakoff. Fall Festival will provide many carnival games, booths, inflatables, hayrides, hotdogs, door prizes and lots of candy!
“This is a great opportunity for FBC to love on the entire community and offer a free & safe alternative for October 31st,” said Holt.
More information is available on FBC’s website, firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 903-489-0228.
The residents of Cardinal Hall – the newly opened residential hall at Trinity Valley Community College – will be hosting Cardinal Halloween from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31. The trick-or-treat event is free of charge and open to kids age 12 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cardinal Hall is located at the intersection of Dean Street and Farm-to-Market Road 2494 on the TVCC-Athens campus.
Liberty Baptist in GBC Fall Festival
Liberty Baptist Church (behind Dallas Eye Associates) will be holding its Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Completely free! Food, drinks, prizes, candy. Games. Black light puppet show! Come join us!
CCL Chamber Trick or Treat
The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Trick or Treat at the Mabank Pavilion Oct. 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Businesses that want to hand out candy can come set up, free of charge and on a first come, first served, basis. Bring your own tables, chairs, decorations and LOTS of candy! This event is sponsored by the Mabank Chapter of CCLACC.